Survival Guide for the Last-Minute Gifter

Last-minute gifting? You are not alone. 

The good news is, finding a last-minute gift is easier than ever thanks to next-day shipping, streaming services, and subscription boxes.

When it comes to last-minute gifts, there are still ways to make the recipient feel special and unique through personalization and creating experiences. So before you go online and grab the quickest gift you can find, here are some tips to consider.

Think Outside the (Gift) Box

Gift cards give the recipient the freedom to choose what they want. If you go this route, you can still make the gift card personal. You don’t have to present it as-is from the grocery store stand.

Using a thin vinyl wrap, FUSION OF IDEAS’ StealthArmor branding solution allows you to personalize the front of the gift card with your company name or a unique design.

FUSION OF IDEAS' StealthArmor branding solutions help make gift cards personal and fun for your recipient.
FUSION OF IDEAS’ StealthArmor branding solution helps make gift cards personal and fun for your recipient.

 

Consider a Charitable Donation

What if a “perfect gift” does not depend on stocked store shelves or online warehouse supplies? 

A new study this year found that 59 percent of Americans would rather receive a donation to charity in their name than a gift for themselves this year. Contributing to a charitable organization can be personal, especially if it is a cause that the recipient cares about. Particularly after another challenging year, many are seeing the importance of supporting our communities and each other. 

Make it a Gift for the New Year

Make your gift one that rings in the New Year. It takes the pressure off the busyness of the holidays – for both the giver and the recipient – and sets a positive tone for the year ahead. 

Choose a gift like premium technology that is a year-round favorite and can be given at any time. 

A gift to welcome in the New Year creates excitement and anticipation for the year ahead.
A gift to welcome in the New Year creates excitement and anticipation for the upcoming year ahead.

Creating a Buzz with Customized Corporate Gifts

Through giving gifts of personalization, OpenJar Concepts, a Southern California-based hybrid marketing agency, has created a buzz among its clients and employees. 

It all began when the company one year, received a custom-branded holiday gift. The OpenJar team was inspired to give something customized and personal using its own logo and a catchy slogan. That year, OpenJar sought to give customized Beats Studio3 headphones as gifts to employees, each wrapped with custom gift wrap. 

“We are a full-service advertising agency, passionate about branding,” said OpenJar Concepts CEO Adam Warren. “We have come to enjoy the idea of branding products that live with our clients for long periods of time. It is tough to beat that kind of awareness.”

That same year was also OpenJar’s eighth anniversary. As a token of appreciation to its top clients on the milestone, the company distributed personalized Apple HomePod speakers and Apple AirPods as customer appreciation gifts.

Warren added, “FUSION OF IDEAS is an amazing way to help make our brand personal.  Our clients were so impressed by the customized holiday gifts we mailed out, that we have continued to utilize FUSION OF IDEAS to expand our catalog of gift items.”

The feedback from clients and employees sparked OpenJar’s plan to continue to give personalized, premium technology as part of their corporate gifting program. From smartwatches to even iPads, the company has since made quite a buzz through thoughtful gift-giving.

“I plan on using FUSION OF IDEAS every year to show appreciation to our clients for the business we have done together,” said Warren.

Apple Watch Digital Personalization

Apple Watch has become to many, a business partner, a communications partner, a fitness partner and sometimes, a lifeline accessory, that is worn on your wrist. 

The latest Apple Watch 7 has made its way to become a top high-tech gift due to its beautiful design and cutting-edge capabilities. 

FUSION OF IDEAS takes this gifting opportunity to the next level by making Apple Watch truly unique with hardware customization and digital personalization. 

Hardware customization 

An immersive brand experience starts with permanent branding using laser etching on the Watch band and/or casing, and direct color print on the Watch charger.

Digital personalization

The digital personalization experience allows for businesses to showcase their brand and messaging using the recipient’s phone and watch.

Click on the video below to see how the digital wallpaper works.

Creating an immersive brand experience with MTV’s iconic Moonman

Recently, Best Buy for Business and FUSION OF IDEAS helped media conglomerate, Viacom, create a memorable gifting experience for its MTV team.

The solution was a fully immersive gift experience using Apple Watch that included:

  • Customized Watch band using the station’s iconic logo
  • Digital experience with a welcome video and invitation to download customized digital wallpaper for the Watch

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, let us help you create a memorable unboxing experience for all your corporate gifting needs: 

  • Hardware Customization – Make your gift unique through personalization. Our direct UV color print, laser etching and StealthArmor solutions customize your gift by adding the recipient’s name, your company logo or artwork directly on the device.

  • Digital Personalization – Customize the user’s experience of a new smartwatch or tablet, such as Apple Watch, iPad or iPad mini, with custom wallpaper or other digital content.

  • Custom Packaging & Gift Wrap – Create a memorable gift with custom packaging, device sleeves, insert tags, custom boxes and even gift wrap.

  • Kitting & Shipping – Kit multiple items together in one package and have them shipped to one or multiple locations.

2021 holiday gift guide

Inside, we feature the latest premium technology products that FUSION OF IDEAS can personalize, kit and ship directly to your gift recipients. 

Apple Craze: 2021 Fall Releases

Apple hosted two events this fall, which featured updates on its most popular devices. From the powerful iPad mini to the release of the colorful HomePod mini, Apple has inspired us to maximize the use of our customization solutions to create immersive brand experiences.

Take a peek at what’s coming:

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
Apple HomePod mini
Apple HomePod mini
Apple iPhone 13 & 13 Pro
Apple iPhone 13 & 13 Pro 
Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 7
14" & 16" MacBook Pro
14″ & 16″ MacBook Pro
Apple iPad
Apple iPad
Apple iPad mini
Apple iPad mini

Contact us today to learn more about these tech products and how we can personalize them for your gifting needs.