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.
Best Gift Ideas For Employees
1. Award-Winning Snack Box
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
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.
4. Cruelty-Free Beauty Gift Box
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.
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.
7. Acupressure Mat and Pillow
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.
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.
10. Kindle Gift Card
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
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.
13. Organic Natural Dry Shampoo Powder Set
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Gifts For Employees
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subscription Boxes For Remote Employees
31. Plant-Based Snack Box Subscription
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.
32. Vegan & Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Box
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.
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