Best Holiday Gifts for Clients in 2021

July 31, 2021

Our list of best corporate holiday gifts features items you'll be proud to give.

Promotional Gifts for Customers on Holidays 

When it comes to finding the best holiday gift ideas for vip clients—or any client really, remember it’s more than just a gift! It’s an item that will represent your company. When it comes time to deliver, we’ve got 5 tips to make sure you bring your A game and your clients are left with something one of the latest corporate holiday gift items around. And yes, while it is the thought that counts, you want to make sure you’re investing in quality gifts that leave a memorable and most importantly positive impression.   

1. Quality. It’s important to give your customers a quality gift since this is a direct representation of your company. And just like you wouldn’t want your goods or services to be represented by something that was haphazardly made, cheap, or falling apart, they same goes for your company’s swag. Don’t worry, quality holiday gift ideas for clients inexpensive do exist and we can help you find them!

2. Sustainable. Let your company’s ethics and values be your guide in finding and giving sustainable products. From recycled materials to ethical sourcing, the dedicated staff  at Gemnote can help you find affordable marketing swag by company’s you’ll be proud to partner with.

3. Professional. While gag gifts make memorable White Elephant or Secret Santa gifts, they probably don’t convey the professional quality you’re seeking for your holiday corporate gift items list. When it comes to professional gifts, you can let your company’s branding and image be your guide. 

4. Practical. The best gifts are the ones your recipient can use over and over again. And, the marketing power of items like this cannot be stressed enough, especially if you add your company’s logo to it. The repeated exposure to your branding will make your company stand out among the pack especially in a crowded marketplace. 

5. Aesthetic. Quality, sustainability, professionalism, and practicality all have their place when choosing unique client gift ideas for holidays, but for the unexpected wow factor, don’t forget a pleasing aesthetic. While you may not know each client’s personal styling preference you can’t go wrong with clean lines, a modern appeal and earth tones  or complimentary neutrals that allow your client to add to. 

Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Customers

1. Gifts For The Traveler

Whether it’s just an outing to a sports event, concert, or festival, or an all out trip with family or friends, traveling is just what people have in mind! Help your employees and clients the most of their adventures with gifts that are sure to please like soft throws, sustainable drinkware, compact travel cocktail kits and and duffels that go the extra mile in convenience.  

Faribault Woolen Mills Throw + S'well Tumbler + W & P Cocktail Kit + Incase Duffel

Need luxury corporate gifts ideas for clients? They’ll love the Great Lakes throw that’s perfect for cold stadiums, nights under the stars, drafty commutes, and even stay-cations from your living room. 

We all need a vacay once in a while. So no matter where their travels take them, your recipient can stay hydrated in style with a quality tumbler like this one from Swell! Plus it comes with its own reusable  straw so you and your recipient can do your part in minimizing plastic waste.  

Give them something to toast to, like this TSA-approved cocktail kit which contains premium ingredients to make 2 top shelf champagne cocktails. Or, give a bag like this one from Incase with weather-resistant side panels, extra large storage and more! For luxury corporate gifts ideas, this carry-on compliant bag goes above and beyond! 


2. Gifts for the Adventurer!

Adventure awaits and you can help them seize the moment with custom client holiday gifts that were made for living life on the go while keeping your recipient cool. 

Nike DRY Fit Top + The North Face Stalwart Backpack + Nike Swoosh Cap 

For unique high end corporate gifts for holidays, the love is in the details! Plus, with brands like Nike and North Face, that reflect long wear and superior quality you can rest assured your gift won’t go unnoticed. For ultimate swag points add your logo to a Nike DRY Fit tee, cap or The North Face Stalwart backpack for ultimate branding power! 

3. Gifts That Keep It Sweet

It’s the little things in life that help us get through even the toughest days. Like that perfect cup of joe in the mornings, these tasty treats offer instant gratification. 

Mast Chocolate Variety Pack + K + M Dark Chocolate + Dick Taylor’s Craft Chocolate

When no ordinary gift will do, the Mast Chocolate variety pack with gift box is here to the rescue. Features dark, milk, sea salt, almond butter, mint, olive oil, coffee, lavender, raspberry, oat milk, tea, and hazelnut for a heavenly assortment. We’d never underestimate the power of dark chocolate. And this delicious 4 pack of premium dark chocolate from K + M comes features its own gift box for major gifting props! Dick Taylor’s chocolate features the highest quality Brazilian cacao and organic milk from the Alexandre Family Farm for what they call, a “deliciously creamy 55% milk chocolate. It is highlighted by a very special addition of Madagascan Vanilla Beans.”

For more yummy creative holiday client gifts check out Candy Clubs assortment of treats, including their Cupcake Bites which are pretty on the outside (thanks to genius packaging) and decadent on the inside. A mini version of vanilla cupcakes with a birthday cake flavor, they're sure to indulge even your hardest-to-please clients. 


4. Gifts to help them keep in touch

So they aren’t exactly free holiday gift ideas for customers, but these fun essentials won’t blow your budget either! Help them stay in touch with cool office-ready gifts that will upgrade their space.  

Kinto Mugs + Turo Mousepad + Graf Lantz Coasters

Mugs are all the rage, but finding one that’s unique and professional to customize can be a hard task. Thankfully, these Kinto mugs deliver on all accounts. For more inexpensive options, add your logo to stickers, mousepads or even a set of coasters like these from Graf Lantz for marketing power that works as hard as you do.

Need free holiday gift ideas for customers small business? Try including a personalized card or offer a customer incentive for referrals. 

5. Gifts to Bring Them Zen 

Great client holiday gifts that are like a day at the spa? Help your busy clients leave their to do list behind behind with gifts that promote relaxation!

Your best clients will love slipping into sole-soothing comfort with the Morihata room shoes featuring natural deodorizing properties and a quality design that lasts. Looking to impress that sought after client? A Fellow Stagg Electric Kettle brings the heat by making a “ridiculously good cup of coffee” while looking stellar on any countertop. For instant ambiance that promotes relaxation, you can’t go wrong gifting a diffuser like the Vitruvi stone diffuser or a Sunset Reed diffuser. 

Fellow Stagg Electric Kettle +   Morihata Room Shoes  +  Vitruvi Diffuser

6. Gifts to Help Keep Their Wits

Give the gift of technology, and infuse their day with some much needed convenience. If your looking for luxury corporate gifts ideas for clients you’ll love these tech-friendly gifts at prices for every budget. 

Bluetooth headphones + Native Union Power Bank +  Tile Mate +  Ring Light

For a gift that brings the tunes, these bluetooth rechargeable headphones by Sony deliver. Creative corporate holiday gift ideas that are suited for company’s on a smaller budget, you and your customers will love the practical (yet essential) convenience a power bank brings.

A Tile Mate will help your clients keep track of their stuff, while a ring light will keep them out of the shadows and looking their best!

7. Gifts to make them smile

These cool client holiday gifts for every budget are sure to invite smiles! 

Picbot Mount + Fujifilm Instax Retro Camera

When it comes to unique high end corporate gifts for holidays, this Picbot mount turns their smartphone into a video making machine thanks to the facial tracking and 360-degree auto-rotation. For more tech-lover gifts, surprise your clients with a ultra-cool retro camera that makes every occasion worth remembering. For holiday gift ideas for clients inexpensive surprise them with colorful, personalized enamel pins that can go everywhere they do.

8. Gifts that are music to their ears

Concerts are back but your clients don’t have to wait for the perfect venue to enjoy their favorite tunes, thanks to these creative corporate holiday gift ideas.  

AirPod Pros + JBL Headphones + Mino L Bluetooth Speaker + Alto Sound Bar

With AirPod Pros, JBL headphones, a Mino bluetooth speaker or Alto 3 Sound Bar, you can deliver superior sound that your VIP clients will enjoy for years to come! For ultra swag bonus points, ask your Gemnote representative how you can add  personalized gift cards to your packages.

9. Gifts to perk them up

It’s all about the hydration. Whether they’re water guzzlers, coffee lovers, or those who always make time for tea, you can delight your entire client list with stellar sustainable drinkware by the best brands. 

Corksicle Mug +  Reborn Single Serve Coffee Packet +  Kinto Double Wall Expresso

For gifts with staying power, these hard working Corkcicle mugs and tumblers put the "fun" in functional thanks to their irresistible style and innovative design. While the single serve coffee packets in a different flavors prove variety os the spice of life! For shot of perfection, these ultra modern Double Wall Expresso Cups offer a sleek style that compliments every style.

Looking for luxury corporate gifts ideas for clients that bring the "extra," an Ember smart mug (and app) will allow them to set and keep their coffee at the perfect temp thanks to the rechargeable coaster.

10. Gifts to keep them connected

Keep them connected now and long after the holidays have passed with the best tech and accessories!

Lexon Sanitizer/Charger + Native Union Keychain Charger

These client holiday gifts have it all! From a cord free charger that features a built in sanitizer! Throw in a USB keychain charger to keep them in "play mode" longer than their battery alone.

Need more ideas? For that client you just can’t live without, nothing says I value your business quite like an Apple Smart Watch! 

For more personalized client holiday gifts, including wooden corporate gift items, talk to the helpful staff at Gemnote. They can provide you with a collection of marketing and swag gifts to fit any occasion and your budget, as well as tips for handling inventory, delivery options, starting a swag store and so much more!

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