When you can’t be face to face with your clients but want to send the maximum amount of holiday cheer, virtual options are a great solution! If that is your situation this holiday season, we have a few out-of-the-box suggestions to spark some inspiration. Here are six virtual gifts that any client on your list would be happy to receive.
1. Virtual Gift Cards
Virtual gift cards make gift giving easy. Even if you’re busy this year, you can do your holiday shopping within minutes and have the digital card sent to your client’s inbox. Choose a gift card from a retail shop or restaurant you know they will love. Many feel that gift cards are impersonal, but it’s all in what you make of it. Identify a specific need or interest that your client has, a hobby they enjoy, or a restaurant they’ve mentioned. Send them a meaningful note with the virtual card to let them know why you chose this specifically for them and to let them know that you’re thinking about them this holiday.
2. Donations in their Name
In the spirit of giving this holiday season, you could opt to donate to a reputable charity in your client’s name to show them you care—about your client and about causes close to their heart. With this type of virtual gift, you accomplish multiple goals: giving a gift, donating to a worthy cause, and showing your client that you truly care about the world around you.
3. A Virtual Class or Other Online Experience
As our world moves to virtual experiences, we have even more digital gift options to choose from. For the client who loves to cook? Maybe a virtual cooking class. For the client who is always looking for their next adventure? Maybe try a virtual history tour of an exotic location. Websites like Master Class and Airbnb have a vast selection of a wide range of experiences to choose from. There’s something for everyone, and your client will appreciate the thoughtful gift!
4. An Informational eBook
An ebook is not only a unique gift but also a marketing opportunity. You can follow your branding guidelines to create a useful piece of content that your client can read leisurely or, if it’s a how-to, something they can refer back to when they need help solving a problem. Of course, the content will vary greatly depending on your industry and audience. If you work in hospitality, for example, and your customers are restaurant owners, your gift to them may be an ebook that features advice from the world’s leading restauranteurs. This is simply an example, of course. But, no matter what your ebook is about, you can incorporate your logo and branding elements to remind your customer that you’re here for them.
5. A Cameo Message from their Favorite Celebrity
Does your client follow a favorite celebrity? You can request a personalized video message on Cameo from stars across the country. From anyone like Kate Flannery of The Office to famed rapper Snoop Dogg, a Cameo video is a one-of-a-kind gift that your client can cherish forever.
6. A Monthly Subscription
Though, in the end, this gift option will not be virtual, subscription boxes are a contact-free way to send your client a gift that keeps on giving. Monthly subscription boxes are a wonderful way to surprise and delight your client with a monthly box of their favorite goodies. There is a subscription box out there for even the most niche interests, so there’s something for everyone.
Are you looking for new ways to engage and connect with your clients? Contact Green Apple Strategy today to schedule a consultation.