2020 has been a tumultuous year with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainties. Yet, one of the professional groups helping companies navigate uncertainties and pivot strategies for success and sustainability in these unprecedented times were accountants. As the holiday season ramps up, don’t forget the financial professionals who have helped you throughout the year! In keeping with tradition, Accounting Seed has a new list of 2020 gifts for accountants!
From funny to practical, classics and new ideas, here are our top holiday gifts that any accountant will enjoy!
1. Accounting-themed T-shirt
Cool clothes are fun and always useful, which is why custom and accounting-themed T-shirts makes our list again! Giving your accountant a custom t-shirt is thoughtful, practical, and it can be very funny too. You can have a shirt with broad words proclaiming “Best Accountant Ever”or whatever phrase you feel sums up your appreciation. If you don’t feel like customizing a t-shirt, there are lots of shirts available that have accounting-themed puns and jokes on them that are bound to make your accountant crack a grin. To name a few:
These are quite the fashion for our own Accounting Seed team!
2. Cool, Quirky Calculator
Every accountant needs a calculator so why not get a calculator that’s fun! Certainly, no other accountant will have one of these quirky calculators.
3. Seasonal Assets
Gifts for accountants can also be practical! Dropping winter temperatures give you a great gift opportunity for your accountant. There are lots of warm clothes that have accounting themes interwoven in the fabric. For example, you can find a “CPA Weapon Of Mass Deductions” scarf, “Rockstar CPA” jacket, and even accounting blankets at Zazzle.com. For the feet, check out these “Accountant Socks.”
4. Certified Accountant Business Card Holder
Every accountant has business cards, BUT not every accountant has a business card holder. A business card holder is a perfect gift for accountants who never keep their business cards organized. This is great gift to keep on the desk for clients or simply for decoration in the home office.
5. Accounting Apron
Does your accountant enjoy cooking? If so, there are several fine aprons that combine the wit of an accountant with a passion for food. You can find aprons with embroidered phrases like “CPA By Day Grillmaster By Night,” “Seasoned CPA,” and more.
6. A Drink By the Numbers
The year-end closing processes are approaching, so there’s a good chance your accountant will deserve a good drink afterward. A bottle of wine or handle of spirits is always a favorite among thirsty accountants. To sweeten the gift, be sure to look out for accounting-themed wine and shot glasses, or even a clever flask that states: “Be Audit You Can Be.”
7. Accountant’s Clock
All accountants have a long day every so often. One way to make these hard days more tolerable is to infuse a sense of humor in the situation. Instead of having to look at a boring wall clock, give your accountant an occupationally-themed, mathematics clock. In addition to telling time, your accountant will remember your gift of appreciation.
8. Accounting-Themed Mugs and Thermoses
Coffee or tea is usually an accountant’s essential fuel to work mathematical brilliance. A good drinking vessel is always appreciated, and there is a large selection of mugs with accounting jokes. For example, there’s one mug that uses the play on words: “It’s Accrual World.” You can find this mug and more at CafePress.com. Let your inner geek guide you, the funnier the better.
9. Accounting Baseball Cap
Whether your account is a sports fan or just a hat person, there are several cleverly designed and embroidered accounting caps available at Zazzle. There are no short of accounting hats such as “Trust Me, I’m an Accountant,” as well as the serious, government agent-style cap: “CPA.”
10. Accountant-Dog Figurines
If your accountant happens to be a dog-lover, you have an opportunity for a very special and fun gift. Walmart has a collection accountant-dog figurines that come in a variety of breeds. Find out which dog breed your accountant likes the most and see if you can find that breed!
11. Accounting-Themed Poster/Picture
Whether in a home office or the office building, no one likes a dull workspace. Brighten your accountant’s workspace is with wall art that celebrates their role. Once again, humor is your ally, look for something that emphasizes your accountant’s personality or just gives a clever take on the norms of accounting. To help you start coming up with ideas, check out this “Keep Calm And Calculate On” poster, or perhaps these “I Am An Accountant” prints from Redbubble.
12. New Accounting Software
If your accounting department has been having issues or delays in their work, it may be time to look for a new accounting system. Investing in flexible accounting software that emphasizes customization and automation will definitely prove to be one of the gifts for accountants that keeps on giving.