Your clients are at the core of your business, and retaining them as your client is imperative for company 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.
Showing your appreciation to clients will go a long way in keeping their business and ensuring a steady foundation for your professional relationship.
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 quick-and-dirty rules for buying your client a gift that’s just right.
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 gifts we’re seeing fly out the door this year.
Buy it for: On-trend clients or employees who appreciate the bells and whistles that come with new technology.
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. Whoever receives this won’t be forgetting you 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.
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 Classic Space Pen is just plain fun! Anyone who receives this will want to show it off, which, with the addition of your company logo, is perfect.
Buy it for: The price point makes this an ideal gift for employees or those clients who you want to show a little love to without going overboard (see rule #3 above!).
Buy it for: Clients who travel frequently (goodbye airplane noise) or those MVP employees who are on the cutting edge of cool.
This leather travel organizer doubles as a wallet, allowing you to stay cool, calm, and collected during even those most chaotic travel schedule. Busy executives will appreciate the sleek style of the genuine leather and the added bonus of RFID protection. With a reasonable price point, this is a gift that will take take you places without burning a hole in your, um, wallet.
Buy it for: Frequent business travelers, international clients, or your sales team.
Tech gadgets are hot commodities, and the polished design of this wireless charger + power bank 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.
Buy it for: Anyone with a smartphone or tablet. So, basically everyone!
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 a custom pen and it’s a gift worthy of attention.
Buy it for: Clients or employees who still appreciate the feel of pen and paper.
Water bottles continue to be a popular choice when thinking about client gifts, and this one is a standout option due to the insulated feature that allows you to keep your drinks cold or hot. Durable in quality thanks to stainless steel, clients will be taking these insulated water bottles with them everywhere!
Buy it for: Anyone who drinks water, coffee, hot chocolate, soda, wine (okay, maybe we shouldn’t encourage that last one!).
Today’s world tends to focus on all digital, all the time. However, many of the important things are still done with pen and paper. A leather executive padfolio is a great gift idea for clients who need to jot down information, organize important documents, or keep track of meeting notes. Offering form, function, and impeccable style, this leather padfolio is a quality gift idea.
Buy it for: The ultra organized client, colleague, or employee.
Buy it for: Business travelers, on-the-go salespeople, travel agents, or anyone who enjoys traveling.
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.
Our list of top 10 gift ideas is just the beginning. There are are a lot of gift options out there. If you feel stuck, give us a call. We’re always here to help!