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Personalized Corporate Gift Ideas

Updated on April 27, 2015

Cleverness Wins the Business

If you're tired of pens with business names on them and feel like the homemade cookie basket is not quite your idea of a business gift, look for personalized items that you can be proud to send. Business colleagues will love items that are useful, unique and interesting. They are more likely to save your item and display it if it has a purpose that's more than decorative or cute.

Just remember to order early. Often, there can be up to an 8-week lead time for printed items. You don't want to have to pay rush charges because you waited too long. And also, be mindful that there may be minimum quantities you have to order. So consider gifting not only your corporate clients but your in-house employees as well to make the quota.

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Image by the Italian voice on Flickr

Getting Started

Make it Unique

Try to select a gift that's not only personal but also meaningful and that has something to do with the industry you are in.

For extra points, choose customized or personalized holiday baskets for that person. It shows you care enough to put thought into the small things.

Here are some other unique ideas to get you started.

Holiday meat and cheese gift
Holiday meat and cheese gift

Bamboo Cheese Board

Give Something They Can Reuse

You're not going to find a lot of duplicates of this among the corporate gourmet holiday gifts this year.

Have your name etched into a sustainable bamboo cheese board and knife set and you'll be sending an eco-friendly gift they'll actually keep and use time and time again.

Bonus points for giving things to cut on the board such as ham, turkey, cheeses and other delicious treats.

Examples of Food Goods

You can find these Maple Ridge Farms products and others like it at Holiday Gifts & Gift Baskets.

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Image courtesy of jo-h on Flickr

Pilates Starter Kit

Flex Your Mind and Be Versatile

This is a fun gift to send to office colleagues who may have to sit all day. When they get home, they can exercise with your equipment.

You can find these sets online that include an exercise ball with pump, stretch bands and workout DVD. You add your logo to the workout bag.

You can find these sets online or in your everyday-type stores. They're usually pretty cost-friendly as long as you don't need to buy them in bulk.

Not to mention, pilates (much like yoga) is known to reduce stress and stretch out your body, which is a great activity to do after a long day.

Pilates Set Gift Ideas - Found on Amazon

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Image by exfordy on Creative Commons

Professional Peppermill

Cooking up a Success

Nobody in your business circle is going to be handing these out this year. Get a jump on a great idea and have your logo put on a high-end pepper mill.

If you work in a food industry, this is a great idea. But even if you don't, home cooks will love the idea that they can put your gift to use in their home kitchens.

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Image courtesy of jaxed on Flickr

Digital Picture Frame

Spread the Love

For a gift that looks like it cost a lot more than it did, send a digital photo frame. Your logo will be seen every day by your recipient as they watch a slideshow of their favorite family photos.

Not only that, but these are known to cost a bunch if you buy them on their own. But find a good vendor online and you'll have the work cut out for you!

Mix Business with Pleasure

Mix Business with Pleasure
Mix Business with Pleasure
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Image by Erik Charlton on Creative Commons

Rechargeable Mouse

Technology is Your Friend

This day and age, we're working with the most tech-savvy business people out there. Remind them how your company is on the cutting-edge.

This handy gift with your company's name on it will get used every day. It's a cordless and rechargeable mouse that will be put to use right away. A unique idea that you won't see coming and going.

Some Plain Rechargable Mouses - Stick Your Logo

So these mouses may be less expensive than what you otherwise find. The option here is to print clear or white stickers of your logo and place it on the mouse.

Gourmet Picnic Basket
Gourmet Picnic Basket

Picnic Cooler Set

Nothing Says Yum Like a Picnic

Have your logo embossed on a personalized picnic gift basket and you're sure to be seen out and about.

These modern day cooler sets come with everything to make a picnic fun. Food stays cool in the cool compartments.

Recipients might even start bringing their lunch in it so it will be seen all the time. And when they find more than one use for a gift that you've given, they'll think of you every time they use it.

Mother's Day Gift Basket
Mother's Day Gift Basket

Gardener's Tool Set

Growing Your Business

If you work in an industry that has anything to do with gardening, landscaping, horticulture or plants, why not put your logo on a gardening set? Every time your recipient heads out to do a little gardening, you'll be right there with them.

Maybe you're not in the industry, but you know that they have a passion for flowers or plants. Maybe this is the little push they need to get started on their own little garden.

Other Options for Holiday Gifts - Make it Special

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Image by Holiday Gifts & Gift Baskets

Chocolate Business Card

Thanks for Being Sweet

Get a business sized version of your company logo in real chocolate by giving a business chocolate bar.

This darling little treat looks just like a business card until your recipient opens it and finds delicious chocolate. A very sweet gift choice.

These are also offered in size large, so if you're looking to amaze, you can always opt to go bigger!

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    • squid-janices7 profile image

      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Love the Maple Ridge Farms gourmet gifts....I don't think you can ever go wrong with a food gift.

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      dessertlover 7 years ago

      These are wonderful gift ideas! My old roommate from college used to get the big chocolate bar every year at work and she'd bring it home to share. Those are now my favorite holiday gift! I'm glad you mentioned them ;)

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      Seeking Pearls 7 years ago from Pueblo West

      Loved the picnic cooler set and the choclate business card. You have shared some great ideas here.