Business Holiday Gifts: Show them they’re valued

Here at OSM we’ve been trying to bring you ideas about gifts for this holiday season and recently brought you a post on holiday gifts to avoid (equally important!) as well as personalized gadget gift ideas. Now we want to bring you some great ideas about business holiday gifts to show clients, customers and employees how much they’re valued.

Over on Mashable, Sharlyn Lauby has put together a really useful look at business gifts and points out these are very different from gifts we buy for family members and should have some sort of practical use. Also it’s great if they are customizable to allow for logos or company messages. To take the headache out of coming up with business gifts Lauby details 10 gifts and one of them at least will hopefully be exactly what you’re looking for.

One suggestion is an engraved iPod Shuffle as this is not only a cool gift but is not too expensive and can be customized with an engraved message for only $49 for the 2GB model. A portable soundbar to sit atop of a notebook is also a neat idea with starting prices at $45. This would be great for those people who regularly make presentations. If you want to see the other suggestions head over to mashable.com for more.

Alternatively if you’re really only interested in gadget gifts for your employees or suppliers then check out an article by Mark Saltzman over on USA Today for some excellent tech accessory ideas. Have you any particularly brilliant business gift ideas that you’d like to share with us? We’d welcome your comments on this.