Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts

Generate valuable referrals without going broke. How? Use planned presents and last-minute client gifts to create a memorable experience for every client! (Featuring: GREETABL, HEATHER MAYER PHOTOGRAPHERS, NATURAL INTUITION PHOTOGRAPHY, and STORM ELAINE PHOTOGRAPHY)


My grandmother was the queen of spontaneous gifting.

She’d show up with something small for me – a few flowers from her garden, a sparkling snow globe, a handful of Hershey’s minis, a roll of dimes or a tin of homemade butter cookies.

She didn’t even call these tokens of affection “gifts”; she called them “happies.” And that’s exactly what they were – happiness in my hands.

Here at ShootProof, we think of Greetabl gift boxes as “happies,” too. That’s why we send Greetabls to our own photography-family, and why we decided to introduce Greetabl to you here today: so you can be free to create, connect, and Focus On What Matters Most!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
The ShootProof squad fell in love with Greetabl’s gifts – from cheeky to thoughtful to healing to happy-making. LEARN HOW GREETABL WORKS!

My grandmother gave great gifts. Greetabl makes gift-giving simple and fun.

I’ve combined this gift-giving wisdom to outline four ways to curate your own planned presents and last-minute client gifts – one happy surprise at a time.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Your clients trust you with their most valuable moments. Thank them with small gifts that prove how well you’ve paid attention to their stories. Photos by Natural Intuition Photography

 #1: Give Spontaneously

Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are conventional gift-giving moments. Everyone expects gifts during those times.

But how do you feel when you get a perfectly-personalized gift on a random Tuesday? Happy? Heck yeah! (See? Grandma knew best.)

Even if the “happies” you send aren’t as spontaneous as they appear, seemingly last-minute client gifts are always more memorable than anticipated presents.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Personalize every present with your brand, your images, and your own thoughtful message.

You’re in the perfect position to get personal.

Your clients already expect beautiful photographs from you. Exceed their expectations with little surprises tailored specifically to their tastes! Use every client interaction as an opportunity to make note of their lifestyles and unique likes.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Look at your clients’ clothing choices to help you select the perfect gift. What colors do they love? Any pattern or print preferences? Photos by Storm Elaine Photography

“My portrait client talked non-stop about her young twin daughters’ love of playing ‘tea party’ together. I surprised her with Greetabl’s set of two tiny copper mugs, wrapped in a box with my custom branding and my client’s images. She was overjoyed!”

– A.S.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Seasonal gifts are all about your client’s climate! Send flavored teas or warming candles to cold climates, and gift fun champagne gummies or cooling essential oil mist to a warmer region.  Photo by Heather Mayer Photographers

#2: Plan Stress-Easing Surprises

For wedding photographers, there are lots of fun opportunities to send surprises! Schedule a reminder to send a gift three months before each couple’s wedding day. In the midst of wedding planning and to-do lists, clients will be delighted to receive some self-care or pampering goodies! (Like some essential oil spritz or a soothing coffee scrub!)

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl regularly adds fresh gifts to their product selection, so you’ll never be forced to send the same present twice!

Give gifts to offset invoices.

One of the toughest things many photographers do is ask their clients for money. Soften the experience (for you and  your client) by sending a lighthearted gift a few days before or after an invoice is scheduled to be sent to a client.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Think “delight” when you choose a gift for your clients. The best gifts aren’t necessarily flashy or expensive. All great gifts share one thing in common: they’re an absolute joy to open! Photos by Natural Intuition Photography

PRO TIP: ShootProof Invoices & Giving Gifts

If you’re scheduling your client invoices through ShootProof, simply add gift reminders to your calendar that coordinate with your ShootProof invoicing schedule!


Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
The little pictures on Greetabl’s customizable boxes are perforated so your clients can easily post the tiny keepsakes in a prime spot on their refrigerator or workspace!

Getting a pretty package in the mail will make anyone’s day brighter, no matter how modest the gift inside may be. As a photographer, staying at the forefront of your client’s mind is imperative to getting their endorsements and referrals. So think outside the box and send a gift when your clients least expect it!


Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Think about the entire family when you send a gift. Sometimes, a gift for the kiddos is more meaningful to an exhausted mom and dad than a gift meant solely for them! Photo by Storm Elaine Photography

#3: Personalization Matters More Than Price

My grandmother knew how much I loved silver, and she often managed to sneak some silvery sparkle into the gifts she brought me. She taught me that personalized gifts matter more than costly gifts.

You can’t put a price tag on thoughtfulness. Sometimes the simplest – or silliest – gifts mean the most. They’re the ones we’re inspired to post on Instagram!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl makes last-minute client gifts fun to customize, with sweet presents for every personality!

Make your client’s day with a gift that reminds you of them, like one of these fun little gems:

  • tiny “good vibes” ring dish
  • brass beard comb
  • vibrant enamel unicorn pin
  • the afore-mentioned mini copper mugs!
Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
92% of us trust recommendations from friends and family over any other form of marketing. Make sure your word-of-mouth chatter is positive! Photo by Natural Intuition Photography

Highlight your brand without hijacking your wallet.

Investing a little creativity into both planned presents and last-minute client gifts can do wonders for your wallet! Greetabl’s designs allow countless opportunities to show off your brand personality without breaking the bank.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
A smoothing coffee scrub sounds fantastic. But it’s even better when it arrives unexpectedly, packaged in a brilliant box designed by yours truly!
  • Select full brand customization, and get a one-of-a-kind branded pattern for your Greetabl boxes plus your logo on the insert card.
  • Customize each Greetabl with your clients’ own images, or upload beautiful inspirational photos that communicate your style.
  • Enclose a thoughtful message in a font selected to best represent your personality.
  • Send one gift or two! Most Greetabls have room for two small presents in the fun-to-open box!
Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl’s unexpected gifts celebrate unexpected holidays, too! Galentine’s Day? Check! International Women’s Day? You betcha! Photos by Heather Mayer Photographers

#4: Send Something Share-Worthy

Send gifts as beautiful as they are personal. Your clients will be delighted not only by what’s inside the box, but with the box itself!

The goal? To send gifts your clients will want to show off via their Instagram Stories!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
From inspirational socks to pocket-size multi-tools, Greetabl has a gift for every kind of client.

In a recent Nielsen-Harris Poll, two thousand Americans were surveyed about word-of-mouth and referrals. The results showed that the vast majority (over 80%) sought recommendations from their friends and family members when making a purchase.

Additionally, the survey concluded that when someone shares or talks about a brand on social media, there’s a significant correlation to purchasing behavior.

In short: more chatter = more spending. So make your client interactions – from the first emails to the last-minute client gifts – meaningful and memorable!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl delivers to all 50 states in the U.S. and Canada. This means you won’t pay a dime more for shipping to Hawaii, where these gorgeous family photos were made! Photos by Storm Elaine Photography

Now that you’ve unlocked the secrets of great gift givers, you can start delighting your clients, one bright little box at a time.


Greetabl is your new go-to client gift! In a few easy clicks, customize and send a Greetabl gift with your photos and personal message. NEW: add your own custom print design to create a branded gift experience that will get your clients talking!

 

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts


>>> Start Gifting with Greetabl! <<<

 

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
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Written by RACHEL LACOUR NIESEN & ANNE SIMONE | Featuring GREETABL | Photographs by HEATHER MAYER PHOTOGRAPHERS, NATURAL INTUITION PHOTOGRAPHY, & STORM ELAINE PHOTOGRAPHY


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