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12 Unique Client Appreciation Gift Ideas: A New Way of Giving

Erin Pullmann
ByErin PullmannNov 19, 2020

Are you stumped when it comes to thoughtful gift ideas for your business clients this holiday season? Looking for a unique client gift that will truly stand out in a sea of boring corporate gifts like the typical fruit baskets, impersonal gift cards, and bland bottles of wine? You're in luck because we've curated a list of 13 unique client appreciation gift ideas to delight even the toughest giftee on your client list, whether you're looking to stay on their good side all year long with a monthly club membership, make the most of the holiday season with a unique Advent calendar, or just show them you really get them with a great gift. Time to impress your clients with your gift-giving skills!

The Best Client Appreciation Gifts to Show Your Gratitude

1. Skillshare

Skillshare Class Screenshot - Animation for Illustration

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Cost: $15 per month or $99 for a year-long subscription. Sign up here.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 2 FREE Weeks of Unlimited Classes! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Subscription: Skillshare offers classes in a variety of creative fields like animation, film & video, and illustration, as well as business classes on entrepreneurship and marketing. The classes are all taught by real people who are really good at that subject. With a Skillshare Premium membership, your giftee will get unlimited access to a huge catalog of classes that they can download for offline access on the Skillshare app from the App Store or Google Play. The classes are broken down into lessons that are about 10 minutes long, and students can even communicate with their online instructor and share their work with their classmates.

Check out our Skillshare review!


2.  Winc

Winc wines.

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Cost: Prices start at $13/bottle with free shipping for orders with 4+ bottles. Sign up here!

About the Subscription:  Winc will walk your giftee through a fun and easy survey that collects their preferences. No worries if they're not super knowledgeable about wine—the questions are designed to be easy for newbies and aficionados alike to answer. (Think friendly queries like “How do you like your coffee?” and “Do you like citrus?”). Winc uses these results to match subscribers with unique, affordable wines they’ll love. Your client can choose to go with Winc’s recommendations, customize their box to their liking, or skip the month if their wine rack is already full!

Read our Winc reviews to learn more.


3. Harry & David Fruit & Cheese Club

Cost: Memberships start at $129.99 for 3 months. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: $50 off $199 | $30 off $149 | $15 off $99

About the Subscription: Forgo a stale corporate gift basket in favor of the Harry & David Fruit & Cheese Club! This subscription service will deliver artisan cheese and handpicked fruit to your giftee's door each month, giving your client some serious snack cred at your next Zoom happy hour!


4. Book of the Month Club

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Cost: $14.99 a month. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: Each month, this book club offers five expert-picked titles for you to choose from. For speed readers, Book of the Month also offers the option to add 2 additional books for only $9.99 each. Why not get a subscription for yourself and for your favorite client? That way, you can connect over an awesome read!

Check out our Book of the Month reviews for more information. Ships to the US. 

5.  Monthly Scent Subscription Box by NEST Fragrances

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Cost: The Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser subscription starts at $82 a month with a 12-month subscription or it’s $86 a month with a 3-month commitment. If you just want to send a candle, try the Classic Candle Subscription which starts at $38 with a 12-month commitment.

About the Subscription: This is a great client gift for anyone who loves a little bit of luxury! Nest Monthly Scent is a new candle subscription box from Nest Fragrances. Your giftee will receive a beautiful, high-quality candle and reed diffuser in a different featured scent each month delivered in exquisite packaging.

Check out our Nest Monthly Scent reviews!


6. Peet's Coffee

Peet's Coffee Aged Sumatra brewed

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Cost: Starts at $17 per month + free U.S. shipping for one 16 oz. bag. Save with higher volumes per delivery. Sign up here!

About the Subscription: If your client is a coffee lover, you'll make their mornings with a pound of seriously fresh handcrafted coffee delivered to their home every month. For maximum freshness, the coffee will ship within 24 hours of roasting.

Read our reviews to learn more.


7. Cloth and Paper

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box

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Cost: $18 per month for the Penspiration subscription, $38 per month for the Planner Stationery box, and $48 per month for both. Subscribe here!

About the Subscription: When it comes to quality, curation, and customer service, Cloth & Paper wins in the stationery subscription category! They offer two types of boxes (plus one big one with both options combined) so that your client is sure to only receive the organization materials they need. You'll love getting a thank you note from them on this sophisticated stationery!

Check out all of our Cloth & Paper reviews to learn more.


8. Universal Yums

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Cost: Choose between the Yum Box for $15 a month, the Yum Yum Box for $25 a month, or the Super Yum Box for $39 a month. Sign up here!

About the Box: Have a client who loves to travel? Universal Yums is the next best thing! Sending a monthly delivery of snacks and candies from a different country, along with facts about each and a scorecard for tracking your favorites, this popular box is a fun exploration of flavors.

Read our Universal Yums reviews to learn more. 


9. The Sill

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Cost: There are a few different subscription options: Plants for Beginners, Medium Plants for Beginners, Low Light Plants, and Pet-Friendly Plants. All are $35 a month + $5 shipping. The Sill also has a new Medium Size Plant subscription that is $60 a month with free shipping. Sign up here!

About the Box: Give the gift of fresh greenery all year long from succulents to ferns. The Sill Plant Subscription delivers a new plant in an earthenware planter each month. There are different subscription options for beginner plant owners, low light homes and even pet-friendly plants so your client is sure to find plants they'll love.

Read our reviews of The Sill to learn more. 


10. Jackie's Chocolate

Meet Jackie's Chocolates, a subscription to satisfy all your chocolate cravings!

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Cost: Starting at $27.95/month + free shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 on your first box!

About the Subscription: Bring out your client's sweet side with a sampler of handmade, artisan chocolates in assorted flavors and styles. Choose from A Little Taste (5-6 pieces), Let’s Indulge (10-12 piece) or Enough to Share (20-24 pieces).

Check out our Jackie’s Chocolate review to learn more.


11. Olive & June

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Cost: Mani systems start at $50. Get it here! You can also check out their 2020 Advent calendar.

About the Box: Schedule an at-home mani date with your client! This 9-piece at-home manicure gift set comes complete with a smartphone-supporting slot in its box so your giftee can document her nail art process. Supplies include nail polish remover, a nail clipper and file, a buffer cube, nail polish in the color of your choosing, The Poppy universal polish bottle handle, a topcoat, cuticle serum, and a clean-up brush for touching up.

Check out our Olive & June review to learn more.


12. Bloomsybox

Bloomsybox October 2020 bouquet displayed with box

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Cost: Subscriptions start at $39.99/month + free shipping. Sign up here!

About the Subscription: Bloomsybox will send your client a new farm-to-table bouquet of high-quality, eco-friendly blooms each month! This is the perfect gift for a client who enjoys fresh flowers all year long. When you sign up for a gift subscription, you choose your delivery date, so it’s possible to place your order up to a week before the holiday, making it a great last-minute option!

Check out our Bloomsybox reviews!

This concludes our list of unique client gift ideas! Have you found the right gift for your clients yet?

If you enjoyed this round-up, check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the best subscription box gifts for everyone on your list!

Erin Pullmann
Erin Pullmann
When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.