by Jackie Rogers
Photography by Chad Spencer
Customer experience is an important strategy in any business’s success. Look for experienced-based gifts that are suited to your client’s personality, such as a reservation for Michael’s On East Whiskey Tasting Club ($10 per person), tickets to a show at the Van Wezel ($25 and up) or front-row seats at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre (tickets start at $15).
Holiday gifts for the executive in your life.
A traditional holiday poinsettia sent to your client is always a nice gesture, but fresh-cut flowers delivered to a business every month is a way to keep that holiday feeling all year long. A lovely arrangement will brighten any client’s day (and office) and keep you top of mind. Victoria Blooms, prices vary, but $65 per arrangement will create a memorable bouquet.
WRITE THIS WAY
The hand-sculpted graphite pencil and paper set by Agelio Batle is a unique gift for anyone who appreciates beauty and utility. Personalize this gift by selecting a sculpture tailored to your client’s personality; they come in the shape of an owl, dog, cat and frog. And each writing implement is treated so it won’t rub off onto your hands. It’s a beautiful addition to any desk. Miniature graphite pencil and paper set. $30, Write-on Sarasota.
Thank your clients with a cheese board from Artisan Cheese Company. A delectable array of hand-crafted artisan cheeses, dry-cured sopressata and prosciutto, fruits, nuts and jams can be arranged on an exotic wood cheese board. It’s a relief from all those holiday cookies. Artisan Cheese Company Cheese Board, prices start at $100, exotic wood cheese board sold separately.
FOR THE ALTRUIST
A charitable contribution is a thoughtful gift for the client who has everything, and it’s a great way to support the good being done in our community in his honor. Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Community Foundation of Sarasota County gift cards allow the receiver to select the charitable recipient. Gift cards come in increments of $25 and up.
STREAMING DESKTOP AUDIO
Help your favorite executive start the workday with music, an informative podcast or favorite radio show from across the globe. The Primo Wi-Fi Media Streamer from Grace Digital delivers access to more than 50,000 radio stations, podcasts and on-demand content from the convenience of an iPhone or Touch remote straight to a stereo or powered speakers. Primo sets up within minutes by connecting to Wi-Fi, giving instant access to online services such as Pandora, Live365, SiriusXM, Rhapsody or saved music from a PC or Mac. Best Buy, $149.99.