Feeling stuck trying to pick the perfect employee holiday gifts to share? You’re not alone — workplace gift-giving can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to it.
Forget all the do’s and don’ts that are stressing you out and imagine for a minute …
How would Santa choose employee holiday gifts?
Santa delights children around the world year after year, right? He’s a gift-giving authority!
It’s easy to imagine that he would approach workplace gift-giving the same way he does for the millions of children who set out cookies and milk for him, hoping to catch him shimmying down the chimney. (That sneaky Santa — he always manages to fly away on his sleigh before anyone sees him.)
Great employee holiday gifts are key to building a culture of workplace engagement that motivates and retains star employees. Let’s take a closer look at how Santa would go about choosing and sharing these gifts. Be inspired to jumpstart your company’s holiday gift program!
7 Santa-Approved Tips for Better Employee Holiday Gifts
Santa has one gift-giving advantage the rest of us often think we don’t have.
He knows exactly what millions of children really want. But he’s not a mind-reader. He’s just really good at listening and paying attention.
And the same can be true for you! Ultimately only you and your team are able to choose the employee holiday gifts that are right for your company. If you’ve been engaging with your staff all year, you know your employees, your company culture and everyone’s favorite traditions. Use this information to your advantage! And follow Santa’s lead.
So how would Santa choose employee holiday gifts?
1. Choose a gift to delight everyone.
Here’s a quick trick: pick something that’s 1) meaningful and 2) practical. That’s why food makes a great employee gift. It’s meaningful because we associate so much cultural significance with our food and in sharing it. It’s also practical: the holidays are filled with special meals and traditions around food that are shared with family and friends.
Take milk and cookies, for example. They’re meaningful (Santa appreciates the thought!) and practical (he needs a pick-me-up to get through a long night of gift-delivering).
2. Want free personalization.
Remember the thrill of seeing your name on a gift under the tree? Santa loves personalizing gifts and he believes it shouldn’t cost extra, no matter how large your workforce.
3. Include a personal holiday gift note.
The note that accompanies a gift makes it even more meaningful. Expressing gratitude and holiday wishes is essential in the workplace. It’s important to let your employees know how much you value their hard work. And by celebrating the holidays with them, you’re recognizing them as people first, not just employees.
4. Choose a gift that’s easy to buy.
Santa doesn’t have time for gifts that are a hassle. He’s used to delivering millions of gifts in a single night — so efficiency matters to him!
5. Want overnight delivery.
Overnight delivery is what Santa does best and he knows how valuable it is for companies. Santa believes overnight delivery should be an option even if you’re ordering a large volume of gifts.
6. Make sure gifts are easy to deliver.
Gifts that need refrigeration or complex wrapping or expire within a few weeks? No thanks! Santa is all for workplace gift-giving that’s easy for you (and your employees, too).
7. Share gifts in the joy of the season and with gratitude for a great year — with a big smile, a twinkle in his eye and hearty “Thank You.”
Says it all, doesn’t it? Santa delights children the world over because his choice, delivery and presentation of gifts spreads joy. Do the same for your employees!
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You still have time to share holiday gratitude with your exceptional team. Call us at 888-484-1658 or order online; we are happy to help!
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