Holiday Business Gifting Etiquette & Ideas | Do Say Give

Holiday Business Gifting Etiquette & Ideas


When it comes to business gifting, DoSayGive has you covered. Who to buy for, what to get — we have all the answers! 

Who should I buy gifts for?

It’s a good idea to give to loyal clients and customers, employees, and office staff (particularly smaller staffs or the team members that report directly to you) as a way to say thank you for their loyalty, business, and hard work. If you are giving year-end bonuses, a gift is not necessary but is still a kind gesture. We’ve linked lots of gifts that ship cross country and arrive beautifully packaged below!

What about co-worker gifts? 

It’s not always necessary to give your co-workers gifts, but it often depends on the company culture. So if you are new, ask around! Many offices host a gift exchange (gift ideas for that here!) or, even better, adopt angels from an Angel Tree. 

Of course if there is a colleague with whom you’re particularly close, a small gift would be nice (see ideas below!). Don’t feel pressured to spend a certain amount of money, though. It’s the gesture that counts!

Should I give my boss a gift? 

It’s not necessary (or expected), and in some cases it might appear as though you are trying to earn favor. Sending a Christmas card is a nice gesture and a group gift from the entire staff is appropriate but, again, not necessary. 

There are caveats, particularly if you’ve known him or her for many years and have a close relationship. If you do choose to give a gift, any of the gifts for clients and customers below would also be appropriate. Just be discreet. 

We’ve rounded up some of my favorite business gifts this year below based on recipient. The great news is that most of these items can be shipped! So if you work remotely, these can easily be sent to the recipient (just be sure to add a personalized gift message!). 

Gifts for Clients and Customers:

Dark Chocolate Truffles
Dark chocolate truffles in a pretty package!
Lafco Gift Set
Free shipping on this beautiful set!
Chocolate Covered Nuts
A great unisex gift to send an office.
Stonewall Jam Tree
Get this on Amazon!

Business Portfolio
A personalized gift is such a nice touch!
A holiday ham is a classic holiday business gift!
Yeti Cooler
This is sure to be a hit.
Popular gift on Amazon Prime!

Gifts for Employees:

Nest Votive
Anyone would love this festive NEST candle!
Wireless Charger
A pack of 2 charging stands for $35! Great break apart gift for staff!
Yeti Mug
For their coffee each morning!
A reader favorite and great gift wrapping options!

Gifts for Coworker Friends:

Sugarfina Set
Sugarfina gift sets work for so many occasions.
Stanley Tumbler
A no fail gift!
Cookie Jar
Cookie jars come in two sizes!
Nest Pura
A popular gift this season! Free shipping.

We also rounded up great white elephant gifts under $15 in this roundup

Group Office Staff Gifts:

Assorted Cookie Tin
Comes with 27 decorated cookies!
Hot Cocoa Bombs
Fun for a small office.
Popcorn Tin
Popcorn is always a hit!
Holiday Cake Pops
Such a cute gift!


You can find more gifts on our Business Gift Guide and Gourmet Gift Guide for everyone on your list! And I’d love to know what business gifting looks like for you now. Are you planning to give office gifts? Share in the comments below!

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