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Holiday Gifts for Employees

07/14/2023 seasonal

It may be summer, but let’s be honest – it’s never too early to start planning out holiday gifts for friends, family, and employees. Because last minute gift giving is not only stressful but also leaves you with less time to order custom gifts that make the recipient feel extra special.

When it comes to employee gifting specifically, the best gifts are those that make them feel valued, acknowledged, and celebrated for their hard work, and you don’t want to settle for an average gift. So, from name brand products to custom company swag, we’ve put together a list of the best holiday gift ideas to give your employees later this year.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees

Holiday Gift Sets

Do you consider shopping for gifts an overwhelming experience? If so, then holiday gift sets are the perfect gift for you to give. These sets are prepackaged and often themed, with popular categories including spa and self-care, gourmet food or drink, golf and other sports, or high-tech accessories.

You could even curate your own set with custom company merchandise themed to fit your industry. No matter the type or theme, it’s easy to add a personal touch to corporate gift sets, such as engraving the employee's name or title on a product, customizing items in colors that align with your company's brand, or adding a logo to the packaging.

Promo Blankets

There’s nothing like bundling up in a cozy blanket with a cup of hot cocoa around the holidays, which is why custom blankets make excellent employee holiday gifts! They provide comfort and warmth throughout chillier months, making them practical items that employees can use and enjoy all winter long.

Additionally, promo blankets provide a large surface for personalization options, giving you plenty of space to showcase your company logo or slogan. You can also customize the blanket color, whether you decide to have it match your company colors or opt for festive holiday hues.

Gifts for the Home

When in doubt, why not deck the halls with employee gifts for the home? Custom home décor and other household gifts can be very thoughtful, allowing you to tailor gifts to your employees’ living situation or hobbies at home. For example, gifting personalized kitchenware such as custom cutting boards, monogrammed mugs, or an engraved wine opener to an employee who loves spending time in the kitchen shows you pay attention to their personal lives, while providing a functional item to have on hand in their homes.

Another option is opting for stylish home decor items like customized picture frames, wall art, or decorative holiday ornaments. In addition to being displayed around their home, these items can be perfect for decorating an employee’s home office as remote work remains popular. You can make the gift even more memorable by including a picture from a team outing in the frame, or including a personalized message on the holiday ornament. And if you want to go the high-tech route, consider gifting custom Bluetooth speakers or smart home devices, all of which you can add your brand logo to.

Name-Brand Gifts

If you’re aiming to impress, buying name-brand holiday gifts for employees is sure to hit the mark, adding just a touch of prestige to your gift-giving. Brands like Nike and Adidas offer a wide range of stylish clothing that can also aim to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, just in time for New Year’s resolutions.

Electronics from renowned brands like Sony and Skullcandy are also top-tier gifts, allowing employees to enjoy their favorite music, movies, or games with audio devices from some of the best brands in the industry. A pair of wireless headphones from Skullcandy or a portable Bluetooth speaker from Sony are just a few of the products you can personalize as gifts, giving employees a gift they’ll use often and remember.

And for outdoor enthusiasts, you can’t go wrong with coolers and a variety of cargo carrying bags & backpacks from High Sierra. High Sierra has quickly become a cult-favorite brand, with products known for their fun colors and styles and these personalized items are perfect holiday gifts for employees who enjoy camping trips, picnics, or other outdoor adventures.

Customize Employee Holiday Gifts

From festive gift sets and cozy blankets to exciting electronics and home decor, Staples Promo has it all for your employee holiday gifting needs. Shop your favorite name brands mentioned above, plus plenty of other promotional products just waiting to be personalized.