10 Client Gifts: Ideas for This Year

October 11, 2020

10 Client Gifts:  Ideas for This Year

We've got clients gift ideas. The gift ideas range in price but all can be shipped to your client gift list! (Many of these corporate gift ideas would also work for your employees.) Or we can ship the gifts to your location to distribute locally!

Your clients are at the core of your business, and retaining them as a client is imperative for company stability and growth. Maintaining a quality product or service is a great way to show you care about what you're selling, but sometimes you need to go the extra step.

When it comes to ideas for client gifts, it can be tough when your client retention rate is high. You don't want to keep sending the same gifts.

Yet, showing your appreciation to clients will go a long way in keeping their business and ensuring a steady foundation for your professional relationship when you buy client gifts wisely.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Gratitude comes in a variety of packages. Sometimes a simple “thank you” card will suffice. Other times, you need to give something that will make a more lasting impression.

Let’s go over some pointers for buying your client a gift that’s just right.

  1. Stay Consistent with Your Brand
    You've spent time to build your brand - that essential identity that everyone knows and trusts. Your clients are emotionally invested in you, and regardless of whether it’s a product, an email, or a gift, you want to make sure you’re not going against that trust by throwing them a curveball. It doesn’t make sense to be a cardiologist and give your clients a gift card to McDonald’s. You want to stay on-brand, so take some time to think about the gift and how it ties in with your mission.
  2. Know Your Client
    This is an important one. Your gift should convey both professionalism and a sense of familiarity. You want to personalize the gift just enough to let your client know that you see them and you hear them. Consider the tidbits you’ve garnered from conversations with your client and choose a gift that will be meaningful to them.

  3. Consider Your Gift Giving Budget You want to be mindful of cheap, throw away gifts, but you also don’t want to go overboard in your gift selections. If your client subscribes to a $200/year service, buying them a $400 coffee maker is, well, perhaps overdoing it. You can choose quality gifts that offer value without breaking your budget or making anyone feel uncomfortable. Tip: Opt for gifts that get used often, so they stay visible. 
  4. Think Beyond the Holidays
    December is when everyone tends to send gifts, and unless your gift is an incredibly good one, there’s a chance it will get lost in the crowd.  It’s okay to send your client a gift in December, but keep in mind options to say “thank you” outside December. Thanksgiving and the New Year are two great alternatives. What about a first quarter or second quarter thank you gift? What about a summer appreciation package? These unexpected tokens of appreciation will make a lasting impression and leave your client with a happy heart.  

Now that we’ve given you some basic rules to follow when picking out a gift for your client, let’s show you the top client gift ideas for this year!

10 Client Gifts: Ideas Sure to Impress

  1. Custom Apple® AirPods Pro
    Possibly one of best known tech gadgets out there, the latest Apple® AirPods are packed with features to impress Team Apple (although these will pair with PC devices, too!) Ask us for current pricing. And yes, the case can be printed.

Buy it for: On-trend clients or employees who appreciate the latest and greatest.

  1. Leather Duffel Bag

When your gifting needs call for a true classic, this leather duffel bag is going to rise above the rest. Made with genuine leather, it’s a gift that will last through the ages, both in terms of quality and memory. When a client or employee receives this, they won’t be forgetting your generosity for a long time!

Buy it for: Top tier clients, employees with outstanding performance rates, your board of directors...just about anyone who deserves a touch of luxury.

  1. Classic Space Pen    

The Classic Space Pen is a top seller, and it’s easy to see why. With the ability to write in zero gravity, underwater, over grease, and in extreme temperatures, the executive Space Pen is just plain fun! With Space X launching astronauts into space again, presenting this executive engraved pen to a space aficionado is a slam dunk!

Buy it for: This pen is an ideal gift for employees or those clients who you want to show a little love to without going overboard (see rule #3 above!). And we promise, the space geeks will love these astronaut pens!

  1. Executive Padfolio with Charger
    Sometimes life calls for a major dose of organization. This padfolio will keep you organized and your tech handy and charged! If your phone is or is not wirelessly enabled, this charger has you covered. We'd suggest adding a pen. Just ask when you order.

Buy it for: Clients who are working from home or traveling or those MVP employees who you want to acknowledge and help make their jobs easier.

  1. Insulated Tumbler Cup with Ceramic Lid

These insulated tumbler cups have so many clever and yes, useful features. Our customers love the retail brand appeal + no slip bottom + color choices and the perfection of a ceramic lid. This tumbler will have the coffee drinkers standing in line for refills!  With a reasonable price point, this is a client gift (or employee gift) that will be perfect for working from  home or back at the office without burning a hole in your, um, budget. 

Buy it for: Your sales team, your work from home employees, clients who adore coffee! 

  1. Wireless Charger + Bluetooth Speaker

Tech gadgets are hot commodities, and the polished design of this wireless charger + power bank + Bluetooth speaker makes this one a scorcher. The wireless function will appeal to clients with newer devices, but don’t worry. The power bank allows you to connect older device with a USB cord, so it’s truly universal and handy for anyone who seeks 100% battery life. Click to hear how good the speaker sounds! 

Buy it for: Anyone with a smartphone or tablet and don't forget the music lovers! So, basically everyone!

  1. Genuine Leather Custom Journal

You never know when inspiration will strike, which is why leather bound journals make great client gifts. Whether they’re taking meeting notes or writing their life story, clients will appreciate the look and feel of this leather bound journal. Pair with custom executive pen and it’s a gift worthy of attention.

Buy it for: Clients or employees who still appreciate the feel of pen and paper.

  1. After Hours Gift Set  

When coming up with clever ideas for client gifts, it's challenging! This unique gift set has USA small batch sourced snacks + depending on the size you choose, a flask and coasters printed with your logo. Snacks for immediate gratification and items that stay around longer as a reminder of your generosity. That's a win!

Buy it for: Anyone who loves snacks (isn't that most of us?!) has a sense of humor to "get" the unique gift box and loves an "out of the box in the box" gift!

  1. Make Your Own Gift Set Ideas

Want out of the box? Pick the items from our website. The items will likely come from different factories. Your PROMOrx team will arrange to have these shipped to our partner, put in a box (with a card) and shipped to your client or staff gift list. We can have the box custom printed in addition to the items in the box. We can also handle shipping to all the names on your list - home or business addresses! Read this Complete Guide to Virtual Event Swag

What about "Inside or Out, We've Got You Covered" theme? A notebook journal + a desk top game for stress relief + a very handy inside out umbrella? You could also add a pen or face mask.

Or go with "Tired of the Walls? Go for the Great Outdoors!" With this one, there's a great outside checkers game (ask us), order an umbrella and add an insulated water bottle with a carry strap.

Buy it for: Client or staff who you want to select special gift ideas for that will show appreciation for who they are as individuals.

  1. Wireless Charger Stand
    This wireless charger has fast charge capability and plenty of room for your message or logo. When you're considering wireless chargers, this one should definitely make your gift list. 

Buy it for: On-the-go salespeople, or team WFH (work from home) will appreciate this tech savvy gift!

Shopping for your clients doesn’t have to be stressful, but it should be intentional. With a little time, energy, and forethought, you’ll have an appropriate client gift that meets all the requirements and leaves your clients feeling appreciated.

The PROMOrx list of top 10 gift ideas is just the beginning. There are a lot of gift options out there. We know. We feel the same pain.  If you feel stuck, give us a call. We’re always here to help!

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