It’s coming up to the end of the year.
And the days are only getting faster from here. It can be easy to put staff gifts at the bottom of your list, but we are here to streamline your decision-making progress this year. The last few years have been a whirlwind of change on a global scale. Inflation has been hiking up costs everywhere, rents have been rising, and stresses have been high for many.
One thing that remains as important as ever in these times is gift-giving. No matter what happens – the art of gift-giving remains core to the Christmas period, and besides my mums’ pavlova, it might be the best part!
So what Christmas gifts do you get for staff? First, let’s identify your “why” and your “who”.
Showing your employees appreciation and expressing gratitude consistently and sincerely is vital to the health of a business. Gratitude goes a long way, and studies have shown that within a workplace, it increases performance, physical and mental well-being and boosts productivity and engagement!
A gift-giving culture helps build a workplace and strengthen its relationships. End-of-year gifts say “Thank you”, and they also say “I appreciate you”. Some of the best and most underused words!
Corporate Christmas gifts can either be an afterthought or an impactful and resounding THANK YOU. Let’s make it the latter!
Obviously, the ‘Who’ is your employees – so we have gotten that far! But who are your employees, and what makes them tick? Identifying trends and pinpointing the interests of your staff can help you choose the right gift!
The past year has seen a massive shift in trends and interests. Instagram has been full of self-care ideas, meditation, and relaxation videos following the years of pandemic madness. We have seen our colleagues who got takeaway lunch daily become master chefs, whipping up Crème Brûlée and nurturing their sourdough starters. The inner artists have emerged, with newfound interests and creativity pouring out of them.
The people we buy gifts for have hunkered down on what is important to them. We have returned to the basics of pleasure, joy and slowing down. Gone is the time when a branded pen and chocolate were sufficed (although I’m not knocking a branded pen – still one of the most used promo items!) Priorities have evolved, and promos – as always – are right there evolving with them.
So, you know the ‘why,’ and you know the ‘who.’ Let us help you with ‘The What?’
Eco-friendly products are in!
And the environment thanks us. Gifting your staff minimal Eco-friendly gifts is not only a great end of the year – ‘thank you’ but a kind gesture to nature. It is also a great way to incorporate environmentalism into your company’s culture.
Sleek bamboo is a gorgeous, durable material that pairs quality with classiness. A bamboo lunchbox, a drink bottle with stainless steel inner, or a magnificent bamboo cheeseboard are some of our top picks utilising the on-trend bamboo. Our wheat fibre products combine recycled materials and incredible design; check out our favourite stackable, eco-friendly lunchbox or our wheat-fibre power bank for on-the-go charge.
For the Inner Yogi.
Gifts that energise and prompt self-care are the way to go – it’s a great way to tell your staff you value mental health and honour the importance of taking time out for themselves. A branded yoga mat or a sleek tea strainer bottle are quality gifts that will be used repeatedly. Another option is a branded home humidifier or a soft, flickering, linen-scented candle that sets the scene for quality downtime.
Gifts that Spark Collaboration.
Create fun, action and collaboration with gifts that are outside the box. The vintage badminton set is an attractive and fun throwback. Or add a flying frisbee to the mix for some chaotic office fun. Considering how the gift can spark joy and be hands-on is an excellent direction to head in and a way to build morale.
Everyone needs Quality Tech Items.
And it is one of our most used products day-to-day. A wireless charger can sit on a desk at work or home. A Bluetooth speaker is carried between a home work-out space, work and a dinner with friends. Our selection of tech items is modern, functional and easy on the eye.
And let’s not forget Sweets!
A delicious add-on to every gift – and the first thing to be torn open. Gold foiled chocolate stars, a large Toblerone package with your logo, chocolate-coated coffee beans or raspberries. We can help you find the perfect branded snack to make your gift pack a punch full of flavour.
The countdown is on, and before we know it, Mariah Careys ‘All I Want for Christmas – Is you’ will start drifting out of someone’s office cubicle.
Gift-giving can be stressful and overwhelming, especially corporate Christmas gifts, so let us help you. We handle everything from the ideas stage to the branding, packaging and posting. We have selected the best corporate Christmas ideas, so you don’t have to.
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