Great employee Christmas gifts in 3 simple steps

Sep 8, 2021

Giving great employee Christmas gifts is all about knowing what your employees want and need. It's not just about the gift itself, but also how they feel when receiving it. You can't just give any old thing to say thank you or to show appreciation. The right gift will help them feel valued and appreciated for their work - which in turn boosts morale, productivity, loyalty, and trust. A little effort goes a long way with these three simple steps.

Step 1: Know your audience. 

Did you know that over 91% of Human Resource leaders believe that employee recognition, rewards, and gifts make employees more likely to stay in their jobs longer? And that, across the United States, the average cost-per-hire is $4,129 and it takes an average of 42 days to fill a position?  

Across the United States, the average cost-per-hire is $4,129 and it takes an average of 42 days to fill a position. Click To Tweet

It’s clear that making your employees feel recognized and appreciated is essential to your bottom line. Especially now, when it’s harder and harder to find top quality employees – like yours! 


Average increase in productivity when employees feel happy & recognized


Employees who cite recognition and rewards as a top reason to stay with their current employer


Employees who say they feel special knowing their company put in time, money and effort to give them a gift

Business productivity increases by 31% when employees feel happy and recognized. Click To Tweet

The perfect employee holiday gift makes a lasting impact to help you: 

  • Create & nurture a culture of happy and productive employees, 
  • Bring together a dispersed workforce to help them feel like part of the team, and 
  • Reward loyal employees for longevity. 
72% of employees feel special knowing you put in time, money and effort to give them gifts. Click To Tweet

You might be asking, “What kind of gifts can I give to achieve all of these things?”  

Step 2: Choose great gifts.  

How do you choose great employee Christmas gifts that keep your team engaged, productive, and happy to stay with your company? 

Gifts that feel like a cheap afterthought can backfire on you, making people feel LESS appreciated, not more. Try to find something that is both valuable and usable for your employees because those are the best types of employee gifts. That way they know just how much you appreciate all they do! 

Your gift choice is also a great way to reinforce your company culture. Are you an outdoorsy brand? A great camp chair, backpack, and multi-tool could be the way to go. Is "eco-friendly" one of your top brand values? Focus on sustainable products. Do you have a distributed workforce? Look for ways to enhance teamwork - a ring light/microphone kit for online meetings, cozy company shirts, personalized gifts to make people feel connected. 

You might be wondering, “How do I find these great gifts AND get them all packaged and delivered?”  

Step 3: Package and deliver to give employees an impactful holiday gift experience.

You’ve put in the effort to know your audience and choose great employee gifts. Now comes the part most employers dread – packaging and delivering those gifts in a way that doesn’t cost you a fortune or leave you stuck in a conference room for three days, cross-checking lists, sorting gifts, and wrapping packages. 

Retail-inspired gifts are the top trend in both customer and employee giving. Quality packaging creates a great unboxing experience that makes any gift feel special, and it isn’t as costly as you might think. Packaging options that give a high-end feel: high-quality boxes (stock or custom-printed), tissue or crinkle paper in your brand colors, personalized cards, and kits that include 2-3 themed gifts packaged together.  

Our final tip: Hire an expert.

Let's be honest - you'd rather spend time with your employees than wrap gifts. Make it easy on yourself and hire expert help. SOLV can take care of all the details for you, from picking out the perfect gifts to shipping and delivering them. We're well known for our creative gift solutions - some say the best around! You can focus on what you do best (running your business) while we take care of gifting.  

Schedule a quick call today to find out how we can make your life easier and show your employees you care! 

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