It’s right around the corner, the most wonderful time of the year, a time filled with endless office treats, “secret Santa’s,” and holiday parties. But, as you start preparing for the holidays and festivities, don’t forget to give back. As a company owner or an employee, finding the right gifts to show your appreciation can turn anyone into a Grinch. Forget the stress this year and stick to the basics, this gift-giving guide is sure to make you just as happy to give as to receive.
Employer Gift Giving
Bottle of wine A nice bottle of wine can go a long way. Picking out a bottle for your employer is a great way to say happy holidays on a budget. To jazz up your selection, custom wine-bottle labels are a fun addition. Websites like www.bottleyourbrand.com offer great holiday selections. Pick your bottle of wine first, and maybe offer a pairing option right on the label.
Gift certificate to your favorite restaurant Let your employer know a little more about you! Present a gift certificate to one of your favorite restaurants, and don’t forget to include some of your favorite menu selections.
Catered lunch for the office As the year comes to an end, surprise the office with a catered lunch. Not only will you become a favorite among your co-workers, but your boss will appreciate a gift that boosts employee morale during such a busy time.
Retro toys For an employer who has it all, why not give a blast from the past? Sometimes it’s all work and no play; so find a retro toy from their childhood that they can keep in the office when everyone needs a quick laugh!
Designer hat/scarf set Long Island gets cold, and you can never have enough hat and scarf sets. Find a designer that you see your boss wearing or pick one of your favorites that they would want to buy for themselves.
Employee Gift Giving
Monetary Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than receiving that nice Christmas bonus right before the year ends. Giving a bonus is always going to be appreciated because your employees can treat themselves to a gift they have been wanting or needing.
Spa package Spa packages are always a sure bet! Who doesn’t appreciate a nice massage or even an entire day at the spa? Companies such as Red Door Salon and Spa put together great packages, and that means no work for you.
Gift of the month clubs Obviously, you shouldn’t give your employees a “Jelly of the Month Club” membership or you might find yourself wrapped in a red-bow and kidnapped, but there are some great month-club memberships such as wine, cigars, coffee and even chocolate. Give everyone the same membership or tailor your selection to each employee to prove just how much you treasure about him or her.
Overnight accommodations and dinner for two Selecting a weekend getaway or a night on the town for your employees and their special someones will give them the opportunity to share your gift with the ones they love.
Relaxation gift basket If you’re a small business owner or on a serious budget, a nice gift basket will do just the trick. Fill a basket with everything your employee needs to relax in the comfort of their own home like a plush throw, scented candle, bottle of wine and a classic movie.