Time to think about client Christmas gifts

 

As thoughts turn to Christmas have you thought about client Christmas gifts yet?

We’ve refreshed our popular blog on client Christmas gifts with a twist for 2019 and we’ve included some ideas from brands we love! We’ve also shared some top tips on how to choose the perfect gift.

 

How To Choose The Perfect Gifts For Clients

Here are a few tips and ideas to help you get started:

Do you know anything about your client’s interests?

If your clients are on social media they may well have hinted on their profiles or in their content about their hobbies, likes and dislikes. Scan their posts for any gift ideas that will fit in with their goals and lifestyles.

Choose a gift that is relevant to your client’s industry.

Considering this is your client, you probably know a lot about their business, so you shouldn’t have much difficulty figuring out what they’re working on, the habits they employ, and their business goals. Choose a gift that you think they will appreciate within their professional life.

Choose a gift that reflects your own brand or personality. 

You might consider going for personalised or branded gifts. There are lots of options to choose from such as branded notebooks or even branded bottles of drink! If you want to order the same gift for all of your clients, something with a personalised message or your logo on can look great. However, make sure any logos or images you use are high res and check the proof before you complete your order!

If all else fails, you can always get a gift card or gift experience!

Of course gift cards don’t have the personal touch that a carefully chosen item has, but they still give the client the opportunity to do something fun or buy something they can pick out themselves.

Have you tried our ideas for figuring out the perfect gifts for clients but still coming up dry?

 

10 Ideas for Client Christmas Gifts with a twist

 

Here are some of our favourite gift ideas for this Christmas, each brand or business is just lovely so we’ve noted their Instagram handles so you can also go and give them a follow! Click on the images below to whizz through to their websites and get your Christmas shopping ticked off the list.

PR TIPS BY THE WERN

PR expert Lucy Werner recently launched her first online product, a fabulous set of handily sized PR tips. Bonus, they look gorgeous too!

Created especially for small business owners and freelancers in mind to help build a kick-ass communications campaign. The perfect present to go with Lucy’s upcoming book Hype Yourself! 

The limited-edition cards are available now for £15 + p&p. 

2020 SOCIAL MEDIA DIARY AND PLANNER BY JANET MURRAY

This A4 desk diary is packed full of awareness days and key dates you can use to plan out your content across the year. No more trawling the web for inspiration for your social media updates, blogs/vlogs and your email newsletter.

There are four designs to choose from (this cover is the one that Claire has!) for £39 + p&p.

 

BIG MOMENTS CARDS BY SMALL BIZ BIG MOMENTS

What you provide in your business to help others is incredible and every milestone should be celebrated. 

The sets of cards by the fabulous Maxine (also known as Digital Bon Bons) are designed for service or product based entrepreneurs and business owners, to record, celebrate and treasure their magic moments in business!

Priced at £18.50 + p&p.

CORAL LEOPARD PRINT ‘WEEKEND AWAY’ WASH BAG BY PENELOPE HOPE 

Beautiful and unique waterproof wash and make up bags – great prints, lots of options for personalised gifts and great for anyone who loves animal print! Just one of many items that could make great client gifts – check out the phone cases or suitcases too.

This design is priced from £30 + p&p with the option to personalise and gift wrap!

THE CHRISTMAS BOX BY SEVENTEEN MINUTES

Ready to get in the festive mood? The Christmas Box makes a lovely treat for yourself or the perfect gift for someone you care about. Includes a candle and a spacemask to help with self care.

This lovely gift box just one of their Christmas sets and you can also gift a subscription.  This one is £23 + p&p and they can even include a lovely little handwritten tag to add that personalised touch.

KNIT KIT – SCARF & SNOOD BY LAUREN ASTON DESIGNS

If you don’t yet follow Lauren on Instagram, then you should! Her knit kits are great for the wannabe crafters or those who want to take up a craft to fill their downtime and practice some self care.

Claire treated herself to this exact kit and it came beautifully packaged with a handwritten note – simply gorgeous!

Prices from £30 + p&p

OIL BURNER BY DANIELA RUBINO AND SARAH AKWISOMBE 

This oil burner is a limited edition collab between the mighty Sarah Akwisombe and Daniela Rubino.

Having a great candle or oil burner going in your office can make a real difference to your mood AND your productivity levels. We love the neon pops of colour from this design.

This one is stunning and priced at £47.99 + p&p.

PLAN LIKE A PRO WITH THE HELLO TIME PLANNER

We love that this planner is undated so you can start when you like! Accessories are available so you can make it a truly individual planner. Plus who doesn’t love a bit of monochrome?!

Each planner includes an introduction for goal setting, a month at a glance, week to view diary, to-do pad, notebook, project planning guide and ideas pad.

Priced at £34.95 + p&p.

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOXES BY SWEET REASON COMPANY

As a long-time fan (and buyer!) of these brownies, we wanted to include something for the foodies and those with a sweet tooth!

There are a wide variety of delicious homemade treats that are beautifully wrapped with a greeting card for a personalised message, as well as vegan and gluten-free options available.

Prices start from £9 + p&p.

2020 GOAL DIGGER PLANNER FROM PENCIL ME IN

Pencil Me In has tonnes of great gift ideas but is also a UK stockist for MiGoals. Their goal planners are gorgeous so you could team this up with some personalised or branded pencils or other items from the shop to make up the perfect gift.

Think of these planners like your personal life coach that keeps you focused on your goals, encourages you to create positive habits and empowers you to take action towards achieving your dreams.

 

 

Picking ten was hard…

So here’s five more ideas in case we hadn’t given you enough!

 

2020 WALL PLANNER BY THE HAPPY COLOUR SHOP

Jumpstart your planning for 2020 with this joyful and refreshing wall planner from The Happy Colour Shop. It’s perfect for home, studio or office to keep track of life’s essential events and comes in a matt or dry wipe finish. 

It’s practical, functional and the eye-catching colours will brighten up any wall space.

Priced at £22 + p&p.

EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR BY ELIZABETH CAIRNS 

One of my favourite reads of 2019. Stunning photography, great advice and whilst you can read it one hit, it is also a great coffee table book that you can dip back into when you need a moment of clarity or inspiration.

This is business as it’s meant to be; inspired, creative, passionate powerful and purposeful. Empowered.

Available on Amazon for £25 + p&p.

THE SIPSMITH EDITION BY BUILD MY GIFT 

If you have a bigger budget or want to wow corporate clients then Build My Gift could be the website for you. We’ve chosen this Sipsmith set purely because Claire’s favourite tipple is a good G&T!

This pre-built gift set is priced at £65 + p&p and comes with a personalised greeting card of your choice. 

There’s lots of pre-built options and the ability to create your own!

GET STUFF DONE MUG BY OLD ENGLISH COMPANY

This simple, bold and fun ‘get stuff done’ mug makes a unique gift. The perfect mug for some added motivation.

These lovely high quality chunky tea mugs have been lovingly illustrated and printed from their studio in the UK. 

This one is currently on offer at £6.97 + p&p, with a variety of other options available.

COURIER MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE 

Why not sign up a client to a magazine subscription? Courier is a great choice and is written for creatives and small business owners.

Single magazines can be purchased both hard copy and electronically for £5 or the subscription service is £35 for 6 bimonthly copies of the magazine, with exclusive updates and priority booking included for Courier events. 

 

Still need some help?

 

Get in touch if you’d like a VA to help you source and order your client Christmas gifts this year. Tell us your budget and who you want to send items to and we can take care of the rest!