Great Client Gift Ideas For The Holidays [& Why This Is Important]

Let your clients know you’re thinking of them this holiday season with these fantastic client gift ideas.

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With such an extensive list of great ideas, we’ve made it easier for you to choose by breaking down some holiday gift ideas for clients into six popular client types:

Real Estate Agents / Brokers

  • Wine tool set
  • A temp-controlled thermos for chilled or hot beverages on the go
  • Mobile USB charger
  • Pocket planner to keep appointments organized and on-hand at all times
  • Stationary
  • Essential oils
  • A soft blanket for a chilly office space
  • Soup & Cookies to warm the soul

HR Departments / Directors

  • Gourmet coffee blends
  • Box of teas
  • Stylish diffuser for decor and aromatherapy
  • Coffee shop gift cards
  • Personalized fortune cookies
  • Branded cupcakes

Office Admins / Assistants

  • Terrariums for low-maintenance desk succulents
  • Fine olive oils set
  • Desk organizers
  • Big box of cookies to munch on in the afternoon lull
  • Picture frames for their desk
  • Subscription gift that keeps on giving throughout the year
  • Cocoa mix
  • Nice office supplies


  • Wireless phone chargers
  • Quote of the day cards
  • Cheese & crackers basket
  • A nice bottle of wine or champagne
  • Customized stationery
  • Desk clock
  • Fancy chocolates
  • Collectors’ item


  • Themed calendars (humor, inspiration, etc.)
  • Home-brewing kit
  • Desk toys for those long days of crunching numbers
  • Joke of the day desk set to brighten the mood
  • Gift cards, refillable mugs, and refillable popcorn buckets from a nearby theater
  • Low-maintenance office plants

Financial Advisors

Client Gift Ideas for Everyone

So, there you have it: the complete list of Christmas gifts for clients. Hopefully, you were able to find a handful of items that all of your clients will appreciate. If you want to go above and beyond this holiday season, opt for something personal. Do you and your client share a special inside joke? Send them a gift that embodies the humor and the connection. Does your client have children that the two of you have talked about? Choose a small age-appropriate toy to show them that you’re invested not only in their business, but in who they are as a person.

If all else fails, don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten note.

Now, while the gift is an important sentiment, there’s so much more to the gesture than you may have realized. Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about holiday gifts for clients.

The Monetary Details



When it comes to holiday gifts for clients, you may be wondering how much you should spend, if the gifts are tax deductible, and what the best practices are. We’ve sorted out all the monetary details for you right here in this section.

How Much Should You Spend On a Client Gift?

The amount you spend on Christmas gifts for clients is dependent on a few factors: your budget, client volume, and the different levels of revenue you obtain from each client.

It’s important to show your clients that you value their business enough to send a gift for the holidays, but you don’t need to break the bank. In fact, according to a study published by Incentive, nearly 70% of corporate respondents said they spend less than $100 on client gifts each year.

If you have a ton of clients but a small budget, don’t be afraid to keep the gifts small and inexpensive. Like we mentioned before, a handwritten note is still a great way to show you care and you’re thinking about them.

Are Client Gifts Tax Deductible?

Business gifts are indeed tax-deductible, but certain limitations apply. Regardless of how much you spend, only $25 can be deducted for each recipient for the entire year. So, if you send one client three different gifts over the course of a year, you can only deduct $25 from the total cost for all three gifts.

If you’re giving the gift of entertainment, like event tickets, you can deduct up to $50 from the total for the whole year.


Why Corporate Gift Giving is Important



If done right, corporate gift giving provides you with an array of benefits that are well worth the cost.

If you can make it a personal gift, they’ll see that you’ve invested the time into learning who they are as human beings and what’s more, you remembered what makes them unique. You really can’t put a price on that kind of professional relationship.

If you’d like, you can hit two benefits with one stone by sending your clients a gift that will pose as a popular conversation piece. A coffee table book, a unique desk sculpture or fountain—anything that will strike a conversation between your client and their visitors. The benefit of this is that your client will be promoting your name without even realizing it, and in turn, you could score a few new clients from the conversations.

And lastly, sending your clients a gift for the holidays is your opportunity to stand apart from your competitors. Treat your clientele exceptionally well, and they’ll have no reason to shop around with other companies that provide the same service as you.

And that’s a wrap! With the right gift, you can express your appreciation and leave your clients with a lasting impression and a frequent reminder of your business.

If you found this post useful, share it with your family and friends so they can reap the benefits of corporate gift giving this holiday season.