You couldn’t run your business without your employees. It’s important to show your employees how much they’re appreciated – especially at the holidays. Great corporate gifts are a wonderful way to do just that this holiday season. Memorable corporate gifts are even better. We’ve put together a list of corporate gifts to give you some ideas for this special time of year.
It’s important to show your employees they are appreciated because it boosts moral, retention, productivity … and it’s just a nice thing to do for your valued employees!
Giving gifts is a form of recognition. It lets employees know that they are valued. The best corporate gifts are promotional items that say, “Thank you for all you do.”
A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way
Some managers say their employees are just doing their job. Why should they be recognized and rewarded for doing what’s expected of them?
Many organizations offer minimal recognition. Employees can become dissatisfied at their jobs because they don’t feel that they are appreciated or valued for what they do, especially when they go above and beyond.
Recognition is nice, but it’s also motivating for employees when they feel appreciated.
Gratitude goes a long way. It strengthens your relationship with employees. Corporate gifts also increase:
- Employee satisfaction
It’s the Thought that Counts: Tips for Your Gifting Approach
Make it personal
Personalizing corporate gifts makes it feel genuine. It shows that you care about that person individually – they’re not just a number!
Consider adding perhaps a group picture of the employees, or employees in your division if you’re part of a larger company. Write a personal note and be specific in your card. Depending on the gift, add the company logo and the employee’s name.
Employees will be able to tell the amount of thought you put into it.
Practical doesn’t mean boring
Ask yourself if the gift is something your employee would use. You want your employees to enjoy the gift and remember year round that they are appreciated.
Think about the gift as a whole package and ask yourself if it’s sending your intended message. Would you feel appreciated and warm and fuzzy if you received the gift?
Great corporate gift ideas:
- Tote bags
- Water bottles
- Coffee mugs and Tumblers
- Stress balls
- Ask your employees’ charity of choice
- Give a gift related to your company
- Sports items
- Mouse pads
Kristin & Company Candles
Personalize your hand-poured candles! Kristin & Company allows you to customize candles with your business’s logo or have our artists design something for you that represents your business. Candles are shipped within 1-2 weeks.
Umbrellas make great corporate gifts. Often unintentionally left places, providing an umbrella to have on hand makes rainy days a little brighter when you don’t get drenched!
Tote bags have countless uses, whether going to the beach, attending a community meeting, or even bringing work home with them!
Everyone loves a free T-shirt and people actually wear them. Unless you’re printing something offensive, you really can’t go wrong.
Most people don’t drink enough water each day. Whether it’s the recommended eight glasses, or another amount you try to follow from your favorite study, hydration is important for well-being at the workplace as well as at home.
Writing utensils are a part of our everyday lives. We always need them, so why not give them as a gift?
Another practical item for everyday use. Even if your employees already own coasters, they’ll thank you after hosting a party with relatives who usually don’t follow coaster rules, but used them since the coasters didn’t leave enough space on the fine oak to set down a glass!
Coffee mugs and Tumblers
Keep your workers caffeinated and productive! Or, if they prefer tea rather than coffee, it can help keep them calm. Also beneficial!
You know the work you assign your employees can be stressful. Show some empathy and give them a means to deal with the stress of the job.
And the survey says …
Survey your employees to see what they’d like. After all, why not just ask?! You could even create a suggestion box.
The gift that gives back
Ask your employees what their favorite charity is and make a donation!
Give a gift related to your company
For example, if you’re a brewery, how awesome would it be to send your employees on a trip to see some of the old breweries in Belgium, Ireland, and Germany? Not only would your employees appreciate it, it would make them better at their job too!
More corporate gift ideas
Clothing is always useful. Consider jackets, large and tall garments (a type of personalization!), and hoodies if you have a more relaxed office culture. Sports items are a popular choice. Key chains, clocks, and mouse pads are always useful too.
Corporate Gifts, In Summary
Be creative and have fun with it! Show your employees that you’re not just shopping out of a feeling of obligation. Show a little love this holiday season!
Decorate Your Apparel
One way to make corporate gifts personal is decoration customized to your employees.
At T.R. McTaggart, we offer screen printing, dye sublimation, laser etching, and embroidery to personalize your clothing. Consider embroidering each employees name on a sweatshirt. Nothing says “personal” more than a person’s name.
Perhaps you could make T-shirts that commemorate the office party. For example, you could print a wreath with your company’s name in the middle and “Christmas Party 2017.” It’s okay if it’s cheesy; employees just want to be reminded of happy memories. (Though, the nicer you make it, the higher the likelihood they’ll wear your branded gift around town, rather than as PJ’s only to be seen by the family!)
Have fun with corporate gifts. Make it from the heart and your employees are sure to appreciate your efforts this holiday season.
Who provides a wide assortment of memorable corporate gifts? T.R. McTaggart!
Our expertise is in providing corporate gifts that are sure to let your employees know they are appreciated. Call T.R, McTaggart today at (800) 433-0983 or Contact Us for great corporate gifts this holiday season!