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Personalised Corporate Gifts: A Client-First Approach to Memorable Giving

Jun 6, 2023 Chastine Kurt Petines

Kick-Off: Appreciating Clients in the Business World

In the fierce business arena, strong client relationships aren't a luxury; they're a lifeline. Clients are the rainmakers, the magic behind your profit margin. Ignoring them is a cardinal sin; appreciating them is a golden ticket. One great way to do this? Personalised corporate gifts. Forget standard-issue pens or one-size-fits-all gift cards; we're talking tailored treats that make your clients feel like they're your only clients.

The 'What' and 'Why' of Personalised Corporate Gifts

Corporate gifts can be more than a tick in the box. When personalised, they evolve into powerful tools that resonate with your clients, singing a melodic tune of appreciation that echoes for a long time. With your client's interests and preferences in mind, personalised corporate gifts help you leap out of the box and create a unique bond with your clients.

The Art of Choosing the Right Personalised Corporate Gifts

Before diving into the sea of corporate gift possibilities, remember this isn't about what you like but what your clients like. So, how do you pick the right gifts?

  • The Client is King: Unearth their passions, hobbies, and interests. Tailoring your gifts to these will go a long way.
  • Money Talks, But It Doesn't Sing: Yes, you want to impress but remember, it's not about how much you spend but how much thought you put into it. Set a sensible budget and stick to it.
  • Show Your Colours: Find opportunities to sprinkle your company's identity into the gifts. Let your gifts be a canvas for your branding.
  • The Gift of Utility: Your gifts should be more than just showpieces; they should add value to your client's lives.
  • Personalise Like a Pro: Get creative with your personalisation. Think beyond names and initials.

Gift Ideas for a Modern World

Now, let's get to the fun part, the gifts! Remember, with its blend of modernity and tradition, Singapore provides a unique backdrop for choosing corporate gifts.

  • Tech Marvels: From customised phone cases to branded USB drives, tech accessories make great gifts. They're practical and, with the correct personalisation, memorable.
  • Office Essentials: Spice up your clients' workspace with personalised notebooks and engraved pen sets. Make work more enjoyable for them.
  • Apparel and Accessories: How about embroidered polo shirts or customised tote bags? Functional, stylish, and great for subtly promoting your brand.
  • Lifestyle and Leisure Items: Help your clients unwind with engraved drinkware or customised travel accessories. They'll remember you even during their off-hours.

Gift-giving isn't rocket science, but it requires a touch of thoughtfulness. When done right, personalised corporate gifts can create a lasting impression, strengthening client relationships and boosting your brand's image. So, put on your thinking cap and let your creativity flow!

Creating unforgettable customised gifts needs a keen eye and smart execution. So consider these best practices to ensure your tokens leave a lasting impression on your clients.

  • Unique Personalisation: Adding names and initials is an old hat trick in personalisation. Why not go beyond that? Consider what your client loves to do during their free time or a quote they often use. Make the gift unique to them, and it shows you genuinely thought about what they'd appreciate.
  • Quality and Resilience: Go for gifts that are not only high-quality but also durable. Investing in such gifts sends a message that you value your clients and want them to enjoy their gifts for a long time. The lasting impression goes far beyond the moment they unwrap the gift.
  • Gift Wrapping and Display: How a gift is presented can drastically affect its perception. Therefore, focus on the packaging, ensuring it matches the quality of the gift inside. Fancy gift boxes, customised wrapping paper, or even a handwritten note can turn the unboxing experience into a delightful event.
  • Right Time, Right Place: Timing is everything regarding personalised gifts. Pick the perfect occasions or milestones to present the gifts, like when they complete a significant project, celebrate their birthday, or commemorate their company's partnership anniversary.
  • Handwritten Notes: Including a handwritten note or message with the gift adds a personal touch that digital communication can't replicate. It's a way of expressing your appreciation, sharing a heartfelt message, or even explaining why their partnership is valuable to you.
  • Customised Corporate Gifting Strategy: Developing this strategy requires careful planning and execution. Consider these steps to create an effective program:
  • Recognising Noteworthy Occasions: List out significant occasions worthy of personalised gifts. Identifying these moments in advance helps in better planning.
  • Budget and Allocation: Establish a budget and allocate funds per client or occasion. This ensures that the cost of gifts remains within your budget and allows for fair distribution.
  • Processes for Personalisation and Delivery: Create internal procedures to streamline the personalisation and delivery of gifts. Assign roles and responsibilities to ensure efficiency.
  • Feedback and Evaluation: After delivering the gifts, seek feedback from your clients. Evaluating the impact of your gifting strategy on client relationships helps you refine your approach.


  • Q: How do customised corporate gifts enhance client relationships?
  • A: Personalised gifts show clients you value them as individuals. They strengthen trust and loyalty.
  • Q: Any unique personalisation ideas for corporate gifts?
  • A: Besides names and initials, consider personalised messages, quotes, or designs with special meanings for your clients.
  • Are there budget-friendly personalised corporate gifts?
  • A: Yes. Smaller items like keychains, customised stationery, or personalised desk accessories are budget-friendly.
  • Q: How do I ensure my gifts align with my company's brand?
  • A: Choose gifts that reflect your company's values, aesthetics, and brand identity. This reinforces your brand while providing a personal touch.
  • Q: Can I give personalised gifts to clients during the holidays?
  • A: It's a warm and thoughtful gesture during the holiday season.

Personalised corporate gifts are invaluable in expressing appreciation and fostering strong client relationships. Understanding your client's preferences, considering factors like budget, and applying best practices can help you create gifts that leave a lasting impression. As a result, you can stand out in the competitive corporate landscape with a well-planned gifting strategy.

For our Singapore-based clients, we have a particular gifting strategy tailored to meet the city-state's unique cultural and business norms. This Singapore-centric approach helps us connect more deeply with our clients and enhances our relationships.

Surprise Your Employees and Clients with Table Matters!

Brace yourself, Singapore! Table Matters is here to revolutionise your corporate gifting world, and we're not talking about boring old pen sets. Instead, we've got a banquet of offerings served with fun!

  1. Splendid Silverware: Ditch Granny's silver. Our offerings strike the right chord in shiny stainless steel and glamorous gold plating cutlery sets.
  2. Dazzling Dining Sets: Forget the 'Avengers'. Our dining sets are the real superstars! Ideal for anything from an expensive black-tie event to a laid-back barbecue, these sets steal the show.
  3. Glorious Glassware: Every drink becomes a toast of honour in our glassware. This collection is like the Shakespeare of the drinking world!
  4. Super Serveware: Presenting food on our serveware feels like an invitation to an exclusive club. It's like holding the most sought-after backstage pass!
  5. Chic Coasters & Placemats: Our coasters and placemats protect your table in style, wearing it like a superhero cape straight off a runway.
  6. Brilliant Bakeware & Cookware: Discovering our range feels like striking gold. Non-stick pans and cake stands are ready to whip up a storm in your kitchen.
  7. Killer Kitchen Tools: Our kitchen tools offer the precision of a Swiss watch and the thrill of a 007 flick.
  8. Classy Cheeseboards: Our cheeseboards could easily be supermodels. Ready to strut their stuff on your table?
  9. Jazzy Jugs & Pitchers: Serve up some style with our jugs and pitchers. More than just a drink. It's a statement.
  10. Bombastic Barware: Elevate your home bar experience with our barware. Ready for its spotlight?
  11. Excellent Coffee & Tea Gear: For caffeine lovers, our coffee and tea gear makes the perfect grand finale for any brew.

Ready to jazz up Singapore's corporate gifting scene? Table Matters has got you covered. Our offerings are as diverse as Singapore, ensuring that every gift speaks volumes of your consideration and appreciation. With Table Matters, it's time to take the stage.

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