Who said the twelve days of Christmas were only for your true love? Show your employees some appreciation with any of the gifts on this list. Partridge in a pear tree optional.
A gift card
We’re not talking one size fits all here. Buy gift cards from a variety of businesses and place them in a bowl so employees can choose what they’d like. Be sure all gift cards are in the same amount, of course, so no one feels slighted.
Is there an amazing performing arts venue in your area? Offer your employees a general ticket that they can put towards a show of their choice.
Put some thought into this. Have your managers pick out a mug for each employee, reflective of the employee’s interests and personality, then clear a space in the break room where they can be stored. You’ll no longer have to purchase disposable cups, reducing your company’s carbon footprint.
Exercise has been proven to boost creativity and focus, which leads to better ideas and higher quality work in the office. Gift your employees a gym membership or passes to fitness classes they’ll enjoy and you’ll both reap the rewards.
Plants have been proven to clean the air, thus reducing toxins emitted by your office. Not only that, plants add color, thus cheering up a space. Employees who have views of at least two plants also tend to be more productive and happier.
While standing at your desk may not burn too many extra calories than sitting (eight to be exact), it encourages movement and combats the side effects of prolonged sitting, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and more.
There are different types of standing desks at different price points. By gifting one to your employees, you’re investing in their wellbeing- and may even reduce sick days in the office.
Corporate lunch catering
The gift that literally keeps on giving, hiring a corporate lunch caterer saves employees time and stress by not having to figure out what’s for lunch, and if you choose a health conscious caterer, your employees will be more productive.
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Music Streaming Subscription
Studies have revealed that listening to music improves the efficiency of repetitive work and boosts productivity. Gift your employees an ad-free music streaming subscription, or a set of noise cancelling headphones so they can listen to their own playlists.
Specialty Food Box
Who doesn’t love gift baskets of edible goodies? Assemble a basket of cheese, wine, chocolate, fresh citrus fruits, or anything you think your employees will love.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Aromatherapy has primarily been used for relaxation, but it is also a powerful tool to boost mood and concentration. Smell is the strongest of our senses, and our olfactory bulbs directly connect to the areas of the brain that process emotion and learning.
Boost productivity in your employees by gifting them an essential oil diffuser. Recommended scents include lemon, rosemary, and peppermint. As an added bonus, essential oils contain anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, which can reduce the amount of sick time taken by your employees.
Art Class Pass
Art therapy has been proven to decrease stress and help individuals process complex emotions, and it’s also a great gift to employees! Organize a sip and paint class or partner with a local art studio to offer a class pass to your employees so they can choose which medium they’d like to learn.
Some companies take the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, but if that’s too much for yours, then consider gifting an extra vacation day or two that employees can schedule whenever they’d like during the month of December. This will ease their holiday stress and allow them to focus better at work without the distraction of a long to-do list at home.
Spread the Christmas joy in your office this year through gifts employees will love.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.