The holiday season is just around the corner and showing your employees that you appreciate them is more important than ever. Of course, your employees are all different people with varying likes and dislikes, which can make gift-giving a hard task. This is especially true if you don't know your employees well. Use these gift ideas to help you find the perfect way to honor the people who keep your company thriving this holiday season.
If you live in a state where they're legal and work in a progressive company with people who would appreciate unique gifts, consider CBD gifts. Hemp CBD flower products are available in a range of options and each one contains less than 0.3% THC, which means all the benefits with none of the "high." CBD products allow your employees to relax, relieve stress, and alleviate the symptoms of depression. CBD may also relieve pain and help employees to sleep better at night.
A self-care kit is an excellent way to show your employees that you value their mental health and they should as well. This is an especially good option if you run a small company and you know your employees well because it is a good gift to personalize. Do your employees love to get creative? Consider fun pens and a beautiful new journal. Maybe you have an employee who loves to listen to music while he or she works. If so, consider noise-canceling headphones that allow for crisp, uninterrupted sound. Other options include favorite snacks and drinks, gift cards, a weighted blanket, and kinetic sand, which is a great sensory tool. You can even add some of the aforementioned CBD products.
After a long day at the office, the last thing a lot of people want to do is to go home and cook an elaborate meal. Take some of the pressure off of your employees by giving them gift cards for local restaurants. Skip the casual chains in favor of truly local restaurants that offer authentic meals. Think about which ones are your favorites. Remember to consider any special dietary needs. For example, if you have a vegan employee, you probably don't want to send them to the best BBQ chicken place in town. Remember, supporting local establishments isn't just nice for your employees but for the economy as a whole.
When there's a chill in the air, why not protect your employees while they do their job? If you have employees who travel and spend a lot of time outside, chances are you've heard them complain about how hard it is to use their touchscreen phones or tablets with regular gloves on. The alternative is not to freeze, though. Instead, just purchase touchscreen gloves. Textured palms and fingertips on these gloves make it easier to hold your device, swipe around on the screen, and type as needed, all without giving up your warmth.
Fidget toys aren't just for kids. Research shows that fidget spinners, popper toys, clickers, and a range of other toys with similar concepts help people to stay focused when they're spending hours looking at the same spreadsheet or in a meeting that is running long. Using toys like this may also help your employees who deal with anxiety to center themselves, which can be especially helpful for someone who doesn't like to make phone calls or who has to go into a difficult meeting with a client. If you notice an employee who always clicks his or her pen or drums on the desktop, you already have a good idea of who might like to receive fidget toys as a gift.
Show your employees you care for them this holiday season. Whether you give them self-care items or things to help them do their jobs more comfortably, a little appreciation will go a long way for employee morale.
Publish Date: November 10, 2021 6:48 PM