The 5 Dos and Don’ts of Corporate Holiday Gifting

Did you know there is an art to gifting? If you don’t see it as such, you may not be gifting in a way that resonates with your recipients. Gifting is about showing someone that you understand them on a personal level. So much so, that you have complete confidence they will enjoy the gift you have sent them.

The risk in sending a gift that bares no personal connectivity with the recipient is that it will not be remembered. That would be a shame since you probably spent hours of time shopping, wrapping, writing cards, and mailing.

With the holidays just around the corner, here are the top dos and don’ts for gifting your clients this holiday season:

Corporate Holiday Gifting Do’s
1. Make sure your gift is compliant. Learn if the recipient has a corporate gift policy. Make sure you take that into consideration as it could put you and the recipient in an uncomfortable situation.
2. Make it useful and practical. The best gifts are the ones that people will use instead of tossing.
3. Make it personal. Give something that demonstrates you know what’s important to them. If you are not sure check out their social pages.
4. Send experiences. Not only will this stand out, the recipient will think of you while they are enjoying the event.
5. Include a personal note. If it’s too generic the recipient won’t remember who sent the gift.

Corporate Holiday Gifting Don’ts
1. Don’t send a gift that is too personal as that can send the wrong message.
2. Don’t mass gift and send the same gift to everyone on your list.
3. Don’t market your company and send branded gifts. This sends the wrong message especially during the holidays.
4. Don’t give expensive gifts. It is not about the price of the gift, it is about the thought behind the gift.
5. Don’t expect too much in return for sending a gift. Sending holiday gifts to clients is one of those necessary evils.

Bottom Line
Here at Thnks we recognize that personalization is the key to successful gifting. Our platform enables you to send all of the recipients on your list unique gifts in no time.

Thnks has made it easy to incorporate gratitude in your daily workflow. In just a few swipes you can search for the perfect gift, personalize a note, and send it off via SMS or email. If you are interested in learning more request a demo today!

Cheers! The Gift of Alcohol to Lift Someone’s Spirits

Alcohol is a perfect gift and works for almost every occasion! Whether it is beer, wine, or liquor, there is an option for everyone! The gift of alcohol is sure to brighten up anyone’s day, but it is important to understand what to send in a business context.  When gifting alcohol, stick with well known products – there is a greater chance the recipient will love it. Sending just-the-right bottle of alcohol will show your added thoughtfulness, which will surely lift their spirits!

Send your selected bottle directly to your recipient’s door via the ‘concierge’: Your recipient will get a gift code from Drinkeasy and your drink concierge will take it from there! Skip the guesswork of buying the right spirit for your corporate clients and let the Drinkeasy concierge do all the work. They will help each person decide on the perfect small batch liquor to meet their tastes, making for a thoughtful and personalized gift without all the fuss. Gifting alcohol can be a tricky thing. Let’s spell it out for you!

For the Boss

Show your gratitude with a bottle of Hudson Baby Bourbon! We know gifting alcohol to your boss can be tricky, but this bottle will surely make a positive impression! Rule of thumb; don’t be cheap. Hudson Baby Bourbon will last much longer than the first day you open it. Every time your boss reaches for a glass of it— they will be thanking you! Surely a great way to stay top of mind.

For a Client

Gift to impress! Express your gratitude to your loyal, top-performing client with A Mixed Wine Bundle from Penrose Hill because where would you be without them? It’s always a good idea to show clients your gratitude. Make it personal! The message attached should make your client feel just as special as their business is to you.

For Birthdays/Celebrations

Keep it light and friendly! Show your appreciation with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. The perfect strong yet silky champagne! Have you ever wondered why champagne is popped at every celebration? The bubbly, light-colored wine has historically been associated with luxury and the parties of the royal courts and aristocracy of Europe.

For a Housewarming

Give them something can use more than once! The Cocktail Shaker Bar Set will make a great addition to their new house and to their housewarming party! Stainless steel bar set with a professional shaker, built in strainer, double size measurement jigger tool, twisted bar spoon, and recipe guide.This cocktail shaker becomes an amazing ‘party trick.’ Surprise your guests with your new cocktail making stills!

Written by: Lauren Reimer, Marketing at Thnks

Unique Corporate Gifts For Clients

Finding the right corporate gifts can be a daunting task. Whether it’s a holiday gift, a thank you for a recent influx of business, or any other event that warrants a gift, it’s important to show clients that they are appreciated. Since corporate gifts are often selected in large quantities to cover all matter of people, it’s important to find a gift that will appeal to a wide audience while still feeling personal and genuine. Here are some of Thnks’ favorite ways to give a corporate gift that makes an impression.


Starbucks Coffee For The Month

Show your clients that you care with Starbucks for the Month! 20 Grande Coffees from Starbucks- one for every workday a month! It’s always a delight to get treated to even one cup of coffee, so imagine the impact you can make with a whole month. Every day when they drink a delicious cup of something to wake them up, your clients will think of you and feel appreciated.

Small Batch Liquor

A bottle of small-batch liquor personalized to fit your taste delivered directly to your door via the Concierge: text your gift code to Drinkeasy and your drink concierge will take it from there! Skip the guesswork of buying the right spirit for your corporate clients and let the Drinkeasy concierge do all the work. They will help each person decide on their perfect small batch liquor to meet their tastes, making for a thoughtful and personalized gift without all the fuss.

Long Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon

Premium bottle of red wine delivered directly to your door via the Conceirge: text your gift code to Drinkeasy and your drink concierge will take it from there! A bottle of red wine is a classic, tried and true corporate gift to give. Your clients are what keeps you going, so why not give them a chance to unwind and enjoy a Cabernet Sauvignon from Long Meadow.

A Thnks A Latte

A simple and appreciated gift you can’t go wrong with is a Thnks A Latte, one of our favorite gifts here at Thnks. A venti caffe latte and double chocolate chunk brownie from Starbucks will spoil everyone on your list with a sweet pick me up treat.


A Delta Flight Upgrade

Upgrade to Comfort + amenities for extra legroom, Sky Priority boarding access, dedicated overhead bin space, complimentary alcohol and premium snacks.
When flying it’s the little things that make all the difference. A Delta Flight Upgrade will take care of all those little things, and then some. A great client gift, especially for those who travel often for work, a flight upgrade will be greatly appreciated by all those who receive it.

An Uber Ride

Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app.
Save time, money, and hassle for valued clients with an Uber ride on you. Whether it’s for a big event or it’s simply raining outside, they’ll be glad to get where ever they are headed safe and stress-free.

Lunch at Panera Bread

Your choice of any soup and sandwich or soup and salad combo.
Treat everyone to lunch even if you aren’t there with them by sending the gift of Lunch at Panera. Their choice of any soup and sandwich or soup and salad combo- something yummy for everyone! And who can say no to a free lunch?

Snack Nation Snacks For The Team

Get snacks for the whole office with a Snack Nation Snack Box! This 50 mega Snack Box from SnackNation represents the gold standard of snack acumen. These healthier snack options include bars, nuts, jerky, chips, popcorn, and more!


The Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

An endlessly useful corporate gift, the Rocketbook Everlasting Smart Notebook is an eco-friendly way to show your appreciation and help streamline the days of everyone who uses it. 36 reusable pages wipe clean when used with included Pilot FriXio pen, this notebook allows you to blast your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, Slack, Box, and more.

The Echo Dot

The Echo Dot is the ultimate client gift, giving the recipient the ability to consolidate and control all their media with just the sound of their voice. This device uses Alexa to play music, control smart devices, make calls, provide information, read the news and more…
Great for home or office, everyone will be thrilled to bring their environment into the future.
Any corporate gift you decide to give will help to strengthen working relationships, remind clients that you are grateful for them, and build your business. So take some time to consider the recipients’ taste and select a corporate gift that will make everyone say Thnks!