With the holiday season in full-swing, now is a great time to finish up (or get started!) shopping for your small business gift list.

Whether you’re shopping for employees, customers, vendors, service providers, investors, or promoters, gifts are a perfect way to show gratitude for the support and value each of them bring to your business.

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Check out these ideas to get the ball rolling on your holiday shopping and to help your business stand out from the pack!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Small Business Owners, Clients, Employees & More:

Miniature Zen Garden:

If there’s one thing everyone knows about running a small business, it’s that it can be extremely stressful. Why not give the gift of relaxation and peace? The miniature zen garden brings centuries of tried and true Japanese mind clearing techniques directly to the workplace.

$20.99 on Amazon

 

Washable Keyboard:

Although this one doesn’t have hundreds of years of tradition backing it up, it sure is useful. There are two things that will always be true in any workplace: Mistakes are bound to happen, and sticky keyboards are one of the most infuriating things on the planet. This keyboard takes both those facts into account and ensures that a fast-paced business environment isn’t  stunted by a coffee spill.

$25.88 on Amazon

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook:

This high-tech notebook brings old-school and new-school note taking together in perfect harmony. It lets you digitize notes that were taken in a physical notebook and includes a subscription to one of the best note taking software programs on the market: Evernote. This gift will be incredibly useful for anyone on your business gift list.

$14.95 on Amazon

Think Board: 

Give the gift of the grown-up version of writing on the tablecloths at restaurants. This oversized, transparent dry erase board allows you to take notes directly on your desk. It’s easy to use and easy to clean, making it a great gift for anyone trying to maintain an organized and efficient work space.

Dry Erase Boards - Premium Think Board Medium

$29.99 on ThinkBoard

Bean Box Coffee Sampler:

Coffee is a prime ingredient in workplace efficiency. This coffee sampler will keep things fresh and interesting; a much needed respite from the standard office brew.

Bean Box Coffee Sampler

$24 on Bean Box

Customized Business Card Holder:

Business cards are all about networking and communication with business partners. What better way to remind a business owner of your successful business relationship than a personalized business card holder?

$7.49 on Vistaprint

Love With Food Subscription:

This subscription based service sends a monthly selection of healthy snacks and donates to food banks with every purchase. This particular example provides snacks for the entire office!

$99/Month Office Snack Box Plan

Monogram Sticky Note Holder:  

For many businesses, the humble sticky note is the cornerstone of office organization. This gift is customized with the client’s initials and helps bring some personality to their desks. 

$14 on Etsy

Breakfast of the Month Club:

This breakfast of the month club subscription delivers delicious breakfasts to your recipient once a month. Business owners are known for having a stressful morning routine. Remedy this stress and deliver something that will keep them thinking about you and your business, long after the holiday season has come to an end.

Price Varies with Plan

Cash, Gift Cards, Time Off:

This one is specifically for employees. Because these are people you know and are familiar with, the name of the game for employee gift giving is “usefulness”. Give them something that they will appreciate and be able to actually put into use. Whether it’s a gift card to a place you know they like, a holiday bonus, or some paid time off,  be sure that you give your employees something that keeps them happy to work for you and maintains a positive work relationship.

Brown Paper Envelope on Table

Business Books:

Do you have a favorite book that has helped you drastically in your career? Giving someone a copy of a favorite book can show that you care about them and their career development. If you have a particular book in mind, that’s perfect! But if not, here is a list of some good options:

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t” by James C. Collins

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

“7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey

“The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

“Blue Ocean Strategy” by Renee Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim

Gift giving season is an awesome time and opportunity to maintain and establish valuable business relationships. Whatever you decide to give this year, just remember to be creative and give gifts that help you stand out in the mind of your recipients! Happy Holidays from all of us at PaySimple!

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Matt Merker

Matt Merker

Matt Merker is currently a student at the University of Colorado Boulder where he studies marketing at the Leeds School of Business. He is the Content Marketing Intern at PaySimple.

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