It’s no secret that wrapping up the year comes with a lot of celebrations (hello holiday parties!) and reflecting on all the incredible achievements of the year. And while thanking people outside of our organizations—clients, vendors, partners, and advisors—is key, it’s important not to overlook the people to your left and right who make it all possible: your team!
They’re the ones who have put in the hard work, day in and day out and make your life easy. So it’s important to thank them in a genuine way. As always, we’re on the job! See our top 4 tips for gifting your team below.
1. Set a Budget
Setting aside an all-in and per-gift budget is an important place to start for any gifting suite, but is especially important when you are creating a way to thank employees in a highly personal way. If you have a total gifting budget for a year, we’d say allocating $100/employee is a good place to start, depending on the size and scale of your company.
2. Set a Goal
Another question we always ask clients to think about: what is your goal for this gifting suite? Are you looking to celebrate and commemorate a job well done, encourage your team to get some rest and relaxation, or give them a desk refresh to start next year off on the right foot? Each of these goals will send a different message to employees and lead you in a different direction for the types of gifts you’ll want to send.
3. Keep Things Personal
We created our BUILD A BOXFOX platform to make it easy to send a unique gift for each person in your life. Our Corporate Concierge platform replicates the same experience for our corporate clients (like you!), letting you pick and choose specific items for each member of your team to make sure each gift you select is a gift that they will actually love and use.
The more personal you can get with employee gifts, the more appreciated your employees will feel!
Here are two examples of similarly priced, 100% custom gifts for two different employees on the same team that truly cater to their personalities. Can you guess what they are?
The top is for an on-the-go, active fitness and wellness lover and the other an employee who loves to curl up with a great book, light a candle, and enjoy a hot mug of tea. Each gift is catered to things they naturally love to do and will make you look like the boss of the year by showing how much you truly know them.
4. Be Genuine!
Speaking of knowing your employees, there’s nothing worse for any employee than feeling like their boss—who they spend 5 days a week with!— doesn’t recognize all of the awesome things they bring to the table. Which is why adding a handwritten note to every gift is important (and why that’s something we at BOXFOX include with each gift!).
But it’s not enough to include a generic message—is there an achievement you can point to that you’re most proud of? Or a particular example of an employee going above and beyond? This is the perfect place to highlight those!
(Our handy tip for this? Keep a small notebook or note on your desktop where you jot down examples of employees rising to a challenge.)
We hope these tips help you show your gratitude for the members of your team this holiday season! To learn more about gifting for employees, corporations, or clients, feel free to email our Concierge Team at concierge@shopBOXFOX.com.