Our Christmas gifts guide for clients contains a range of unique ideas, perfect for business partners and staff to show your appreciation.
Finding the perfect gift for those in your professional life is a great tool to build relationships. From staff gifts that build morale in the team, or to your customers or clients – these can represent the value you have with your career.
The downside, of course, is that picking the right Christmas present for your clients can bring on a case of the Christmas-induced stress. Remember: it's the thought that counts. They'll be pleased you sent anything at all; any bonus points for something particularly clever or creative are just that – bonus points.
Just pick 'em something easy from this list – more corporate, go with a basket, more hipster-start-up-turned-profitable, go for the record player – and sit back and chill till Christmas. You deserve it, dammit.
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Easy Christmas gifts for clients
Food and wine hampers
Large companies that you work with can always make the most of hampers. They're a tried and true favourite and can be used during Christmas celebrations, shared between its staff or raffled off for charity to the staff for a charity donation. Determine how large the team is and purchase accordingly. Here are a few choice picks:
Another tried and true favourite is a bottle of something special. This could be Champagne or well-aged bottle Scotch Whiskey. Best for small teams or for an individual client you'd like to thank.
If food hampers don't really scream your client, a luxe hamper just might. Think luxe beauty products or a beautifully arranged herb or flower hamper that can be displayed around the office and give it a bit of Christmas cheer.
A statement piece
Want to make that client remember you? Get them a statement piece they can work into their office decor. Feel free to go all-out here with wall paintings, rugs, record players or, for a lightly safer though no less practical gift, a new coffee machine.