- Unless you’ve got an exceptionally small company, buying everyone a personalized gift is simply too complicated a task.
- Picking up individual gifts is unnecessarily expensive.
- Not everyone drinks coffee or tea, but pretty much everybody drinks something that can be consumed in a mug.
The holiday season is fast approaching. If you’re an employer, that means you need to start thinking about great gift ideas for your employees. Employee gifts are essential to raising morale and building loyalty among your workers. Even a small present shows employees that you appreciate their efforts on behalf of the company. These gifts are especially important now that they’ve become the norm. If you don’t buy anything for your employees, they might consider it a slight and become disgruntled. The last thing any employer wants is a workforce that doesn’t feel appreciated.
But what types of gifts should you consider for your employees? You want to make a positive impression on your workers, but you need to do it without spending a fortune. You also can’t devote too much time to the process. After all, you have a business to run. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you search for the perfect present, followed by a list of products that make great employee gifts.
Holiday Gift Tips
Buy Everyone the Same Gift
Unless you’ve got an exceptionally small company, buying everyone a personalized gift is simply too complicated a task. Each gift might be perfect, but it will be too expensive and time-consuming. No matter how good of an idea it seems, resist the temptation.
Buy in Bulk
Picking up individual gifts is unnecessarily expensive. Buying in bulk is almost always the most economical option. It’s also easier than ever after the recent explosion in online shopping.
Choose Something Universally Liked
Buying all your employees the same gift is definitely the way to go, but it requires choosing something that everyone will appreciate. Bottles of wine won’t cut it for non-drinkers, while athletic gear is useless for the more sedentary members of your team. The key is to find something with universal appeal.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Here are some greater options that meet all the criteria mentioned above. Pick the option that seems best suited to your particular business and the tastes of your employees.
Challenge coins are both stylish and serve to boost an employee’s sense of belonging to the company. By putting your business’s insignia on the coin, you create a gift that will serve as a momento while simultaneously strengthening the bond between the employee and the company they work for.
Not everyone drinks coffee or tea, but pretty much everybody drinks something that can be consumed in a mug. Since you can stylize them to match the theme or specialization of your company, they can be practical and emblematic at the same time. If simply putting your company’s logo seems boring or plain, try opting for a funny message or a reference to a company-wide joke.
Keychains make for the perfect employee gifts because they’re relatively cheap, easy to buy in bulk, and highly useful. All you employees have keys, and they’ll all need a new keychain at some point in the future. You might not see your gift around the workplace at first since people will already have a keychain in use, but as replacements become necessary you’ll see employees using your gifts more and more.
Buying clothes can be difficult for a large group of people since everyone has different styles and wears different sizes, but sweatshirts are the one great exception. Almost everybody wears them, and most people are happy to wear them a little on the baggy side. Pick a meaningful message, choose a variety of sizes (trending larger rather than smaller), and put your order in.
Gym bags make for nice gifts that are easy to customize. Almost everybody can find a use for them, even if they don’t go to the gym. They’re often sleek and stylish in appearance, meaning employees will enjoy receiving them, and they serve a wonderfully practical purpose.
Getting a holiday gift for you employees is a no-brainer. The difficult decisions revolve around what to buy and how to but it. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to get meaningful employee gifts without breaking the bank.