If you need to buy some holiday gifts for your team, you don’t have to settle for standard items. There are plenty of clever and unique options out there that can really appeal to your team members. Here are 20 clever employee gift ideas to consider.
20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees
Big Personality Desk Signs
Desk signs can be common sights around many offices. But for a more lighthearted take, consider these funny desk signs to share with your employees as gifts.
Coffee of the Month Box
You’re likely to have plenty of coffee lovers on your staff. For a unique gift idea that satisfies their caffeine cravings, consider getting them a few months subscription to a coffee of the month box like BeanBox.
Hot Chocolate Canister
Or for those employees who don’t drink coffee, you could instead gift them another hot beverage like hot chocolate. This hot chocolate canister from Godiva is a simple but professional choice.
For those who watch video or want to show of photos from their smartphones, a smartphone projector can be a handy little gadget. So you can get them as gifts for anyone on your team with a compatible device.
Bar Tools Set
If you have any amateur bartenders or cocktail enthusiasts on your team, a set of bar tools can make for a great gift. This monogrammed set can even be personalized with the recipient’s initials.
Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, they can actually help adults relieve stress, so getting some as employee gifts can be really beneficial.
Laptop Keyboard Skin
If your team uses their own laptops to work, you could get them a gift that helps make those laptops a little more fun and customizable. Laptop keyboard skins come in a variety of colors and help customize and protect laptop keyboards.
Coasters can make a great simple gift for your team, especially if you need to stick to a tight budget. These tree bark coasters can be a great addition to any desk or home décor.
Scented candles are pretty standard gifts. But if you find a unique scent or design, you can give them as gifts to your employees that really stand out.
Wines That Rock
Wine can make a great gift for a variety of recipients. But if you want to get something a little more fun and unique, consider a specialty label like these wines that were crafted around legendary rock albums.
Waterproof Phone Case
If you have any frequent travelers or adventurers on your staff, a waterproof phone case is essential. So you can purchase those cases in various colors and for various types of devices.
Cosmic Exploration Chart
If you have any space or science enthusiasts on your staff, you can get them a decorative chart that they can use to decorate their home or office.
Holiday Desk Calendar
Every desk needs a calendar. So calendars can make great gifts for your team. This holiday calendar can help your team members find something new to celebrate each day.
If you want to give your team members a funny gift that’s still something they can use every day, there are plenty of cute and funny mugs to choose from. This prescription coffee mug is perfect for any coffee enthusiast in your office and can be personalized as well.
For any smartphone photographers or videographers on your gift list, a smartphone tripod can be a handy item. This model can work with a variety of different devices and adjust to different positions as well.
You can also get your team members some gifts that show off the holiday spirit. These holiday plates can work for holiday entertaining but still go with a variety of different décor styles.
Photographers, travelers, or anyone with a nice camera that they often carry around could likely use a nice camera bag. So a simple yet professional bag like this one can make a great employee gift.
Socks can make for a funny and inexpensive gift for team members. You can find them in many different styles and patterns to go with the different personalities of your team members.
Planners can be really helpful for managing everyday tasks. So they can also make great gifts for your team. And you can find a variety of different designs to appeal to all your different team members.
If you have any travelers on your gift list, a globe can make for a great office or home decoration. So you can buy them a simple desktop globe like this one from World Market.
Editor’s Note: For a look at 2015’s picks see Wow Your Staff with These Clever Employee Gift Ideas.
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