Just because it is better to give than to receive doesn’t make the gift-giving process any less stressful. As you hustle to hit your year-end numbers, it’s easy to fall behind on holiday shopping for your sales team.
If you’re looking for gifts for sales reps, this list is for you.
We’ve done the grueling Internet research so you don’t have to.
Sure, you can stay safe and buy your salespeople ski passes, concert tickets, gift cards and the like. But if you really want to blow their minds, consider getting them one of these 13 unbelievably awesome gifts.
1. Ping Putting Cradle for iPhone 5
What’s on your putter? This iPhone 5 cradle comes with an app that tracks your putting consistency to help you improve. It’s the gift that only stops giving if you stop putting — which we’re pretty sure you’re never going to do.
2. Desktop Jellyfish Tank
Please do not buy a real emu; that’s cruel. But jellyfish are clearly fair game. Buy ‘em by the boatload and set them atop your desk. Serenity is priceless.
3. Mophie Juice Pack
Officer Friendly is there to serve and protect, and so is this juice pack. Increase your battery life with a sleek smartphone case that will be the envy of your friends.
4. Face Mug
If your coffee mug could talk, you might stick it in the barn with Mr. Ed. And that’s OK. Sometimes you just need a familiar face to greet you in the morning. That’s why this gift is the bomb-diggity-dot-com and a bag of chips. (minus the chips)
5. Wi-Fi Hotspot Cuff Links
Make James Bond and Inspector Gadget jealous with these high-tech cuff links. Create your own hotspot for your wireless devices and never find yourself without Wi-Fi again. Your sales reps will love these.
6. U|R Powered Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Stop fumbling around with your gadgets during the cold winter months. And whatever you do, please do not remove your gloves. These bad boys solve a pressing first-world problem.
7. Ostrich Pillow
Product designers have a lot of time on their hands. And I’m glad they do. Otherwise, I would never be able to sleep at my desk in peace. Pay it forward, my friends, and give your top performers an Ostrich Pillow. It will give your B and C players a chance to catch up.
8. The Gun Box
The Gun Box keeps your gun secure while giving you quick access. Unlock the box with your fingerprints and make sure your weapon never gets into the wrong hands by accident.
9. Parrot Zik Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
CNET calls Parrot Zik the Porsche of Bluetooth headphones. So, if you can’t afford to give your inside sales reps a Porsche, plop a pair of these on their desks and tell them to get to work.
10. Zuo Lider Office Chair
John Wayne would sit in a chair like this, if John Wayne had time to sit in chairs. Since he clearly doesn’t, you should. It will probably save your life. Seriously, though, it’s amazing how much nice-looking chairs can improve employee morale. Do the right thing and splurge.
11. Automatic Car-Tracking Dongle
It has come to my attention that many of you are not making good use of your dongles. Here’s your chance to redeem yourselves. This isn’t just any dongle. It’s quite magical.
Connect your car with your smartphone to eliminate rough braking, excessive speeding and all of your gas-guzzling ways. It’s automatic, like Jiffy Pop.
12. Senz Smart Umbrella
Are you tired of umbrellas that can’t withstand the wind? It’s annoying, isn’t it? This aerodynamic umbrella will change the way you walk in the rain. And it’s fashionable to boot. It’s the perfect gift for any salesperson.
13. Emperor Desk
We’ve saved the best for last. The Emperor Desk is the best thing since flavored golf tees. Everybody needs at least three of these insanely amazing desks: one for your corporate office, one for your home office, and one for your laundry room.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Happy holidays and happy selling.
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