Instantly put a smile on their face when you present to them a timeless company gift. Corporate gifts for employees are a phenomenal way to boost morale and loyalty. Staff members will adore it when they receive a gift that has personal touch. It’ll have them more excited to work and they’ll be proud ambassadors for your brand when the time is right. Whether you’re in the market for an annual award or you’re looking for a specific executive award, there are definitely lots of options to choose from. It can be difficult to come up with employee award ideas that tow the fine line between professional and personal.
Corporate gift-giving trends have largely stayed the same, i.e., trophies and plaques are still in fashion, though employees do expect a personal touch that matches their style and personality. The best corporate gift is one that feels personal and exciting, something that they can show off and proudly claim is theirs, as opposed to a generic trinket.
Personalize Your Gift
A made to order gift is certainly a special way to show your appreciation. A memorable message can be engraved in order to personalize the item. Or you can choose from a special design, like an art glass award in a globe or star shape. Some like to get creative with their personal messages on the award. It could be the anthem or chorus to a song which you share every time there’s a happy hour work meeting. Or perhaps a quote from an office inside joke. Consider the importance of handing out employee awards during important dates. How about gifting an engraved crystal plaque that sports the date they first started work? It may not be flashy but it’ll be something that they remember. No matter what the message is, make sure you write a meaningful and memorable note that will be etched onto a plaque, or on lasered onto glass, that will last a lifetime. You can always add a logo and a date for each award too.
Think Outside the Box
Get creative when ordering a custom-made trophy or award. Consider what the employee of the year likes to on their free time. For example: what are their hobbies? Definitely take into consideration how long they have been with the company and what their favorite food or football team is. Are they a huge basketball fan? Consider this Champion gold-tone Trophy Cup that features a ball player making a big shot. Employees love corporate gifts that speak to their personality as it has a less homogenous feel to it. They want to know that their executives and superiors are paying attention to their likes and dislikes.
Of course, at times, it can be difficult to scrounge up employee award ideas if some workers are more reserved than others. But sometimes you have to think outside the box. Have they already received a few certificates and plaques from you? Or perhaps their hard work demands something more premium. Maybe it’s time to step it up. There are plenty of luxury awards for executives and managers alike.
Many luxury awards actually have multiple uses. These include:
- Beer or Coffee Mugs
- Glass Vases
- Silver or Glass Bowls, Plates and Trays
- Water Set Tumbler
- Wine Decanter
- Wooden or Glass Clocks
If an employee is consistently proving themselves and beating deadlines or sales goals, they deserve something that has a niche, lavish look to it. Nothing is more premium than crystal glass gifts and awards. Gifts like the Indigo Peak Crystal Trophy Award are perfect for executives and top employees alike to display in their offices. For a more premium, functional award, don’t forget how beautiful an engraved Waterford crystal clock would look on their desk. Gifts like these will stand out both at home or at the office.
Suit their Personality
Consider whether your employee or staff member loves to host people at their house, likes to display their awards in the office, could use a beautiful wooden clock, or likes to drink beer or coffee. The point is, you can make your gift special by engraving it but you can also show how much you appreciate them when gifting them something that they can use every day. That’s the sheer beauty of engraved gifts. Something simple can be instantly transformed into a unique corporate gift if it sports the recipient’s name or your company’s logo. If you’re struggling with employee award ideas, just look at someone’s desk. Do they have a photo of their loved ones? Consider engraved photo frames they can take home or use at the office. Do they have a trinket or figurine of their favorite sci-fi movie? How about a crystal plaque that features the cosmos and a message that gushes about just how ‘out of this world’ their efforts have been?