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

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

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

Scroll through our list of unique ideas below to get the ball rolling this holiday season and leave a lasting impression.

Branded Gift Ideas


Covid-19 is a reality we all are having to deal with and it isn’t going away anytime soon. If you want to give your employees or customers a gift you know they will use, consider gifting them a custom face mask with your logo on it. This is an especially great gift if you want to have people promote your brand for you.


Since the weather is getting colder people will enjoy gifts that can keep them warm. If you’re looking for another gift that will help get your brand out in the world, consider a nice sweater with your logo screen printed or embroidered on it.  

Personalized Gift Ideas

Personalized tumblers

If you want to give people a gift that you know they will use try a personalized tumbler. There are many options on websites like and if your employee or vendors like to stay hydrated they will most likely rarely have this item far from their reach.

Monogrammed Stamp

If you’re looking for something personal to get someone, a monogrammed stamp is a great gift that people will keep for years. Help your employees or customers make their mail correspondence stand out with a beautiful custom stamp.


Whether you want to get someone a cute gift, a branded gift, or a personalized gift, mugs can be a great way to go especially if you know the people you are buying for are avid coffee or tea drinkers. Make the gift extra special by including a gift card or their favorite coffee or tea with it.

Consumable Gift Ideas


Know a coffee lover? Consider getting them a coffee subscription to help them taste a variety of options throughout the year. If you want to support a local coffee shop, another option is to purchase coffee from them and ship it out yourself to your clients or employees with a thank you card.


Not everybody likes coffee so another option is to give the gift of tea. You can gift a tea of the month club and let your customers or vendors know that you appreciate them all year long.


If you offered your employees snacks in the office and now they’re working from home this may be the perfect gift to help them have a taste of what they’re missing from working in the office. With monthly subscriptions starting at $7.99 a month, there are options to fit all budgets.

Gourmet Cheese

If you’re looking for a unique gift for the foodie vendor of yours, consider a gourmet cheese subscription box. With the subscription, members will receive three different hand-crafted artisan and farmhouse cheeses made from the best ingredients as well as more information on pairings and the history of the cheese.

Office Supplies

Because this is a unique year and many employees are working from home they may find themselves running out of basic supplies that they would normally go to the supply closet for. You could send your employees a care package with things they normally have access to at the office like pens, pencils, notepads, sticky notes, paperclips, etc. You can make it special by sending a hand-written thank you note as well as some extra goodies like candy or snacks.

Thank You Gift Ideas

Gift Boxes

If you want to make someone’s day and make them feel special consider sending them a custom gift box. The beautifully packaged box will make them feel special as they anticipate what exactly is inside.

Gift Cards

If you’re on a budget, don’t underestimate the power of a gift card for $5 for an ice cream or a cup of coffee. Keep your eye on the Black Friday ads, or purchase discounted gift cards for Starbucks or Cold Stone at warehouse stores like Costco or Sam’s Club. A small token of your appreciation with a personal thank you note can go a long way for making people feel special and appreciated.


A lot of people have a sweet tooth and candy is a great way to give someone a special treat. You can go the luxury route by providing See’s Candy, or you can save money by purchasing candy in bulk. If you want to make the gift a little more special, consider matching it with a custom tag or wrapper like these.  

Educational Gift Ideas


Do you have a favorite book that has significantly impacted your career? Give someone a copy to show them that you care about their development. If you don’t have a book in mind, here are our favorites:

“Deep Work” by Cal Newport

“Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell

“The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker

“Atomic Habits” by James Clear

“StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Gallop


Do you want to help your customers or clients achieve their goals and make 2021 the best year yet? Consider getting them a planner. There are tons of planner options out there so you are sure to find the one that matches your company’s brand and what it stands for.

Gift giving season is the perfect 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 distinguish you among the rest! Happy Holidays from all of us at PaySimple!

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