Designer Client gifts

November 10th, 2011, 3:16 pm

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I'm looking for suggestions of nice designer-y gifts for my best clients.

Could be something custom (ie. with our logo on it), if done well, but not looking for a cheap piece of swag with a logo printed on it. Logo not a necessity. Something useful and design-oreiented would be nice.

Looking for low qty, maybe 10-20pcs, $20-50. Needs to be easy to ship worldwide. If cheaper, can increase to bulk qty.

I'm also open to doing some customization myself, ie. an insert or printed wrap around an existing thing like an imprint in a Moleskine notebook.

If I had more time, I'd do something completely custom like a letterpress calendar/poster.

Ideas so far-

-custom pens/pencils - nice, but larger qty needed.
-Moleskine
-Some design book
-some unique desk accessory

Thoughts? Suppliers?

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November 10th, 2011, 3:41 pm

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Hey Richard! The Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide will be launching in about a week and a half so hold tight -- im sure you'll find some fun options for client gifts within our picks!

Until then, here are our picks from 2010
http://www.core77.com/ultimategiftguide/2010/

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November 10th, 2011, 3:56 pm

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I should add that easy purchasing and shipping is also key. The problem with most of the things in the gift guide and elsewhere online is that either they won't ship to Canada or shipping costs more than the thing.

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November 10th, 2011, 4:47 pm

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Stendig Calendar available at Crate&Barrel

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decoratin ... ar/s027308

There's one in your town, too! They'll ship easily, from what I can see.
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November 10th, 2011, 9:16 pm

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Branded booze?

You could do the same with coffee, tea, any consumable.

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November 10th, 2011, 9:25 pm

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Damien_ wrote:Image

Branded booze?

You could do the same with coffee, tea, any consumable.
That would awesome but impossible to buy/ship internationally.

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November 12th, 2011, 2:08 am

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Why not something from the 1983 Apple gift catalogue?

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November 14th, 2011, 8:15 am

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November 14th, 2011, 9:52 am

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How much do you think that belt buckle would be worth today?
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November 14th, 2011, 3:42 pm

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How much do you think that belt buckle would be worth today?
$11.39, so a little more than double (less collector value). :wink:

With collector value: http://vintagecomputersale.com/apple-co ... elt-buckle
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November 14th, 2011, 4:05 pm

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How about getting a Pantone mug in their favorite color or company color:
http://museumstore.sfmoma.org/pantonemugs.html

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November 16th, 2011, 3:49 am

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I designed this desk accessorie for a company that might suit your needs.
Solid oak, magnet hidden inside. Possible to engrave logo on the surface with laser.

Don`t know about rules regarding advertising (since I`m connected with the company) so I`ll just add a picture.

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November 16th, 2011, 1:24 pm

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I don't know if you're a member of fab.com or not, but they have these "Field Notes" kits up right now. Cool designey, vintage feel to them. They'd be easy to ship too.
http://fab.com/sale/1379/product/22972/
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November 17th, 2011, 7:51 am

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This is something I have been looking into for SolidDesign. Had a few ideas but looking for something truly original that has a wow factor.

www.soliddesignconsultancy.com
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November 17th, 2011, 11:41 pm

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Coffee87 wrote:I designed this desk accessorie for a company that might suit your needs.
Solid oak, magnet hidden inside. Possible to engrave logo on the surface with laser.

Don`t know about rules regarding advertising (since I`m connected with the company) so I`ll just add a picture.

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I think it is appropriate in that it is a direct response to the question ;-) lets see that link!

These guys make some fun gifty stuff:
http://areaware.com/prodshow.asp?CatID= ... DgodEWM6rg
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