4 Affordable Gift & Award Ideas Your Customers Will Love
If the word "affordable" makes you think of t-shirts, mugs, and hats, you're not alone. But those items aren't the only way to share something affordable with your customers. Think of a 3D model of a building, a full-color portrait of an employee, or a timeless deep etched award filled with rich color. Crystal D can bring any idea to life with premium crystal, and for under $100!
If you're looking for something different than the traditional swag think crystal. Boost your customer's brand, give clients something to remember, and stay within their budget with Crystal D’s awards and gifts.
With the variety of shapes, styles, and imprints, you'll find something to amaze your customer without breaking the bank. Here are 4 affordable gift ideas that will make your customers say, “WOW!”
1. Create Inspiring Desk Displays
Whether in the building or working virtually, employees spend a reasonable amount of time at their desks. Work areas have become more than a place to do work; it's a personalized space that motivates employees and reminds them of the "why" behind their work.
Photo gifts are a popular choice for the office. Customize photos with text such as dates, quotes, or recognition messaging. For recipients that prefer something practical, Crystal D offers nameplates, keychains, and cell phone holders, which are always a great option!
IllumaPix™ Crystal Prints
Spice up a work area with inspirational messaging and photos using IllumaPix™ Crystal Prints.
Easily print your best moments on stunning crystal for display on a wall or desk. The Crystal D IllumaPix™ Gallery is ideal for appreciation gifts, employee awards, wall art, signage, and more. Customers enjoy using company branding or event images to create unique prints that inspire and motivate. Since the recipient can display it on a wall or desk, it makes the perfect office decor or motivational piece. They'll love it!
Practical but Memorable Gifts
Practical gifts make some of the best gifts! Crystal nameplates are always a welcome choice and will brighten up an office. Add a logo, name, and title to the thick crystal and display it on a flat surface. Cellphone holders and light-up keychains make fun gifts and can consist of branding or company messaging to keep your brand top-of-mind.
Recipients will use and enjoy these custom crystal gifts from Crystal D:
- IllumaPix Square 8032, 8034, 8035, 8036
- IllumaPix Rectangle 8022, 8024, 8025
- IllumaPix Freestanding Rectangle 8040
- Jade Nameplate 3607, 3608
- Kelsey Nameplate 6275
- Ridgely Award 4718
- Cell Phone Holder 4489
- Rectangle Lighted Keychain 2062
- Square Lighted Keychain 2061
2. Shake Up Company Branding
The Crosby Gallery comes in various shapes, including square, diamond, rectangle, arch, octagon, circle, and pentagon. Add an accent to give it a unique flair. Don't let the simplicity of this award fool you! Customers love this piece because it is adaptable and customizable, which results in a special award or gift.
A customer requested their logo imprinted on the Crosby Rectangle. Our Crystal D team suggested stamping the gold accent in the shape of their logo. The customer was thrilled to receive a one-of-a-kind piece with their branding shown in a custom way. Our team of experts can work within your budget and offer creative ideas to present to your customer.
- Crosby Rectangle 4159
- Crosby Octagon 4185
- Crosby Pentagon 4155
- Crosby Circle 4165
- Crosby Square 4170
- Crosby Chateau 4180, 4181
- Crosby Diamond 4175
- Various Gold & Silver Accents
3. Onboard in 3D
Companies need to think bigger when it comes to onboarding. 58% of new hires who participated in a structured onboarding program were still at the company after three years. Onboarding is an investment in the future of a company. The process can begin even before the employee starts the job. Companies can nurture new employees with a personal touch that introduces them to the company and its culture.
One idea is to create a 3D cube with the company logo and a QR code. The employee scans the code with their smartphone, and it directs them to any landing page your customer chooses.
Other elements to include with this idea:
- Personalized message on a postcard included with the 3D gift package
- Website copy that includes the employee name and new job title
- A video from the team welcoming them to the team
- A laser imprinted message on the gift box
Employers can inspire and motivate new hires with a memorable experience. Adding personalized and creative messages from their team can leave a lasting impression. Adapt this idea for your onboarding experience, or use it as a feature for an event! We can help you bring your ideas to life and make lasting memories for your customers.
- Camby Rectangle 7901
- Imprints Used: Illumachrome, Illumachrome Plus, 3D subsurface, 2D
4. Honor the best achievements
Customers are craving ways to reconnect, whether that is with staff, vendors, volunteers, or their community. While the world has benefitted from technology and the digital world, it has also caused a disconnect. Your customers want face-to-face interactions and meaningful connections. Employees and staff want to feel valued.
In one study, 70% of remote employees felt more lonely than they did while working in the office. With less face-to-face interactions, some workers are struggling with the feelings of isolation and a lack of engagement. Loneliness at work costs on average $154 billion a year due to lost productivity due to absenteeism. Companies that focus on connection and in-person interactions boost productivity and improve the lives of their employees and staff.
Crystal D awards are a great way to appreciate employees, help them feel connected, and remind them of the special place they have in a business.
The Ramsey Arch is a cost-effective award and a customer favorite. Customers can add a personalized message and enhance their award with a pop of color. The recipient will enjoy a customized award made for them. Customers can combine multiple imprints, such as 3D subsurface, Illumachrome, and colorfill, creating a truly outstanding piece.
- Ramsey Arch 7975
More Ideas to Impress Your Customers
Give your customers the option of an affordable award or gift with a high-perceived value. Whether you are looking for a trendy desk display, a way to onboard new employees, or want to bring a creative idea to life, our team at Crystal D will find awards that fit your budget and timeline.
With our free virtuals and sales tools, we go the extra mile to help you present these ideas to your customers. By leveraging our team of memory makers, we make it easy to sell awards and WOW your customers. Contact us today for more ideas and free tools to help grow your promotional business.