Upcoming webinar: discover the best Christmas gifts for staff
How to sleigh your Christmas gifting and boost workplace culture this winter
With the festive season on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start thinking about workplace appreciation. A thoughtful Christmas gift can have a profound impact on each and every employee – but where should you start?
In our upcoming webinar, our special guests Allison (tails.com), Sarah (Dermalogica) and Hana (The Office Management Group) will be sharing their tips and tricks for gifting that is
and which can make a real difference to your culture this winter – and beyond.
When it comes to sourcing the best Christmas gifts for staff, a little expert advice goes a long way. Our webinar panel will reveal their professional insights into how gifting has impacted their workplaces in the past, as well as their plans for this Christmas. They’ll also be unpacking all your gifting headaches – from what to send to what to spend.
Read on for a taste of what you can expect when we go live on Thursday 1st December.
Why is Christmas gifting so important?
These are challenging times for many, and negative outside influences can have a direct impact on workplace morale. Traditionally we’re used to seeing a dip in employee engagement in the countdown to Christmas, as sickness leave is on the rise and people shift focus to the upcoming holidays. Not forgetting that staff churn is usually at its highest in the new year – so there’s no better time to express your gratitude for your workforce than at Christmas.
We know from our own research that 74% of The Office Management members send gifts to show appreciation, it’s a tried-and-true strategy to boost employee engagement. It just depends on a few key factors to optimise the experience and make it truly worthwhile for both the giftee and recipient.
What are the best Christmas gifts for employees?
One thing is for sure: there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to gifts for coworkers. But that can make thoughtful gifting even more difficult! Sending a gift that colleagues won’t enjoy is not only a waste of money, but also a wasted opportunity to connect with your people – and can have a detrimental effect on morale.
Gifting in 2022 needs to be inclusive, and take everyone’s beliefs, preferences and lifestyle choices into account. There are also the added factors of gifting for hybrid remote and office workers equally – as well as a huge shift in gifting trends towards presents that prioritise sustainability and wellness. The most easy-pleasing gifts like gift cards or vouchers can feel impersonal, and also too close to financial compensation. Finding the right balance between crowd-pleasing and thoughtful is no picnic, but Huggg’s gifting solutions can make it easy: and our webinar will be packed with real-life examples of how Dermalogica and tails.com have found the right gift for each of their employees.
How do I organise Christmas gifting?
Whether you love a people team spreadsheet, or you keep mental notes of employees’ likes and dislikes (if you do, please tell us your secret!), keeping on top of festive gifting can feel like a full-time job at this time of year. Especially if you have an in-person, remote or hybrid Christmas party to organise, too.
From managing your gifting budget to sourcing and sending gifts, and staying on schedule so everyone gets a gift at the same time, there are so many plates to keep spinning. We’ll show you how to keep track of every gifting logistic when you’re short on time – no reindeers necessary.
How do I measure the success and impact of Christmas gifting?
Time and budgets are precious, and any gifting programme worth its salt will require proof that it’s a valuable return on investment. Bringing appreciation to life in your company requires some strategic thinking. This means taking time to set objectives, implement a programme and then measure, review and evolve your gifting as your needs change.
Without these steps, gifting will feel unfocused and less meaningful, and any failures will go undocumented (and run the risk of being repeated!) By understanding your gifting challenges and setting tangible goals with Huggg, you can set up a strategy for success that feels like an extra gift in itself!
Join our webinar to find out more
For answers to all the questions we’ve raised above, and solutions to all your gifting problems, join our webinar on Thursday 1st December between 11:00am – 11.45am. We’re so excited to hear from our experts, and for you to add your voice to the discussion. Oh, and if you join us live you’ll be in the running for a special giveaway – just in time for Christmas!
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