Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Businesses

Holiday Gifts for Clients or Employees

Last Updated on October 5, 2023 by Rachel Leone

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Businesses

The ultimate guide to custom logo gifts for your clients and employees!

Whether you're looking for personalized gifts to give from your business to your favorite client(s), or a thoughtful gift for your hard-working employees, we've got you covered. We carry thousands of great promotional products, but rather than sorting, filtering, and searching, I'm just going to show you my client's favorite products and the custom logo gifts that are trending this year.

How do you choose a great corporate gift?

  • Choose thoughtfully. You will want to select a gift that your clients and employees will find tasteful. They'll appreciate that you took the time to choose something thoughtful and avoided picking cliche gifts.
  • Style. Nearly 40% of companies give custom apparel as a corporate holiday gift, and if you fall into this category, choose apparel that people will wear. It's also a good idea not to go overboard with branding and messaging and choose colors people will want to wear. Blues, blacks, and grays are typically all safe choices.
  • Quality. If you only give one gift annually, make sure it's high-quality. On the other hand, if you're choosing between a few options, don't be afraid to spend a little more for a premium gift during the holidays. Your customers and clients will notice and appreciate it.
  • Wants/needs. You always strive to pick a give that recipients want or need, but this can be tough when ordering in bulk, so give it some thought. Is there something your recipients need this year? Or is there a gift they wouldn't buy for themselves? Those are great places to start to get inspired.
  • Useful. If you can't find a want or need, then make sure you choose a gift that will get a ton of use. Your clients or employees will think of you every time it comes in handy!

According to a recent ASI survey about corporate holiday gift giving:

Companies spent


per employee


per client
and nearly


gave imprinted gifts

Two big pieces of advice when it comes to ordering holiday gifts.

  1. It's really important to order early. It's never too early to order, but it can be too late, and time flies as the holidays approach. I recommend ordering in October or early November. By ordering early, you'll also save money by avoiding rush charges. Santa plans well in advance to avoid tolls and gas increases. What about you?
  2. Its really nice to pair your gift with a hand written card or note. Take the time to tell people how much you appreciate them. The pairing really takes your gift to the next level.

1. Bags top the luxury list.

Bags are one of our go-to items for executive gifts. Two of my favorites are made by Cutter & Buck® and more than a handful of clients have told me that these were one of the best gifts they’ve ever received. Yes, they're high-end, but aren’t some of your clients worth it? I bet your staff will love these too!

This bag is relatively small and made from cotton to keep costs down. This duffel bag has premium features and looks without the premium price tag.

Min. Quantity 15, ≤ $70.00 ea.

This Ryker canvas duffel is perfect for any two-to-three-day trip! The compact size makes it an ideal carry-on bag that will fit under a seat.

Min. Quantity 5, ≤ $148.00 ea.

With its roomy main compartment and handy interior organizer, this genuine top grain leather bag from Cutter & Buck is an excellent premium choice for employees on the go.

Min. Quantity 30, ≤ $303.00 ea.

2. Custom drinkware is all the rage.

When it comes to custom drinkware, YETI is the most requested brand I carry. Not only are they durable and fashionable, but they come in many colors and styles to match your brand! Your employees and clients will love these custom holiday gifts!

This traditional stainless steel vacuum bottle features a widemouth opening for easy drinking and comes in 5 great colors. Keeps drinks hot or cold all day!

Min. Quantity 48, ≤ $9.00 ea.

Add your company's logo to this Tumbler, and your customers will think of you every morning (and afternoon) when they reach for their tea or coffee. Comes with 3 classic k-cup coffees too!

Min. Quantity 36, ≤ $23.00 ea.

Available in 3 colors, this 20 oz. double wall stainless steel vacuum tumbler's biggest feature is it's oversized grip. Great for employees who commute!

Min. Quantity 48, ≤ $25.00 ea.

A soft touch gift box makes this modern vacuum tumbler feel really special and premium. This holiday gift will keep liquids hot or cold all day and your favorite customers happy.

Min. Quantity 25, ≤ $36.00 ea.

This custom engraved YETI Rambler mug is one of the toughest, most over-engineered mugs you'll ever find and designed to last a very long time. Perfectly suited for camping trips or lazy weekend mornings.

Min. Quantity 48, ≤ $40.00 ea.

This custom engraved YETI Rambler mug is one of the toughest, most over-engineered mugs you'll ever find and designed to last a very long time. Perfectly suited for camping trips or lazy weekend mornings.

Min. Quantity 48, ≤ $48.00 ea.

A favorite with my wine-drinking crowd, these custom-engraved YETI wine tumblers are a hot gift idea! Their shatterproof design makes them ideal for decks, pools, boats, or even date nights in your living room.

Min. Quantity 24, ≤ $58.00 ea.

3. Fleece fits all.

Traditional outerwear like fleece jackets and vests are popular holiday gifts, but do you know we also carry beanies, blankets, and scarves? These one-size-fits-all alternatives will simplify your corporate holiday shopping this year. My favorite is the personalized Polar Fleece Blanket. These are great for employees, your top customers, or as a way to warm up prospects.

This anti-pilling scarf is available in 11 colors and can be embroidered with your company's logo. It's sure to keep recipients warm without breaking your budget.

Min. Quantity 72, ≤ $10.00 ea.

This popular fleece beanie is soft and durable and is available in black, charcoal, navy blue, or royal blue. In addition, each beanie can be custom embroidered with your business's logo and message. It makes a great gift!

Min. Quantity 48, ≤ $14.00 ea.

This 50" x 60" polar fleece blanket is warm and comfortable and makes a wonderful (and functional) holiday gift. Choose from 15 colors and customize them with your logo! One-size-fits-all too!

Min. Quantity 20, ≤ $19.00 ea.

This full-zip fleece jacket by Port Authority® is one of my most popular fleece jackets. It's full of style and packs many premium features at an affordable price.

Min. Quantity 1, ≤ $58.00 ea.

4. Everyone loves tech.

Techy gifts are still as trendy as ever, and this year's "must-have" products include truly wireless earbuds, Qi chargers, and RocketBooks. In many cases, these tech products can also be a one-size-fits-all solution making them not only a hot gift but a time saver for you!

Many of today's premium mobile phones come with wireless charging, but wireless chargers are often not included, making these Qi charging pads a highly desirable holiday gift.

Min. Quantity 50, ≤ $18.00 ea.

This huge 5,000 mAh power bank can charge your mobile devices via traditional USB or via wireless charging. An awesome gift for gadget lovers or anyone on the go.

Min. Quantity 25, ≤ $26.00 ea.

A great alternative to the $200+ wireless earbuds sold from the tech giants, these truly wireless earbuds have a similar form factor, can be personalized, and cost hundreds less.

Min. Quantity 10, ≤ $36.00 ea.

This seemingly ordinary notebook is actually a high-tech digital notetaking device. It integrates with desktops and mobile devices and makes notetaking fun and easy again.

Min. Quantity 100, ≤ $36.00 ea.

The Nano Lite Bluetooth Speaker is compact, yet powerful enough for on-the-go listening. For convenience, this wireless speaker has handsfree speaker phone capabilities and a strap/keyring.

Min. Quantity 10, ≤ $38.00 ea.

If price isn't a concern, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are amazing corporate holiday gifts. Minimum quantities start at just one, so if there's a client or an employee who's been extra good this year, why not spoil them?

Min. Quantity 1, ≤ $337.00 ea.

5. Practical everyday items

Everyday items like umbrellas, styluses, and journals make great holiday gifts for clients or employees because they are thoughtful, useful, and convey a sense of practicality. These items cater to a wide range of preferences and are likely to be used frequently, enhancing the recipients' daily lives while keeping you in mind.

The 3-in-1 Styllo multifunction pen features a smooth writer rollerball pen and two styluses! A mesh stylus and precision stylus for writing.

Min. Quantity 25, ≤ $13.00 ea.

The Tuscany Journal and Pen Set is another great premium gift. Not only will recipients look sharp in meetings, their prospects and customers will see your company logo.

Min. Quantity 34, ≤ $28.00 ea.

Recipients of this gift will have none other than you to thank for keeping them dry when they get caught in a storm! This premium and stylish inversion umbrella will make a lasting impression.

Min. Quantity 25, ≤ $28.00 ea.

This multifunction light comes with 2 lights. One in the head and on the side. It also features a window breaking hammer and seatbelt cutter for safety.

Min. Quantity 10, ≤ $34.00 ea.

Pair this beautiful flask set with your employee (or client's) favorite alcohol (sold separately) and you've got a personalized gift they'll love!

Min. Quantity 10, ≤ $35.00 ea.

6. Last minute gifts

The earlier you order, the better off you typically are, so if you're looking at your calendar and it says you've got less than 2 weeks till Christmas, your options are limited, but you're not totally out of luck. You just have to act fast! Below are 3 of my favorite rush order products.

This awesome stainless steel tumbler keeps drinks hot or cold and features striking accent color bands to match your brand!

Min. Quantity 50, ≤ $6.00 ea.

If you want to take advantage of the bag trend without much time to spare, this crossbody shoulder bag is a great choice. Its compact design is perfect for carrying just the essentials.

Min. Quantity 12, ≤ $17.00 ea.

Featuring two USB ports and one Micro USB port, this 5,000 mAh capacity power bank is a fabulous gift that can be purchased last minute.

Min. Quantity 25, ≤ $22.00 ea.

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