5th November 2021
10 gift ideas to send to your team and clients for Christmas 2021
It seems crazy to already be saying this, but did you know there are fewer than 50 days until Christmas Day? While most of us have spent the latter part of this year catching up on plans that were cancelled in the former part of the year, it has left many of us feeling underprepared for Christmas.
Although Christmas this year is set to look more normal than the last, we’ve still had significantly less face to face time with our clients and teams in 2021 than usual. As many are opting to keep their Christmas parties virtual this year, now’s a great time to show your clients how important they’ve been to you, this year more than ever. And while we encourage you to think about and do this year-round, Christmas is a particularly perfect moment for gifting.
A gift should be personal, thoughtful and appropriate. We don’t recommend ordering fifty of the same item and sending them to everyone. Sending a gift that’s irrelevant to your team or clients is a very quick way to make them feel like you don’t really listen or know them. If you know that Jim Smith is diabetic, probably best not send him personalised biscuits. And if Mary Jones doesn’t drink, she won’t appreciate a nice bottle of wine. Take the time to think about what’s appropriate for whom, and send them something they’ll really love.
Here are 10 of our favourite gifting options.
A Christmas 2021 bauble
Let’s be honest, like 2020, 2021 is a year we will never forget! Why not get your client a hopeful reminder of everything we’ve been through in the last year, by adding a special decoration to their tree? These handmade baubles are a thoughtful way to do this without breaking the bank.
Ethically sourced coffee
You may have visited an office before and noticed the team are all self-professed coffee connoisseurs, so what better gift than some freshly ground, ethically sourced coffee beans from a sustainable farm? Grind offers three blends of delicious coffee that have a positive carbon footprint.
Sweet treats from Biscuiteers
If you’re a Uniquity client, chances are you’ve been a recipient of a biscuit-shaped delivery. A firm in-house favourite, Biscuiteers offers personalised and seasonally-themed biscuit gifts. They’re something a little different and fun, and are guaranteed to make your clients smile. It’s impossible to be unhappy with biscuits around!
Gorgeous bouquets from Bloom & Wild
Has anybody ever gone wrong with flowers? We don’t think so. Bloom & Wild offer a really lovely selection of bouquets, and even some longer-lasting plant options too. They always arrive promptly and beautifully presented, too.
Bespoke golf balls from Titleist
If golf is something that you regularly enjoy or bond over with your clients, this is the perfect gift. Titleist offers a good range of ball types, including Pro V1, AVX and TrueFeel, and you can add a message or a logo to any one of them. Something that shows that your client you’ve really thought about them and their interests is the hallmark of a perfect gift.
Personalised champagne from Fortnum & Mason
If you’re looking for something classic and a little more upmarket, Fortnum & Mason are a perfect choice. You can include a personalised message on the bottle, too. What a special way to say thank you to your clients than a message on a bottle of bubbly?
Gower Cottage Brownies
The Uniquity office recently received a gift box of Gower Cottage Brownies from our friends at Sanctuary FP, and we all agreed that they were the best brownies we have ever tasted.
GCB is a small company based out of Swansea, Wales. They specialise in lovingly handcrafted brownies and blondies wrapped in beautiful gift boxes. There’s an option to include a personalised and branded sleeve over the top, which makes them a perfect, personal and delicious gift.
Monogrammed Stationery from Smythson of Bond Street
For the ultimate gift that encompasses style and elegance, look no further than Smythson of Bond Street. They offer their gold stamp embossing service on a range of leather products, from notebooks to passport holders to wallets and purses.
Afternoon tea delivered by Cutter & Squidge
Yes, you read that right. Cutter & Squidge is a bakery cafe based out of London, offering delicious sweet treats and indulgent afternoon teas. They have a whole range of options for gifting, including cakes and truffle selections, but we personally recommend the afternoon tea delivery – it’s so unique and a great, delicious novelty.
Virtual wine tasting with Berry Bros & Rudd
Bring the magic of a vineyard to your clients’ homes (or your team’s office!) with a virtual wine tasting from Berry Bros & Rudd. They’ll deliver wines, glassware and a corkscrew to every guest, then one of their experts will guide you through the wines. A truly classy and unique option which captures all the cosy luxury of the Christmas season.