No matter what industry you work in, this year has been exceptionally tough on all employers and employees. Whether your employees are keyworkers, have adapted to working from home, or have been furloughed, you can show them you care this Christmas with these employee gift ideas.
Gift vouchers are one of the most popular ways to say thank you, and when paired with a handwritten card will be much appreciated. Choose vouchers that can be used in a variety of stores, and this will ensure you’re appealing to most people on your team. The handwritten card is a must and shows that you put some thought into the gift. Sometimes just receiving some recognition of the hard-work they’ve done can be enough.
Pay for a night in
Since lockdown most of us have only left the sofa to go to the fridge, so why not treat your employees to a take-away on you. Set the price limit per household and invite your employees to order from their favourite takeaway. With Christmas Eve falling on a Thursday, you can take the stress out of preparing a meal before Christmas Day. It’s the perfect way to show you care!
Host a virtual quiz
This year is difficult for employee gift ideas. We may never want to play another virtual quiz again, but in lieu of any Christmas parties this year, it’s our only option for a social gathering with colleagues. It won’t be the same as a big get-together, but you can dish out prizes for winners, and you can even host a mini-awards ceremony.
Prizes can be anything from boxes of chocolates to vouchers, bonuses to extra time off. The only limit is your imagination.
A membership to a wholesaler like Costco could save your employees an enormous amount of money on bulk household items. While it may not scream Christmas; throughout the year this could be a thoughtful – and useful gift to have, especially during these uncertain times.
Extra time off
Why not give the gift of time to your employees. If this year has taught us anything it’s that time with loved ones is precious. Give your employees an extra day off or two this festive season. With the average holiday entitlement set at 28 days including Bank Holidays, they’ll be thrilled with an extra day to spend with family.
An oldie but a goodie. Presenting your employees with personalised chocolates is sure to bring some festive cheer. Whether you choose to add their name, the name of the company, or a message of season’s greetings, personalised chocolates are universally loved employee gift ideas.