With pandemic restrictions still in place, employee appreciation and business holiday celebrations present new challenges this year.
We at KSM love a marketing challenge, so we’ve come up with creative ways to make our client’s employees feel appreciated and connected while building their company culture. We handle everything, from the sourcing of the products to the custom box design, to drop shipping.
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend having a theme that gives context and ties together the gifts, the package design, and the virtual event if you are having one. Having a theme to work around gives direction in the selection of the branded products, the messaging, and the promotion of the activity.
Here are 5 of our favorite employee gift swag box ideas
Office Party in a Box
If your traditional holiday party is canceled this year, you can still have a virtual get together. To make it festive and fun, a custom swag box can help create interest and build anticipation. Ideas that work for these are, an ugly sweater design sweatshirt for everyone to wear at the party, a trivia game, hand fans to use as props, a surprise gift to be opened at the party, as well as snacks to consume at the party.
Work From Home Productivity Swag
Chances are your company will continue to have employees working from home, at least part-time. If this is the case, desk items that will make the space more comfortable and help with productivity are great choices. Examples are a wireless phone charger stand, earphones, a ring light, and a nice cork bottom mug that will absorb moisture.
Downtime Comfort Kit
We’ve all been going through hard, stressful times. One way to recognize your staff’s hard work is to send them a comfort kit to acknowledge their need to unwind and enjoy some downtime. Things to include are a nice cozy blanket, a custom mug, hot chocolate packets, and sweet treats.
If your company is giving time off during the holidays, chances are your staff is planning to travel and they’ll appreciate items that will make their trip more comfortable. Useful things to include in your gift package are disposable masks, hand sanitizer, a travel document organizer with RFID blocking internal pockets for storing passports and credit cards, luggage tags, and cord organizers.
Adventure Swag Box Pack
If your company is making drastic changes, an adventure theme can help put your employees at ease and make them part of the process. A fully custom-designed box will make your message more impactful and help tell the story of the evolution of the company. Things to include are a campfire mug, a foldable bag, and a journal.
Let’s Plan Your Custom Holiday Gifts.
As you can see there are many possibilities to build memorable employee and clients’ holiday gifts programs, despite these times of working remotely. That said, creating these packages is not an overnight thing, so you want to get started sooner rather than later.
Whether using one of our employee appreciation ideas above or coming up with an entirely different theme, we can help with the process, from creative ideation to all the way to shipping the gifts directly to your employees.
We look forward to working with you!