Gift Guide for Clients and Colleagues for 2021

Ho, ho, holy cow, it’s that time of year again – gift giving time!

While the holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year, they can also be the most stressful thanks to gifts and expectations. Among the most stressful gift recipients?

Clients and colleagues.

That’s why, as our gift to you, we put together this list of (mostly legitimate) gifts to gift to those colleagues, clients, and other characters in your life.

Happy shopping!


 

 

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1. 500 Peppermint candy canes - $44

Tis the season for helping dentists pay off their mortgages, and what better way than by grabbing 500 individually wrapped candy canes to hand out and spread the Christmas cheer? These tiny little candy canes are a cultural staple of the holiday season, so it’s really the gift of nostalgia that you’re giving here. And who can beat that?

 

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2. Wooden Tic Tac Toe Set - $12

A nice, innocuous gift that says ‘hey, I like you enough to get you a gift, but I honestly don’t know you any details beyond your name’ is this wooden tic tac toe tabletop set. It’s definitely the most innocuous and lighthearted gift on this list, so maybe grab a couple while you’re at it just in case you’ve forgotten anyone on your gift list.

 

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3. This… doll? Whose name is Pink Baby Star - $100

Described as a ‘spirit vessel,’ the artisan who created this masterpiece insists that Pink Baby Star ‘would particularly like to go to someone who likes to dance.’ Ensure that your gift is the most memorable one your client or colleague receives this year by snagging this one-of-a-kind handmade doll before it’s gone.

(Owen, our CEO, had some particularly visceral feelings about it when I presented him with its image, saying, “What… what are you doing? Why are you looking at that? What is it? … We talked about this, Grace.”)

 

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4. Lost time - Priceless

What better gift than the gift of all the hours, days, weeks, and months we’ve all lost over the last two years? Not sure how you’re gonna acquire this one – maybe figure out some way to bottle time and keep it frozen. That’s up to you, not me. I’m just the idea guy.

 

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5. This handmade ceramic mug - $55

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really understood art, and this piece eludes me more than most. However, it has a lot of good reviews and all the whimsy of a craft lovingly made by a child. For those reasons alone, it could be the ideal gift for your client or colleague who papers their office walls with hand-drawn art and macaroni picture frames.

 

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6. Professional development advice from two warm, friendly ladies – FREE!

It’s almost that time of year where resolutions, affirmations, and personal growth are on everyone’s minds, so why not jumpstart it?

The Standard Office Procedures podcast is all about living better and growing as a person and professional through culture conversation, communication skills, and candor. Grace and Shannon co-host the show and offer nuggets of wisdom along with anecdotes for your and your colleagues’ listening pleasure. And, best of all, this gift is budget friendly.

What are your favorite gift suggestions and why are they Larry?


 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Grace Treutel is Blue Summit Supplies' Director of Culture. Currently she’s in training to become a Marriage & Family Therapist though her greatest love will always be the written word. Her three novel manuscripts have not yet been published - but just you wait. She lives in Huntsville with her cute fiancé, cute kids, and cute pets.

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