Finding the Right Personalized Gifts for Christmas and Holiday Office Parties

The Holidays are both a wonderful and a stressful time, and maybe no place more so than the office. Obviously we want to acknowledge this season of celebration in a personal way, but it also needs to be professional. So, too inspire your own search, here are 5 ideas for personalized gifts for Christmas and The Holidays:

  1. Host a big holiday dinner. Ideas for employee awards don’t have to be trophies and plaques. It will be a bonding experience for everyone to have a big potluck dinner hosted by the boss at their home.
  2. Give everyone a gift card to something useful like a grocery store or Amazon. Bonus points if you tailor your choice of gift card to each employee (i.e. a gift card to a local restaurant for the office foodie vs. a gift card to a doggy daycare for that employee who just loves her dogs.
  3. Bonuses. Enough said.
  4. Noise-cancelling headphones. Sometimes the office is noisy. And for many of us, work can be a lot less stressful if you could just get some peace and quiet!
  5. Gift everyone nice, personalized coffee mugs for the office so they can stop using those old, mismatched ones that have been in the break room forever.

Things to Remember when Personalizing Christmas and Holiday Gifts for Employees

There’s things you’ve got to keep in mind when you’re looking for personalized gifts for employees for The Holidays. One – some of your employees may not celebrate Christmas; there are a lot of other cultures and religions out there. But more likely than not, their culture will still have a winter holiday. So just make your gifts winter-themed – things don’t have to Santa and a big pine tree all over it. Two – it really is the thought that counts. If your employees see that you spent time and put thought into the gifts you chose, they’ll mean more, and they’ll remember it for longer. Want more ideas? Here’s what some actual employees had to say when they were asked what they appreciate as personalized Christmas gifts from their bosses.