Mix and mingle with corporate gifts

The time between Christmas and New Year's Day is a great opportunity to get some end-of-year networking in before the start of a new year - and if you are keen to mix and mingle this holiday season, corporate gifts could be an excellent way to make a lasting impression.

When it comes to corporate gifts, you will want to think carefully about both the message you are trying to send and the outcome you aim to achieve.

For example, custom cufflinks might be a great option if you are looking to thank a member of staff or a key client or partner for a job well done during the past year.

Alternatively, money clips, pens and pewter mugs are all popular options when it comes to corporate gifts - and these items will remind the beneficiary of your company every time they use them.

Customising any of these items with your corporate logo can be an excellent way to subtly spread the word - and in 2012, your recipient may be inspired to become a repeat client or recommend another customer, as your gift ensures your brand is not forgotten.