>> Oct 31, 2016
Before you know it, Christmas season will be right at your doorstep, leaving you helpless to come up with any creative means to make your employees feel special. This is why many businesses start planning for the big holiday season long before it arrives. It gives them an ample amount of time to make Christmas the most memorable time of the year for their staff. So, be strategic like them and plan in advance as chances are that you won’t be able to reap better deals and offers once the season has already started.
When planning the right gifts for your employees, keep in mind the size of your empire and also the budget you are willing to spend. Once you have determined both, here are our picks of the top 5 things you can do as a business for Christmas.
1. Send them Christmas Cards:
No matter how digital we go, one always feels special when they receive something which is personalized. Just a handwritten note in a Christmas card is enough to make someone’s day; so, don’t underestimate their power. Christmas cards serve as reminders for as long as they are kept safe with you. They are proof that the organization cares about you. So, if you are looking for something that will instantly touch their hearts and makes them smile, Christmas cards are your best option to do so.
2. Go Themed!
Next, you can always make things Christmassy by decorating it with Christmas decorations. Bring in a Christmas tree in your office when your employees least expect it. Put on some lights and banners and play secret Santa. It is a time to rejoice with friends and family. So, your job is to ensure that they feel like both when working for you.
3. Present Corporate Gifts:
Whether for a client, a customer or for in-house staff, corporate gifts, such as personalized and engraved pens, key chains, stress relievers, favorite restaurant vouchers and deals, new desk stationary or a coffee maker, are always great to gift to someone. Not only do they tell the client that you care, it is also a nice gesture to further strengthen the bonds you all share.
4. Host a Christmas Party:
Be it a luncheon or an annual dinner, Christmas parties have their own charm. They provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to gather, forget and forgive past conflicts and happily welcome the New Year with full zest and zeal. Games can be played, dares can be given and fun speeches and confessions can be spilled without anyone actually taking them to heart. Be original; choose an uncommon venue like a cruise or a trip away. Things can get more interesting when employees are asked to come dressed with a theme in mind. For example, ugly Christmas sweater parties are very popular nowadays and can bring employees together in a fun occasion.
5. Offer Christmas Bonuses:
Everyone can agree that true sentiments and efforts do count but monetary value too has its own importance. Since Christmas is a gifting occasion, if you can’t arrange for personalized gifts, you can always give them a Christmas bonus. Christmas bonuses are a nice way to thank employees for all the hard work they might have done in the past year.
Do let us know what you have to say about these gifts. Also, feel free to recommend more in the comment box below as we would love to hear out your ideas.