No matter the occasion, employee gifts have the ability to boost morale. They are more than just material tokens; they express gratitude and make your employees feel valued. A study reveals that 45 percent of employees believe the gifts they receive reflect their value at the workplace.
So, let’s face it, mass gifts and cheap, company-branded merchandise hardly say anything about value or appreciation.
Company-branded pen stands, paperweights, keychains, bags, etc., just scream of a thoughtless, dull, and uncaring attitude! But many companies continue to give their employees these lousy gifts. As studies reveal, almost 40 percent of employees who have received a gift from their employer have either re-gifted it or put it in the trash.
We are here to tell you, that if you are going to spend money to give your employees gifts, make sure it is something that they will love.
Unique Employee Gifts Can Be Within Your Budget
These days, unique gifts are the name of the game! There is so much more available out there, and it is only natural that your employees do not appreciate the same old, same old anymore. You want your gifts to result in a smile or even a “whoopie!” and only then is it worth the time, money, and effort you have put into the gifts. Especially now, during this trying lockdown, spreading even a little joy goes a long way in bringing a little joy to your teams.
The more unique your gifts, the more your employees will appreciate them and appreciate your gesture. After all, one of the reasons you are giving your employees gifts is to tell them that you value them and build a better relationship with them. So, if you are going to give them lousy gifts- you might as well not do it at all.
But hey! We are not saying that you need to break the bank to give your employees delightful and unique gifts. You can give them novel, fun, and trendy gifts that they will love, cherish and (most importantly) use, even if you are working with a budget. It all depends on how smartly you go about your task.
This may seem like a hopeless, losing game… but it is not.
And that is why we invented Eva!
Our gifting assistant Eva, is the answer to all of your problems (erm…make that your gifting problems).
What if you could choose a budget and your employees could virtually pick what they wanted or liked to have within that budget, and it would be delivered to their home beautifully packed with a handwritten note from you?
And there are studies to prove that almost 70 percent of employees would like to have a say in the corporate gift they receive.
All we can say is that this is a brilliant way to give gifts to your employees. Because it does not involve too much effort on your part, but the gifts would still be unique and cherished.
How can Eva help you pick the kind of gifts you should be giving your employees?
Eva has got the art of gifting down to a science (based on data).
The gifts that it picks out are:
1. Unique and fun
Everybody loves to receive unique gifts. Unique gifts make the whole experience more thrilling, enjoyable, and memorable.
For example, what is a unique gift than fruit and wine jewels made from the 8 tropical fruits and 4 distinctive wines from Maui? This mouth-watering treat is something that Eva would send your employees who relish sweets. It is a unique and memorable one-of-a-kind gift that your employees would love, and you would not find it at any mall or gift shop.
Trust Eva to find gifts like these and other unique gifts to send your employees.
The great part is that Eva’s catalog is ever-changing and keeps in sync with new gifting trends, products, and technology. So, you never have to worry about Eva sending out a lousy gift.
You know how you sometimes pick out a gift, thinking that the person you are giving it to will appreciate it because you believe it is useful or cool? No, that is not a very effective way of giving gifts.
The key is to gifting something the recipient actually needs. Practical gifts are always appreciated more, and people dislike gifts that have no thought put into them. It should be pretty evident that one would rather receive a well-thought-out gift than a gift chosen last minute.
But since Eva does so much homework on the recipient before it chooses a gift. It always comes up with a gift that is useful to the recipient.
Take for example Eva’s choice of limited edition organic honey, created every three years from the honeydew left behind by aphids that extract and feed on the sap of the fir tree. This gift is unique and useful to every recipient that Eva sent it to (we know because they told us so).
3. Within a budget
A budget is one of the most critical things while giving a gift. If you had an unlimited budget, gift-giving would not be so complicated or difficult.
However, this is one of the biggest perks about gifting with Eva.
All you have to do is specify a budget, and it will pick out the most unique, trendiest, most fun, and usable gift you could give your employee within that budget.
For example, Eva’s choice for a modest budget gift is a key tracker tile -a high-performance finder has a 400 ft range, the loudest ring, and a 1-year replaceable battery. It will ensure the recipient never loses their keys again.
And that is what we call effective gift giving within a budget!
To Sum Up
If you want your employee gifts to be meaningful, unique, but within your budget, you have to put a lot of thought into the gifts you are giving.
But, Eva has simplified the whole process. Because you just specify your budget and Eva will put in the thought and trouble of finding tokens that are meaningful and unique, for the recipient.
Fun, unique, and useful gifts within a budget- that is Eva’s modus operandi!
So, you can now show your care and appreciation for your employees by giving them gifts that they will love, secure in the knowledge that you will not have to face the hassle of the whole traditional gift-giving process.
If you would like to use the Eva gift service and know more about how it works, opt for our 14-day trial.