With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's the perfect time to start thinking about what you're going to give the members of your team this holiday season to show just how much you appreciate them. We know this requires some planning, and it's probably something you want to start thinking about sooner rather than later when your business gets swept up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Here EZ Corporate Clothing offers some ideas.
1) An assortment of gift cards
Use decorative clothes pins to attach gift cards to a variety of stores, restaurants, etc. to a holiday wreath at your company holiday party. Then, instruct your employees to take one or two (depending on their value) on their way out.
2) Fun promotional items
No one wants a company t-shirt for Christmas, but something out of the ordinary like a company branded wine bag or travel mug is fun, useful, and create a little extra advertising for your business.
3) Homemade baked goods
For smaller companies (perhaps not a bakery though), a touch of homemade can be reasonable and go a long way. Make something classic like chocolate crinkle cookies or something bold like these coconut lime sugar cookies.
4) Something to clear up desk space
Since many people display pictures of family members at their desk, a great way to save some space is a pen holder/picture frame combo. Another way to declutter your desk and save space? This custom wooden business card holder.
5) Teach them something or motivate them in some way
Give a book! Make your whole company your book club. Pick something business oriented like Daniel H. Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us or Kelly McGonigal's The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, And How to Get Good at It.
6) Give and let them give back
Tisbest allows you to buy gift cards and then the recipient gets to choose which charity benefits from your contribution. Much more personal than donating to your charity of choice in your employees' names.
7) A team bonding company lunch
Probably as simple as it gets, but sometimes it's nice just to set aside some stress-free time to talk to you coworkers about something other than a looming deadline.