If you’re looking forward to making 2022 your biggest and best year yet, you’ll know you need to focus on customer acquisition and retention. 

You’ll know you need to do something different to get noticed, to put your brand head and shoulders above your competition and grab your prospects’ attention with an irresistible offer. 

And to do that, you’ll need some irresistible gifts to feature as part of your incentive marketing campaigns. 

Looking at all the latest trends and new releases, here are our predictions for the top gifts, incentives and rewards for 2022, so you can get prepared and get ahead. 

1.The latest consoles

There’s no change at the top, with 2021’s two most in-demand gifts set to dominate the top of wishlists in 2022.

The Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X offer unrivalled gaming experiences, and with many retailers out of stock over Christmas, your customers will love to grab one of these consoles as an incentive when new shipments arrive in January. 

2. The newest phones

The most recent iPhone and Galaxy phones are always sought after gifts and rewards for customers in every industry. Right now, the iPhone 13 or 13 Pro top the list, as does the Galaxy S21

But the Galaxy S22 will be released in early 2022, followed by the iPhone 14 and a possible new iPhone SE. Both these new models – and current ones – will make for great incentives in any of your campaigns.

3. The hottest VR

As Facebook bets big on the metaverse, 2022 is likely to see a surge in demand for Virtual and Augmented Reality tech.

At the top of the list, owned and promoted by Facebook, are the Oculus headsets. We’ve already seen them snapped up as rewards, and the new Quest 2 all-in-one VR is certain to be popular. 

4. AirTags (and other tracking tiles)

Bluetooth tracking tiles have been around for a few years, but with Apple’s launch of the AirTags, they’ve gone mainstream. We’re seeing more and more of these small tags that help locate lost items appearing as customer acquisition and retention incentives. 

Although Apple has made them super simple to integrate with iOS, there are plenty of alternatives like TileMate, Chipolo or Samsung Galaxy SmartTags

5. Air fryers

Moving onto a different kind of air, the latest kitchen gadgets – Air Fryers – are likely to be a big hit in 2022.

As we spend more time at home – and with health and wellbeing a big focus – we’re looking for new ways to cook and eat healthier. The Air Fryer ticks that box. Top of the list is the Ninja Air Fryer Max XL

6. New health & fitness tech

The health and fitness industry continues to see a huge surge in wearable tech, as many of us spend more time on exercise in the midst of a global pandemic. There’s been a big rise in hybrid and virtual workouts – both at the gym and at home – and they make use of wearable fitness trackers.

Apple are rumoured to be expanding the Apple Watch line up, and Fitbits continue to be very popular reward choices. Plus, with Peloton releasing new tech including a camera that can display your form on screen to match it with an instructor, expect more developments in this field in 2022. 

7. Smart home devices

Homes get smarter and smarter every year, and 2022 will be no different. At the top of wishlists for many this year – with Covid-19 still stubbornly front of mind – is a smart air purifier to help fight asthma and allergies and keep a good air flow in our living spaces. 

Or perhaps your customers will want to go smart with their coffee, asking Alexa to make them a cup as soon as they hop out of bed? The Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy could prove popular. 

8. Zero gravity chairs

If you want to reward and incentivise your customers with a little relaxation, then how about a zero gravity massage chair

It’s the ultimate way to kick back and relax in total luxury, taking support, comfort and style to whole new levels. Of course, if those are beyond your incentive marketing budget, there are plenty of alternative zero gravity chairs, without the massage option. 

Get ready for 2022 now

With so many new gifting options in 2022, the only challenge you’ll have is which rewards and incentives to offer your customers.

But with Gift & Go, you can let your customers make their own choice, offering all the top gifts, rewards and incentives without any hassle. 

See how it works for yourself. 

Book a demo of Gift & Go.

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