Corporate Gift Idea
Worst Corporate Gift Idea
The worst wedding gift of all time may be toasters. You know that very
well, right? But what is the worst corporate gift? Don’t know the
answer? Well, you may need to read on this article so that you would
save yourself from shame and save the recipient from curl eyebrows.
The useless item. Clueless on the interest of your boss or your client
(suppose the recipient is a male), you head on several stores featuring
"items that men like." After several minutes you finally grab the best
item you could ever find: the most expensive boxing gloves! Guess what?
Your boss hates the sport.
Instructional tapes and videos. Even if you know that the recipient of
the gift is a big fan of Yoga or Pilates or any exercise you see on
instructional tapes and videos, it is not advisable to give him or her
such gifts. Why? You are not sure that that tapes you are giving is not
on his collection. He or she may thank you but you are just wasting
Items "seen on TV!" Ah! Yes, you have seen the George Foreman Grill or
the Magic Chef and you want to give one to your client or boss. But
what if he hates boxing and grilling, and sports and cooking in
general? What if he has already a George Foreman Grill or the Magic
Chef? It is easy to call those numbers on your screen but it is hard to
tell if the recipient has it or not... or will love it or not.
As cheap a rock. A $5 dollar bill may take you somewhere but it will
not certainly provide you much of a choice when thinking of corporate
gift. Sure, you may get something out of it but would you think the
recipient would be happy for it?
Apparel. Unless it is a $100 necktie, you might as well find something
else. A coat could cost to too much. Yes, you may want to impress the
recipient, but do you know exactly his size? Do you think the recipient
will wear it? Do you really know that he likes the color or the type of
clothing you will give? There is no problem with giving apparel or
clothing; that is if you live with the recipient. But since it is a
corporate gift, it is kind of awkward site when your boss wears a coat
or a sweater you give. A necktie would be okay since it can be
discreetly hidden under his coat but still it is a risk you have to
take. Better yet, give a gift certificate or gift voucher.
Langerie. Lingerie? As a corporate gift? Okay, you are single and she
(your client or your co-worker) is single as well… You are so temped to
buy her lingerie... Stop right there because you can put yourself in
deep trouble if you continue. Have you ever heard about the term,
"harassment?" Be careful.
Handmade gift. So you want your gift to have your personal touch? Or
you want to save some money with the gift you will give? Whether you
are super talented or have all the time in the world to make the gift
on your own, it is never advisable to do it. Why? Two reasons: One, you
will end up spending too much on materials and tools than by buying a
ready-made on the store, and two, you will end up giving up your sleep
in exchange to finishing the gift.
A thoughtless thoughtfulness. Chocolate or gourmet gift basket is so
tempting but if the recipient is diabetic, then would you think he or
she will be touched or will ever be thankful on what you have given? Or
you have decided to give a book on "how to lose weight' or "how to
become successful" to your colleague. Even though your intentions are
pure and your conscience is clean, you stay away from these kinds of