Corporate gifts are a tough thing to get right. Your workers have worked hard all year for you. They’ve come in early stayed, stayed late and skipped lunches. In may ways, you and your employees are family. Lord knows your employees see each other as much as their own family.
So it’s the end of the year and you’re company continues to grow by leaps and bounds. You had a great year and these employees are who you can thank so you want to thank them correctly. So you decide to go out and purchase them so personalized gifts. Maybe you put their name on it, maybe the company name too. But the most important thing to decide is the gift itself.
There are a lot of choices out there. I received more useless pieces of junk in my days in the corporate world than I can tell you. I have a rubber key ring, that’s right, rubber, that has literally never left the key ring holder on the wall in my kitchen. I received a coffee mug that is somewhere in the back of my cupboard and has never seen the light of day. This is a problem
The thing is, you want to thank your employees by getting them something useful and you also want to increase exposure, morale and maybe get some free advertising. No one is having the name of my old company branded into their brains by seeing that mug in the back of my cupboard. Just as importantly, it was absolutely useless to me. Believe me, a shortage of coffee mugs was not an issue in my life.
That is where the A.T. Cross Pen company comes into the picture. A Cross pen is as good as it gets in the writing instruments industry. They are truly beautiful, from the way they look to the way they write. They have a huge selection, from the Verve collection to the Classic Century style, you can find the perfect pen to fit your company image. To top it off, the Cross company does some of the most handsome personalisation you’ll ever see on their pens. They use state of the art engraving machines and their pens can accommodate more engraving than most, perfect for company names.
The beautiful part about getting Cross pens for your company’s corporate gifts is the use they will get. People that start using a Cross pen don’t stop. I received one two years ago and I’m on my third set of refills, which can easily be purchased so you never have to throw away your Cross writing instrument. I still pull out my pen at almost every meeting I’m in. I travel with it in my briefcase and I use it in my office. To this day, it is the nicest and most useful gift I’ve ever received from an employer. Oh, and I’m pretty sure some of my colleagues have noticed the handsome logo of my old employer!
Simon Brady is a freelance writer and the head of content for Executive Gift Shoppe. They specialise in corporate gifts like Cross pens, money clips, cufflinks and leather padfolios They offer full customisation and quick turnaround time.