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Crestline’s Ultimate Client Gift Guide
– The Best Ideas for Every Budget & Occasion

published: March 15, 2022
Crestline’s Ultimate Client Gift Guide– The Best Ideas for Every Budget & Occasion

Maintaining business relationships can be difficult when you aren't seeing customers and clients as often face to face, and that means you have to find unique ways to stay connected. Custom corporate gifts for clients and customers give you that opportunity by keeping your brand in the limelight and serving as a reminder of how important your company is to them.

If you're looking for customer and client gift ideas, we have you covered with impressive items that are sure to hit the mark, in every price range, for every occasion, for every industry, and every purpose, all year long.

Read on to find the top gifts for customers and clients or jump to the section that interests you the most:

Client Gifts by Budget

Whether the previous year was challenging and your budget is tight or you knocked sales out the park quarter after quarter, you can find corporate gifts for clients at whatever price meets your needs. After all, even the smallest gesture of gratitude will help you build an authentic connection that will last for years.

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Clients Gifts Under $2

Purchasing cheap gifts for customers doesn't have to have a negative connotation. Making an enduring impression with small customer gifts can be as impactful as larger holiday gift baskets, especially when you use them to keep in touch regularly throughout the year or as party favors whether or not you throw a party.

If you're looking for gift ideas for clients that are inexpensive, here are some of our favorite small gifts for customers that will have them singing your praises.

Clients Gifts Under $2
Clients Gifts Under $5

Clients Gifts Under $5

Don't feel like you're making sacrifices when you look for cheap client gift ideas like custom coffee mugs. Small thank you gifts for clients in a great price range give you additional purchasing power to reach more prospects consistently. Whether it's inexpensive thank you gifts for clients after closing a deal or inexpensive gifts for customers who frequent your business, these personalized gifts under $5 are great for building stronger bonds.

Clients Gifts Under $10

Businesses that make customers and clients feel valued are more likely to keep them long-term, so come up with small gift ideas for customers that show your appreciation. Good client gifts include the Companion Padfolio for business professionals who like to stay organized, the Whiskey Stone Gift Set for sharing a cool beverage or any of these other unique gifts under $10.

Clients Gifts Under $10
Clients Gifts Under $15

Clients Gifts Under $15

Client and customer gift ideas keep your brand on their minds day in and day out, but it's important to choose products that won't be thrown away. From the Pocket 4000 mAh Power Bank featuring enough charging power for phones and tablets to the High Sierra® Carabiner Hook Flashlight that can conveniently be carried anywhere, these client thank you gifts are useful items that shine a light on your brand.

Clients Gifts Under $20

Give clients a reason to stick around with customer retention gifts under $20. Not only are giveaways like the 22 oz Juna Copper Insulated Bottle great business gifts for clients because of the quality and usability, but you can use them as prizes for competitions that you host weekly. Here are some gift ideas to keep the crowds coming in.

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Clients Gifts Under $25

You can find plenty of nice client gifts under $25 that show goodwill and prove your helpfulness to clients, and when you utilize the benefits that come from promoting with thoughtful gifts like the Natural Bamboo Cutting Board Set, you will ensure your company is part of their daily life. Lend a helping hand with any of these client gifts.

Clients Gifts Under $50

When you really want to impress, it can be beneficial to choose high end corporate gifts for clients. By associating your brand with quality name-brand apparel, drinkware, bags, home and tech items, you can dazzle clients and let them know you take your business relationships seriously.

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Luxury Gifts for VIP Clients - $50+

Your most high-end clients deserve a little extra recognition, and one of the best ways to catch their attention is with luxury gifts for clients. With the right gift ideas for VIP clients, you can keep them from turning to the competition and ensure your brand stays top of mind.

Splurge on expensive gifts for clients like Skullcandy Riff Bluetooth® Headphones featuring over 12 hours of playback time, or come up with unique gift ideas for wealthy clients like the All-in-One Powerbank Portfolio that carries all of their business essentials while also serving as a charger for their devices. With any of these items, you'll have the best client gifts ever.

Client Gifts by Occasion

Month after month, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the customers and clients who have been an important part of your success. Browse our selection of client gifts for every occasion, including Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, anniversaries and more!

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New Year’s Client Corporate Gifts

With another year behind you, reach out to clients with the best client gifts for 2022. Whether you want to send a special message with personalized business New Year's cards or help them keep up with important dates with fun custom calendars and planners, these corporate gifts are great for bringing in the New Year with your clients.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Clients

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to share the love with customers and clients to remind them of how important they are to your success. Treat them to something sweet with the Small Sweets Tin, or show how much you care with the Heart Shaped Plush Hot & Cold Pack. No matter how the passion comes out, branded gifts for clients are sure to light a fire.

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Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Gifts for Customers

If your business serves children or parents, Mother's and Father's Day give you the opportunity to celebrate your clients and their families. Choose cool gifts for customers like the Anywhere Utility Tote that can be used anytime, anywhere, or check out these other thoughtful gifts for inspiration.

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Thanksgiving Gift Ideas for Clients

Why wait for December to embrace the season of giving when you can show your gratitude on Thanksgiving? We carry an assortment of thank you gifts for customers, from the Rosewood Wine Set featuring a bottle opener, corkscrew and foil knife to any of our other popular Thanksgiving gift ideas.

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Holidays Gifts for Clients & Customers

Don't let your budget stop you from celebrating the holidays with clients and customers. We have holidays gifts at every price point to wow them while further strengthening the connection you've made over the past year. Our corporate gift ideas for clients include holiday food gifts, eco-friendly corporate gifts and more!

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Seasonal Gifts

Seasonal Gifts for Clients

As the seasons come and go, your relationship with your customers only grows, so take the time to water that bond with promotional gifts for customers. Whether it's sunny personalized giveaways for the spring and summer or winter swag for the colder months, these seasonal gifts will have them coming back for more, and if you're not sure what to get, seasonal promos inspired by the 2022 Farmers' Almanac Forecast are a great place to start.

Client Birthday Gifts

Clients appreciate when you recognize significant events in their personal life, which is why customer birthday gifts leave such an impact. When it comes to celebrating a birthday, the best corporate gifts for clients are ones that let them know you're thinking about them like A Thousand Wishes Birthday Card that you can customize with a unique message for each individual.

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Client Anniversary Gifts

Clients who stick around year after year drive the success of your business. Make sure you recognize the long-term connection you've made with company anniversary gifts for clients. If you've had a client for years, the Howard Miller Vela Picture Frame Clock will let them know how much you value them, but any client will be happy to receive one of these eye-catching gifts.

Client Anniversary Gifts

Grand Opening Gifts for Customers

There's no reason to break the bank when you're just getting started! But you can get off on the right foot by building goodwill with free gifts to give to customers that display your logo, address, hours and contact info. Smaller items like the Executive Cell Phone Wallet with Pen and the Large Rectangle Key Tag can pack a punch due to sheer everyday visibility, or search these other gift ideas to get eyes on your brand.

Grand Opening Gifts for Customers

Client Gifts by Theme

Shape your client gifting strategy by theme to ensure you send the most stunning gift possible. If you have customers who enjoy golf, we have a wide assortment of golf gifts they will love. Is the environment one of their top priorities? Make it a focus for your business with our eco-friendly gifts for clients.

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New Customer Gifts

Getting new clients in the door is the first challenge, but keeping them around is how you really set yourself apart from the competition. Start by making a positive first impression with welcome gifts for new clients. When you plant a seed with new customer gift ideas like the Modern Sprout Tapered Tumbler Grow Kit, you will immediately start seeing the benefits. Here are some of our top new client gifts that radiate confidence to first time customers.

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Gift Sets, Gift Boxes, & Gift Baskets for Clients

Are you looking for ways to retain VIP clients? We carry the best gift baskets for clients designed to create stronger bonds and build long-lasting relationships. From corporate swag bags to personalized pen sets to corporate gift boxes, these client gift sets place your brand at the center of attention, or create your own custom kit with our kitting services.

Gift Sets, Gift Boxes, & Gift Baskets for Clients

Food Gifts for Clients

Some of the best client gift ideas are ones that leave a satisfying taste in their mouth, and you can pack a sweet punch with corporate food gifts baskets and personalized snacks that will have them salivating over your company. Food gifts are great for meetings, the holidays or any occasion to lift your brand and inspire clients.

Food Gifts for Clients

Eco-Friendly Customer Appreciation Gifts

Sustainability is more than just a trend, and you can utilize the benefits to establish sustainable relationships. Customize any of these eco-friendly gift items for clients and customers with Earth Day sayings to leave an impression that matters.

Eco-friendly Gifts

Low Minimum Quantity – Items You Can Customize Just a Few Of

Small businesses that don't have large customer lists still need to make a strong impression. When that's the case, it's best to get items in small quantities, and our personalized gifts for customers allow you to do just that. With name-brand products like the Basecamp® Pathfinder Backpack or high-end tech items like the NoWire Mouse Pad, you can let customers know how much you value their business.

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Golf Gifts for Clients

Some of the best business deals are made on the golf course, so why not use custom golf accessories to further your relationship with clients? From the Nike® Golf Tech Sport Dri-FIT Polo that can be worn on and off the course to the Ultra-Lite Golf Umbrella for protection from the elements, any of these golf items make great customer appreciation gifts.

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Easy to Mail Corporate Gifts

If you have clients all over the country, you can't always see them in person, but with easy to mail gifts, you can still stay in touch from afar. Here are some great client gifts – like the Protective Webcam Cover that will have your logo in view whenever they open their laptop – that are easy to send by mail.

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Causes & Corporate Responsibility

The most thoughtful client gifts are often gifts that give back, and they can benefit your business since many customers are putting pressure on corporations to be more socially responsible. If you're looking for responsible corporate gifts, check out these caring cause marketing ideas that give you the chance to make a meaningful contribution.

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Apology Gifts for Clients

As a business owner, you know that things sometimes go wrong, but there's always the chance to make it right with rebates, discounts, phone calls and even an apology gift. Good gift ideas for clients such as the Corkcicle® Rocks Glass Set accompanied by a thoughtful message like “sorry things got rocky” or the 123 Piece Tool Kit with a creative note like “we screwed up” will let clients know you take your mistakes seriously.

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Unique Client Gift Ideas

Get inventive with unique corporate gifts for clients to inspire them to take advantage of the benefits your business offers. Unique client gifts – like the 22 oz Stainless Steel Audio Water Bottle designed with a built-in Bluetooth® speaker – will have them thinking about you during their downtime. Check out our full assortment of creative thank you gifts for clients to find more inspiration.

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New Office Warming Gifts

If you're doing business with a client who is moving into a new office, reach out to let them know how excited you are for their new adventure. From the Cranbrook Notebook & Pen Gift Set to the Truman Wireless Charging Desk Organizer, any of these office warming gifts for clients will brighten up their new space.

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Client Gifts by Industry

Every industry is different, and you can strengthen your customer appreciation strategy with client gifts that best fit the industry you work in. From marketing to banking to fitness, these inspiration gifts will keep your customers and clients coming back for more.

Gifts for Corporate Customers

When you do business with corporate customers, you know how busy their day-to-day can be, as they manage their own clients, offices and staff. Recognize their success while strengthening your connection with the company with corporate client appreciation gifts.

Whether it's the high-end Jefferson Rollerball & Ballpoint Set featured in a matte black gift box or the Heathered 4000 mAh Powerbank Padfolio that makes a gorgeous travel accessory, these personalized gifts for clients are a great way to let them know you're on their side.

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Gifts for Marketing & Advertising Clients

Marketing and advertising clients are all about the creative flair and style, so why not boost their imagination with marketing gifts for customers that express originality? Creative client gift ideas – like the 11 oz Mystique® Full Color Stoneware Mug that changes colors with hot beverages to reveal your logo or message – are an inventive way to inspire new ideas. Here are some of our top marketing gift ideas for clients to show your gratitude.

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Banking & Finance Customer Appreciation Gifts

Let customers know that they are more than just an account with professional gifts for clients. Whether you want to welcome new clients or show long-term customers how much you appreciate their business, promotional finance gifts and bank giveaways are a great way to recognize your most valuable asset.

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Real Estate Closing Gifts for Clients

Closing on a house is a huge accomplishment, and clients can feel a lot of emotions when the process is over. Welcome them to their new home with a warming real estate closing gift. Not only is it a great way to congratulate them on becoming new homeowners, but leaving clients with a parting gift – like the Three Piece Wine Gift Set for a celebratory drink – can drive referrals for future sales.

Real Estate Closing Gifts

Gifts for Massage Clients

The best gift ideas for massage clients are the ones that let them know that you have their full well-being in mind. Whether it's the Ooh-La-La Massage Roller Ball to help with strains between sessions or the Hot & Cold Plush Eye Mask to encourage relaxation each night, these gifts for massage clients make the perfect wellness giveaways.

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Gifts for Fitness Clients

Looking for gift ideas for fitness clients to incentivize them to reach their health goals? Our selection of fitness gifts will have clients pumped for their next workout. From keeping them fueled with the 40 oz Basecamp® Mega SP Tundra Bottle to helping them stay loose with the Exercise Stretch Band, here are the most popular fitness giveaways to give clients the energetic boost they need.

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Gifts for Hair Stylist Clients

Leave clients with more than a fresh cut with our top gifts for hair clients. With hair stylist items like Ripstop Scrunchies for controlling those long locks or the Belle Compact Mirror for styling on the go, you'll have clients feeling great about the service they got from your salon.

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Law Firm Gifts for Clients

Provide a sense of confidence with law firm gifts for clients that let them know you are by their side when they need you most. Whether you want to spice up their weekend with the Easy Bucket BBQ Set or leave them an uplifting message with the Moleskine® Small Solid Cover Notebook, these legal industry promotional products are an excellent way to let clients know they have the right legal team behind them.

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Travel Industry Customer Gifts

If you want to keep customers coming back for all of their travel needs, leave a lasting impact after the trip is booked with thank you gifts for travel agent clients. Hotel swag will make their stay much more delightful while custom travel bags for high-end clients give them all the space they need to pack the essentials.

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Automotive Client Gifts

Separate yourself from other car dealerships, auto shops and car washes by offering customers automotive gifts with each purchase. You don't have to break the bank to leave clients feeling great about choosing your business with gifts like the Tek-Scents Air Freshener that comes in several pleasing scents or any of these other popular gifts that will keep the referrals rolling in.

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Tech Industry Client Gifts

Don't waste your money on last year's gadgets if you want to impress clients in the tech industry. We carry the latest tech products that will leave even the biggest fanatics intrigued. From the Courant Essentials Catch Dual Wireless Charger to the Dripz™ Waterproof Earbuds, check out these cool tech accessories guaranteed to provide some innovative stimulation for your brand.

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Client Gift FAQs

Corporate gifting is a way to connect with customers and clients with a gift that shows appreciation.
Corporate gifting gives your business the opportunity to build stronger relationships, share your gratitude and increase engagement with customers and clients.
The price is ultimately up to you and should be scaled to the number of clients you have and your budget. Many companies spend between $50-$100 on more important clients.
Every company can benefit from corporate gifts, from large corporations to local businesses. If you run a company of any size, consider honoring your customers and clients.
If you work in finance, you may have questions about the rules around gift giving. You should always check your local ethics code, but in general, financial advisors are allowed to give gifts to clients as long as the gift doesn't obligate the client to make a decision or commit to the firm against their own discretion.
Lawyers should also check their local ethics code, but in most cases, they are allowed to give gifts to clients. However, they need to be made with donative intent and not as a form of compensation.
The best corporate gifts are ones that fit your industry and your client's interests. If you operate a gym, a fitness giveaway is sure to land, but in an industry like finance, an office gift might better suit your client's needs.
Let Crestline handle all of your shipping needs. Our drop shipping services allow you to send gifts to multiple customers at a time. Contact us at 1-866-488-4975 or chat in, and one of our representatives will handle it for you.
Yes! We offer kitting services that allow you to create customized gift sets fit for any occasion. Chat in online with one of our Promotional Products Experts or contact us at 1-866-488-4975 and a rep will help you set up your custom gift basket.
You may be wondering: Can I write off gifts for clients that are purchased for Christmas or other events throughout 2022? According to the IRS, you can “deduct no more than $25 of the cost of business gifts you give directly or indirectly to each person during your tax year.”
You can account for client gifts by creating a category for “Gift Expenses” under “Other Business Expenses” in an accounting software program like Quickbooks.
That would be Crestline! We offer a vast assortment of corporate gifts to fit the needs of your business.