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12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Employees

The Christmas season has a way of sneaking up on you. That’s not a problem unless you’re responsible for securing the holiday gifts for your staff. Long lead times, sold-out products, and slow holiday shipping speeds stimy many well-meaning employers each year. As a result, their last-minute backup gift left their team feeling unappreciated and undervalued.

If you are reading this, the time to start shopping for Christmas gifts for your employees is now!

We’ve created this list to help you discover unique and desirable premium Christmas gifts for your team. These 12 items are customizable, and each boasts a high perceived value. Every single staff member will be happy to find any of these picks under the office Christmas tree! 

Keep reading to discover the trendiest office Christmas gifts for employees in 2023. 

1. Cozy Quarter Zips and Hoodies

When cold weather strikes, your employees will love slipping on a soft new quarter zip or hoodie featuring your company logo. Be sure to prioritize premium brands featuring high-quality material. These products are softer and more durable.

Best of all, choosing familiar brands provides a sense of value and familiarity right out of the box. The addition of branding makes these some of the best Christmas gifts for employees and employers alike! 

2. Premium Drinkware

Whether your staff is sipping hot cocoa, eggnog, or something stronger, they’ll need quality drinkware. Premium insulated mugs and travel tumblers are functional gifts that never go out of style. Add a colorful brand logo to add an extra touch of personalization. A new mug pairs perfectly with a coffee shop gift card if you’re feeling generous! 

3. Custom Beanies

Winter apparel is always a popular gift at holiday time, and beanies are a timeless choice! Choose a premium beanie from a favorite brand like Carhartt or New Era. Your gift will feel luxurious as well as practical. Add an embroidered company logo for that extra thoughtful touch.

4. Personal Speakers

Wireless speakers are an excellent choice because they have a function in and out of the office. Tech and electronic gifts always come with the bonus of a high perceived value. You can even choose a speaker that doubles as a power bank, ensuring everyone can get use out of it. Most personal speakers are waterproof, and it’s easy to add a company logo. 

5. Laptop Sleeves

Laptop sleeves are an unexpected practical gift for remote, hybrid, and in-person employees alike. A premium sleeve with a custom logo is a classy gift that your employees will really use. Your team will love the extra peace of mind as they transport their valuable tech in style. 

6. Cozy Blankets

An employee smiles as she opens a Christmas gift at her office party

The lower the temperature, the more your employees will fall in love with a custom embroidered sherpa or picnic blanket! Give your hard-working team the gift of a cozy night in front of the fire. These luxury home goods make it clear that you value your employee’s comfort both in and out of the office. They’ll be snuggling up with your thoughtful present for years to come! 

7. Journals

Everyone adores the promise inherent in an empty journal. When that journal is a premium product with luxurious features, it becomes even more enticing! Custom notebooks and padfolios are practical, inexpensive Christmas gifts for employees that they’ll really use. Your staff will love starting the new year on a clean page!

8. Tote Bags 

A quality tote bag is a holiday gift for employees that never goes out of style. Choose a convertible product from a premium brand like Tumi. For most employees, a high-quality tote will be a welcome upgrade. Plus, everyone needs a bag! 

9. Chargers

Chargers are another gift with a high perceived value that all employees can use immediately. They are practical and functional, and people genuinely appreciate having an extra on hand. This is a thoughtful gift that definitely won’t end up on the ‘to re-gift’ pile! Pair it with office supplies or as part of a gift box or basket to make it even more appealing. 

10. Beach Gear

Wintertime can be a little depressing. You can give your employees something to look forward to by gifting them premium quality beach gear! 

A logo beach towel is a practical gift that everyone will find a use for. You might also give your staff a customized cooler to remind them that warmer days are ahead! 

Pair it with a logo ball cap for the ultimate beach day gift basket. 

11. Umbrellas

Your employees won’t need an umbrella every day, but they’ll be glad to have one when they do! A premium-quality inversion umbrella is a unique gift that always comes in handy eventually. 

Best of all, it’s something luxurious that your employees are unlikely to buy for themselves. It’s sure to be a big hit and get a lot of use. Add a company logo to boost that perceived value even further!

12. A Popcorn Popper

What do you get for a hard-working team of employees who have everything? We love the whimsy of gifting a popcorn popper

This unexpected gift is the perfect accompaniment to a cozy holiday movie night! Pair it with some unpopped kernels and make it a gift set! You’ll be giving more than a gadget—you’ll be gifting an experience the whole family can enjoy!

Shop Premium Gifts For Employees For Christmas

When choosing Christmas gifts for your employees, remember to prioritize personalization, practicality, and a high perceived value. Every item in the Lead Apparel shop is an ideal gift for your deserving staff at holiday time—or anytime. 

Browse the collection to find more premium bulk Christmas gifts for employees just in time for the holiday season.
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