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Hey guys, I was wondering if you're doing any gift giving for your higher end clients during the holidays?

I'm wondering if you have any ideas or items you give out to them you've found work really well?

For my one client we've discussed different business/mindset books so that's pretty easy but for some of the others I'm thinking of sending them promotional items for their business and different things like that.

Any ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
    Gifts during holidays are great. I prefer a different approach.

    While most people are happy to get a gift during the holidays, it is kind of expected. Instead of a gift, I send a handwritten note expressing my happiness at having met them and wishing them well.

    I save the gifts for the rest of the year. When it is completely unexpected.

    A great book or thoughtful gesture has much more impact when it seems random and unexpected. For the better clients, I make sure the gift is personal and thought-out. Something I really like too, it forms a permanent connection.

    It seems random, but of course it isn't. I write notes for certain contacts about what they like and mention during our conversations. Months later - here comes something really special.

    I just got one of these. My son is learning to play drums. Someone went to Vegas and saw The Beatles Cirque Du Soleil show. When they came back, they had in their hand a souvenir pair of Beatles drum sticks for my son.

    They have never met him. They only heard about the drums once a few months back. The impact? Major. This person has my undying loyalty. They will have to screw up BIG TIME to ruin the relationship.
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      I'm a contrarian, clients buy me gifts because
      of what I've done for them.

      If one focuses on what you can do for clients
      rather than give paid gifts, then to me, that's
      where the biggest rewards come from.

      Best,
      Doctor E. Vile
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  • Profile picture of the author Headstart
    I know a couple of htem are big time sports fans... I don't know that buying them a ticket is the right approach, they can also get extrmely expensive, often times a $1000 for good seats in my area. Any other ideas sports wise or related? A jersey seems kind of cheesy but Im open to hearing anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Headstart View Post

      I know a couple of htem are big time sports fans... I don't know that buying them a ticket is the right approach, they can also get extrmely expensive, often times a $1000 for good seats in my area. Any other ideas sports wise or related? A jersey seems kind of cheesy but Im open to hearing anything.
      I live in a rather sports oriented market. be it for the most part College sports. ( Go Mountaineers ) but I tend to go with Autographed Jerseys and the like. A lot can be learned if you have access to say the clients personal facebook page to determine the best match for your clients.

      As Dan mentioned, I don't "give" so much to clients over the holidays. I as well use hand written notes as a primary contact this time of year.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
    You know their favorite teams?

    Amazon.com: Sports Memorabilia
    sports memorabilia | eBay

    Don't spend a lot of money. Even a trinket will mean something and will end up on their shelf forever. Every time they see it, they will think of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
    I agreed with Dan McCoy advise so go and enjoy holidays.
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  • Profile picture of the author quadagon
    Yeah i tend to look and see if they have an amazon wish list and get something they want, alternatively as mentioned checking out their facebook or twitter feeds is a good way to see what they are interested in.

    That said i tend to avoid holidays and do it when its not expected.

    As an aside 6 to 8 weeks before contracts are due for renewal has a good effecton retention rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Skystar
    The 99ยข store chain often has great bargains on consumer electronics. You might find an iPhone case, smartphone charger etc. Here's their site: 99 Cents Only Stores | Favorite Brands at Small Prices
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