All through the year, you see how much your employees contribute to the growth of the company. Now is a great time to show them your appreciation on a grander scale, but when you’re the main sales hiring manager in a large company (or the CEO of a small one) you’ve probably got a lot of people on your gift list.
Tip one – put down the oriental trading magazine. No one wants a novelty bracelet with “good job!” on it. They probably don’t even want that shiny paperweight you’ve been eyeing. While it would be difficult to give everyone personalized gifts, you can certainly put some thought into what you choose to give out.
Gifts in many ways are a representation of ourselves, and they also show the “giftee” how much you know them and their interests. We’ve put together a guide arranged by different startup industries with a few gifts for under $25 and why they’re awesome. Happy Holidays!
Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder – it’s easily transportable and it also just looks cool. Oh right, and you can use it to weld plastic.
Miswak – Branch out of your dental hygiene routine with this funky tool. If nothing else, it will at least spark a conversation.
Chakra Bath Salts – Help your employees unwind with this pleasing pack of scented salts.
Jewelinx – For those who like to layout their outfits ahead of time and their accessories, this little do-dad makes it easy.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – Salespeople like to talk with their hands while on the phone, or just fiddle around to get their minds going. This putty hits the spot and it comes in many colors.
Sriracha Pillow – So, maybe this is more (mostly) inspired by our office, but it’s pretty awesome.
Möbi Numerical Tile Game – This game involves basic math skills, but the real fun will be in seeing where your employees make up new rules and challenges.
iRoller – Don’t touch the screen!! Eventually, your screen will get covered in fingerprints. Use this tool to get them off.
iPhone Charger Sticker Faces – Help your employees (well, at least a few of them) tell which charger is theirs with these funny faces.
7 Minutes to Fit – A cheerily designed book featuring interval workouts you can do almost anywhere.
Vejibag – Keep those precious farmer’s market foods fresh and crisp with these bags!
Crayum – Let your employees create their own pancake masterpieces with this cool tool. Heck, even break out the griddle and make that a holiday party activity.
And, because mustaches are so hot right now: the whisker dam. You’re welcome.
Whatever you decide on, taking the time to let your employees know how much you appreciate them is a great gesture. Here’s looking at you, boss.
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