Wishing your employees a Mery Christmas


Managers: It’s Your Time to Shine!

Employee Christmas gifts are the perfect way to share end-of-year gratitude and strengthen manager-employee relationships. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report, “the manager is the linchpin of engagement. Seventy percent of team engagement is attributable to the manager.”

This holiday season, managers should feel empowered to celebrate their team’s hard work, even if it’s a small gesture. It’s important to remember: giving employee Christmas gifts and notes of gratitude is not a one-time transaction. It’s an opportunity to build and strengthen relationships. Encourage all managers in your workplace to take advantage of this communication opportunity!

At gThankYou, we pride ourselves as a manager’s BFF, helping you simply give thoughtful appreciation gifts.

Gift-Giving is Good For Everyone!

Scientific research demonstrates that giving gifts is good for us in several ways:

1. Activates the brain’s reward system

Studies have shown that gift-giving triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure, motivation, and reward. This creates a “warm glow” effect, leading to positive emotions and feelings of happiness. Research led by Sonja Lyubomirsky found that spending money on others, compared to spending it on oneself, resulted in greater and longer-lasting happiness.

2. Strengthens social bonds

Giving gifts fosters a sense of connection and belonging, which are essential for our well-being. Research suggests that experiential gifts, such as shared activities or trips, are even more effective in strengthening relationships than material gifts. The act of giving demonstrates care and appreciation, which can deepen existing bonds and create new ones.

3. Reduces stress and anxiety

Studies have shown that engaging in acts of kindness, like giving gifts, can lower cortisol levels, the stress hormone. Shifting focus from oneself to others can offer a break from personal worries and anxieties, promoting relaxation and mental well-being.

4. Improves physical health

Research suggests that giving can boost the immune system and promote faster recovery from illness. The happiness and positive emotions associated with giving can have cascading effects on overall health and longevity.

Here’s the Scoop

gThankYou Gift Certificates for popular items like Turkey, Ham, or Groceries are a perfect choice for your employee Christmas gifts this year. It’s a practical, convenient and appreciated way to celebrate the season and your employees during the holidays.

All gThankYou Gift Certificates can be redeemed at major grocery stores nationwide, at the time that’s right for your recipients, for any brand of the product specified. Orders ship same day so you can have your gifts as soon as possible. Plus, you won’t need to worry about finding Christmas cards to accompany your gifts at the last-minute. All gThankYou Gift Certificates come with customized, personalized gift Gratitude Cards — free.

Christmas gifts for employees, accompanied by a heartfelt note of thanks, sends the right message to employees — that you value your relationship with them and are pleased they are on your team. They’ll start off the new year feeling supported and appreciated.

What better time to share your gratitude than the holiday season? It closes out the year on a high note and sets the tone for the coming New Year.

Make Employee Appreciation a Priority

We all know that once-a-year recognition is a thing of the past. Employees expect more and will leave a workplace if they don’t feel their hard work and contributions are valued. Savvy leaders are investing in year-round ways to recognize and appreciate their workforce.

Learn insights and practical suggestions from employee recognition leaders in gThankYou’s Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide and be inspired to re-energize your employee recognition efforts for the new year. Download and jump in. Your workplace will thank you!

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How gThankYou Certificates Work

Step 1

Order Certificates

Choose the gThankYou Certificates you want and order them online or by telephone.

Step 2

Ship directly to your business

Your order is delivered by UPS. Nearly all orders ship the day received. Overnight shipping is available.

Step 3

Distribute to your employees

Personalize your gThankYou Certificates with Giver name or logo (both optional) and give them to employees.

Step 4

Redeem at any grocery store

Recipients redeem Certificates at major U.S. grocery stores and select the items they want.