Client gifts aren’t just a kind gesture you should consider at the end of each year. Rather, sending your client gifts shows that you appreciate their business and care enough to plan ahead and spend money on them.
But finding client gifts that people actually appreciate can be difficult. We’ve all be on the receiving end of these client gifts thinking to yourself, “please, not more cookies or pastries.”
Taking time to find the best client gifts not only shows you care, but it can also be a smart business move. When you send your client gifts it also keeps you top-of-mind and helps generate more business and referrals in the future.
Understanding that client gifts are not only thoughtful but also good for business, we’ve put together a list of resources that make choosing the best client gift easy and rewarding.
First, we’ll share some of our favorite client gifts and then we’ll dive into some tips on how to choose the right one & create a process to make it easy.
These fun plants make fun client gifts for two reasons: they are just the right size for your client’s desk, and include a positive message on each plant.
We really love the tomato option that says, “Grateful for you from my head to-MA-toes!” This blossom kit is just $13.95.
Not only is this a great client gift in the moment, but as the plant grows on their desk or in their home, your clients will continue to remember your kindness and stay top-of-mind. Mission accomplished.
Fruit & Nuts Gift Baskets (Get Creative Here)
Of course, you can’t go wrong with a quality nut or fruit basket as a client gift. From dried fruit, honey sticks, chocolate covered cookies, and a plethora of nuts, Oh! Nuts has a bunch of great client gifts to order. Any of the options will definitely impress your clients, and are a nice touch for year-round occasions.
If you decide to go with a more traditional nut or fruit tray, maybe try something more unique like this fun tray that turns into a fruit basket (shown above) they can keep in their office break room year-round.
Desktop Succulents (Customizable too!)
Sending single plants or groups of small succulent gardens that come pre-packaged in a planter as client gifts is easy with Lula’s Garden. Unlike traditional flowers, succulents are low maintenance and have the potential to live much longer!
That means, these client gifts will stay on your client’s desk for a long time—reminding them of your partnership and your own thoughtfulness.
There’s at least one mask out there for anybody on your gift list. One company has gone a step further with the MaskFone. It comes with wireless earbuds attached and built-in volume controls. The black, breathable fabric is water-resistant. Not on a call or listening to music? It doubles as a voice amplifier for mask-on conversation and comes in two sizes, with replaceable filters.
Available at MaskFone.com and Amazon. From $49.99.
If you’ve got an entertainment fan who’s really into a particular celebrity, then your first stop should almost certainly be to Cameo, a site where you can pay a little (or a lot) for the rich and famous to record a short, personalized greeting for your friend or client.
Perd Hapley from Parks and Recreation? That’ll be $49, please. Former NFL great Brett Favre? That’s a bit more, at a cool $300. You'll be surprised at the ever-expanding list of famous and infamous names available to choose from!