Whether you’re throwing a company party for thousands of employees, or just handing out gifts at the office to your staff of three, the holidays are a great time to show your employees your appreciation for all the hard work they put in this year. Instead of sticking impersonal cash in an envelope, give your employees custom printed gifts that will match their individual personalities and tastes. Just a little personal touch goes a long way to making employees feel like their contribution to your business matters.
Gifts From the Christmas Kitchen
Kitchen accessories and food prep aids are great employee gifts this time of year, especially for your employees who love to cook. A holiday cookbook can be paired with some custom printed cookie cutters, or colorful spatulas. For an especially personalized touch, bake up one of the recipes inside, and give the finished product as part of your gift. Holiday spice sets with custom printed labels, reusable food storage containers, and cute countertop canister sets are all easily customizable gifts that will be a hit with kitchen aficionados.
A Long Winter’s Nap
Your employees are probably looking to snuggle up on the couch with a good book or movie when they’ve finished a day’s work this season. Make their off-hours more comfortable with embroidered or screen printed gifts. Wool socks are a unique alternative to beanies or scarves, and will get a lot of use. Hoodies and jackets are always appreciated, and will give your business additional exposure out in the community. Fleece throw blankets are inexpensive, and are always a favorite item among recipients. Family gift packs that include a favorite movie classic, popcorn, a blanket and a deck of cards are the type of gift the whole family will enjoy.
Hot Ticket Items
Just about any gift can be printed with your logo and/or message, so you can get creative with your holiday swag. To really show your employees that you appreciate all of their hard work, choose gifts that are on the “hot items” list this season. Candle warmers with holiday scented inserts can be used in the office and at home to add some Christmas spirit. Electronic gifts ranging in price from simple mp3 players to full sized tablets are among the most desired items this year. Gift cards give a personalized feel to cash gifts. Starbucks, iTunes, and Target are at the top of the list of most wanted gift cards.