Top 15 Corporate Holiday Gift Ideas For Employees

Corporate holiday gifts are an essential part of increasing workplace morale. Here are a few of our favorite employee holiday gifts for this season.

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Top Corporate Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees

The holiday season is here. For businesses, that means getting ready to show appreciation for the team by selecting the perfect corporate holiday gifts. 

Act now and be proactive with your Q4 gifting strategies to avoid supply chain issues and to ensure your employee holiday gifts are high quality and unique. 

Why Give Your Employees Corporate Holiday Gifts?

Corporate holiday gifts can improve your workplace in several different ways. Here’s a quick look at some of the benefits.

  • Express Employee Appreciation - Corporate holiday gifts are a tangible way to express employee gratitude. This recognition can significantly boost employee morale and job satisfaction.
  • Boost Motivation and Productivity - When employees feel appreciated, they are more likely to be motivated and productive. A study by Glassdoor found that 81% of employees say they're motivated to work harder when leadership shows appreciation for their work.
  • Enhance Loyalty - Company holiday gifts can help foster a sense of loyalty among employees. When employees feel loyalty to their employer, they are less likely to seek employment elsewhere, reducing turnover rates and recruitment costs.
  • Improve Company Culture - Holiday gifts for employees contribute to a positive company culture. It conveys that the organization cares about its employees, leading to a more engaged and committed workforce.

Best Employee Holiday Gifts for 2023

Whether your goal is to increase productivity or morale, employee holiday gifts are essential. Since there are so many different options – from food gifts and tech items to branded jackets and bags – we put together a curated list of our top corporate gift ideas selected just for employees.

Customized Tech Items 

Branded tech items make an excellent holiday gift for employees, whether they’re working in the office or working from home. Your team will appreciate gifts that make their day-to-day work schedules easier. Here are some of our favorite customized tech items for employees.

Dual Fast Wireless Charging Stand with Base

MagClick-Dual-FastWireless-Charging_For iPhone lovers who want to take full advantage of the new StandBy feature, this wireless charging stand is a game-changer. StandBy delivers a new full-screen experience with glanceable information designed to be viewed from a distance when you turn the iPhone on its side while charging. 

With three different wireless charging modes, employees can quickly power up Samsung Galaxy devices, too. Plus, its bottom base supports 5W wireless charging for AirPods.

Waterproof Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

Triton-IPX7-Waterproof-SpeakerThis durable outdoor speaker is perfect for your adventure-seeking employees. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, your employees can take it to the beach or the ski slopes without worry. The built-in 5000mAh battery ensures up to 12 hours of playtime at maximum volume. Gift this speaker and let your employees dance the stress away!

Aspire Mouse Pad with Wireless Charger

Aspire-Mous-PadThis elegant mouse pad with a built-in wireless charger is the perfect way to celebrate your employee’s hard work and achievements. It can be personalized with a deboss imprint on the front for a custom, brand-forward look.

Food Gifts for Employees

Specialty food baskets are a fantastic employee holiday gift idea that offers endless possibilities. You can pair food gifts with other branded items to create a high-quality holiday gift box that can be sent directly to your employees' homes. Here are some of our favorite food gifts. 

Cookies + Crumbs

Cookies-CrumbsGive your employees the ultimate snacking experience with this premier cookie collection filled with delicious treats, from chocolate bourbon cookies to animal graham crackers. Each kit also includes a customized Crumbee Desktop Vacuum – perfect for sweeping away those pesky crumbs. Everything comes packaged in a customizable swag box, and you can include a personalized card at no additional charge.

Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit 

Sugar-Cookie-Decorating-Kit_Let your employees' creative sides shine with this fun cookie-decorating kit. The kit comes with 12 sugar cookies, various toppings, and two Nutella packets to add some extra sweetness. If you're looking to elevate your next office party, run a company-wide decorating contest and give the winner some company swag to wear as a badge of honor.

Gourmet Fare

Gourmet-FareTreat your employees to an exquisite charcuterie experience this holiday season with a gift set brimming with a delightful selection of gourmet meats and cheeses. This gift also includes a sustainable Bamboo Cutting Board to brand with your logo. Not only will your employees love it, but you can feel good knowing that 15% of profits made on orders will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau.

Branded Jackets

A company jacket is a thoughtful employee holiday gift as we head into the colder season. Consider customizing jackets with a team member’s favorite quote, name, or nickname for a personalized gift.

 The North Face ThermoBall Trekker Jacket

NorthFace-ThermoBall-Trekker-JacketThis jacket from The North Face is the perfect luxury gift for your company’s tenured employees or executives. Constructed with warm, highly compressible ThermoBall™ synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled polyester polyfill, it’ll keep your recipients toasty warm even when wet!

Tiburon Softshell Jacket

Tiburon-Soft-Shell-Jacket-WomensA budget-friendly best-seller that comes in 5 different colors, this two-tone soft shell jacket is casual corporate fashion at its finest. It’s water-resistant and breathable to help keep employees comfortable in any season. Add your employee’s name to this stylish jacket for a personalized touch.

Front Runner Tagless Jacket

FrontRunner-Tagless-Jackets-WomensPerfect for outdoor corporate events or going out on the town, this cozy women’s jacket is made with 120 GSM of Thermolite insulation for superior warmth. It also features adjustable cuffs and a zippered chest pocket to keep items secure. Each jacket is crafted from 10 recycled bottles, making this employee holiday gift stylish and sustainable.

Gifts from Brands that Give Back to Great Causes

Socially responsible swag elevates your reputation and the causes your employees are passionate about. The following holiday gifts support a worthwhile cause, and your employees can feel good about wearing items that make a difference. Here are our top three options.

Magnetic Wireless Pad

Nimble-Apollo-15WThis fast wireless charging pad comes packaged in a premium gift box made of plastic-free materials and delivers up to 15W of power to Android devices and up to 7.5W for iPhone devices. 

Nimble commits at least 1% of its gross revenue to environmental nonprofits each year and offers free tech recycling services to close the loop on electronic waste.

Klean Kanteen Eco Café Cap

Eco -TKWide-16ozThis corporate holiday gift is more than just a bottle - it's a commitment to making the world a greener place! Built using 90% post-consumer recycled stainless steel, this insulated bottle will keep beverages cold for up to 47 hours and will look stylish and professional for years to come. 

Klean Kanteen is a Climate Neutral Certified B Corporation and donates a portion of its sales to nonprofits focused on protecting the environment.

Basecamp Tundra Bottle

Basecamp-Tundra-BottleMake your promo purchases count by giving your employees this customized water bottle for the holidays. SnugZ Basecamp donates 1% of sales with a minimum of $100,000 per calendar year to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Branded Bags

Branded bags are a versatile holiday gift idea that can be paired with some of the other product categories we mentioned above. You can easily bundle other tech items, holiday treats, or branded apparel items into a branded bag. Consider options that are durable enough for remote activities like camping and hiking, but with space to pack a laptop or other work/travel necessities. 

Thule Recycled Lumion Computer Backpack

Thule-Computer-BackpackThis eco-friendly computer bag from Thule is made from recycled polyester and has a padded compartment designed to fit a laptop up to 15 inches. This employee holiday gift is perfect for brands looking to support cause-related marketing initiatives, as 1% of all product sales are donated to environmental nonprofits.

NBN Recycled Utility Tote

NBN-Recycled-Utility-ToteThe perfect blend of practicality, style, and environmental responsibility, this recycled tote is a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast or hardworking professional. With a spacious main compartment, it can effortlessly store everything your employees need, whether for a team-building camping trip or a day at the worksite.

Terra Thread Fairtrade Executive Work Tote

Terra-Work-ToteMade with Fairtrade Certified organic cotton, this tote bag is large enough to fit all office essentials and sturdy enough to last for years of use. Perfect for staying organized on the go, it's designed with a large internal laptop compartment, an internal pocket for a water bottle, a large external zippered pocket, and a divided external drop-in pocket.

The Time to Give Corporate Holiday Gifts is Now 

Employees have overcome a lot to get to this point in the year and now is your time to show them you appreciate all their hard work. Though budgets may be tight, it’s more important than ever to ensure employee appreciation doesn’t get overlooked. Increase your productivity as a company and your reputation as an employer by giving the perfect corporate holiday gift this season. 

Get in touch to make your holiday gift-giving easier. From finding the perfect product to shipping it right to your employee’s doors, we are here to make your lives easier and your employees happier.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on August 9, 2021, and has been updated for accuracy and current best practices.

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