New Year and Christmas is the season for Gift giving. And companies across the world are stressing out over the ideal ‘New Year gift for employees’. As we, Giftxoxo, know that shopping for people in the office can be a tad bit difficult, we have come up with a list of 10 great gifts that you as an HR or Senior People Manager can gift your employees this New Year.
Before we dive deep into this rich list of new year gift for employees, it’s important to remember that employees play a huge part in a business’s success story. So keeping that in mind, we have created this list where you can show to your employees that they feel appreciated and important. It’s as they say, ‘a special and memorable gift is a great way to show your gratitude.’
Books are always a safe go-to New Year gift for employees. There’s no way you can go wrong with this. All you need to do is send out a form asking people to name one book they want to read this New Year and gift them that book before the end of this year. It’s a surprise that they will remember fondly.
- Chocolates, Cookies, and Assorted Snacks
Who doesn’t love food? And who doesn’t love anything that’s sweet and delicious and perfect munchies for snacks? You can send out customised gift baskets that contain a wide range of assorted cookies, chocolates, and snacks. The best part about these gift baskets is that they can share it with their friends and family. Also, just to throw in a bit of branding, you can add customised ‘Thank You’ cards to each basket.
- Field Trip
Group activities are one of the best ways to ensure that all your employees are working towards a common goal. Only this time, the goal is about having fun and relaxing. This is a perfect opportunity for your employees to rub shoulders with the top execs and not feel awkward. It also helps create a cubicle-free or open-door environment in your office.
- Desk Plants
If your employees feel there’s a lack of greenery or life in their space, there’s nothing more perfect than gifting them small miniature potted desk plants. These little green things will add life and colour to daily work and make your employees feel extra happier. Popular potted desk plants include bonsai trees, lucky bamboo trees, money plant, and cactus.
- Holiday Bonus
This is a rather self-explanatory new year’s gift for employees. If your employees have performed well throughout the year, giving them a bonus is the best way to reward the hours they have put in to achieve targets.
- Gift Cards
These are great ways to show your gratitude while still allowing your employees to pick out whatever they want or like. There are various e-commerce companies and retail stores that deal in gift cards.
- Experience Gifting
While a lot of the above gifts are tangible, this one is different. Experience gifting is the new trend in the market, and we, Giftxoxo, are a pro at it. From gifting your employees a microlight flying experience to a weekend getaway in an exotic place, the choices are plenty. Find out more about why experiences are perfect new year’s gift for employees below.
- Tech Gifts
In an office, that’s filled with millennials, graphic designers, or tech wizards, tech gifts are the best. From power banks to cool laptop sleeves to Bluetooth speakers, the options are far and wide.
- Company Branded Clothing
Everyone loves to flaunt the company they are working for. This New Year gift for employees can have tees, hoodies, windcheaters, and scarves. Let your employees wear your brand on their this New Year.
- Personalised Stationery
People love personalised gifts. Gift your employees personalised stationery that includes notepads, pens, books, stick notes, and badges.
They say infographics are the best way to capture a person’s attention. Having said that, take a look at the infographic below that tells you 8 reasons why experiences make the best gifts be it New Year or every day.
For companies gearing up for New Year, we have created an extensive list of curated experiences that you can gift your employees, business associates, and stakeholders. Do go through the New Year’s Catalogue page and enquire more about gifting ideas for this New Year.
Source: Business Insider, Small Biz Trends, and Business News Weekly.
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