Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Clients in 2015

If you’re still scrambling to pull together a holiday gift for your clients…it’s getting pretty late, don’t you think? Time’s ticking, so you need to act NOW.

We’ve given you lots of ideas for holiday gifts in the past—even some great last-minute options—but this year, there are some really outstanding gifts you could give that will really wow your clients.

Want to stand out from the piles of stale cookies and factory-stamped greeting cards? Check out your options on this list of best holiday gift ideas for clients in 2015.

Best Holiday Gift IdeasFor clients in 2015

  1. The Gift That Keeps on Giving

With so many different options for subscription services these days (Birchbox, Graze, BarkBox—you name it) you can send a gift that continues beyond the holiday season. Many of these services have a 3-month trial subscription option so that you don’t have to pay for a yearlong service, but your client still reaps the benefit of three nice surprises instead of one.

  1. A Quirky Carol

Along with your handwritten holiday card, include a funny twist on favorite a holiday song. You can take the words from your favorite holiday carol and substitute in words that relate to your business for a hilarious, personalized carol created just for your clients. They’ll appreciate your ingenuity and sense of humor.

  1. Tasty Chocolate-Covered Foods

Not all chocolates are created equal. You know those boxes of mystery chocolates that you have to bite into to see what’s inside? That’s not a fun game. Put your dollars to good use and buy chocolate-covered foods instead of making clients play the guessing game. My personal favorite source is Shari’s Berries—and they have super-fast delivery available, too.

  1. Anything from Uncommon Goods

Guys, have you ever looked at Uncommon Goods? They have everything cool and interesting in one place! You can pick out a unique gift for each client to personalize your gift-giving activities, which is made simple by the site’s filters for gift type, price range, or theme.

  1. A Gift with Roots

Sending your clients a small plant (or a kit for something like a terrarium) makes a nice compliment to the statement, “Thanks for helping me grow in 2015.” Bonus: Gifts like these have staying power—and can keep you top of mind with clients well beyond the holiday season.

  1. Pie from a Local Restaurant

If you’re hand-delivering gifts, delicious pie (made from scratch) at a local business can make you the best holiday visitor…ever. Work with a local bakery or restaurant to deliver an impressive dessert that not only supports small business, but also makes your clients oooh and ahhh over your thoughtful gift.

  1. A Donation to Their Favorite Charity

Some companies are tired of getting run-of-the-mill gifts that either add to their waistlines or end up in the trash. If you want to opt-out of the retail cycle this holiday season, ask clients which charity they’d like you to support instead—and make a gift to those who need it most.

Gifts for 2015: Get Noticed

This holiday season, try something new in regard to your client gift-giving activities. Think long and hard about what your clients would benefit from, and skip the gifts that you wouldn’t be thrilled to get yourself.

I want to hear from you: What’s the best client gift you’ve ever gotten?

Kaleigh Moore

Kaleigh Moore is no stranger to small business. She's the Founder of Lumen -- a business that offers copywriting, social media services, and graphic design. When she's not contributing to the EnMast blog, you'll find her running or at the movies (because the running helps manage the movie snack consumption.) Connect with Kaleigh on Twitter, LinkedIn, or read her blog.

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