What is the best way to tell people that you value them and care about them?
Okay, don’t over-brainstorm. Yes, it’s Gifts!
Just like family and friends, businesses too present gifts to appreciate each other’s involvement in their mutual progress. And which occasion can serve for the purpose better than New Year. Across the globe people from different walks of life celebrate it. And that is the best part. You don’t have to wonder whether your business associates – located at different corners of the world – celebrate it or not?
Now, gifting someone from the corporate structure can be really tricky because you don’t want to leave the impression that it’s just a formality gift, and want to tell that you truly appreciate them. And this is where the concept of corporate gifting comes into picture.
But before moving right along, for all those who have doubts over “What in the world a corporate gift is?”, a corporate gift is simply a gift that businesses give to each other – for instance, to clients, investors, partners, or for that matter to employees.
Now, let’s not let the question “what should we gift?” keep hanging there alone, and march towards it. So, here are 6 good options you can gift to your corporate connections this New Year that they will surely appreciate, and eventually it might bring you more business or investment in future.
Product Page: http://www.mylyve.com/products
LyveHome is an external harddrive with a 5-inch display touchscreen where you can move and store thousands of pictures and videos from your smartphone, computer, tablets, etc. through WiFi connection.
Here are some more awesome features that this picture frame of tech world is stuffed with.
- It offers a 2TB space. Yes, two-Terabytes. So, saying that it stores thousands of pictures might be an understatement. Better would, every picture or video you have ever taken.
- A 5-inch touchscreen, allowing you to browse through the pictures in a pretty similar way as in smartphones.
- Lyve Home is compatible with all Apple and Android devices, Windows PCs, and Kindle Fire HDX.
- It also offers an in-app camera to capture and save photos directly to the device.
- With Lyve Home mobile app, you can access all your pictures and videos stored in Lyve Home from any other part of the world.
- LyveHome allows a maximum of 3 users to share storage within a single device with individual accounts.
- It automatically and regularly imports photos and videos from Dropbox, GDrive, iPhoto, and selected desktop folders.
This could prove to be a highly likable gift as it’s a device that could help connect people with their families even when they are not around.
GROVEMADE DESK COLLECTION
Price: $29 to $119
Product Page: http://grovemade.com/collections/wood-desk-collection
The Grovemade desk collection is handmade & laser-cut set, individually available in some of the finest woods available on the planet like walnut or maple wood. These items range from a monitor stand, keyboard tray, mouse pad, mobile stand, basic paper-clip holder, to a desk lamp. Once placed on your desk, the collection will make it look far more elegant.
Other than that, the company also offers some unique art of collections such as: -
- Custom engraved leather goods with your or your company’s name imprinted on it.
- Gift Cards with a free wooden card-shaped ornament which can be broken into pieces to make a star.
- Wooden & leather iPhone cases
- Wooden Sleeves for your iPad and Macbooks
- Wooden Wrist Watches– a must check
This could make an intriguing gift for your employees as this product is good for health as it helps in releasing stress and is environmental friendly too.
Product Page: https://getpiper.com/
Piper lets you manage your home in the most unique way! It gives you the access to your house to make sure everything is okay, even when you are away from home. The Gadget has an inbuilt camera that gives you a 180 degree live feed of your house through a mobile app and WiFi connection.
Piper is more than just a security camera and can also be connected to lights or other appliances in the house to control them like schedule a washing machine wash, turning on and off your refrigerator, etc. and other such tasks, even while being far away.
Some of the most prominent features that piper holds are mentioned below:
- It gives you Full Customizable Security Modes.
- It has a Motion and Sound Detection facility with an Intruder Deterrent Siren.
- It provides you the information via push message, text, email, phone call or via any combination of these.
- It holds a Panoramic View with a HD video camera that can Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Split Screen and give you a two way audio facility.
Choose this gift for someone in your business connections that travels a lot or it would be best to pick this for a lady working away from home.
LIVESCRIBE ECO SMARTPEN
Price: Starting at $202.19
Product Page: http://www.livescribe.com/en-gb/smartpen/
Livescribe smartpens literally allow you to turn your “words into action”. Once paired with your smartphone, or mobile though Livescribe+ app on WiFi connection, it creates a digital copy of whatever you write with the pen on notebook – Livescribe dot paper. Apart from taking notes, it also allows you to record whatever you hear or say during a meeting, save it, and play it back or store on another digital device.
Some of the most notable features of Livescribe smartpens are:
- Your notes instantly appear on your tablet or smartphone and converted into text format.
- Organize your notes, tag them and make them searchable.
- Easy wireless and USB cable transfer of your interactive notes and audio recordings on laptop, desktop and other digital devices.
- Up to 800 hours of audio recording (depending on the pen model).
- Livescribe dot paper comes in different sizes, so you can choose in accordance with the size of the device you have.
- Cloud storage of notes on Evernote account for anytime, anywhere access of notes on nearly any device.
Being one of the most expensive gifts of our list, this product is best suited to be gifted to a person from the media who needs to keep recording things for later use. The features of the device provide one of the best “carry-along” gifts in the startup market this winter.
iGrill2 Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer
Product Page: http://store.idevicesinc.com/igrill2/
Like thousands of gadgets are dedicated for music junkies, this is the gadget for food junkies. iGrill2 Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer lets you know when your food is ready through your smartphone, even at a distance of 150 feet. Just feed in what you are grilling in the iDevice Connected app, leave the probe in the meat, and it will notify you when your food is properly cooked.
Here is more on why every food junkie (or even no food junkies) would love to have it:
- It has four probe capability with two Pro Meat probes, which can be mounted conveniently and allows it to monitor multiple at once.
- With a temperature range of -22°F to 572°F (-30°C to 300°C), it works fine even in the extreme grilling environment.
- It has a battery life of 200 hours and can be connected to multiple devices at once.
- It works up to 150 feet line of sight through a Bluetooth connection.
This product made to our list as it would make a perfect inexpensive selection for an investor or a business interest who loves weekend get-togethers, cooking with a backyard burner.
Product Page: http://www.aeropress.com/
Work and coffee go hand in hand. And what better gift can you present to your business associates than an instant coffee maker. AeroPress by Aerobie, Inc. uses a unique gentle air pressure brewing to produce rich flavored coffee without bitterness and lower acidity. And that, within a minute.
Put a spoonful of coffee into the plunger, add water, then pressplunger gently down the Aeropress chamber for about 20 seconds while your coffee drips down into your coffee mug through a filter, and – tada! Your coffee is ready!
Did anyone say, “WOW!”? Well, it deserves at least that after receiving the “fantastic coffee” review by the BonAppetit Magazine!
Here is how AeroPress gives you a rich coffee experience and save money as well.
- Smooth, rich and low acidity coffee without bitterness
- Micro filtered – means, no grits left in your cup
- Easy to clean
- Will save you lots of dollars, which otherwise, you would be spending on either buying coffee every morning and evening or through fuel/electricity charges.
One of the cheapest and finest gifts that we found is this coffee express that is sure to please all who can’t survive without their share of caffeine and hate running to a store every now and then. This product is sure to save time, money and is bound to give you a better coffee every time you make one. All this makes this product one of the best choices for a personal gift as well as a handy one for others.
Times are changing and traditional corporate gifts like pens, diaries, calendars, etc. are becoming passé and only end up in drawers or stores. Gifting something that people can make use of is naturally a better gift and is a good way to tell people that you truly appreciate them.
Have something to add to the list? Share your gifting ideas with us in the comments below.