Though the holidays are still a month away, you’re probably already starting to feel a chill in the air and, if you’re lucky, you might even be seeing snow. To prepare for the holidays and avoid the Christmas crowds, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and start thinking about the gifts you’ll buy for your loved ones. That’s why, last year, we put together a complete list of cool gifts for sales reps -- and we’ve created a new version of the list to keep up with this year’s hottest items:
1. Theatre Tickets
If you really want to indulge your favorite sales rep, surprise them with a pair of Broadway tickets and send them to New York! This Christmas, New York’s Broadway is showing classic favorites like Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. If your sales rep can’t make it to New York, you can still find great tickets for Broadway musicals in London or even for amazing shows at your sales rep’s local theatre.
2. Echo Dot
The Echo Dot is the smaller, lighter version of it’s heftier cousin, the first generation Echo. With the same coveted voice response feature as the original, the Echo Dot will fit perfectly into your loved one’s home or apartment. Ideal for snuggling up with Christmas tunes or listening to the news, the Dot is the perfect portable gadget for sales reps on the go!
3. Bluetooth Headphones
If your sales rep prefers to listen to music while strolling around town or working at the office, the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones is a great option. With this multi-functional headset, they can switch seamlessly back and forth between their favorite podcast and important customer calls. Complete with a foldable headband, a built-in mic, and hands-free calling capabilities, the headset is easy for your friend or loved one to bring to work or to their favorite holiday destination.
4. ‘Love What You Do’ Pouch
This creative pouch proclaiming ‘Love What You Do’ makes a sweet and thoughtful gift for the sales rep who just loves their job. The pouch is a great size for pens, cosmetics, and other accessories, and it’s a great way for your sales rep to show the world just how much they love their job!
5. BlueApron Meal Delivery
Love a sales rep who loves to cook? Order them a meal from BlueApron to surprise them with a box of fresh ingredients on their doorstep. The package includes seasonal produce fresh from the farm, complete with instructions for how to spin the ingredients into delicious meals. Plus, you don’t have to stop at just one meal; you can also subscribe to send them the dinner-making kit on a regular basis, and you can specify their eating preferences in your order. Blue Apron not available in your area? Look for a local company that offers a similar service. They're popping up everywhere as the 'Foodie' movement continues to grow in popularity.
6. MIRA Travel Water Bottle
This funky MIRA travel water bottle is a cool gift for the environmentally conscious sales rep who’s always moving from place to place. It’s fun, unique design makes it stand out from the typical water bottle. Since the bottle is made from high-quality stainless steel, your sales rep can be sure that it won’t leak or break, even when they’re on the run.
7. Apple Watch Series 3
Have a sales rep in your live who embraces their inner geek? If so, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the perfect holiday gift. The super smart watch comes with a sleek aluminum case and a cool magnetic charging cable. Not only does the Series 3 allow you to make and receive calls, but it’s also waterproof--perfect for the winter season’s snowy weather or for summertime at the beach.
8. Scratch Map
Is your favorite sales rep a world traveler? Whether they travel for work or for fun, a scratch map is a great way to help them keep a visual record of the places they’ve been. Plus, it doubles as an eye-catching wall ornament to decorate their home.
9. Kindle Voyage
The Kindle Voyage is the ultimate Amazon Kindle. Lighter than its predecessors, it’s ultra-portable and boasts a sleek build. It’s also easy on the eyes, with a pleasantly white, high-resolution screen, making it ideal for long trips.
10. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker
If the sales rep in your life is a gourmet coffee lover, the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker might just be your perfect gift solution this holiday season. Equipped with an attractive aluminum design, the Pixie is compact but powerful--suitable for kitchens of any size. If your loved one is always running late, they’ll still have time to make their coffee: the Pixie is one of Nespresso’s fastest single-cup coffee makers, boasting a 25-second heat-up time.
Whether you’re buying for a colleague or boss, a brother or sister, or a friend or loved one, you’re sure to bring a smile to their face with these holiday gifts.