The employee gift that everyone really likes

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The same challenge every year: the search for the perfect employee gift for Christmas. This task often causes headaches for those entrusted with it and at the same time robs them of their last nerve – with increasing time pressure. The last two Corona winters, the increased work from the home office and the current inflation are also increasing the pressure to find a particularly great gift. Luckily, social scientists have found that this is often easier than you think. If you want to read more, be sure to read on!

Christmas gift ideas for employees

How can I make my employees or colleagues happy at Christmas? This question often gives those responsible additional gray hairs in the weeks leading up to Christmas. But gift-giving is easier than you think if you keep this scientifically-backed advice in mind:

Rule #1: Utility over individuality

According to researchers at the University of Chicago, the answer to the question of what is the perfect employee gift is not that difficult. In an experiment in a museum shop, the scientists found that the intention of the donor is much less important than is often assumed. Rather, the recipients rated their gift according to how useful it is for them personally. It doesn't matter at all whether the gift is well thought out or rather impersonal.
That means: Instead of thinking long and hard about how to do justice to the wild mix of personalities in your team of employees, focus on the actual usefulness of the employee gift !

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Vouchers: The "little black dress" among employee gifts

So instead of surprising employees and colleagues with particularly individual Christmas gifts, it makes more sense to look for more general gifts that everyone will like equally. Stanford University psychologists found that "good" gifts are primarily those that the recipient can choose for themselves. The perfect employee gift is therefore easier than you might think: According to researchers, vouchers can be used to give the recipient the greatest pleasure. Supplemented by a personal message, vouchers are an ideal gift for employees at Christmas.

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Spoiled for choice: Vouchers as sustainable Christmas gifts for employees

Of course, there are some large providers who would be particularly suitable for vouchers. And even if the large selection from Amazon and Co invites you to buy at first glance, there are more and more people who are increasingly looking for alternatives to the big players and would rather receive a sustainable gift. When looking for the right voucher, the following applies, as is so often the case: class instead of mass . Even with well-curated, smaller shops with sustainable products, there is something for everyone - and you are doing something good twice over. Particularly interesting: A voucher for everyday products, paired with transparent supply chains + sustainable products. And you already have the perfect gift for employees and colleagues.
Admittedly, we're a bit biased... but what could be more appropriate than a voucher for Theyo's fair and sustainable chocolate shop ? Even if the specific chocolate preferences - whether white, dark, with nuts or other extras or the classic milk chocolate - differ, chocolate inspires almost everyone:n. With a voucher you give your employees the chance to order their favorite types of chocolate to their homes. And all without a guilty conscience, because our chocolates are not only delicious, but also consist of fairly traded ingredients from sustainable cultivation! If you are interested in a chocolate voucher – please contact us !
And not only a voucher for a chocolate shop is a great idea, ourchocolate boxes are also a great gift for employees at Christmas and every other occasion. If you have a chocolate-loving team and want to give the employees a very special chocolate gift, our chocolate subscriptions might be one of the top ideas for Christmas gifts for employees!
Your employees and colleagues don't like chocolate? Scandal! How about a voucher for a (local) coffee roastery, a wine shop or fair spices instead?
We at Theyo hope that you will get through the autumn and pre-Christmas period as relaxed as possible! 🍫🎄

Special Christmas present for employees and teams

FAQ Christmas gifts for employees

What can I give my employees for Christmas?

Shortly before the end of the year, this question appears to many to be virtually unsolvable. However, choosing the perfect employee gift is easier than you think: as we have already described in the previous article, the key to success is utility! Or: deliciousness. Feel free to visit our Theyo shop forchocolate employee gifts !

Are there tax benefits for employee gifts at Christmas?

YES! They actually exist and in the article " This is how your employee gifts will remain tax-free in 2022 " you will find out everything you need to know about them!

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