Appropriate, professional gifts for business relationships.
Gift-giving during the holidays is not only a nice gesture, but it’s also a great tool to build relationships. The downside, of course, is that picking the right Christmas present for your clients can be stressful. You want it to be kind and thoughtful, yet appropriate for a business relationship.
Top Christmas gifts for clients 2018
Giving your clients or customers a Christmas gift can be a nice token of appreciation for their business throughout the year. These gifts can be small, especially if you have several clients to shop for — it’s the thought that counts.
Food and wine gift baskets
Gift baskets are a tried and true favorite among large companies and can be enjoyed during holiday celebrations, shared between its staff or raffled off for charity. Determine how large the team is and purchase accordingly. Here are a few choice picks:
Home For The Holidays Christmas Gift Basket
A Taste Of Christmas Gift Basket
Luxury gift baskets
If food gift baskets don’t really scream “your client,” a luxe basket just might. Think upscale beauty products or a nicely arranged herb or flower arrangement that can be displayed around the office to give it a little holiday cheer.
Italian Luxuries Gift Basket
Gift Basket Village La Bella Provincia Village
Golden Gourmet Gift Basket
A statement piece
Want to make that client remember you? Get them a statement piece they can work into their office decor. Feel free to go all-out here with wall paintings, rugs, record players or — for a slightly safer though no less practical gift — a new coffee machine. Roll out the good times at your next big event with a professionally crafted whiskey barrel that makes aging alcohol an art form.
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How to pick the best Christmas gift for clients
The right gift for your clients will depend on how long you’ve been in business with them and how well you know them personally. These tips should give you a good place to start when brainstorming for the perfect presents for clients and customers.
- Think of anything business-related that you know they could use or want. This can be something small for the office or a subscription to helpful software.
- Do you know what they like to do outside of work? Do they golf, watch sports or travel?
- Gift cards can be appropriate gifts for clients. You can even put them in something small, like a mug or travel thermos.
What can I get the client who has everything?
Maybe your client is hard to shop for because they already seem to have everything they need for work, and you may not know them well enough personally to get something non-business-related. When this is the case, try these ideas:
- Gift cards
- Hand lotions or soaps
- Artwork for the office
- Coffee or tea sampler
- Desk calendar for the new year
- Unique memo pads or journals
What are the best DIY Christmas gifts for clients?
If you’d rather go the handmade route, consider these DIY gifts for your clients:
- Mug full of goodies like candies, coffee or hot chocolate mix
- Snow globe gift-card holder
- Customized gifts featuring their brand or logo, like mugs, photo frames or paper weights
- Discounts on your products or services
Top gift cards for clients
In a pinch for time or still stuck for ideas this Christmas? Gift cards can go a long way when showing appreciation to a business partner or client.
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