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November 2, 2015 Amelia Wilcox

Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees You Haven’t Considered

It’s not too early to start thinking about employee gifts for the holidays. Keep your budget tidy by planning now so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute.

Here are some unique employee gift ideas to get you started.

holiday gift ideas for employees

Employee Gift Guide for the Holidays


Creative employee gifts: Activities

Do you have some weekend warriors on staff?  Or maybe some after-hours theater geeks? Get your employees ready for their favorite local events with gift ideas like these:

  • Ski lift passes
  • Winter sports clothing and accessories
  • Rock climbing training at local gym
  • Season tickets to the symphony
  • Family pass to local museum, zoo, or cultural center
  • Hot air balloon ride voucher
  • Tickets to regional theater show


Employee gift ideas: Gadgets & gear

Outfit your employees with the latest gear to help keep them happy both on and off the clock. Don’t forget about employees’ hobbies and interests — help them relax after work with some gear ideas like these:

  • Gardening tools
  • Gift card to local nursery
  • Terrarium — fully assembled, or a build-your-own kit
  • Portable external hard drive
  • On-the-go portable USB power for phones or tablets
  • Portable Bluetooth speakers

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Holiday employee gifts: Food & booze

It wouldn’t be the holidays without too much to eat and drink. Keep your employees’ taste buds happy with gift ideas like these:

  • Loose-leaf tea or locally roasted coffee with a hand thrown mug
  • Voucher for a wine tasting class at a winery
  • Raw vegan food prep course
  • Tasty treats from a local bakery
  • Beer-brewing class at local brewery


Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)