With the holidays coming up, it's time to start putting together your roster of gifts to give. And while it's important to include customers and clients, don't forget about the people that make the business run--your employees!

Below you'll find the top ten holiday gift ideas for your employees:

1. Custom Bobblehead

The bobblehead is probably the most prolific desk item in existence. That's what makes it the perfect fun holiday gift for employees. However, the folks over at Minime take the bobblehead a step further by making it 100% personalized. Just upload a picture of your employee and they'll make a bobblehead that looks exactly like them.

2. Treat the office to fun snacks.

The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. If you want to go the extra mile for your team, great snacks are the perfect way. Services like Snacknation are the perfect way to order bulk snacks for the office that are tasty, fun, and even healthier than the regular old cookies or potato chips.

3. Noise canceling headphones.

If you want to keep your employees on task and distraction free, noise cancelling headphone are the perfect gift. They're not cheap but they're a great gadget that can be used inside and outside the office.

4. Team outing.

Looking to skip the individual gifts in lieu of one big one? You should opt for a team outing as a group holiday gift. Not only will it be fun for all the employees but it will also provide for a bonding and team building exercise. Win-win!

5. Coffee.

Coffee is the lifeblood of any successful office. It motivates employees and keeps them focused during the toughest of deadlines. Since your office probably already gives out free coffee, you'll want to go above and beyond for the real coffee connoisseurs in your office. Gifts such as a premium coffee subscription are sure to make any coffee lover smile.

6. Wine.

Your employees need some time to wind down after a long day at work. Wine is the perfect way to say "Happy Holidays" and give them an opportunity to relax. If you want to take it a step further, there are a number of great wine of the month clubs available (Winc is a favorite at my office).

7. Personalized office items.

Do you have any employees guilty of misplacing their office items? If so, you should consider getting those specific employees custom notepads or pens with their names engraved on them. Not only is it a nice gesture but it'll help those employees keep track of their stuff better.

8. Desk plant.

Research has shown that when plants are added to the work place they vastly improve both the health and energy of workers. If you're looking for a two-for-one type of gift, consider an indoor plant that doesn't require much water or sunlight such as a philodendron, peace lily, or even a cactus.

9. Spa gift card.

Show your employees that you care about their well-being by treating them to a spa day with a gift card to a local spa. They'll be sure to come back to work feeling refreshed and energized.

10. Attachable office chair massager.

Sitting all day in an office chair can be detrimental to your employees' backs. One way to help resolve this problem is with an attachable office chair massager. When turned on, it'll kneed away any knots and tension, allowing them to take a breather in the middle of any type of stress-filled day. 

 With the holidays coming up, it's time to start putting together your roster of gifts to give. And while it's important to include customers and clients, don't forget about the people that make the business run--your employees!

Published on: Nov 17, 2017