As a manager or a business owner, you’re not obliged to give your employees gifts, but it’s definitely a nice gesture if you want to do it – and during the holidays it is very much expected.
However, finding the perfect gift isn’t easy. Gone are the days of giving employees boring branded calendars, mugs, and pens.
So, how do you know what each employee likes? How much should you spend? And if your team is working remotely due to the pandemic, you’ll have to get everyone’s home addresses and have their presents shipped
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas you can give to your in-office staff members or send to those working from home.
Wine Gift Box
Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with wine or, even better, a wine gift box. Wine gift boxes are ready-to-ship bundles packed with wine and/or wine accessories. They’re relatively inexpensive, sophisticated, great for a celebration, and above all, they’re an easy choice.
In a larger company, it’s almost impossible to know enough about every staff member in order to buy them a perfectly customized gift. In these cases, a bottle of good wine is a quick and easy option that your employees are sure to enjoy.
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Whether it’s a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just a way to recognize an employee’s achievements, plants are a great gift for all occasions. The reasons are simple: plants are meaningful, gender-neutral, and easy to order with just a couple of clicks. Plus who doesn’t love a little greenery in their lives?
Besides making our offices better-looking, plants have proven benefits on our mental health and productivity. They also help us focus and spark creativity. Not to mention, they purify the air, contributing to better mood and overall health.
Candles are popular, practical, and are liked by pretty much everyone. Giving a beautifully designed scented candle shows that you’re thoughtful and you value the recipient.
Candles are especially suitable for small and medium-sized businesses that simply don’t have the budget to treat their employees to extravagant gifts.
Well-designed candles that are branded with your logo or message are also a unique way to spread the word about your company.
Want to take things a step further? Consider giving your employees a spa care package. The global pandemic has left us all overwhelmed and stressed, so an at-home spa kit complete with an aromatic candle, calming bath salts, honey, and natural tea will definitely be appreciated.
This gift will encourage your staff members to practice relaxation and self-care and let them know that you are interested in their well-being.
Chocolate is always a good idea. According to statistics, Americans consume 100 pounds of chocolate every second. Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types in the world and it’s considered an acceptable gift in many countries and different cultures.
Chocolate is easy to send, suitable for any occasion and every budget. With endless packaging choices ranging from whimsical to elegant, there is a good chance that you’ll find something well suited to the personalities of your employees.
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From cold brew to flat white, coffee is an important part of most people’s lives and daily routines. In fact, more than 50% of the population in the US drinks coffee on a daily basis. That’s why coffee is one of the best corporate gifts.
When coffee is given as a gift, you can be sure it will be appreciated and probably consumed every day.
Plus, your team members are probably eager to try something different than the regular office coffee, so coffee is a great way to add a positive experience to their day and provide them with a tasty productivity boost.
Delivering lunch to the office is a gift for the entire team. It’s a welcome break from your employees’ regular dining routine and provides an opportunity to build camaraderie.
Allow your employees to choose the type of food or tell you about their favorite restaurants and treat them to a meal from the most popular spot.
This is a great option, especially for your remote workers. Employees working from home may be feeling a little isolated when it comes to their professional development.
Investing in online training and courses is a great way to show them that you care about their careers and keep them motivated.
Regardless of whether you have a small business or a large enterprise, showing employees you appreciate them is a must. According to studies, nearly 65% of recognized employees say they are unlikely to look for another job.
As the saying goes, “You need to spend money to make money”, so if you are looking for ways to reduce employee turnaround, this list will help you make the best choice.