Gifts for clients

Gifts for clients
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Think shopping for your co-workers is hard? If you're tasked with finding the perfect holiday gifts for your business clients, you know it's even more difficult to achieve that perfect mix of thoughtful, unique and affordable. Plus, there's even more resting on what you buy — while a bad gift could turn your clients off to your services, the perfect gift could win their continued loyalty.

To keep your best clients coming back in the new year, try sending them one of these cool holiday gifts. Each item is under $20 — so you don't have to break the bank in the process, either.

Collapsible vase

Collapsible vase
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Tons of people get sent flowers, but not everyone has a vase to put them in, especially at their desks. These collapsible plastic vases can actually be folded up and stored away until your clients need them, and they come in more than a dozen cool designs, patterns and colors. At TheGrommet.com. ($8.95)

Lego brick USB stick

Lego brick USB stick
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What's better than a gift that's both whimsical and useful? This Lego brick USB stick is a fun addition to any keychain and will help your clients back up their important files, too. It comes in various colors and memory capacities, from 2GB to 8GB. At Fancy.com. ($9)

5-in-1 pen and stylus

5-in-1 pen and stylus
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It may look like an ordinary pen, but it can do so much more than help your clients jot down notes. The 5-in-1 pen is also a stylus for smartphones and tablets, a red laser pointer, a UV light and a bright-white LED light. At ThinkGeek.com. ($9.99)

Personalized bottle opener

Personalized bottle opener
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Want to send your clients something with a more personal touch? These handmade, customizable bottle openers should do the trick. Bonus: Your clients will think of you every time they enjoy a drink, too. At Etsy. ($12)

One-handed tablet handle

One-handed tablet handle
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For tech-savvy clients, this nonskid silicone mini tablet handle makes it easy for users to hold onto e-readers and tablets with one hand, ensuring a more comfortable grip, and preventing them from dropping their device and shattering the screen. It fits devices measuring around 7 inches and can stretch over cases and covers. At TheGrommet.com. ($15)

Handstand phone stand

Handstand phone stand
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Propping up your phone has never looked so fun, and at just $7.49, this smartphone stand is a steal. It features a pixelated black-and-white hand design complete with suction cups for easy attachment and setup. At PerpetualKid.com. ($7.49)

Chocolate gift set

Chocolate gift set
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When in doubt, food is always appreciated — especially when that food is fancy, gourmet chocolate. This six-piece chocolate set is almost too beautiful to eat, but your clients will love indulging, anyway. At Maggie Louise Confections. ($14)

Electronic travel mug

Electronic travel mug
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The holiday season also means colder weather, so help your clients stay warm with this electronic travel mug. It plugs into cigarette lighters and USB ports, so your client can keep his or her beverages hot while on the go. At ThinkGeek.com. ($12.99)

Coffee maybe spoon

Coffee maybe spoon
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Speaking of hot beverages, this handmade, stamped coffee spoon is a great gift for the caffeine-obsessed client. A play on the hit song "Call Me Maybe," this "So Coffee Maybe" spoon is one more way to brighten your client's morning. At Etsy. ($15.99)

Bath truffles

Bath truffles
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Spa trips are expensive, but these luxurious bath truffles are perfect for inexpensive, at-home pampering and relaxation. With ingredients like shea butter, goat's milk and lavender petals, your client is sure to love this gift. At Anthropologie. ($18)

Gourmet snack gift box

Gourmet snack gift box
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Want to send food but don't want to go the chocolate route? This snack-packed gift box is sure to please your client. It contains gourmet crackers, cheese, nuts, hickory-smoked sausage, honey-hot mustard and caramel popcorn. At Harry & David. ($19.95)

Coffee explorer set

Coffee explorer set
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This is the perfect gift for the adventurous coffee drinker. The set includes coffee samples from Ethiopia, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. Each sample makes approximately five cups of coffee (20 cups total). At UncommonGoods.com. ($13)

Crossword puzzle mug

Crossword puzzle mug
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Multitasking — and procrastinating — has never been so easy. Combine the joy of coffee (or tea) with the fun of doing crossword puzzles, and you've got a great gift. This mug is erasable, comes with a pencil and is dishwasher-safe. At Vat19.com. ($12.99)