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How to Choose the Right Christmas Gifts for Clients

10/02/2023 seasonal

Your Guide to Client Holiday Gifting

If you’re here, we’re assuming your client holiday gift hunt has begun! This year, we’ve made gift giving easier than ever with our corporate holiday gifts, outlining everything from choosing the right gift to choosing the right budget, and even threw in some of our top gift ideas. Let’s jump right in!

Selecting the perfect Christmas gifts for clients requires thoughtful consideration. First, you should understand their preferences and interests. Tailor the gift to align with their tastes, whether it's gourmet treats, tech gadgets, or personalized accessories. Next, consider the nature of your professional relationship – you may gift a more formal client with a classic holiday gift, while a close personal client might allow for something more unique. Above all, ensure the gift is of high quality, reflecting your appreciation and the value of your client relationship. Don’t worry, if you’re looking for specific ideas, we’ll get to those soon.

How Much Should You Spend on Client Christmas Gifts?

How much you spend on client holiday gifts should be based on your business, client relationships, and your budget. Generally, you’d want to budget for gifts that reflect the value of each individual partnership. For VIP clients, consider investing more in high-quality, personalized gifts. For new clients or less extensive relationships, small tokens of appreciation should be just fine. At the end of the day, it’s your thoughtfulness and appreciation that counts, and it remains true that sometimes the best gifts come in the smallest boxes.

Client Christmas Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Baskets

Gift baskets and gift sets are a classic yet easy gift to send clients around the holidays. You can tailor each basket to each client and their preferences, choosing from options like gourmet food baskets filled with snacks and sips, spa baskets for relaxation, or fine wine and cheese selections for your VIP clients. These beautifully presented baskets will be complete with your logo and a custom Christmas message to clients, and are a memorable way to show appreciation during the holiday season.

Custom Blankets & Home Goods

Nothing says “oh tidings of comfort and joy” like gifting your clients with custom blankets and home goods. Personalize a cozy sherpa blanket to keep clients warm throughout the winter, perfect for curling up and watching Christmas movies on the couch. You can also consider other home goods to gift, such as scented holiday candles, or small plants or greenery, or artisanal cutting boards and kitchen accessories.

Tech Accessories

High-end tech accessories are sure to make your client’s holiday season bright. Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones are top-tier gifts for special clients, offering premium sound quality and convenience. For more budget-friendly options, consider personalized charging pads, power banks, or laptop lights. These practical accessories can be paired with their devices both at home and in the office, giving them a gift they’re guaranteed to use.

Holiday Decor

Deck the halls with custom holiday decor for clients as appreciation gifts. Personalized ornaments and festive desk decor spread holiday cheer, as do heartfelt Christmas cards with holiday thank-you messages to show your gratitude. However, before you customize Christmas decor, be sure to consider your client’s cultural or religious backgrounds, as not everyone may celebrate Christmas. In this case, you can explore alternative holiday-themed gifts to ensure inclusivity and thoughtful recognition of your clients' individual traditions, making the gift even more personal.

Winter Apparel & Accessories

Sleek yet cozy winter apparel and accessories can warm your clients up this winter and holiday season. Consider gifting stylish winter hats, snug sherpa sweaters, or custom winter coats to clients who live in colder climates. For a touch of fun or humor, throw in some festive ugly Christmas sweaters! You can even elevate your gifting by customizing high-quality apparel from top retail brands, including The North Face, Carhartt, Columbia, and more, which can be the perfect premium gift for VIP clients.

Personalized Drinkware

Promotional drinkware has become one of the best-selling holiday and appreciation gifts for clients. Custom mugs, perfect for sipping cocoa or coffee, will add a warm touch to your client’s Christmas morning. For a more premium option, you could even customize high-tech, self-warming mugs, ensuring beverages stay at the perfect temperature on the go. Water bottles and tumblers also make for a practical, eco-friendly gift, allowing clients to stay hydrated on-the-go.

Make Spirits Bright with Personalized Holiday Gifts from Staples Promo

It’s never too early to start your holiday gifting with Staples Promo. Shop more than 2,500 unique appreciation gifts to give your clients, making their day and holiday season. From apparel to tech to home goods, we have it all!

Client Christmas Gifts