Actions speak louder than words. If you’re a business owner, you have first-hand experience with this maxim. Be honest, have you as the employer proudly stated that you have a positive work environment and enticing reward system but regularly give your team just the good ol’ “well-done guys”? Sure, it’s still something, but without actions, words are just words. If you’re thinking, “I’m already paying my employees, it’s their job to excel”, you’re in the wrong. Their job is to fulfil their tasks, but nowhere in the contract does it say that they must excel.
Remember the piles of CVs and cover letters of people who work “well under pressure” and are first out the door when things get tough? You’ve spent hours, days, months even assembling your hardworking team and it would be a pity to let it crumble. Great employees are hard to find, and if you’re lucky enough to have them do everything in your power to keep them. If only there was something out of the ordinary you can do to show appreciation…Well, how about some sweet, thoughtful, and gorgeously arranged corporate gifts?
Should You Give Gifts to Employees?
As a business owner, you know that corporate gifts are a wonderful way to show appreciation and strengthen business relationships. But what you may not know, is that they aren’t reserved just for clients and customers only. Your employees are the brain and muscle behind your operation, they drive your business forward, so it’s only logical that your employees should come as a priority on your gift shopping list. But why gifts and not verbal praise or a raise? What do gifts do that’s so special?
Verbal praises are an excellent motivation tool to use during your day-to-day operations and pay raises are essential to keep the hardworking bees in your hive. As for the business gifts, think of them as a cherry on top. Going that extra mile will show your employees that you too are willing to go beyond to keep the team happy. Mind you, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on lavish gifts. For instance, there are affordable and tasty corporate holiday food gifts that deliver the right message.
Edible business gifts are one of the most creative ways to show your employees you appreciate them. Not only do they come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re easily customizable so you can tailor them for the recipient to the very last detail. From the company’s logo and colours to what’s inside, you can create personalized corporate Christmas gifts, Easter gifts, birthday gifts or “well done” gifts in just a few clicks. Need inspiration? Check out these lovely ideas down below.
Corporate Holiday Food Gifts
It’s been a long year filled with difficulties, smiles and frowns and it’s time to send your team on a well-deserved holiday break. What’s a better way to cheer up your team for the holidays than gourmet corporate gifts? These hampers are thoughtful little bundles of pure bliss that’ll surely make your team’s Christmas a whole lot merrier.
Just imagine a huge box of fine Belgian chocolates or assorted doughnuts arriving to an appreciative team on Friday before Christmas to get the office party started. Pair it with a fancy bottle of bubbly and raise a glass to the team that gets things done.
Unique Edible Gifts
Let’s say an employee’s birthday is coming up or you want to give a thoughtful thanks to a team member who always understands the assignment. Instead of going for a regular box of treats, unleash your creativity and opt for an edible bouquet. These edible business gifts throw a feast for the eyes and the senses and are bound to win everyone’s heart.
You can either choose a chocolate bouquet crafted with creamy Belgian chocolates or go for a fruit bouquet made of strawberries if your employee is the office fitness buff. If you really want to spoil a team member, you can also boost your bloom with a bottle of exquisite gin or champagne to wash the sweetness down with.
Gifts of Relaxation
A long weekend approaching. Gift your hardworking employees’ gifts of relaxation. You can craft pamper hampers filled with snacks, alcohol, and self-care items to help your crew relax and come back on Monday fresher than ever. The things you can include in your pamper hamper go from scented candles and essential oil sets to fluffy slippers and face masks to erase those overtime baggy eyes. Feeling generous? Include a spa gift card in your hamper and the amazing human/genius belt is yours this year.
Gifts That Keep on Giving
Apart from edible gifts, living plant hampers are also an excellent choice especially for those employees who are proud plant parents. Unlike freshly cut bouquets that end up in the trash after a week or so, a living plant will keep you on top of your recipient’s mind for years down the line. Just make sure you opt for a resilient plant that’s not a nuisance or easy to kill. For instance, the money tree will keep on thriving with minimal effort and it has an awesome symbolic meaning – it’s widely believed that it attracts wealth and good fortune. What a great hint for that raise that follows, eh?
Now that you’re equipped with several gift ideas it’s time to make your team’s day brighter. You don’t have to wait for a special holiday or birthday, there’s no wrong time for a thoughtful gift.