8 Stylish Client Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Stylish client gift ideas for publicists, freelancers, creatives

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to go a little above and beyond and show gratitude to the clients who make our jobs possible. It takes a bit of creativity, however, to go above and beyond the classic business gifts. We’ve taken our cue from many of these mainstays, but chosen options that add a clever or stylish twist. Enjoy!

1. For clients who aren’t afraid of a bit of woo, a crystal snow globe is a year-round reminder on her desk that magic (and even more success) is just a shake away. Crystal Snow Globe, Free People $58

2. Kampala Wines is an all-natural wine company based online and out of San Francisco, delivering to 42 states. For clients who like to eat clean but still leave room for celebration, this trio of white, pink and red bubbly come from organic producers. Holiday Bubbly Trio, Kampala Wines, estimated $75

3. For the client who has everything, it’s not possible to have enough Dry Bar gift certificates. Add these onto any of our gift ideas (Champagne plus a gifted Blow Out yes please!) or just send it over solo. Blow Out Gift Certificate, Dry Bar, $50

4. For the client who loves to scribble – be it copious notes about your latest presentation or new designs or the upcoming season,  gift a sleek, quality notebook for staying organized in 2015. These are imported from Germany and while the black with blank pages is an instant classic, you can also choose from fun bright colors as well as neon. Hardcover notebook, Leuchtturm 1917, $12.95

5. To accompany the above notebook or as a standalone set for your creative client or literary type, it doesn’t get any better than Blackwing Pencils. To whit: these were the favorite writing utensil of many famous writers, musicians, and artists, including John Steinbeck and Truman Capote. The pencils are made signature Genuine Incense-cedar and Japanese graphite cores. I mean, these are pencils with a story. Blackwing Pencils, Pencils.com, Pack of 12, $19.95

6. For your fashion-forward boss babe client, this stylus on oh-so-trendy rose gold is on point. (See what we did there?). Ted Baker Pen, Artsy Modern, $32

7. The perfect card to accompany any gift, or simply enclose a heartfelt note. Dream Client Card, Sad Shop for PR Couture, $5

8. For your artistically-minded, internet savvy client, gift the gift of surprise with a subscription to Frankie & Albert. Pop Sugar called it “lazy girl’s answer to vintage shopping,” and it’s a great way to get unique curated finds each month based on personal taste. 3-month gift subscription, Frankie & Albert, $129.99

About This Author

Known as the “fashion publicist’s most powerful accessory,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and the “West Coast ‘It’ girl of fashion PR,” (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks put fashion public relations on the digital map when she launched PR Couture in 2006. She is the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR, available on Amazon. A decade later, Crosby is a successful fashion marketing strategist who spends her time championing PR Couture's growth and mentoring fashion publicists through her signature online course PRISM. Learn more about opportunities to work directly with Crosby at her website crosbynoricks.com