The Best Corporate Holiday Gift Ideas
Whether you're someone who shops early or you're a last-minute person picking up gifts on Christmas Eve, the idea of gift-giving is on everyone's mind this time of year. If you work in a corporate setting, the season of giving presents the perfect opportunity to express appreciation for those who have helped make the year a successful one for your business.
In addition to your clients, you wouldn't be here without your employees and co-workers. Giving them meaningful and thoughtful gifts is an ideal way to maintain a positive office culture and spirit of teamwork throughout the year.
Not quite sure what to buy? It's possible to find the perfect corporate holiday gifts that everyone will enjoy — and you don't have to spend a fortune. Here are a few simple tips and gift ideas to help you get started.
Tips to Find the Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Employees and Co-Workers
Before you start stuffing envelopes with gift cards or ordering expensive trinkets, consider the dos and don'ts of company gift ideas for employees.
1. DO: Give It Some Thought
Take time to think about your co-workers and their interests. Do you share an office with a die-hard professional football fan? Gifting them something from their favorite team might be a good choice. Does your boss enjoy fine wines? Consider gifting them a bottle of their favorite vino. Are you in a workplace where people don't share much about their personal preferences? An edible treat just might thaw the chilly workplace atmosphere.
2. DO: Set a Budget
In a business, employee gifts are meant to acknowledge a workplace relationship and a year of work well done. There's no reason to spend a lot of money to say "thanks" and "Happy Holidays." Some businesses set limits in advance, in the form of a Secret Santa exchange or White Elephant game. If your office doesn't set boundaries for gift-giving, though, decide upfront what you're able to spend on each person and then stick with the budget.
Setting a budget also prevents you from appearing to favor one co-worker over another. If you spend varying amounts on different people, they may take that as a sign that you like someone more or, if you're the boss, that you favor someone's work above another. This can have the opposite effect that's intended in gift-giving, so setting a budget is a good way to avoid potential pitfalls later.
3. DON'T: Play Favorites
If you work for a large company, spending a lot of money on each coworker isn't an option. In this scenario, it's acceptable to only give something to those who work in direct contact with you. In a smaller workplace environment, it's important to make sure to include each employee in your gift-giving to avoid hurt feelings.
Whether your work for a large or small company, make sure you give gifts of equal merit to everyone. Don't give an expensive gift basket to the manager you like and an inexpensive gift card to the one who stuck you with a project that resulted in a lot of unpaid overtime last month. If you're the boss, be sure that corporate gifts for employees don't send messages about how you feel about their work performance or their personality.
4. DON'T: Get Too Personal
Leave clothing, jewelry and personal items for family members and friends. Something simple, such as a box of chocolates, a coffee mug or a gift basket of edible items is a much more appropriate gift, especially if you have a lot of people to shop for.
The Best Gifts for Your Employees
At Bedford Candies, we're proud to be your one-stop-shop for corporate holiday gifts. Whether you're on the hunt for something savory or something sweet, we've got you covered. Take a look at a few of our favorite options that are sure to be a hit with everyone.
1. Popcorn Tins
Our gourmet popcorn is a one-of-a-kind treat that will thrill clients and employees alike. Customizable with up to three popcorn flavors, Bedford Candies popcorn tins can be packed in one of our beautiful holiday tins or another personalized tin of your choice. Some of our most popular tins are the ones featuring beloved local sports teams' logos. Add a box of chocolates along with a tin of popcorn for the perfect blend of sweet and salty.
2. Gourmet Chocolates
Who can say "no" to a piece of handmade chocolate? Our artisan chocolates are made in small batches to ensure maximum taste and freshness in every box. Choose from our wide assortment of milk and dark chocolates, truffles, and peanut butter and nut options. Our chocolate-covered pretzels are also sure to steal the show!
3. Gummies and Candies
Sometimes, you need the cheerfulness and whimsy that delicious candies and gummies can bring. Fruity flavors and fun bright colors can liven up afternoon snack time — and with our variety of candy options, it's easy to find something your gift recipient will be thrilled to receive.
4. Gift Bundles
Can't decide which one to choose? Create a gift bundle that allows the recipient to sample the best we have to offer. Available in small, medium and large sizes, these bundles allow you to mix salty and sweet, so you can tailor each bundle to the personal preferences of the person receiving the gift.
Choose Bedford Candies This Holiday Season
Gift-giving should be fun, but sometimes the fun is overshadowed by the stress of finding the perfect gift at the perfect price. Let Bedford Candies handle the work so you can enjoy all of the credit. All of our sets are reasonably priced, and you're sure to find something for everyone, whether they have a sweet tooth or tend to gravitate toward a more savory treat.
Founded in 1929, Bedford Candies was built on the belief that sharing sweets and treats is a simple, but meaningful, way to show someone you care. We are a family-owned and operated business, and we're proud to share our time-tested recipes with those you love. Our small-batch goodies use the finest ingredients, so you know you're gifting the very best each and every time. We're also happy to ship our treats wherever they need to go. You'll find that many of our items have shipping costs already built into the price, allowing you to select just the right gift without any hefty cost surprises at checkout.
Get a jump on your holiday gift-giving. Order a sweet gift from Bedford Candies today!