Board Member Gifts: Show Appreciation for Your Esteemed Board Members

Board members play a crucial role in the success and governance of an organization. Their dedication, expertise, and guidance help push the company towards its strategic goals and ensure sustainability.

From time to time, showing your appreciation to your esteemed board of members is a thoughtful gesture that can also build a positive and productive board culture. With meaningful gifts, you can boost their sense of belonging and motivation, strengthening their commitment and contributions to the organization.

Here, we curated a list of meaningful and appropriate gifts that will bring joy to your board members! But before that, let's get into detail of why it's important to give gifts to your board members.

Reasons to Give Gifts to Board Members

To acknowledge their contributions

A board member gift can serve as a token of appreciation for their role in the organization's success. It acknowledges their commitment, hard work, and contributions to the company's growth and development. This can boost their morale and encourage them to continue their valuable efforts.

To strengthen relationships

Providing thoughtful gifts can enhance the bond between board members and the organization, building a collaborative atmosphere. When considering gift ideas, choose items that represent respect and appreciation for their efforts, and make sure it caters to their taste to show that you know their interests.

To express gratitude

Businesses can express appreciation and gratitude for their board members' selfless service,  support, and guidance through gifts. It can show that you value their individual contributions and the time they dedicate to serving on the board.

To build a culture of positivity and generosity

Acknowledging their ongoing support with well-chosen gifts sends a message of appreciation and loyalty, ultimately increasing their enthusiasm and dedication to the organization's mission. Building a culture of positivity and generosity through meaningful gift boxes can greatly impact the dynamics within the board.

To motivate continued engagement

A thoughtful gift motivates continued engagement by recognizing the board members' efforts and showing that their input is valued. When members feel appreciated through thoughtful gestures, they are more likely to remain committed and participate actively in the organization's decision-making processes.

Selecting the Right Gifts

Personalization -  Personalized gifts are always a great option as they show that you took the time to select something meaningful specifically for them. It can be something engraved, monogrammed, or customized with their name.

Quality over quantity - Rather than giving multiple small gifts, invest in one quality item that is useful and meaningful. And if you're selecting a gift for a board member of a nonprofit organization, consider giving a donation in their name to a cause they are passionate about. These gifts are a great idea to make a lasting impression on the recipient.

Appropriateness and professionalism - Great gifts for board members should be appropriate and professional. Avoid anything too personal or extravagant, as it may make them uncomfortable. Stick to gifts that align with the organization's values and culture, and of course, their interests.

When is the right time to give a gift to board members?

Milestones and special occasions -  Anniversaries, birthdays, milestones, or special achievements of the organization are great occasions to give gifts to board members. This not only shows appreciation for their role but also a celebration of their personal wins.

Holidays -  During the holidays, you can express gratitude for their hard work and dedication by giving holiday themed gifts! This can also bring a sense of joy and festivity to the board meetings and add an extra special touch on their holiday vacation.

Annual retreats or meetings -  Annual retreats or meetings are a great time to build camaraderie among the board members. It's also an opportunity for them to bond with each other and strengthen their relationships with the organization.

End of term - When a board member's term is coming to an end, it's a thoughtful gesture to give them a parting gift. This shows appreciation for their time and effort and leaves a positive impression even after they have completed their term.

17 Meaningful Gift Ideas for Your Esteemed Board Members

These gift boxes can be given by themselves or as part of a more luxurious gift package, depending on the occasion.

Personalized Leather Journal

Personalized Leather Journal | Shadow Breeze

This personalized gift is perfect for board members who love to write or keep notes during meetings. It comes with a pen and the pen case can be customized with their name, making it a thoughtful and practical gift.

This gift box includes:

  • Personalized handcrafted top grain leather writers log
  • Personalized handcrafted rosewood pen in rosewood case
  • Rustic Bakery salted caramel shortbread cookies
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Premium Coffee Gift Box

Premium Coffee Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

For the coffee lovers on your board, this is a perfect gift to start their day with a boost of caffeine. It can also help them relax during breaks from board meetings.

This gift box includes:

  • Electric desktop/tabletop coffee mug warmer
  • Double walled tea mug
  • Bourbon vanilla ground coffee in a tin
  • Southern pecan ground coffee in a tin
  • 4-pk flavored coffee syrups
  • Snickerdoodle cookie bites
  • Caramel stroopwafels
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Get Well Gift Basket

I Hope You're Back on Your Feet Soon | Shadow Breeze

Everyone has sick days,  and this thoughtful gift box is perfect for those moments. It's also a great way to show that you care about their well-being and appreciate their hard work even when they're not feeling their best.

This gift box includes:

  • Luxury microwavable slippers
  • Personalized vacuum insulated powder coated stainless steel water tumbler w/ built-in straw lid
  • Cool mist USB electric essential oil diffuser
  • 3 bottles of Plant Therapy essential oils
  • Claeys old-fashioned hard candy
  • Honees honey filled drops
  • Kleenex facial tissues
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Kitchen Essentials Gift Box

Kitchen Essentials Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

For the foodies or chefs on your board, this gift box is perfect for adding a touch of elegance and practicality to their kitchens.

This gift box includes:

  • Wooden spice bowl set
  • Wooden salt and pepper grinder set
  • Teak wooden spoon
  • Black Diamond Turkish kitchen hand towel
  • Tuscan herb olive oil
  • Traditional balsamic vinegar
  • Gray textured stone electric candle warmer
  • Sea salt citrus candle
  • Three packages of scented wax melts
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Premium Wine Gift Set

Premium Wine Gift Set | Shadow Breeze

For the wine connoisseurs on your board, this luxury gift set is perfect for enjoying a glass of their favorite wine after a long day at work! It also makes for a great toast during special occasions.

This gift set includes:

  • Glass wine decanter
  • Four double-walled mouth-blown wine glasses
  • Electric wine bottle opener
  • Premium wine bottle stopper
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Charcuterie Gift Box

Charcuterie Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

Charcuterie boards have become increasingly popular and this gift box brings together all the essentials for creating a beautiful and delicious spread. It's perfect for hosting events, entertaining guests, or just as a personal indulgence.

This gift box includes:

  • Beautiful teak charcuterie board
  • Charcuterie spreaders
  • Wooden charcuterie bowl set
  • Classic uncured salami
  • Bruschetta olive medley
  • Bruschetta red pepper and artichoke
  • Cabernet Sauvignon cheddar cheese spread
  • Sharp cheddar cheese spread
  • Roasted pistachios
  • Mixed roasted nuts
  • Rustic artisan chips
  • Olive oil and sea salt crackers
  • Traditional balsamic vinegar
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Moscow Mule Gift Box

Moscow Mule Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

People spend more time at home nowadays and this gift box is perfect for making a classic cocktail right in the comfort of their own home!

This gift box includes:

  • Two copper Moscow Mule mugs
  • Copper plated three-piece cocktail shaker
  • Copper plated jigger
  • Ficks premium Moscow Mule mix
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Cheese & Meat Gift Basket

Cheese & Meat Gift Basket | Shadow Breeze

This cheese and meat gift box can be given as holiday gifts to the board members. It's perfect for the foodies and can be enjoyed during a cozy night in or shared with loved ones. Available in three sizes, this gift box can be customized to fit the number of board members.

This gift box includes:

  • Mini acacia wooden cheese board
  • Mini wooden cheese spreader
  • Bruschette baked toast from Southern Italy
  • Tuscan cheddar crisps
  • Brie cheese spread
  • Classic uncured salami
  • Gourmet Chicago mix popcorn
  • Smoked Gouda cheese spread
  • Red pepper & artichoke bruschetta and more

Wine Glasses & Marble Coasters Gift Set

Wine Glasses & Marble Coasters Gift Set | Shadow Breeze

A unique gift combines elegance and practicality. This is a great opportunity to enhance the board members' dining experience. Perfect for any dinner setting, the wine glasses and marble coasters can also be customized with the recipient's name, company name, or a meaningful text.

This gift box includes:

  • Two or four personalized wine glasses - each glass engraved with large initial and name
  • Two or four personalized tumbled marble coasters - each coaster printed with large initial, name and optional saying or quote

Thinking of You Gift Crate

Thinking of You Gift Crate | Shadow Breeze

This thoughtful gift box is perfect for showing your appreciation and concern for the board members during difficult times. Whether it's for the business, personal, or health challenges they may be facing, this gift will let them know that they are in your thoughts.

This gift box includes:

  • Cozy blanket
  • Moroccan mint tea
  • White and tan speckled ceramic tea mug
  • Peach and red currant scented candle in gold tin
  • Plush cozy socks
  • NYT crossword puzzle
  • Honey butter candies
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Golf Gift Box

Golf Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

For the outgoing board members who love golf, this gift box is perfect for showing your appreciation and love for the game. They can take a break from their busy schedules and hit the green with these essentials.

This gift box includes:

  • Top-grain leather refillable golf log
  • 50 Places to Play Golf Before You Die hardcover book
  • Pro V1 golf balls
  • Nat's Nuts cinnamon roasted almonds
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Margarita Gift Basket

Margarita Gift Basket | Shadow Breeze

Just as how board members help their companies become more successful, this gift box embodies a mix of ingredients that together create something even better. This is perfect for making delicious margaritas and toasting to the success of their company.

This gift box includes:

  • Two hand-blown blue-rimmed margarita glasses
  • Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
  • Lime margarita rim salt
  • Your choice of one of the following: Ficks premium margarita mix or Ficks premium strawberry margarita mix
  • Sugarfina tequila grapefruit sours
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Premium Spa Gift Set

Premium Spa Gift Set | Shadow Breeze

Board members work hard and deserve a break to relax and rejuvenate. This premium spa gift set will give them the opportunity to pamper themselves from home, making it convenient for busy schedules!

This gift box includes:

  • Warmies microwavable slippers
  • Personalized insulated tumbler
  • Cool mist USB electric essential oil diffuser
  • Spa Day soy candle
  • Premium almond body lotion
  • Recovery bath salts
  • Almond honey oatmeal soap
  • Silky soft eye shade and scrunchy set
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Celebration Gift Box

Celebration Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

Whether it's a big business win, a personal milestone, or simply just because, this celebration gift box is perfect for celebrating your board members!

This gift box includes:

  • Sugarfina "Congrats!" three treat Bento box
  • Your choice of two modern, stylish copper and glass champagne flutes
  • Your choice of traditional TÖST (sparkling white tea, cranberry and ginger) or TÖST ROSÉ (sparkling white tea, ginger and elderberry) non-alcoholic sparkling refresher
  • Sweet orange citrus scented candle in gold tin
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Curated Coffee Gift Box

Curated Coffee Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

For the coffee lover board member, this gift box is perfect for enjoying a cup of their favorite blend at home or on-the-go. It's also great for those early morning meetings!

This gift box includes:

  • Premium travel coffee mug
  • Roosevelt Coffee Roasters Fala's Blend
  • Gold coffee scoop with built-in bag clip
  • Stylish sunny striped checked tea towel
  • Salted caramel almond chocolate chip cookies
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Curated Spa Gift Box

Curated Spa Gift Box | Shadow Breeze

This present is perfect for board members who need some "me time" to relax and unwind. With high-quality spa products, they can pamper themselves at home without worrying about their busy schedules.

This gift box includes:

  • Personalized insulated wine tumbler with lid
  • Cool mist USB electric essential oil diffuser
  • Coconut bourbon scented soy candle
  • Coconut vanilla hand and body lotion
  • Almond oatmeal honey artisan soap
  • Coconut coffee scrub
  • Coconut bath soak
  • Natural Egyptian loofah
  • Plant Therapy essential oils
  • Rustic Bakery salted caramel shortbread cookies
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipients

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Set

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Set | Shadow Breeze

This elegant and gourmet set is perfect for board members who appreciate fine dining and cooking. They can elevate their meals with these flavorful olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

This gift box includes:

  • Teak wood round cutting/serving board
  • Sutter and Buttes olive oil and balsamic vinegar set
  • Two personalized stemless wine glasses
  • Dolcetto olive oil Tuscan crisps
  • Mini bruschette
  • Personalized card with your message to gift recipient

Thoughtful Board Member Gifts at Shadow Breeze

Here at Shadow Breeze, we want to help you send your gratitude and appreciation to your board members in a meaningful and practical way.

Our wide range of curated gift boxes is suitable for different occasions - whether it's the holidays, a celebration, during difficult times, or just fun times during rest days, we have something for everyone on board! From delicious treats to relaxation essentials, we have hand-picked items that are sure to make them feel special and valued.

And with our personalized cards, you can add a heartfelt message to show how much you value their hard work and dedication.

Say thank you to your board members through well-packed gift boxes filled with things they love, just like how they fill the organization with their wisdom, dedication, and passion. Happy gifting!

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