Your clients are your most valuable asset, and you want the holiday gifts you invest in to reflect your appreciation for their continued loyalty and patronage. A well-chosen client holiday gift can be a memorable gesture that resonates with your recipient and leaves a lasting impression.
This year, it’s more important than ever to plan your holiday gifts for clients ahead of time, so you can get the perfect item without worrying about supply chain issues or availability.
We’ve put together five popular categories to focus on when choosing holiday gifts for clients. Within each category, we’ll present three of our top picks. These choices were thoughtfully selected based on current trends, quality, and value.
1. Holiday Gifts that Give Back
In an era where conscious consumerism is gaining momentum, holiday gifts that give back to charitable causes are increasingly appreciated. These items are frequently associated with particular nonprofit organizations or social/environmental initiatives, with a portion of their sales proceeds dedicated to supporting these causes.
They offer a dual benefit – a delightful gift for your client and a meaningful contribution to a worthy cause. Giving socially conscious gifts during the holidays is a thoughtful way to show your clients that your company values align with theirs.
Keep your clients comfortable with a warm and cozy throw blanket made from 100% organic cotton. Since Tentree plants ten trees for every purchase, it's a great way to show clients your commitment to sustainability.
Packaged in a plastic-free gift box, this rechargeable power bank is a functional gift that also promotes sustainability. Nimble is a Certified B Corporation and supports 1% For the Planet, so you can be sure that your corporate holiday gift is supporting a good cause.
Forget about flimsy pages that tear or bleed through; this recyclable notebook guarantees a flawless, uninterrupted writing experience. The 72 sheets of white stone-lined pages have a luxuriously smooth texture, and the water-resistant pages ensure that no matter where inspiration strikes, your client’s precious thoughts and ideas will stay protected.
Karst's commitment to sustainability and education is reflected in its pledge to plant a tree for every order and in its partnership with the World Literacy Foundation — a global nonprofit working towards providing literacy skills and books to children worldwide.
2. Gift Sets
Gift sets are a classic and versatile choice for holiday corporate gifting. They exude a sense of thoughtfulness and attention to detail, as they often include various items that complement each other. Plus, they come beautifully packaged, saving you the hassle of wrapping and presentation.
Whether a set of high-quality tech accessories or a bundle of eco-friendly products, a well-curated holiday gift set can cater to a client's specific interests and tastes.
This gift set is an elegant choice for clients who enjoy a good bottle of vino. This luxurious set includes a battery-operated automatic opener, foil cutter, pourer, and stopper – all designed to elegantly open wine bottles. It's a classy gift that your clients will use every time they pop open a new bottle.
This holiday gift set filled with picnic essentials is an ideal choice for clients who love the great outdoors. It includes a vacuum-insulated bottle, a Sherpa Blanket, and a waterproof can cooler designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. It's a functional and stylish gift that caters to client interests and hobbies.
This unique gift set offers an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap and disposable towels, making it a great choice for eco-conscious clients. It's easy to use—just warm it with your hands to shape over dishes or bowls for a secure seal—and makes for the perfect way to store snacks, lunch leftovers, and other food items without creating any extra waste.
3. Food Gifts
High-quality food items are a universally loved corporate gift idea for the holidays and an incredibly effective way to leave a lasting impression on your clients. The combination of taste, smell, and texture offered by food triggers deeper emotions and can create fond memories that are intimately tied to your brand.
Whether it's a sweet treat, a savory snack, or a fine wine, food gift baskets are a delightful way to indulge your clients and show appreciation this holiday season.
This food gift set is a classy and practical gift for clients who enjoy wine and cheese nights. It includes a selection of delicacies such as shortbread cookies and dipping pretzels. All food items are packaged in an eco-friendly tote bag you can brand with your logo.
Why send out the same old gift baskets this holiday when you can go above and beyond with this luxury four-tier tower of sweetness? Filled with an assortment of gourmet goodies, this gift tower will surely put a smile on your client's faces. Whether it's shared amongst the office or enjoyed with friends and family, there's something sweet for everyone to enjoy.
These holiday-themed candy boxes are filled with festive M&M's® and include a tree window for an extra touch of cheer. Easily add your logo to stunning stock designs or create a custom box with your unique branding.
4. Premium Brand Name Gifts
Premium brand name gifts are a surefire way to impress your VIP clients this holiday season. Products from the world's most sought-after brands, such as Bose, CamelBak, and Yeti, carry a certain level of prestige and reliability that clients appreciate.
Gifting brand name swag shows your clients that you value their partnership and are willing to invest in high-end gifts they’ll enjoy.
This trending tech item helps your clients keep track of their valuables. It's a thoughtful gift that shows you care about their personal belongings as much as their business. The gift set includes a customized AirTag and imprinted leather case, making it the perfect combination of tech and style.
These high-end earbuds offer excellent sound quality and are perfect for fitness-focused clients. Designed with flexible over-ear hooks, these earbuds stay securely in place, no matter how vigorous the workout or activity.
This durable tech case is perfect for clients who travel frequently for work. It includes five elastic loops and two zippered pockets for hassle-free packing, and the slip pocket and cord pass-through feature ensures clients can easily charge their devices on the go.
5. Wireless Chargers
Wireless chargers are a modern, practical holiday gift that caters to the tech-savvy client. They offer convenience and eliminate the clutter of wires, making them a great addition to any workspace. It's a thoughtful gift that shows you understand and cater to your clients' digital needs.
This holiday season, keep in mind the growing popularity of Qi wireless chargers. These types of chargers can charge devices without the need for a physical connection via a cable. You simply place your Qi-enabled device on the charging pad, and it starts charging. Many newer smartphones, including certain models from Apple, Samsung, and Google, are Qi-enabled.
This fast wireless charging pad is sleek and efficient. It offers fast charging without the hassle of wires, making it a great choice for busy professionals who value convenience and efficiency in their gadgets.
This two-in-one client holiday gift offers wireless charging and a stand for added convenience. The advanced technology will automatically switch between 10W and 5W charging modes to ensure optimal charging of any Qi-enabled device.
This wireless charger offers fast charging and serves as an ambient light source. The LED lights turn green when your device is completely charged and blue when charging is in progress. With ample space for branding, you can prominently showcase your logo with a vibrant full-color imprint.
Show You Care with Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Clients
Choosing the right holiday gifts for clients is more than just a seasonal obligation. It's an opportunity to show your appreciation, reinforce your relationship, and express your understanding of their tastes and preferences.
Show customers you care by going beyond the traditional chocolate box or fruit basket. Choose a unique, custom, and personalized holiday gift, and watch as you create deeper connections that promote long-term relationships and continued brand loyalty.
If you’re looking for more hands-on support, get in touch with a GoDelta Brand Consultant. With expertise rooted in creative design and product selection, we’ll use our knowledge to help you find the perfect holiday gift for clients this season.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on August 4th, 2021, and has been updated for accuracy and current best practices.