Best Business Gifts for Valentines DayRamon Ray
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and making the day special can be done in so many ways. It’s a great time to consider business gifts for that special someone in your life. A favorite dinner cooked for a loved one, family members, or friends, an extra hand lent in a time of need, or a special gift can all mark the day as something notable to be shared.
When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day through your business, gifts both big and small can hit the mark. Not sure what to get?
Here are my 10 top ideas, written with the support of the Smart Hustle team, for the best business gifts this Valentine’s Day!
Hershey’s can’t be the only company around doing this but they certainly do it really well. This Valentine’s Day, why not give the gift of personalized chocolate kisses to help you celebrate with clients and customers while promoting your brand. You can customize the color of the wrapping and place your logo on the bottom of the kisses. You can even include a small message of your choice like a well-placed “thank you”. They won’t forget your extra treat!
If you haven’t done so yet, try one out and enjoy the chocolate surprise-it’s worth the experience! Hot chocolate bombs are hollow balls made of chocolate that hold marshmallows, and sometimes other goodies, inside. Heat some milk, drop it in, and enjoy the show. These are the perfect small gifts for coworkers, superiors, and clients. Available in multiple flavors and styles from fudge brownie, to caramel candy, and beyond, these treats are sure to hit the spot!
Do you have a special up-and-coming entrepreneur on your list who has a fantastic product but could use a bit of a boost connecting with their audience? Why not give the gift that keeps on giving: branding advice.
Missionentrepreneur.com has multiple engaging marketing products to help business professionals find their focus and get moving. The Marketing Clarity Power Session helps small business owners focus on their message, key goals, and actionable marketing activities for the upcoming months. Branding packages include everything from design consultation to font pairings, logos, and social media templates. A custom email signature helps businesses stand out with a memorable sign-off to match their brand.
Why not help them hone their skills with media, video, or presentation training? Jane Hanson, an Emmy award-winning tv journalist knows the exact bells and whistles to help professionals share their message in the best way possible. Lights, camera, action! Help those around you get results through customized sessions that fit any schedule.
Staying on top of a busy schedule isn’t easy. With the help of the perfect weekly planner, however, the task is certainly a bit more approachable. Presley Paige has a unique assortment of old-school, paper-and-pencil planners that pop with feminie color and life. These can function really well as business gifts.
Looking for something that combines paper with digital? The Morning Five 2022 Planner does this in spades, helping users get focused on what matters to them the most.
Sharing good food with others is always a winning move. Gift your clients and top customers with wine and cheese to help them celebrate with their special someone this Valentine’s Day. HarryandDavid.com has a wide assortment of delectable savory gift baskets that are sure to please, full of delights.
The gift of knowledge through great reading that gets their creative juices turning is always welcome. Smarthustle’s list of 10 best books for small business include The Common Path to Uncommon Success by John Lee Dumas, How I Built this by Guy Raz, and Profile First by Mike Michalowicz, to name a few. Here you’ll find insights into brand building, crafting strong relationships, surviving times of turbulence, and the true value of small businesses.
As a small business expert and founder of SmartHustle.com as well as the SmartHustle podcast, I know all about the challenge small business owners can face when trying to connect with the right audience. I’ve found a great tool for bridging the distance can be podcasting. This year, why not give the gift of podcast coaching through Bernie Mitchell? Best suited to coworking owners and operators, as well as sales and marketing teams, the Podcast 101 Workshop can help them start a podcast that resonates, develop a strategy, face the techie side, and more.
One of my favorite podcasts of all times is the 21 Hats podcast by Loren Feldman.
It may sound too straightforward but sales statistics have proven that making promotional codes available to customers, partners, and clients can be a great way to boost your sales. Giving promo codes out freely on celebration days can help you connect with your crowd and remind them you truly do care for their business and connection. Make them timed events, or offer your promo codes as a discount that starts on Valentine’s Day and runs throughout the spring months. This can help your public adjust to the new season with time to spare.
Valentine’s Day is known for being the pinnacle day for true love and all things romantic, but it doesn’t have to stop there. This celebration is the perfect moment to reconnect with your business network after the wild days of the winter holidays have died down and everyone is looking for a lift out of winter. Go big with your gifts, or stay small. Both approaches have an impact and say to your group “you matter!” Happy Valentine’s Day!