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How to Use A Pop-By Gift

Have you ever thought how easy it is to keep in touch with your clients and market with Pop-By gifts. It’s is cost-effective and can be the funnest part of your job.

A Pleasant Surprise Gift

Remember how nice if felt when someone surprised you with your favorite snack? It made you feel really special that you were remembered.  Your customers and clients feel the same way when you pop-by their workplace with a small gift, known as a Pop-By or Drop By gift. It not only lets them know you’re thinking of them but that you took the time to visit, to sit and chat over a cup of coffee or tea especially if the tag on the Pop-By says “Just Popping By to see what’s brewing”.


Creating Relationships with Pop-Bys

Pop-Bys are great ways to enhance your relationships, personal and professional. It may seem like a simple appreciation gift but it makes people feel special, they are acknowledged and appreciated. People don’t get up every morning saying “I really need to get it touch with ….” You need to keep front of mind and this is a great way to stay ahead of the crowd. Do you stand out from your competition? Do you think your competition really takes the time to make people feel special? Those who are successful, do!

Remember to add a quirky tag and your business card to your gift! Also, let the gift ask for the referral or do the thanking.

Make a list

Get on your computer and make a list of those who you want to create a relationship, touch base with and are your top clients that could help with referrals or who can expand your business.

Pop-By Ideas for

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• Accountants – includes aspirin, a calculator and a stress ball
• Gardening customers – in the springtime
•A teabag and pretty teacup
• Batteries for smoke alarms
• An apple – “Your referrals is the core of my business”
• a pear – offer a “Pear of Helping Hands”

What to say when you Pop-By

  1. “I’m going to be in your area (nput date) between [time of day]; I’d love to  pop-by , say ‘Hi’ and see how you’re doing.”
  2.  “If I can help, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I value our relationship and want to build my business by working with great people like you.”
  3. Making sure the gift says “I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.” or say it to them as you leave.

Keep a stash of Pop-Bys

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Always, keep some handy Pop-By items in your car. Make sure it can be kept in the heat or cold and that it’s not perishable so you can readily pop-by a customer if you happen to be in the neighborhood.



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What are Drop-By or Pop-by gifts you ask?


Pop-bys are simply a small gift given to clients face-to-face. They are intended to deepen your relationship and provide an opportunity to connect. Most people add a catchy “tagline” with the gift to make it fun, memorable, and ultimately to promote their business.

A Quirky Gift

A well thought out Pop-By gift (or a Drop- By gift) can help to make you stand out from the crowd and become one of the funnest part of your business. It’s simply a small gift given to clients face-to-face as you drop by for a few minutes to chat.  It’s been shown that Pop-bys can fundamentally deepen the relationships you have with your clients and the referrals you receive. How cool would it be if you no longer need for cold calling! 

How Pop-Bys are made
Each is done by hand, customized to the clients requirements including:

  • Name
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  • Phone #
  • Email address
  • A quirky referral or
  • thank you message

If you are a realtor, you may be a follower of Brian Buffini and you surely know what a pop-by is. You may want to check out a really good examples in “Pop By Ideas – 25 Examples from the Pros” By Emile L’Eplattenier in FitForBusiness.

Drop- By with an Inexpensive Marketing Gift

These gifts ensure that you’re are a welcomed sight.They are intended to provide an opportunity to connect. Most people add a catchy line with the gift to make it fun, memorable, and ultimately for inexpensive marketing purposes to promote their business and can really get people to know, like and trust them.

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The Best Gift is a Unique Gift Basket

85d2b-me1When was the last time you gave a gift that truly meant something and made the other person feel special? Have you tried sending a personalized Gift Basket. It can be so unique and different from anything else the person has ever received. Almost anything you can imagine, can be placed in a basket. You dream up the idea and it can be done.

What about gift basket for Grandma? If she’s still around, those precious times will remain forever memories.


Today, most of us lead such hectic lives that we struggle to balance our everyday lives – dealing with the demands of work, family, friends, clients, kids soccer games, and all those routine things that life throws at us.

The reality is that, sadly, we sometimes we forget to show our appreciation for those closest to us – and all the other special people in our lives get overlooked.

It happens to everyone, so don’t feel guilty, just start making these important folks a priority in your life. Take some time out of looking at TV and write your list, write a note or stop off for a box of their special chocolates. If you have the time, create a gift basket of the things that they enjoy – fruit gift basket, snacks, cookies, spa products, anything you know they’ll enjoy to show that they are appreciated.  Show them your affection — a thoughtful, meaningful gift they will love.

There are many reasons to give gifts to show you care. Here are some of the best reasons that you will want to remember for your loved ones.

So Many Special Day in Their Lives

Remembering your loved ones during special events will make them feel so appreciated. So many reasons and occasions:

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  • A kosher basket,
  • A basket for baptisms or christenings,
  • Newly engaged,
  • High school graduations,
  • New employee,
  • Promotions at work, awards, accomplishments
  • House-warming events, or
  • Milestones – retirements, going away to college, becoming a teen
  • A simple ‘Thank You’ goes a long way.



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A birthday comes around just once a year and it is important to recognize this day. Let them feel the art of appreciation by  celebrating that special day by getting them the perfect birthday gift basket.

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Anniversaries can be for anything – make it up. The 1st time you saw each other, the special place you met, the special treat you shared.Share a gift basket by marking the special occasion for a parent, sibling, or friend who you haven’t seen in a while. Calling and dropping by with the perfect gift basket is the perfect way to mark any memorable occasion.



Send your condolences during times of loss and letting them know that you’re thinking about them during tough time will bring tremendous comfort. A thoughtful gift basket will send the message that your loved ones are in your thoughts to send a care package or sympathy basket.

Employee appreciation:

Showing your employees that you appreciate is about the best way to build team spirit. A gift basket is perfect for co-workers, with a variety of options to suit anyone’s tastes, hobbies, a basket of doughnut, bagels or snack can show them that their hard work is appreciated and can do wonders to build good workplace relationships.

Thinking about you gift basket or just because!

Finally, what’s better than taking a gift basket to someone for no special reason and when they ask what’s it for and you say “just because” Surprise your loved ones with a special gift basket because you care about them. It will put a smile on their faces that you haven’t seen in a long time and definitely make their day or cheer them up if they were in a slump!