Archive for Thank You Gifts

Does Your Customers Enjoy Receiving Thank You Gifts From You

"Thank You" Engraved in Welsh

“Thank You” Engraved in Welsh

Absolutely!  I cannot tell you enough how clients when they receive a professional “thank you” gift from their vendors on how much they truly enjoy and appreciate the thought put into giving them a gift after the close of sale.  You were a customer at one point, right?.  If your vendor gave you a thank you gift even if it was just a handwritten note, wouldn’t that make you smile?  You would definitely remember the moment you received it and you will definitely remember your vendor forever.  So how do you say thank you?  Here are a few suggestions:

  • The Definition of Gratitude

    The Definition of Gratitude

    Personalized it in a different language especially if it is from their family heritage.  Say thank you in their language.  Engrave it on a handmade wooden cutting board.  Pair it with cheese knives, cheeses, crackers, jellies and jam.  Wrap it up like a basket using the cutting board as your base.

  • Give your customer(s) the definition of gratitude.  Print it and wrap it around candies or home baked cookies or goodies.  Pioneer Party and Gift got the right idea.
  • Buy them a cup of coffee (a gift card would work) and wrap a handwritten note around it saying “thanks a LATTE for your business and friendship”.  Simple right?

A “thank you” gift doesn’t have to be fancy, just has be special … especially by you.


Great Ideas for Handmade Thank You Gifts

Thank You Handmade Gifts

Thank You Handmade Gifts

Your business would not thrive if it wasn’t for awesome customers that support and love your products and/or services.  Buying your customers “thank you” gifts is a great way to build relationships for future business and for referrals.  Let’s face it, without future business or referrals from your current customers, your business will have to rely on new business and that is always a challenge in itself.  Plus, it is an awesome way to advertise for yourself.  Here are great ideas for handmade “thank you” gifts you can give your clients.

  1. Oreo Gift Basket

    Oreo Gift Basket

    Oreo Gift Basket – everyone loves OREOs (I really don’t know who doesn’t).  Take your favorite OREOs, buy a decorative plate to place it on and wrap it up like a basket.  Of course, you can add more things to it, but something cute like this always brings a smile.  It is especially cute if you are giving this to a teacher.

  2. Custom engrave cutting board (handmade) – repurposed and upcycled meaning made from unused scrap hardwoods.  Sustainable and totally green.  Beautiful and stunning!
  3. With every handmade gift you give, make sure to add a personalized handwritten note from you.  This is important.  It means you care enough to stop and write your client in your own words how much he/she has meant to your business.

Check out Pinterest for even more fabulous ideas.  Maybe something you can do yourself.

Fabulous Ideas for Client Appreciation Gifts

How do you say “thank you” to your customer all their business?  Perhaps, sending them a handwritten note, a wine and fruit basket, sports tickets to a nearby game.  All are great ideas and definitely welcome.  But how about we go outside the box and think “WOW” factor.  How about handmade gifts?  Here are some great ideas on handmade client appreciation gifts.

Letter with Lights

Letter with Lights

1. Vintage Inspired Letter – yes just one or two.  A letter with lights on it.  How cool is that?  Letters that represent their initials or the company’s name first initial and their colors.  Really cool!

2. Alphabet Art Photos – with their company name or your customer’s first name(s).  Black and white or in color.  Frame it so it’s ready to place on their wall for display.  Original and unique.

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

3. Custom engrave cutting board – handmade, repurpose, upcycle made from unused scrap hardwoods to produce a functional item that is so versatile that it can be used as a decorative piece.  Engrave it!  Way to go on personalizing it specific to your client.

Whatever you decide on a client gift, it will absolutely will be well received.  First off, they will not be expecting it.  And if a handwritten note and a wine basket is your go to, I’d say GO FOR IT!


Tips on How to Select Unique Handmade Client Gifts

Custom Made Cutting Boards

Custom Made Cutting Boards

Gifts for your customers can be challenging.  How do you say “thank you” for their business?  A unique thank you gift is very hard to come by.  There is always the standbys like tickets to a sporting game, a bottle of wine, flowers, knife sets or chocolate and fruit.  Let’s go outside the box.  Here are some tips on how to spot one:

Engraving on a Custom Made Cutting Board

Engraving on a Custom Made Cutting Board

1. Look for originality and uniqueness.  More often than not, uniqueness is always the winner.  It doesn’t have to be original, but a little different is always good.

2. Look for handmade.  Handmade gifts are always one of a kind.  It is unique in it’s own way as there are no two alike.  Maybe similar, but not quite the same making your gift truly different and meaningful.

3. Think of who you are giving it to and make it personal.  Engraving or embroidery is always a great touch to your gift.  Making it an heirloom.  Adding their family names, bride and groom with their wedding date, name of the person, a saying they know and so on.  The more it is personalized, the more it becomes special to the individual(s) you are gifting to.


Thank You Gift Ideas for Your Clients

Any business these days have customers.  Customers we cannot do without.  We especially love the repeat customers that come back for more of your service or your product.  Even better, we love customers that give us referrals for more new business.  That really means you are doing a great job and love what you do.  So how do you thank your customers who love you and go the extra mile in coming back for more or giving your referrals so that you and your business can thrive?  Here are some great ideas on what to give and do for your clients:

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

1. Buy handmade and functional.  Something for the kitchen, home decor, for the family.  Like a custom made wood cutting board.

2. Get it personalized.  You cannot go wrong when you get it personalized.  Here’s some ideas on what to engrave depending upon your business.

3. Take the time to wrap it with a pretty bow.  The package speaks a lot when the eye is drawn to it.

4.  Deliver the gift yourself.  Remember, your customers fell in love with you then your service and/or products.  They absolutely want to see you again and especially if you are giving them something in return.

Create memories with your customers.


Why Buy A Custom Cutting Board

Sue Bianco - Alain Pinel

Custom Cutting Board Engraved

It is that time of the year when everyone is looking for that perfect gift to give to your friends, family or clients.  So, why would you buy a custom cutting board as a gift?  Here are a few reasons to consider:

1. A my guide, well made and wooden is one of the best gifts to give for weddings, birthdays, graduation, anniversaries and especially for the holidays.  It is functional, useful and can be decorative.

2. It is a great way to say “Thank You”.  Couple it with cheese knives or cheeses.  Wrap it up with a bow and you are done!

Customer Appreciation Gift

Customer Appreciation Gift

3. It is an awesome my guide  Want to spread love with your clients, engrave your logo on the board.  They will never forget you.

4. It is very hard to re-gift a beautiful cutting board especially if it is personalized.

5. Easy to clean.  Check out our blog on how to clean for your cutting board.

A beautiful custom cutting board is really hard to pass up.  You may even consider buying one for yourself and add it to your kitchen decor.  It is a great conversation piece!


Thank You to Mac Cutting Boards from Legacy Painting Contractors

Legacy Painting Contractors

Legacy Painting Contractors

David and I would like to say “Thank You” to Josie and Bart, for their unique quality hardwood my guide.  Unlike past gifts we have purchased for our customers, these cutting boards make beautiful and long lasting heirlooms for years to come.  For them to be richly unique, they continually search for unused hardwood scraps that Bart repurposes into
cutting board works of art.

Not only do they make great clients gifts, but our family members, friends and neighbors have also enjoyed receiving their very own my guide.  Our favorite gift is when we purchase one as a wedding gift and have it specially engraved with the couples names and wedding dates!

Mac Cutting Boards

Mac Cutting Boards

After meeting Josie, I quickly recognized not only her sweet personality but also her attention to detail and business-like manner while helping others do better in their own business venture.  Due to her strong work ethic and Bart’s artistic ability in wood design, their small business is becoming a great success!

David and I have owned our own business for over 30 years now and have learned to recognize that passion + hard work can equal great success over time, and we have found that Josie and Bart will have many, many successful years ahead of them in their business!

Thank you both for the wonderful gifts you make and the enjoyment we receive when giving them to others.  Here is to a product very well done!

Author: Judy Baughman
Legacy Painting Contractors

What to Bring to a Potluck Party


Going to a potluck party this holiday season?  What do you bring?  Here’s a few ideas.

1.  Ask the organizer if there is a theme to the party.  It narrows the dishes for you.

2.  Don’t worry about who is allergic to what.  Bring a dish that YOU like.  Period.

3.  Bring a dish or platter to serve your food … like a my guide.  Helps with access and presentation.

4.  Make dips. They are wildly popular.  Try this recipe.

Spinach Feta Dip

Spinach Feta Dip

Spinach Feta Dip

1 cup (250 mL) yogurt

4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded dry pack feta cheese

1/4 cup (50 mL) light sour cream

1 pkg. (300 g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp (5 mL) dill weed

1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) freshly ground pepper

Fruit, Crackers, Cheese and a Cutting Board

Fruit, Crackers, Cheese and a Cutting Board

Spoon yogurt into a coffee filter-lined sieve set over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Discard liquid which collects in bowl. Combine drained yogurt with remaining ingredients (cream cheese through pepper) in a bowl. Using medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until blended. Spoon dip into a serving dish. Cover & refrigerate. Serve with pita wedges or crudites. Makes 2 cups.

5.  Bring a “thank you” gift.  Use the my guide you had served your food on to give the hostess as a “thank you” gift.  Great idea Judy!



Realtors | Best Thank You Gifts to Give Your Clients

So many options out there to say “thank you” for your business or referral.  As a realtor, after the close of escrow takes place, chances are they won’t be buying another home in the next few years.  Here are some tips for the best “thank you” gifts EVER!

Anjali Jain Ellis - Alain Pinel

Anjali Jain Ellis – Alain Pinel

1.  Personalizing your gifts by engraving.

– Engrave their first names and the date they received the key to their home.  This works well especially when it is a first time home buyer.

– Engrave their street address of their home and the date they received the keys.

– Engrave the name of the family “The Smiths” and the year they bought the house.

– Simply say “Congratulations from ____”

– Remember to include your name (first name only preferably).  The key is making it more of a personal gift from you instead of a gift from a business transaction.

Sue Bianco - Alain Pinel

Sue Bianco – Alain Pinel

2.  Buy a gift that is functional.  Something they can use for years to come like a my guide.  Engrave that.  Your clients will not only remember you whenever they use your gift, but they will remember the warm feeling they had when receiving it.

Clients always loses business cards, but they will always remember the feeling they had when receiving something unique and fabulous.  You want this!