Finding the right gift for your employees or coworkers is never an easy task. Getting everyone a gift card to one place is easy, but it’s impersonal and dull. You want to make each team member feel valued, without seeming like you’re giving everyone special treatment. What’s more, if you don’t know everyone on your team very well, you’ll need to guess at what they might like and risk getting an eye roll when they open their present.
Because Christmas is getting close by the day, and finding the right gift can be so challenging, we’ve compiled a list of creative Christmas gifts for employees to help you along. Of course, there will be some personal knowledge of your team members needed for you to choose the best option, but this list should get you started. Happy giving!
1. Savvy Infusion Water Bottle
Fruit-infused water bottles are becoming more and more popular, and make for one of the better Christmas gifts for team members. They’re relatively cheap and offer a unique way to drink from the water cooler. The user may put a variety of fruit in the middle cartridge, then fill the rest with water. The result is a delicious, sweet-tasting water without any artificial flavors that are found in conventional water additives.
This product will likely be unexpected and will provide a handy function, unlike other company-wide gifts that are often handed out. An added benefit of the bottle is that it’s a way to limit the number of cups your office goes through. Anyone who has worked in an office knows that cups can be high-priced real estate when they’re running low, and if your team is using these bottles you won’t have to order cups as often.
2. JewelryEveryday Customized Jewelry
A piece of customizable jewelry is always an option if you’re looking for gift ideas for the women in your team. My boyfriend got me one of these last Christmas, and I loved it. I looked them up and was surprised to learn that you can get most of these pieces for under $20, with options under $10 as well.
These keychains and necklaces make for creative Christmas gifts for employees with the added benefit of being customizable. You’ll be able to make every member of your team feel unique with one of these pieces of jewelry from JewelryEverday.
3. Westland Miniature Desk Clock
Another gift idea that serves a function is the Westland Mini Desk Clock. It comes in three unique styles: jetski, scooter, and “rock around the clock” (pictured above... get it??). These are a little more silly than some of the other options, but if you’re looking for a gift that will make your team chuckle, then these clocks are a good idea. Employees can place these right on their desk, and you can jokingly reference the gift any time one of them is late getting into a meeting.
4. A Portable Power Bank
This option is a bit more pricey than some of the others on this list, but it still makes for an excellent gift for employees. Everyone is struggling to keep their phone charged, and there’s nothing worse than having your phone die on the go. Portable power banks are the solution, and they’re one of the most useful gifts on the list.
Unlike other gifts that will find their way to the trash can after a few months, power banks are guaranteed to get used. Even if your team members don’t need them right away, there will always be a situation where they’ll need to charge their phone and have no other option - especially if they’re the only Android user in an iPhone group.
5. Massage Seat Cushion
A massage seat cushion is one of the best office-specific gifts a person can receive. These are probably better for a smaller team because of the price, but you’ll still be able to find them for under $50. Some offices have comfortable chairs while others have old, broken down options. Either way, any chair would benefit from heated back support and vibrating massage sections.
The thermostat is always a battleground, especially in the winter months. With these seats, the cooler-blooded people of the office can heat themselves without damning the rest of the office to a sweaty afternoon.
Other Gift Ideas
If you’re looking for some alternative creative Christmas gifts for employees, consider the following:
- YETI Rambler Vacuum Bottle
- Bonsai Kit
- Toddy Gear Cell Phone Accessories
- Custom Ornaments
- Updated and Customized USB Drives
- Local Brewery/Coffee Shop Gift Cards
- Car Organizer
- Mini Sandbox/Zen Garden
- Mug Warmer
- Unique Cell Phone Holder
One of these options is sure to bring a smile to your team member’s faces. It’s the thought that counts, but a little help won’t hurt.