Stamford, CN (PRWEB) November 30, 2005
Corporate gift-giving reaches its peak during the holiday season, since it’s the most appropiate time to reward productive employees, thank loyal customers and express gratitude to attentive suppliers. Members of AP9 BusinessMax, a leading small-business discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, know that it’s possible to save money while still finding ideal gifts to strengthen business and client relationships.
Holiday gifts between firms that work with one another are often an expected cost of doing business nowadays. Thankfully, though, they can and should be based on the amount of business the firms do throughout the year. Small-business owners who are also members of AP9 BusinessMax have an advantage: they can show their appreciation with thoughtful presents, without spending too much money, when they access their benefits online at Dealpass.
What to get this year? The idea is to capture the holiday cheer, and a thoughtful, innovative gift might be the right way to do so. AP9 Business Max offers tips on spreading the festive spirit:
--Set a budget. One of the good things about shopping nowadays is that, on many websites, gift ideas are already segmented into different dollar amounts, so you can pick the ideal ones for your needs and finances.
--Be original. Ingenuity is a good tool to surprise your business partners, clients or employees, which are used to the same old things every year. Creativity also helps you come up with ideas to surprise the gift recipient and can keep those ideas within your budget constraints.
--Do theme baskets. Theme baskets are always a great alternative. Pick a topic (movie night, coffee lovers, assorted cookies, jelly and crackers, sweet tooth, pasta lovers), and put it together yourself, using straw baskets, decorative cloth, and holiday trim or wrap.
--Avoid personal gifts. No matter how well you know the owner(s) of the companies you do business with, personal gifts are a no-no for corporate gift-giving. These kinds of presents should be reserved for close friends or family members only.
--Give gift cards. You can create a basket with gift cards for the employees of a partner company or one of your suppliers. All the employees will appreciate the gesture, and they’ll have a chance to spend it at their own time and pace. Restaurant, movies and shopping gift cards are the most popular ones. Add a holiday touch with a festive wrapping paper.
--Get some wine. The classics never go out of style. A good bottle of wine is an elegant way to say thank you, and it’s traditionally well-received. Unless you’re a wine connoisseur, do some research before selecting your wine(s); online research at vineyard websites can help you find delicious wines at good prices. Add an extra touch with accessories like wine glasses, corkscrews and other wine-related needs.
In addition to savings on corporate gifts, AP9 Business Max members enjoy significant, year-round discounts on supplies, business resources, healthcare needs and much more.
About AP9 BusinessMax
AP9 Business Max is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 Business Max.
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