The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Accountants

gift guide for accountants

As you slowly start to check off names on your list of people to buy for this holiday season, you keep getting stuck on one. What the heck would an accountant want to receive this holiday season?

Whether you’re shopping for your own accountant or a friend or family member who happens to be in the profession, it’s tricky finding a perfect, practical gift to show your appreciation. We did a little research and put together this handy list of gifts any accountant would love.

11 Gift ideas for accountants

1. Single cup coffee brewer

Accountants need to be focused and aware in order to productively perform their work. Sometimes a quick cup of joe is the best way to achieve this. But there’s no need to brew a whole pot every time they need a pick-me-up. That’s why a single serve coffee brewer is a great addition to any accountant’s office.

2. A travel mug

If purchasing a brewer for a gift seems like a bit much, there is no better compromise than gifting an accountant a great thermos. Most professionals don’t have time to relax and enjoy their coffee at home every morning, so this gift will allow them to transport it in style. Check out these top travel mugs to find the perfect style for your accountant.

3. Stationary & pen

Accountants are professionals who work hard for their titles, which means a set of customized stationary or a personalized pen with their name and designated title would be an impressive gift. The next time they go to write a letter or jot down a note they will not only think of you and your thoughtful gift, but the stationary will be sent out with pride!

4. A tablet

For the accountants that appreciate the ability to work outside the office, a tablet like the Nexus 9  can be a great way to bring business with them wherever they are. Not only will a tablet allow for easy access to email or work documents, but it can also be used for leisurely or personal use, providing some much needed entertainment or relaxation after a long day at the office.

5. Quirky accounting gifts

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the inclusion of some silly gifts. Check out some of these funny accountant gifts. From t-shirts and mugs to keychains and mousepads, these will surely put a smile on any accountant’s face. These can be great gifts for co-workers or as stocking stuffers for the accountant in your family.

6. A stylish calculator

You’re probably thinking, “A calculator for an accountant? Really?” And while the accountant you are shopping for most likely already owns a calculator, what are the chances they have a stylish but useful desk top calculator? Check out these quirky calculators for some fun designs!

7. USB numeric keypad

This next gift can truly be useful to an accountant. Not all keyboards or laptops have a full size numeric keypad, which are essential for quick and accurate data entry. Numeric keypads can be purchased and connected to a computer or laptop. These can come in handy at the office or at home, and has the potential to make an accountant’s job a lot easier.

8. Home beer making kits

There is no question that home brewing and craft brewing are at the peak of their popularity right now. This makes giving a beer making kit a great gift for any professional looking for a deliciously entertaining hobby to help them unwind after work. Accountants will surely appreciate the precision involved in home brewing – it’s all about the numbers!

9. Monopoly or money related board games

Accountants are always thinking in terms of dollar signs, so board games like Monopoly are always appropriate gifts. Better yet, challenge them to a game and see who is better at managing their money! Browse through a large selection of board games to see which fit the personality of the accountant for which you’re shopping.

10. A new tie

For someone who has to pair a tie with a suit every day, there’s always room to add a new one to the lineup. Find one in their favorite color or, for the eccentric accountant, find one with numbers or dollar signs.

11. A stack of receipts

If you’re feeling a little sassy this holiday season, consider wrapping up some old receipts to give to your favorite accountant! This sarcastic joke will be sure to break any accountant into laughter. Most importantly, they will know you put a lot of thought into their gift.

'Tis the season

We did the hard part. Unfortunately the wrapping is up to you. But with this thoughtful list of gift ideas, that special accountant in your life is sure to love unwrapping their present this season.

Are you an accountant? Send this to your loved ones to give them some great gift ideas. Also, share any ideas we forgot in the comment section below!

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