Employee Gift Giving Ideas
If you haven’t already started thinking about employee gifts, then now is the time. It is a fun way to acknowledge all the hard work that your team has done throughout the year and shows that you care about their wellbeing.
We do recommend that you follow these tips when it comes to great gift giving as it can be easy to get it wrong.
- Aim for quality over quantity.
- Give some thought into the gift.
- Don’t go overboard – it is a token gift after all!
- Presentation is everything.
- Focus on the recipient and their likes and dislikes.
- Deliver the gifts personally.
Here are some fun gift suggestions, that won’t necessarily break the bank, but will demonstrate that you have your team’s best interests at heart.
Most of the major cinema companies offer some kind of corporate gift giving package which allows your employees to see a movie of their choice at their own leisure. Depending on your location, many also offer executive packages which include a drink or meal. Visit your local cinema website or call their corporate rep to see what kinds of deals are available.
Chocolate or Lolly Gift Boxes
Rainbow Designs has been in business for over 13 years and specialises in lolly and chocolate boxes. They can be purchased in 1 kg and 500 g sizes, and they offer a 5% discount on all single orders of 20 gifts or more. Your logo can be included on the tag along with a personalised message to let your staff know just how much you appreciate them.
Rather than a gift, why not offer an experience. Red Balloon, as an example, provides corporate gift vouchers which can be customised with your corporate branding and used against any experience on their website. Experiences are location dependent, but it offers the recipient a wide range of activities to choose from including gourmet gifts, creative gifts, getaways and premium experiences.
Traditional Christmas Hamper
If you love to get your staff into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas Hamper, then, by all means, do it. A selection of quality gourmet food and wine is always welcome and companies such as Gourmet Basket do a great job with the packaging. Their Christmas hampers range in size and price and extras can be added to make your employees feel extra special.
Universal Gift Card
If you don’t want to limit your employees, then a universal gift card from Gift Card Store can be very welcome around the holiday period. It is a wonderful way to motivate your employees and gives them the freedom to use the gift card for whatever purpose is necessary. Let’s face it, any extra cash around Christmas time is greatly appreciated.
Beer, Wine or Whiskey
If you are in the market for a gift of specialty beverages, then a site such as Everything But Flowers can be useful. They have a wide range of hampers including the United Nations of Beer Hamper, the Cape Mentelle Shiraz and Chocolates or the Glenmorangie 10 Year Original Hamper. Their website also offers plenty of great ideas for non-alcoholic hamper suggestions as well.
While flowers are colourful, plants are longer lasting. Growing Gifts has a superb range of plant gifts including indoor and outdoor plants, cacti, flowering plants, money trees, terrariums and gourmet herbs. It is an eco-friendly option that many employees and companies appreciate. There is also the option to upgrade your gifts with a bottle of champagne or wine, if preferable, as well as other small gift ideas.
Say no to the personalised USB sticks, mugs and pens and opt for something original and a lot more fun! Now all you have to do is decide on the gift and get online to start ordering!