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32 Thoughtful Gifts For Remote Employees

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It’s no secret employees who feel valued and appreciated perform better. However, with more remote teams than ever before, employers are faced with the unique challenge of how to reward their employees from afar.

In fact, studies suggest one of the biggest challenges for remote employers is retaining strong team morale. Due to this, business leaders are seeking new rewards and recognition tactics to ensure employees do not feel disconnected from the company.

One of the most effective means to reward and recognize work-from-home team members is through thoughtful gifts.

As Corporate Gift Box specialists, we know a thing or two about gifting employees. So here’s our top list of gifts remote employees will love.

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Best Gift Ideas For Employees

1. Award-Winning Snack Box

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A box of delicious, plant-based snacks are not only great for health, animals and the planet – but they can boost your employee’s performance too.

A Vegancuts Snack Box is an ideal gift for remote workers as the box is full of exciting high-quality snacks your staff won’t find in the supermarket. These boxes can be delivered to offices or employee’s addresses.

Check out the Vegancuts Corporate Program to learn more.

2. Food Delivery Gift Card

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Food delivery services like UberEATS and DoorDash are great options for working from home staff.

Think of it as the remote equivalent of ordering an office pizza. It’s a simple but practical gift idea every team member will surely love. 

3. Relaxing Desk Diffuser

Desk diffusers are small aromatherapy devices that release essential oils and create calming and relaxing workspaces.

Work can have its stresses, so diffuse it with this thoughtful gift for work-at-home employees.


Available here.

4. Cruelty-Free Beauty Gift Box

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The Vegancuts Beauty Box contains $60-$100 worth of deluxe and full-sized vegan products that really show your employees you care.

The box contains luxury beauty products like exfoliating cleansers and nourishing hydrogels. This Beauty Box is curated by our industry experts to ensure that not only is every product high performance, but is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and free of harmful chemicals.

Learn more at the Vegancuts Corporate Box page.

5. Mug Warmers

If coffee is the fuel behind your workforce why not keep it warm?

These small devices don’t take up much desk space and will keep your team’s brew perfectly heated.

Available here.

6. Wireless Ear Buds

Wireless Ear Buds are a perfect gift for employees as they can use them for both work and in their personal lives.

While Apple Ear Buds can get a bit pricy, there are plenty of other brands with more affordable prices.

Available here.

7. Acupressure Mat and Pillow

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Add pressure to your employees… in the right way.

The “bed of nails” Acupressure set is a nice reminder for team members to take care of themselves at home.

Using ancient Indian healing traditions, this acupressure mat puts pressure in all the right places.

8. Wine Tasting Flight

If you have a team of wine aficionados, instead of gifting a bottle, try a wine-tasting flight.

With various flight sizes and glasses, there’s a flight for every wine lover in your team.

Available here.

9. Portable Speaker

A benefit to working at home is you can pump some music while you work without distracting colleagues. 

Modern Portable Speakers are small, sleek, and easily transportable, making them a welcome gift for any employee.

Available here.

10. Kindle Gift Card

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Downtime is vital to work performance.

By gifting employees new reading materials, you’re showing you value their downtime as much as their work. And many studies show reading often sparks creativity!

Eco-Friendly Gifts For Employees

11. Reusable Mug

Whether your remote employees are home-based or on the road, reusable travel mugs are practical and sustainable gifts that will ensure coffee is always an option.

Available here.

12. Sustainable Lunch Box

A lunchbox cooler is a perfect gift for employees who might still need to travel to and from the office occasionally.

Fill the box with treats to add a nice surprise.

Available here.

13. Organic Natural Dry Shampoo Powder Set

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Green & Gorgeous Organics eco-friendly dry shampoo set is a fantastic sustainable gift idea for eco-conscious workplaces.

The gift doesn’t require any water and comes in eco-friendly packaging.

14. Home Office Plants

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Working from home isn’t always easy on employees who can feel a little cabin fever.

Gifting desk plants or succulents can go a long way to bringing a fresh sense of life to a workspace.

15. Conscious Socks

While socks might not seem like the most exciting gift, Conscious Step has created a business model that gives back to a cause you believe in. Whether that’s protecting oceans or rainforests, every step in these socks is a step in the right direction.

Available here.

16. Bamboo Boxset

This bamboo boxset is anti-waste and comes with bamboo toothbrushes, reusable straws, dental floss, bamboo cotton pads, and lots more.

The box is a fantastic introduction to zero-waste products for employees.

Available here.

17. Customized Reusable Produce Bags

Reusable bags are essential items since many grocery stores are going plastic-free and more households are becoming sustainably-minded.

Still, produce bags might not seem so exciting. That’s why we recommend customizing them to add some fun and personalized aspect to them. Your employees will really appreciate the thought.

Available here.

18. Eco Yoga Mat

Did you know sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day can as bad for you as smoking?

Encourage your team to stretch and practice to channel good energy through their body, mind, and soul with this cork yoga mat.

Available here.

19. Earth-Friendly Pamper Box

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This Pre-Summer Luxe gift set comes with beauty products sourced from clean, non-toxic ingredients and is perfect for teams who need a good pampering,

Available here.  

20. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

There’s really nothing better and more essential than water.

A reusable water bottle is always a good idea.

Available here.

Christmas Gifts For Employees

21. Christmas Coasters

Christmas coasters make for a great stocking filler and they are easy to come by. These snowflake coasters are a unique and fun Christmas gift.

Available here.

22. Christmas Cards

You simply cannot go wrong with sending your remote team Christmas cards.

There are lots of unique Christmas cards you can choose from, like retro cards to adult humor cards.

23. Vegancuts Christmas Gift Boxes

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Every Christmas, Vegancuts curates some of the most exciting and fun gift boxes to add to the Christmas joy.

Popular boxes include the plant-based snack box and cruelty-free beauty box.

24. Do-It-Yourself Bonsai Tree

When you can’t gift a Christmas tree… get them the tools to grow their own.

Bonsai trees are super fun and this starter kit comes with 4 different types of seeds, 4 pots, soil, scissors and comes in a gift box.

Available here.

25. Ugly Christmas Sweater

What is Christmas without ugly Christmas sweaters?

There is a wide range of ugly sweaters available for your team, including this happy sloth… which we don’t actually find very ugly.

Available here.

Affordable Gifts For Employees

26. Bedside Organizer

Working at home means organization is critical… you don’t want to lose your headphones right before that important meeting!

At just $6.99 this bedside (or deskside) organizer is a great little gift to make your employee’s life just that little bit easier.

Available here.

27. Manatea Tea Infuser


This Manatea tea infuser puts the tea in remote teams. The adorable tea infuser will go down well for tea lovers employees and those who love a good pun! 

Available here.

28. Felt Letter Board

Sometimes the best reminders are in your face. A letter board is ideal for notes, announcements, and reminders – and they also have a certain aesthetic to them.

For just $15.95, it makes for a nice and affordable gift for employees.

Available here.

29. Tough Teams – Notebook

A notepad labeled “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough Teams” Do has never been more applicable than it is today. 

Show your team the love and appreciation they deserve with this gift.

Available here.

30. Bath Salts

Give the gift of relaxation with these calming bath salts. your employees will thank you for it.

Available here.

Subscription Boxes For Remote Employees

31. Plant-Based Snack Box Subscription

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Plant-based snacks are all the rage lately – and with treats this good it’s easy to see why. Share a delicious snack box subscription with your team in 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month plans.

View individual plans here and find more Corporate Gift Box information here. 

32. Vegan & Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Box

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More consumers are being conscious of the ingredients they put on their skin and demanding clean, healthy and sustainable ingredients.

The Vegancuts Beauty Box has all of the above and more.

You can find the Beauty Box subscription plans here, or find more information via the Corporate page

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