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  • Madeline Haney

Employee Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

In 2018 Forbes reported 94% of employees want a gift from their employer to make them feel valued. Now in 2021, where many employers struggling to retain their best employees, holiday gift giving is more important than ever and should not be overlooked or forgotten. If you think your business can't afford to give custom employee holiday gifts, think again!

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In a research survey conducted earlier in 2021, Coresight Research reported the majority of respondents are said to spend between $25 and $125 per unit on corporate gifts. We know everyone's budgets are different and work with clients of every size. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of gifts for every budget, all of which can be branded with your company logo, colors, and personality.

Gifts under $10 per person

Even with a budget of less than $10 per employee there are custom branded print products which can delight your team. If you plan on spending less on gifts, consider balancing the gift with a team bonding experience or time off work.

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Clutch - Security Strap & Cardholder

The Clutch by PowerStick is made for universal fit to the back of any phone or case and can be easily removed without the sticky residue. The elastic security strap protects phones from falls and drops. The card slot can hold up to 3 cards with built-in RFID protective shielding. Even better news, with every order a tree is planted in partnership with One Tree Planted.

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Hand Held Massage Roller Ball

Want to enhance your teams wellness and relaxation on a budget? Consider this compact roller ball massager which promotes blood circulation and targets trigger points. The full color imprint decal offers limitless branding opportunities.

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2-Pack Stainless Straw Set

Employees today are more discerning about companies acting on their values. Reduce or eliminate plastic straws in the office with this stainless steel drinking straw set. The set of two straws come in a reusable travel pouch and includes a straw cleaning brush for easy care. The base is stainless steel with silicone top for comfortable sipping. BPA free.

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Berry Nut Blend Gift Bag

The perfect treat for a night in, this custom blended berry nut mix is a crowd favorite and a simple way to show appreciation for your employees' contributions. The mix comes in a reusable brand printed cotton bag. Give this as a stand alone or combine with other gifts from this list to curate an employee gift box.

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Hartley Tote Bag

A stylish solution for a catch all bag. This everyday tote bag comes in 4 color combinations with the availability of either a one color or full color logo. Consider giving this as a branded reusable gift bag with other treats inside.

Gifts under $20 per person

Have a bit more to spend per person? These $20 or less gifts offer style and function all while promoting your company brand.

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Embroidered Beanie

Show off company pride in a branded beanie. One size fits mosts, making a great universal gift to employees.

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Custom Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles aren't only for children or grandparents, with more time spent at home there has been a resurgence in puzzles across ages. This 120 piece puzzle allows for a large branded area, printed in full color.

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Spot & TouchTool Kit

The ultimate keychain kit supplies practical, lightweight, everyday tools. Spot is a Bluetooth operated finder which works with a phone app to locate any misplaced items. The TouchTool is used to open doors and push elevator buttons while reducing the spread of germs.

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Hot Chocolate Drink Kit

A delicious treat on a cold winter night all wrapped up in a branded gift bag. This kit comes with a milk chocolate ball filled with marshmallows and cocoa. Add to a cup of hot milk and watch as the milk chocolate melts away to create a rich hot chocolate.

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30 oz. Viking Nova Tumbler

This tumbler is ready for adventure with double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel and copper lining. It keeps all your beverages hot for up to 5.5 hours and cold for up to 24 hrs.

Gifts under $50 per person

The next level of quality, these $50 and under gifts are all soon to be favorites by providing the best in style and function.

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Nova+ Portable Charger

Power banks and portable chargers are a popular growing trend as people need to charge their mobile devices on the go. The Nova+ is made in North America with a 4,400 mAh lithium ion battery which can charge 2 devices at once.

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Branded Backpack

Functional for the day to day commute and stylish for weekend adventures. Embroider the company logo and personalize it to the individual by embroidering their name.

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Batch & Bodega Foodie Gift Set

Forget about fruitcake and go with a curated gift set of delicious treats. Batch & Bodega brings together the best small batch treats from all across the country. Another delicious perk? No minimums or set-up fees!

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Customized Performance 1/2 Zip Pullover

Available in Mens, Ladies, and Youth sizes, a branded athletic pullover is a gift for everyone in the office. Customize the garment with company logo and tagline or personalize with the individual's name.

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Boxanne Wireless Speaker

A pocket-sized portable speaker with a built-in subwoofer, the Boxanne is not only a great value for its quality but one of the best branding opportunities with full color imprint on two sides. The cherry on top? This is another promo product with no minimum!

Gifts under $100 per person

Looking to really express gratitude this holiday season? Look no further than our $100 or less curated gift selection. These top of the line gifts will make a lasting impression.

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Aviana Magnolia & Clover Gift Set

This high-end drinkware kit contains two tumblers and a wine bottle cooler. This gift set is perfect for outdoor occasions to keep wine at the perfect temperature.

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Wireless Audio Gift Kit

This deluxe kit comes with wireless earbuds, speaker, and charging cable. Use the wireless speaker for an impromptu dance party and the wireless earbuds during your workout routine. Great for work from home employees who may need to block out some noise.

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Custom Eddie Bauer Jacket

Give your team the top of the line in this waterproof, breathable element-fighting jacket. For those who frequently work out of the office in cold climates, this logo branded jacket offers the best in weather protection.

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UV Sanitizer + Charger

Cleanliness and reducing the spread of germs has never been more important. This gift uses the UV light technology to sanitize any smartphone while charging it at the same time.

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Artisan Gourmet Gift Set with Cooler

How about a treat for the whole office? This kit includes a foodie gift set all wrapped up in a stylish cooler.

Still looking for the right gift? Check out our 2021 Gift Guide for all our recommendations.

Next Steps

Gift giving doesn't have to break the bank with a large selection of branded and custom gifts available at every price point. Whatever the size of your office or your budget, we are here to find you affordable promo products to make your brand come to life this holiday season.

NOTE: Be aware there have been delays in shipping and inventory shortages across the industry due to Covid-19. The earlier you can begin the process with us the better we can navigate any uncertainties and ensure your order arrives with no stress. We're encouraging all of our customers to have their gift giving and end-of-year appreciation gifts, ordered by October 1st.

Let's work together to maximize your budget this holiday season!

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Want to learn more about Gift Giving?

Keep checking in throughout the season as we will be publishing more Gift Giving content to make the most of your HR and marketing dollars. We recently posted about the Top 15 Unique Corporate Gifts for 2021.

Looking for no minimum gifts? Check out our guides for no minimum gifts for work from home employees and 25 custom promotional product with no minimum.

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