Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for Your Showroom Clients
Find the PERFECT gift and learn why it’s important.
Tis the season to be the BEST gift-giver in the showroom!
Holiday gift-giving is important, yet shopping for a designer, architect, or client can be challenging. We have put together a shortlist of the most exceptional gifts to give your clients this holiday season.
You can thank us later.
-Jeff & Francesca
GIFT IDEAS UNDER $50
A GO TO GIFT
A perfect way to say thank you this holiday season is with a sophisticated or eclectic cheese board. Your clients can pair their favorite savory snack with the Pinterest worthy cheeseboard you gifted them this holiday!
We recommend you visit your local gift store to find unique options. It’s important as local businesses we patronize the other small businesses in town. Sites like West Elm and Crate and Barrel have well-curated collections that are made locally too.
Pro Tip: You can always add a gift card to your local wine cheese shop in the gift with the cheeseboard.
Fishs Eddy Artist Palette Tray
Frank Lloyd Wright Serve Board
THE BALLPARK MAP GLASSES
ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH
These unique ballpark map glasses will have your Interior Designer by day, Yankee super fan by night, rooting for you all year long!
Do your research, a well thought out gift has power. Sending a personal gift that gets your client’s attention may be the key to the phone call you need to finalize the sale. Spend time on personal conversation, get to know your showroom clients. Is your client interested in sports, history, or fashion? Once you learn more you can easily find a personal thoughtful gift. These ballpark map glasses are perfect for your designer who is also a major Yankee fan.
Pro Tip: Always accompany your gift with a handwritten note of appreciation and thanks. Invest in personal stationery or festive holiday cards.
WORK WITH A SERVICE PROVIDER
SUPPORT LUXURY PRODUCTS GROUP
Did you know our LPG Service Providers have awesome gifts? Work with a service provider to brand a collection of face masks or tote bags to give to your showroom clients. Log into the Member + Vendor Portal to view a full list of service providers you can partner with to create unique custom gifts for your clients. Here is a list of our favorites:
- Hydra Aromatherapy
- Cutco Closing Gifts
- Inkt Marketing
- Yuzu Soap
- Wolfe Promotional
Hydra Aromatherapy Gift Set
GIFT IDEAS UNDER $100
THE LEATHER TECH ENVELOPE
We LOVE anything and everything monogrammed. It’s a timeless gift, thoughtful and fun.
When looking to get a monogrammed gift for your showroom client – make it something useful. This monogrammable leather tech envelope from Mark & Graham is the perfect example of a functional gift that your builder can use.
Pro Tip: Make sure you confirm your client’s initials early on, research is key.
Mark & Graham Leather Tech Envelope
THE Jo Malone Candle
The weather outside is frightful, burn a luxe summer scented candle, close your eyes, and pretend it’s 85 and sunny.
When looking for a client gift, try the luxury option; the elevated version of a traditional staple gift. In this example we went for the Jo Malone Candle, other options could include Hermes Soap or a Tiffany & Co. Christmas Ornament. A luxe gift can make a bold statement. If you are trying to sell luxury you must embody it in everything that you do. Gifting a quality luxury gift can send a strong message about your business.
Jo Malone Orange Blossom Candle
GIFT IDEAS UNDER $200
FOR THE ARTIST
DESIGN IS ART
For the artist in your life, we suggest The MET Store! We are obsessed with this silk scarf and matching evening bag featuring an illustration by Erté.
Design clients in the showroom can be artsy. Over the years I have found that the MET Store (the online version of the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift store) has the most unique, well made, beautiful pieces. From artist inspired silk scarves to beautiful kitchen wear with a Monet motif, you cannot go wrong with the MET Store.
Silk Scarf Featuring Erté
The Harney and Sons Tea of the Month Club is the gift that gives warmth and joy all year long. Every month your showroom client will think of you as their next tea shipment is delivered.
The gift of the month club or subscription gift may sound dated but it is definitely not and 100% something to consider. There are so many options to choose from, you can make it personal and unexpected.
SaloonBox Cocktail Subscription
Harney & Sons Tea of the Month Club
THE HOLIDAY champagne
KEEP IT SIMPLE
When in doubt gift an amazing bottle of champagne!
There are many fantastic champagne options to choose from at your local wine shop, try something new or go with your favorite. During the holidays many have fun collaborations or gift sets to purchases. Champagne is a simple timeless gift that will delight your showroom clients.
Pro Tip: Present your gift in an unforgettable way. Go beyond the bottle gift bag and elevate by placing your champagne in a beautiful box with tissue.
Perrier-Jouët: The Perfect Holiday Champagne
BOXES & BOWS
If the business you are purchasing from can gift wrap – you should opt-in for that service! It’s elegant and will save you time. Some shops like Mark & Graham offer it free!
Try making up a gift basket. You can locally source items and put them together in a beautiful gift basket. A few years ago I created an antipasto gift basket for a client. They still talk about the sundried tomato, all these years later.
KEEP IT PERSONAL
Develop a deeper relationship with your showroom clients, the more you connect and learn about them, the more prosperous your relationship will be!