5 perfect corporate gift ideas

Express gratitude to your hardworking employees with these 5 perfect corporate gift ideas.

A company’s success is all down to the employees who work hard to keep it running. It’s currently a very stressful time for all of us, so there’s no better moment than now to show your employees you’re grateful for their hard work. The best way to express your thanks is by giving them a corporate gift, but what ideas spring to mind?

It can be difficult to know what kind of gift you should give to an employee, but that doesn’t mean you should just give them a gift card or some cash. The perfect present is one that takes into account the person’s interests, needs and hobbies — something they can treasure or use daily. Research has even shown that most individuals prefer a gift with a personal touch, so this type of gift will definitely surprise and delight your employees. 

Need some inspiration? Here are five corporate gift ideas that are heartfelt, thoughtful and will brighten the receiver’s day.

Flowers

Bouquet flowers are traditional, but sometimes traditional is the surefire way to express your gratitude and impress your employees. Despite common conception, gifting a flower bouquet doesn’t mean having to dig deep into your wallet. There are many high-quality flower bouquets you can buy on a budget

When choosing a bouquet, there are plenty of opportunities to add a personal touch to show you’re thinking of your employee. For example, you can choose a bouquet which incorporates their favourite flowers, or you can add a decorative ribbon in their favourite colour.  

A gift hamper

Gift hampers are all the rage nowadays, but this is not much of a surprise. After all, a gift hamper is exciting to receive; it’s filled with mysterious delights. 

With a vast array of hampers to choose from — from chocolate hampers to cheese and meat hampers — there’s sure to be one that is ideal for your employee. 

A gift hamper which takes into account your employee’s interests will undoubtedly impress and be something they won’t ever forget. 

An online course

Perhaps your employee has always wanted to learn web design or try out photography. Perhaps they’ve told you they would love to learn video editing so they can make a montage of their dog’s best moments. Whatever it is, gifting an online course can bring them a step closer to fulfilling their dream, and learning a new skill is something they’ll benefit from throughout their life. 

With so many courses available online — such as cooking and software development courses — you’ll definitely find one that’s perfect for your employee. 

Personalised laptop bag

A laptop bag may sound like a boring gift, but when a personal touch is added, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression. The good thing about laptop bags is that they can be completely customised — even down to the zipper design. 

A laptop bag is also incredibly practical; especially if your employee works in an office setting or has to travel a lot. It’s something they can use daily, and a personalised image or office joke printed on the bag will give them something to smile about every day. Plus, a laptop bag will keep their laptop safe and protected from any damage.  

Mug warmer

We’ve all been there: you’ve just made a cup of coffee, but then your email pings, so you put your coffee to the side and go respond to the email. Then you have to respond to another email, and then another, and before you know it, your coffee’s gone cold. 

There’s nothing worse than sipping a lukewarm coffee. A mug warmer will keep your employee’s coffee hot no matter how long it takes them to finish drinking it. This gift is not only thoughtful, but it’s also practical and something your employee can keep by their side and use for years to come. 

And with prices usually ranging from £15 to £25, a mug warmer is a budget-friendly way to express your gratitude. 

Conclusion

Going that extra step further by giving your employees a thoughtful gift will show them that you truly value them and appreciate how much they contribute to the company.

In a time where many of us are apart and working from home, a thoughtful gift will certainly lift your employee’s spirits and remind them that they’re not alone.