Customer Appreciation Gift Ideas: 2024 Gift Guide
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Customer Appreciation Gift Ideas: 2024 Gift Guide

Discover unique and thoughtful customer appreciation gifts in this comprehensive gift guide for Customer Appreciation Day, Friday May 17th, 2024.
MK Getler

MK Getler,

Discover unique and thoughtful customer appreciation gifts in this comprehensive gift guide for Customer Appreciation Day, Friday May 17th, 2024.

Building a Culture of Customer Appreciation

Customer appreciation is a crucial aspect of any successful business. Showing gratitude to your customers not only strengthens your relationship with them but also encourages loyalty and repeat business. When customers feel valued and appreciated, they are more likely to continue supporting your brand and even refer others to your business.  Customer appreciation helps to establish a strong emotional connection between your brand and your customers. It shows that you genuinely care about them and their satisfaction. This emotional connection can significantly impact their perception of your business and influence their buying decisions.

To establish a culture of appreciation towards your customers, your team must first start by creating a culture of gratitude from within. Researchers at Harvard have long studied the connection between employee satisfaction, customer loyalty, and profitability. As you build a connected, gratitude-based programs you’ll not only see an increase in your employee satisfaction, you’ll begin to see an improvement in your customer experience. Formal customer appreciation programs build scale, reinforcement, and predictability in the frequency and quality of your customer appreciation experiences. When customers feel genuinely appreciated, they are more likely to remain loyal to your brand and choose your products or services over your competitors'. This loyalty can result in long-term customer relationships, higher customer retention rates, and ultimately, increased profitability for your business.

Wondering what it takes to build a culture of gratitude with your team? Here is our guide building a culture of gratitude with your team.

Customer appreciation is not just a nice gesture; it’s a strategic business practice, one that can yield significant regenerative benefits. Appreciation helps to build strong relationships, enhance loyalty, and ultimately drive business growth.Once you’ve empowered your team with the mindset, skills, and tools necessary to acknowledge your customers with acts big and small of appreciation, it’s time to start implementing customer appreciation programs. 

Choosing the Perfect Gift for Customer Appreciation Day

When it comes to showing appreciation to your customers, there are countless ways to express your gratitude. Remember, the key is to be thoughtful and considerate when showing appreciation. Tailor your gestures to each customer's preferences and make them feel valued as individuals.

Selecting the perfect gift for Customer Appreciation Day requires careful consideration. Here are some tips to help you choose the right gift:

  • Know your customers: Take the time to understand your customers' preferences, interests, and needs. This will help you select a gift that resonates with them and shows that you genuinely care.
  • Consider practicality: Choose a gift that is not only thoughtful but also practical. Something that your customers can use in their daily lives or in their professional endeavors will have a lasting impact.
  • Personalization is key: Adding a personal touch to the gift can make it even more meaningful. Consider customizing the gift with a personalized message, meaningful imagery, and a gift that compliments their affinities.
  • Align with your brand values: Ensure that the gift reflects your brand values and aligns with your mission. This will help strengthen your brand identity and make the gift more memorable.
  • Budget-friendly is possible: You don't have to break the bank to show appreciation. There are plenty of budget-friendly gift options available that can still make a meaningful impact. (Psst: this guide has what you need for budget-friendly options!)

Remember, the goal is to make your customers feel appreciated and valued. If you approach your customer appreciation gifts with authenticity, intentionality, and of course - fun, you’ll send the perfect gift every time.

2024 Customer Appreciation Gift Guide

**How to use our Customer Appreciation Gift Guide**

Our gift marketplace is FULL of incredible gifts, but Loop & Tie is a bit different than other gift platforms you’ve used in the past. Couple of things to highlight:

  1. Loop & Tie is carbon regenerative. Carbon neutral isn’t enough to combat the effects of climate change and with a business like ours with carbon emissions from shipping & fulfillment, we’ve opted to extra 2x the amount of carbon we put into the atmosphere from our shipping practices. 
  2. Instead of sending a single gift of your choosing, you send an entire gift collection. This approach allows your customers to choose the gift that best compliments their lives. Not to mention, it reduces the waste heading to the landfill from gifts that were unwanted from your customers.
  3. In addition to being trendy, stylish, and eclectic, our gifts are sourced from independent creators, makers and artisans. This means every gift you send helps to support local economies and in many cases, supports a business owner from a historically marginalized community. Almost 70% of our gifts are sources from women-owned, BIPoC-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, or 
  4. We offer gift-it-forward options to your gift recipients. 

On the left here, you'll see a table of contents. We’ve organized our gift guide by price and by theme to help you navigate this guide as efficiently as possible. If you’re interested in learning more about sending a gift, skip down to the How it works section to learn more about our tech.

Customer Appreciation Gift Ideas for $25

We promised there'd be options that don't break the bank. These gifts at $25 help you stretch your budget with thoughtful, useful items to treat your customers to something special.

Garden Shears by Modern Sprout

Lightweight, durable, & just in time for May flowers, these grip-friendly shears feature high carbon steel blades with a needle-nose tip for easy snipping and harvesting. Packaged in a plastic free holster which can be reused for safe storage.

Palo Santo Incense by Yield

The incense is inspired by Bursera graveness, also known as Palo Santo. The Palo Santo series blends earthy notes of pine and firewood paired with a zest of citrus. Includes 15 Hand-rolled Bamboo + Tree Resin Sticks.

After Dinner Mint Tea by Firebelly Tea

This smooth blend of chocolate and mint tastes like an After Eight, without all the sugar and fake flavors. Mint helps you digest, valerian root helps you relax, and chocolate makes it all taste like dessert. Sip on this in the evening instead, and you'll feel better and sleep better – no surprise that After Dinner Mint is a best seller.

Korean Hot Sauce by Chimac

Inspired by Korea & made in Dublin. A not too hot sauce that’ll ignite your wildest dreams. Chimac’s Korean Hot Sauce is made with gochujang, vinegar, spices and a whole lot of love. The result is an unmistakably tangy, funky flavour with just the right amount of heat. Perfect for marinating meats, spicing up rice bowls, eggs and sandwiches.

Tranquility Eye Pillow by Kulae

The flowering tops of the lavender plant have been used for centuries to help relieve migraines, headaches, and insomnia. The Tranquility Eye Pillow can be used for room-temperature, cold, or hot therapy. Use this soothing, relaxing eye pillow to help with meditation, alleviate migraines, anxiety, stress, mild depression, and insomnia. Simply place it over closed eyes, feel the gentle pressure, relax, and soothe tension.

Want more options? We’ve got plenty more where these came from in our $25 Customer Appreciation Collection.

Customer Appreciation Gift Ideas for $50

If you're able to swing $50 per gift, we've got an assortment of items that might have you feeling a bit of FOMO.

HYROPE Smart Jump Rope by Hygear

HYROPE is designed to help you increase your stamina, burn fat, and achieve weight loss fast with advanced AI-powered performance tracking. Affordable, smart jumping rope with optional cordless skipping balls. Suitable for Newbies, Seniors & Rehab.

Dog Interactive Puzzle Toy by Come Here Buddy

A healthy dog is a happy dog. HAPPY dog toy is an innovative multi-use product that dispenses up to 1.5 cups of dry food, hold soft treats through its licker pad and stick treats through the holes that enables you to feed your dog while entailing them to move and improve their physical and mental health.

Double Wall Ceramic Coffee Mug by FELLOW

Bring a sense of occasion to your everyday ritual. Combining a matte ceramic body with a high contrast copper bottom, this is the tuxedo of coffee cups. The tapered design allows for easy gripping while the double wall keeps the exterior cool and condensation-free. Built for coffee but open to your top shelf beverages. 

Metal Bookends by Highland Ridge Decor

Plasma cut using 16 gauge steel, these sleek, modern bookends are perfect for any shelf! The metal is left untreated to maintain its natural finish so it is best kept dry. Because of this, each item may vary slightly in coloration and markings, having it's own unique characteristics.

Want to see what else is in vogue? Check out our $50 Customer Appreciation Collection.

Customer Appreciation Gift Ideas for $75

Our $75 collection features both functional and fashionable items from incredible makers. We can't promise you won't want to send yourself a lil somethin' too.

Ambience Solar Hanging Lights by Brightech

These Solar String Lights will create a beautiful backyard atmosphere where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening. These vintage Edison-style bulb string lights with exposed filaments give off a warm, nostalgic glow so that you can come home after a busy day and enjoy your very own retreat. The photocell light sensor turns the lights on automatically at dusk so that you can enjoy beautiful outdoor lights without any extra energy. 

Locals Only Mini Hoop by Round21

Designed for dorm rooms, offices, basements, garages and more, these round21 mini hoops bring people together wherever games go. "LOCALS ONLY" by Jacques Slade and Round21. Easy to assemble; comes almost ready to play.

Duo Candlestick Holder by SIN

This coil built Duo Candlestick Holder knows that sometimes, two lights are better than one. Named for its double leg design, the duo is one of the newest ways that Sin has redefined the coiling technique. Pairs effortlessly with mantles, holiday tables, everyday tables and other Uni candlesticks.

Reserve Nouveau Crystal Coupes by Viski

Crafted from European crystal with a gorgeous amber hue, these coupe glasses bring a warm glow to shaken cocktails. Add some color to your glassware collection with these stemmed cocktail glasses.

Vegan Leather Laptop Sleeve by Janet Gwen

Envelope-style, vegan leather laptop sleeve with a suede interior—to ensure your laptop stays safe + scratch-free when you’re on-the-go. It’s a slim, lightweight design with a simple silhouette that can be carried alone or effortlessly tucked away inside a work bag.

Customer Appreciation Gift Ideas $100

As your gifting budgets increase, so to do your opportunities to gift your customers. Our $100 collection takes practicality and mashes it up with style.

CLIQ Chair by CLIQ

Incredibly compact and surprisingly comfortable. Perfect for on the go socializing, spectating, and sitting just about anywhere. Collapsing like an umbrella to the size of a water bottle (yes, really), CLIQ chairs weigh less than 4 lbs. 

Grill Press by Made In

This Stainless Steel Grill Press is ideal for maximizing contact between your ingredients and your cooking surface, perfect for smashburgers, bacon, or paninis. Stainless Steel construction is durable enough for open fire cooking, and a raised handle gives you more leverage and keeps your hand away from the hot cooking surface.

Dream 30° Sleeping Bag by Retrospec

This sleeping bag is water-resistant and a draft collar and tube work together to keep cold air out. Combined with hypoallergenic synthetic insulation, you’ll stay warm, dry, and cozy all night long. The hood zipper is knotted and the side and pocket zippers have a plastic pull, allowing for quick and easy adjustments, night or day.

Freefly16 Packable Backpack by Matador

The Freefly16 is a 16 liter high-performance weatherproof daypack that compresses for travel. With 16L capacity, waterproofing zippers, comfortable fit and durability to last for this bag is perfect for any adventures that might find their way to you.

Textured Clay Bowl by Style Union Home

A simple silhouette enhanced by its surface of natural raw texture. Add flowers for the perfect accent to any contemporary space. Each piece is made by a master ceramicist, showing their hand… their personality… in the finish. And each piece is made in L.A. Because integrity is important to them, they put their values - convergence, equality and the power of women – to practice in their daily workplace.

High-End Customer Appreciation Gifts ($150+)

If your customer appreciation budgets have room for more fun, we've picked some of our favorite items from our luxe collections priced from $150 - $2000. (Psst: you're gonna wanna scroll to check out the last super-luxe gift option.)

1. Crosley Voyager Portable Turntable by Crosley ($150)

Join Crosley's mission to bring analog music to the masses with the Voyager three-speed turntable. The clean, vintage-inspired aesthetic fits into any space, while the lightweight design allows this record player to travel further than anyone, or anything in history. 

2. 44" Longboard + Upkeep Skate Tool by Retrospec ($150)

Cruise confidently on Zed with its wide and sturdy deck, smooth-gliding trucks, and shock-absorbing wheels. Enhanced stability and control will keep you rolling from sunup to sundown.

3. Tsar Nicoulai Caviar ($200)

Tsar Nicoulai's Classic caviar has a small sized bead with a bold brown to black color and a briny yet delicate finish. Garnish Classic caviar on a variety of dishes like deviled eggs, seafood bisque, creamed vegetable soup or freshly fried potato chips with a homemade onion dip. Grab some California sparkling wine to round it all out.

4. 4" Classic Cylinder + S'Mores Night Pack by K Lawrence Collection ($200)

The 4" Classic Cylinder with The City Bonfire insert provides a robust flame for outdoor use. The City Bonfire unit consists of 100% nontoxic FDA food grade soy wax and 100% biodegradable, compostable plant-based briquettes in a recyclable steel tin. The flame is "food safe", so feel free to make s'mores with family and friends!

5. 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven by Val Cucina ($250)

VAL CUCINA' s cutting-edge technology features a powerful and effective heat radiation system, coupled with a high-velocity heated-air circulation, which results in a quick and deliciously flavorful brown crust while preventing food from becoming overcooked or dried out.

6. 3 Month Ice Cream Subscription by eCreamery ($250)

Receive 4 pints of custom-churned and hand packed flavors of premium ice cream once a month for three months. The four flavors are different every month ranging from traditional classics and best-sellers to new and exciting seasonal flavors created by ice cream artists. 

7. Canvas Golf Bag by Golf Tribute ($400)

This superior handcrafted canvas & leather bag will be the envy of all of your golf buddies and reiterates our thinking that "the classics never go out of style"! As a network partner of First Tee Charities, Golf Tribute commits to the next generation by donating 10% of every sale to this organization.

8. MW09 True Wireless Earphones by Master Dynamic ($400)

Custom-made 11mm beryllium drivers deliver lossless audio and Master & Dynamic's signature rich, warm sound. MW09's sound is inspired by the acoustics of a live performance and is engineered for a detailed, expansive sound experience you can take anywhere.

9. MiHigh Infrared Sauna Blanket by MiHigh ($500)

Far infrared is a specific wavelength of light that deeply penetrates the skin and heats the body up from inside. Recover aches & pains with deep penetrating infrared heat and calm your mind and experience that post-sauna high. Burn up to 300-600 calories per session. 

10. Elvis LED Painting by Locomocean ($500)

Eye-catching and individual, this printed canvas neon art is a cool and vibrant addition to any space. The ‘Elvis’ Wall artwork is printed onto canvas and refined by hand with touches of acrylic paint, bringing texture and mixed media to the design. Pink LED neon is then overlaid onto the printed canvas to give it that perfect pop of neon and bring the WOW factor to your interiors. 

11. Nomatic Luggage Set by NOMATIC ($1000)

These suitcases are masters of organization, allowing you to maximize capacity in a virtually indestructible case. Fit more in less space with its unique magnetic compression system.

12. Sound Room Set by Transparent ($1000)

The Small Transparent Speaker - a compact yet powerful device that delivers exceptional sound quality with its unique Transparent sound technology. This sleek and stylish speaker made of tempered glass and aluminum is the perfect addition to any music lover's collection. This speaker is designed to be as much an interior object as a great sounding piece of technology.

Cold Plunge Pool by MiHigh ($2000)

This fully insulated, easy to inflate, spacious tub is crafted using premium, durable materials for a luxury experience. Boost your metabolism for weight loss, enhance immunity, optimize muscle recovery, manage pain naturally, and so much more.

How Loop & Tie Works

📌 Now that you’ve seen the wonders that bestow our collections, it’s time to learn more about how Loop & Tie’s technology supports a high quality gift experience for your customer appreciation needs.

In addition to the exceptional, hand curated collections of gifts that support craft makers, small businesses, and local artisans, our technology is designed to help you delegate the time-consuming - if not complicated - task of sending gifts. In just a few simple steps, your gifts can be on their merry way off to delight your customers. Here’s how it works:

The TL;DR of how Loop & Tie Works:
For the gift giver

  1. Pick a gift collection. By price-point or by theme, our collections help you send the perfect gift every time.
  2. Customize the “Unboxing.” Add your logo, a custom message, and your branding to the email and redemption experience. 
  3. Send the gift. Using only an email, send or schedule a gift and we take care of the rest.

For the gift recipient

  1. Open the gift. Recipients receive your personalized email and click to redeem their gift.
  2. Pick a gift. Your gift recipient “shops” from the assortment of gifts or charities in the collection you sent them.
  3. Add their mailing address. Your recipients provide their mailing address and the gift is on its way. 
  4. BONUS: They can send you a personal thank you note to keep the appreciation flowin’.

Send your customer appreciation gifts in mere minutes

Sign up for free and schedule your gifts to send on May 17th! For free shipping, bulk orders, or something a little more custom, our team is here to help you find the right subscription plan; let's book a demo.

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