A recent Gallup poll found that 65 percent of employees haven't received recognition for their work in the last year.
If it's been a while since you've recognized your employees for their good work, then it's time to do something about it. After all, the last thing you want is to lose employees because they're feeling underappreciated.
While there are a lot of things you can do to make employees feel valued, one of the best things to do is to give them a gift.
But, what gifts should you give your employees?
Check out this guide to learn about the best gift ideas for employees. These gift ideas are also great for customers and clients, so read on!
1. Gift Box/Hamper
If you're unsure about your employee's particular preferences, then a gift hamper that comes with food and wine is a great idea. After all, who doesn't love food and wine?
With a gift box, an employee gets a little bit of everything, instead of just one thing.
When shopping for gift hampers, look for one that comes with a wide array of food choices, like cheeses, crackers, jams, pasta, chocolate, and coffee.
Also, if you buy a gift box that has wine or other alcohol in it, make sure that the employee drinks.
2. Touchscreen Gloves
When the weather gets cold, no one likes having to take their gloves off to send a text message. But, we're obviously not going to stop texting.
This is why touchscreen gloves are such a great option.
With these gloves, your hands stay warm and you can easily text while wearing them.
This is the perfect gift for the employee or client who is difficult to buy for.
3. Solar Phone Charger
A person an really never have too many phone chargers.
A solar phone charger can be clipped on the back of the phone and will charge the phone when it's exposed to sunlight.
This is the perfect gift for the employee or client who is always on the go.
4. Travel Accessories
If you have employees or clients who travel a lot, then travel accessories make great gifts. Some of the best travel accessories to consider buying include:
- Noise-canceling headphones
- Duffel bag/day backpack
- International travel adapter
- Digital organizer
- Packing cubes
- GoPro camera
- Travel pillow
5. The Gift of Fitness
While this type of gift will require you to know your employees pretty well, a fitness-type gift is a great idea.
You could buy them a smartwatch that will help them track their steps, workouts, and sleep. Or, you could buy them a class pack for a gym.
You could also buy fitness accessories such as water bottles, gym bags, sweat towels, or a yoga mat.
Employee Gift Ideas: Which One Will You Choose?
As you can see, there are a lot of great employee gift ideas out there.
Which one of these employee gift ideas will you choose? Let us know in the comments below.
And, if you're looking to buy a baby shower gift, be sure to check out these options.