The holidays are a special time for everyone, and with the increasing number of employees working remotely, creating a festive environment that celebrates the close of the year can be difficult when everyone can’t make it to the office in person.
Regardless of the current business environment, you want to make remote employees feel like they’re part of your culture - and part of the family atmosphere you’ve worked so hard to create.
Sending the right gift can make all the difference. It makes remote employees feel like they haven’t been forgotten and can help create a sense of belonging that keeps their morale and their dedication moving in a positive direction.
Staying under budget can be a challenge, but it doesn’t mean you can’t send out gifts that are useful and memorable.
The Snuggly Stuff
Now that it’s winter and everyone is limited to staying inside, a warm, fuzzy blanket or jacket is the perfect gift. You can choose from a variety of products with embroidered company logos and brand markings. Make it personal by adding each employee’s name.
Water Bottles and Cups
This is more of a practical idea, but your employees will remember how much you care whenever they fill them up. When they’re on remote video calls with clients, they can show their company pride and spirit to their coworkers and your clients.
Backpacks and Bags
When your employees hit the road for business calls, they can pack everything they need into a durable, quality bag. The choices here are virtually limitless - from simple drawstring bags to backpacks that offer spaces for laptops, headphones, tablets, and smartphones.
You can also take a different approach and consider coolers and travel bags - after all not everything has to be work related. These types of gifts are practical and useful, they’ll elicit a response that says, “I always wanted one of these, I just never got around to buying one!”
Even though you may reimburse your employees for office supplies they purchase, consider gifts that go beyond pens, paper, and mousepads. Desk caddies can make all the difference in organization and eliminate clutter. Consider lighting accessories that brighten up video calls. Charging stations or desktop, wireless speakers can bring a smile to anyone’s face!
You can show your appreciation with gift cards to restaurants, spas, and online retailers. When your employees make their purchase, they’ll be reminded of your generosity and thoughtfulness. Besides, everyone likes to pamper themselves.
Remote workers can feel part of the family when they receive the right gift - and if you want to add a personal touch include handwritten messages with each present. If you have the time, gather everyone together for a gift giving session - or even make a video of everyone wishing them happy holidays.
Skylight’s Got Your Holiday Gifts!
At Skylight, we’ve been helping our clients select the perfect holiday gifts since 1977. With access to over 750,000 imprinted products, we can find something perfect for you and your business.