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Holiday Gifts for Clients and Employees

Written By Amber Breeden

October 21, 2021

Whether you’re looking to recognize employees or thank clients and partners, it’s time to start planning your holiday gifts. A greeting card with a heartfelt message is a must. But if you’re looking to level up this year, we’ve put together some inspiration to help get your creative ideas flowing. 

Care Package

We worked with the US Chamber of Commerce last year on a gift to their employees to complement their virtual holiday party. The gift included mulling spices and a custom puzzle for a cozy, relaxing winter evening at home. 

US Chamber of Commerce employee holiday gift

Sweet Treats

Dog Tag Bakery sends some of their legendary desserts for the holidays. Last year’s gift incorporated a wreath that the recipient could hang up and enjoy while chowing down on some delicious treats. (Side note: Dog Tag is happy to partner with our clients who want to include cookies or other treats in their gifts.)

Dog Tag Bakery’s holiday box, complete with an ornament wreath

Speaking of Dogs …

One of our favorite gifts from holidays past was premium gift wrap featuring our furry coworkers—our office dogs! The gift itself was useful, and it let us have a little fun and inject some personality into our gift.

More Vang’s client holiday gift

Bring the Booze

If you’re sending small batch, local gifts, you might want to consider sending a bottle of bubbly, perhaps with some glasses. Avison Young recently sent brokers a bottle of tequila for the opening of one of their properties, and it was very (very) well-received. Beer more your thing? No worries—our neighbors at Port City Brewing are happy to help!

Avison Young’s broker gift featuring Casamigos Tequila

Support a Local Restaurant

The past couple of years have been tough for the restaurant industry. Show your favorite local spots some love by sending your clients or employees a gift card and/or a specially curated box of goodies. Our friends at Farmers & Distillers and Rocklands Barbeque, for example, have some amazing gift boxes. 

Founding Spirits Tasting Kit from Farmers & Distillers

Feed Their Caffeine Habit

Anyone else’s coffee consumption spiked during the pandemic? Give them a (non-alcoholic) buzz with a custom Yeti tumbler (ours are well-loved, as you can see). Pair it with a bag of locally roasted coffee, like that from Commonwealth Joe.

Our custom More Vang Yeti’s are a favorite around the office

To help in your planning, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide that walks you through the entire process from concept planning through delivery.

Want to brainstorm other ideas for your budget? Let’s chat.