When it comes to holiday employee gifts, a study released this month found gift certificates and food are the popular choices in the workplace for 2017.
Employee gifts in general are on the uptick as a retention strategy in a tight labor market, according to the nationwide ASI Corporate Gift Giving Study.
Customization and personalization also “continue to be major factors in gift choices,” the study found.
Employees want practical gifts they can use, like food and gift cards, and appreciate a gift that has a personalized message.
gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude for popular food items, like a Thanksgiving turkey or holiday ham, come with free customizable, personalized Enclosure Cards in dozens of designs, as well as free cookbooks.
gThankYou Gift Certificates are redeemable at virtually all major groceries nationwide, adding to their convenience and practicality.
At the heart of it, your company’s holiday employee gifts should express appreciation and build relationships.
“The majority of companies reported that expressing appreciation is the primary goal of giving gifts … closely followed by relationship development,” the ASI study concluded.
Employees want to feel valued and personally thanked — and nothing says “Thank You” at the holidays like a meaningful gift certificate for food. It’s easy to redeem, when and where the recipient wants, and it’s accompanied by a heartfelt message of gratitude. gThankYou Gift Certificates are holiday employee gifts that the whole family can enjoy!
5 Holiday Employee Gifts to Please Everyone on Staff
Here are our picks of the best gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude to share as holiday employee gifts this season. Be sure to share them with one of our FREE gift Enclosure Cards or better yet, with a holiday letter of gratitude from management.
1. A Thanksgiving Turkey Gift
Sharing a Thanksgiving turkey is a popular workplace gift tradition going back generations. A turkey is a thoughtful, uniquely American gift that’s an iconic symbol of gratitude and can be enjoyed together with family and friends. Download our free guide “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays” to find out why turkey gifts are a good business decision.
gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are good for any brand of whole turkey and for any size and preparation, including fresh, frozen, heritage breed, cooked, smoked, free-range and more. Your recipients get to choose.
2. A Christmas Ham Gift
Ham is the perfect choice for Christmas!
Why ham? Ham brings people together. And when you share a ham gift with your colleagues and employees, you’re giving more than ham. You’re sharing a symbol of the gratitude and joy people associate with the holidays and with celebrating with family and friends over delicious food.
As with our Turkey Gift Certificate, gThankYou! Ham Gift Certificates are redeemable for any brand of whole or half ham at virtually all major U.S. grocery store chains. Your recipients get to pick the preparation of ham they want — fresh, cooked, smoked, organic, dry or wet cured and more. It’s all their choice!
3. A Turkey Or Ham Gift for the Holidays
Let recipients decide: turkey or ham. With a gThankYou! Turkey or Ham Gift Certificates, you’re giving an extra gift of choice! Your recipients have the flexibility to pick turkey or ham, in the brand they trust, and even in the preparation that’s right for their family.
And, all gThankYou Holiday Gift Certificates can be used through the end of April of the following year.
4. A Healthy Treat – The Gift of Fruit and Vegetables!
Fruits and Vegetables Gift Certificates make great holiday-time awards for your company wellness program. It shows appreciation and encourages balanced eating choices over the holidays.
gThankYou! Fruits and Vegetables Gift Certificates are good for any brand, variety or preparation of fruits and vegetables, including fresh, frozen, canned, even cooked.
Bundle with Turkey Gift Certificates or Turkey or Ham Gift Certificates to give the whole holiday feast!
5. A Gift of Pie – A Treat Everyone Enjoys Holiday-time or Anytime
Let your recipients choose their favorite holiday dessert to share with family and friends — pumpkin, pecan, apple, banana cream, even cheesecake.
gThankYou! Pie Gift Certificates are good for any brand of pie, cake, cheesecake or similar items, fresh from the bakery section or frozen.
Share them as spot recognition gifts during the holiday season, as an add-on to a Turkey or Turkey or Ham Gift Certificate, or as “Thank You” gifts for temporary seasonal workers. A Pie Gift Certificate is a sweet way to share a meaningful treat everyone appreciates and enjoys!
Want to learn more about gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and how they work? Download our two-page PDF “Guide to America’s Favorite Employee Gift Certificate” to share with your team.
FREE eBook: Write the Perfect Holiday ‘Thank You’ Message
Learn how to express holiday appreciation to staff with our free guide on writing the perfect employee Thank You letter.
If you’re out of practice, writing Thank You notes — especially in a work setting — can seem challenging. But you’re not alone. Far from it!
The workplace is the last place gratitude gets expressed. We all need to feel appreciated — but, surprisingly, it’s rare in most American workplaces today.
This holiday season, do your part to change that statistic. Our eBook guides you through the process of writing a memorable holiday message to staff.
- The business case for sharing a holiday “Thank You”
- Real-life examples of memorable holiday letters from bosses in a variety of industries.
- Best practices for thanking employees and ideas for brainstorming your own unique approach.
- Tips on how to share your letter.
Why wait? Download your free copy now!
About gThankYou, LLC
Turkey Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou are two of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any brand (Turkey or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any grocery store in the U.S. Find out more: gThankYou Gift Certificates.
gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime. gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Enclosure Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.
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