How to Be a Customer’s Cupid This Valentine’s Day
There’s still plenty of time before Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to get your customers something they’ll truly cherish. Any reason is a great reason to further promote your company, so why not capitalize on this holiday and pick up some promotional products to give away? Whether you’ll be at a convention or a trade show the week of Valentine’s Day or at your store, these promo items will make expanding your brand easy!
But first, a quick Valentine’s Day history lesson (don’t worry, no quiz follows it). The history of giving chocolate on Valentine’s Day goes back 2,000 years to the times of the Mayans and Aztecs in Latin America. The high-ranking and powerful would infuse cocoa beans with water to form frothy chocolate drinks for special occasions (and as sacrifices to the gods). Montezuma, an Aztec ruler, believed that chocolate was an aphrodisiac and would routinely drink it before a night of Twister or Charades (wink), thus sealing chocolate’s popularity and its association with love and romance in today’s culture.
It turns out Montezuma was a pretty smart guy, since today’s scientists have linked the chemical phenylethylamine in chocolate to feelings of excitement and happiness. This chemical almost acts as an anti-depressant and gives us the same feelings as falling in love. Not too shabby of an association for your company to capitalize on!
If giving away chocolate is the route you want to take and you have a decent budget, I recommend checking out Van Gogh Chocolate Filled Gift Boxes. You can choose what varieties of chocolate you’d like it to be filled with! For the more budget-conscious, I suggest handing out the Rockwell Square Chocolate Pieces so you can give your sweeties as many as they want and none to those who blew you off last Valentine’s Day.
For a softer giveaway that can sit in a car without danger of melting, you can’t go wrong with an adorable plushy! Spencer the bear is a cute stuffed animal that will show how you love your customers ‘beary’ much (sorry, couldn’t resist that). You choose his shirt and what information you want imprinted on it. His little plush monkey key chain friend will allow your customers to take your admiration with them wherever they go!
Giving away a dozen red roses to every single one of your customers on this special day, while nice, would be incredibly expensive. Instead, these Potted Pens will give the same effect of receiving flowers from a secret admirer without blowing your entire budget. Or, give away flowers with “some assembly required.” These Confetti Seeds will have them seeing beautiful flowers within a few weeks. No matter which promo product you choose, anytime they’re seen by your customers they’ll think of you fondly.
It wouldn’t be a Quality Logo Products blog post without some suggestions for squishy stress relievers in it. If you want to sprinkle some good tidings into your promotional giveaway, then you can’t go wrong with Heart Stress Relievers. They’re economical and they never fail to let everyone who receives one know that you adore them. No matter what you hear, it’s not how much you spend but the thought that counts!
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a night out on the town with that special someone or spending time with friends watching a fun romantic comedy, let your customers know that you’re glad they’re in your life. These promotional products will get your point across loud and clear without any mixed signals.
Is there a really great Valentine’s Day related promotional product we forgot to include? Have you ever received something special from a company on Valentine’s Day? Do you have any special plans for this day (just a head’s up, it’s on Tuesday the 14th of February)? Sound off below!
Amy is one of Quality Logo Products’ content developers and social media coordinators. She is a self-professed newspaper nerd and thoroughly enjoys reading business and financial news and having impromptu discussions about it. Oh yeah, she’s “one of those” people! A true Midwestern girl by nature, she loves riding her bike, photography, and the Chicago Cubs. You can connect with Amy on Google+