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25 Best Christmas Gifts for Employees that'll make them go: Woah-ho-ho!

Ready for the red hats and shiny jumpers? The Christmas season is here and these amazing Christmas Gifts for employees will be a big hit.

Gift Cards
10 Min read
Last Updated on
July 29, 2021

‘Tis the festive season!

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?

Xoxoday Plum has gift vouchers, experiences, and perks in every category for users to redeem from.
Xoxoday Plum has gift vouchers, experiences, and perks in every category for users to redeem from.

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 gifting options for employees on every front.

25 Amazing Christmas Gifts for Employees


Christmas Gifts for Employees -  Electronics

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-plush Frappuccino 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.

Distribute smart-wearable gift vouchers to employees via Xoxoday Plum>>

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.

Your employees can cash their Xoxo Points in to get their smart home systems ready>>

Fashion Apparel & Accessories

Fashion Apparel & Accessories

3. The good ol’ shiny Jumper

Best for: The one with overzealous Xmas spirit

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.

Or you can let them shop for a jumper of their choice via Xoxoday Plum>>

4. Loungewear galore

Best for: The work-from-home hustler

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.

Here’s the list of brands that’ll get your workforce cozy>>

5. A 360-degree closet overhaul

Best for: Anyone who still dresses like Tom Hanks

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.

Christmas gift vouchers of all leading apparel brands available on Xoxoday Plum>>

Travel & Tourism

Christmas Gifts for Employees -  Travel & Tourism

6. Send them flying with Air Miles

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.

Xoxoday Plum’s got quite a collection of Airline Gift Cards>>

7. Two words: Cruise trip!

Best for: Anyone who isn’t hydrophobic

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.

Our special Christmas catalog will take your workforce cruising>>

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.

Full-fledged vacation options in the Xoxoday Plum catalog>>

9. A myriad of adventure trips

Best for: A group of office-BFFs to enjoy

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.

Xoxo Points would be a perfect Christmas gift for employees that plan to get their adrenaline running>>

Home & Living

Christmas Gifts for Employees -  Home & Living

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?

With Xoxoday Plum, fuel your workforce’s home décor with vouchers from leading home furniture stores>>

11. Candles—a gift that’s always merry and bright

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.

But if you’re looking for amazing employee Christmas gifts, check out Xoxoday Plum’s Christmas Gifts section>>

12. A coffee table—or whatever’s on it

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.

But what’s the organization’s contribution? A gift voucher via Xoxoday Plum for them to cash in>>

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.

Plenty of places to redo your personal workspace via Xoxoday Plum>>

14. A little something for the furry buddies

Best for: The fur mommies and daddies

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.

There’s a Pet Care gift voucher available on Xoxoday Plum for pet-daddies & mommies to redeem>>

Gift Vouchers from Online Stores

Gift Vouchers from Online Stores

15. Ease your workforce’s gifting jitters

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.

Get gift vouchers from leading brands all across the globe at Xoxoday Plum>>

16. Take care of their essential shopping needs

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.

Whole Foods, Target, Walmart—Xoxoday Plum’s got it all>>

17. Good ol’ Amazon gift cards to save the day

Best for: The online-shopping maniac

Amazon isn’t a trillion-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.

Bulk-send your employees Amazon gift cards via Xoxoday Plum>>

Restaurant, Food & Drinks

Christmas Gifts for Employees -  Treat in Restaurant

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.

You can send over a bottle of wine via Xoxoday Plum—no kidding>>

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.

Send out gift vouchers from the best coffee shops in your city via Xoxoday Plum>>

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!

Get vouchers for the best Christmas feast diners, restaurants, and joints at Xoxoday Plum>>

21. A drink or two on the house

Best for: Anyone who drinks

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.

Buy your employees a drink at their local tavern @ Xoxoday Plum>>

22. Reduce the chef’s burden by ordering in

Best for: Ones who can’t stop ordering online

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”.

Get gift vouchers for the best online food joints at Xoxoday Plum>>

Beauty, Health & Wellness

Christmas Gifts for Employees -  Beauty, Health & Wellness

23. Nothing beats the sweet smell of perfume

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.

The best fragrances are available via Xoxoday Store’s gift vouchers>>

24. A spa-luscious Christmas weekend

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.

Here are all the spa and salon gifting vouchers your employees can’t wait to get their hands on>>

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.

Skincare & Beauty gift vouchers at the Xoxoday Stores>>

Ready to Present Your Employees with the Ultimate Christmas Gift?

christmas gift ideas for employees

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!

Explore Xoxoday Plum—the prefect digital gifting platform for Holiday Gifts>>

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