Are you looking for a unique way to show your thanks this holiday season? Whether you are thanking clients, vendors or local business owners for their support throughout the year, these 7 ideas will be sure to say thanks in a fun and festive way.

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7 Creative Tokens of Appreciation


1. Home Made Peanut Brittle with a Small Hammer

This gift says it all: Whether your profession is in construction, home repair, handyman services or other similar industries, the petite hammer and thought out idea will be sure to leave a lasting impression on the receiver.

2. Mistle Toes (Foot scrub and nail polish)

What better way to shower someone with a small holiday splurge than offering a small token of appreciation that they can use all winter long. If you specialize in the beauty industry or cater to female clientele this gift is simple but thoughtful.

3. Picture Frame with Holiday Treats

Calling all real estate agents, home decor specialist, artists and just about anyone else who is looking for a great way to show appreciation this holiday season! This simple, DIY, gift is easy to put together but still offers the wow factor of something that shows a humble appreciation to the client. Feel free to substitute the bread for cookies and other treats.

4. Customizable Ornaments

We think the possibilities are endless when it comes to this one-of-a-kind gift. Originally posted for a wedding invitation these ornaments can be filled with anything you can imagine. Dried flowers for a florist, sand and tiny seashells for a surf shop, book pages for an author… the list in endless. In addition you can decorate the outside with tile mosaics, modge podged photos or custom vinyl lettering for monograms and quotes.

5. “Thanks a Latte”

Coffee lovers rejoice. This gift is perfect year round but stands alone as a great holiday gift as well. Customizable to your favorite coffee house or brand, your gift can include a small sample or gift card and is universal to the industry. Who doesn’t love a nice cup of coffee anytime of the year?

6. We Wisk you a Merry Kiss-mas

Caterers, restaurants, bakeries and chefs will love the creative thought behind this holiday gift. A kitchen wisk filled with chocolate kisses is the perfect accent to your industry. Creating a connection to your business is perfect for branding but still shows an original sentiment to your customers.

7. Last Minute Holiday Gift (Wrapping paper and scotch tape)

The tag here reads: “Since November you’ve been shopping, barely sleeping, hardly stopping. Now its late, you’re in a scrape, out of paper or out of tape. Hope this wrap helps save the day! Have a Happy Holiday!”

Enough said.


So, those are some of our favorite holiday gifts. Unlike the tradition fruit baskets and bottles of wine (which are still MUCH appreciated *hint hint*, these ideas will give you a leg up when everyone is doing the same thing ( cough cough sheep).

Don’t limit yourself to just customers, include your vendors and neighbors as well. And if you didn’t find something you love here please be sure to visit our Pinterest board: Client Gift Ideas There are some great ideas for travel agents and accountants as well!

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Don’t forget to  include your Business Card with your gift!