Gifts Employees Will Love This Year


October 7, 2021

The holiday season is around the corner, a time for connection and sharing appreciation through gift-giving and personal touches. In this ever-changing landscape, with companies side-stepping holiday traditions for more practical and intimate ones, and with the growing uniqueness of individuals, do gifts remain the right choice for saying thank you? We believe so, but with a twist. 

In recent years we’ve seen a remarkable trend towards thoughtfulness, leading to the rise of sustainable, local artisan, and experience-based items, making a lasting impression on employees and the planet. Reflecting on what is most important to the people closest to you and at the heart of your company will guide the best decisions when it comes to gifting. 

Looking for more ideas on how to graciously curate gifts this season? Giving to people and the planet shows your authenticity and commitment to delivering thoughtfulness beyond once a year. Gifts that are always giving will set you apart and hold a special place in people’s hearts. 

Here are 3 Ways to Elevate your Corporate Gifting 

1) Connection.
People’s greatest desire is a sense of belonging at home and at work. From remote office models to hybrid events, a higher degree of change and solitude has been felt. The gifts you offer are often best received when they build connections with your employees and among teams. Look for offerings that provide a place where employee bonds and work community are strengthened among departments.

2) Sustainability.
Momentum is growing for sustainability. More people have become conscious of their daily habits and their effect on the planet. Additionally, consumers seek transparency from companies on what they are doing to incorporate sustainability into regular operations. Seek reusable items that spark joy and encourage sustainable habits. The simple act of reuse can significantly impact the reduction of single-use plastic in landfills. 

3) Greater Purpose.
Many people have an accumulation of items at home that provide limited enjoyment and purpose. As they find ways to pair down, they’re increasingly motivated by environmentally forward products that provide a greater sense of purpose to them and the planet. How can you empower your employees with greater purpose? Curate products or programs that give back like ours at Fill it Forward that contribute to communities in need.

At Fill it Forward, we create an experience tailored to the people. Our products, technology, and Always Giving program shows love and generosity for the planet and the people on it. This holiday season, give the gift that keeps giving back. 

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