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Christmas Gift Ideas for Businesses and Bosses in 2013

The holidays are a great time to make new business connections and stay in touch with current clients. Finding just the right gift can be tricky — it shouldn’t be too expensive, but shouldn’t be too cheap, either. The gift should project that image that you want your client to summon when he thinks of your company, and it should be something that he will use and appreciate all year long. Take this opportunity to find the perfect gift for current and future clients, then reap the benefits of their business throughout the year.

Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai
The Japanese cultivate Bonsai trees to create peaceful contemplation for those who enjoy them. The practice of lovingly cultivating and pruning these ancient trees dates back to the Tang dynasty in the year 603. This beautiful juniper by Zen Reflections will be a relaxing addition to your client’s desk or credenza. He’ll enjoy this small bit of nature, and can continue to train the branches as the tree grows. The Zen Reflections Juniper is already three years old, so you can be assured that it won’t suffer from transplant shock and die right after you give it to your client. The tree comes in an 8” glazed artisan pot.

La Crosse Technology WS-8157U-CH-IT Atomic Clock with Outdoor Temperature and Weather Forecast
For the client who enjoys tech toys and science-related gear, this Atomic Clock with Outdoor Temperature and Weather Forecast is a nice addition to her office. The device reports accurate time and date information, along with the temperature both inside and out, so she will know if she needs to grab a coat to go out for lunch. For clients who conduct international business, the clock offers time zone settings. The alarm feature reminds her of meetings, and the snooze feature comes in handy for lunchtime naps. The clock is enhanced by a handsome cherry wood finish and can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf, desk or table.

Alaska Smokehouse Ketchikan Gift Basket, 3-Pound Packages

The Alaska Smokehouse Ketchikan Gift Basket of food gifts are popular with clients, and this unique basket will be welcomed by seafood lovers. The gift comes with a four ounce smoked salmon filet and other salmon products including Wild Salmon Stix, salmon jerky, salmon spread, smoked trout spread and a 6.7 ounce can of smoked salmon. The wild-caught salmon is direct from Alaska and is certified Sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, a fact that might be very important to environmentally aware clients. The pretty, decorative, lined basket can be used for office storage long after the salmon is gone. A more creative idea than the traditional fruit basket, and one that can be shared by others in the office.

Copco 24-Ounce Big Joe Thermal Travel Mug
For the client who really loves her morning coffee, this 24 ounce Big Joe Thermal Travel Mug by Copco is a great choice. The design of this large mug allows it to hold a lot of coffee, but still fit into a standard cup holder to make morning commuting more enjoyable. A rubber traction base keeps the cup stable on a slippery desktop. The handle is compatible for right handers or lefties. The manufacturer recommends hand washing this mug. Combine this gift with some gourmet coffee beans for a more complete gift that will have java lovers loving you and your company.

Work Positive in a Negative World: Redefine Your Reality and Achieve Your Business Dreams by Joey Faucette
This new book by Joey Faucette is a great addition to any business library. Dr. Faucette has worked for years as a personal coach and motivational speaker, and knows how to excite and motivate readers. Faucette encourages people to leave the negativity of the corporate world behind, and focus on the positive possibilities in order to unlock new opportunity, better attitude and creativity. Highly acclaimed by a host of business book authors, reviewers and successful business owners, this 228 page book will inspire and encourage your client, while providing an upbeat, positive outlook that will improve his business relationships and enable him to achieve personal and career goals. By Entrepreneur Press.

CR Gibson Boxed Stationery With 50 Sheets of Letter Paper and 25 Envelopes, Vanilla
There’s nothing nicer than a quality set of stationary for all her correspondence. This beautiful boxed set by CR Gibson is made from premium paper that is also laser-printer compatible if she prefers to write notes on the computer as opposed to by hand. The classic vanilla and white styling offers a very subtle stripe that enables handwriters to keep lines nice and straight. The pages measure 6 x 8 inches — a nice size that lends a personal feel to business correspondence. The set includes 50 sheets of paper and 25 envelopes. Combine this gift with the rosewood pen below.

Genuine Rosewood Ballpoint Pen in Wood Gift Box
This stylish gift will encourage clients to just keep signing those contracts. The rich, polished rosewood pen is accented by gold-colored parts. The pen comes with a retractable black ink cartridge; refill cartridges by Alex Naverre or Cross fit as well. The smooth finish and perfect weight make writing feel decadent. The pen could easily be engraved for a more personalized gift. It comes in a hinged rosewood gift box for beautiful presentation and has a limited lifetime warranty.

Executive Sandbox A Day at the Beach
If your client can’t get away for a beach vacation this holiday season, bring the beach to him. The Executive Sandbox: A Day at the Beach is a fun twist on the Zen garden that keeps executives entertained during boring conference calls. This sandbox comes with adorable accessories including a beach umbrella and chair, plastic bucket and shovel, a sandcastle, tiny shells and a rake. The white sand and all the toys rest in an attractive hardwood sandbox that looks nice on any desk. He’ll love to rearrange the pieces, rake the sand and meditate about the beach. For fun, combine this gift with a CD featuring ocean sounds.