If you love your job, you’re in good company—only about 20% of employees in the United States say they dislike their jobs. While this number might sound low, it’s enough to make you wonder what you can do to make your employees love their jobs even more. One way to go about doing this? Holiday gifts! You don’t have to break the bank with extravagant items or spend hours scouring the web for the perfect gift, either; there are plenty of affordable and thoughtful presents that your employees will absolutely love! Here are eight great employee holiday gift ideas to get you started!
1) A Dollar Store Gift
Not only can it be difficult to find the perfect gift for your employees, but it can also be expensive. If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, consider giving them a gift card for their favorite store. This will not only give them the chance to buy something that they really want or need, but it will also show them that you care about their happiness.
2) An IOU for a Cup of Coffee
There are few things in life more satisfying than a good cup of coffee. If you’re looking for a meaningful gift for your employee, consider gifting them with an IOU for a cup of coffee. This way they can enjoy their favorite drink guilt-free and you’ll be able to see the appreciation in their eyes when they see it on their desk.
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- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
4) Small Bites
A custom coffee mug or water bottle: This is a great gift for any coffee or water drinker! The recipient will be able to take their drink with them everywhere they go, and feel proud of the company they work for. Plus, this gift will always remind them of you when they use it!
5) Coffee Cards
Coffee Cards are a great idea for employees that have helped you out this year. It’s a simple, yet thoughtful way of thanking them for all their hard work. With the holidays coming up, it can be tough to think of what to get your employees, but with Coffee Cards, you’ll always know what they like and need.
On the back of each card is a list of local coffee shops that deliver iced or hot coffee, lattes, and more within minutes.
6) A Box of Chocolates
A box of chocolates is a great, thoughtful gift for any employee. You can find many delicious varieties in your local grocery store or order them online if you have time. You can choose from milk, dark, or white chocolate and a variety of different flavors. These are especially good because they last longer than most other gifts and are very affordable.
7) Candy Canes and Hot Chocolate Mix
A sweet gift for the employees who work hard all year long. Candy canes and hot chocolate mix can be put in a mug, or they can be wrapped in cellophane with a bow. You could also use it as an opportunity to make a homemade cocoa mix with your family and give each employee a jar of their own!
8) Decorative Desk Organizers
Desk organizers are a great employee holiday gift because they keep your desk and your mind organized. In addition to storing pens, paper clips, and other office supplies, they also provide you with a clear workspace so you can stay focused on the task at hand.