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Holiday Client Gift Round-Up

Pinterest at Christmas is quite a phenomenon. While the online pinboard can be a helpful tool for all things holiday-themed, the onslaught of DIYs and wishlist updates can be a bit overwhelming. So, at Calliope, we've used our powers of deduction and tacky-waste-of-time removal to bring you a foolproof and fun round-up of client gift ideas that will fit almost any budget!


Living gifts are some of our favorites, but since it’s not always feasible to ensure the safe delivery of a sleepy, fluffy kitten, we tend to lean toward the flora variety of live presents. For lovely gift planters, it’s always best to check out your local farmer’s market, plant nursery, botanical gardens gift shop, or florist. But if you don’t have time to pound the pavement, we found some online retailers that offer lovely varieties that can be delivered to you or directly to your client!

Bird and Feather offers some beautifully potted air plants for a reasonable price and gives you a chance to support their growing business!

Uncommon Goods is home to many an intriguing gift option, including this fanciful DIY Cupcake Planter.


If you don’t go for presents that require maintenance, you can show your appreciation with a gift that keeps on giving! These gifts are good for the conscience and the world, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to a specially selected charity.

Global Goods Partners connects with women artisans from all over the world. They sell beautifully crafted, handmade, fair trade products. These business card holders are a perfect example of a lovely, fashionable gift that supports a worthy cause.

West Elm's charity mugs feature beautiful images that fit with a variety of aesthetics.


For the foodie clients, edible gifts are always appreciated.

After extensive research, we have determined that Williams-Sonoma carries the best widely available mulling spices. But if you happen to live near a Trader Joe's (I'm trying to contain my joy about the one coming to Palm Beach County next year), their mulling spices are a close second.

If you want to spoil your clients with some delightful decadence (and keep a clear conscience), Badminton Chocolate Co. will not disappoint. Their truffles are organic, vegan, and free of refined sugar, beautifully packaged, and oh so delicious. Try a seasonal truffle of the peppermint variety or a little sampler of their unique specialties: Lavender, bergamot, and classic.


If your budget is tight, try one of these simple DIYs for a truly unique and personal gift.

These yarn wrapped twig letters from Rust & Sunshine have a rustic feel without looking home-crafty.

These DIY coasters from Designlovefest are modern, chic, and super simple to create. Just add some pretty packaging and you'll have a fun and functional gift!

Remember to check out local vendors for client gifts, as well. Supporting fellow small business owners is a great way to establish your attitude of gratitude within your local community. And, of course, follow our Pinterest Board for creative ideas being added frequently!