The holiday season is, without doubt, the best gift-giving time of year. The mood is cheerful all around, and a gift serves to amplify the jolliness.
While gifting family and close friends is a natural choice for most people because you already know what they like – maybe they even hinted at what gift they would like to receive this year – it may not be the same with clients and employees.
You want to give them something that will delight them and make them marvel at how much effort and thought you put into picking the gift.
They’ll probably receive more than their fair share of cookies, chocolates, pies, and cake from family, so why not make it extra special by getting them gifts they’ll use a lot in the coming year? We have some brilliant ideas.
1. A Cool Headset
We don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy spending time on their smartphone. If they exist, they’re the minority, and your employees are probably not among the number. Why not surprise them with a funky set of headphones?
Carol Lindquist, who said on her blog which you can read if you click here: “You can be sure you they’ll be silently grateful every time they plug in their headsets and disappear into their world.”
Who knows? You may inspire them to take up jogging once again or be more consistent in gym attendance. And when they’re healthier and more productive, it’s good for the business.
2. Remind them How Important It is to Stay Healthy All-Round, with Pajamas
No less. Sound far-fetched? In 2014, at a time when every practical gift that could be given in a corporate setting had been given, Ariana, over at Huffington Post, had the bright idea to get everyone in the company a pair of pajamas.
The inspiration behind the pajamas was to remind her employees a mantra she lives by That they had to sleep their way to the top. It was the only way to stay refreshed day after day and conquer at the workplace.
Getting adequate sleep. That is. Try it at your workplace with matching, branded PJs. You can match the colors by the department and add a cheesy slogan for added fun.
3. Good Ol’ Fruit Basket
Have you noticed how lots of stuff from the golden old days are making a comeback with added sass and style?
That’s your motivation to grab a fruit basket for each of your employees and doll it up. Do it if you have the time, although you could pay to have the baskets filled and delivered. Throw in a card urging them to pick a fruit a day for health.
Sometimes, it is the simple things that make all the difference. And don’t they say old is gold?
4. Similar to #3 But Make It Healthy Snacks
Many of us are increasingly conscious of what we eat. Assume your clients do too and pay a three-month subscription for healthy snacks for them. Or make it a one-time delivery over the holidays. Whatever you can afford.
There are plenty of companies that offer this kind of service. Find one whose values will impress your clients. It’s quite a way to make an impression.
5. A Fitness Gadget
Fitness gadgets are some of the most cooling smart devices ever developed. Buying your employees Fitbit will inspire them to stay on top of their wellness habits.
It’s a handy reminder for them to keep exercising, eat clean, and sleep more. Through it, they can have entire aspects of their lives coordinated.
With each employee owning one of these, it becomes easy to incorporate healthy living into your company values.
6. Give them Live Plants
The Journal of Environmental Psychology once published a study that showed having plants at the workplace increased focus levels for workers and kept them energized.
You know what that means – more productivity. So get shopping for some plants.
7. Health Club Membership
Take advantage of health clubs that give group/corporate memberships, which are highly discounted, to gift your employees with annual membership.
Some employees may be saving up for such membership, and this will be a welcome gift.
In turn, it may reawaken their commitment to work.
8. Get a Health-Inspired Gift Set
A good example is Matcha green tea supplement.
Going out of your way to buy your employees something that will promote their overall wellness shows them you care about them.
9. Meditation Classes
Paid-for meditation classes are the perfect way to combat holiday busyness.
It’ll get your employees de-stressed and rejuvenated in time for the New Year.