3 Office Gift Ideas for Your Employees
Whether you’re a company owner or an office supervisor, giving your employees, or even coworkers, a holiday gift can build morale and strengthen company community. Of course, depending on your position at the company and the number of employees you would like to give a gift to, can determine how nice of an item you will give.
Giving a holiday gift to a coworker or employee doesn’t need to be extravagant though, the simple act of going out of your way to give them something will be appreciated – and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give a thoughtful gift. Not sure what to give? Here are some examples of holiday gift ideas:
Go with the Classics
As previously mentioned, you don’t have to go all out in order to show your appreciation. Giving a simple, classic gift is always a great way to show your employees that you appreciate their hard work and care enough to take the time to give them a gift. A simple holiday-themed thank you card with a handwritten note to each employee is always a great way to say thank you to your employees. If you’re feeling extra generous you could also throw in a gift card – even a $5 Starbucks card will be appreciated.
Fun & Creative Yet Inexpensive Gifts
For those of you who want to show their goofy, fun-loving side with their gifts but don’t want to spend a fortune, you could always go with some fun office toys or gag-gifts. You can usually get these types of gifts at a very low cost and they could help your employees feel more relaxed around you in the future. Try glitter bombs, funny bumper stickers, goofy thank you cards or maybe even some unicorn meat!
Customized Corporate Gifts
Depending on your budget and length of your employee list, you could also go the route of getting a higher quality, personalized gift. Customized gifts can range in price from inexpensive to high-end luxury items so they can work for most budgets. If you’re feeling extra generous, customized luxury items can go a long way in solidifying your relationship with your employees, not to mention improving morale and employee retention. While a high quality, engraved pens or watches may be more appropriate for executives, you can also find more casual customizable items like coffee mugs, key chains, mouse pads or other similar gifts.
At the end of the day, it really comes back to the adage “It’s the thought that counts”. So don’t worry about how much you’re spending, just make sure that you take the time to give a thoughtful gift as it will help kick off the new year with a positive start.
Also, if you’re not the owner, don’t forget about your superiors either. Even if most of your gifts are going to your employees, it never hurts to write a thank card to your superior as well. It could also go a long way to improving your career down the road.