The holidays are an interesting time in the office; there’s something in the air that makes you want to be appreciative and spread joy. And it’s not just Christmas – a variety of cultures have winter holidays celebrating life, renewal, generosity, and catharsis. Even in the office, this time of year seems a little more personal than the rest of the year.
Adding a gift-giving tradition to the workplace during winter holidays is a great way to round out your employee recognition program for the year. Not only does it cap off a fantastic year but it leaves your employees grateful, excited to return to work when the holidays are over. Personalized professional gifts in the workplace can make holidays at the office a time of bonding and celebration.
Brighten Your Employees’ Winter Holidays with Personalized Gifts for Christmas
No matter your belief system, the winter holidays are a special time in American culture. It’s a time of appreciating family, friends and other loved ones. You can bring a little bit of this feeling to the work place with engraved Christmas gifts for your employees. Show them that you do view your office mates as a type of family – after all, they probably spend just as much time in the office as they do at home.
The holidays are a happy time, but they can also be stressful and expensive with all the gift-giving. Bringing some of that giving spirit to the workplace with personalized gifts for Christmas; it tells your employees they’re more than just a cog in the wheel, and it makes the boss-employee relationship a bit more special. Try to seek out unique Christmas gifts that truly speak to each individual’s unique personality. Gift-giving, especially during the winter season, can be a great opportunity to learn more about your employees.
It’s important to remember, though, that not everybody celebrates Christmas. Yes, it might be called the “company Christmas party,” but that doesn’t mean the employee gifts you design should be Christmas-themed. Instead, choose personalized, engravable professional gifts that go beyond the holidays – like crystal barware, art glass trophy pieces, acrylic plaques, engraved nameplates and desk card holders.
Engraved Holiday Office Gifts for Employees: Think About Barware
We have a wide array of awards and gifts to offer, but something that may fit holiday gifts better than a plaque or desk card holder is customizable and commemorative barware. This could mean glass sets, trays, decorative plates or water sets – all of which can be customized with engravings. Think about personalizing gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, or any of the winter festivals by engraving glass sets with each employee’s initials. Have an office party where everyone breaks in their new engraved glassware and you cater lunch.
You could also think about our beautiful desk clocks as engravable Christmas gifts for your employees: it’s something unique they can proudly display on their mantel at home that’s high quality but doesn’t necessarily read “corporate.” The best corporate gifts and awards are those that are both beautiful display pieces and quality things you can use outside the workplace. So just like barware and desk clocks, other engraved glass and crystal gifts like vases and candy bowls, or something like matching personalized pens can go everywhere – not just the office.
Art Glass Awards are Holiday Gifts your Employees can Display at Home
Gilson’s offers a really unique selection of art glass awards that work just as well as holiday gifts! Their flowing shapes and vibrant colors make them a perfect piece for your employees to display at home. And as far as a personalized Christmas gift, art glass awards are perfect, because you can customize the engraving, but you can also pick a different glass piece for each of your employees. It will show them you thought about their personality and style when you chose the gifts. Moreover, our art glass trophies and awards are hand-blown, meaning each piece is truly one-of-a-kind – perfect to give to groups of employees so they can compare each artwork’s distinctive design. They’re unique, luxury corporate gifts fit for any occasion.
Holiday Gifts to Recognize Achievement
The end of the year is a great time to look back on the various achievements and wins of your employees. To mark the end of a productive year, award a gift that celebrates individual or group triumphs. For an award that can be proudly displayed in an office or communal hallway, consider engravable trophies and plaques. Imagine how empowered your recipients will feel when they are handed an end-of-the-year award which serves as the culmination of all their hard work. Acrylic plaques are a fantastic option to take home or keep on the office bookshelf. One of our most frequently asked questions is “how long does it take to have a plaque engraved?” We can have trophies and plaques engraved with minimal notice, so don’t worry if you’ve found yourself procrastinating to procure holiday gifts. Reach out to a specialist today for more engraving details.
What’s Important in Holiday Gift-Giving at the Office
The Holidays are a time of compassion and understanding, which means that we need to put the effort into making each employee feel seen and appreciated. That means choosing personalized holiday gifts for your employees that don’t leave anyone out. Stick with snow and ice themes and blue and white colors in your decorations, and consider any of the options we discussed here. Holiday gifts don’t have to be holiday-themed. In fact, it’s probably better that they’re not.
Browse our diverse selection of corporate gifts and awards – a curated collection of professional mentions items that is made endless by our ability to customize your order exactly as how you envision it. With one-on-one work with one of our staff on design and proofing, and a satisfaction guarantee, there’s a perfect employee holiday gift solution out there for any company.