A corporate gift is a present that symbolizes an appreciative gesture from a company to an individual or from one company to another. Some companies never put a gifting program into their marketing budgets, whereas other companies wouldn’t think of eliminating it from their fiscal marketing budgets.

Although everyone appreciates receiving a gift at any time of the year, a gift from a corporation or in honor of a special recognition is always very much appreciated. Gift companies and promotional companies thrive abundantly when a corporation chooses one of their items to give to either their employees or as a corporate gift to another company.

Perhaps you’ve received a calendar, a pen, keychain, or any other number of items with the company’s name on the item. It was mailed to you as an appreciative gesture for your business. Or maybe you’ve gone to your family dentist to have your teeth cleaned, and the hygienist presents you with a little packet of goodies to take home. That might include a free toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and things of that nature. However its package, and whenever it’s presented to you, it’s still called a corporate gift.

What we’ve mentioned so far are general and practical corporate gifts. However, nothing says thank you better than a personalized leather product with your name or initials on it. Expensive? Yes. But certainly it’s a gift you won’t soon forget. Why is it important to give a gift that will be remembered for a long time? Giving a leather product as a gift makes a professional statement not only about the success of the corporate gifts wholesale company, but the corporate gift makes a huge statement about how much they appreciate their customers.

Over the years, I have worked for companies or provided services to companies that never gave a corporate gift to any of its employees or business partners, and that’s not to say that they weren’t good companies. However, I do remember one year when I was the proud recipient of a leather portfolio and a designer fountain pen. The leather portfolio had my full name engraved on the cover. Wow! That was twenty years ago. I have never forgotten that company or their generosity. To this day, I speak very highly of the company, and I recommend its products to almost everyone I meet. Does that mean I was bought and my thoughts were swayed just because I received a personalized leather corporate gift? Certainly not.

Corporate gifting, as I see it, is a way to pay it forward and to show appreciation. Gratefulness is a two-way exchange. When you decide that you’d like to include leather gifts into your corporate gifting program, then here’s a brief list of various items that can easily be monogrammed to show your appreciation.