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Client Gifting Tips

Client gifting tips.

Client Gifting Tips

Building a relationship with your client is the single most important ingredient for a successful business. The more you invest in your client relationship, the more likely they are to continue to do business with you.  The best way to do this is by sending them a gift of appreciation.  

Today we’re sharing the five simple tips for curating your client gifting experience.

Tip 1:  Send a gift with a purpose:Client gifting tip - send a gift with meaning.

Most gifts fall into four categories:

  • Onboarding – welcoming a client or a new hire gift
  • Appreciation – holiday gifts or referrals
  • Personal milestones – weddings, birthdays, new home, or new little ones
  • Professional milestones – events, launches, or congratulatory gifts

Each of these events provide an opportunity for you to show your gratitude for your client’s business and nurture the relationship!

Tip 2:  Set a budget:

The biggest question that I get is about the budget.  Think of the cost of dinner, a ball game or a round of golf.  It should not cost a fortune, but it should reflect the value of the time that the client has given you.

Tip 3: Think about your client and send the right gift:

When we are building a gift for you, we think of everything.  We think of the functional aspects as well as the items the client will keep.  Here are a few things you should think about when making your selections:

-Is it going to an office and will they need to share?

-Should we include a promotional item of yours for them to keep?

-Would it be a good idea to include the family in this gift?

Send gifts at planned, random times.

Tip 4:  Send your gifts at planned random times:

We call this planned randomness.  It’s best to send for Thanksgiving and “Give Thanks” versus Christmas.  A cute Valentine gift that says, “We love doing business with you.”  Sending a gift for a client’s birthday is a great way to make them feel special.  The idea is to send a gift at an unexpected time.

Tip 5:  Personalize your gift!

The best way to personalize your gift is with a hand written gift card.  Other ways that we make the gift personal is by adding their initials or last name on a marble board or cutting board that we can use as the container.  We also love to personalize glasses.  By adding a last name or an initial to the gifts, you are letting your client know that you put effort into the gift.

Have your gift delivered.

Tip 6:  Let us deliver!

When we hand deliver to your client, it makes a huge impression.  It’s a huge surprise and it makes a much bigger impact than if you make the delivery.

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Early Buy Discount for Holiday Gifting

kendall jackson splits with sweet and salty snacks in fleur de lis tin and 2 go vino wine cups

Let me be honest, your clients do NOT want a ham or a poorly presented basket of wine.  What you send to them and how it looks represents you and your brand.  I can make you ONE solid promise that will never go unbroken.  What you order at The Basketry will be perfect, delivered perfect and your client will love it.  I personally taste every item, hand pick every item and along with my team we create designs that will be remembered.  Oh I know some people may say they don’t care about presentation, but I have done this for too long to know that is NOT true.  Plus, you don’t pay extra for good looking stuff.

Take a look at some of our newest curated gifts just recently added to our website.  If you want to add your marketing items, we can do that for FREE.  Really!  Before I show you pictures, I need to give you the BEST part about ordering early.

EARLY BUY DISCOUNT

ORDER BY OCTOBER 15TH – 10% OFF

ORDER BY NOVEMBER 15TH – 5% OFF

To qualify, your order must be $1000 or more before tax.  The entire order must be given (gift card info, addresses etc) along with payment.  We will put a future ship date on your gifts, so they won’t be delivered before you tell us to.  This discount is for holiday gifts delivered between 11/25 – 12/24.  Excludes fruit & muffin gifts due to perishability.

We hope you enjoy seeing how hard we’ve worked these last few weeks to bring you HOLIDAY 2018 CURATED GIFTS AND GIFT BASKETS.  Our team is pretty incredible and I am so proud of how much they care about each and every gift.

Enjoy!

Kristi Brocato

Owner


We hand deliver!  We ship!  It’s so easy to order!

www.thebasketry.com 

 

              

 

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Corporate Gift Baskets for the Holidays

 

This holiday season, don’t stress out over corporate gift giving.  How many times do you pace through the mall looking for gifts for people in the workplace just to find yourself settling for things that you just don’t like anyway?  STOP!!  The Basketry has so many great ideas in your budget.  The best part is that you can call us with your budget and we gift wrap for free as well as deliver directly to YOU!!  We know gifts and we take the stress out of gift giving!

If you are looking for a really nice gift for your boss, but just are not sure where to start?  Give a custom curated gift box with assorted things your boss will love.  Here are two great gift ideas, but if you want to see more just head on over to our website and see what we’ve created just for the holiday season.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace gift ideas for women include our best selling Ava Scarf Wrap.  It’s only $32  and she can wear it as a scarf or a wrap.  This is especially good for those ladies who keep it cold in the office.  Your co-workers spend a lot of time with you, so give them a gift that they will truly remember you by.  This also makes a perfect gift for your hairdresser, bus driver and your favorite teacher!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those in the office that are under stress, give them The Cottage Greenhouse Relaxation kit is a collection that will soothe, hydrate and restore her skin.  It contains the best sellers in our Cottage Greenhouse collection.  Lotion, bubble bath, salt scrub and lip repair.  It comes wrapped in this adorable mason jar.

Gifts for co-workers – These folks are pretty important!  They help make your job easier, most of the time more fun, and sometimes just bug the heck out of you.  BUT it’s Christmas!  Give them a gift that they’ll use at the office.  A S’well bottle or a Corkcicle.  It keeps coffee hot for 12 hours and drinks ice cold for 24 hours.  It’s also a perfect way to hide your alcohol for tailgate time.  We have them for men and women, so don’t worry, we have all the sexes covered.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capri Blue Mercury Glass Candles in either the Volcano scent or Blue Jean will surely make a big impression.  Candles are everywhere, but this is one gift they will treasure.  Just ask anyone who burns them!  It comes in a beautiful mercury glass jar for only $21.95.  Burn time over 40 hours. 

Finchberry Soap contains natural, food grade ingredients, a unique decadent appearance, and a lush gentle lather.  In addition, our soaps are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made without any harsh chemical preservatives.  Finchberry soaps are not just a cleanser, but sensory experience you can savor daily. $8.95 per bar or get your coworker a limited edition box of assorted best sellers!  

Sweet Olive Gift Set is a perfect office gift swap.  Made in New Orleans, this complete bath & body gift box set is designed for women who cherish the sweet and softly lingering fragrance of Louisiana sweet olive blossoms. This gift set makes a great corporate gift idea, and it’s also a perfect gift for coworkers!  Your gift will be elegantly packaged in a Sweet Olive Soap Works gift box ready for gift-giving. This gift set comes tied with a satin ribbon and includes a “Louisiana Sweet Olive Collection” gift tag.  The Louisiana Sweet Olive Gift Box contains one of each Sweet Olive scented item: Blossom infused olive oil bar soap (4.3 oz.), Decorative fleur de lis soap (3.5 oz.), Dead sea bath salt (16 oz.), Body cream (4.oz.).

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Behind the scenes photo shoot in New Orleans

holiday photos

They say if you are really good at something, don’t be afraid to scream it from the rooftop!  It was from a rooftop bar off St. Charles Avenue where we told the city of New Orleans, “We are the BEST place to shop and the BEST place to call when you need the perfect gift hand delivered.”

On a beautiful August afternoon, we took our marketing team to the Ponchartrain Hotel and captured perfect pictures of what we do best…gifts!  Amanda Mohon was our team photographer.  Outside of her Basketry work, she also works on the side as a photographer for weddings and families, so her expertise was greatly appreciated.  Alexandra and Kristi helped design and model each gift.  Together, we had a lot of fun, worked extremely hard and created what we think is going to be a great holiday season.

Many companies turn to us to handle their client gifting.  They want something unique and love to shop local.  Here are a few gifts that our customers have already committed to for their holiday gifts.  If you need corporate gifts whether it is one or several hundred, let us take care of you.  It’s never too early to plan your holiday gifts.

As we kick off fourth quarter to plan for new gifts, new advertisements, and new website changes, it is important to note that our designs are created with customers in mind.  After 23 years of helping companies put together impressive gifts, we know what they are looking for.  Our wooden pine boxes are a new look for us this year, and have already proven to become a #1 seller.  The slick and sophisticated design with the opportunity for branding on the outside is a great way to send your gratitude!

You can look for these photos in upcoming ads, our online brochure, our website and social media.

If you need a gift hand delivered same day or shipped to clients, family and friends give us a call!

 

Want to know a fun fact?  After we booked our room and took pictures inside of the beautiful hotel, we headed to the rooftop to capture some with our unique city in the background.  We were such party animals that they kicked us out of the rooftop bar!  Just kidding.  We did have to reschedule our photo shoot so we didn’t upset the other paying customers.

Look for these and many more beautiful gifts on our website!

Kristi, Alexandra & Amanda