When it comes to client gifts, let's do the math. The usual go-to's like Belgium chocolates have a shelf life of two weeks, fresh fruit has two or three days tops, and wine?, either it's opened right away or gathering dust on some shelf and by the time it's uncorked, the receiver has no idea who sent it.
But books -- I bet you know where this is going. Books have a shelf life of, well, infinity. Books are notable and the giving of books shows great care and thought on your part. Our corporate clients who send books inevitably hear from their clients soon after the packages arrive to request another book for the following year!
Think about it. You know your clients. We know books. Together, we can put together a gift that will not only stand-out but be remembered long after that last drop of wine is sipped or a foil wrapper is tossed away.
We can pick one book for everybody or go through your list together one-by-one. We can even put together a gift package -- say one hardcover book with a journal or bookmark, or any one of the amazing gifts we have in the store.
Call us for an appointment at 203-245-3959 and ask for either me, Lori Fazio, our Store Manager, or Andrew Brennan, our Head Book Buyer. We can have a meeting in the bookstore or even come to your office. We gift wrap, ship and can write the card for you, so all you need to do is read the thank-you notes and enjoy your clients' appreciation -- and continued business. To make this easy, we have put together a list of some ideas.
For starters, we have hard-to-find, collectible signed editions:
And wait until you see the unique finds in our holiday catalog that Andrew spent months pulling together -- I've included some in my personal picks below:
So here are the next steps to take to make client gift-giving super easy:
See you in the store (or in your office),
Roxanne J. Coady