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12 elegant, useful corporate Christmas gift ideas for C-suite executives

What do you buy a CEO or C-suite executive for Christmas? We’re here to help take the stress out of present hunting with these thoughtful, useful corporate Christmas gift suggestions.

Read time: 5 – 8 minutes

Key takeaways:

  • Thoughtful, useful and elegant corporate Christmas gift ideas for CEOs and Executives
  • Food and drink gift ideas

12 corporate Christmas gift ideas

Picking out a seasonal gift for the world’s most successful, dedicated CEOs and executives is not for the feint of heart. The key is finding something that is as thoughtful and elegant as it is useful. Check out our selection of corporate Christmas gift ideas – from accessories to subscriptions and food hampers.

With these elegant corporate Christmas gift ideas, shopping for your C-Suite is easier than ever.

1. Cashmere scarf or travel set:

Gifting a cosy, soft scarf is an ultra-stylish way to wish someone a happy Christmas. This cashmere accessory is available in a range of muted or bright colours, with or without a fringe, plain or patterned. For frequent flyers, you might want to consider the Truly Cashmere Travel Set in blush, which includes a travel blanket, silk-lined eye mask, and a carry bag which doubles as a pillowcase to fit any standard airline pillow. Price Point: £60 — £245.

2. Holiday Diptyque Advent Calendar:

Featuring a star-scattered glow-in-the-dark constellation, the stunning advent calendar box includes 15ml scented candles, soaps, and 10ml eaux de parfums and eaux de toilettes. Candle scents include limited edition Pine Tree and Holiday scented candles to maison favourites including Baies, Wood Fire and Mimosa. Price Point: £370.

3. Female artist-illustrated puzzles:

This 800-piece puzzle from JIGGY comes in a reusable glass jar, a tube of puzzle glue, a straight-edged tool to apply the glue and a print of the art to follow. This might be just the corporate Christmas gift to help your executive decompress at the end of a long working week. A percentage of every sale goes directly to the female artist behind the design. Price point: £43.

4. The Wine Society Subscription:

Help your busy CEO or executive help keep their wine cellar topped up every two months with a delivery of six reds and six whites or twelve of either colour. With delicious low-alcohol wines, exceptional vintages from all over the world, new-world wines or French classics on offer, your recipient will be taken on a journey of discovery every time a new case arrives. Price point: From £95 per 12-bottle case.

5. Senreve Midi Maestra leather laptop bag:

Available in vegan leather and leather, these Italian crafted handbags carry an iPad or 11” laptop so they’re the perfect wardrobe and travel staple. A versatile bag, the Maestra can be worn as a backpack, crossbody, as a satchel or a tote. The bag features multiple interior compartments and is available in a range of chic colours from sand, chestnut and noir to blush, marine, ice, lavender, merlot and forest green. Price point: £725 — £980.

6. Stone Essential Oil Diffuser and essential oils:

With its matte ceramic finish, this diffuser features a gently curved sculptural silhouette and is available in a range of colours including vanilla, terracotta, black and suede to eucalyptus, sea, lavender, blush and sky. The diffuser runs between 4 and 8 hours and has a 500-square-foot diffusing capacity, so is perfect for home or office use. Seasonal blends of essential oils include Slow Dance, with notes of fir, cedarwood and pine, and Séjour with bergamot, geranium and vanilla. Alternatively, single scents are available including Spruce, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Lavender and Eucalyptus. Price point: From £115.

7. Bunnahabhain’s 12 Year Old Whisky:

Matured in Oloroso casks with an alluring balance of sweet fruits, nuts, vanilla, caramel and a delicate coastal influence, this award-winning whisky is perfect for those who enjoy a rich, full-bodied whisky. Russet gold in colour, it can be enjoyed neat or with a few drops of water. Launched in 1979, this enduring Core Range Whisky has a 46.3% ABV. Price point: £40.

8. VOBAGA mug warmer and cup set:

Perfect for keeping coffee or tea at the perfect temperature during work hours and long conference calls, this warmer set is the ideal desk-top companion. Available in imitation wood grain or black, it features 3 heat settings, and an automatic 4-hour shut off. The chic glass mug has an anti-scalding handle. Price point: £42

9. Wireless Apple Charging Station:

A four-in-one Apple charging station is ideal for keeping an iPhone and iPad simultaneously work-ready along with a set of Airpods and an iWatch. The stand enables screen viewing and usage in portrait and landscape mode whether it’s for replying to emails, taking phone calls or playing videos, and the set makes for a neat, efficient device tidy. Price point: £29.

10. Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar:

Armed with a selection of full size skin care products, fragrances, beard oil, cufflinks, scented candles and a Liberty tipple, this Christmas countdown is the ultimate gift for the man who has everything. Packed with cult products and iconic staples, there’s so much to love about this festive find. Price point: £235.

11. Smeg Bean to Cup Coffee Machine:

For those who love the aroma of rich and intense coffee, this environmentally friendly machine offers multiple black options and also has a milk frothing and steaming function. A sleek intuitive machine with one touch functions, the coffee machine is available in black, red, white and taupe. Price point: £679

12. Dukeshill Christmas Hamper:

From the 39-item Truly Magnificent Hamper, and the Jewel in the Crown with 32 items to the Jingle Bells Hamper with 9 artisan items, Dukeshill hampers offer luxury fine foods and beverages presented in a wicker basket with leather straps. With a focus on provenance, expect a range of delectable savoury, sweet and alcoholic treats – perfect for surprising any food afficionado. Price point: £70 — £850.

Check your corporate Christmas gift giving policy

Remember to talk to your HR department about your company’s corporate Christmas gift giving policies to ensure you remain compliant with anti-bribery laws and your organisation’s code of conduct.

Help with amazing corporate events

We don’t just offer amazing corporate Christmas gift ideas, we’re experts when it comes to creating super successful corporate events that support employee engagement and well-being. You can find out more in our 5 step framework for event success. Why not get help and inspiration for your next corporate event? Contact our team via the form below, on 01932 22 33 33 or by email hello@mgnevents.co.uk.

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Further reading:

7 great ways to improve employee well-being at internal events
Building team culture in a work-from-anywhere world
People-first culture: 5 ways to spark and measure engagement at employee events
11 surprising and meaningful employee recognition ideas
5 tips for setting the right tone at your next corporate event
10 top keynote speakers for virtual events
Increase staff engagement with a personalised event

Gary Duarte
Content writer


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