Need help on executive gifts? Here are 7 unique ideas.

executive gifts
Gone are the days of generic gift cards and bottles of wine.
Make a statement with these gifts!

Coming up with the right gift for an executive is tricky. An executive doesn’t want to collect generic tchotkes like stress balls, pens, or water bottles. Your gift should strike a balance between functional and memorable.

Here are some gift ideas that will make any executive happy to be on your gift list.

1. Unique tech items

Ember

Ember is smart mug that controls the temperature of your drink based on your input, so every sip is the perfect drink. You can choose from travel mugs, ceramic mugs, or even copper mugs. Order at least 25 mugs, and you can brand them!

Price Point: $129.95+

Portable Solar Charger

Solar chargers give your recipient the power to charge their tech wherever they are: in the car, on the beach, or in a coffee shop.

Price Point: $139

Portable Scanner

This portable, wireless scanner with wifi connectivity will allow your recipient to scan any physical document and send that image directly to any of their connected devices, turning it into a digital file. This is a highly-functional gift for a busy exec who needs a digital copy of a newly signed agreement on their desk, or an image of a check they’ve just cut.

Price Point: $149.95

2. Portable Desks

Executives work everywhere and anywhere. A portable desk makes working away from the office easier. Here are a couple of our favorites.

Slate Lapdesk

Lightweight and breathable with space for your laptop, mouse, and phone, this lap desk is both comfortable and stylish.

Price Point: $60

Tablet Stand

This stand will make working and viewing on a tablet convenient wherever your exec is, whether at the kitchen counter, on the sofa, or in a conference room.

Price Point: $39.95

3. Branded Gifts

There is such a thing as a tasteful branded gift. If you order a small minimum with several great vendors, you can still include your custom logo to make that item specific to you and your organization. Ordering multiple items means you have custom gifts on-hand for the next time a gifting situation arises. Sending a branded gift has the added bonus of reminding an executive about their connection to the giver.

Here are a couple examples you can use:

Timbuk2 Bags

With a minimum order of 25 bags, you can add an embroidered logo. Timbuk2 bags are guaranteed for life, sewn in San Francisco, and come in several styles.

Price Point: $89+

Arcteryx Jackets

Arcteryx is a high quality outdoor gear brand that is universally recognized for its performance. Buying through their corporate sales department allows you to add your brand to their jackets.

Price Point: Varies based on style and quantity

Do you have a brand you love and would want to add your logo to their products? Find out if they offer corporate sales, and you can likely get your favorite products stamped with your brand.

4. Gift Boxes

Gift box collections like BOXFOX offer high-quality gift sets with different themes. Choose a gift from their pre-built boxes (wedding, congrats, thank you, or new baby, just to name a few), or build your own with their products. These gift boxes offer a beautiful presentation with fun, quality gifts inside.

Price Point: $30+

5. Subscriptions:

Subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving. If you know your recipient well enough to know what they like, a subscription may be the perfect gift. Here are some fun subscriptions to consider:

  • Rare Beer Club: More than just a beer-of-the-month club, this club is for the beer enthusiast who wants to try all of the hard-to-find craft beers. Price Point: starting at $37.95/month
  • Space Madam: This is for the executive who likes to cook. Send them spices each month from all over the world, along with recipes for how to use those spices. Price Point: $18.33/month
  • Audible: Executives are busy; finding time to read is difficult. Give an exec an annual Audible subscription, and they can listen to a new book each month on their commute. Price Point: starting at $14.95/month
  • SCRIBEdelivery: This subscription box will give an executive a fun, fresh notebook and pen monthly, so they will never be without a place to take notes in their meeting-packed days. Price Point: starting at $29/month

6. Consumables

What do you get the person who has everything? Consumables! Who doesn’t like a luxury sweet or savory treat?

Goldbelly offers the most iconic foods from different regions of the country. If your recipient is from Philly, but is living out West, send them their city’s staple cheesesteak sandwich. From sweet treats to BBQ or to farm-to-table gifts, you’ll find something for almost anyone.

7. Gift Services:

Loop & Tie is a gift service in which you can choose a collection and a price, and your recipient can pick their favorite gift. The presentation is great, the gift options are high-quality, the message can be personalized, and you know the recipient will get the gift they prefer.

Price Point: starting at $25

Gifting executives can be intimidating, but with these ideas, you can impress anyone.

About the Author

Chelsey Lewis

Chelsey Lewis

An executive assistant and writer, Chelsey Lewis has extensive experience in business operations, customer success, leadership, and training, primarily in the SaaS industry. She has her BA in Strategic Communications from the University of Minnesota and now resides in Northern Montana. If she isn't coordinating chaos, she can be found on her family farm or hiking in Glacier National Park.