This article is part of our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, curated with love by our professional team of gifting experts. To learn more about how you can use the magic of Snappy to easily send the perfect gift to everyone on your list, click here
When giving a premium gift to top employees and clients, you want to make sure that you are spending your money on something your recipient would actually want. While finding a good $500 gift might be simple, finding a great one that is tailored to the receiving end is much harder. The solution is simple - let them choose the gift that works exactly for them.
Our team of professional gift curators has rounded up dozens of amazing gifts for $500 and under, all now available in our holiday collection. See a taste below from some of the selections lucky recipients will have to choose from.
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The perfect gift for Star Wars lovers of all ages! This fun popcorn maker looks just like Artoo and even comes with a matching bowl to make your next movie night that much better.
Perfect for: popcorn with a fun twist
The Kalorik MAXX Digital Air Fryer harnesses the power of Turbo MAXX Technology to cook crispy, delicious, air-fried meals in minutes and requires little to no oil. This fryer lets you air fry, bake, roast, broil, defrost, reheat, and warm meals at the touch of a button.
Melissa's best-seller! This 25 pack of cupcakes is our go-to sampler for dessert lovers looking to try a little bit of everything featuring the latest & greatest seasonal favorites and must-have original flavors.
Spice up your appreciation with this variety five pack of mini Yellowbird Foods' original hot sauces. Boasting an array of spice including rich and velvety caramelized onions to bright and tangy citrus infused cucumber - this is a regular favorite among gift recipients.
Make those out of office hours extra fun for your teams with this tabletop fire pit. With Dual Fuel capability and Signature 360° Airflow, anyone can easily ignite and enjoy a smokeless fire.
Busy employees will be grateful for the ongoing help the Goole Nest can deliver. With a built-in Google Assistant, they will easily be able to access events on their Google Calendar, watch videos on YouTube, set reminders and much more!
Ztech's portable wireless Bluetooth speaker line evokes a sleek, modern style to complement any setting. In addition, users can enjoy a 2-hour battery life at max volume, USB output, FM radio, and more.
From plant-based mac & cheese and delicious chocolate to avocado chips, hummus crackers, and superfood smoothies, the Vegancuts Snack Box is a delightful dose of the most unique and tasty plant-based snacks and drinks on the market.
For the brunch-lover, traveler, taste-tester and Bloody Mary extraordinaire! This kit comes with two different Bloody Mary Mixes: Ordinary Mary and Sweet Mary.
Lindt chocolate embodies the passion and expert craftsmanship of its Lindt Master Swiss Chocolatiers. Lindt delivers a unique chocolate experience offering a distinctly smooth and rich, gourmet taste. This gift tower includes 112 milk, dark, 60% extra dark, & white truffles.
Bada bing, bada brew. Sourced from a small business - this is appreciation served hot. Coffee lovers can expect big, bold, and complex flavors from the super sleek Fellow brand Clara French Press.
The pocket-friendly printer makes showing appreciation extra photogenic. Users can customize photos from their smartphone by adding frames, emojis, and text, then print peel-and-stick photos in a flash to decorate their office and home.
From Brooklyn-based fragrance company Apotheke, this candle fills rooms with various scents designed to cleanse and purify the home. Apotheke's signature matte black candle fills your room with cedarwood and sandalwood combined with notes of smokey amber and oud in a broody, full-bodied fragrance.
Listen to music all day with the JBuds Air Executive true wireless earbuds. Powerful batteries and the included charging case let these true wireless earbuds deliver up to 30 total hours of massive sound.
Who said appreciation gifts shouldn't be fun? This DIY Hawaii shaved ice maker is ideal for small parties, family game nights, sleepovers, and countless other small group gatherings, this will always serve as a sweet reminder of how much your employees mean to you.
Appreciation can be as sweet as this scrumptious cookie box, sourced from a woman-owned bakery based in New York. Not only will recipients delight in five amazing cookie tastes, they are also all gluten-free!
Help your employees keep their favorite canned beverages cold with a personal mini fridge - a perfect addition to any home office. The Uber Chill 2.0 Personal Mini Fridge/cooler is capable of housing up to six 12 ounce cans or four 16.9 ounce bottles of their favorite beverages.
Lunch is the meal that powers your employees through the rest of the day, and with this gift they'll enjoy their lunch even more. Featuring maximum insulation to keep contents cold for hours, a fully lined interior makes for super easy cleanup, and a flexible handle makes for a comfortable carry.
Not just beautiful, this tropical houseplant has highly air purifying qualities. A unique addition to any home, the Calathea Wavestar grows luscious leaves that bring the feeling of outdoors inside. The leaves close every night, earning it also the nickname of a prayer plant.
This powerful espresso and cappuccino maker can brew up to 4 delicious servings of rich and creamy espresso The built-in steam wand produces silk-like milk for cafe style cappuccinos and lattes
Qi is a wellness brand on a mission to empower people to feel more joy, beauty, and inner calm during busy days through the power of healing whole flower tea rituals.This set features three iconic petite flower tea varieties that took over a year to taste, source, and create.
Sourced from a Woman-Owned Business, these delicious cookies hail from gourmet cookie dough confectionary Cookie DŌ NYC! This delighful box includes three cookies from each flavor: Oatmeal M&M, Sugar, Cake Batter, and Signature Chocolate Chip.
BlendJet 2 portable blender serves up big blender power on the go — from a mountaintop to your kitchen countertop. It's easy and convenient to use at home, at work, outdoors, on vacation, or wherever the day takes you, making it a great practical gift that keeps on giving.
With big drivers and ultra-soft ear cushions, Positive Vibration 2 Wired headphones are a tangle-free classic and everyday essential. Featuring 40mm dynamic drivers, these sleek and sustainable headphones deliver exceptional audio clarity while the streamlined design complements any aesthetic.
Alo Moves is a leading on-demand yoga, fitness, and mindfulness platform for the office, home, and on the go – with 3,000+ classes and goal-based series for every level and background. Give the whole studio experience at home with thousands of classes for body, mind, and spirit. Valid for 3 months.
Chocoholics unite! This bundle of melt-in-your-mouth treats from Candy Club is the perfect indulgence and pick-me-up to sweeten any gift recipient's day. This candy bundle includes one joyful container of each delicious flavor.
This unique appreciation gift is a great two-for-one addition to any home. First, enjoy the magic of a soy-blend candle featuring a refreshing combination of fresh basil, ginger, and lemon zest. Then, use the empty ceramic pot to grow a basil plant!
Loako Premium Bonsai Tree Kit contains everything needed to grow four beautiful bonsai trees from seed: Blue jacaranda, Japanese Black Pine, Black Spruce, and Mimosa Tree. Thei trees can be plantet indoors or outdoors, which makes our growing kit suitable for any lifestyle, whether living in a house or an apartment.
A unique employee appreciation gift that helps employees appreciate themselves even more, this journal was created in collaboration with self-care coach Taylor Elyse Morrison. It includes 196 pages centered around five questions that can bring an extra layer of awareness and intention to their life.
This item is sourced from a family-owned, sustainable business. As handy as it is impressive, this tumbler fits comfortably in cupholders and flexes to any beverage while impressively maintaining its temperature.
A four-coffee tour of Seattle's top coffees delivered fresh. Bean Box's coffee experts hand-pick four monthly roasts, including artful blends and single-origin coffees from 30 world-renowned roasters. The box features a half pound of freshly ground coffee, tasting notes & brewing tips.
Make your appreciation heard loud and clear with these stylish wireless earbuds that make talking on the phone or listening to music a breeze. The earbuds have a built-in microphone, lower power consumption, and are compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices. Choose from three fun colors.
Sourced from a Woman-Owned Business, this delicious assortment of cookies offers the perfect size for sampling! Highlights include Petit Paquetes of Lark’s best-selling Salted Rosemary Shortbread, staff favorite Coconut Butter and decadent (but healthy-ish) Mexican Chocolate Cha Cha.
This charming incense holder comes in the shape of the rabbit, 2023’s Chinese zodiac animal. Made from ceramic, it’s perfect for burning both stick and cone incense. Add a grounding scent to your space while supporting an AAPI-owned business.
Got a sweet tooth? This handcrafted, limited edition Lunar New Year bento box will hit the spot. Coming with two pieces of delicious candy goodness, it’s a stunning keepsake you’ll want to hold onto for years and years.
The ionvac Cordless Vacuum cleaner is designed to pick up dust, debris, pet hair and dirt from the smallest crevices on any surface, hard floor or carpet. Its cordless function and incredible powerful suction make cleaning your carpet or car a breeze, great for tackling messes and new year cleaning.
An inspiring set of floral teas, this set includes a line of trio petite flowers that took The Qi over a year to taste, source, and create. It also comes in a beautiful customized hand-painted watercolor gift box inspired by the flowers themselves.
Capable of housing up to six 12-ounce cans or four 16.9-ounce bottles of your favorite beverage, this sleek cooler utilizes state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly technology.
For a tasty twist you can do no better than this. The Triple Threat includes Fly by Jing's best-selling trio of addictive Sichuan Sauces. All are meticulously crafted in Chengdu and good on everything.
In celebration of Lunar New Year, this vibrant porcelain platter features an animal and creature with significant meaning in Chinese culture. A phoenix on a traditional backdrop pops off this platter, which boasts bright gold accents to make any meal more festive.
The Mino X has been awarded with the prestigious 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award for its ergonomic shape, innovative performance, and high-quality sound. Its beautiful red color makes it a great choice for channeling good fortune on Lunar New Year.
This fun kit adds some sparkle and delectable flavor to any celebration! Create a mixologist-inspired craft cocktail, mimosa or mocktail instantly with these handcrafted, naturally infused flavored sugar cubes by Teaspressa!
Set the table for a spectacular Lunar New Year celebration. Featuring intricately detailed and vibrantly colored designs, these bowls showcase four auspicious animals of Chinese culture. The durable porcelain bowls are ideally sized for rice and have gold-tone rims that make any meal shine.
Talk about a great way to start a new job! Can there be a better pairing than chocolate and coffee? Discover secrets to tasting chocolate and coffee, and how a pairing of them works with this welcoming box.
The Arkose Backpack features 12 storage zones including padded laptop and tablet pockets. The outer shell is made from durable weatherproof recycled nylon to keep belongings safe.
This fun traveler power bank not only has your back when your phone decides to die but also comes with a built-in hand warmer, warming up frozen fingers in a flash. Take this power bank hand warmer with you every time you need some extra battery life and warmth.
This modern vacuum-insulated water bottle made from thick stainless steel keeps any drink cold for 24 hours & hot for 12 hours. A great touch to add to a new morning commute routine that comes along with a new job.
This curated box is a thoughtful way to welcome a new teammate. The Thank You box includes a miniature air plant, pour over tea, a scented candle, and plaid match set - all packaged with love.
Soft to touch and yummy to snuggle with, this is a wonderful TV blanket for bing watching. Crafted to be super fluffy yet breathable, this blanket can stay radically soft for years.
The Paravel Fold-Up Bag folds flat for easy storage and portability and expands when ready for use. It's crafted using Negative Nylon and made from 22 upcycled plastic bottles. Satin smooth and double-layered for durability, the Fold-Up Bag is great for sustainable packing.
A throwback to the campfire mug of past generations, the reusable MiiR Camp Cup takes on beauty, durability, and functionality in one swoop, making it lovable for all the right reasons and a wonderful solution for sustainable drinking. Comes in a set of four dazzling colors.
A delightful treat for anyone that loves to try new tastes, OLIPOP spent years crafting a drink that's as healthy as it is delicious. Their sparkling tonic combines prebiotics, plant fiber & botanicals to create a sweet-tasting, healthy soda that supports digestive health.
This charming assortment offers the perfect size for sampling! Highlights include Lark’s best-selling Salted Rosemary Shortbread, staff favorite Coconut Butter and decadent (but healthy-ish) Cranberry Oat Chip Cookies.
With these colorfully amusing candies reminiscent of favorite carnival classics, snackers can enjoy the excitement of carnival fun with tasty fair-inspired treats at their fingertips—from Churro Bites to Cotton Candy Taffy.
Triple-walled and vacuum-insulated, this watter bottle makes it easy for your intern to stay hydrated all day. It even comes with a removal infuser to add a pop of flavor to the water if they’re feeling fancy.
This limited edition seasonal cypress candles crackles with notes of balsam fir, bayberry, rock rose, and woody sage. It’s like a magical forest contained in a classic ceramic vessel, for 70+ hours of aromatic burn time.
This beautiful succulent garden is the perfect way to bring some life into an office space. Containing three medium-sized, hard-to-kill succulent plants, it offers all the joy of house plants with a small fraction of the effort.
Starting a new job can be overwhelming. Help your new employee find balance and ground with these zen botanical essentials. An aloe grow kit and aroma diffuser help create serene moments in a busy workplace.
This groundbreaking travel mug doesn’t just keep coffee or tea hot; it allows users to set it to their exact preferred temperature and keep it there for a full three hours for the perpetually perfect sip.
Great for use in the home or office, this foot heater is lightweight and compact, keeping feet warm and comfortable for a full eight hours. No more shivering your way through the work day. It’s user-friendly, with no screens or dials getting in the way of toasty feet.
This small, on-the-go fire pit creates a cozy, warm atmosphere any place you take it. Made of cast iron and steel, it's portable yet sturdy. Best of all, no assembly is required, so you can enjoy the warm glow in minutes.
A delight for the adventurous coffee lover, this coffee subscription helps people discover their favorite new bean flavors. Even better, it helps create sustainable jobs for coffee farmers.
Sleek in design and advanced in engineering, this coffee maker’s features - like a wide showerhead, aroma tube, and blooming function - bring out the best in any beans.
This Merino felt desk mat is the ultimate in function, made from high-grade natural materials that elevate the comfort and look of any workspace. It’s perfectly designed to do its job, with every detail from moisture absorption to thermoregulation taken into account.
Moonstruck’s deluxe set of Artisan chocolate bars feature unique flavors like dark chocolate raspberry fennel and dark chocolate pecan ginger that just beg to be tasted. Because pros deserve a professional treat.
For the snackers that don't only have a sweet tooth, this five-pack sour snack packs a yummy punch. Recipients can taste a variety of fruity flavors and find their favorite one.
Snackers will delight in this DIY popcorn taste test. Featuring an assortment of seven flavors of popcorn kernels and a reusable microwave popcorn popper, this kit comes with everything needed to discover a new favorite flavor of popcorn.
There’s nothing like the gift of learning, and your pros will surely enjoy diving deeper into the topics that interests them. This membership gives recipients unlimited access to thousands of high-quality classes in a variety of topics like design, photography, music and more.
This bluetooth speaker is as beautiful a desk accessory as it as a high-quality speaker. Small yet powerful, it can deliver three hours of playtime off of a single charge. Afterward, just pop it on a wireless charger to get it powered up again.
There’s no better way to unwind than to kick back and burn the Alone Time scented candle. With relaxing lavender and eucalyptus and warm sandalwood and amber, it smells just like self-care and burns for an impressive 55 hours.
This beautiful, eco-friendly portable bluetooth speaker let’s you tune in to relaxing beats anywhere you want. It offers superior sound quality and even a built-in microphone in case you need to take a call.
This eco-friendly hammock was designed for staying cool and relaxed all summer long. It’s lightweight, packable, and easy to hang, allowing people to enjoy a moment of relaxation in comfort and style.
This dual-function air humidifier is the perfect gift to deliver comfort, relief, and relaxation. It’s great for self-care, helping keep stress levels down and improve sleep so you can breathe easy knowing you’re taking good care of your body and soul.
This gift box gives employees everything they need to keep their space perfectly clean. It’s packed with essentials and the products are all compostable and biodegradable, helping save the planet as they clean their workspace.
Every music lover knows there’s nothing like vinyl to create a superior listening experience. This wireless turntable seamlessly connects to speakers and delivers premium audio quality so you don’t miss a single note.
Everybody deserves a treat after the first day or week in a new internship. This 4-pack comes with Cookie Do’s best-selling edible cookie doughs for a yummy sampler set. Eat them as is or bake them into a fresh batch of cookies, either way you’re sure to enjoy them.
This bucket towel warmer makes sure you never need to get cold hands again. It can rapidly heat up in only one minute, perfect for after a shower, bath, swim, or simple hand wash. They towel warmer is lightweight, easy to move from room to room to stay warm wherever you go.
This multi-use blanket is made from raw, Turkish fiber cotton, making it quick-drying and conveniently lightweight. Stylish and versatile, it can be whatever you want: a blanket, scarf, baby wrap, or throw.
Featuring a flexible layout and undated calendars this planner it can be customized to fit a person’s exact preference, no matter how spontaneous they may be.
This go-to personal blender helps the chronically late take breakfast on the go. It’s compact, easy to store, and dishwasher safe. One touch operation even allows users to make their smoothies and shakes one-handed.
For a different, equally sophisticated alarm clock look, try this marble brick style. Its durable material will help it survive even if you get frustrated when it wakes you up early and knock it off your bedside table.
This digital alarm clock is as sleek and elegant as it is functional. With voice control and wireless charging, it’s got all of the features a person needs to finally break the habit of not being attentive to the time.
Ultra-soft and absorbent, the waffle weave towel is made for sustainable bamboo, free from harmful chemicals. It’s gentle, hypoallergenic, and breathable, perfect for keeping baby warm and happy.
Give new parents a unique way to enjoy all of those special moments that happen as a baby grows up. This frame is minimalist and clean, fitting into any decor style, and features a color-calibrated display to show those memories as accurately as possible.
This gift is the perfect way for a new parent to invest in their child – literally. EarlyBird helps parents save for the future by investing in a simple, modern portfolio. Parents will appreciate it now; children will appreciate it later.
This set of baby books contains all of the classic favorites, like the Wheels on the Bus and Ten Little Monkeys, so parents can get their kids prepared for a future of singing and clapping with joy. They’re an essential in any new parent’s entertainment arsenal.
For the employee who’s always reading the newest bestseller, there’s no better gift than a six-month subscription to Audible. Give them access to thousands of audiobooks and podcasts from every genre for much more interesting commute.
The ultimate gift that keeps on giving, these tree kits come with three species of trees for you to plant. Best of all, for each kit delivered, ForestNation plants 30 more trees in developing countries. Fun fact - over 53K trees have already been planted from Snappy gift recipients who chose this gift.
This sustainable subscription box delivers healthy, clean alternatives to common home products. Introducing recipients to an array of eco-friendly solutions, it's an invaluable tool in the journey toward living a more sustainable lifestyle.
These premium, freshly-baked gourmet cookies are next-level. Hand-rolled in small batches with locally-sourced ingredients, Maui Cookie Lady’s unique flavor combinations and enormous size will make anyone’s day that much sweeter.
Lexon’s wireless charging station is a simple way to keep a home-office desk organized and free of tangled-up cables. It even has a built-in speaker and microphone for Zoom meetings or background music.
These stunning coasters are a wonderful addition to any desk - heping the remote employees protect their workspace from spills. And they’re not just functional; they’re also one-of-a-kind works of art handcrafted by skilled artisans. Talk about leveling up a morning coffee.
This device is a must-have for anybody who loves media. It organizes all entertainment in one place and offers a suite of smart features from tailored recommendations to voice control.
This first-class, high-speed router allows people to use multiple devices at once from laptop to smartphones to 4K TVs without compromising speed or reliability. No more frozen zoom screens for this remote worker.
The Sunnydaze rope hammock is the ideal way to unwind after a tough workout. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, and adds a stylish touch to whichever space it’s put in.
Speaking of energizing scents, this sea salt and grapefruit-scented candle and diffuser duo are the perfect way to infuse a sense of bright summertime into any workday. Plus, they look stunning on a desk.
Whether it’s about relaxing with some lavender or getting energized with lemon scents, the Miko Air essential oil diffuser and purifier is the perfect way to set the right mood in any home office with clean, great-smelling air.
This Special Connection tea set comes with everything a person needs to unwind with a delicious cup of tea. The flower teas are not only delicious, but they’re also organically grown, vegan, and non-GMO.
To get some much-needed rest in after an active day, this silky, lightweight sleep mask is just the thing. The wide ear covers help reduce noise while the tiny crystal filling radiates the perfect soothing energy.