Make your festive gifts extra special this year with some unique twists. We’ve rounded up some ideas that will help you deepen engagement and give employees something meaningful or fun.
ENJOYABLE | Help Them Shop Up A Storm!
Give your people the gift of choice – an online voucher for some retail therapy is a great way to mark the festive season, especially when employees can self-select what they want.
EXCITING | Travel Experiences With A Twist
COVID has put a dampener on holiday travel, but you can transport your people with some online experiential sessions – across the country or even the world! Imagine if they could:
- Learn to make dumplings from a grandma in Goa, Pune, or Warsaw
- Pick up steps to a folk dance from Sikkim or Germany
- Visit a scenic spot or take a virtual tour – could be Ooty, Dharamshala or Japan
- Listen to legends and lore of nomadic tribes in Rajasthan or Finland
The options are endless! This could even be a group session to allow teams to connect and bond.
INDULGENT | Home Spa & Pamper Kits
Home spa kits can help employees pamper themselves. Include things like sheet masks, foot soaks, creams, diffuser kits. Add in stress-buster teas and even aroma candles. The options are endless and can be flexible based on budgets.
WARM | Reusable Festive Lights For The Homes
Diyas and candles are an evergreen gift at this time of year. But why not gift employees pretty tealight holders, pendant lights, or glass diyas that can be used later on, too. This reduces waste, encourages reuse besides being a lingering reminder of the gift you have sent them.
CONSCIOUS | Festive Yet Eco-Friendly Gifts
Many small businesses have taken an environmentally friendly approach to classic festive consumables like agarbattis and candles. Seek these out and be sure to mention this to employees so they feel they are doing their bit for the planet too!
HEALTHY | Guilt-Free Gifts Of Food
Personalize the festive mithai experience – tie up with a sweet/dessert store that take custom orders so each employee can pick treats they like. Or make things healthier by offering all-natural wholegrain, additive-free sweets and baked namkeens.
ACTIVE | Fitness Gifts
Health & fitness are on many people’s minds this year. Gift fitness bands or trackers to employees. Or organize dance workshops/lessons/workouts that last all year long. Gift vouchers for sports shoes or workout gear may also be welcome.
There’s no better way to acknowledge your people than with a warm wish and handy gift this year. And don’t forget to have fun while doing it. Have a fantastic festive season!