May 09, 2022

21 Affordable Client Gifts That Still Leave A Lasting Impression

Client gifting has evolved in recent years. The days of slapping your logo on factory-made items are over. If you want your gift giving to make a lasting impression, we recommend gifting with design and functionality in mind. You know what they say, "Your business relationship is only as strong as your last interaction." Below you'll find 21 great client gifting ideas all under $50. The best part? All of the products featured are from small, independently owned companies or brands with amazing give-backs.  

 

1. Charitable Lottery Tickets by LottoLove - $22

Occasion: We love for client holiday gifting - an interactive element perfect to include within in a larger gift box. 

What's in it: Looking for a fun gift that makes an impact? LottoLove is the first-ever scratch-off card with a social mission and the only lotto that makes everyone a winner! For every card purchased, LottoLove donates to their charitable partners to fulfill various social missions. LottoLove love creates good feelings all around making it a great choice for holiday gifts.

Why we love LottoLove: LottoLove makes giving back to the community fun and easy! We love how they've tied together great design and giving back into one great gift. 

2. Sweet by Minny & Paul - $34 

Occasion: Perfect for a client referral thank you or small token of gratitude to a team member going the extra mile.

What's in it: If you're looking for a gift that features a whole lot of goodness, you have to try our top selling Sweet gift box. This gift is perfect for anyone who needs a little pick-me-up. It features a personalized message, Fair Trade coffee, delightful honey candies, and a tasty jar of decadent caramel. 

3. Cozy Tea Gift Set by Big Heart Tea Co. - $36

Occasion: Perfect for client holiday gifting.

What's in it: This Cozy Tea includes all of Big Heart Tea's limited edition holiday tea blends, including Winter Chai, Blue Lullaby, and Rosy & Bright. One reviewer said,

"This is such a PERFECT holiday gift. I love that I could write a card to my gift recipient at no additional charge and the shipping is FREE too! …Plus who doesn't love something that says, 'You're Awesome!' when you open it up."

Why we love Big Heart Tea Co.: Big Heart Tea believes in holistic, direct sourcing of their tea ingredients. We especially love that their sourcing process focuses equally on the quality of their tea, the lives of the farmers who grow it and being friendly to the environment. We also carry their products in our Sunshine Deluxe and My Hero gift boxes. 

 

4. Novelty Socks by Hippy Feet - $19

Occasion: Unique gift any time of year (but extra cozy in winter) for clients and team members

What's in it: If you're looking for unique client gifts that won't break the bank, socks are a great option! With socks, a unique funky pattern is a win. When deciding on which socks to give, we recommend choosing a pattern or colorway that matches your brand colors or has some connection to your business. They also offer fully custom options with at least 120 units. 

Why we love Hippy Feet: Since its inception, Hippy Feet has been passionate about combating homelessness. In the past, they've donated socks and employed youth experiencing homelessness. Now, in 2022, Hippy Feet has begun donating 50% of their net profits to non-profit organizations serving young people experiencing homelessness.

5. Radiant Positivity Kit by Modern Sprout- $44

Occasion: Plants are an instant day brightener - this is a perfect gift in the Spring to reconnect with clients 

What's in it: This Radiant Positivity Kit by Modern Sprout features non-GMO sunflower seeds, their signature 'Illuminate' sugar scrub, and 'Awaken' face mist. It also includes Modern Sprout's specialty passive hydroponic system. This system makes caring for these sunflowers a breeze in any environment. 

Why we love Modern Sprout: Since its founding, Modern Sprout has been committed to domestic sourcing and building products with sustainable materials. They also donate a percentage of their proceeds to the Pollinator Partnership and Heartland Alliance.

6. Thinking of You by Minny & Paul - $48

Occasion: Great for a client referral, also works well as a sympathy gift to a client or colleague to send in lieu of flowers 

What's in it: Send clients the gift of calm and tranquility with the Thinking of You gift box by Minny & Paul. Tea is always a welcome gift, and it's even better when it's locally foraged and farmed. This soothing tea set combines a soothing 'Calm' blend tea with raw wildflower honey and a handmade pottery tumbler. Plus, when you gift with Minny & Paul you get to include a handwritten note inside.

We carefully test each product before adding it to the Minny & Paul family. That's why we are so confident in the quality of our products. 

7. Wood Wine Box by Woodchuck USA- $46.95

Occasion: Client or VIP gift

What's in it: These customizable wood wine boxes are hand-crafted with cedar, walnut, or mahogany. The real wood adds weight and sturdiness to this beautiful gift box. The wine boxes are made to fit standard 750 ml wine bottles but can also be used to store other types of bottles. 

Why we love Woodchuck USA: Woodchuck USA proudly plants a tree for every product sold. To date, they've planted millions of trees on six different continents! Woodchuck has also pledged to plant 15 Million trees by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050. 

8. Cookie Luxe Gift Box (6pck) by Thumbs Cookies - $50

Occasion: We love it for holiday gifts for clients.

What's in it: This gift box features 6 of Thumbs Cookies' best-selling cookie cubes, including Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon & Sugar, Peanut Butter Sea Salt, Ginger Spice, Double Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Chocolate. All the cookie cubes are neatly nestled inside a luxe box with a hand-tied ribbon. We appreciate this gifts' beautiful design that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Why we love Thumbs Cookies: Thumbs is proudly woman-owned and operated. The founder and owner, Robyn began Thumbs using the recipe she'd learned from her mom growing up. We especially love Robyn's commitment to spreading joy in her Volkswagen bug, affectionately named the Thumb Bug.

9. Planet Friendly Office Supplies by Good Office Day - $9

Occasion: Their notebooks and paper supplies are great on their own or as part of a larger client gift box.

What's in it: Notebooks make great gifts, especially if they're as cleanly designed as this one. Flawless design meets sustainability with Good Office Day products. This notebook's cover is made of 90% post-consumer recycled paper, the paper inside is made of 60% bamboo pulp and 40% sugarcane pulp, and it is printed with soy ink.

Why we love Good Office Day: We love Good Office Day's commitment to creating quality products that are equal parts functional, well-designed, and sustainable. In fact, most of Good Office Day's products are backyard compostable, meaning they naturally degrade into nutrient-rich organic material when disposed of.

10. The Get Down Sampler Pack by Get Down Coffee - $49

Occasion: Coffee fuels the corporate world. Whether you're boosting the morale of your business associates or sending gifts to woo more clients, coffee is one of the most popular client gifts.

What's in it: This sampler pack by The Get Down Coffee Co. includes one 12oz bag each of each of their signature blends including Drip Drip, Turntables and Plus One.

Why we love The Get Down Coffee Co.: Co-founders Houston White and Dan Anderson have teamed up to bring specialty coffee to North Minneapolis. The Get Down Coffee Co. is building its team from within the North Minneapolis community. If you are lucky enough to live in Minnesota to check out their shop, give the sweet potato cream latte with candied pecans a try. It's a true 10/10. We also carry their Plus One coffee in our newest gift box Coffee Lover launching May 19th! 

11. Twelve Days of Honey Tasting Gift Set by Bare Honey- $50

Occasion: The wide variety creates a really fun unboxing experience that can be enjoyed any time of year. Clients will love to test out all the flavors -asking what their favorite was is a great excuse for that check in email. 

What's in it: This Twelve Days of Honey Gift Set is another great idea for holiday gifts. Each of these honeys tells a story of where it came from and the nectars that the bees collected. This holiday gift set includes each of these decadent honey flavors: Raw Farm stand, Lavender Blossom, Beekeepers Raw, Linden Blossom, Minnesota Clover, Buckwheat Blossom, Wildflower & Minnesota Amber. As well as Bare Honey's signature Hot & Spicy, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, & Pollen Infused Honeys.

Why we love Bare Honey: Husband and wife team, Dustin and Grace, founded Bare Honey out of their love for good food and the great outdoors. Not only are they whipping up tasty local honey but they also use their company to raise money for the needs of other local bee farmers. We also carry their Raw Wildflower honey in our Rustic gift box. 

12. Dream Team Corporate Card by Sweeter Cards - $8.99

Occasion: Perfect for smaller budgets still looking to make an impact

What's in it: Want to send a card with a little more oomph? Sweeter Cards is the first-ever greeting card and gourmet chocolate bar all in one. This Dream Team Corporate Card features sea salt caramel dark chocolate that is handmade in St. Louis, using Fair Trade Certified ingredients.

Why we love Sweeter Cards: Sweeter Cards is proudly woman-owned and each of their designs come from women around the world! Even better, each chocolate batch from Sweeter Cards is hand stirred in copper kettles and made with love.

13. Fuel by Minny & Paul - $45

Occasion: Perfect to send to employees, especially remote ones, as a small gesture of good will for their continued hard work 

What's in it: All coffee everything. Start their day off right with energy bars equivalent to a cup of coffee, chocolate coffee granola, a steeped coffee pack, and small batch roasted ground coffee.

We love all our makers at Minny & Paul! We work with the best in small business and we know you will love them too. 

14. Mini Custom Portrait Line Illustration by Moment Press - $35

Occasion: Great gift for realtors looking for a custom client closing gift 

What's in it: Artist Aimee Lim will make a line illustration of any portrait or new home you send her. This is a thoughtful way to turn your recipients family photos or new home into a precious keepsake. 

Why we love Moment Press: Aimee Lim, the artist behind Moment Press, is driven to help others create meaningful moments of beauty, creativity, and fun through her artwork and paper goods. We carry Aimee's cards in our collection so anytime you purchase a gift box through Minny & Paul, you can opt to upgrade to her 'Day Brightener' card. 

15. Planner by Unilove - $19.99

Occasion: New Years timing for both client gifts and internally.

What's in it: Stand out from the holiday gift giving rush by giving a well-timed end of the year gift instead. Planners are a great end of the year gift as they're thoughtful and functional. This Unilove Planner is crafted to help your recipient integrate self-love and gratitude into their life while staying productive with goal trackers.

Why we love Unilove: Unilove is proudly Hmong-owned, and woman-owned by Pajar Michelle Lee. After years of monumental growth, failure, happiness, sadness, healing, hard work, Pajar created the Unilove Planner as a tool to help others reach their goals/dreams with the power of Self-Love AND Productivity. 

16. Gift Card by Minny & Paul - $25+

Occasion: The perfect gift for someone you know has specific taste or someone you aren't quite sure what to get. 

What's in it: If you're not sure what to give the people one your list, why not give them a gift card! Minny & Paul has a wide variety of gifts for your recipient to choose from. Whether they're a foodie, spa goer, or caffeine-lover, Minny & Paul has the perfect gift anyone on your list.

The best part about gifting with Minny & Paul is knowing that your gift is supporting local artisans from across the country. 

17. Cactus Flower & Jade Candle by Roseline Candles - $25

Occasion: Any! Especially great for clients or employees who work at home.

What's in it: Cactus Flower and Jade is a bright and lively fragrance, reminiscent of the first tender buds of spring emerging from their winter sleep. Hand-poured with 100% soy wax, these beautiful Roseline Candles will fill your recipients whole home with a joyful aroma. Each candle is crafted with sustainable materials, including a recycled glass jar.

Why we love Roseline Candles: Proudly BIPOC-owned, Roseline Friedrich started candle making as a therapeutic and fun hobby. It has since manifested into a flourishing business thanks to her passion for creating, sustainable production model, and uncompromising ethics.

18. Cookie Delivery by Love You Cookie - 

Occasion: We love this as a client gift around the holidays and Valentine's Day. Everyone loves cookies right? 

What's in it: Love You Cookie ships across the United States. These mammoth cookies are a decadent treat sure to wow everyone on your list. We especially love Love You Cookies create your own cookie box option. With this option you can choose for your recipient to receive half and half of two cookie flavors, or get a box filled with all three amazing flavors. The cookie flavors include OG Chocolate Chip Cashew, DBL Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Confetti Cake Cookie.

Why we love Love You Cookie: There's so much to love about Love You Cookie! Beyond baking gourmet cookies, Love You Cookie also provides free mental health and wellness services. They also partner with minority-owned bakeries across the country who create their products.

19. Charity Donation

Occasion: For a client that already has enough things.

What's in it: Choose a charity of your choice or ask your recipient about a cause that is close to their heart. Then, simply make a charity donation in their name. This is a gift that keeps on giving.

For the past two years, Minny & Paul has allocated their annual charitable budget to Black Girl Ventures. You can learn more about their amazing cause here.

20. Thank You Card by Spoonful of Faith $5

Occasion: Mid year unexpected surprise and delight to your clients

What's in it: Cards are the epitome of thoughtfulness, especially if they include a handwritten note. Spoonful of Faith carries a wide range of beautifully designed cards that are sure to match any occasion. Cards are great on their own or alongside another gift. If you gift with Minny & Paul you can easily add a handwritten Spoonful of Faith card to your order.

Why we love Spoonful of Faith: Spoonful of Faith is proudly BIPOC-owned. Jena Holliday, founder, was a marketing professional before deciding to take a leap of faith and pursue her dream to be an artist. We love all her whimsical illustrations and uplifting designs. 

21. Custom Client Gift by Minny & Paul- $45+

Want a gift that will stand out even more?

Create custom client gifts with Minny & Paul! If you're ordering 25 gifts or more, Minny & Paul makes it easy to order any online shop gift and add a branded touch. Adding branding is a great way to tastefully add your company logo.

Here's how it works: First, select any gift from the online shop that fits your budget. Next, a dedicated project manager will work with you to help you customize the packaging. With this gifting tier, you can decide whether to add your branding to a belly band, ribbon, sticker, or all three! You're recipients are sure to love these tastefully branded gifts with a personalized message inside.