Client Gifts: 5 Memorable Ways to Say Thanks This Christmas

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How far can a simple “thank you” go? Clients are more likely to remember you if they experience regular acts of gratitude. Thanking clients is not just considered as polite behavior. It is a way to build a lasting relationship, and there’s no better time to show appreciation than during Christmas. The holidays mark the end of another year, and is often a time for reflection. Can you afford for your clients to reflect only to realize they want to switch to one of your competitors? No? Then perhaps a Christmas gift is in order.  Try these five thoughtful ways to show how much you appreciate your clients.

1. Write them a personal message
It may be old fashioned, but what better way is there to show clients how much you care than with a simple thank you note? When crafting your message, try to be focused and personal. Try to find a specific way your client has made a meaningful impact on your business. It will make your note more personal and will likely increase motivation to work with you again. Get a customized company greeting card printed out, write a short message inside, and attach it to a bouquet of flowers.

2. Give them a cheese knives set
Useful and creative promotional products are a great way to thank clients. The best way to determine out-of-the-box ideas is to think of what would really impress you. Branded products go way beyond customized pens. It’s especially helpful if you know your clients’ interests and are able to match some really nice personalized gift sets to those interests.  If you have clients who love fine dining, a cheese knives set is the perfect gift. They’ll appreciate that you went the extra mile to make them feel special.

3. Send them travel essentials
Are your clients always on the go? Customizing travel items is always a nice choice. Give them toiletry bags they can use immediately. Select canvas, leather, or waterproof options for a bag they’ll love forever. Also, portable phone chargers or charging docks make crowd-pleasing gifts for frequent travelers. Your clients will thank you when they’re unable to get to a wall or car charger.

4. Gift them a custom notebook
Like most business professionals, your clients likely do a great deal of notetaking. Have nice leather-bound notebooks created in your company colors or with a subtle logo printed on the front cover. A custom notebook is the perfect gift for clients who want to keep up with the notes they capture day-in and day-out.

5. Give them a branded calendar
The best way to wrap up a great year with your clients is with customized calendars. From desk calendars to portable pocket planners, there are many options that your clients will love. Your logo and contact information will be seen by your clients daily. It’s a great way to put you on top of your client’s mind for the year to come.

With those Christmas gifts in mind, if you’re looking for corporate gifts in the Philippines, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Traveler

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 When you’re shopping for holiday gifts, it’s best to match your choices up with your recipient’s interests. If you have a few globetrotters on your list, then this gift guide is for you. Whether you’re shopping for a luxury traveler, an adventurer, or a part-time traveler, this ultimate holiday gift guide has you covered. We’ve put together the perfect practical gifts for the travel-obsessed.

1. Power Bank
For anyone who relies on their phone for pretty much everything, a power bank is simply indispensable. This is especially true if your recipient loves to explore new places, or if they have a poor sense of direction. Chances are they depend heavily on map apps, which drain their batteries fast. Luckily, portable phone chargers can give them enough phone power, so they’ll arrive at their destinations in one piece.

2. Travel blanket
It might not seem like much, but a cozy blanket goes a long way – especially if they constantly spend time on the road, in an air-conditioned vehicle. If the temperature gets to cold, they’ll be extremely grateful to have a blanket to make their trip at least somewhat warmer and more comfortable. Also, an extra-large scarf is a more stylish substitute.

3. E-reader
Traveling means spending long hours in transit. These are times when an e-reader comes in handy. Time will fly when they’re reading the latest mystery novel or indulging in the newest edition of their favorite romance series. They can have hundreds of books at their fingertips – something for every situation and without carrying any extra weight.

4. Instant camera
There are memories that are so extraordinarily amazing that no cellphone camera can ever do them justice. Sure, a decent phone camera can be used for those envy-inducing travel snaps, but an instant camera is better for one simple reason: it’s just more fun for your recipient. Point, click, and boom, they’ve got vintage-looking photos, perfectly framed in that iconic white border, ready to be put up around their room when they get home.

5. Earphones
Few things are more annoying than loud passengers in a public vehicle. This is exactly why earphones were invented. Not only will your recipient get to listen to their favorite tunes, but no amount of snoring, crying, and loud laughing will bother them. It’s just good music and serenity all the way, and they have you to thank.

With those Christmas gifts in mind, if you’re looking for corporate giveaways in the Philippines, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph

 

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8 Essential Desk Accessories to Help You Stay Organized

Your desk is where you spend majority of your working hours. Therefore, your office abode should be a haven for productivity. Fact: You’ll be much faster and sharper when you know exactly where your things are.

Stay on top of your daily tasks with these essential desk accessories that transform your desk into a neat and organized place.

1. Vertical board
Here’s how to make excellent use of the walls along the perimeter of your desk (if any). Use a vertical board to write out important reminders. Visually displaying your to-do list helps tame the clutter on your table. It also allows you to assemble tentative mood boards that will help fuel your brain juices for your existing tasks.

2. Calendar
Your desktop computer’s digital calendar might not make the cut when you have multiple windows buffering on your screen. Make your life easier by having a calendar in front of you. Now, you can quickly jot down important dates and notes.

3. Post-it notes
Using a trusty notepad is as simple as scribbling, tearing and sticking. This table accessory will become your bearer of important news or reminders. You can also use it to warn your colleagues not to touch your sandwich in the office refrigerator.

4. Pencil holder
Having a pencil holder on your desk reduces the likelihood of having your pens scattered all over your table. It doesn’t have to end with pencils, though. You can stack your pens, markers, rulers and scissors too.

5. Cleaning wipes
This is particularly important if you have lunch at your desk. But even if you don’t, make it a habit to disinfect your table with antibacterial wipes at least once a week. It’s important to get rid of dirt and grime that lurk on your table and keyboard.

6. File holder
A hefty and durable holder can be used to store all your important files and documents. This helps you avoid the inconvenience of trying to find an important file sandwiched somewhere in a tall stack of pages. It’s also important to label the different folders clearly, so you can easily fish out whichever document you need within a matter of seconds.

7. Spill-proof mug
If you’re living in fear of your office mug tipping over and causing a horrific mess, you should invest in a flask with a lid that shuts tight. Even if you knock it over, you will not be faced with the consequences of having coffee-drenched documents.

8. Desk plant
Nature is soothing to the eyes. Our eyes need a break too, because we constantly strain them with bright lights from our desktop and mobile phones. Looking at the green leaves also promotes a sense of relaxation and gives you peace of mind. Plus, it makes your desk look aesthetically pleasing.

With these accessories in mind, feel free to check out Gift Solutions for your corporate gift requirements. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph or schedule an appointment in our office in Pasig City, Philippines.

 

 

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How to Choose the Right Promotional Items to Create Brand Awareness

 

Believe it or not, there’s a right and wrong way to use promotional items to promote your business. Most businesses try to create brand awareness by random products and then giving them away to as many people as possible, leaving product reception to pure luck.

There is a better business practice than merely leaving it to chance. It is instead advisable to take a more strategic approach towards using promotional items.

Here are a few tips that will help improve your business’s chances to get good return on investment from promotional items as part of your marketing campaign.

1. Have clear campaign objectives before you purchase your promotional products.
You need to identify what goals you want to achieve from using promotional products. As far as marketing objectives go, you should ask yourself if you want to: (a) promote brand awareness for your business, (b) gain more lead inquiries for your business, or (c) initiate more sales for your business.

Whatever your objectives may be, your return on investment should directly correlate with your business’s marketing activities.

2. Choose the best promotional products for your target audience.
The promotional product that you select must be relevant to your target audience and the actions they want to pursue. For example, IT specialists will appreciate receiving a new laptop case, while clients in administrative positions might be more interested in a customized planner. If you have a younger audience, you may opt for custom buttons and pins. They’ve recently become a trendy fashion statement.

3. Aim to generate profit from your business’s promotional activities.
Don’t just simply shell out funds to promote brand awareness. Choose a specific market as your target audience and recognize how you can integrate a promotional product into their customer experience. Understand the needs and wants of your audience, build an angle that will increase their desire for what you have to offer, and then pitch it to them in the most compelling way.

For example, a store can give away a “free gift” after a set number of purchases. This is a great way to promote continued purchases while adding value to your brand. To get the best results, the promotional item needs to be unique and desirable. Many businesses have used items like limited-edition planners and mugs to create social media buzz, resulting in free online promotion.

With these accessories in mind, feel free to check out Gift Solutions for your corporate gift requirements. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph or schedule an appointment in our office in Pasig City, Philippines.

 

 

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6 Office Gifts to Make Long Commutes Easier

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It’s never an easy task to commute. With the recent transportation conditions, one can say that there isn’t much convenience to expect, especially on long travels. However, you are given the option to make things easier, in spite of the grueling traffic and countless travel time. And why just stop there? You can be a lifesaver to others by presenting a few good gifts to make their long commutes easier as well. Here are just a few options:

1. A head phone
Yup, one way to pass time during long travels is to listen to your playlist of favorite songs. You may not realize it, but by the time you’ve gone through your plethora of albums, you’ve already reached your destination. A noise-cancelling head phone would be a great gift to your travelling workmates, especially when they’re assigned to do most of the business trips. May it be local or out of town, they’re sure to never be bored again in a lengthy travel.

2. A power bank
Business travels usually involve an employee communicating to his/her boss of the dealings from a long distance, via phone call or e-mail. In such case, their smartphones and tablets should always be charged, in order for them to continue their long distance reports and progress presentations. This is where a power bank would come in handy, as they would not only charge the devices along the way, but they may also serve as an emergency back-up source for energy, especially if the travels are lengthy.

3. A neck pillow
Of course, even business people need to catch their sleep. May it be on a plane or on a bus, it’s always uncomfortable to try to maintain a proper head position while sleeping in a seated position. Yes, some transportation seats are adjustable, but not all rides share such important feature. A neck pillow would definitely help avoid stiff neck in the long run.

4. A tumbler
Nothing is more important than getting rehydrated during your travel. Due to the long travel time, one may exert too much energy, and in turn, sweat out his/her inner fluids. This is the main reason why a tumbler may come in handy, as it would not only hold the cool beverage; it’s also spill proof, as secured by its air-tight lid.

5. A portable fan
Give them something to cool off with. Some public transportation units aren’t particularly well-ventilated at times, hence, people have to worry about the grueling heat as well. Especially here in the Philippines, a few hours of traffic, combined with the summer heat may deem too unbearable for commuters, hence, why a portable fan is a viable option. Some may be plugged in to a power bank, while others may also be attached to your smartphone’s charging dock, giving you hours of cool comfort within the trip.

6. A luggage with wheels
For both domestic and international business trips, this could just prove to be very useful. Not to be mistaken with big, bulky luggage, some modern luggages are portable enough to be easily carried, while containing enough space to keep an employee’s valuables safe and sound. This is one of the most obvious choice as it would not only be most functional for business trips, it would also be convenient to carry around, as some would have wheels, making them easy enough to be dragged towards your hotel accommodation and other destinations.
If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity

— all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42 or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

HR Tips: How to Create a Memorable First Day

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As an HR manager, it’s your responsibility to make the new employees feel that they are most welcome in their new office. Regardless of their position and job description, a few important things need to be set in place in order for them to get the impression that they are in the right place, at the right time, with the right motivations for work. In that case, here are a few important tips to make their first day in the office memorable:

1. Give them a warm greeting.
A simple gesture can go a long way. Remember, they are new, and they do not know anyone in the office yet. They are not aware of the internal culture, jargons, and the basic ins and outs of their new setting. Be the well-needed ice breaker during this time. Greet them, introduce them to the other employees if you have to. Be the temporary moderator.

2. Start a welcome thread.
Send them a welcome e-mail, including the other employees within the same thread. This in turn would allow the other employees to know that there’s a new “kid in town,” and the new employee would also get to familiarize himself/herself with the names of his/her workmates.

3. Orient them.
Aside from introducing the new employee to his/her workmates, you may also need to introduce him/her to the office setting as a whole. What is the culture within the institution? What are the dos and don’ts? What are the most common challenges tackled before that the department as a whole would want to avoid again? These are vital things to be taught in order for you (the HR manager) to set the expectation of the new employee.

4. Discuss and prepare with the team.
You can opt to discuss with the current employees, even before the new employee comes in. Let them know that they’ll be working with a new face, and that they may need to “chip in” when it comes to letting their new workmate know of the ins and outs of the company and the job that he/she would be doing on a daily basis. This would make it more of a group effort when it comes to orienting the new guy/girl, and that makes great teamwork.

5. Give them a welcome gift.
Moments may be forgotten, but a key item, a token, a welcome gesture may never fade. Perhaps hand the new employee an official mug? Or how about providing them a few pen and memos, formatted with the company’s name and logo? This would make them feel that they are now indeed part of the group and workforce as a whole, and that they are warmly accepted within the four-corners of a good company.

With that in mind, if you’re looking for corporate gift ideas in the Philippines, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

6 Useful Gifts for Techies Who Love to Travel

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Finding the right gift for a techie friend or workmate can be a daunting task. Aside from the fact that your choices are limited, you may also have second thoughts whether or not the recipient would love it. Nonetheless, there is a sure-fire technique in finding the right gift: functionality. Would the recipient be able to use it on a daily basis? Would it be convenient enough to carry around? These are the important questions to ask when hunting for the perfect gift. With these in mind, we’ve enumerated a few useful gift examples for techies who love to travel:

1. Power bank
Yup, anyone with a gadget can attest that this is one of the most vital things to have in a travel. It doesn’t even matter if you have a cellphone, a tablet, or a portable game console; this is a must-have, especially for those boring out-of-town commutes and company trips. The worst experience that anyone can have on the road is a drained device, especially when there’s traffic. Give them a power bank and they will never complain about the traffic blues anymore.

2. Earphones
Nothing can be more frustrating during travel than hearing intrusive noises from the other passengers.  The solution to this common problem: earphones. Gone are the days of unintentionally hearing personal conversations within a public vehicle. You can relax, sit back, and enjoy your favorite tunes without worrying about the hefty travel ahead.

3. A head lamp
Your techie friends/workmates may decide to go spelunking (cave diving) one of these days, and this is a gift that may provide them great help along the way. Such an adventure requires full visibility, and one wrong move within the confines of a rocky cave may prove too risky, hence, why a head lamp may come in handy. Some head lamps provide adjustable brightness and head straps, thus, the recipient would greatly appreciate the customizations that comes with it.

4. Waterproof Bluetooth speakers
When it’s time to relax and freshen up on the beautiful beaches of the Philippines, a few waterproof Bluetooth speakers may provide that well-needed music to set up the mood. Depending on the make and model, some are either rechargeable or would require regular batteries. Nonetheless, they are completely portable and lightweight, well-enough to be carried in a handbag.

5. Drone
If your techie friends/workmates aren’t contented with capturing their adventures via a travel camera, then you may instead give them a drone. They can capture their travels and vacation moments via a stunning bird’s eye view, and in high-definition (depending on the brand and model of the drone). Now, that makes this a must-have!

6. Travel Camera
For the more adventurous techies, this is a well-recommended gift. Aside from the unforgettable vacation selfies, a travel camera may also record those fast-paced parts of the travels. Whether they’re rappelling down a mountain or surfing the high waves, those adventures can be stored and posted with the help of a handy portable cam.

If you’re still looking for more gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

5 Mother’s Day Gifts for Office Moms

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We all love our moms. They are the strong-willed, irreplaceable woman in our lives, always there to defend us and straighten us out whenever we’d need guidance. They are also one half of our home’s inner authority (the other half only belonging to our dads), the soft-voiced angel in our triumphs and the definitive tone of reprimand when necessary. With all of these in mind, it is important to mention that Mother’s Day is just around the corner again, and for our moms, nothing can be more heartwarming than the fact that they are well-appreciated by their family. What better way to show such appreciation than with good Mother’s Day gift? Here are just a few examples, especially aimed for office moms:

An office mug
The simplest and most obvious option would be the main container for their everyday dose of coffee. Ever seen one of those mugs which have the words “#1 Employee” etched on them? Why not go for one which would compliment her? You may opt for “Best Mom in the World” or “SuperMom,” the possibilities are endless. Some printing companies would even allow you to print photos on mugs, you might try giving your mom a mug with your family pictureon it.

Table accessories
A few things that could liven up an office desk would be a couple of table accessories. Items such as a pencil holder, a memo pad set, an organizer set, a framed family photo, and even a paperweight could add that well-needed color within a gloomy work day. If your mom has a particular preference in color or pattern, you may opt to avail a few items that would match just that, otherwise, you could also get creative and experiment with the color combinations that you think she’ll like.

A tote bag
Of course, our moms also know how to be stylish. They know how to blend fashion with function, and this is definitely one item that demonstrates just that. Choose a design that you know she’ll love and pick one which would complement with her everyday lifestyle. Is she the type of woman who carries a lot every day? Or does she prefer to carry just a few articles of items. Be aware of her preferences and you’d have a special gift in hand. Take note that some shops also offer various customizations on tote bags, may it be a Philippines-inspired “love local” design or a modern “chic” ensemble, you’ll have countless options to choose from.

An office back pillow
If your mom is someone who seats all day in front of a screen then you may need to look out for her posture as well. Save your mom from back aches and give her a back pillow as a present. Not only would they provide comfort, they’d also mold your mom’s posture throughout the whole day, just enough to keep her spine safe and comfy.

A desk clock
Remind your mom never to skip her meals and not to overwork for the day. A desk clock would be a good item to give, especially if you know that your mom is a workaholic, and that she sometimes loses track of her lunch break. This particular item is also customizable; some would even offer a desk clock with an attachable picture frame on the side.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity

— all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

6 Reasons Why Personalized Items Make Great Business Gifts

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Over the years, personalized gifts have become a huge contender in the Philippine gift-giving market. Come to think of it, if simply engraving a person’s name or adding a few custom lines can turn an ordinary gift into a special one, it is definitely worth a try. After all, adding sentimental value to a business gift takes your positive customer relationship even further.

There are many ways to extend your gratitude and leave a lasting impression for your business. Focus on sincere gestures, activities, and personalized gifts that encourage engagement with your customers. With promotional marketing, there are endless ways to keep your brand visible and your business relationships thriving.

Still not convinced? Read on, as we’ve listed reasons why personalized items make great business gifts and corporate giveaways.

1. Boosts Personal Connection
Customized gifts allow the personal connection between you and the recipient to shine through. With these gifts, you can celebrate special connections with important people that help your business – whether it may be your clients, suppliers and even employees. This is what personalized gifts do – establish a connection, celebrate it, and make it stronger over time.

2. Personalized Gifting Reinforces Your Brand
Show those who choose to do business with you that your brand stands for relationships, thoughtfulness and going the extra mile. Here at Gift Solutions, we push forward customizable branding, which means that we want your business logo to be associated with the warmth felt by recipients of your business gifts.

3. Staying in Touch Keeps the Relationship Open
In marketing, there is something known as the “drip campaign” wherein companies make sure to keep in touch with their customers via email or other measures to nurture the relationship. When you give out personalized business gifts, it opens up the lines of contact. For instance, a client who receives your gift will most likely reply to express gratitude, providing you the opportunity to add even more value to your client’s experience.

4. Cost
Another reason why personalized items make great business gifts is the practical cost for your company. Customizing corporate items are definitely less expensive, in comparison to supplying monetary incentives to people who are associated with your business. Not to mention, giving monetary rewards can sometimes be tricky as some recipients might have the impression that you’re “buying” them for your convenience.

5. Gift Giving as a Sign of Success
Companies that pay attention to gift giving towards clients tend to be the ones that are highly successful. For instance, if your business can afford giving out gifts regularly, this means that your company has a greater opportunity of getting maximum exposure with your clients or customers.  This makes you the top-of-mind brand when they require the services or products that you are offering.

6. Gifting Sets You Apart from the Competition
You may not be the only company your client works with, but gifting may help you become their favorite. People do business with those they know and like. Sending a thoughtful gift is the perfect way to distinguish your business as a preferred partner.

In giving gifts, factors such as timing, appropriateness, personality, business presentation and customizing should be considered. Take note of these and you will definitely enhance your company’s exposure.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Souvenirs for Your Next Company Event

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Choosing products, sending over your company logo, and hitting the Submit button – ordering promotional products in the Philippines seems pretty straightforward, right? However, there’s a little bit more to it than the steps listed above, especially if you want a final product that is high-quality, long-lasting and well-designed. In this article, we list 3 mistakes businesses need to avoid when choosing souvenirs and corporate giveaways for their next company event:

1. Choosing the Wrong Product
Make sure to know who your business’s target audience is and then opt for the appropriate product for the group. The souvenir you choose should appeal to their work habits, hobbies, lifestyle or interests. Ideally, the product you opt for should fit into your business’s overall marketing plan. Clever promotional products that do not mesh well with your company’s values or branding will not give you your money’s worth.

2. Going Generic
Picking a memorable, standout promo item always pays off. Not only does it leave a long-lasting impression on its recipient, but it also ensures brand recall that could last for many years. Custom branding is a wonderful way to make a good impression on your customers. Think out of the box. For example, create a custom-shaped USB flash drive or any other product that will surprise recipients.

3. Choosing a Cheap Promotional Item
It is perfectly true that businesses want their souvenirs to reach a large number of people. However, opting for an excessively cheap and low-quality product gives recipients of these items no reason to keep it around. Low-quality and cheap promo souvenirs break down, wear out and give out quite easily. It is advisable to avoid affecting your brand in a negative way by opting for cheap promotional items. Instead, choose an item that is likely to leave a long-lasting impression and that recipients will find useful.

Your options for souvenirs are endless and are only limited by your means and imagination. But, whatever you choose, make sure to always think of how it will affect your company perception in the long run. Take the time to select souvenirs for your company and there is no doubt that you will be happy to have avoided the mistakes listed above.

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