Company Holiday Gifts Your Employees Actually Want

08 November, 2015

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

A cute way to display gift cards in a holiday wreath! #fabulouslyfestive:

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

 

Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Logo - EZ Corporate Clothing
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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. Read more about the value of promotional items here.

3) Homemade baked goods

Chocolate crinkle cookies, my absolute FAVORITE cookies. My grandma makes a whole batch just for me every Christmas.:

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

Custom Wooden Business Card Holder - EZ Corporate Clothing
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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

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

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

in my opinion, orcas/killer whales are the most beautiful creatures on earth:

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

The most incredible falafel spread for Birchbox team 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.

We'd love to hear what you're giving your employees this holiday season to show them just how valuable they are. Share your ideas with us on Facebook and Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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