Whether you’re a returning reader or joining us for the first time, welcome to our series on hot gifts for your holiday redemption company stores. If you missed our last two blogs, be sure to check them out for more corporate gifting redemption store ideas (and don’t forget our informative “ABCs” series on redemption stores). Lately, we’ve been talking about how tricky an industry can be. This one is not so tricky but many could say that it’s an uncredited one. The housing and accommodation industry.
You don’t have to be a property or real estate manager to hear daily discussions about the “I” word. I’ll give you a sec. Starts with an “I” and ends with “nflation.” It hasn’t been an easy year for anyone in the housing industry. Hopefully we can help you delight them.
As a brand marketer, you don’t only pay attention to demographics but you also make a note of when you age out of one. I remember talking in a conference room about a target age bracket of 25-29 and thinking whoa, I’m over 30…I’m not in that group anymore. That’s ok – there’s always a gift for everyone.
Why all the “age group” talk? The housing industry is heavily dominated by the 25-44 age bracket. These groups have a strong influence on fashion, music, and digital trends. They are early adopters of new technologies and can set trends in social media, online culture, and sustainable living. This gives us priceless insight into the gifts they’re likely to value the most.
What are the trending gift categories for the housing industry?
What can we put into the hands of social media influencers that will break the internet? We’ll put our money where the numbers are.
Don’t worry, we’ve got the items for you. But before we go any further, we should also mention that this industry tends to be a little more budget-conscious. Not to worry; we’ve got the perfect budget-friendly gifts for your FREE demo redemption store.
While the wildly popular (and widely seen on social media) 40 oz guzzler – which holds enough liquid to fill a bathtub – starts at $50, you can set your eyes on this OG-style mug just in time for cooler weather and campfires, starting at just $27. #StanleyCup #StanleyCupReview #FYP
Yes, it’s Cotopaxi again. But did you know they were founded as a Certified B Corp? These durable packs are what thought leaders are looking for when it comes to a sustainably built product.
Do you know how many calls a day the average property manager makes? Let’s just say statistics vary widely. But between tenant inquiries, maintenance repairs, leasing, vacancies, financial matters, etc. – that sounds like one busy schedule. One that desperately needs some noise-canceling, hands-free calls. You’re just one call away from hitting the mark… pun intended.
Welcome to the second post in our series on holiday gifts for your redemption programs. If you missed our Top Holiday Tech Gifts be sure to check it out. As we explained last week, gifts for tech workers can be tricky because they’ve already seen so many varieties of them. But if you think finding thoughtful gifts for the tech industry is tricky, try healthcare. How do you make these hardworking individuals – whose sole job is to care for others – feel cared for themselves?
The truth is that these individuals appreciate gifts that help them relax during the often limited time they have to care for themselves. They aren’t concerned about the latest tech gadget or another pen to use in the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. We know that pens and stress relievers are hot sellers, but they’re the last things you should be showcasing in a holiday redemption store for healthcare workers.
What are the trending categories for healthcare awareness gifts?
First, let’s check their vitals. What makes their hearts fill up with joy? As we saw in the last post, those totes and coolers are leading the promotional race again. However, that doesn’t mean your healthcare professionals want another red insulated lunch bag that only fits one Red Bull and a homemade sandwich during Heart Health Awareness Month. It means giving them something thoughtful that will light up their day and make them feel truly appreciated.
Trendsetting healthcare awareness gifts for redemption stores.
So, which items are going to earn you the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Well, we’ll talk to the President for you about that, but here’s what will get you close. Rest assured, if you order some spec samples and place them on a FREE demo redemption store to demonstrate to your healthcare clients just how easy it will be to present gifts to their entire staff without any hassle, we might even receive that call from the president ourselves. Let’s get to the hottest healthcare gifts for 2023:
The adult version of Kinder Joy Eggs, these bags are one-of-a-kind. Each pack features a unique color combination. Your clients’ employees can anticipate a delightful surprise! If this doesn’t get your clients’ team raving on social media about the unique design and excitement… well, we’d be at a loss for words. With 490,000 #cotopaxi hashtags out there, you’re in good hands.
It’s a blanket… it’s a sweater… it’s the 2008 Snuggie replica, still going strong. Let this piece do the talking with its functional relaxation. Plus, no size is required, which makes it super simple for your clients’ teams to place their orders on their holiday redemption store. They could literally do it in their sleep!
Did you know that an average 12-hour day shift requires a nurse to walk about 5 miles? Go for a 5-mile walk really quickly and tell me if your coffee is still warm when you get back. Alright, I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, how did it go? Do you feel like tossing some ice cubes in your cup now so you don’t waste that $0.72 Starbucks K-cup? Wouldn’t it be nice to have warm coffee all day long?
Thank you for staying tuned if you’ve made it this far. Next up, just when you thought you knew it all, the trendsetting Gen Zers in the Accommodation Industry! Until next time, happy selling!
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It’s August, and you might be thinking, “Whew, time to relax a little. Tech tradeshows are over.” Nope! Just because you missed Christmas in July doesn’t mean you can slow down for the holidays. In fact, it’s time to get off the couch, crack your knuckles, and start pitching holiday redemption stores to your savvy clients.
After spending eight months presenting, ordering, and tracking every possible trending gift, giveaway, conference piece, and more, your job isn’t done. And before you tell me that your brain hurts from the numerous “holiday gift guides” from every supplier in the industry, it’s time to pull out all the stops to wow your customers with something they’ve never seen before. Maybe even something you’ve never seen before.
What are the trending categories for holiday tech gifts?
We all know our techies love statistics and numbers. So, let’s start with the categories that are trending right now in tech gifts. Don’t worry, your suppliers will hand this information over to you on a silver platter and say, “Please…sell from the top 100 list. These items are working.” Below, you’ll see that totes and coolers are leading the race.
What does this mean? No, not another conference tote. Save that for January. This means showing them items in these categories that will truly capture your techie trendsetter’s attention.
Trendsetting holiday tech gifts for redemption stores.
Now, how unhelpful would it be if I didn’t suggest the perfect items? I guarantee that if you take these items, put them on a FREE demo store, and show them to your clients, you’ll get the interest you are looking for!
If you aren’t bringing up this brand in your client meetings, you aren’t providing them with the quality they are looking for. Offer them an option that says, “Thank you for carrying your work computer around with you everywhere” in style!
If I hear the “S” word one more time right now, you know what I’m talking about. Stanl…no, I need a break. Don’t quote me, but I bet one out of every 10 people has one. What do most trendy people want? They want whatever they’re doing to take time and involve multiple pieces. Who wouldn’t want to say, “Oh, I had my premium coffee in my hotel this morning via my portable brewer. I can go make you a cup” while discussing how the complimentary hotel coffee isn’t enough?
We know it seems a little counterintuitive, but one of the most popular gifts for tech companies is about as ‘analog’ as it gets: the Rocketbook. And let’s not forget that sustainability is on everyone’s minds. There’s not a company in the world right now that isn’t putting together a sustainable task force. What better way to meet our industry’s needs than a reusable, sustainable, tech-inspired journal?
Stay tuned for our holiday gifting trends series. Next up, another notoriously tricky industry for gifting: Healthcare! Until next time, happy selling!