2016 Holiday Gifts for Small Business Employees
The holidays are almost here and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your team. The most appreciated gifts will be thoughtful and personalized. Of course, if you have a large staff, you can give everyone the same gift but you should include a personalized card that shows your gratitude for their dedication.
Here are some gift suggestions that your employees will appreciate.
A gift basket tailored to your employee’s passions is always a great option. Have a coffee lover? How about a basket of Starbucks goodies. Do you know someone on your staff loves to be pampered? A basket packed with spa products like lotions, candles and a soothing eye mask can be a stress free way to say “happy holidays”. Sports fans are an easy one – there are more than enough to choose from for any team.
An everyday staple is always appreciated. A really nice fleece or sweatshirt is an item employees can wear everyday. Personalize it with your company’s logo and it will be perfect to wear in the office. Hats, scarves and socks are smaller items that you can put together with other items to make a nice gift bundle.
Some companies offer annual raises or cash bonuses. If those are tied to performance, they’re not really considered a “gift”. Take a look at your budget. If you have some wiggle room, consider giving your employees a cash gift. Make it personal with a nice card containing a sincere message.
These days, you can just get an American Express Gift Card that can be used almost anywhere in the world. However, for a more personalized touch, consider giving cards that are a good fit for each individual employee. Take a little time to think about your employees likes outside the office to determine what card makes a good gift – movies, restaurants and specific speciality stores are always a good choice.
A lot has been written about the benefits of plants both at home and in the office. Help create a healthy environment buy gifting your employees a live plant. The Bonsai is a creative an cool choice. If you have a worker who enjoys cooking, consider a cute and functional herb garden.
If you have a music lover on your staff, they would probably love a subscription to one of the streaming music services. As a matter of fact, there are a ton of creative subscription services out there. Check out this article from BuzzFeed for great ideas. 31 Subscription Gifts They’ll Love All Year.
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