It’s taken me years to start planning my client gift giving early enough so that I’m not scrambling at the last minute. Still, not everyone can be as organized as me. 🙂 Fortunately, there are lots of digital options these days that will still put a smile on your clients’ face and get there by Christmas.
Rather than fight the crowds to buy a physical gift card, try Yiftee. This gifting app lets you digitally send e-gift cards for local businesses (shop local! yay!). You avoid shipping fees, which can really add up, and you know it’ll get before Christmas. Yiftee’s dashboard lets you manage your gifts, see who’s redeemed them, and manage budgets. You pay $1 per edelivery, plus 5% of the gift card value.
2. Monthly Subscriptions
These are all the rage these days. You can sign your clients up for monthly boxes of pampering, beer, and yes, even bacon. Choose something you know your client is into, then pick how many months you want to send them. Monthly subscriptions vary, but tend to be $20-50 a month.
What’s cool about Giftly is that instead of choosing the business your client has to spend the gift card at, you choose a category, like “Spa Day” or “Coffee.” The gift card is a Visa card that can be redeemed anywhere that accepts credit or debit cards. So your clients can choose where they enjoy that cuppa joe or foot massage. Perfect. There is a processing fee, based on the dollar face value.
4. The Gift of Entertainment
5. The Gift of Savings
Daily deal sites like Groupon offer gift cards, which are great for providing more bang for your buck. The deals are already offered at a fraction of their retail value, so your clients can score great services and products with your gift card, which come either digitally or as a physical card in the mail.
If you put off holiday shopping til the last minute, don’t fret. We live in an digital age, and there are plenty of options out there.