Are you wondering where the months of October and November went? You’re not alone! 2024 is right around the corner, and with it, the need for holiday and end-of-year gifts for employees, customers, and business associates.
While M&IW’s Flow Gifting Team typically recommends ordering holiday gifts before November, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost! Thanks to our team’s industry connections and expert knowledge, there’s still time to source meaningful gifts that will be appreciated by recipients—not thrown out. Here are some of our top recommendations for last-minute gifting ideas.
Last-minute Holiday Gifts
Gifting comes in all shapes, sizes, and tastes. The most important thing is to show appreciation to those who mean the most. Contact us to learn more about gifting opportunities. In the meantime, these ideas for last-minute gifts may inspire you.
Share a Tasty Treat
Everyone loves to share delicious holiday treats! You can never go wrong with a box of chocolate, and popcorn tins are always a festive option. If you’re looking for something more unique, DIY kits like bento snack boxes or make-your-own ravioli are all the rage. Plus, they provide the added bonus of engaging recipients and providing a memorable experience. They’ll never forget stuffing their own ravioli with the whole family!
Provide a Tropical Escape
Are your recipients dreaming of a warm Christmas? A sun-and-fun gift box brings good vibes no matter how dreary the weather. Fill it with items to use on a sunny winter vacation or to save for warmer days ahead. Beach towels, sun-care kits, and beach bags are all great ways to brighten their day. For something more interactive, try a virtual choose-your-own sunglasses experience to allow recipients to select—or even customize!—their favorite pair.
Give the Gift of Choice
Speaking of choose-your-own, allowing recipients a choice of gift is one of the year’s top gifting trends. Providing options guarantees everyone receives something they like. To give yourself more time and extend the spirit of giving past the holidays, send an email to recipients in December thanking them for a wonderful year and letting them know a choose-your-own gift experience will open in January. Then, follow up in the new year with another note of appreciation expressing excitement for the year ahead and linking to the gift redemption site.
Spread Charitable Cheer
Don’t underestimate the power of giving back. Gifts with a philanthropic giveback element—planting a tree, donating to a charitable cause, or giving sustainable goods, for example—are a win-win when it comes to spreading holiday cheer. Not only does the environment or a worthy organization benefit, but the recipient both knows you were thinking of them and feels good knowing their gift made a difference.
There’s No Time Like the Present…
…to start sourcing your presents! If you still need holiday or end-of-year gifts for your employees, customers, or business associates but just don’t have the time to make it happen, you’re in luck—M&IW’s Flow Gifting Team is your go-to gifting resource! Our gifting experts will save you time (and stress) while maximizing your budget and delivering unique, impactful gifts for any recipient. Our gifting capabilities aren’t just limited to the US, either. We can deliver both physical and digital gifts to most countries!
Contact us to get started. Already an M&IW customer? Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more.
Sr. Engagement Consultant
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.