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7 Great Ideas for Corporate Gifts

by Dennis Oglesby on February 18, 2021

The past year has thrown many challenges at businesses and employees.

Between a pandemic, business closures, supply chain troubles, new restrictions and regulations, industry changes and market shifts, it’s been an adventure. On top of that, many of us are managing the tribulations and distractions that are a natural by-product of working from home.

Employees are the fuel that keeps your business moving, even under the most difficult situations, and they’re under a lot of pressure. Virtual learning with kids would make anyone crazy. Daily teleconferencing could raise the blood pressure of anyone.

The right corporate gift can slice right through the pressure and have a positive impact on even the most stressed employees. They let you show your appreciation even during these difficult times.

Corporate Gifts that Make an Impact

Corporate gifts are an important tool for companies to show their appreciation to their partners and employees. The right gift can strengthen a relationship. It brings a return that compounds over time.

Especially during these difficult times, a corporate gift is an important touchpoint. It is a way for the business to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the employee. It’s a way to connect even when we are all apart and socially distant. The right gift works like a memento, boosting the relationship between the business and the employee.

Here are a few of the top corporate gift ideas for employees:

Home Charging Stations

With more and more employees working from home, it’s important to do what you can to keep them accessible and connected. A home charging station is not only appreciated by the employee, but is another way you can prevent work delays caused by drained batteries.

  • Portable power packs
  • USB recharging hubs
  • Wireless charging pads

Remote Meeting Tools

Remote meeting apps like Zoom and GoToMeeting have become critical business tools, without which productivity and collaboration might have come to a grinding halt. Help your employees make the most of meetings at home.

  • Wireless headset
  • Webcam with microphone
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

Productivity at Home Gift Set

As we all know by now, working at home is not always as easy as working in an office. A few thoughtful gifts can let the employee know that you understand the struggle, while helping them manage work as comfortably as possible.

  • Bamboo lap desk
  • Laptop bag with company logo
  • Padfolio and pen

Comfort at Home Gift Set

With the right gift, you can send a little taste of the office to employees working from home. Consider items that were once available in the office, but employees are now scrambling and scrounging to supply on their own. These may not be difficult to find, but a little consideration goes a long way for employees trying to stay productive away from the office.

  • Bag of ground coffee
  • Coffee flavoring syrup
  • Snack food (Chocolate candy or chips)
  • Ceramic coffee mug with company logo

The Relaxation and Comfort Gift Set

Sometimes in the constant rush of staying productive and getting work done, it’s difficult to take a moment to relax and unwind. These gift ideas will give employees the opportunity to relax, and reduce the rush and frustration we are all feeling right now.

  • Houseplant (Succulents or air plants)
  • Yoga mat
  • Tea and tea cup
  • Candle
  • Slippers

Tasty Snacks and Sweet Treats

One gift that you can’t go wrong with is food. Everyone appreciates a good snack or a tasty treat. Pairing the food with a long-lasting item that can be embossed and branded is a good way to ensure the gift is memorable.

  • Cheese and meat tray
  • Bamboo cutting board
  • Cheese knife
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Cookie tin

Fun in a Box Gift Set

Sometimes the best gift is one that makes it easy to escape from the hustle and frustration of the everyday. Look for gifts that bring the fun, maybe items for a game night that will break the boredom and bring a smile to the face of your employees and their families.

  • Board games
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Playing cards
  • Hot chocolate and mugs

The Future of Corporate Gifts

The truth is, as difficult as it may be to imagine now, there will come a time when the COVID pandemic is over. There will be a day when we all go back to our office, without masks, and the world opens back up.

These are evergreen corporate gift sets and ideas. They’ll work just as well for an employee sitting just down the hall as the one working from home.

It’s also important to put your business stamp and corporate brand on the items and gifts you select. Choose gifts that your employees will not only appreciate, but ones that reflect your company and corporate mission. Look at personalizing the gift, and add a heartfelt message to each.

As always, if you have questions, the experts at GO2 Partners are ready to help bring your corporate vision to life.

Topics: Promotional Products, Marketing and business