‘Tis the season for giving — and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by giving your salon clients a little gift?

As a salon owner, giving your clients a personalized gift around the holidays is a great way to show how much you appreciate their loyalty and support throughout the year.

By taking the time to get them a gift, you not only strengthen your client relationship but also encourage them to continue choosing your salon as their go-to place for all things beauty.

To help you surprise your salon clients with the perfect holiday gift this year, we gathered up a list of ten creative holiday gift ideas that are sure to impress.

10 Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for Salon Clients

1. Personalized Spa-Themed Gift Baskets

When it comes to the perfect spa gift basket for your salon clients, think luxury. Think indulgent. Think of it as a little treat. 🙂

We’re talking items like scented candles, bath bombs, top-shelf body lotions, and, of course, a handwritten note to express your gratitude to them for being a client.

2. Customized Beauty Tools

If you have enough time to have them shipped before the holidays, consider custom-made beauty tools like personalized compact mirrors, makeup brushes, or hair accessories with your name, salon’s logo, or the client’s initials engraved.

Practical gifts like these are both memorable and useful for your salon clients.

3. VIP Treatment Packages

Brainstorm and build VIP treatment packages for some of your most loyal clients. 

These packages could include special discounts on certain services, access to exclusive events, or additional perks like complimentary beverages during appointments.

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4. Skincare Sets

Partner with a reputable skincare brand, or a local makeup artist, and curate a selection of their best-selling products into a holiday skincare set. 

Think cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and perhaps even a sheet mask or two for an extra pampering touch.

5. Handmade Soaps and Bath Bombs

Here’s an opportunity to not only give your salon clients the perfect holiday gift — it’s also a chance to support another local small business.

Here’s the play: 

  1. Purchase handmade soaps and/or bath bombs from a local business or local artisan. 
  2. Package them in a pretty box (tied with a ribbon, if you’re feeling especially festive!)
  3. Add a personalized holiday card to show your appreciation.

6. Beauty Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are the latest craze — for what seems like just about anything. They’re a trendy and convenient way to introduce clients to new beauty products

For your clients, partner with a beauty subscription service and offer a discounted monthly box full of surprises tailored to your client’s preferences.

7. Miniature Product Samples

This is an easy one: Purchase and gather up miniature versions of your salon’s best-selling products to give away as a holiday gift for your clients.

Not only will they create excitement among your clients, but they can also serve as a great way to introduce new product lines.

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8. Salon Merchandise — with Your Own Flair

Design and produce your very own salon-themed merchandise, like t-shirts, tote bags, or coffee mugs. Then, clients can proudly represent your salon while enjoying their morning coffee or running errands.

Plus, it will help contribute to your brand awareness.

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9. Donation In Your Client’s Honor

This is an oldie but a goodie around the holidays.

Show your salon’s commitment to social responsibility, and consider making a donation to a charitable organization in your client’s honor. 

Be sure to include a personalized thank-you card explaining the donation and the impact it will make.

10. Gourmet Treats

Hey, who doesn’t have a sweet tooth — especially around the holidays? 😉

Partner with a local bakery or café to get the sweetest treats you can find, such as pastries, candy, or maybe even a bag of fresh coffee.

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