25 Really Classy and Considerate Holiday Gifts Your Deserving Team Will Relish
They’ve been ultra-dedicated throughout the year. This Christmas pause momentarily to properly reward your exceptional employees for their efforts.
This year has been quite a challenging one. In one fell swoop, your world was turned upside down. You and your team were forced to begin meeting via Zoom and making other unusual adjustments. While this point in history has dictated immediate adaptation, your team has risen to the challenge and continued to perform at an exceptional level. Because they have been so dedicated, you are presented with an amazing opportunity to do something really special to show them your appreciation. These extraordinary gifts baskets, gift boxes, and gift sets are just what’s needed to end the year on a high note.
- 1–800 — Baskets.com — Show your appreciation in the best way with the Thank You Fruit & Sweets Basket. It includes a honey oak stained oval willow and rope basket, pears, oranges, pineapple, mixed nuts, chocolate squares, sea salt caramels, sea salt crackers, cookies, smoked salmon, sparkling apple cider, and more.
2. Godiva Chocolatier — Nothing says thank you team like the Festive Delights Holiday Gift Basket. They’ll get chocolate truffles, peppermint hot chocolate, a candy cane truffle flight, holiday carousel tin of chocolates, cherry cordials, and the works.
3. Harry & David — Select this Deluxe Favorites Gift Pack for your awesome employees as it is inclusive of Harry & David’s signature Moose Munch Crunch. They can also savor the pears, white cheddar cheese, raspberry galettes, chocolate-covered cherries, pepper and onion relish, and truffles too.
4. The Caviar Co. — Show them you are the coolest, classiest boss ever who really appreciates the hard work of your team. Surprise them with this 1oz Trio Gift Box. Whether domestic, international, or imported, this present, serving 6–10 people, includes the signature caviar gift box, caviar flight, and three Mother of Pearls caviar spoons. Varying caviar choices include paddlefish, hackleback, classic white sturgeon, Russian osetra, Siberian sturgeon, and Kaluga hybrid.
5. Johnson Popcorn — You can’t go wrong with this great gift. They have been popping fresh popcorn daily since 1940. Just ask about custom corporate orders which will feature the name of your company on the tins. Delightful flavors include caramel, peanut crunch, cheddar cheese, salty-n-sandy, butter, platinum, and chocolate drizzle.
6. Tea Forte — You will bring such joy to the tea aficionados in your group with classy gifts from this company. Whether loose teas or pyramid teas, selections include winter teas, black, green, white, herbal, oolong, chai, organic, kosher, and more. Collections encompass Herbal Retreat, Lotus, Warming Joy Tea Chest, and Fleur. Elegant teaware include teapots, tea kettles, infusers, and tea trays.
7. The Swiss Colony — 27 Favorites is all they’ll need to know that you appreciate their herculean efforts. Express your gratitude with this gift box which includes snack-sized original, garlic, and Caraway summer sausages, petits fours, bonbon cookies, fruit spreads, chocolate-covered peanuts, and cheddar, brick, and Colby cheeses.
8. Omaha Steaks — The Century Cellars Duet Red Wine Gift Basket features Century Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and Century Cellars Merlot. Tasty items include peppercorn steak, stone ground mustard, butter toffee nuts, cheese wedges, and sea salt cookies in a reusable espresso gift basket.
9. Fischer & Wieser — Mark’s Peachy Pack is specially curated by Mark Wieser himself. Your employee can delight in this fruitfully delicious wicker basket full of Harvest Peach & Hatch Pepper Salsa, Amaretto Peach Pecan Preserves, Das Peach Haus Peach Salsa, his Aunt Nutzie’s peach honey, his mother Estella’s old fashioned peach preserves, and Fischer & Wieser’s Gewürztraminer wine.
10. Wine.com Gourmet Gift Baskets — The Executive Selection Cabernet Gift Basket is perfect for your C-Suite team that has spent this entire year making things happen. The metal scalloped basket includes the Robert Oatley Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Raymond R. Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Deloach Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Vina Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Omaha Steaks Italian Dry Salame, mixed olives, cheese wedges, crackers, cookies, thins, Godiva milk chocolate crème brulee, and all sorts of other goodies.
11. Pinky Up Tea — The tea enthusiasts in your group can delight in the wonderful world of fabulous libations. Wellness teas include Energize, Glow, and Hydrate. Caffeinated teas encompass Earl Grey Macaron, Matcha Ice Cream, and Island Fire. There are so many other tea types available. The elegant teaware include brewing, mugs, infusers, and travel tumblers.
12. Cheryl’s Cookies — You’ll have a vast selection in which to choose gifts as you express your immense gratitude. The delectable collection includes the Christmas Tree Crate, Reindeer Treats Wooden Dessert Tray, Holiday Sleigh Gift Tower, Entertainment Gift Basket, Cheryl’s Buttercream Frosted Cut-Out Cookie Gift Box, and Collector’s Edition Chalet Cookie Jar.
13. The Popcorn Factory — The wicker hamper adorning this Holiday Signature Collection Gift Basket is chock full of goodies. Give your team a medley of their favorite gifts including brands like Harry & David and Cheryl’s Cookies. There’s an assortment of popcorn, pears, cherries, muffins, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered peanuts and so much more.
14. Martha & Marley Spoon — Receiving the seal of approval from the queen of cooking herself, consider this unique gift for your employees. Martha Stewart partnered with this company to deliver pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards to be delivered directly to your door in order to create gourmet meals. There are 22 recipes from five categories weekly. Dishes include Panang Coconut & Chicken Curry, Garlic-Lime Marinated Steak, Parmesan Herb Pork Roast, Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos, and Pork & Sauteed Spinach.
15. Pop on the Block Popcorn — You’ll be the best boss ever while you moonlight as Santa’s Helper when you present these stocking stuffers to your team members. Flavors include holiday crunch, cinnamon maple latte, caramel apple, cherry, sugar cookie, snickerdoodle, cheesy taco, cookies and cream, garlic parmesan and more. The spirit-infused popcorn includes dark chocolate maple bourbon, white chocolate champagne, milk chocolate whiskey, and dark and white chocolate chardonnay.
16. Rose All Day — Rosé makes everyone’s day. Give your dedicated staff member a subscription to join The Sip Society. The Rosé All Day gift boxes will be delivered to their home with three mini bottles of sparkling wines such as Chandon Rosé, Bottega Rose Gold, and Moet Rosé. They will receive a sip flute and tasting card as well.
17. Jacques Torres — Chef Jacques Torres, also known as Mr. Chocolate, presents confections in a hat box. This will make for a really special touch as you recognize employees this year. Consider selections such as Jacques’ Favorites Hat Box, Signature Collection Hat Box, The Chocolate Lover Hat Box, Ultimate Sweets Hat Box, and The Winter Special Hat Box.
18. Vervana — For team members who enjoy specialty olive oils, give the gift of the Dipping Essentials Olive Oil Gift Set. The box is complete with Organic Black Label Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italian seasoning and dipping blend, rustic olive oil bowl, and an olive wood spoon.
19. Box Babe Gift Co. — Sisters are doing it for themselves. Wow your all-star team with themed personalized gifts from women-owned companies. Give the gift of a specially curated subscription box such as You Glow Girl, Box of Sunshine, Sending Love, Zoom Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Silent Night, Home for the Holidays, and Hanukkah. The creative gifts include stainless steel tumblers, succulents, candles, bath bombs, margarita mixers, and more.
20. Amelia Toffee — Anita Cominksy’s family recipe led to the creation of a special handcrafted, melt-in-your-mouth delicious toffee that will make for wonderful Christmas gifts. Create gift baskets for your employees that include Sea Salt Toffee, Bourbon Toffee, Coffee Toffee, and Orange Bliss Toffee. Give it a personal touch by customizing the labels with the names of your team members and corporation.
21. Lottie London — This Makeup Advent Calendar would be a thoughtful gift for the ladies on your team. The 12 Days of Slay set is a special part of the holiday collection. It includes popular lip, face, and eye products such as glitter switch, shimmer squad highlighter, eyeshadow swatch, slay all day liquid lip, mini eye foil, mini lip foil, and mini holo gloss.
22. Mama Geraldine’s — Show your team your artistic culinary skills by creating a special charcuterie board featuring Mama Geraldine’s products. It will include appetizing cheese straws with flavors like aged cheddar, parmesan herb, pimento cheese, and chipotle cheddar. Cookies include Italian wedding petite treats, pecan cini-minis, and key lime.
23. Bunnies By The Bay — If one of the members of your staff is a new parent, consider the Blossom Bunny’s Everything Baby Bundle Gift Set. The personalized present includes a stretch velour playsuit, receiving blanket, blossom buddy blanket, stuffed bunny, pacifier holder, book, carrot rattle, stuffed bunny, and baby slippers.
24. Reed’s Ginger All the Way — It’s “ginger all the way” with the limited edition Ginger Binge Box. If you have an employee who focuses on healthy living, this holiday box would make for a thoughtful gift. It contains Real Ginger Ale, Real Ginger All Zero, ginger chews, and ginger energy shots.
25. Crown Linen Designs — The Christmas Cosmo Gift Box is a touch of elegance. For the team member who has everything, consider this unique present. It includes the Cosmo Cocktail Napkin Set of four linens and a pouch, the Christmas Cosmo Linen Towel, and the Taverna Pewter Ice Scoop by Arte Italica.
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