For many, this is the best season of the year – dark nights, crisp days, party nights and festive celebrations, but also because winter and Christmas provide some amazing opportunities for using promotional merchandise and gifts for sharing goodwill with customers and colleagues.
Many brands see Autumn and Winter as the ideal opportunity to take stock of the year to date, aim to finish the year with a flourish, reward achievements and begin planning for next year! That’s a LOT of opportunities for promotional merchandise – Winter and Christmas gifts are always popular and well-received campaigns.
- Q3 sales incentives
- Festive themed customer campaigns
- Staff seasonal gifts
- End of year rewards
- Party night goody bags
- New Year promotions
’Tis the season for giving and we have all the items any business needs to make the most the opportunities in Autumn and Winter.
With so many opportunities we thought we’d draw up a checklist of activities that our customers may want to consider and begin planning for, after all time flies at this time of year and so planning begins now!
1> Advent calendars
These seasonal favourites are always popular and when used can be a formidable brand beacon for marketers. Send in October and the calendar will remain on desktops visibly all the way through to December, when it received daily interaction to obtain the daily treat! There’s no better way to build awareness of your brand this winter!
2> Christmas party packs
Make your party go with a bag with themed party favours – edible treats, party hats, selfies props or VIP treats in the form of a tech gadget or similar, we can create a party goody bag to fit your theme and budget!
3> Christmas hampers
Hampers are always a seasonal favourites and there is so much choice from traditional wicker baskets filled with edible treats to gym hampers comprising a holdall filled with a sports bottle, towel, sweatband, ear-pods and gym apparel – contemporary hampers can be as creative as your imagination!
4> Winter uniforms
Make sure your teams are equipped for the winter weather. New waterproof outdoor coats, beanies, gloves, ice scrapers and umbrellas… or even thermos mugs! Show you care when the weather is at its worst!
5> New Year New Essentials
What better way to begin the New Year than with a pack of perfectly branded workplace essentials – motivate your teams from day one; office stationery bundle, new laptop bags, new company umbrellas, hoodies, caps or mugs!
6> End of year gifts and rewards
Whether to reward performance or to acknowledge and say thank you to staff or customers the end of the year is called the giving season for a reason. From treats in bottles, and retail branded gifts to small tokens of appreciation, we can help!
7> Awards night essentials
Hosting your end of year awards – we can help with the backdrops, selfie props, table gifts and of course the awards themselves too!
8> Seasonal retail uniforms
Many retailers like to get in the spirit of the season with festive uniforms for their teams – in shops across the UK we see staff wearing custom t-shirts and aprons, custom Christmas jumpers and of course the obligatory Santa hats!
9> Staff welfare kits
The winter can also be a worrying time for some and a time for reflection when employees can make a real difference by reminding teams and colleagues of their value and providing kits to help them take care of their physical and mental wellbeing.
More people make fitness their New Year’s resolution than any other intention! So why not equip your contacts with fitness accessories to help them achieve their goals! From branded fitness trackers to sweatbands, sports bottles to energy bars, we can help!
To see more ideas that can be customised with your logo for your very own winter or Christmas gift campaign, search our catalogues on the links below here, or get in touch to find out more or to make an enquiry – our team is ready to help!
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