What do you do with unsolicited vendor gifts?

Keep it28%

I never accept them30%

Donate it14%

Depends on the dollar amount23%

Other (leave a comment)4%


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Digital Marketing Manager in Healthcare and Biotech, Self-employed
Depends on what it is!
VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Have drawing and give them away to members on team
VP of IT in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
All gifts with a value of more than $25 are handed into HR who then raffle them off to the staff during the company’s social events.
Manager of Marketing, Self-employed
Kaushal Gupta
Director in Software, 10,001+ employees
Follow corporate policies
Group Chief Information Officer in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
If it is must to have, I gift it to my employee of the month (best performer )so it will be back to my company and not to me
Director of Marketing in Software, 51 - 200 employees
Share with my team
Senior Information Security Manager in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
Most firms have policies around gifts.

Generally there’s no issue if the gift is ‘incidental’. Generally that would be about $50 or so.

If it is around holiday time, then should not be an issue most of the time.

If you are in the middle of an RFP and they send it, should certainly be returned to them.
Senior Director, Defense Programs in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Ever see the “will it blend” series of videos? 🤔
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Managing Partner, Partnerships & Strategy in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

Amazing videos. Did wonders for the brand overnight.

CEO in Media, 11 - 50 employees
I will keep it or maybe donate it.

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