Holiday business gifts

Paul Nolan

There are numerous reasons to give business gifts and many groups to give them to. Gifts for clients keep you top of mind and help cement relationships. Gifts for employees express appreciation and engender loyalty. Gifts for channel partners can pave the way for continued success.

Our review of gift ideas in this issue is timed with the upcoming holiday season, but you don’t have to wait until then to give gifts. Some companies feel it’s to their advantage to wait until the holidays pass and the flurry of gifting has subsided to present a business gift. They stand out more and it may feel like a more genuine expression of gratitude.

Whenever you decide to gift, there are guidelines for doing it well and faux pas to avoid. Along with some gift ideas, our coverage includes some tips on gifting from Small Business Trends.

Self-expression and creativity

Take time to do what makes your soul happy! Amazonite’s deep and soothing teal color is reminiscent of the beautiful shaded river it was named after. Luca and Dani’s jewelry is handcrafted and born in the U.S.A. For more information, email or call 732-851-6002.

Bulova Marine Star Chronograph

Live and play in maritime style. The Marine Star features classic styling with bold accents, iconic dial and innovative materials. This six-hand chronograph function with calendar is water resistant to 100 meters. For more information, contact Adrienne Forest at 800-228-5682, email or visit

Portable powerbank

A modern travel essential. Recharge handheld electronics on the go with Tumi’s ultra convenient portable powerbank, complete with all the cords you need for charging. Compatible with most Android and iOS devices. For more information, contact Mike Landry of Tumi at or visit

GC GiftPass

Gift cards are among the most popular holiday gifts, but you can add a little more “wow” to the gift card giving experience with GC GiftPass! The GiftPass is sent via email or mail with fun holiday designs and contains your branding, your personal message along with a code that lets your recipient choose their favorite gift cards from over 200 popular brands. You can even add in cool features like an animated video or your own video and you have a gift like none other. For more information, call 877-737-0200 or visit

A tasty pour

The JURA S8 combines the best of the mid-range class with premium elements including touchscreen technology, offering an unparalleled range of 15 specialties, from espresso to flat white. With an intelligent operating concept and large color touchscreen display, it easily prepares one touch specialty coffee or tea. JURA’s exclusive, Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®), delivers the most flavorful ristretto and espresso. Easy maintenance with integrated rinsing and cleaning programs. Contact Becky Sawicki of Jura Inc. at or visit

Track fitness in style

Get round-the-clock monitoring on your finger with the Motiv Ring. Featuring lightweight, solid titanium, waterproof construction and Bluetooth connectivity for smart syncing, the ring monitors heart rate, calories burned, steps, active minutes, distance, and sleep duration. For more information on the Motiv Ring and other holiday gift essentials, contact Rymax Marketing Services, Inc. at 866-RYMAX-11 or visit

Give the gift of choice this holiday

The MI Gift Cards reward code program allows for freedom to choose from a large selection of name-brand gift cards. No more pressure to select the perfect gift card, let your recipients choose for themselves! For more information, contact Marketing Innovators International at 800-543-7373.


Reminscent of a 1950s bow, the Ladies’ Jolie timepiece (model EM0690-50D) is a brilliant diamond watch in a new, elegant silhouette. Using Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, the watch is powered by light and never needs a battery. For more information, contact Richard Low, Citizen Watch Company, at 310-225-4987, email, or visit

Chocolate logo embossed centerpiece gift boxes

All of these gift boxes from Laketown Chocolates can be made with your logo embossed on the centerpiece, adding a personalized touch to your gift. For more information, call 952-442-1102, email, or visit