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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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:
Contact us today to learn more about these tech products and how we can personalize them for your gifting needs.
Voice assistant speakers from big-hitters like Apple, Sonos, JBL and Google have never been so smart. They know today’s headlines and weather and can answer trivia questions with a simple voice command. These speakers also play your chosen music over Bluetooth or wi-fi, and some can access music streaming services.
We help companies to take their gifting up a notch with branding, packaging and deployment solutions.
Branding: Adding your company logo or design on the product helps with brand recognition and exposure. FUSION OF IDEAS does this through direct color printing, laser etching or StealthArmor, a thin vinyl for a semi-permanent branding solution.
Custom Packaging: Packaging solutions such as a customized device sleeve that fits snuggly over the OEM box and custom gift wrap are also ways to make a gift stand out from others. A personalized insert tag with a note from the company leader or sender is another way to customize your gift and add a personal touch.
Deployment: Whether you need to send a gift to one or multiple recipients, FUSION OF IDEAS has you covered with our white-glove deployment service. We can ship individually to domestic and international locations without you having to touch a single device.
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