25 corporate gifts they won’t forget

In business, gift-giving can transform a relationship. Your thoughtful, well-timed gifts can convey trust, gratitude or hospitality. They can express apologies or condolences. To support an on-going business relationship, you want your gifts to be not only memorable and thoughtful, but also consistent with your company brand and ethos.

Gifts can also be a powerful tool for your sales team: allowing them land more in-person meetings by rising above digital distractions like email and display ads.

Choosing the right corporate gifts can especially help right now during the current coronavirus health crisis, and having the means to send these items to straight to your recipients’ homes has become increasingly important. We’ll touch on the logistics piece later.

To get you started, we’ll run through 25 of the best corporate gift ideas as well as best practices when choosing your gifts.

The 25 best corporate gift ideas

For the client who loves tech

1. Skullcandy Sesh Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
2. Cambridge Wireless Charging Portfolio
3. Sequoia Power Bank
4. Vale Wifi Speaker with Amazon Alexa
5. Ember® Ceramic Mug
6. WalletTrack Two-Way Tracker & Cardholder
7. Beagle 2.0 Two-Way Bluetooth Tracker

For the client who values eco-friendly and wellness

8. JadeYoga Harmony Mat
9. Threadfast Apparel Ultimate Fleece Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
10. Norse Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle
11. Port Authority Plush Texture Blanket
12. Flip & Tumble Produce Bag Set
13. SmartShake™ Protein Shaker
14. Everlast Foam Roller and Sports Sling
15. Osaka Bento Lunch Box
16. Feltro Upcycled Laptop Sleeve
17. Asobu® Yo 2 Go
18. Mary Jane Potted Plant Bag

For the client who has everything

19. Wooden Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Charging Pad
20. Park Avenue RainAlertz Inversion Umbrella
21. MiiR® Vacuum Insulated Wine Tumbler
22. Dri Duck Denali Fleece Pullover
23. Fisher Chrome Bullet Space Pen
24. Rekonect™ Magnetic Notebook
25. Neighborwoods City Coasters

For the client who loves tech

Go with gifts that are cool, yet reliably fit into popular interfaces and standards.

1. Skullcandy Sesh Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Skullcandy headphones make excellent corporate gifts

Skullcandy Sesh Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, customized starting at $58.18

This thoughtful take on the popular wireless earbuds makes a terrific corporate gift because it’s the sort of thing your prospects will use every day. This premium model has the features your prospects are looking for in earbuds, with water resistance to handle a rain-soaked afternoon or sweat-drenched workout and up to 10 hours between charges. With your brand on the lid of the charging case, you’ll be top of mind every time they tune in. They’re also small and light, making for inexpensive shipping.

2. Cambridge Wireless Charging Portfolio

Cambridge Wireless Charging Portfolio, customized starting at $64.02

When your prospect sits down in a meeting and opens their notebook, your energy will be right at hand with this remarkable charging portfolio. The portfolio features a custom slot for a power bank, with USB ports for phones, headsets, and tablets and an interior dock to wirelessly charge devices that support it. Webbing and slots make it convenient to store cables, pens, and odd-shaped accessories. This is a great group gift to have assembled prior to board meetings or important client presentations. Have it customized with your brand to show you mean business.

3. Sequoia Power Bank

beautiful wooden power bank

Sequoia Power Bank, customized starting at $22.08

You can never really give a tech lover too much power. Gift your special customers with a power bank they’ll notice and remember. The Sequoia Power Bank features a classic wood finish evocative of fine furniture, and the wood finish can be laser-engraved with your branding or other artwork. It’s smaller than most phones and features ports to recharge any laptop or tablet with a rechargeable 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery.

4. Vale Wifi Speaker with Amazon Alexa

Vale Wifi Speaker with Amazon Alexa, customized starting at $111.52

Why open an app to check the weather when you can simply call out to Alexa? This beautifully-designed wifi speaker comes with support for not only Amazon services like Alexa and Music, but also independent services like iHeart Radio, Tunein and more. Its modest size hides five watts of speaker output and up to five hours of playtime on a single charge. It even includes a convenient USB charging port for your phone or tablet. The combination makes it a great travel partner and convenient assistant for off-site meetings and presentations.

5. Ember® Ceramic Mug

ember mug, high-end client gifts

Ember® Ceramic Mug (10 oz), customized starting at $101.37

With its award-winning design and patented technology, the Ember ceramic mug keeps a beverage at a perfect, user-selected temperature all day long, by using a charging coaster. This remarkable mug pairs with the Ember app, allowing your clients to select their favorite drinking temperature between 120°F (warm) and 145°F (piping hot). Configure it with the Apple Health app and it can go a step further to track caffeine consumption.

Best of all, the mug automatically wakes when your hot beverage is poured in, because no one should need to use an app before they’ve had their morning brew. Customize it with your name, and your best clients will thank you with each tailored sip. One of the higher-end corporate gifts on this list, we recommend sending this to very key recipients.

6. WalletTrack Two-Way Tracker & Cardholder

wallettrack and phone

WalletTrack Two-Way Tracker & Cardholder, customized starting at $24.58
When your billfold no longer carries cash anyway, why not upgrade to a cardholder that also offers the safety of two-way tracking? The nifty WalletTrack is a wallet and tracker in one. It’s just slightly bigger than a handful of credit cards and uses bluetooth to pair with your client’s Android or iOS device and the Beagle 2.0 app. Once the app is connected, your client can use it to locate their WalletTrack if it gets misplaced, or remind them before they leave it at a restaurant. Add your full-color branding to make a memorable impression. It’s a great way to thank a customer for recurring business billed to a credit card.

7. Beagle 2.0 Two-Way Bluetooth Tracker

Beagle 2.0 Two-Way Bluetooth Tracker, customized starting at $20.83
The Beagle 2.0 Two-way Bluetooth Tracker is the perfect gift that says thank you while helping your client solve a simple, everyday problem—find their keys, purse, or anything else. Like the WalletTrack, the Two-way Bluetooth Tracker pairs with your client’s Android or iOS device and the Beagle 2.0 app. Once connected, your client can use the app to help them locate any device if it gets misplaced, or remind them before they leave that briefcase in the coatroom. Cost-effective, it adds a convenient touch of tech right when you need it.

Corporate gifts for the client who likes wellness and being eco-friendly

Highlight your shared values and add another level of thoughtfulness with the following gifts.

8. JadeYoga Harmony Mat

yoga mat, a corporate gift for wellness

JadeYoga Harmony Mat, customized starting at $82.42

A yoga mat recognizes the importance of mindfulness and self-care. Choosing a Jadeyoga mat communicates your added appreciation for quality materials and the importance of protecting the environment. These mats contain no PVC, EVA or other synthetic rubber and are 3/16″ thick, 24″ wide, and 68” long to provide the perfect combination of traction and cushion for yoga poses. Through their partnership with Trees for the Future, JadeYoga plants a tree for every yoga mat sold. Available in a rainbow of colors and customizable with one color in one location.

9. Threadfast Apparel Ultimate Fleece Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt

Threadfast Apparel Ultimate Fleece Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt, customized starting at $19.03

This high-quality hoodie is made with a heavy, 8.5 ounce fabric blend of cotton and polyester, including 25% recycled polyester. Hidden side pockets create a streamlined look with a thick two-ply hood and ribbed cuffs and hem. It’s available for your clients in a range of shades to match your branding, from charcoal and black to bright blue and red. A range of sizes ensures a good fit for any client from XS to 4XL, and can be customized with a screen print in any location.

10. Norse Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle

black vacuum insulated bottle

Norse Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle (20 oz), customized starting at $19.15

This thoughtfully designed copper and vacuum insulated bottle is perfect for clients who opt for their own containers in lieu of disposable coffee cups or water bottles. Show your support for their values by selecting this bottle in a range of distinct colors to fit your brand. The bottle, which fits in most car cup holders, features a cork-styled screw-on top that resists spills and is insulated to hold beverages hot for up to 12 hours or cold for at least 48 hours. The insulation makes it comfortable to the touch and eliminates condensation for cold drinks on hot days.

11. Port Authority Plush Texture Blanket

Port Authority Plush Texture Blanket, customized starting at $30.77

Wrap your client in an indulgent embrace of soft goodness thick plush when you give them this plush blanket made with a heavy 14.70-ounce polyester plush fabric. It comes in subtle colors ranging from marshmallow to dark chocolate brown and includes flecks of color and an unusual texture. Customize it with embroidery in one location so your client can think of you as they put their feet up and relax at the end of the day.

12. Flip & Tumble Produce Bag Set

re-usable bags make solid customer gifts

Flip & Tumble Produce Bag Set, customized starting at $11.28

This set of five Flip & Tumble produce bags gives your client an alternative to plastic produce bags at the grocery store. Each bag includes a drawstring closure and is 12” by 14”, about the same size as a grocery produce bag. The fabric is made of 100% polyester, making it machine washable and reusable. Each custom woven label can be customized with a different image and color. The tags can be useful to sort lettuces from spinach, but they can also be used to spell out a five-letter brand name or reflect five different product lines. It’s a cool choice and gentle on the planet.

13. SmartShake™ Protein Shaker

SmartShake™ Protein Shaker (20 oz), customized starting at $11.47

If your company is all about taking control of your health via lifestyle changes, then this smart 20 ounce shaker could be the perfect client gift. Separate top and bottom storage compartments allow for contained transport of up to four different powders and mix-ins. A snap-on powder mixer makes mixing easier and helps prevent caking or build-up in the process. The DEHP free, BPA-free, BPS-free, and recyclable material also makes this shaker freezer- and microwave-safe.

14. Everlast Foam Roller and Sports Sling

everlast foam roller and bag

Everlast Foam Roller and Sports Sling, customized starting at $37.85

A high-quality foam roller may be that perfect, unexpected gift. The roller will be familiar to anyone with an active lifestyle or recovering from injury. Branded with your logo on the included sport sling bag, this Everlast roller can highlight various brand concepts like strength, recovery, or even “rolling” with the punches. The small roller is just 13 inches long by 5.5 inches around and is ideal for deep muscle massage on the legs, feet, and back during warm-up or cool-down routines.

15. Osaka Bento Lunch Box

an osaka bento box, a really unique gift

Osaka Bento Lunch Box, customized starting at $20.27

Japan has always been a master of packaging and design, and this modern take on the classic bento box is no exception. Two stackable compartments separate a meal or snack from utensils and a side dish. It’s an easy way to pack a lunch or picnic. Compartment lids even have ventilation ports for microwaving foods and an outer band to keep the box pack together for travel. With 40 ounces of capacity, it’s large enough for a full rice plate or other satisfying meal. Imprinted with your logo on the top lid, it also packs a story about your brand.

And since lunch is an everyday affair, that means even more eyeball impressions for your company.

16. Feltro Upcycled Laptop Sleeve

Feltro Upcycled 13″ Laptop Sleeve, customized starting at $18.45

Giving your clients this sleek yet simple upcycled laptop sleeve demonstrates your interest in both style and sustainability. Designed to cradle 13- or 15-inch laptops and tablets, the sleeves are made from recycled water bottles and post-industrial scrap leather. The leather is available in any of 14 colors from raw charcoal to a very modern tangerine which can be matched or complemented by any of 12 different thread colors. Deboss your logo into the leather flap for a classy gift at a modest price.

17. Asobu® Yo 2 Go

asobu yogurt container with branded logo

Asobu® Yo 2 Go, customized starting at $9.02

The Asobu® Yo 2 Go container is perfectly designed for a post-gym meal and makes a great gift for your clients with an active lifestyle. It holds a generous 12 ounces of yogurt in a double-walled acrylic cup and keeps the toppings separate until your client wants to indulge. A slip-proof silicone band is color-coordinated with the lid in one of seven colors with a white spoon made of a food-safe ABS plastic. Add your branding on the acrylic cup below the band and your client will thank you with each tasty bite.

18. Mary Jane Potted Plant Bag

Mary Jane Potted Plant Bag, customized starting at $4.75

Indoor plants can improve productivity, concentration and creativity, but they can also be an awkward gift to ship. A nice solution is this simple potted plant bag. A natural canvas bag of heavy, 10-ounce fabric can wrap around an old clay pot to make it instantly beautiful. At 6 inches high and 6 inches around, it’s perfect for the typical 4 inch pot of a desk-sized plant. The canvas can also be folded down to better fit the plant. Imprint it with your logo or message and offer it to clients with or without the plant.

For the client who has everything

Picking out gifts for the client who has everything can be challenging. We’ve got you covered with a selection of intriguing options that will keep them talking long after your initial gifting.

19. Wooden Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Charging Pad

wooden bluetooth speaker, among the classier corporate gifts

Wooden Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Charging Pad, customized starting at $33.35

This wooden bluetooth speaker has the convenience of wireless charging, making it a personal corporate gift your clients will focus on daily—especially great if it’s laser engraved with your brand or message. At 4 inches wide by 2.5 inches high and 3.2 inches deep, the speaker is small enough (and attractive enough) to earn a spot on your client’s executive desk. The wireless charging functionality also makes it the perfect landing pad to recharge a phone. Bluetooth Version 4.2 compatibility ensures a working range of up to 33 feet, so it can pair with a phone even as it is carried into the next room.

20. Park Avenue RainAlertz Inversion Umbrella

Park Avenue RainAlertz Inversion Umbrella, customized starting at $18.37

An umbrella is always a great gift before a rainy season, but this one can also tell your client exactly when it’s going to rain. The Park Avenue RainAlertz umbrella is designed with high-quality fabric and a cherrywood handle. Its revolutionary inverted design conveniently tucks 46 inches of sharable rain cover in a small package. The umbrella comes powered with the patented RainAlertz app which will notify the user when there’s a 60% or higher chance of rain in their area. Customizable branding on the app ensures that your client will see your logo every time they’re notified about rain.

21. MiiR® Vacuum Insulated Wine Tumbler

wine tumblers with corporate logo branded on them

MiiR® Vacuum Insulated Wine Tumbler (10 oz), customized starting at $15.48

Keeping chardonnay cold on a picnic doesn’t have to be hard. This thoughtful insulated wine tumbler solves the problem and leaves the bottle at home. This MiiR® cup holds up to 10 fluid ounces cold or hot with a Thermo 3D™ double-wall vacuum insulation technology and a Hardshell™ black or white powder coat finish that can be branded with your logo in any color. Medical grade stainless steel ensures that there’s no flavor transfer or metal aftertaste. That’s what makes this cup perfect for a range of beverages, from cold French-oak chardonnay to hot chai tea.

As part of MiiR’s Product to Project® program, the tumbler helps fund trackable giving projects and includes a code your clients can use to see the projects supported around the world.

22. Dri Duck Denali Fleece Pullover

Dri Duck Denali Fleece Pullover, customized starting at $54.95

Important clients get a lot of swag, so they notice the little details. They may even recognize the signature Dri Duck Denali finishes, including asymmetric chest pocket, four-snap placket, and stretch cuff and waistband. At 7 ounces, this mid-weight polyester fleece is warm enough for cool summer nights, yet light enough to be worn under a down jacket in the winter. With an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+, the fabric blocks 97.5% of the most harmful UV rays, making it perfect for active sports all year round. The high-quality fabric also resists pilling and includes an anti-static finish for long-lasting wear. Have it customized with your logo or message using embroidery.

23. Fisher Chrome Bullet Space Pen

Fisher Chrome Bullet Space Pen, customized starting at $19.33

None of the dozen pens your client has picked up at conferences and events will compare to the epic Space Pen. This remarkable instrument is on permanent exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art as an example of industrial art. It features a patented sealed and pressurized ink cartridge that allows it to be used upside down, underwater, over grease, and in extreme temperatures (from -30°F to +250°F). It was also famously used to write in outer space and featured in the Seinfeld episode “The Pen.”

This bullet model is made of brass with a highly reflective chrome finish and is a small 3.75 inches long when closed or a comfortable 5.25 inches long when open. It can be customized with laser engraving and packaged in a retail gift box.

24. Rekonect™ Magnetic Notebook

a cool swag item, black magnetic notebook

Rekonect™ Magnetic Notebook, customized starting at $28.39
Take the opportunity to turn heads with this magnetic notebook. With a premium cover, 5.5 x 8 inch size, and elastic band closure, it appears to be an ordinary notebook, but adds a pleasant surprise. The Rekonect is the first and only magnetic notebook to let you remove, rearrange, and reconnect pages. It’s a completely modular and customizable system that maximizes organization while inspiring creativity. The notebook comes in any of five colors and can be customized with debossing.

25. Neighborwoods City Coasters

Neighborwoods City Coasters (4-Pack), customized starting at $35.00

The 4-pack of Neighborwoods City Coasters adds a touch of nostalgia to corporate gifting. Paired with custom-etched bourbon glasses, with a bottle of cold champagne, you’ve created a celebratory gift that will be remembered long after the gift hits their hands. The coasters are available with a cropped neighborhood map of any of 32 major cities around the world, from Baltimore to Barcelona.

Packaged in a canvas drawstring pouch that can be imprinted with your logo, each coaster can also be laser engraved with your message, brand or domain. Giving these coasters is a wonderful way to celebrate location-based occasions such as the opening of an office, or completion of a contract.

Client gift best practices

At their core, these simple best practices are about clearly evaluating the needs of your client, your business, and what you’re trying to accomplish with the gift-giving opportunity.

Know your client’s interests

It’s your business to know your client, but stepping into their shoes to appreciate their interests can take a little more effort.

To think of the kinds of gifts that would truly resonate with them, you need to consider more personal preferences like what media they watch, the music they like, or the issues they care about.

For instance, someone who cares deeply about climate change may resonate with gifts that support sustainable living. Thinking about their daily lives will also help you choose gifts that are highly functional. A city-dweller who has a long commute may appreciate gifts like special wireless earbuds or a high-end umbrella.

Consider cost

You want to be sensitive to the value of the gift. Going overboard will certainly make an impression, but it could also mean you’ve misjudged the relationship and end up completely distracting from your business objective.

Generally, a good practice is to adjust the corporate gift to the revenue contribution of the client or customer. An executive making a million-dollar capital equipment purchase will expect more elegant gifts than a client generating $1,000 monthly billings.

Sized vs non-sized items

A Patagonia jacket is a great gift, but you want to have the correct sizes on hand, and it might spoil the surprise (if it’s a surprise) by asking for sizes up front.

If you know the size you need, a quality wearable like a jacket is a great gift idea. If not, you can also go with non-sized wearables like knit scarves, ball caps, and ponchos. These have the obvious benefit of avoiding the sizing problem while giving you a way to connect personally with your audience.

Group gifts? Make sure there’s enough for all

If you’re planning a group gift, be sure to have enough for everyone. No one should feel left out, and the best way to ensure this is to plan for extra. Imagine, for example, the CEO of a prospective client has planned a visit to HQ with her delegation. You get the list of names and have the gifts ready. Then, three extra people show up. Whoops!

Your industry and occasion should guide you as to the right overage for contingencies, but also, you never want to end up empty-handed.

Carve out time for shipping (or have someone else do it for you)

Choosing gifts is not enough. You also have to plan time to assemble, wrap, and pack them—then schedule shipping. If you can’t carve out the time yourself, best practices suggest you get some help. (Santa recruited elves for a reason!) A great approach is to bring in a partner with a swag management platform.

Professionals like Printfection have the scale and logistics expertise to handle not only events and high-profile meetings, but also drop-shipping individual thank you gifts.

Consider where you are shipping and dealing with addresses

If you already have the addresses of our customers, whether home or business, that’s one thing. Oftentimes, you won’t though. That’s where a Giveaway campaign comes in handy. In this instance, you just need your recipient’s email address. Then you just send them a link which takes them to a URL which you can brand with your company’s look and feel.

They choose the gift they want — and then the best part — they enter their own shipping address, so you don’t need to awkwardly ask for it. Printfection then handles the shipping and fulfillment.

Manage your corporate gifts

Gift giving is a serious business. Done right, the gesture hits its mark and can be remembered for years. When fumbled, those same good intentions can be wasted. With those stakes at hand, it can be more cost-effective to work with a partner to manage gift inventories, selections, and logistics. Using a software platform, your sales team can be empowered to generously give thank you gifts, while still remaining accountable for expenses.

Printfection can help manage your most important corporate gifts, with a platform that makes the sourcing, management, and distribution of those gifts incredibly simple. Request a demo today.

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