The holidays are coming up, and many business owners want to give a little something back to their best clients and customers to thank them for their business over the past year. Gifts for employees are also a staple of many business's holiday traditions, but it can be hard to come up with something new and unique year after year. Plus, who has time for extra shopping on top of all the other holiday functions and end-of-year planning?
Finding the perfect gift that's businesslike, yet personal enough to stand out and seem meaningful, can be a challenge. Thankfully, with online shopping you have many more options than in pre-internet days. Here are 5 cool client gifts that you can get for under $50 that are sure to be appreciated by the people who help make your business a success.
1. Silver Fortune Cookie with Personalized Message $9.75 each
These 3"x3" hinged, silver-plated fortune cookies contain a customized message inside. The messages are available in different colors, printed on satin ribbon, and each fortune cookie comes with a gift box.
2. WiFi Wireless Hot Spot Finder $24.50 each
These handy little devices attach to a key ring or zipper and let the user search for WiFi "hot spots" and determine the signal strength. They can detect signals up to 150 feet away and come with a 3V battery. You can also add your logo to the imprint area to make your gift more memorable.
3. M&Ms Gift Set with Leather-Wrapped Tumbler $28.50 each
A sophisticated leather-wrapped tumbler is made more fun with the inclusion of a 7-oz. bag of plain M&Ms. The 16-oz. tumbler is made of insulated stainless steel with black plastic liner and splash-resistant acrylic drink-through lid. The leather wrap can be removed when the tumbler needs washing. You can add your custom logo to the leather wrap and make an even bigger impression.
4. Case Logic 16" Computer Backpack $35.99 each
This computer backpack, available in red or "tannin" (a dark eggplant color), has an integrated compartment for laptops with displays up to 16.4 inches. It's water resistant and contains an interior zipped mesh pocket, front vertical pocket, interior slip pockets, side pockets just right for a water bottle or compact umbrella, padded back panel, and air mesh straps. The unique "strap management system" keeps hanging straps out of the way.
5. Aluratek 8" LCD Digital Photo Frame $39.99 each
With a "true digital" LCD panel, this digital photo frame has superior picture quality, an easy-to-use interface, and supports numerous picture formats. This frame automatically starts in slideshow mode when turned on. The user can put music files onto an SD card with pictures, and the music will play along with the slideshow. Maximum resolution is 800 x 600, and pictures are loaded using an SD card.
Finally, if you wait too long to order any gifts or holiday promotional items and need a last minute gift, popular gift cards like those for Amazon.com are always welcome. There are numerous styles to choose from, and you can include a message along with your gift. Plus, you can send them by email, Facebook, or regular mail, so you have plenty of options for getting it to the recipient, even if you're a last minute shopper.
Photo Credit: David Wiley