Choosing a gift to show your appreciation for a large team of people can be challenging. It’s hard enough to select something for one person, let alone dozens or even hundreds or thousands. So how do you find the perfect corporate gift? Here’s five tips to help you decide.
Align with your company’s values
When giving a gift to a team or organization, it’s important to consider the message you're sending with your gift choice. Does the gift you're giving align with your company’s mission and values? For example, if your company values work-life balance and encourages employees to spend quality time with family and friends, then consider giving an experience that will create memories, rather than a tangible swag item.
Another thing to consider when choosing a gift for your employees or team members is the company you're buying your gifts from. Do you want to support a small business, a family-owned business, etc.? Depending on the size of your company, choosing a small company could have a major positive impact on that business. Often you get more personalized attention when working with smaller or family-owned businesses, and quicker response times.
Stand out above the rest
Whether you’re saying “thank you” or “happy holidays,” you want a gift that’s thoughtful and shows your appreciation. You also want something everyone can get excited about. Giving hands-on experiences like DIY kits are great for giving people something they can look forward to trying. Not only are they great conversation starters among coworkers, they’re also great ways to encourage making memories with family and friends.
Something for everyone
Choosing a gift everyone will love can be tricky. Obviously, not everyone shares the same interests and hobbies. Consider gifts that people can customize themselves or experiences like at-home activities. If giving food gifts, think about food allergens or again, things that can be customized to their liking. It’s important to be inclusive and not let your own biases make a decision for you.
One way to help you choose a gift for everyone is to get internal buy-in from other employees. Consider forming a committee within your organization to make a collective decision and to help gauge interest in what team members would like to receive.
Make if fun
You want your gift to put a smile on their face. Think about things they might not already have, or activities they can do with family or friends. Gifts that provide hands-on experiences are great ways to make your gift memorable.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Many companies make it easy to put a unique and noticeable spin on a classic gift. Just make sure you’re working with a company that values quality.
Extra points for presentation and delivery
No one wants to wrap dozens or hundreds of gifts. Instead, look for something a little more environmentally friendly. Themed gift sets that come in reusable or recyclable boxes are ideal. Often, they can be customized with your company’s name or logo. In fact, opting for a simple logo over the full company name can be a simple and stylish way to present a gift.
Finally, keep it simple by choosing a company that delivers, literally. You should be able to upload your recipient list and have them handle the rest. This can be a nice and personal way to ensure each person on your list receives a gift to their preferred address.
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