The holiday season is in full swing and shopping deadlines are just around the corner. Trees are up, lights are hung on houses, and the malls are packed full of shoppers. This time of year reminds us all of who we are thankful for and as an advisor, the holidays are a perfect time to show your clients just how much you really appreciate them! However, finding the right gift for your clients can be a struggle. Many advisors get easily frustrated with trying to think of ideas and end up sending their clients something generic which can end up conveying the wrong message of their gratitude.
If you are struggling to find the right gift for your clients, look no further! Here are 10 thoughtful gifts that will be sure to bring a smile to your client’s faces leaving them feeling cared for and thankful to have you as their advisor!
1. Customized Yeti Rambler Lowball, Tumbler or Wine Tumbler ($35-$50 per) – https://www.yeti.com/en_US/home
Whether used for wine, hot chocolate, or coffee this is a great versatile gift that any client would be grateful for! Make it extra special by customizing it with their name and your company name. This is a great tangible gift that reminds the client of how much they enjoy working with you. It can also be a great conversation starter.
2. Cookie Bouquet – ($20-40) https://www.cookiesbydesign.com
What’s better than a bouquet of flowers? A delicious bouquet that you can eat! A cookie bouquet is a unique and fun gift that will delight any client.
3. Christmas Pie – Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Harry & David’s ($50) www.harryanddavid.com
Why not show your client your appreciation with a warm Christmas pie. My personal favorite is this Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Harry & David’s. This delicious flavor-packed pie is a great way to treat your client to something sweet. Pair it with a handwritten note for an added bonus.
4. Traditional Christmas Personalized Labeled Wine – Personal Wine ($30-$50) https://www.personalwine.com/shop/wine
Who doesn’t love a great wine paired with a holiday meal? Add some extra flair to your client gift by personalizing the bottle of wine! This will give your clients something to show off at their holiday parties and is a great way to show them the time and care you put into this gift.
5. Berry Breakfast Box – Wolferman’s Bakery ($40) https://www.harryanddavid.com/w/gourmet-bakery-gifts/boxes/32425?categoryId=400148093
You really can’t go wrong with another sweet treat! This Berry Breakfast Box adds a creative touch to the traditional holiday food gifts. Instead of a plain box of chocolates, this gift provides a fun breakfast experience for the client and their family to enjoy!
6. A local treat – In Chicago we like to send Lou Malnati’s Chicago-style pizza ($65) https://www.tastesofchicago.com/category/Lou_Malnatis_Pizza
Gifting a local treat is a great way to add a personal touch to your gift. In Chicago, we love sending Lou Malnati’s Chicago-style pizza! I know other clients that love gifting their favorite local popcorn or even a box of goodies from a famous local bakery.
7. JBL Bluetooth Speaker – ($30+) www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers
This gift is sure to impress any client on your list! This speaker is perfect to take camping, to the beach, and even perfect for a backyard BBQ. If you know one of your clients lives an active lifestyle, this would be a special gift as they can take this speaker on all of their adventures!
8. Personal Mini Fridge – ($70) https://www.thegrommet.com/products/uber-appliance-uber-chill-xl-personal-mini-fridge
This stylish mini fridge is a fun and unique gift that will help you stand out to your clients. Great to add to any office or a room in the client’s home. For bonus points, provide a dessert or specialty beverage in the mini-fridge as part of the gift presentation.
9. Globetrotter Travel Journal – personalized ($72) – https://www.rustico.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/globetrotter-travel-journal
One of my personal favorites is this beautiful customized travel journal. This journal is perfect for the avid traveler on your list. Not only is this a stylish journal but it also has unique functional elements such as calendars to plan trip itineraries, bulleted pages, world maps, and a space to reflect on your trips and memories. There are also keepsake envelopes that allow your client to store any mementos from their trips such as tickets, coins, or postcards.
10. A handwritten note
When in doubt, take the time to send your clients a personal handwritten thank you card. Take the time to personalize the note with details about the client and their families. Let them know truly how much you appreciate the relationship you have together and reinforce how you are there for them. Never underestimate the power of a well-written note and the impact it can have on your clients.
Whatever it is you choose to gift your clients, just remember it is all about reinforcing meaningful connections that you have built together throughout the year. Happy Holidays!