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Making Business Personal: Corporate Gift Ideas for Clients and Employees

Photo of Tsvetelina Hinova Tsvetelina Hinova 24 July 2023
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Building strong relationships with clients and employees is a must in business. It leads to increased loyalty, more frequent referrals, better retention, and better outcomes all around. 

In this Thankbox article, we’ll be exploring one tool in your arsenal for building these relationships—corporate gift-giving. We’ll be covering tips, as well as 20+ corporate gift ideas that will help you show clients and employees just how much you care.

Let’s get started!

Tips When Choosing Corporate Gifts for Clients and Employees

Selecting a corporate gift can be tricky as there are a lot of factors to consider. To help you choose the perfect corporate gift, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Know Your Budget: Set a budget beforehand to ensure that you’re not overspending.

  • Add a touch of personalisation: Personalising your gift shows your employees that you put thought and effort into the gift. Consider adding their names or printing your logo on the items. 

  • Choose something useful: Everybody loves a gift that’s genuinely practical. Some of the popular corporate gift choices include personalised notebooks, pens, water bottles, or tote bags.

Corporate Gift Ideas for Clients and Employees

Building strong relationships with your clients and employees can create a positive work environment, which is an important factor for success. Whether you want to impress an important client or show your appreciation to your hard-working employees, we’ve compiled a list of the best thank-you gift ideas:

1. Personalised E-Cards

Embrace the simplicity and convenience of digital gift-giving with a personalised e-card from Thankbox.

With an e-greeting card from Thankbox, you can take your greeting to the next level by adding GIFs, messages, videos, etc. to brighten the recipient’s day. Plus, you can collaborate easily with your teammates as everyone can join in the party and send their good wishes on the same card!

An image of a sample Thankbox card showing appreciation to someone

Thankbox lets you create personalised e-cards to send as corporate gifts for all occasions to your clients and employees.

2. Gift Cards

Gift cards to popular restaurants, retail stores, or spas can be a great way to show appreciation to clients and employees without worrying about specific tastes or preferences. 

Thankbox Gift Card page

Thankbox gives you the option to send gift cards along with your e-cards that are redeemable in 150+ currencies and 700+ retailers worldwide. And on the off chance that isn’t enough flexibility, the balance can be redeemed as a prepaid Visa.

Thankbox gift icon Show your appreciation of clients & suppliers immediately

Create your Thankbox appreciation card in seconds - share the link with the team to show their love. PLUS add a gift card & let the gift choice be personal.

3. Customised Gift Box

Sending a personalised gift box filled with snacks or their favourite items is a great employee of the month idea that’s sure to boost staff morale. You can give the box a personalised touch by adding your company’s logo or a special message.

Personalised gift box

4. Tech Gear

Gadgets like wireless earbuds, power banks, and phone cases are practical gift options that are sure to be appreciated by recipients. These tech gifts will get used daily, and constantly remind your clients and employees of your company’s thoughtfulness.

Tech gear gift ideas

5. Desk Accessories

Thoughtful desk accessories like a custom mug, notebook, or pen set can be a great way to show appreciation to employees and clients. Personalise these items with your company’s logo or a special message to make them extra special.

Desk aesthetics image from Unsplash

6. Wellness Products

With the current focus on health and wellness, consider gifting wellness items like an essential oil diffuser, a yoga mat, or a subscription to a wellness app. Promote a healthy lifestyle and show that you really care about their well-being.

A selection of wellness items

7. Eco-Friendly Products

Consider gifting eco-friendly products such as reusable water bottles, tote bags, or bamboo utensils. Sending eco-friendly gifts shows that your company cares about the environment while encouraging sustainable practices.

A selection of Eco gifts

8. Virtual Experiences

With remote work becoming more prevalent, consider gifting virtual experiences such as online cooking classes, virtual wine tastings, or online fitness classes. 

9. Travel Kit

An essential travel kit

If your recipient loves travelling, then a practical gift that they will surely appreciate are travel kits such as a luggage tag, or passport holder would be a great choice. These gifts show that you took the time to understand their hobbies and interests, and they will probably use it a lot.

10. Drinkware Gifts

Whether it's a water bottle for the gym or a travel mug for their morning coffee, drinkware gifts are both practical and thoughtful.

11. Custom Coaster 

Looking for a unique and practical gift for clients or employees? 

Custom coasters are always a great option! With a wide variety of design options, you can create a coaster that is not only functional but also reflects your company's branding and personality. Plus, a personalised gift is one of the best leaving present ideas for an employee.

12. Books 

Impress your clients and employees with an informative or inspiring book. Sending these books as a gift shows your company cares for their wellness, which impresses any recipient.

Book collection

13. Customised Neon Sign

With a wide variety of styles and colours available, you can create a neon sign that perfectly matches your recipient’s preference.  A neon sign can be fully customised to display your message or a favourite quote in bright, eye-catching colours.

custom neon sign

14. Skills Development Session

Consider giving virtual professional development courses or training sessions to help your employees further their skills and knowledge. This shows that your company is invested in its career growth and can benefit your business in the long run.

15. Polaroid Camera

If you're searching for a thoughtful present that allows your employees and clients to capture precious memories, why not consider a Polaroid camera? You could even add a mini version of your company logo to the camera holder for a branded touch.

16. Kindle

Are you looking for the perfect gift for bookworms among your employees or clients? If so, a Kindle might be just the ticket! 

A man at a desk with a Kindle

This small but mighty e-reader is portable, lightweight, and holds millions of books, making it the ultimate tool for avid readers.

17. Custom Calendar

Send your recipient a custom calendar with your company's logo or message to welcome the new year. You can customise the calendar with the company’s logo, or photos with your recipient’s favourite coworkers.

18. Gourmet Food Baskets

Consisting of high-end snacks and treats is a great (and tasty) way to express your appreciation for clients and staff. Sending a gourmet food basket is also a great gift to celebrate employee anniversaries for both remote and in-person teams.

19. Restaurant Gift Cards

Instead of taking a client or employee out for a meal to show appreciation, you can share happiness by giving them a restaurant gift card instead. With this card, you encourage them to enjoy a night out with a loved one; choose a restaurant that your recipient likes or frequents.

 20. Basket of Flowers

Bouquet of flowers

When it comes to gifts, flowers are a classic choice that’s sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face. Whether you're expressing love, appreciation, or sympathy, flowers are a thoughtful way to show you care. Make sure to do your research about the meanings of the different flower colours to ensure you send the right message.

Make Business Personal with Thankbox Corporate Gift

Thankbox e-cards and gift cards are game changers for building personal connections in business— useful, practical, convenient, and sustainable. 

So why settle for anything less? Choose Thankbox and watch your relationships flourish! Create a Thankbox now and send your corporate gifts to your clients and employees without all the hassle of a physical gift.

Thankbox gift icon Show your appreciation of clients & suppliers immediately

Create your Thankbox appreciation card in seconds - share the link with the team to show their love. PLUS add a gift card & let the gift choice be personal.

Images: Cover | Desk accessories | Wellness products | Book collection | Neon sign | Man reading a Kindle