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Top Client Appreciation Gifts of 2023

FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Custom Gift Designs

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Client gifts come in all sorts of themes and vessels depending on the business and the goal, and we’re here to showcase some of our favorite custom client appreciation gift designs from the past year. And, we've had some truly unique gift designs that we're excited to share!

Working with businesses for custom corporate client thank you and recognition gifts is a dream come true for our gifting team. While we design custom branded gift boxes that include thoughtful gift items that we know their clients will enjoy, the companies we are working are able to express genuine thanks to their clients, and earn repeat business or referrals.

At Marigold & Grey, we work together with companies to determine their specific gifting goals for their client appreciation gifts. Often, we choose a theme for the gifts that may coincide with an event where they’ll be presenting these gifts, or it may be a theme they’ve chosen that pairs well with their company's brand or corporate values. Between event themes and company branding, we develop a truly original gift design that meets the business’s goals and delivers a thoughtful gift to their clients that will make an impact long after the gift is delivered.

From thanking sponsors to recognizing loyal customers, let's unbox our top custom designed client and referral appreciation gift sets from this past year.


This creative custom designed red, white and blue themed gift set was a charming way for U.S. Figure Skating to say thank you to their corporate sponsors and passionate donors. Their goal for their custom branded thank you gifts was to express appreciation for their most dedicated partners’ support of the U.S. Figure Skating season, and to honor their love of the sport of ice skating.

We accomplished our clients gifting goal with a U.S.A. themed custom gift design that included bold branding on the custom engraved branded tumbler, an electric hand warmer with a branded pouch, custom embroidered red and ivory scarf with logo, and, of course, a thoughtfully written custom branded notecard. The gift set also included a silver mercury glass candle, rose bath salts and a custom ice skate shaped cookie for a sweet treat.



This chic introduction to Windows Catering’s company rebranding is striking and celebratory with the goal of helping to relaunch the company’s new logo and website. They wanted their custom designed appreciation gifts to stand out as a VIP invitation, and get employees and their best customers excited about the re-launch of their new branding.

To achieve their gifting goals, we started with a luxe black gift box that was on-brand for the company, and filled it with items to celebrate their launch. Included inside this celebratory themed gift set were two gold sparkler packs, custom branded truffles, a set of iridescent champagne flutes, a bottle of Moet brand champagne, and black cherry anise luxe sugar champagne cubes.



Their best, most loyal customers won their fitness challenge, and now custom designed appreciation gifts are a beautiful way to reward their achievements with Solidcore. Keeping the gifts cutting edge with unique contents was the company’s goal with their customer thank you gift sets, and we were able to meet their goals while still keeping their gifts reflective of their brand color aesthetics.

To reward their challenge winners, we custom designed a sleek and modern fitness themed gift set, and filled it with useful gifts that any workout enthusiast would enjoy, including a hydrate organic electrolyte and mineral powder, a luxurious candle to support manifesting their goals, a daily planner, a goals journal, and a glass affirmation themed water bottle.


These Sunset Pools client gift bags with a chic summer inspired pool party theme were the perfect on-brand way to say thank you to their clients and encourage referrals to new clients. The company’s goal for their custom designed gifts was to show appreciation, and promote future business. So often, it’s the details that make a difference when it comes to caring for your customers, and nurturing new business.

To accomplish their goals and help their customers throw an epic pool party, we designed a custom branded jute tote bag with leather straps to make a fun statement. Inside the logo tote bags, we included a mini waterproof bluetooth speaker, a custom branded confetti-fulled beach ball, a Swig brand can cooler, a tinted sunscreen stick, a Turkish beach towel, and a set of two blood orange flavored seltzers infused with Hops.


When a contracting company wants fun-in-the-sun themed gifts that their clients can use all summer long, you go all out with their brand color for striking client appreciation gifts like these that we custom designed for HITT Construction. The goal for their custom gifts was to show their appreciation to their most loyal clients, and keep things fun yet functional.

We were able to deliver on their goals with extra-large insulated cooler bags, a useful gift itself in any season, but especially in summer. We filled the summer fun themed client appreciation cooler tote bags with a luxury reversible striped beach towel, a locally inspired based citronella and cedar outdoor candle, and a Bose brand sound link bluetooth speaker.



We’re delivering a warm welcome with custom branded gift sets for PwC to thank their clients who attended the U.S. Open in New York City. With their custom welcome gifts, the company wanted to express their appreciation for attending the event with a thoughtful gesture that was reflective of the U.S. Open tennis event as well as being in alignment with the company's overall brand aesthetic.

To accomplish this, we filled modern white gift boxes with the best small batch artisan goodies representing New York City, and playful tennis themed items for a colorful and striking corporate appreciation gift. Each tennis themed and locally inspired gift set, included mini chocolate chip cookies from Tate’s Bake Shop a New York based company, a pack of fancy matches, an NYC scented soy candle, an orange hydration pack, a bottle of olive oil from  NY-based Met + Mast, a dark chocolate bar, a bag of Hal’s New York kettle chips, a U.S. Open branded grand slam mug, a U.S .Open coffee table book, two San Pellegrino waters, and a luxurious embroidered canvas tote bag. 



Thoughtful gifts with an intentional theme that is on-brand truly made an impact for Oaktree Captial Management. The company wanted to deliver train-themed gift sets that were not only in line with their company's brand aesthetic, but also packed full with thoughtful and intentional items that their most loyal clients could use. It was also important to the company that the gift contents were sourced from local companies based in Texas.

To accomplish their gifting goal and create wow-factor level gifts that would express their deepest appreciation to their clients, we sourced custom pine wood gift boxes and had each custom branded train track designs. We filled each train themed gift with useful and locally inspired gifts, including a Houston-made blood orange and teak hand-poured candle, a stunning photography book about trains, a set of two Texas leather coasters, Texas dirt meat rub seasoning, air dried beef from a Houston company, two cocktail glasses with a map of Houston, and a Texas pecan brittle chocolate bar.


Partnering with businesses to deliver custom branded client appreciation gifts is a favorite for us here at Marigold & Grey. Unique and thoughtful gifts for corporate clients can truly make a lasting impact on their business relationships and help to create deeper connections with their clients and customers.

We’re honored to have worked with many amazing businesses and companies for another year on custom client appreciation gift designs to help them say thank you to their clients. In many ways, it’s our business supporting theirs and vice versa.

Whether they are gifting welcome gifts for conferences or major company events or simply taking the time for their yearly round-up to say thank you to their top clients, client appreciation gifts from corporations can have a lasting effect on the business and B2B relationships.

Finding the right welcome or thank you gifts to give to your clients shouldn’t be a strenuous search that you walk through alone. Contact our M&G custom gift design team and let our gifting experts design the perfect branded gifts for your clients, no matter your event or theme. Creating custom design branded gifts is what we do best and we are excited to work with you next.

Happy client appreciation gifting!


When it comes to corporate gifting, gifts for your business, or gifts for your company's employees, clients or events, there are three unique ways to gift with Marigold & Grey.

#1: Custom Gift Design Service

If you're interested in elevated branded gifts for your company for employee appreciation, holiday or any corporate event in between, please get in touch with us to ask about our custom corporate gift design services. We'd love to work with you or your team to create something that reflects your company's brand with limitless options for customization to include branding the packaging, gift contents, printed collateral, and more. 

#2: Add-Your-Own-Logo Program (i.e. Semi-Custom Gifts)

In addition to custom gift design, we also offer a thoughtful semi-custom gift design program with low order minimums and your company's logo and brand on each gift you send. Our Add-Your-Own-Logo Program is perfect for businesses that want to send company branded gifts either all at once for an event or particular marketing campaign OR throughout the year, on demand as you need them, for special occasions like employee appreciation, birthdays, client thank-you gifts, and more.

#3: Ready-to-Ship Collection in our Online Shop

For curated gift sets and themed gift baskets that are easy to send for any occasion in life or work, don't forget to shop our curated collection of ready-to-ship gift boxes with quick turnarounds and no order minimums. These ship out within 1-3 business days; rush next-day shipping is also available at checkout.

Images: Lissa Ryan Photography and Elis Llinares Photography
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