Great Gifts for Your Top-Performing Employees This Christmas Season

It’s that time of year again when office workers everywhere put on their ugliest sweaters and gather around for Christmas parties with coworkers, eggnog in the conference room and that highly anticipated bonus check. However, the most valuable members of your team deserve something more personal in addition to their annual holiday bonus. Show your appreciation with these five great gift options to put under the tree for your top-performing employees.

Pen Set

While handwriting may be a lost art, there are still plenty of occasions when you need a nice pen. Make sure your best employees can always sign checks and jot down notes in style with a luxury pen set. Have it engraved with their name and a special sentiment for a personalized touch.

Briefcase

Every employee needs a good briefcase. If one of your employees is toting their laptop around in a tattered old bag, give them an upgrade with a designer briefcase. Choose a sturdy vegan leather material for a cruelty-free case that will last many years, and consider adding a set of custom luggage tags to take your gift to the next level.

Personalized Stationery

From business letters to thank-you notes and party invitations, there are many occasions throughout the year when a nice stationery set comes in handy. Make sure your best employees are always prepared with a set of personalized note cards, letterhead and envelopes featuring their name and a custom logo.

Books

Is there a book that has inspired you in your career? Share it with your top employees as a special holiday gift, and remember to include a personal inscription on the inside cover. If you want to go the extra mile, consider gifting an eBook reader or tablet with your favorite inspirational selections pre-loaded on the device.

Gift Cards

Do you want to give your employees an amazing gift, but you’re at a loss for what to buy? You can’t go wrong with gift cards. From high-end restaurants and luxury spas to local coffee shops and bookstores, you can find a gift card to suit any taste or budget.

When distributing gifts to employees, keep in mind that it’s important to avoid fostering jealously among your team. If you are purchasing gifts for some employees but not others, consider handing them out discretely or host a special event outside of office hours. You can also give everyone a gift or have a Secret Santa exchange so that no one feels left out.

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