Holiday Gifts for Clients or Employees
Last Updated on October 10, 2022 by Rachel Leone
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:
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TREND 1. Food still reigns supreme.
While most gifts are given to an individual, sometimes it makes sense to please a whole department, office, or family. Everybody loves food, and it’s a universal gift that pleases everyone! Plus, no one is ever forgotten or left out with food gifts. Some crowd-pleasers? Popcorn, pretzels, chocolate, candy, and everyone's favorite liquid snack, wine. Snacks and candy sweeten gift-giving for every industry, age group, or demographic.
45 Piece Chocolate Sampler
Everyone in the office will enjoy this double-layer 45-piece chocolate sampler. It features dark and milk chocolates and comes in a festive customizable gift box.
Shelf-Stable Party Starter
This is one of our best-selling party platters because it contains a little something for everyone. It even comes with an imprinted bamboo cutting board. Did I mention it pairs well with wine?
Etched Chardonnay White Wine
For those who have been really good this year, we also carry a wide variety of personalized wines (reds, whites, sparkling, and non-alcoholic) including this popular Chardonnay.
TREND 2. Bags top the luxury list.
Bags are one of our go-to items for executive gifts. Two of our 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!
20" Leather Duffel Bag
This 20" duffel bag by Cutter & Buck® is made from genuine leather and features antique brass hardware. I call it the Goldilocks of bags because it's just right for a week of travel.
19" Cotton Duffel Bag
Similar to the leather bag above, but a little smaller and made from cotton to keep costs down. This duffel bag has premium features and looks without the premium price tag.
19" Leather Weekender Duffel Bag
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.
TREND 3. Custom YETIs are 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!
YETI Rambler 14oz. Mug
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.
YETI Rambler 30 oz. Tumbler
This popular custom logo YETI Rambler 30oz. tumbler features all the insulation technologies you've come to expect from YETI, plus it's enormous and great for anyone on the go.
YETI Rambler 10oz. Wine Tumbler
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.
TREND 4. 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.
Full-zip Fleece Jacket
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.
Polar Fleece Blanket
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!
Double Layer Fleece Beanie
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!
TREND 5. 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!
Truly Wireless Ear Buds
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.
NEW! Custom Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen
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?
Qi Wireless Charging Pad
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.
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.