“If you give gifts in the course of your trade or business, you can deduct all or part of the cost. This chapter explains the limits and rules for deducting the costs of gifts.
10 Unique Client Gifts Ideas for Under $25 Each (or Just About)
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#1 Greetabl personalized gift boxes
I just discovered Greetabl last year, and it’s what I used to send my clients cute, personalized holiday gifts!
Greetabl lets you personalize a card with photos and a short message—then that card is folded into a box, and you get to pick the small gift that goes inside. The whole process is so much fun, and I love that the client also gets a card with photos they can hang.
Here’s how Greetbal works:
Step 1: Select a box print.
Step 2: Select a gift.
Step 3: Customize your message and upload photos.
Step 4: Enter mailing info, and Greetabl sends everything for you!
#2 Coffee Gift Set
If you know your client is a coffee drinker, why not get them some extra beans to sample? This one comes with FOUR different speciality coffees PLUS a customized note:
#3 GiveLovely.com Curated Gift Boxes
Thanks to a comment in a Facebook group, I learned about Give Lovely, which is a solopreneur woman-owned business! I love supporting local businesses.
Give Lovely has curated gift boxes, OR you can personalize your own gift box and select what goes in it! You can do this for under $25.
Here I was able to pick and choose and craft my own gift box for under $25!
You can even add in a card for free!
#4 ChocZero dairy-free, sugar-free healthy chocolate!
I am OBSESSED with this chocolate! For those of us who love to eat healthy and also love chocolate, ChocZero’s Keto Bark is your new friend, with Dark Chocolate Almonds and Sea Salt, is 100% Stone-Ground, Sugar Free, Low Carb, All Natural, and Non-GMO. It’s sweetened with Monkfruit, a natural sweetener that’s healthy, and your body doesn’t recognize it as sugar.
The chocolates actually TASTE good too! You can get a 4-pack for your client to try different levels of chocolate.
#5 A Foodie’s Gift Set
Whenever I give gifts, I try to give ones people can eat—because who doesn’t love food? If you know your client likes to cook, check out this gourmet gift set.
#6 Handmade Gift Box With Succulent
This is SUCH a cute client gift idea: handmade succulent gift boxes! NaturalSucculents on Etsy offers an assortment of handmade gift boxes that include an adorable succulent, candle, and card. So instead of getting your client the same ol’ boring corporate gift they’ll just throw away, why not get them a living plant that can sit on their desk for years to come?
#7 Kiva Gift Card
I got the idea for this one because my old bookkeeper emailed out gift cards to donate to Waatsi, which funds medical procedures in developing countries. I was so moved by that gesture, and I wanted to find out if Kiva, which funds small businesses in developing countries, did a similar thing. And it does!
If you want to give a gift with heart (and that’s related to business!), get your client a $25 Kiva gift card.
#8 Tea Tumbler & Infuser
If your client is more of a tea drinker, check out this gorgeous bamboo tea tumbler with infuser. It’s a beautiful and practical gift they can use every day.
#9 The San Francisco Fallacy (or Other Business Books)
I have read The San Francisco Fallacy, written a feature article about its author (Jonathan Siegel), and even got a client to read it (and he loved it!). This is probably my favorite business book because it is so simple, yet packed with value. Don’t let the name fool you—it’s not about San Francisco. Rather, the title is based on one fallacy that many startups have: that they must move to SF to be successful. In the book, Siegel breaks down many fallacies and guides entrepreneurs to the true principles of success that he himself has tested.
#10 Customized Stress Relief Dough!
I thought this was a really cool idea! This handmade stress relief dough is made with all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil and essential oils, comes stamped with a word like “relax” or “focus,” and comes in a cute tin customized with your business logo. You even get to choose the scent, color, and label for the dough! This is not only extremely unique and cute, it’s also practical. Your client will have something to calm them down during another stressful day.
Woohoo! I hope these client gifts ideas were helpful. As I curated them, I always put them past the test of, “Would I buy this for one of my clients?” And I can definitely say yes to all of the gift ideas above! Plus, it helps that they’re all under $25 (or close to it), so you can deduct the maximum allowed by the IRS as a business expense. :)
Do you have any client gifts ideas you’d add to this list?
Comment below and help out your fellow business owners!