Top 5 Holiday Gifts For Seattle Employees

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Seattle | No Comments

Everyone knows that the holiday season is a time to show your appreciation to the most important people in your life. And for companies across Seattle—regardless of size or industry—those people are without doubt their dedicated, hard-working employees!

If you’re looking to express your appreciation and give out some well-deserved employee recognition over the upcoming holidays, MerCom has unique gift ideas that will show your staff just how much you care.

We offer premium employee gifts at a variety of price points, and many can be customized with your company’s branding and holiday messaging. We even have on-staff designers and product specialists to help you make the most of your holiday gift-giving budget!

This winter, forget about cheap trinkets and instead wow your Seattle employees with these thoughtful, creative, and useful gift ideas.

Top Five Holiday and Christmas Gift Ideas for Seattle Employees

Even if you’re under a tight budget for year-end gifts, we at MerCom can always find something to delight your staff. Below you’ll find five holiday gift ideas that your Seattle employees are sure to love!

1. Gift Cards

They may not be the most creative, but gift cards are always appreciated! Depending on what your staff might prefer, there are a few different ways to present this holiday giveaway:

  • Everyday stores: With major sellers like Target, Whole Foods, or Amazon, all of your employees will be able to find something they like.
  • Luxury shops/experiences: Treat your staff to something they might not buy for themselves, like a meal at a high-end restaurant or a day at the spa.
  • Personalized gift cards: If you have an especially close-knit office, pick out individual gift cards based on each employee’s individual interests.

Once you’ve selected your preferred gift cards, “wrap” them in a creatively branded packages like embossed card wallets, employee ID holders, or leather luggage tags.

2. Holiday Meal Baskets

For many of your employees, the holiday season will be just as stressful as it is enjoyable—especially for those with out-of-town visitors coming into Seattle. Why not ease all those hectic holiday preparations with a convenient meal basket giveaway?

From baked hams to appetizers, sides, and desserts, round up a selection of fresh ingredients and/or ready-to-eat dishes. Then package them up nicely in a reusable insulated bag with your company logo proudly displayed!

3. Employee Recognition Awards

What better way to show employee recognition than through an official award ceremony? Cater a tasty lunch or dinner at the office, and hand out personalized awards to the most outstanding employees of the year.

Made from brilliant laser-engraved crystal, MerCom’s Crystal D Awards are fantastic for formal appreciation banquets. And we can put your awardees’ names on virtually anything:

  • Plaques
  • Paperweights
  • Candy bowls
  • Art glass
  • Specialized shapes
  • And more!

4. Apparel

As long as the material and design are of high quality, apparel ranks among the best holiday gift ideas for employees in Seattle. The key is to give something of value—like sportswear, durable fleeces, or water-resistant outerwear.

To avoid seeming like you’re gifting leftover promo items, skip basic t-shirts and overly prominent company logos. If you do add branding, keep it timeless and subtle.

5. Luxury Consumables

Many employees prefer consumable goods to random knick-knacks. Work with MerCom to fill a reusable shopping tote with high-end items that they can share and savor at home or in the office:

  • Luxury chocolates
  • Gourmet cheeses
  • Loose-leaf teas
  • Specialty coffee beans
  • Imported oils and vinegar

How to Choose the Perfect Staff Present for Any Special Occasion

At the end of the day, the most cherished employee gifts will be centered around their needs and desires—not just the company’s.

Instead of viewing holiday gifts as a free giveaway, think about the bigger picture. When done well, year-end presents can boost employee morale, build positivity in the workplace, and show your staff that you truly value their individual contributions.

The more personalized and useful your Christmas gift ideas are, the more appreciated your employees will feel!

Finally, here’s one last important tip: avoid gifts that are too closely connected to work. Cute drawer organizers, trendy desk plants, and themed post-it notes may sound like good holiday gift ideas—but they’re really just office supplies. You’ll make a bigger impression on your staff if you can think of a present beyond the cubicle.

Discover the Best Gift
Ideas for Your Employees Today

Interested in exploring one of our top five gift ideas for your Seattle office? Then start
by reaching out to MerCom now!

We have plenty of experience helping companies select employee recognition, special occasion, and year-end appreciation gifts—and there’s nothing that we can’t procure for you! We know what works and what doesn’t, and we’ll ensure that you get the biggest bang for your employee-gifting buck.

Give us a call or fill out our online form to get started with a detailed consultation for your office gift ideas today.