Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in October 2018 and has since been updated to incorporate the latest data on corporate holiday parties.
Corporate holiday party favor ideas
- Gifts that warm staff inside and out
- Picture frames and team photos
- Presents to help them toast the coming year
As the holiday season arrives, so do all the festive foods, fun decorations, corporate holiday party favors and merry celebrations. And while a 4imprint study showed that 80 percent of businesses were planning to host a holiday party in 2018, only 23% of organizations held a virtual holiday gathering in 2020. Yet, many organizations are planning some sort of holiday gathering in 2021, both as a way to thank employees for their flexibility and hard work at the height of the pandemic and as a way to build camaraderie.
As they plan their parties, they’re also finding ways to ensure everyone’s safety, including:
- Creating hybrid holiday parties: Hosting a mix of in-person and virtual gatherings that allow everyone to participate.
- Hosting multiple smaller gatherings: Holding three parties of 50 employees instead of one larger party.
- Making catering changes: Instead of passing out hors d’oeuvres on trays or serving food buffet style, serving everyone individually to cut down on cross-contamination.
With branded party favors making an appearance at many of those gatherings—1 in 4 businesses use promotional products as party favors—we’ve put together a list of fun company party favor ideas that will remind partygoers of your gathering for years to come whether you present them in-person or send them to your virtual staff members.
Ornaments are practical, budget-conscious corporate holiday party favors. With so many styles and colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one that makes their tree and your brand shine.
The Satin Flat Ornament beautifully adorns any tree. Shatterproof construction helps ensure your brand hangs around awhile. The Sun Catcher Ornament – Hanukkah can be hung on a tree or window for a vibrant display.
The Seeded Paper Ornament – Star can be used as an ornament, or you can attach it to a gift bag as a greeting tag. This gift keeps on giving—plant it in the spring, and it sprouts beautiful wildflowers.
Gifts that warm staff inside and out
The holidays and winter chill go hand in hand. Bring warmth with your brand by giving partygoers a Payson Mini Tote stuffed with ways to help keep the cold at bay.
The Individual Hot Chocolate On A Spoon is a decadent way to enjoy a soothing, comforting cup of hot cocoa.
The winter chill is no match for this Twill Patch Scarf, while Touch Screen Gloves allow them to use their device without exposing fingers to the cold.
On those extra-cold days, the Reusable Hand Warmer – Heart comes to the rescue. They’ll love this item for outdoor sporting events or winter hikes.
Picture frames and team photos
In 2020 alone, people took an estimated 1.4 trillion digital photos. Yet, very few of those pictures were printed.
Take candid photos at your holiday gathering. Then print those memories for attendees and place them in a Curved Wood Color Pop Frame or Wood Frame. Or send team members home with a photo of their department.
Presents to help team members toast the new year
Since 4imprint’s research shows that 89% of company holiday parties take place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there’s a good chance your guests will be partaking in multiple celebrations.
They’ll put a Canvas Wine Tote, complete with a Vacuum Wine Tumbler or two, to good use. As a bonus, the tumblers can handle a cold or hot beverage, making them as useful for morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate as they are for wine.
Slip a Wine Stopper with Opener in the pocket of the tote as the finishing touch to your branded party favor.
Corporate holiday party favors make happy memories last
As people leave your event, send them off with a branded party favor to remind them of the food, fun and festivity. Happy memories will be the greatest gift of all.