When you want to give your remote employees a token of your appreciation, it makes sense to choose them wisely. Here are five gifts you can give your employees that they will be sure to appreciate.
1. Tech Gifts
Employees working remotely will often appreciate tech-driven gifts This includes extended length charging cables, wireless charging stations, headphones that block out noise, and even organizers for their many cords, and a screen protector for their laptop or tablet.
If you don’t want to directly give them these items, a gift card for a tech brand such as Apple is something most employees would appreciate. When you give gift cards to your employees you can’t go wrong, because they can choose whatever they want or need the most.
2. Desk/Stationery Supplies
Helping your employees stay organized even while working from a home office is easy to do. Since an organized employee is always more efficient than one that isn’t, desk and stationery supplies can make the ideal gift. This is especially true if your employees need these items to do their job.
Some examples of desk supply gifts include stamps, post-it notes, notepads, high-end printer paper, lap desks, and surge protectors. If your employees need to mail documents from home, on behalf of your company, it might be helpful to give them address labels and envelopes that are pre-printed.
3. Custom Drinkware
Everyone likes to feel like they are receiving a gift meant specifically for them. For this reason, wholesale drinkware can be a great investment that shows your employees how much you appreciate them.
You can give each employee a pint glass, coffee cup, or other similar items that can be personalized. Creating pride among your employees is easy to do when they have an object they appreciate, that shows the world where they work. And if cups and glasses don’t appeal to you, other gift ideas that fall into this category include thermoses, water bottles, travel mugs, koozies, and even drinking straws.
Overworked, tired employees are often looking for a caffeine fix. An easy and fun way to give them one is to give a tea set or coffee set. Most people drink one or the other, so you will be able to tailor your gifts to each individual employee’s preference. You can order high-end tea leaves and coffee beans in flavors your employees might not typically purchase on their own. It is also nice to add accessories like a coffee mug, teacup, or even some sweet treats that pair well with these drinks. Once you have gifted your employees a tea or gift set, it can be fun to take a virtual coffee/tea break together.
5. Exercise Equipment
Working from home means many people aren’t as active as they used to be. By giving them exercise equipment you let your employees know you are invested in their health and their future.
These five gift ideas are all appropriate to give in the workplace. Some will make your employees’ jobs easier, while others will help them power through even the most tiring workday.