8 September business gifting opportunities
There are a lot of professional recognition weeks and celebratory days in September, and we’ve rounded up eight of them that make perfect business gifting opportunities.
1. International Housekeepers Week: September 11 – 17, 2022
It is estimated that there are over 680,000 housekeepers in the United States. International Housekeepers Week was started 41 years ago to recognize these hard-working individuals that oftentimes receive little to no recognition. In an age with COVID, their job of cleaning and sanitizing spaces has become even more important for everyone’s health and safety. Recognize and reward their hard work with a gift of their choice this week.
2. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: September 11 – 17, 2022
The trucking industry is vital to our infrastructure and economy, yet consistently struggles with having an adequate number of employed drivers. With 72.5% of freight in the US being moved by trucks, much of what we purchase, like groceries, wouldn’t be available without the dedicated truck drivers who move product around. During national truck driver appreciation week, consider demonstrating your gratitude for these hardworking individuals with a gift of their choice that they can order when they know they’ll be home to receive it.
3. National Feel the Love Day: September 7, 2022
National Feel the Love day is about celebrating your relationships, regardless if they’re romantic, friendship, familial, or in the workplace. Use this day to surprise and delight your employees and/or customers. After all, time spent at work accounts for ~25% of our time each week.
4. Programmers Day: September 13, 2022
Living in such a tech-forward world, it’s likely that you have or work with a team of programmers that are writing, modifying, and testing code and scripts. Whether to support the tools you use or the products and services you sell, programmers have helped propel our world forward. That’s why the 256th day of the year, a number that has special meaning in the world of programming, is dedicated to celebrating these professionals.
5. IT Professionals’ Day: September 20, 2022
I don’t know about you, but an IT professional has definitely saved my day once or twice. Whether to help me troubleshoot a computer problem or to help me restore something on a server, these individuals have a skill set I wish I had. Whether they’ve helped you in a sticky situation or have kept things running so smoothly you’ve rarely encountered them, recognize and reward your IT staff today!
6. First Day of Fall: September 22, 2022
A new season offers a new opportunity to surprise your customers or employees with a thoughtful gift. Whether to celebrate what is arguably the best season of the year, reward all that was accomplished over the summer, keep the individual engaged with your company, or another reason specific to your relationship, start this season off on a high note!
7. National Food Service Workers Day: September 25, 2022
The restaurant and food industry was one of the ones hit hardest at the beginning of the pandemic. While the industry is rebuilding — in March 2022, 61,000 restaurant and food industry jobs were added — it’s still plagued by being short-staffed as restaurants reopen. Help retain your employees by rewarding their hard work on National Food Service Workers Day.
8. HR Professional Appreciation Day: September 26, 2022
In a time marked by The Great Resignation, the life of an HR professional has been very tough lately. From recruiting new talent and trying to retain employees to increased expectations of perks and benefits and keeping morale up during a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and political disparity, individuals in HR have had to keep up with an ever-changing workforce. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate your HR team and recognize all that they’ve done for your organization in recent years.
Whether you have just a handful of employees or customers to recognize this month or thousands, Loop & Tie can help you deliver the gift of choice while making a positive social and environmental impact. Start gifting now.