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By Adam Norman

10 Practical Holiday Gifts that your Employees will LOVE

The holidays are approaching and that means it’s time to consider gifts for your employees. The holidays are a high-visibility opportunity to recognize employees’ contributions to your business and your appreciation of their work. Shipping times are often delayed and inventory is limited, meaning it is important to order ahead of time.

Here are 10 holiday gifts your employees will love:

1. A stylish, new jacket

Two words: brand identity. Branded apparel helps other people identify or ask about your company when an employee wears it.When purchasing a company jacket, think about comfort level. Choosing nice fabrics like cotton or a poly-blend make for soft clothing items that will be worn often. This jacket is made from super-stretchy neoprene, also known as scuba material. It is very comfortable and has a flattering shape for all. Another interesting feature is that the front pockets on the jacket are waterproof, so if you are caught in the rain, your smartphone will not get wet.

Your apparel provider should be able to help you review design options that make the piece look fashionable and to your liking. Ask about new decorating technologies that may be available.

2. A unique piece of drinkware

Employees often bring drinkware from home. An eye-catching water bottle is always popular and extends your brand presence in the office. This ombré, stainless steel tumbler is stunning. It has a full-print gradient, a feature that will make your company logo truly stand out on the sleek bottle. Most high-end bottles can hold both hot and cold beverages for an extended period of time, at the desired temperature.

3. A state-of-the-art wireless charging pad

This wireless charging pad is both convenient and portable. It allows you to simultaneously charge 5 devices (2 via USB outputs and 3 wireless charging-enabled devices on the pad) and is compatible with Apple, Samsung, and Android operating systems. That means no more fussing with multiple cords!

The best part about this charging pad is the clear picture imprint, which allows for your brand to be the center of attention this holiday season.

4. A nice briefcase

Give your employees a piece that will have them traveling in style. High-quality bags will last for years. This briefcase is made from ballistic polycanvas, an alternative to expensive leather. Search for models that protect laptops and other equipment.

5. A food gift basket

Food baskets have been a staple as employee gifts for decades, especially for the holidays. According to PR Newswire, “some 54% of those who purchased food gifts for others in the last 12 months have done so for the winter holidays.” This one includes butter toffee, jumbo cashews, and chocolate covered almonds packaged and stacked into a lovely snowman. You can also consider more healthful food options.

6. A heavy-duty cooler

This cooler will last a lifetime and generate numerous impressions. It has waterproof zippers and can hold up to 48 cans or 35 lbs. of ice.

Make your employees feel extra special by personalizing the coolers with their names on them. According to PPAI, 81% of people keep promotional products for more than a year.

7. An at-home spa-set

Your employees work hard. This spa set will help them relax and recharge. It includes an essential oil infused candle, bath salts, body butter, two essential oil dropper bottles, and an infused bar of soap.

8. A set of wireless earbuds

The gifts you give to your employees should be relevant to today’s trends. Wireless headphones have just been introduced and are doing well in the market.

These headphones include a built-in microphone for crisp, clear phone calls and high-quality sound. They play for up to 3 hours at a time.

9. A soft, oversized blanket

It’s nice to cover up with a blanket that will keep you extra warm during the colder months. This blanket is made up of ultra-soft wool Sherpa and can be embroidered. When we asked our office about what promotional item they always kept and used, the number one answer was blankets.

10. A travel-friendly backpack

How many times have you had to fish for stuff in your backpack only to dump everything out? The new Zoom backpack has a full-zip opening that makes it easier to pack. It is great for traveling because of its compact shape and slash-proof fabric.

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10 Practical Holiday Gifts that your Employees will LOVE