How awesome is it to receive a pretty package with your name on it when you least expect it? Client gifts are a GREAT way of spoiling your clients and letting them know how special they are! I love surprises, but I also love the idea of surprising my clients with a customised gift. Over the years, I’ve given mini albums as gifts and canvasses or prints of their favourite image. This year, I wanted to do something different and still tie it into my business and branding :)

I remembered receiving a thank you gift with a packaging order from Personalised Keepsakes a while back. It was a little baggie of candies – hard candies with the words “thank you”. I could never bring myself to eat them – I thought they were too cute! Anyway, I looked around the net and found a supplier of custom lollies. I also wanted to use one or two of their favourite images in a gift, so took to Zazzle in search of something appropriate. A double-sided keyring for a couple who were besotted with their little girl <3 I was also going to add a handwritten thank you note and a business magnet. My branding is very natural, Kraft-like, so it was a no-brainer. I found a Kraft box, some shredded brown paper (you can purchase these in packs from some stores) and wrapped the box with my usual colours and branding :) Take a look:

 

Client Gifts - Gillian Foley Photography

 

Client Gifts - Gillian Foley Photography

You can find a Kraft box and shredded paper like this at any bargain store

 

Client Gifts - Gillian Foley Photography

I got the thank you stamp at Zazzle too – I felt it added a nice touch, along with a handwritten note and business card magnet

 

Client Gifts - Gillian Foley Photography

The custom lolly I ordered with custom branding!

 

Client Gifts - Gillian Foley Photography

Of course the *real* gift to the client was using two of their favourite images in these double-sided keyrings <3

I was pleased to receive a message from them saying they were thrilled with their little thank you gift, and loved working with me <3 Client gifts aside, it was also nice to see what these products would turn out like. I’m always game to try something new, or suggest something new to clients. You never know when somebody down the line might be looking for any of these custom products for their own purposes :) If you’re keen to see some of the other products I’ve offered in the past (bearing in mind I’m always happy to investigate new avenues), take a look here. If you’re keen to learn a bit more about me, feel free to check out my About Me or Facebook pages.

~ Gill xoxo