Gone are the days of businesses giving elaborate, expensive holiday gifts to employees and clients around Christmastime. The current economy has everyone watching their budget, especially employers. Even so, many employers still enjoy giving clients or employees a token of appreciation around the holidays. Here are a few inexpensive corporate gifts appropriate for clients and employees.
Corporate Holiday Gift Idea #1 Coffee Shop Gift Card:
A $5-$10 gift card to Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, or any other coffee shop makes an inexpensive and thoughtful gift. Many people need that extra caffeine boost in the morning to get them going before work, making this a beneficial gift the employer! Most coffee shops offer drinks that non-coffee drinkers love, such as tea and juice.
Corporate Holiday Gift Idea #2 Gourmet Chocolates:
Who doesn’t love chocolate? These days, you can buy a box or bag of gourmet chocolates from Target. If you’re buying for a group of people, your best bet is to buy in bulk, online. Here’s a box of 12 Lindt Lindor Chocolate bags from Amazon.com. If you have a warehouse club membership (Sam’s Club or Costco), they sell gourmet chocolate in bulk too.
Corporate Holiday Gift Idea #3 Christmas Ornaments:
Tree ornaments are an inexpensive gift for employees or clients. Take this idea one step further and order a set of ornaments with your company’s logo! CorporateOrnaments.com specializes in placing company logos on ornaments and offers different ornament types (glass, acrylic) and colors.
Corporate Holiday Gift Idea #4 Amazon gift cards/VISA gift cards:
If you really need a one-size fits all gift idea, Amazon.com gift cards or VISA gift cards are the way to go. Gift cards can easily be purchased in bulk – Amazon.com can even email the gift card directly to the recipient so no wasting money on buying a paper card (hopefully your company isn’t that hard up for cash, but every little bit of savings helps!). VISA gift cards can be used anywhere, but remember that there’s usually a service fee tacked on to your gift card purchase. (In other words, the recipients don’t pay any fee when using the gift card, but you (the purchaser) pay an extra fee on top of the gift card value).
Corporate Holiday Gift Idea #5 Wreaths:
Depending on your budget, a Christmas wreath can be an excellent corporate gift option around the holidays. Make sure to give this gift well in advance of Christmas, so your recipient has time to enjoy the wreath. Wreaths can be purchased at Christmas tree stands and farms, from children’s fundraisers, or even online. Here’s a website selling a variety of wreaths (from undecorated to premium) in different price ranges (from about $20-$75).
Hopefully this gives you a few ideas of gifts to show your employees and clients your appreciation during the holiday season. While you might not be able to give them a luxury spa day or a Hawaiian vacation, these gifts will still show your employees that you care.