12 Appreciation Gifts for Clients

Oct 23, 2023 | Corporate Gifting, Customer Experience, Gift Ideas

Read this guide on appreciating clients with an expertly curated corporate gift. Check out 12 of our appreciation gifts for clients to make a statement. 

We’ve all heard the age-old saying “the customer is always right”. So much so it can possibly become somewhat of a cliche in the corporate world. But what we tire from hearing time and time again can also be a valuable lesson in business – even in present times. In today’s budding business world, your client can have a number of competitive options at their disposal.

It is for this very reason that it is of utmost importance you show your client you value and appreciate their business, and are vested in growing the professional relationship. Failure to do so can have you looking at a decline in the lifeblood of your business. One of the best, result-driven methods of showing gratitude to your clients is through corporate gifting. In an effort to give you an edge over the competition, we’ve collated 12 of the best appreciation gifts for clients who are truly valuable to you. Let’s get to it!

Why Send Appreciation Gifts For Clients?

There are many reasons why you should send client appreciation gifts, other than fostering or flourishing a business relationship. Corporate gifting should be seen as more than a strategic business plan geared at driving growth; it ought to be perceived as a token… a token of appreciation, of value, of respect and so forth. This symbolism gives you various opportunities, such as: 

A Competitive Edge

Setting you apart from the competition is one of the things corporate gifting does best. This is especially true if you do it well. If your client remembers your gifting efforts, above all else, you’re more likely to have an edge over the competition. 

A Better Brand Image

You can align your gift with the values of your brand. An example of this is evident when sending sustainable gifts. If a client views you as valuing core concepts, such as economic and environmental growth, it can enhance your brand image in the minds of your clients. 

A Sound Investment

 The corporate gifting industry is colossal, to say the least. And growing as we speak (or read!). On average, the industry is growing 8.1% annually, and stands to reach $306 billion by 2024. Leveraging this power can give you a sound ROI. 

Tips for choosing appreciation gifts for clients

When choosing appreciation gifts for clients you want to communicate quality. More so, you want to give a gift that your client finds useful. If it is an item they’re using every day (or every other day), this increases your opportunities of having your brand remembered. Brand recall is important in this situation because after all, this is a strategic effort. It is also essential to review the gifting policies and laws your client is bound by. This can be a maximum amount you can spend on buying a gift for them, a certain gift that is allowed and henceforth. 

Another aspect to be mindful of is cultural appropriateness. Cultural taboos and restrictions can make your gifting strategies uncomfortable for your clients, if done without consideration. This is a no-go zone at all costs. One way to negate this is by using an international gifting platform, like Giftsenda. Here, gifts are expertly curated so you do have to be concerned about what to do (or not to do) when sending client appreciation gifts. 

Another benefit of the Giftsenda platform is the option to swap or donate a gift. Should you give your client a gift they are unable to accept (for company policy reasons), they have the option to donate it to a charitable organization or swap the gift for another of the same value or within a pre-curated list. Now that we have an overview of the do’s and don’ts of corporate gifting, it’s on to the fun part… the gifts. 

Affordable and easy ways to show customers some love

The good thing about customer appreciation, apart from that it’s a give and take relationship, is that it can be shown in multiple, different ways. Each as easy and cost-effective as the next. Take a look at a few of the ideas we’ve compiled for you:

Handwritten letters: these are simple to do and have their own attachment of meaning for some extra appreciation!

Freebies: who doesn’t love free stuff. And it doesn’t have to be expensive items. You’d be pleasntly surprized at how much appreciation you can gain from giving a free donut or coffee. 

Follow Backs: if a customer follows you, one of the easiest ways to thank them is with a simple shout out. It may be a small gesture, but it;s a thoughtful one. Plus, it’s free!

Show customers you’ve taken their feedback into consideration: if  a customer leaves you some constructive criticism, comments or even a compliment; let them know how you’ve made any adjustments or improvements in line with their feedback. They’ll love it!

Coupons: this is one of the simplest ways you can reach out to your customers. Bonus points for you if the coupons are based on their purchase history. 

Appreciation gift ideas for clients that maximize brand recall

Without further ado, let’s dive into some gift ideas.

Whiskey Stones Set (Signature Glass Edition)

Perfect for whiskey lovers, the Whiskey Stones Set (Signature Glass Edition) is an elegant and sophisticated gift your recipients will appreciate. This gift is uniquely designed to keep drinks cool, without being watered down, with its iconic round, fast cooling, non-diluting, granite whiskey stones. Included in the set are two signature crystal glasses that exude refined quality. 

Message: You set the bar when it comes to great clients! 

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Wholesome Choice Gift Tray

A gift for clients who love dried fruit, filled with nutrients and antioxidants; the Wholesome Choice Gift Tray is a delight and offers a variety of treats. In an elegant gift box, this is a true statement of quality and gratitude. 

Message: You’ll always be our first choice on this list for best clients ever. 

Sweet And Savory Chardonnay Basket

This gift is pretty much for any client because there’s something for everyone. In the Sweet and Savory Chardonnay Basket is a Rock Falls Vineyards Chardonnay, Glacier Ridge Farms Smoked Gouda Cheese Spread, Lily O’Brien’s Sticky Toffee, Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Balls, Vanilla Fudge with Sea Salt, Sesame Crackers, Walkers Shortbread Cookies, Olives, Ghirardelli Square White Chocolate Caramel and Ghirardelli Square Milk Chocolate with Caramel Filling. With so much variety, there’s no way this client gift would not be a hit. 

Message: A gift basket for a valued client to put you on cloud wine!

Gourmet Crunch Mixed Nuts Tray

A gift for refined clients, the Gourmet Crunch Mixed Nuts Tray is a feast for a sophisticated palate. In this gourmet selection of treats is an Island Snacks Gourmet Fancy Mix, an Island Snacks Mango w/Chili Lime, Island Snacks Smoked Almonds and an Island Snacks Spicy Party Mix. You can showcase client appreciation in the best of ways with this mixed nuts tray as it exudes elegance and superior quality. 

Message: Nut-thing lasts forever but we sure hope our business relationship does!

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Lavender Grow Kit

Known for its health benefits and beauty, the Lavender Grow Kit is a lovely gift for esteemed clients. As a perennial plant (one that grows every year, this is a gift that keeps on giving. Perfect for clients who appreciate beauty and the therapeutic benefits of the plant. 

Message: Here’s hoping our professional relationship grows like this gift does. 

appreciation gifts for clients

The Little Box Of Positivity

Why not invoke happy thoughts and joy with The Little Box of Positivity? With this gift, your recipients can smile while they read messages of inspiration and affirmation throughout their day. Perfect for being kept on a nightstand or on the office desk, this box of 52 cards will inspire personal growth and help favorably change the way your clients see the situations around them.

Message: Staying positive is easy with great clients like you. But here’s a gift if you need a little extra. 

appreciation gifts for clients

Skincare Spa Set

If you’re looking for a gift that is both thoughtful and practical, the stunning Skincare Spa Set is the perfect choice for your clients. Packed with high-quality skincare products, this gift box is specifically curated to assist your clients in maintaining their radiant complexion. The gift box contains a range of products that cater to different skin types and includes cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and serums.

Message: Relax, Refresh & Recharge. Here’s a wellness gift on us.

Home Office Candle

Made from a natural soy wax blend with premium cotton wicks and custom fragrance oils and with a burn time of around 60-80 hours, the Home Office Candle is a great choice for corporate clients. Perfect for those who need a little unwinding after a long day of work.

Message: Our business relationship makes perfect business scents! Thanks for being an awesome client. 

Meditation Kit

This Meditation Kit is everything your clients will need to conduct a ritual believed to cleanse your space and balance energies inside. The kit features rose quartz, which is known as the crystal of unconditional love. It’s said to boost feelings of self-love and foster loving relationships with others. The kit also includes a ritual scroll with instructions on how to make each ritual unique. Perfect for those clients who love to meditate and balance their energy.

Message: Here’s to a zen-sational business relationship that’s only going to get better. 

Canvas And Leather Charger Organizer

The Canvas and Leather Charger Organizer is crafted with rugged canvas and genuine leather trims. It is lightweight, resilient, and perfect for daily use. Ideal for organizing tech and other small essentials with style and a great appreciation gift for tech enthusiast recipients. 

Message: We’re sure you’ll love this charger organizer. 

Inspire and Indulge

Encourage confidence and goal-setting with our exquisite mini journal and coffee gift hamper. The Inspire and Indulge gift set is a great way to help keep clients organized, while the pour-over coffee creates moments of reflection and inspiration. 

Message: You’ve bean a wonderful client and here’s a gift to inspire your creativity. 

Office Essentials Set

Elegantly presented in a wooden glass box, the Office Essentials Set is an ideal way to help your clients stay organized at the office or at home. With an exquisite pen, pencil and letter opener, this set exudes sophistication; perfect for clients with refined taste. A gift for just about anyone, this kit is both functional and practical. 

Message: Our professional bond is on point! An essential gift for an essential client. 

Don’t forget… Customer Appreciation Day!

Customer appreciation day is technically on April 18th. But, this is not set in stone. You may follow the traditional route of appreciating customers and stick with the national day or you may find a more appropriate day and use this to show some gratitude to those customers who make a difference to your brand. Targeting a special occasion, such as your customer’s birthday, is a great way to include some meaning to your appreciation and make it all the more worthwhile. 

The essential part of your efforts in this regard is to ensure that you include your customer into the process and make them feel as though they are specifically targeted. Part of doing so could mean advertising it in advance, for example. The end goal is to show the consumer you acknowledge their loyalty and that their support does not go unnoticed. 

Let Giftsenda help you show appreciation worldwide 

If you want to leverage the art of client appreciation, it’s best to go to the experts. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Giftsenda is able to make your corporate gifting strategies easy as 1, 2, 3. For one, we have the simplest ways to send client appreciation gifts – via gift links or email gift invites. These digital invites allow recipients to choose and redeem gifts as well as provide their own delivery details. The shareable gifts links can be delivered via any messaging platform you choose or via a branded email gift invite, that highlights your brand in a customized way. For more information, request a demo from one of our campaign managers. 

Do Corporate Gifting Your Way

Gifting Platform

Do you send gifts to staff, prospects and clients on a regular basis? Our gifting platform is designed to make corporate gifting fast, cost-effective and easy – no matter the size of your recipient list. 

One-Time Projects

Enjoy all the perks of using a gifting platform, with no commitments or recurring costs, when making use of our project-based plan. Use the platform yourself, or we can manage your whole campaign for you.

eCommerce Shop

Do you need to quickly send 1-5 gifts to recipients overseas? Our online shop is free to use. Simply choose the gifts, provide the delivery details, and pay. You can even send a 1:1 gift using en email address!
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