Great Gifts

Touch Your Client’s Heart believes there is power in giving a great gift. Giving the right gift in your business can truly touch YOUR client’s heart and increase loyalty. We look for gifts that are affordable and unique that would be great for service professionals to give to their clients and referral partners. Here is a list of great gifts we have featured on the blog.

 

December 2, 2016 Uncommon Green

Uncommon Green glasswareIs there a place that is special to you? Do you have great memories of the town you grew up in? Do you reminisce about the town you went to college in? Maybe you’ll always remember the town where you met your significant other or where you got engaged. Whatever that special place is for you, Uncommon Green has a way to honor that place in your day to day life.

Uncommon Green creates glassware custom etched with a map of your home town or college town. The glassware ranges from wine glasses, mason glasses, glass coffee mugs to larger carafes for serving. Once you choose the item you want, then you type in the town or college.

Read more about Uncommon Green’s custom glassware here.


November 18, 2016 Gifts for Runners

gifts for runnersI happened upon a couple cool gifts for runners at the Gone for a Run online store. The first is a runner’s bib album. This resembles a scrapbook, but it is just the size of a runner’s bib. You can purchase plastic sleeves to put the bibs in. It becomes a keepsake of all the races the runner has been in. They have many different styles, but I love the ones you can customize with the recipient’s picture. The second gift I love is a race medal display. You can attach it to the wall and keep adding medals after each race. This can also be customized with a picture, name, or phrase.

Read more about these gifts for runners here.


November 11, 2016 Classic Home Portrait

classic home portraitDo you remember the house you grew up in? The address? How it looked from the outside? The details of your room and places where your family gathered? A home is an important part of a person’s life. It is where memories are created and more than shelter, it provides a sense of belonging there. Just as you can have individual and family pictures taken over the years to remember those moments in time, now you can have an artist draw a classic home portrait of your home.

Phil Thompson hand makes these classic home portraits in Chicago, Illinois. You simply send a picture or two of the home you want him to draw. The portraits are created in pen and ink. The drawings are 8” x 10” and come matted to 11” x 14”.

Read more about Classic Home Portraits here.


November 4, 2016 Gratitude Gifts

gratitude giftsCompendium carries a variety of inspirational gifts. Since November is Gratitude Month, I thought I would share my 3 favorite Gratitude Gifts they carry.

  1. Thanks Pop Open Cards. These cards are a nice way to add a little something to a card you are sending. Just slip it in the envelope, with a quick note written on the back. The recipient will pop it open when they receive it to reveal a thank-you related quote.
  2. A Year of Gratitude Kit. This kit includes 52 thank you cards, tips on writing a note and a journal to record your experiences. It’s a nice way to encourage gratitude in someone else’s life.
  3. Thank You Book. Compendium carries a number of thank you and gratitude-themed books. Filled with quotes and sayings, it is beautiful enough for a coffee table and spreads a wonderful message.

To read more about these gratitude gifts, go here.


October 28, 2016 NY Times Gift Book

NY Times gift bookThe NY Times gift department offers front page reprints in several sizes – both framed and unframed. They also carry a number of custom books. Their Special Day books allows you to choose a date (perhaps a birthday or anniversary) and they will create a hardcover book of the newspaper reprint from that day in history. They also have a Custom Birthday Book with the front page from that date every year until the present.

For more information on the NY Times Gift Book, go here.


October 21, 2016 Clever Money Gifts

clever money giftsOctober is Financial Planning month and a great time for financial planners to gift their clients. It’s before the holiday rush so it stands out. I’ve found four unusual, money-related gifts that financial planners can send their clients to wish them “Happy Financial Planning Month.”

To read about all four clever money gifts, go here.

 


October 14, 2016 Heritage Makers Journal

Heritage Makers journalTruly personal journals for note-taking is one of the many items available through Heritage Makers personal publishing.  This beautiful 6×9 wirebound book is fully customizable with space on the front cover for a photo of your gift recipient or an inspirational quote or a logo, a dedication page for your own personal message, twenty pages for journaling or note-taking, and a closing thank you page with a short message and your business contact information.  You can customize the Heritage Makers journal as desired, then submit it for publishing and receive it at your door in about 7-10 business days, or ship it directly to your recipient

For more information on the Heritage Makers journal, go here.

 


October 7, 2016 Litographs Prints

litographs postrOctober is National Book Month. In honor of the celebration, I found these great book related gifts from Litograph. Litograph takes the text from famous books and turns them into decorative pieces that every book lover will enjoy. Their products include posters as well as t-shirts, scarves and totes. The available books range from children’s storybooks like Corduroy, to Shakespeare and Jane Austin classics. They offer the text of over 200 books. What a great way to celebrate Book Month!

For more information on Litographs, go here.

 


September 30, 2016 Precious Metal Prints

precious metal printsThere are a few things that are completely unique to a person – their DNA, their signature, their fingerprints. Precious Metal Prints takes one of your most unique features – your fingerprint – and turns it into unique pieces of jewelry.

It starts with buying a kit from them. When the kit arrives with complete instructions, you take a print of the fingerprint (or pet nose) that you want to preserve. After the clay has dried, you send it back to them in the box they provide. They then create a charm or cufflink made of gold or silver. You will receive it back in 2-4 weeks from their studio in Tennessee.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind print on your piece, they will stamp up to 3 initials on the other side of the pendant.

To read more about Precious Metal Prints, go here.


September 23,2016 License Plate Signs

license plate signsSome people save their license plates to remember the states they lived in and vehicles they drove. Other people collect them and turn them into license plate signs. I ran across this clever, customizable gift online. Using old license plates, they cut apart each letter and number and reuse them to spell out words and sayings in a piece of art that is unique and original.

The numbers and letters are attached to a board which has a picture hanger on the back. The boards can be customized by color and the sign itself can have up to 28 letters. You can request a name, date, or saying for your license plate signs.

For more information on license plate signs, go here.


September 9, 2016 Wood From the Hood

Wood from the HoodReclaimed wood is popular in interior design and home décor. Designers are frequently using old slabs of wood from barns and historic buildings in furniture and decorative items. Wood from the Hood uses reclaimed wood from the city. They take discarded trees from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and use the wood to create decorative and functional objects.

They sell flight paddles, cribbage boards and cutting boards. They also carry tablet holders and bottle openers. Items are made from white oak, silver maple, elm, pine, black walnut and ash wood, among others. Lumber and flooring is also available for purchase.

Wood from the Hood does custom projects and accepts donated trees for their projects.

Read more about Wood from the Hood here.


September 2, 2016 Patent Prints

patent printsPatent Prints are just what they say they are – art prints of patents suitable for framing and hanging in your home or office. They have taken simple objects and made them into interesting works of art. You can choose the background color of your print with options that look like parchment, blueprints, or a chalkboard background. The prints range in sizes from 5” x 7” to 24” x 36”.

Patent Prints has a library of hundreds of patents, but you can also special request a specific patent. You need to know either the patent number or the inventor or the date it was issued.

Although they only sell the prints on their site, I recommend purchasing a frame and framing it before you give it as a gift.

Read more about patent prints here.


August 26, 2016 Dictionary Prints

Dictionary PrintsThese handmade quote prints are printed on old dictionary paper. It is a unique way to showcase a meaningful quote. These dictionary prints have a number of stock designs and sayings from pop culture and books, but you can special order your own quote.

Often, people choose a word as their theme for the year. If you know someone’s word, you could have their word, along with the definition printed on a dictionary page as a reminder to them all year long.

These are sold only as prints, but you can purchase your own mat and frame to make them look more polished and complete before you give them as a gift.

Read more about dictionary prints here.


August 19, 2016 Tire Bowl

Tire BowlDo you know someone who is crazy for cars? This tire bowl is great for kids and adults who are fascinated by cars. This six inch bowl has a rubberized tread and a hubcap lid. The bowl is 2 1/2” deep. You can eat your bowl of cereal or soup out of this bowl, or you can use it as a candy dish. It is also a great place to keep keys, loose change or small office supplies.

The tire bowl is not microwave or dishwasher safe, but as a novelty bowl it still makes a great gift.

Read more about the tire bowl here.


August 12, 2016 Signature Necklace

Signature NecklacesYour signature is as unique as your fingerprint. It uniquely identifies you. You can probably recognize someone’s handwriting that you know well. A monogrammed gift makes the gift more personal. Imagine taking someone’s very unique signature and turning it into a work of art. Brevity Jewelry has developed a way to turn a person’s signature into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Their signature necklaces are created from an uploaded picture of the person’s signature. It takes about 6 weeks to go from submitting the order to shipping, so plan ahead.

They can also create cufflinks, tie bars, key chains and bracelets from a signature. Brevity Jewelry also creates jewelry from drawings. You can submit a child’s drawing and make a necklace for their mother. If you have artistic talent, you can create your own black and white drawing for them to turn into a piece of jewelry.

Read more about signature necklaces and jewelry here.


August 5, 2016 Grass Flip Flops

Grass Flip flopsDo you love walking barefoot through the grass in the summer? How would you like to take that feeling with you indoors or outdoors, in any season of the year? Grass flip flops were made to give you that feeling no matter where you are walking.

These sandals were designed as a school project that turned heads. The grass flip flops are lined with synthetic grass that looks and feels like real grass. They are wider than normal to show off your personal lawn. The more you wear them, the grass will get matted down, but you can fluff it back up with your fingers easily. If they get dirty they can be cleaned by spraying them with water from the hose.

Read more about grass flip flops here.


July 29, 2016 Insta Fire

InstaFireIf you were never in scouting as a kid and didn’t learn how to get a fire going, InstaFire is an easy way to start a fire. It is a blend of volcanic rock, wood pellets, and paraffin wax that lights easily and is water and weather resistant. It was developed as a resource for emergency situations – like natural disasters. It can also be used by outdoor enthusiasts and people who want an easy way to get a fire going. It can be used indoors in fireplaces as well as outside for bonfires and lighting a charcoal grill. InstaFire is hot enough to cook on and boil water.

Read more about InstaFire here.


July 22, 2016 Camera Mug

Camera MugA mug disguised as a camera? This just might be the coolest mug your photographer friends and clients will ever have. From the outside it looks like an expensive, fancy camera lens complete with realistic details. It even has a lid that looks like a lens hood. You can take the lid off of the camera mug and use it as a coaster or small plate.

As a mug, it is safe for hot or cold beverages, but must be hand washed. It is stainless steel and holds 12 ounces. It has a screw top lid which makes it safe from spills so you can take it on the go. Anyone who is a shutterbug will get a huge kick out of this mug.

Read more about the camera mug here.


July 15, 2016 Amazing Bobbleheads

Amazing BobbleheadsYou may have purchased or received a bobblehead doll of someone famous in the past. They are a fun gift or giveaway for fans of sports stars, politicians, musicians or Hollywood stars. What if you could give a bobblehead that was made in the likeness of the person receiving it? That is exactly what Amazing Bobbleheads does.

Amazing Bobbleheads can make a custom doll from scratch, or you can use a stock body (they have tons to choose from) and they will custom sculpt the head. Their stock bodies come in a variety of categories. They have couples and wedding dolls. They also have sports, hobbies, occupations, graduation, cars, pets, and leisure categories to name a few.

Read more about amazing bobbleheads here.


July 8, 2016 Personalized Doormat

Personalized DoormatImagine purchasing a new home and arriving with a truckload of boxes and furniture to find a brand new personalized doormat with your name on it. Before you have had a chance to put any personal touches on your new place, it already has a personal welcome to anyone who walks up to the door.

I love anything you can personalize. These doormats can be purchased with or without a rubber tray. The doormat itself is made of commercial grade polyester and is 18” x 27”. It can be used indoors or outdoors. They have several color combinations. Choose from their messages, then enter the family name for it to be personalized.

Read more about personalized doormats here.


July 1, 2016 Let them Eat Candles

Let Them Eat CandlesWhen the creator of Let Them Eat Candles saw the wax dripping on her son’s beautiful birthday cake, she knew there had to be a better way.  Out of that experience, she developed edible chocolate candles. The wick is a wax covered cotton and shouldn’t be eaten, but you can easily pull it out or eat around it.

Because these are high-end candles, they come in packages of 3 to represent past present and future. They don’t recommend using one candle per year. They prefer to promote quality over quantity when it comes to birthday candles.

They have dark, milk, and white chocolate candles. Each has a design on them. You can also get customized candles with corporate logos or wedding monograms for special occasions.

For more information on Let them Eat Candles, go here.


June 24, 2016 Giant Fortune Cookie

Giant Fortune CookieIf you want to make a BIG impression using food giant fortune cookie might be just the gift. Fancy Fortune Cookies sells fortune cookies that are 5 inches tall, 7 inches wide and weigh over a pound. They come in a variety of color schemes and holiday themes. Each one is dipped in chocolate and some sort of sprinkles or candies. You can write a custom message that they will print and put inside. The message is a foot long. It comes packaged with shredded paper in a white gift box.

Because the giant fortune cookie is dipped in chocolate, it does require expedited shipping from May through September, or anytime you are sending to a warm location. I think the WOW factor is worth the extra expense.

Read more about the giant fortune cookie here.


June 17, 2016 Magic Cook

Magic Cook lunch boxMagic Cook is a system that cooks and heats food without any sort of fire, fuel, or equipment. The outer container is plastic. You insert a water-activated heat pack and add water. Within minutes, the water is boiling and producing steam that heats the inner stainless steel container. Your food is in the inner container. There is a lid with a silicone seal to lock in the heat and keep the contents from spilling. Once your food is cooked or reheated, it will stay warm for 30 minutes to an hour. The heat pack can only be used once, but you can buy them in bulk on the website.

For more information about Magic Cook, go here.


June 10, 2016 Man Hands Soap

ManHands Soap CompanyLavender, citrus, green tea or floral are the kinds of soap scents you would see in the store. Until recently, Irish Spring was the most manly soap on the market.  ManHands Soaps founder, Adam Anderson, found nothing but girly soap scents in his home and decided to do something about it. He developed a line of soaps that men would appreciate. You can purchase scents like fresh cut grass, baseball glove, bacon, bonfire and new car smell.

They have expanded their selection to include liquid soaps, shave and beard products and kids scents like bubblegum, cotton candy and root beer float.

Read more about Man Hands Soaps here.


June 3, 2016 Flying Wish Paper

Flying Wish PaperWhen I saw this flying wish paper, I was intrigued. I’m not sure how it works, but it would create an amazing experience. The small 4” x 4” pieces of paper are just the right size to write a wish or a goal or even something you want to let go of. You simply write it down on the paper, roll it up, stand it on end and then light it and watch it fly away. It is safe. It doesn’t go airborne until the flame is out and the paper is cool, so it won’t hurt anything it comes in contact with.

For more information on flying wish paper, go here.

 


May 27, 2017 Build-On Brick Mug

Build-On Brick MugThe Build-On Brick Mug is a one-of-a-kind interactive coffee mug. This BPA-free plastic mug is safe for hot liquids, but you should not microwave it or put it in the dishwasher. The exterior has holes and bumps that are compatible with LEGO™, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K’NEX Bricks™. If you already have the bricks at home, you can just order the mug. If you have outgrown children’s toys, you can buy an accessory kit that has a few bricks included so you can start building your unique mug.

This is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face and liven up boring work meetings. It will also catch the attention of coworkers and may even be the catalyst for creativity.

For more information on the Build-On Brick Mug, go here.


May 13, 2016 Little Standout

little standouts hashtag teetherTrendy parents love trendy baby supplies. Since babies put everything in their mouths, wouldn’t it be cool to have a teether that makes a statement? That’s exactly what the creator of Little Standouts thought. She wanted safe baby teethers that reflected adult interests. They are pretty new and only have a few options, but the options are adorable. They are made of silicon, safety tested, and dishwasher safe. They carry a hashtag, camera, diamond, and hand design.

Because of their unique design, these Little Standout teethers will literally stand out. Other moms will notice and comment, starting a conversation about you and your business.

For more about Little Standout teethers, go here.


May 6, 2016 Guardian Bells

Guardian BellsThese tiny Guardian Bells are made of pewter in a variety of designs. The bells are a symbol of good luck. They are often attached to motorcycles to protect against accidents or break downs. Guardian Bells have a number of biker-themed bells, but they also have a variety of patriotic, animal, angel and astrology varieties.

It is a feng shui practice to attach a bell to your door and these tiny bells would be perfect for that purpose. They can also be used on a keychain. They are only about 1 inch tall, but each bell is very detailed.

 

Read more about Guardian Bells here.

 


April 29, 2016 The Blessing Flower

The Blessing FlowerThe Blessing Flower creates one of a kind jewelry that contains a small, dried flower called the Rose of Bethlehem. It is closed up and looks like a small bud, but when you add a few drops of water, the flower opens up and remains open for about an hour. The flowers last up to 30 years, so it will be a treasured necklace for a long time. The necklaces come in many designs, but the flower is the center of attraction.

The flowers are grown and dried in the desert of Israel and then carefully cleaned. Only the best ones are kept and used in the jewelry. The Blessing Flower collection includes religious, mandala, water and love themes. Prices range from $55 to over $800 depending on how intricate the style and what type of metal is used for each piece.

Read more about the Blessing Flower here.


April 22, 2016 Pride Bites

PrideBites custom toyNational Pet Parents Day is April 24th. What is the perfect gift for a pet parent? Something for their pet. Let’s face it, pet owners can be a bit obsessed with their pets. PrideBites sells custom pet toys and accessories. Their items can be personalized with not only your pet’s name, but also an artistic rendering of the pet. You upload a picture and one of their artists creates a hand drawn image that is then put on the product. Their product line includes blankets, beds, toys and toy boxes as well as collars, leashes, doggie clothes and placemats.

Read more about Pride Bites here.


April 15, 2016 Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Cyberoptix Tie Lab tieCyberoptix Tie Lab is a custom silkscreen tie and scarf company. They hand print neckties, bowties, ascots, pocket squares, scarves, and pashminas starting at $36. They have hundreds of designs to choose from in categories such as buildings/architecture, botanical, science, literary, sports . . . They are based out of Detroit, Michigan and carry a line of Detroit and Michigan themed items. They will also custom print any of their designs on any color and fabric combination you need. You can get the perfect combination for weddings, events, or organizations.

 

For more information on Cyberoptix, go here.

 


April 8, 2016 Garden-in-a-Bag

Garden-in-a-BagApril is National Lawn and Garden Month. In some climates, people are thinking about planting as the weather is warming up. This Garden-in-a-Bag is a great gift to give not only in the Spring, but any time of year. The whole concept is that everything you need is already contained in the bag. You simply need to open the bag, add water, and place in a sunny spot. You don’t need a pot or a place to plant it in your yard.  The bag is waterproof. They carry a few varieties to choose from, including: basil, mint, oregano, parsley and a mini-tomato plant. The seeds are all certified organic and will sprout in 7-15 days.

For more information on the garden in a bag, go here.

 


April 1, 2016 Sinking Feeling Coffee Mug

sinking feeling coffee mugThis isn’t the kind of gift that is tender and appreciative. The sinking mug is more of a silly, catch your attention and make people laugh kind of gift. Since it is April Fool’s Day, I’m featuring this as a great gag gift. Have you ever had “that sinking feeling?” This sinking feeling coffee mug is a play on that feeling. The mug itself holds 8 ounces, but it looks as though half of it has sunk into the surface it is sitting on.

Read more about the sinking feeling coffee mug here.

 


March 25, 2016 Applause Box

Applause buttonHave you ever wanted to give recognition to someone? Maybe you need to recognize a client or a team member for achieving something. Sometimes recognition is given publicly, but sometimes it’s a quiet, more personal recognition.

I LOVE this Box of Applause from Signals. It is a nice looking wooden box that when opened gives a round of applause and cheering. They have the option to add an engraved message of one to four lines for an additional charge. This box looks classy enough to sit out on a formal desk.

Office Playground carries an Applause Button that is a little more obvious and a bit less expensive, depending on your tastes and budget. It is bright red and stands out more than the box, but still gives a round of applause whenever the button is pushed.

For more information on applause gifts, go here.


March 18, 2016 Three Tines

Three Tines apronThree Tines is a textile product company that focuses on items for the kitchen and table. They create ethically produced, eco-conscious products constructed from certified organic cotton and other sustainably raised crops. It is a priority to them to create products from materials that have a positive impact on the people that produce them as well as the world we live in. Their signature products are dinner napkins made from hemp and aprons made of organic cotton and hemp.

Read more about Three Tines products here.

 


March 11, 2016 J.Otto

Branded by J. OttoBranded by J. Otto is a clothing company with a message. Each item of clothing has a theme: Be it – Humble, Want it – Grace, Have it – Hope and Faith, Need it – Perseverance, Seek it – Wisdom. You can choose the clothing by style or by theme. Inside the article of clothing it is branded with a bible verse that reflects the theme. You can also choose a video to go with it. To the outside observer, it is just a shirt, but to the person who is wearing it, it has deeper meaning.

Read more about Branded by J. Otto here.

 


March 4, 2016 KindNotes

KindNotesEach KindNotes is a customizable jar with 31 personal messages in mini decorative envelopes.  They have a variety of quotes around the topics of love, gratitude and inspiration as well as messages for holidays or birthdays.  KindNotes are a sentimental and unique way to brighten someone’s day. They carry completed sets that have a theme already put together for you. You can also choose the messages you want in the jar. The recipient then takes out and reads the messages as they wish. It could be one a day for a month, or randomly when they want some encouragement.

Read more about KindNotes here.


February 26, 2016 Simple Truths

Simple TruthsSimple Truths carries a selection of inspirational books and art pieces that are very affordable as client gifts. I was first introduced to them through their free videos. Some of the books come with a DVD that has the video on it. The books are all short reads. You can consume each one in one sitting. They are filled with many beautiful pictures and few words that deliver a highly inspirational message.

You will probably recognize some of the Simple Truths authors: Zig Ziglar, John C. Maxwell, Brian Tracy and others. Some of the books are just collections of famous quotes, while others weave an inspirational story. Many of the prints take their quotes from one of the books in the collection. Some of them have a theme like risk, faith, gratitude or goals.

Read more about Simple Truths’ inspirational books and prints here.


 

February 19, 2016 The Comfort Company

Comfort Company memorial candleWhen someone loses a loved one there is a strong desire to keep their memory alive. The person may be gone, but their family does not want them to be forgotten. A gift that is a way to remember them will be treasured. Some ideas are garden stones, holiday ornaments, or a candle that will represent the life that was lost.

The Comfort Company specializes in gifts at the time of a loss. Their website is filled with appropriate gifts. My favorites are ones that create a permanent way to remember the loved one who has passed.

Find great sympathy gifts here.


 

February 12, 2016 Silver Fortune Cookie

Silver Fortune CookieI fell in love with these silver fortune cookies a while back. They fit in the palm of your hand, but they feel heavy and solid. They are hinged and open to reveal whatever you wish to fill them with. You can include a small paper with a fortune or inspirational saying. It could be filled with small candies or a piece of jewelry.

Recipients of the gift could use it to hold jewelry, as a paperweight, or simply a decorative piece on a shelf. It is a unique piece that makes an impression on the recipient.

Find out about these Silver Fortune Cookies here.


 

February 5, 2016 I See Me

I See MeI LOVE anything that you can personalize. These books caught my eye years ago. I have a childhood memory of a book that had my name in it. I loved that book. It felt special to me. Technology has made it possible to do this in a much more professional looking product. These books look as if 1,000 copies were made of each one even though each is unique. They have many different book options for boys, girls, babies and bigger kids. I bought them for my nephews a few years ago.

Read more about these personalized children’s books here.

 


 

 

January 29, 2016 Dishique Boutique

Dishique Boutique plateI was first drawn to Dishique Boutique’s urban collection. They have special plates for many states (although no Minnesota yet). Born and raised in Ohio, I love this plate. They also carry special occasion plates for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries. They have a line of monogrammed items that are custom made.

Check out how you can use the Dishique Boutique products as client appreciation gifts here.

 


 

January 22, 2016 Deirdre and Company

Custom logo necklaceForget big box jewelry for Valentine’s Day, get a special custom piece from Deirdre and Company. I was introduced to Deirdre and Company a year or so ago. Deirdre makes custom jewelry. She loves using your logo, your words, your images or your vision to create something that celebrates you.

Read more about Deirdre and Company, including a special discount for readers here.

 


 

 January 15, 2016 HidrateSpark

HidrateSpark water bottleIn my house, we have a TON of water bottles. They spill out of our cupboards. I don’t NEED anymore. BUT this water bottle has a twist to it that I have never seen before. Yes, it’s BPA free and dishwasher safe. (Thank you! I’m so tired of hand washing the special mouth pieces!) The HidrateSpark bottle keeps track of how much water you drink and connects to your phone. The HidrateSpark app recommends a customized water goal for you to reach each day and sends helpful reminders so you don’t fall off track. The bottle even GLOWS when you fall behind and need to drink more.

Seriously — A smart water bottle that tells you when you need to drink? That’s a big step towards your goal of drinking more water or being healthier this year.

Read more about HidrateSpark and why it makes a great gift here.


January 8, 2016 Bombas

I first saw Bombas socks on Shark Tank. I was so impressed I gave some to my sister-in-law, who is a runner. Bombas socks have research and technology behind them. They have several special features that make them ideal for full set of bombas socksathletic performance and comfort.

  • Long staple Peruvian Pima Cotton (warm in the winter, cool in the summer, moisture wicking)
  • Performance Footbed (reinforced on the bottom without being bulky)
  • Stay up technology (no slouchy socks)
  • Blister tab (prevents rubbing on your ankles)
  • Y stitched heel (natural cup around your heel instead of a straight line)
  • Honeycomb support system (extra support in the arch)
  • Invisitoe (no uncomfortable, bulky toe seams)

I may have sold you on how awesome these socks are, but it gets better. The founders discovered that socks were the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. So they decided to do something about it. The company’s give back program donates a pair of socks for every pair purchased.

Read more about Bombas and how to use it as a business gift here.

 


 

January 1, 2016 Frego

Frego makes a great giftFrego is a safe food storage solution. It is free from harmful plastics, but safe enough to put in the lunchbox of an elementary school boy. Although a food storage container may sound more like a wedding gift than a client gift, it could be the perfect gift for your clients. If you are in a health and wellness industry – nutrition consultant, weight loss coach, personal trainer – this would be a great gift for your clients. It reinforces healthy living and portion control.

 

Read more about Frego and how to use it as a business gift here.