You don't really need an occasion to send your customers a token of appreciation, but the holiday season is usually a good time to do it. The holidays aren't that far off, so you probably want to  get a gift sooner rather than later. If you've been searching for something your clients will appreciate but that won't break your bank account, Inc. has you covered. Here are eight great options you can buy for under $100.

1. PhoneSoap

The average American checks their phone 47 times a day, according to research by Deloitte. As smartphone screens grow bigger, so does the surface area where bacteria might fester. PhoneSoap, which appeared in an episode of Shark Tank's sixth season, is a small plastic coffer that uses UVC light to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria without exposing your phone to damaging heat or chemicals, according to the company that makes the device. For $60 you can gift your clients the peace of mind of a germ-free phone.

2. ThinkGeek's coffee mug

For $7, this color-changing mug is sure to make your coffee-drinking client smile. Pour some hot liquid in and its sleepy face will transform to a big happy face, not unlike what usually happens when you have your first cup of joe.

3. Knack's gift sets

If you're looking for a more classic gift, Knack has a few options you should check out. The company offers a variety of customizable gift sets containing items such as whiskey glasses and snacks. You can also upload your company logo to personalize your message. While prices vary according to the set, there are many options for under $100, like the "Sugar & Spice" gift set, which retails for $68.

4. Make Time

This book by New York Times best-selling authors Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky offers practical and actionable takeaways to help you reclaim your time and spend it in the things that matter to you. You can get the hardcover for $17.70 on Amazon.

5. Travel backpack

For the jet-setters on your list, consider this $49 backpack from Lifeasy. Its padded compartment fits laptops up to 17 inches and doubles as a flight-approved carry-on, which you can expand to double the storage space.

6. Wine delivery

For $79, Vinebox will send a curated flight of wine to your customers. The company will ask your clients to fill out a quick form about their preferences and then send them a case with nine vials of wine to try. Each vial contains a glass's worth of vino.

7. Personalized business card case

For all the business transactions that happen online and via email, good old business cards are still alive and well. This card case from Antique Character is made out of wood and you can engrave it with a personalized message or logo. Depending on which material you choose, you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 to $115, and half of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to a reforestation organization.

8. Wireless charger

Smartphones have practically become an extra limb for most people, which is why it's always helpful to have a charger nearby. Give the gift of convenience with a wireless one, which lets you rest your phone on top of it to start working. It works with several iPhone, Samsung, and other models. Currently, it's on a limited sale for $50.

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Published on: Oct 17, 2018