gift ideas for salespeople

16 Gift Ideas for Salespeople

The holidays are here, and you’re probably wondering what gifts to buy for your sales representatives. The right gift sends a message to your employees that they are valued members of the company.

To earn the affections of your reps, consider these 16 gift ideas for salespeople:

1. A luxury Bluetooth headset

Whether they’re making calls for work or for pleasure, a sales representative can always benefit from a good Bluetooth headset. Give them a headset that goes a few steps beyond the standard plastic one. One popular option is The Plantronics Voyager Legend Mobile Bluetooth Headset. It offers comfort and audio quality that’s far better than the headsets your sales representatives are currently using. And with the Legend version, a luxury case is included is included as well.

2. Desktop terrariums

Desktop terrariums can do a lot to spruce up the desks or homes of your sales reps. They can help add a touch of the outdoors to an indoor space without the hassle of actually having to take care of a plant.

3. Carry on cocktail kit

For the sales representative who travels frequently, the Carry On Cocktail Kit is a memorable gift that will add a little novelty and relaxation to upcoming business trips. The kit provides everything necessary to mix up two cocktail drinks while on board an aircraft.

4. Tickets to a sporting event

Many sales representatives love sports. Between football, baseball, basketball, and hockey, there are a lot of choices. Pick an event that suits the interests of individual sales representatives, and purchase a ticket for them on StubHub or Ticketmaster.

5. Leather briefcase

The leather briefcase is a classic business accessory that merges style and function. Especially for reps that frequently hold in-person meetings with prospects and clients, a stylish briefcase will add lots of value to their day-to-day.

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6. A massage

Sales can be stressful. After a year of hard work, try treating your sales representatives to a professional massage by giving them a gift certificate to a local spa. They’ll return to work refreshed, and maybe with fewer kinks in their backs from long days sitting at a desk. If you’d like to give the gift of relaxation year-round, give a membership from Massage Envy or another chain.

7. Portable battery charger

A dead phone is an annoyance that everyone has experienced at one point. With a portable, wireless battery charger your sales representatives can avoid this particular irritation when on the go. Employees who travel frequently will have a special reason to appreciate this gift, which eliminates the need to find a power source.

8. Coloring books and art supplies

Grown-up coloring books are now a major trend. They can allow adults to reconnect with childhood and reduce stress levels. Coloring books are a fun gift that will provide your sales representatives with hours of entertainment as they color through the stress of the job. Include colored pencils or crayons as part of the gift.

9. Food subscription box services

Busy sales representatives don’t always have as much time as they’d like to purchase healthy food and then prepare it. Enter food subscription boxes, delivering great food and recipes to your sales representatives’ doors. Give your team the gift of a month of delicious meals with popular services such as Blue Apron or Farm to People. These services offer a variety of gift packages.

10. A motivational book

Books can provide great motivation in addition to entertainment. To get sales representatives excited about upcoming business, get them a copy of a recent business book, or an appealing novel. You can even start a book club at work after New Year’s. Try looking through The New York Times’ bestseller list for ideas.

11. Amazon gift cards

It’s not the most creative choice, but gift cards are always a hit. If you do want to give your representatives a gift card, Amazon gift cards are a great choice. From cooking equipment to fancy electronics, Amazon’s offerings can satisfy sales representatives with a diverse range of personal interests. Gift card recipients often appreciate being able to select their own gift.

12. Personalized luggage tags

Luggage tags are a necessity for travelers, but they don’t have to be ugly plastic monstrosities. These wooden luggage tags can be personalized for your sales representatives, including a monogrammed initial on the front.

13. Rechargeable wine opener with chiller

For the wine lovers on your team, this sleek and high-tech wine opener and chiller will be a much-appreciated gift that offers convenience for parties and social gatherings.

14. Gourmet hot chocolate

Your team members will probably spend some time curling up with a mug of hot chocolate over the holidays, but it doesn’t have to be from the supermarket. Many gourmet foot providers such as Harry & David offer their high-end hot chocolate in holiday gift boxes that include peppermint hot chocolate mix and s’ more candy stir sticks. 

15. Wagner SwissPen Classic

A pen may seem like a clichéd gift that just sits on a desk, but not the Wagner SwissPen Classic. This luxury pen doubles as a Swiss army knife, including a letter opener, pocket clip, nail file, scissors, and screwdriver. It’s pretty much guaranteed to be the coolest pen in your sales representatives’ collection and might even help them sign more contracts in the upcoming year. The pen comes in a range of colors.

16. Fashionably ugly holiday sweaters

Ugly Christmas sweaters are a holiday tradition that Ugly Christmas Sweater has taken to new heights with its fashionably ugly holiday gear. Ugly Christmas Sweater offers deliberately over-the-top sweaters for Christmas, Hannukah, Thanksgiving, and other holidays. If you’re a new startup or your team includes a lot of millennials, this can be a fun gift that shows off your brand personality. Everyone can wear new sweaters for the company holiday party.

With so many great gift ideas for salespeople, you have no excuse for getting your employees another paperweight. 

James Meincke

James is the Head of Marketing @ Demodesk, the intelligent meeting platform for remote sales. Previously he was the Director of Marketing at CloserIQ.