Top corporate gift ideas for employees that lend a hand

There are many budget friendly ways to make employees feel appreciated that can help reinforce employee retention.
Marleigh at SmartGift
November 6th 2020Nov 6, 2020

Since March, the world has looked very different.

According to Stanford University, roughly 42% of all Americans are working from home and spending time together virtually. This is why now is the time to reach out to coworkers and build team camaraderie.

While employee morale and appreciation are important aspects of this, work / life integration is at the core. This means understanding the events outside of work that can affect your colleagues.

When you celebrate the positive occasions that are still happening (safely) everyday, you are engaging employees and keeping them connected to your company. The best part is that it can be very simple too.

Today there are tools that will help you automate sending memorable corporate gifts to employees. This means that you don't have to spend hours searching for cool corporate gift ideas but still every gift is perfect. Now, you may be asking yourself how this is possible?

It's simple, you start by defining your budget and providing your recipients' emails. Then, each recipient you include will receive the ability to discover their perfect gift then choose where they'd like it delivered. No one more sending around office pools or searching for home delivery addresses.

To top it off, you can rest assured that every gift possibility is of the highest quality. How can we be so sure? Well, every product is sourced from top retail brands, like, and then offered to your recipients.

Top gifts for employees

If you're not ready to automate your corporate gifting strategy this holiday season, we've gathered the best holiday gifts for employees for your inspiration. Our aim is to help make every gift easy and perfect, so we hope this helps you on your way.

Plants and flowers

Some of the best business gifts for employees are plants and flowers. Because whether they are at home or still going into work, this gift adds a bit color and life to any home or office space. For a more elegant touch, you can't go wrong with these:

Chocolates and sweets

Gourmet sweets were in demand this year as people searched tasty gift ideas for employees on a budget. Across our corporate gifting platform, these were the top gifts:

Office gear

For the modern professional, there are many accessories that can help streamline workflows. Gifting any of these to your employees is a great way to show appreciation and help them create efficiencies in their work:

Company gift ideas for remote employees on any occasion

Safety and happiness are at the core of any good business. That is why we are so passionate about remote gifting and providing people a new way to surprise and delight their loved ones and relationships on all their special occasions:

Employee wedding gift ideas

Wedding Season

Celebrate with coworkers safely in person or over Zoom by sending a meaningful gift. A high quality, congratulatory bottle of champagne or some delightful home furnishing will certainly make them feel special, or perhaps a personalized wedding keepsake. The delivery and gifting experience will make you stand out among the rest of the gifts meant for their Happily Ever After.

Employee birthday gift ideas


Without office birthday parties to bring people together, there is a need to invent new ways to keep team spirit high. While virtual celebrations on Zoom are always an option, it's important to be mindful of virtual fatigue. Of course, a beautiful bouquet or a gift basket is a great client gift, or for co-workers, your boss, or your favorite vendor, to enjoy during their birthday celebrations. And for employee appreciation gifts under $10, we recommend a personalized gift like a greeting card to cherish the day!

Celebrate All Year-End Holidays


You can still spread cheer and gratitude to your team, employees, and business contacts this year even with families and friends separated and staying at home. Whether it's Christmas gifts, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Winter we cover all themes. So you can rest assured that everyone is represented and diversity of gifts are encouraged. Our gifts range from the traditional gift boxes and baskets of fruit, sweets, and snacks to unique decorative accessories from top brands like the 1-800-Flowers Family of Brands.

How to celebrate employee milestones


When receiving a promotion or signing a major deal for your company, nothing feels better than being congratulated and celebrated for your hard work and dedication to the job. Incentivizing employees and recognizing them for their contributions is often something that falls between the tracks when managing teams. By automating and scheduling gifts and reminders you can easily keep business running as usual and keep employees engaged and connected.

Celebrate employees with a virtual event

Virtual Celebrations

Offices and work environments aren't holding the usual gatherings this year, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate. Even small gift ideas can have a big impact on employee perception and morale. Hosting a themed virtual celebration can really brighten their day and bring the company culture back.

If you would like more information about how to transform company culture through boosting employee morale, check out another one of our articles. Or, reach out to our team to learn more about how a comprehensive corporate gifting strategy can grow customer loyalty and bolster employee retention.