From jingling bells to red, white, and more red surroundings to Michael Bublé almost imbibed into the background score, the season of Christmas is upon us. Christmas is everyone’s favorite, and Christmastide has got everyone hooked to cooking delicacies, decorating their houses, and of course—Christmas gifts.
Most people cite Christmas gifts as a reason they look forward to the 25th of the last month of the year. Now that your workforce is spending quite a chunk of their time and efforts at work, it’s customary to give out Christmas gifts to your employees. Organizations have tried the coffee mugs enough, but there’s a change in the new age of gifting.
Keeping the new trend in mind in which people prefer to be given the freedom of choice, here are the best Christmas gift ideas for office staff that an organization can take the efforts to deliver, or peers can go on and give their work-BFFs. Let’s have a look.
This Christmas, Gift them the Power of Choice
Gone are the days of distributing mundane Christmas hampers, stockings, and chocolate boxes. In the current scenario where people want their gifts not just to be a memento but essential in the daily walk of life, giving the power of choice is arguably the best employee Christmas gift ideas.
With Xoxoday Plum, give your employees the freedom to choose their Christmas Gifts. With our special offers for the season of reindeers and Santa’s, your organization can simply distribute Xoxo Points and Codes to employees and the catalog below would give them a chance to redeem it for what they want. Sounds like a joyful sleigh-ride, doesn’t it?
Also, with remote working topping the charts as the most desirable scenario to work, these are the best Christmas gifts for remote employees who can't be simply reached out on Christmas eve for a card exchange. Let’s have a look at the best Christmas giftingoptions for employees on every front.
25 Amazing Christmas Gifts for Employees
1. Smart wearables lead the way
Best for: The gizmo-freak who’s a sucker for digital bling
With everyone sporting a smartwatch, a health tracker app, and a glass of sugar-plushFrappuccino in their hands, smart wearables are an accessory that people can spend money on but won’t—however, they’d take it for a gift any given day. With plenty of amazing smart wearables under $50/equivalent currencies in the market, it’d make for a great Christmas gift for employees from boss.
2. Smart home accessories to show off as a cool employer
Best for: Proving the modern-day comfort for your employees
Alexa’s, Siri’s, and OK Google’s have been the icebreaker for daily conversations with, eh, a smart butler. Smart home accessories can do everything from playing music on your audio deck with a command to giving your Roomba an order to clean the spilled cola off the floor. What’s best? They are amusingly inexpensive and make for a perfect Christmas gift for your workforce.
Christmas jumpers are the spirit of the season. These shimmery, bright, and highly visible sweaters coming with beautiful drawings of Rudolph and Santa Claus add it to the fervor and they make for a very proficient Christmas gift to employees. Get customized jumpers made for your workforce and it’d make for a perfect Christmas eve team picture.
It’s always the advice from fashionistas across the globe that something that can be slept in makes for the best gift. Loungewear is all about that. As it’d be abrupt (or pretty amazing) to get your teams matching PJs with your organization’s logo on it as a Christmas gift, they can always shop for their kind of stuff from a myriad of brands by grabbing a gift voucher through Xoxoday Plum.
This isn’t as expensive as a Christmas gift to employees as it sounds. A closet overhaul could become a great team-building activity. What has to be done? The organization can distribute gift vouchers with a substantial value as a Christmas bonus and in that value, one has to overhaul a part of their daily getup. Watch people turn up with new kicks, four new shirts for the weekday rotation and some might go for new bling.
Best for: The ones who’ve got “wanderlust” in their Instagram bio
Most millennials use their hard-earned savings on travel and by gifting them air miles, the organization can fuel their aspirations. Air miles make for a great gifting option and one can save a lot of money on travel with them. Plenty of airlines offer e-gift cards that have air miles in them.
Telling your employees that they can use their Christmas gift points to opt for a cruise trip sounds like a prank, but it’d make for a great Christmas gift if it can be done—and it can be done. At Xoxoday Plum, we’ve got plenty of cruise ship vacations that’d make the prospect of Christmas in the sea lucrative and real.
8. A weekend getaway to brace them up for new year’s
Best for: The hard worker who badly needs a break
Most post-Christmas plans involve a vacation—a way for the working personnel to unwind away from emails and conferences. Gift your employees a weekend getaway with Xoxoday’s Points where they can plan their perfect weekend at a resort, cherish good food, and come back 100% recharged.
Be it skydiving, bungee jumping, laser-tag, or simply a Cabela’s expedition—give your workforce the freedom to choose their experience in the form of an adventure trip which would be the perfect retreat from daily walks of hustle and bustle. Since everyone’s got their thrills to fuel the adrenaline, Xoxoday Plum’s got a catalog full of experiences to offer something for everyone.
10. Set up your employees’ Christmas fireplace at home
Best for: The warm embrace of a homely little Christmas
Every year, a makeshift fireplace becomes a centerpiece to the Christmas theme, and with families hitting the shopping malls for the mantelpieces and stockings, what’d be a better way to get the Christmassy vibes going than sending over a beautiful and sober mantelpiece as a Christmas gift to employees?
Best for: Spicing up the newlyweds’ candlelight Xmas dinners
One can never get enough candles as a gift as they never stop adding to the vibe—especially when they are all lit up. With candle-sets making an amazing Christmas gift for employees, this one is for those who’d love to play it safe.
Best for: Pepping up the coffee table with something new (eg. a new coffee table)
Since we are talking about (almost) every type of Christmas gift that can be presented to employees with the freedom of choice, a coffee table definitely should make it to the list. Your squad can plan a visit to the Pottery Barn, Home Depot, or any furniture store nearby and get their coffee table and throw in a mantelpiece of two.
13. Gift your employees a remote workplace upgrade
Best for: The remote hustler who literally works from the couch
This one’s especially for your remote workforce—a remote workplace upgrade generally includes a monitor, an ergonomic chair, and a desk if not present. Although it’s a good practice to offer your employees a stipend for remote work upgrades, they can surely be given as a gift. Imagine a shiny chair and monitor wrapped in red, right in front of you. We’d cry out with happiness.
When Christmas comes to town, there’s always a cat or a dog in the picture with a red hat on. With a special mention for the little furry buddies that make our place feel like home, keep a few chew-toys and some uni-pet jumpers on for distribution.
Best for: It’s Christmas-- this one’s best for everyone!
Xoxoday Plum is the ultimate place to get gift vouchers and send them over to others. As gift cards are a very prominent commodity in the gifting segment in today’s time, and the fact that post-holiday debt is racking up people, an organization can ease the workforce’s jitters if Xoxo Points could be distributed and redeemed for gift cards—the codes of which can be shared as a gift.
Best for: Anyone who cooks at home (and especially the ones who don’t)
With grocery shopping being an inevitable expense, the organization can always take care of their employees’ daily needs with vouchers from grocery stores and these come in real handy in the Christmas season. With Xoxoday Plum, an employee can choose for a grocery voucher from the points they receive from the organization this festive season.
Amazon isn’t atrillion-dollar marketplace for nothing. The global eCommerce store is the favorite shopping destination for people all around and in case your organization has run out of office Christmas gift ideas, slipping a $50 Amazon gift card as a Christmas gift would never disappoint.
What’s better? At Xoxoday Plum, you can send them to all employees at once—with a personalized message—and a fancy e-card.
18. A bottle of wine to finish the Christmas puzzle
Best for: The lavish wine enthusiast amongst you
Wine is the missing centerpiece to the Christmas table and is generally the guests’ responsibility. What can be a better Christmas gift to employees than putting that bottle of wine on the table? Send over a bottle of wine with Xoxoday Plum and hoist the important flagstaff to your employees’ Xmas feast.
19. A coffee boost to satiate their caffeine cravings
Best for: The one who can’t talk to anyone else without some joe
Nothing keeps your workforce happier than an amazing latte on the way to work or ordering in a big pitcher of Frappuccino that’s on the house. The working class spends almost $2,000 every year on their coffee cravings and you as an organization can bring this number down by sponsoring their daily caffeine dose.
20. A Christmas feast that’s worth building an appetite
Best for: The one who eats everything that’s left on the Xmas potluck
The best Christmas gift for employees is a Christmas eve dinner, but since that looks highly unlikely, a team-building activity can be planned for employees in the form of a virtual Christmas feast. This can be achieved by sending out gift vouchers to your employees as a Christmas gift via Xoxoday Plum, which can be redeemed at their favorite eateries. What’s next? Get on a virtual dinner and have your Christmas eve dinner!
Almost all Christmas eve workdays end with a pint in the nearby brewery or a benevolent co-worker saving the day with a bottle of wine and there couldn’t be a more perfect way to get in the vacation groove. Sponsor them all (except the designated driver) as the perfect Christmas gift for employees that came early.
Gone are the days when every dish at the table was made from scratch. People prefer ordering in eggnogs and pies alike but how does this come out as a Christmas gift for employees? Distribute gift vouchers from places like GrubHub, Postmates, UberEats, and more from Xoxoday Plum. Check out the full list down below and make your employees go “This pie was sent as a gift from my boss”.
Best for: ANYONE who doesn’t get teased for their body odor
Although electronic gadgets are slowly catching up as the ideal corporate Christmas gifts for employees and friends alike, a good bottle of perfume has never failed to deliver. With every individual sporting their fragrance, a place like Sephora or Walmart might be an amazing avenue for your employees to choose their kind of spray.
Best for: The ones who really love to get pampered
Self-care is detoxifying and something about getting oneself pampered in a spa with a haircut or a full-on grooming session can set one up nicely for Christmas and when they come back after the New Year. Salon and spa vouchers have been legendary Christmas gifts for employees, and we take special care of them at the Xoxoday Stores.
25. Beauty & Skincare gift vouchers never go to waste
Best for: Your workspace to have that sweet scent of moisturizer in the air
With skincare products costing a fortune now, a contribution from the organization in the form of Xoxo Points could well be spent on them. Check out all the options for leading skincare and beauty brands and gift them to your employees for Christmas.
Ready to Present Your Employees with the Ultimate Christmas Gift?
Now that the Festival of joy is upon us let’s beautify it more by spreading it across our work with the best Christmas gift ideas for staff. What’s the best thing? They can all be brought by your workforce according to their whims and fancies via Xoxoday Plum!
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