As we enter the festive period many of us will be reflecting on the past 12 months and evaluating what went well, and what we might do a little differently next year. It’s also the perfect time to take a moment and think about the people that keep the cogs turning and make the magic happen - your hard-working teams.
Sending Christmas gift boxes is a tried and tested method of letting your people know you appreciate their dedication and loyalty over the last year. And whilst we’re all for trying new things, sometimes going along with the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the best plan of attack.
There are a few things to think about before running out to shop for your Christmas gift boxes. Let’s have a look at these below...
Ok, let’s get this one out of the way right off the bat. No matter what size of budget you have to play with, cost is naturally going to be at the forefront when thinking of Christmas gift box ideas, and so it should be! Keeping within your limits will obviously dictate what kind of presents you send, which leads us on nicely to…
Whilst some might say “go big or go home” (side note - who doesn’t love going home?), this is not always the case when sending gifts. Whilst large Christmas gift boxes will obviously have the wow factor, more modest gifts can also have a lasting and meaningful impact on their recipients. So don’t underestimate small Christmas gift boxes, if the gift is thoughtful and well-considered, they can really pack a punch where it matters. Or, take a look at our year-round small gifts for a big impact.
Hands up if this sounds familiar - you scour the internet for the perfect gift, decide on what you want, then spend ages going through websites to find the best price. You find a site you’ve never heard of selling the item for much less than everywhere else. Bingo. You add the item to your basket and hurriedly fill out your checkout details. Just before clicking the big shiny ‘BUY NOW’ button you spot the previously unmentioned postage cost is twice that of the item itself. Beaten, you head back to Google and start the dance all over again. Don’t be ashamed, we’ve all been there. Just try and remember if the postage costs are hidden, there’s a reason.
On the off-chance you haven’t noticed, Christmas is coming and will be here before you know it. So if you’re planning on sending your Christmas gift boxes by post, you need to get your ice-skates on. If you’re going to be handing out your presents in person then you have a little more time to play with but don’t forget that many suppliers will be under extra demand the closer we get to the big day. So don’t leave placing an order until the last minute as you may find the thing you were hoping to buy is out of stock. For those that will be in the office right up until the 25th, why not have a Christmas eve gift box exchange to send people off to enjoy their much deserved time off? 🎁
Other things to think about when sending Christmas gift boxes
Now we’ve got the logistics covered, let's have a look at some of the more personal aspects that you’ll need to consider when sending Christmas gift boxes…
If you’re sending gifts to lots of people, the chances are that they will all have different likes and dislikes so it’s important to look for something that will be appreciated by many. Ideally, you’d want to send something individual to each person but with budgets and time constraints to factor in, that can be easier said than done. Keep reading for suggestions on how to handle this.
When most people think of Christmas they also think of food and drink. It’s a time where diets are paused and we allow ourselves to indulge in those tasty things we usually try to avoid. It’s no coincidence that Christmas is many peoples’ favourite time of the year! So if you’re planning on sending Christmas gift boxes that contain things to eat and drink, it’s important to make sure you consider the dietary requirements of the people you're sending to so that no one feels left out, or even worse - offended. Whilst a boozy gift box would be appreciated by most, whether it be for personal or cultural reasons, some people don’t drink alcohol so ensuring you have an alcohol free option is always a good idea.
Love it or loathe it, GDPR is here to stay and it’s something that can be easily overlooked when arranging to send out Christmas gift boxes to staff that are working remotely. Don’t forget that if you’re using a third party to arrange sending gifts to your teams, each person will need to give their consent in order for you to share their personal details with them. This includes their name and address so you’d better get asking for that permission asap and cross your fingers that people respond quickly.
If the considerations we’ve mentioned above have made you feel a little faint, don’t worry - we have a first aid box that is going to see you back on your feet and make sending Christmas gifts to your teams and customers a piece of cake…
How Huggg can help
Our super simple to use platform has been designed to make sending gifts of all kinds hassle-free. Gifts are turned into hyperlinks that can be shared in a click, anywhere else you can share a link (email, Slack, Whatsapp etc).
You can add a personal message to your gift and even wrap it in one of our festive banners. None of the magic of receiving a gift in person is lost.
We have a fantastic range of memorable gifts to suit budgets of all sizes that can’t fail to put smiles on faces.
No hidden costs - the prices you see for our delivered gifts include postage.
There are no GDPR worries as recipients enter their own details.
Our easy gifts put the choice in your recipients’ hands by letting them choose from a carefully curated range of presents - ensuring everyone gets something they want.
We have options for vegan and gluten-free diets plus plenty of low and no alcohol alternatives to our selection of great alcoholic gifts.
Our time-saving technology lets you send anywhere from 1 to 2,000 gifts with a single hyperlink. Neat!