The holidays are here and business is booming, but that doesn’t make office gift-giving any easier. You want to give something fun and thoughtful to show you care. Plus, with the right gift, you can impress and show appreciation. Naturally, the types of gifts you purchase should differ depending on your work relationship. Here are some suggestions for gifts that are perfect for your boss, your employees, and your clients.
Gifts for Your Boss
1. Restaurant Gift Certificate
Show how well you know your boss with a gift certificate for his or her favorite place to dine locally.
3. Custom Wine Label
Get the boss with a sense of humor this wine label and slap it on their favorite bottle. You can buy it, and more, at iCustomWine on Etsy.
4. Turn Your Boss Into a Bobble-Head!
1minime.com takes photos of your boss and turns them into a custom bobble-head!
From $60, 1minime.com
5. Customized Desk Signs
Make your mark by getting your boss a personalized name plate for his or her desk. Include a nickname or a favorite catch phrase for even more fun.
6. Drinking Rocks
Whiskey stones are classy and cool. Try this set that comes with an easy freezer tray and two tumblers.
Set, $34, uncommongoods.com
Gifts for Your Employees
1. Local Gift Basket
A gift basket is always a safe bet — especially if it’s filled with awesome local goods! Try Knack, which has Pacific Northwest-themed collections.
2. Wooden Notebook
Spruce things up with wooden notebooks that are sophisticated and fancy. Try these, which you can customize with your company logo. Perfect for office workers and list-makers everywhere.
3. Fitbit Charge 2
Be fashionable, tech-savvy, and health- conscious at the same time. A Fitbit is a nice gift for everyone and also promotes employee health.
4. Decision Maker Paper Weight
This cute desk toy is both fun and useful. Spin the wheel to make tedious decisions, or simply use it to weigh down your papers.
5. Personalized Leather Cord Traveler
Try giving this useful tote to help keep cords, headphones, and chargers organized and protected. Nobody wants a tangled mess.
6. iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Rather than an object, try gifting an experience instead. Purchase an iFLY Indoor Skydiving session and give fun.
From $70, iflyworld.com
Gifts for Your Clients
1. Kiehls’ Skin Care Set
This is a great example of a set of lotions and other soothing skin care products for a classic “spa day” gift. Plus, this particular set from Kiehl’s is being sold as a fundraiser for a local charity.
2. Holiday Three Bottle Pack from Mark Ryan Winery
Who doesn’t love receiving wine? Stuff your clients’ stockings with bottles from Mark Ryan Winery in Woodinville. This three-pack the winery put together for the holidays includes its best reds.
3. Wild Flower Seed Bombs
Stand out in a way that is truly memorable this holiday season by giving the gift of wildflowers. Give these seed bombs from PlantablesAndPaper on Etsy.
4. Macarons from Café Trophy
Yummy doesn’t even begin to describe macarons — especially the ones you can now get at Café Trophy in Bellevue. Your clients are sure to love them.
$2.50 each, Café Trophy at The Bravern
5. Brewing System
To really wow your beer-loving clients, spoil them with a home brewing system. Try the new Pico system from PicoBrew of Seattle, which brews five liters of craft beer in about two hours.
6. Local Sports Gift Basket
If your clients love local sports, shower them with a sampling of different sports-related products from local shops that share the team spirit.
This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of 425 Business. Photos courtesy each company.