Some of us are gifted gift givers; we love shopping and finding just the right gift for each person on our list. Others are gift challenged. The mall is a frightening place and one to be avoided if at all possible. Today’s blog post is for the latter category, for those folks who consider themselves successful if they only forget one or two people on their list. This is for those who when told they should give gifts to their employees break out in a cold sweat.
Of course, dedicated and earnest employees are the backbone of a company. It is vital to acknowledge the importance of their hard work and you sincerely want to express your gratitude. But what to get them to show your appreciation?
Here are some ideas:
-Apparel with the company name and logo printed on them.
-Generic office gifts such as pen sets, briefcases, office stationery
items, pen stands, with or without the company logo.
-Food items- chocolate, wine, candy boxes, gift baskets, even a ham!
-Gift cards to a restaurant.
-Visa card to be used as they see fit.
-A bonus check.
Or what about a group gift like:
-A company party or family picnic. Time spent together socially builds morale.
-A huge basket of bagels, croissants, muffins, jellies and jams. This is a charming way to get everyone together for a coffee break before the holidays.
-Lunch brought in for employees- whether simple or extravagant just depends on your budget.
-Take your employees out to lunch or dinner.
An alternative charity related idea:
-Rather than giving gifts to your employees, give gifts in their name. For example, Heifer International offers gifts of chickens, goats, and cows given directly to those in need in poverty stricken nations.
-Organize a shopping trip to buy gifts for those in need. Perhaps Crime Survivors
And if all else fails,
check out this gift idea on Mighty Goods
Marshmallow Shooter – This gun holds 20 mini marshmallows for rapid-fire up to 30 feet. Could be the most fun gift you have ever given!
Ready, set, GO Shopping!