Great Holiday Gifts for Teams of Every Size
When it comes to the holidays, gift-giving can be part of the fun, but it can also be tricky – especially when it comes to employees and coworkers. Employee gifts are a traditional way to demonstrate appreciation for the people who put in the hard work to make your organization tick. Gifting is an art, not a science, and you should treat it as such. Appreciation gifts must reflect a genuine respect for your team, and not simply an afterthought.
Obviously, you’ll want to make sure to gift items that don’t just collect dust on a shelf. You also want to avoid the generic Amazon gift card option, which suggests you spent little time thinking of gift ideas. A bottle of wine is always nice, but you can go further with an entire kit built around wine (decanter, guidebook, glass).
The best gifts aim for a little personalization while maintaining thoughtfulness and practicality, so that recipients make use of your gift. Here are gift basket ideas full of items great for larger teams so that you don’t have to stress when planning for yours this holiday season.
For more ideas, be sure to check out our Swag Explorer, where you can see what great gifts look like in the real world.
Cocktail Gift Pack
The holidays are traditionally a time to let loose, and alcohol is closely associated with that. Assuming your team is 21+, gift them the ultimate basket tailored to their specific tastes of beer, wine, whiskey, plus the following fun ideas:
For the whiskey connoisseur, include the Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge. Employees or coworkers will be thinking of you as they chill their drink to perfection.
Pair it off with something fruity and fun for snacking, like a cocktail-inspired jelly bean set. This snack comes in flavors such as Martini and Champagne. Each kit can be decorated with a full-color customer label to keep your company’s brand or holiday message showcased. Talk about being sparkly, bubbly, merry, and bright! This is a great gift for those who like to let loose.
Employee Appreciation Spa Box
Gift your employees and coworkers a chance to refocus their minds and discover again what it means to be at ease with a gift basket full of some spa-like items. After all, the holiday season is a great time to encourage them to focus on self-care after all of this year’s many changes.
A Burt’s Bees skincare set is a fantastic gift that encourages self care, and demonstrates a commitment to team well-being. We love this kit because it includes both hand and foot lotion specially designed for each.
After a soothing session in the shower, help your employees and coworkers get rid of any puffy eyes and ease muscle tension in their face. The Stone Face Roller helps to decrease under-eye circles, tightening pores, and stimulating collagen. It also comes in three different colors.
Post-de-puffing, the next spa step is to moisturize. Sheet Masks are a great way to leave the skin hydrated and radiant while experiencing a pleasant rose fragrance. These masks are made from 100% natural cellulose fibers, biodegradable, and sustainable.
Working From Home Care Package
Though they make a nice component of a WFH set-up kit, people don’t want office supplies or desk accessories as Christmas gifts. Working remotely means that employees and coworkers are eating at home more (or at least attempting to.) So here are some gift ideas for the at-home chefs so they can kick it up a notch with their kitchen gear.
Kitchen knives often get dull if they are not stored properly, or if they’re put in the dishwasher. Also, who has time to regularly sharpen them? Gift your employees and coworkers a fresh set like the beautifully crafted Laguiole Knife Block Set. This functional knife set consists of a meat knife, meat fork, vegetable knife, bread knife, and sharpener in a luxury wooden knife holder.
Eventually, it’ll be time to put those new knives to work. Include the Bamboo Cutting Board in your gift basket so they can slice and dice breakfast, lunch, and dinner preparations on the natural color bamboo cutting board.
Reviewed and updated for 2022!
We hope these ideas for holiday gift sets help take the stress out of the holidays. Gift-giving should be fun and hopefully something your whole team can enjoy. For more ideas, be sure to check out our Swag Explorer.