The best Christmas gifts for employees are useful items that express your gratitude and make a lasting impression.
It’s important to acknowledge and reward team members who help keep your company afloat. The Christmas season is the perfect time to let them know how important they are to the future of your business.
What are good employee gifts?
Christmas gifts for employees should be practical and durable. The majority of today’s workforce are millennials who don’t like knick-knacks that sit on a shelf and collect dust. Give them something useful.
Holiday gifts printed with your company logo are the perfect solution for CEOs on a budget. Customized employee gifts can be purchased in bulk to save a significant amount of money. You might even have some leftover cash to cater a Christmas dinner for the gang!
Personalized presents for employees are the gifts that keep on giving. Think about it. Your logo will get exposure everywhere your employees take the customized items. Staff members will feel appreciated and you’ll receive long-term branding. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Employee gift ideas for the holidays
Custom ceramic mugs continue to be one of the most popular Christmas gifts for employees. With nearly 65 percent of Americans drinking coffee each day, these are sure to be a big hit. Our bestselling 11 oz. ceramic mugs cost about $2 each for 12 items. My personal favorite is the 13 oz. Ceramic Campfire Mug.
This is a unique employee gift idea that enhances most smartphones. Personalized cellphone ring stands easily attach to the backside of phones so you can hold them or prop them up on desks for hands-free convenience. Your company logo will steal the show when its laser-engraved on the gold stands. Order 100 for less than $3 each.
Customized water bottles make great gifts on their own or combined with gym memberships or other health-related gifts. Think of all the free publicity you’ll get when your business logo is seen at fitness centers, running events or on vacation. So many styles, lid options and colors to choose! My favorite is the 26 oz. Tritan Shine Water Bottle. Our bestselling 20 oz. Colored Plastic Sports and Bike Bottle is less than $1.50 each for 100.
Promotional tape measures are handy tools to use at home, work or anywhere you go! Their usefulness and pocket-size convenience make them one of our top employee gift ideas. Most custom tape measurers offer large imprint areas for your company name and tagline. My all-time favorite is the Mini Tape Measure Carabiner because it is easy to carry and store. Our budget-friendly Translucent Mini Locking Tape Measure is less than $4 each for an order of 100.
Tip: Learn how to use and read a tape measure here.
Keychains have certainly evolved! These affordable gifts for employees can hold keys, open bottles, scratch lottery tickets, light up and even carry your golf tees! Our bestselling Handy Bottle Opener Key Rings cost just over $1 each for 100 with free delivery.
These custom Daily Notebooks will help your staff stay organized at home or while working on personal projects and goals. Their compact design makes it easy to slide them into a purse or laptop bag. Each has a matching bookmark and strap with a tough PVC cover for protection. Select from more than 10 great colors. Cost is less than $4 each for 100.
Your employees won’t have any trouble putting a custom cotton tote bag to use! This gift is perfect for office staff, production associates and everyone else on your list. It’s an environmentally friendly gift idea with options such as extra pockets, standard handles or drawstrings in many colors and sizes. The Gusset Cotton Tote is a hot pick at less than $4 each for an order of 100.
Should a boss give employees Christmas gifts?
I’ve never worked for a company that didn’t give their employees something — a nice meal, gift cards or some type of bonus at Christmas time. The holidays are a good time to acknowledge the people you count on every day. But just like families, companies have budgets to follow and certain factors can make it difficult to finance those extras.
Ordering customized Christmas gifts for employees is more than just a good financial move. It is a marketing strategy that pays you back. Those high-quality mugs, keychains and totes bags will advertise your business for months or years to come. They also help unite your employees as a team, which can boost productivity.