As soon as autumn leaves begin to change and the air achieves that familiar crispness, we’re hit with the hard and fast realization (maybe even mid-pumpkin spice latte) that the gift-giving season is upon us. The holidays are a warm and wonderful time to acknowledge your colleagues, give thanks for your friends and family, and express customer appreciation with a thoughtful gift.  In fact, the entire season boasts fun opportunities for unique gifting, from the White Elephant at your office party to the family’s fireplace hangout or that colorful celebration with your closest friends.

While finding the perfect present for your customers and employees may seem daunting, seasonal anxieties can be a thing of the past with a creative and stress-free guide. Why not lean on your trusty team of Boundless elves? With the support of the Operations and Marketing teams, I’ve produced a curated 2018 Holiday Lookbook that highlights this year’s trending products, as well as tried-and-true favorites, to make this giving season your merriest and brightest yet. Stay tuned below for a sneak peek of some featured items in each gifting category. Happy shopping!

Food & Festivities

These food and beverage picks are guaranteed to keep your cup of cheer filled to the brim and your stomach satisfied.  Whether your target audience has a major sweet tooth or prefers a more savory selection, there are several delicious options to choose from!  Festive and functional accessories like crushed velvet wine totes and beautifully crafted glassware are great holiday go-to items, either paired with an edible gift or left to shine on their own. Food gifts are a classic giveaway during the holidays and are sure to be a hit among your employees and customers.

Food & Festivities

Hearth & Home

They always say there’s no place like home for the holidays. You can help your target audience cozy up and celebrate the comfort of home during the holidays with these picks, ranging from playful onesies to luxe bar sets and warm home accents. Stay traditional with a gorgeous Pendleton snow globe for old time’s sake or consider sending your recipient an engaging tabletop game. The possibilities are many!

hearth and home

Office & Organization

We’ve got the bases covered for any productivity pundit on your list. Keep it neat and tidy with classic office favorites – like pencil pouches, journals, pens, drinkware, and cases – and make it personal via stylish tailoring that fits your recipient’s desktop vibe. To keep bureau classics ultramodern, consider a desktop décor theme that is strongly trending this season like metallics, heathers, all-over design, or new naturals.

office and organization

Outdoors & Outerwear

There’s magic in the autumn air… and maybe also a bit of a chill. As the people on your list go on their own adventure this holiday season, outdoor and outerwear accessories become an increasingly popular category in gifting. Retail-inspired coats and warm accessories encourage your recipient to bundle up, whether it’s for a brisk tailgate or a snowy mountain climb. Give your happy camper a branded gift that is perfect for braving the elements like a solar-powered and waterproof tech accessory, a multi-tool, or a popular insulated coffee tumbler!

Outdoors and outerwear

Seasonal & Stocking Stuffers

‘Tis the season for throwing a memorable office party and winning at wrapping! Keep the seasonal fun front and center with light-up novelties, party favors, ornaments, and photobooth essentials.  This category also features ways to creatively package your employee and client gifts with thematic totes and custom gift paper, as well as personalized cartons, boxes, and cards.

Seasonal favorites

Travel & Technology

Technology is king around the holidays, and these products are trendy and in high-demand. Bluetooth capabilities, wireless tracking functionality, webcam privacy, and high portability are just some of the key features making an impact in the market… and of course, the selfie drone is still sure to turn some heads! On-the-go tech favorites can be paired with other traveler picks like vegan leather bags, dapper dopp kits, executive spinner luggage, and packable apparel for a trip home for the holidays or a tropical getaway. Either way, we’re out of office!

tech and travel


Holiday gifts are the perfect way to give thanks to your customers and employees and show appreciation for all that they do. We hope that this gifting guide will inspire you and lead you into a joyful holiday season that is truly merry and bright. Shop the full lookbook here. Cheers to Brand Love!

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