The holiday season is here. It’s no question that company holiday gifts are an effective way to share gratitude and cheer. When it comes to positive brand interactions, almost two-thirds of consumers say unexpected gifts are important. And according to a study on holiday gift-giving in the workplace, 94% of employees feel valued when they receive holiday gifts from their employer.
While you’re making your list and checking it twice, we’re here to help you find professional gift ideas your employees and clients are sure to love.
Branded apparel for the whole team
No, we’re not talking the basic T-shirt. Level up your gift-giving with gear your clients or team members would never expect. Winter is coming. What better way to show gratitude and appreciation than with top-quality cold weather apparel. Whether you opt for a soft-shell jacket, fleece vest or a basic winter beanie, your crew will feel the love knowing your brand will keep them warm as the cold sets in. Take this gift up a notch by including a pair of ski lift tickets or passes for another favourite winter activity, like snowshoeing.
Holiday treats that’ll please team savory and team sweet
In a 2018 survey, 28% of employees said they like to receive chocolates from their employer during the holiday season. A nice bottle of wine or a box of chocolates are sure to be appreciated by just about anyone—whether they enjoy it with friends and family or keep it for themselves. Sweet treats aren’t the only way to celebrate this special time of year. Charcuterie boards are a hot gift idea and are sure to make an appearance at holiday gatherings. Send your clients a cheese board along with their favourite cheeses and meats for everyone in the office to enjoy.
When it comes to choosing the yearly corporate holiday gift, you won’t go wrong with tech items. If your team is working from home, quality headphones may be an item at the very top of their holiday list. Tech kits, complete with a power bank and charging cables, are great for employees who commute or work in the field. And for those who bounce between the office and home, a quality laptop backpack is the perfect gift to help them tote their work gear everywhere they need it.
Everyday drinkware they’ll appreciate
When the holidays are over and the spirited energy wears off, your employees and clients will be extra thankful for the drinkware you gifted them over the season. Whether it’s a unique customized mug or tumbler—or both—this company holiday gift will have your clients and team members feeling grateful. Make a great gift even better by including an invite to enjoy a virtual cup of joe and some coffee cake.
No matter what you gift employees or clients, it’s the thought that counts. They’ll feel valued knowing your company holiday gift was chosen with appreciation for them in mind.