Christmas is an excellent time to show appreciation for your employees and how much they add to your company's success. Things such as the number of employees, length of employment and your budget for gifts will influence your selections. Whatever you choose for your company Christmas gift should show your thoughtfulness and still be neutral and have mass appeal.
Surprise your employees with holiday gift baskets dressed up for the holidays, that contain gingerbread cookies, spiced tea, peppermint cocoa, Christmas candy, spicy snacks and gourmet coffee. Other non-food items to include are small frames and books. Add a little humour and show your appreciation by putting in a feather with a note saying, "You are the feather in the company's cap." For something besides a basket, consider containers like small sleighs, holiday-decorated trays and bags. Gift basket companies will personalise the baskets to your specifications, decorate for Christmas and deliver them to the office. Sneak in an added bonus for long-time employees. Health-oriented colleagues would appreciate a fruit-of-the-month club membership.
Foster your company's loyalty and pride by giving gifts branded with your company logo. Polo shirts, sweatshirts and windbreakers with company logos make employees feel a part of the team. Pair insulated coffee mugs with a pound of locally roasted coffee in holiday packaging, along with assorted Christmas goodies. If you are looking to give practical gifts -- computer and cell phone covers tastefully embossed with company logo and employees' names are often a much needed gift. Some other choices are world time desk clocks, pens with built-in paper, executive name plates and bookends.
Gift Cards and Certificates
Gift cards and certificates are appropriate holiday gifts, especially when everyone has such diversified interests and needs. Most stores today offer gift cards in different money denominations. A restaurant gift token for two would be a special gift, allowing employees to enjoy a dinner on you. A gift card to purchase gas for an entire month is a money-saving gift idea. Create some excitement at your Christmas get-together with a lucky dip of gift cards and certificates from local vendors and restaurants. Your employees will enjoy exchanging cards with one another afterwards.
Movies and Sports
Consider movie tickets and sports tickets for holiday gift giving. Put the tickets in a holiday-decorated gift bag with snacks, or include £6 to purchase food at the event. Today sporting event tickets can be very expensive, and this could be a special gift for employees who love a particular sport. For some of your employees who are golf enthusiasts, purchase a prepaid day at a local golf course with lunch.
Instead of a tangible gift look into something different. Free time to busy employees is a rare commodity. Arrange different days for employees to have a paid day to go shopping or take care of holiday errands. A dinner out for the entire office, where each employee can bring a friend or a date is another way to celebrate the season. Christmas is a time to share and give; and a donation to employees' favourite charities would help some needy folks.
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