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10 Inexpensive But Creative Client Gifts

10 Inexpensive But Creative Client Gifts

Rick Elmore  Athlete  Corporate Sales  Entrepreneur 

Client Gifts — Inexpensive But Creative

When sending a business gift, you want it to be memorable. After all, you’re looking to make an impression. Corporate gifts have evolved in recent years. The days when coffee mugs, a plain water bottle, and fancy pens imprinted with your logo were sufficient gifts are long gone. If you're still gift-giving that same way, you're missing out on opportunities to make an impact on your clients. Your business relationship is only as strong as your last interaction.

In order for your gesture to stand out, you want to find a unique corporate gift that your clients or business associates will appreciate. This article will explore ten fun gifts (and now ten bonus gifts) that will please both your recipients and your checking account, and you won't find coffee mugs anywhere on the list.

Bliss Gardens Air Plant Terrarium Kit

Affordable and creative client gifts

Decorative elements are welcome additions to any office, but it’s often difficult to find something that will fit everyone’s tastes. Plants satisfy this requirement, fitting into virtually any décor, making them the perfect client gift for discriminating contacts. 

These terrarium kits are the perfect gift to send to clients. They’re attractive, they ship easily, and require very little maintenance. Just a bit of water added once a week is all it takes to keep this cluster of plants and assorted other elements looking great. And every time your recipient waters their terrarium or just gazes at it happily, they’ll think of your company. 

Touchscreen-Friendly Winter Gloves

fun gifts that clients can actually use

Winter is a fact of life for much of the world, so cold-weather gloves are always needed. Knit gloves with special fingers that work on touchscreens are something that everyone can use but people often don’t buy for themselves. They make perfect gifts for clients, and touchscreen-friendly gloves are always in style.

These are personal gifts because they’re something immensely useful that show you care for your client’s wellbeing. Plus you can get good quality gloves for less than $10, which is extremely budget-friendly. Sending gifts that your clients can put to use immediately will win you points and create meaningful connections and repeat business.

The days when coffee mugs and fancy pens imprinted with your logo were sufficient gifts are long gone!

Tea Variety Collection

unique corporate gift and creative client gifts are tea packages

Gift boxes are always popular, and tea collections make excellent gifts for just about everyone. They’ll find favorite flavors as well as new varieties to excite their tastebuds. Corporate gift box sets featuring assorted teas have something for every occasion — black teas when you need a pick-me-up, green tea for its healthful benefits, and herbal teas to delight the tongue and awaken the senses.

You don't have to spend a lot to make an impact. You can find tea collections in a number of price ranges, but many are less than $25. If you have a large gift list, go for something sub-$15 to save money. For fewer recipients, consider upscaling to something a little nicer.

Novelty Socks

novelty socks are a great personal gifts and creative client gifts

Socks with outrageous, ornate, or comical patterns have become extremely popular in recent years. Businesses looking for thoughtful gift ideas can’t go wrong with this crowd-pleaser. They’re compact and lightweight, inexpensive to ship, and they're unique corporate gifts that show your clients a bit of personality. 

Consider choosing matching men’s and women’s socks with a pattern that has some connection to your business. That way when your recipients wear their new colorful, fun business gifts, they’ll make the connection to you instantly.

Alternatively, you choose a design that fits each client's business. For example, if they're in food service, get them taco socks, or buy animal socks for a veterinarian. Selecting designs per client is more work, but it lets you send a personalized message to each client.

Just don't put your logo on socks. Unless your company is super hip, it's unlikely anyone wants to wear your logo on their feet.

Customized Wine Bottles

unique corporate gift

Corporate gifting is for adults, so why not choose adult beverages! Customized wine bottles are creative client gifts that everyone on your list will love. Companies like Speak Wines let you choose from a wide variety of label messages that match any occasion, or you can send them a custom design.

You choose your wine and choose your personalized message, and your clients get to enjoy them both. After they finish the wine, they’ll have a keepsake that they can place on a shelf to keep your message close by. This is a gift that warms the heart in more than one way, and it’s sure to be a hit. If you're sending this to a company, you might choose a package large enough so that the whole team can get in on the action. Gifts for clients can go to groups as easily as individuals.

Personalized Caramels

creative client gifts and unique corporate gift

Good Karmal is a company that creates delectable flavored caramels and lets buyers customize the candies’ labels. Businesses can take advantage of this to add personalized business messages on the candy box as well as each piece inside. You could include your logo as well as a customized message for all of the clients on your list.

Caramels pack a lot of flavor in a small package. They're some of the best corporate gifts because they allow you to send clients something small, customized, delicious, and memorable! Send enough to fill a large bowl so your clients' whole team can enjoy. They're fun for your customer and a nice addition to their office.

A Candy Collection Your Client Gets to Choose!

small gift ideas

What’s better than getting free candy in the mail? Getting to choose the candy you want. Instead of sending caramels with a personalized message inside, give the gift of every kind of candy! With Sugarwish, you choose the candy box size and then send your recipients an email with a link to choose the candy they’d like to fill it with. 

 The company will ship the candy box directly to your clients after they’ve made their selections, and there’s a lot to choose from. Your clients will find nearly 100 different candy choices, as well as flavored popcorn selections. You can also create a custom box and send exactly the candy you want if you’d rather handle your gift that way.  

 This is a great gift for clients because it caters to their sweet tooth, and they get to choose the candy they want. It's also versatile because you can choose whichever box size you think will fit your clients best. Sending a personalized message is easy, and you can even add your company logo to the box,

Wireless Bamboo Computer Mouse

creative gifts and fun gifts

You can almost guarantee that few if any of your clients will have ever seen this unique corporate gift, which means they’ll be excited to receive it. The shell of this mouse is carved from bamboo to create the loveliest computer mouse they’ve ever had the pleasure of using. It will be a conversation starter for certain, and when your client is asked where they got it, they’ll float your name.

This is the perfect gift for clients who love nature and the environment. The bamboo material is sustainable, and it’s a great way to show your clients that you care about their interests. It also has a practical use, as it’s a wireless mouse that will work with any computer. The best part? It comes in a sleek carrying case that will protect it when it’s not in use.

Charitable Giving Lotto Tickets

fun gift ideas for clients like lottery tickets

If you’re the sort of person that likes their client gifts to make an impact on the world, LottoLove scratch-off tickets could be a perfect choice.

The concept is simple. You send your clients their LottoLove scratch-off tickets. They play the scratch-off game to find out what they won for their charitable organization. The donation is made at the time of purchase, so the charity will get their donation even if your recipient never opens their card, but if you include the tickets in a lovely handwritten card from Simply Noted they’re almost certain to find your thoughtful gift. They're great because they're a gift you can fit in a card!

 These tickets create good feelings all around. Your clients' team members will feel like they're making a meaningful contribution to the world, increasing morale around the office. They might not have occasion to donate charitably on their own, but they likely want to. This single item gives them the opportunity and makes it fun!  

Mini Waffle Maker

send a waffle maker as a creative client gift

Who wouldn’t be tickled pink to find a mini waffle maker in their mailbox? These creative client gifts will put a smile on every one of your client’s faces. Not only are they cute and imminently useful, but they’re also surprisingly inexpensive. You can keep your spend down and save money while creating life-long friends with your customers. What client wouldn't love this gift? 

 To personalize the gift, purchase a unit in your (or your clients') brand colors. The unit might well end up in their company kitchen or getting passed around the office. Give your clients the chance to make mini waffles, hash browns, and paninis. For a quick breakfast or a zippy lunch, this little gift idea will keep on giving.  All of these make excellent business birthday gifts, too!

10 Bonus Creative Client Gifts!

Don't have the perfect client gift to celebrate your customers yet? Custom corporate gifts don't have to be difficult. Check out these ten additional gift ideas. Whether it's the holiday season, time to say thank you, or for other events, more clients will stay with you long-term if you take care of them.

Custom M&Ms candy maker.

Customized M&MS with Your Company Logo

Melt your clients' hearts with the milk chocolate that melts in your mouth, not in your hands. M&M candies can be customized innumerable ways to suit your business corporate gifting needs. They even come in their own box for convenient shipping. These can make excellent advertisements!

 How many other corporate gifts allow your business full customization options? You can choose your M&Ms colors, add text, logos, and even images. You even have the option to personalize the packaging on this unique corporate gift. You company will be more memorable than ever when it's captured in a bowl of delicious M&Ms.

The Giftpack website.

Let AI Choose Your Corporate Gifts

Take all of the guesswork out of building a client gift box with Giftpack, a concierge business gift service that uses an advanced AI to match their millions of unique corporate gift ideas to your clients' desires. Giftpack is a leading sending platform for corporate gifts of all kinds.

This option is perfect for a business that deals with a wide range of clients in a number of industries. Instead of selecting a single idea that might be wrong for some individuals, you can customize your corporate gift box automatically. It's a great deal, and the website makes it easy! Show your customers appreciation in a way that's unique to them.

A group of three polaroid cubes.

Give the Gift of Memories with a Polaroid Cube

Small and easily portable, the Polaroid Cube is perfect for client gifts. The camera is wifi enabled and shoots 1080 HD video, making it a great choice for clients who love to capture memories. Plus, the small size means that it can fit in a pocket or purse, so your clients can take it with them wherever they go. Take note: it's easy to carry and fun to use! 

 Best of all, the Polaroid Cube doesn't require any extra software or hardware to work. It just plugs into your computer's USB port and you're ready to start shooting video and photos. Your clients will love being able to take pictures and videos on the go with this handy little camera. Everyone in your client's business office will appreciate the simplicity.

A tin full of cookies.

Make Your Client Gift a Delight With Cookies

Food is always a good option for your clients and their employees. Send clients the gift of sweet with an assortment of gourmet cookies. Services like Cookies by Design and Christie Cookies have captured the spirit of corporate gifts in the best way possible. 

 A wide variety of interesting flavors are available, and they can be customized, either with your logo on the cookie tin or on the cookie itself! Food-based client gift ideas are always popular, this is an example of a winner every time. Show your appreciation with great gifts every client will remember.

A smart water bottle.

Give the Gift of Hydration with a Smart Water Bottle

Plain water bottles are so early-2000s. Today, almost everyone has a simple plastic container they carry around with them to keep up with their hydration goals. Better gift ideas involve upgrading their hydration experience with a smart water bottle

 Your clients will appreciate the added benefits these high-tech containers are packed with. Users can track their water intake throughout the day. They get periodic reminders to keep drinking. A smart water bottle will even tell you the temperature of the water inside! Who knew water could be so thoughtful?

A fruit basket.

A Fresh Fruit Basket Is Always Welcomed

Food is a popular gift option for good reason. Everyone has to eat! For this reason, you can always gift a box of fresh fruit and get a good reaction. Your clients' employees will show appreciation for healthy snack options. Give a client gift everyone will love. 

 Fruit baskets can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. They are often delivered fresh and can last for a few days if kept refrigerated. This is a great option for clients who have a lot of people in their office. There's something for everyone to enjoy when it comes to fruit. Make sure to accompany the package with a handwritten note showing your appreciation!

Candles in a room with flowers.

Candles Can Brighten Any Day

Aromatherapy is a great way to relax and reduce stress. What better way to show your clients that you care than by sending them a candle? Candles from companies like Voluspa and Diptyque are always a hit. They come in beautiful packaging, making them perfect for display on any desk or countertop. 

 What's even better is that these candles last for a long time. They can be burned for hours at a time, providing your clients with a relaxing experience every time they light it up. Plus, the scents are amazing and will fill any room with a delightful aroma. What business wouldn't love that?

A collection of board games and snacks.

Board Game Gift Boxes

Ever had a game night after work with your coworkers? If you have, you know how much fun it can be! Give your client's office or store the gift of fun with a custom board game gift box

 Be sure to include old standards like Boggle as well as newer board games people might be less familiar with. And don't forget to include a few snacks! You want to give your clients something to nosh on in their gift basket as they play the games you sent.

A collection of foods from Hickory Farms.

Great Snacks From Hickory Farms

Crackers, sumptuous cheeses, delectable sausage, and other premium food options are all available through Hickory Farms, the venerable, old-school corporate gifts company. You'll find gifts for clients that range across all preferences. You can show your customers appreciation with cupcakes, wine, cookies, popcorn, and a variety of other quality client gifts. Your gifts for clients will improve dramatically when you shop with a seasoned pro. Show your appreciation with something all of your clients will like.

The Snappy Gifts website.

Still Don't Know What to Give? Let Your Clients Choose Their Own Corporate Gifts!

If you're still stressed out about what gift to give your customers, use a service like Snappy Gifts to put the ball into your clients' court. This service lets you select a price range and then suggests gifts your clients might like — and they get to decide what they want! 

 You don't have to worry about unredeemed gifts. If a client never chooses his or her corporate gifts, you aren't charged for that person.

A person handwriting a card.

Accompany Your Gift With a Handwritten Card

Nothing accompanies a heartfelt gift quite as well as a handwritten card. However, if you’re busy like most executives, the thought of hand writing dozens of cards doesn’t particularly appeal to you.

Simply Noted is the better choice. Our automated handwriting machines use real ballpoint pens to recreate the warmth and tactile nature of a handwritten note. We can even recreate your handwriting! All you need to do is upload your messages and addresses and we’ll take care of the rest! Give Simply Noted a try today.  


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