They are not appropriate for every situation, however. If you do want to go beyond the traditional t-shirt, ball cap or computer bag and choose something a little more luxurious, here are some tips for doing so as successfully as possible.
Make sure they relate to your company in some way
It can be a good idea if you can relate products to your company in some way. You want to show your customers that there is a reason for giving them the items that you did. This can be accomplished either through the packaging that is used to group items together or the products themselves. Often, these gifts are best suited for someone who is in a pampering or hospitality industry to begin with although the right item choices do not mean that this needs to be the case.
Consider your budget
It is important to consider your budget before you begin shopping. Some of these items can be fairly expensive and may quickly deplete your promotional gift budget. The last thing you want to do is find out that you are unable to order the number of items that you need to accommodate all of your customers or suppliers. You may want to look at more affordable items in the same category or consider changing your approach and going with a different type of item all together.
High end items
If you have a large sum of money that can be dedicated to promotional gifts, one large item is going to have a lot more of an impact than a number of smaller items will. You may want to consider giving a thick, luxurious cotton or bamboo robe that has been embroidered with your logo and business name. Other high end items can include high end sweaters,
wraps or other pieces of apparel. Some of the nicest items can be those that are designed for traveling on a plane or train.
You can also find personal care items that are priced in the middle of the road but which can be luxurious and can leave your clients feeling pampered. You may want to look for bottles of skin care products that are printed with your logo and name or high end writing utensils as well. You may want to consider grouping several smaller items together in a package that looks and feels luxurious as a way of making your promotional gift budget stretch even further.
Packaging can be very important
The way you package the items you are giving can also influence how high-end or luxurious they will feel. Think about packaging smaller items together in a beautiful monogrammed or personalize bag or wrapping spa-themed items in a towel that has your logo embroidered on it. A bit of creative thinking and some careful online shopping can help you come up with many ideas that you can use for your clients.