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Unique and Thoughtful Team Gifts

This past year, we continued to redefine what work looks like from the workspace itself to relationships at work. With that in mind, here are three thoughtful gifts that show your genuine appreciation and help your team recharge and reset in the new year.

Gifts for those who want to try something new

Often when we focus on career development, we focus on how to be more productive, efficient, and impactful. Amongst many things, this can come in the form of leadership development programs, mentorships, and webinars.

How your employees are doing emotionally and mentally plays a pivotal role in your organization’s success. So, what if we deviate from the norm and consider gifting experiences that improve your team’s overall wellbeing?

Give the gift of experiences.

When it comes to self-care, some people find it difficult to indulge. Show your appreciation by giving them experiences that inspire them to slow down, relax, and even treat themselves to something special… after another year in the pandemic; you know they deserve it.

Types of Experiences:

  • Spa day

  • Learn a new sport (learn to surf, rock climb, sail, etc.)

  • Tour of Vineyard or Brewery

  • Destination

  • Remote Lessons (learn how to cook, take an art class, or even master a new language)

  • And more!

Blueboard is an excellent resource to help you find ready-to-use experiences at home or plan big adventures for a later date.

Bonus Tip!

If you have a small team or one filled with diverse passions and hobbies, consider selecting 3-5 experiences and have your team pick what experience would best benefit their needs and interests.

Gifts for Those on the Go

From warm layers to duffles, gifting branded apparel is a thoughtful way to say thank you and remind your team to get out and explore– all while discreetly spreading the word about your terrific company!

If your employees travel a lot for work, consider personalizing a Paravel suitcase or a Patagonia duffel. Not only are these top-of-the-line items, but they are both environmentally and socially conscious businesses that are on a mission to change industry standards.

Gifts to Foster Mindfulness & Wellness

Inspire your team to strengthen their work-life balance by gifting a box of tools to create mindful rituals and solidify positive habits.

Here are a few ideas for inspiration:

  • Handmade or travel mug

  • Candle

  • Journal

  • Gift card for a workout class or monthly gym membership

  • Workout gear (yoga mat, weights, etc.)

  • Wireless headphones

  • Bluetooth speaker

Building gift boxes for your team is a lot of work– thankfully, there are companies like Clove & Twine that specialize in curating the perfect moment in just one box.

There’s no better way to show your appreciation than pairing your gift with a thoughtful note thanking them for all of their hard work and dedication. The most important thing is that your employees feel valued and individually recognized.

From all of us at Westwood International, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!

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