Huggg's guide to November gifts for work colleagues
Brighten up November with these great gifts for work colleagues
There’s a chill in the air and cold and flu season is in full swing… November can be a tricky month to maintain morale, but a thoughtful gift can go a long way to cheering up your workforce. Here’s some gift inspiration to keep your people engaged and happy this autumn – and on the home stretch towards the holidays.
Celebrate vegan colleagues: 1st November –World Vegan Day 🌱
November is the time to celebrate and champion the vegan lifestyle, as it’s officially World Vegan Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to take some extra care over what we put in our bodies and the earth we share – as well as showing your people how important diversity is to your organisation.
World Vegan Day was first celebrated back in 1994 as a way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society, and the term ‘vegan’. Nowadays, veganism is a movement of people who don’t partake in the exploitation of animals of any sort, including wearing fur, leather or other animal products.
Celebrate World Vegan Day with gifts for work colleagues which are guaranteed vegan – and completely delicious. Our range of vegan gifts includes crowd-pleasing boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts (perfect for sharing in the office) as well as cook-at-home kits from Pasta Evangelists and our best selling boxes of brownies by Barefoot Bakery.
There’s no better time to #bekind: 13th November – World Kindness Day 🧡
Also known as Random Acts of Kindness Day, this is an occasion we love to celebrate at Huggg (and whenever else we get a chance!) Brightening up your colleagues’ days with small tokens and gestures of appreciation is what brings teams together, and makes people feel genuinely valued. Of course, birthdays and cultural holidays are key dates for smart gifting, but don’t underestimate the power of those ‘just because’ gifting occasions.
World Kindness Day is a chance to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms, and to inspire as many people as possible to make kindness the norm.
You may choose to celebrate by treating teams to gifts that bring the office together – like boxes of mouthwatering Hotel Chocolat chocolates, or bottles of Virgin Wines bubbly for after work drinks. Or perk your people up with sweet, unexpected gifts like a hot drink of choice from Caffè Nero and Greggs. It’s the perfect winter warmer gift that’s sure to spread some kindness this season!
Kick off the World Cup in style: 20th November – World Cup begins ⚽
Chances are you have a few football fans in your organisation – and the beautiful game is a great way to bring colleagues together to enjoy some quality time. This year marks the first time the World Cup is hosted in the Arab world, so the opening celebrations and first fixtures are sure to be a spectacle.
Whether you set up a screening in the office or host a remote sweepstake for your football-savvy coworkers, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this occasion. Treat teams to gourmet popcorn gifts by Joe & Seph, or a case of beers by Toast Ale to get the party started.
You might even find non-football fans want to get in on the action when the stakes are this high, and the treats are this good!
Celebrate Thanksgiving from across the pond: 24th November – Thanksgiving 🦃
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest national holidays in the US, but with ongoing disruption to air travel your expat colleagues might not be able to head home for the festivities. Make American colleagues feel at home with a few of the elements you’ll find at every Thanksgiving celebration: food, friends, family and plenty of gratitude.
Usually Thanksgiving centres around a shared meal, so why not inspire cook-tastic colleagues with make-at-home recipe kits by HelloFresh and Green Chef. Nothing’s more American (and delicious!) than a decadent, squidgy brownie, and our boxes of Barefoot Bakery treats can be delivered to their front door with ease.
That’s a much more fun way to thank your coworkers than a traditional turkey.
Cheer teams with winter warmers: all November long🧤
As the days get shorter and the weather turns to freezing, it can be hard to keep morale up at this time of year. Cold and flu season can also contribute to low attendance and a dip in motivation, so it’s important to show teams some extra care throughout this month.
Don’t forget, it’s also Black Friday on the 25th November, which may add considerably to your marketing and comms teams’ workload! Now’s the time to treat them with a hot drink of choice or brain-boosting nutrition bundles by Zooki to keep energy levels up all month long.
Countdown to Christmas: 1st December – the festive season begins 📆
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate this November, but let’s not take our eyes off the prize: Christmas is coming. Beat the rush and get the festive season off to a sparkling start with our countdown calendar gifts.
The perfect way to keep teams engaged and excited for the holidays, our popular advent calendar gifts are back once again from November.