15 Best End of Year Gift Ideas for Employees

15 Best End of Year Gift Ideas for Employees

September 18, 2023

The benefits of virtual work span wide and far: increased productivity, the ability to hire in remote locations, and boosted morale from being around families more often. However, managing rewards and incentives via gifting for remote teams can become quite a headache. First off, managing a gifting budget across a recruiting team can be a challenge. And then, coordinating the logistics of sending gifts to distributed team members can also be cumbersome.

The 15 Best Employee Gift Ideas

The employee gifting process doesn't need to be stressful. These 15 end-of-year employee gift ideas can all be sent directly from the Postal Marketplace, elevating your remote company culture while saving you time that's better spent elsewhere.


1. Happy Holidays - Knack Shops

Knack's Happy Holidays gift set has an air of elegance with touches of red and gold throughout. The gift includes a box of 30 pop-open cards that feature inspirational quotes and blessings. A beautiful statement candle is made of mercury glass featuring a cypress, cardamom, and peppercorn scent. And to delight their palate, the trio of mini dark chocolate bars comes in three unique flavors packaged in a festive Happy Holidays envelope and is handmade by Seattle chocolatier, jcoco.

2. Merry Everything - Sweeter Cards

Sea salt caramel dark chocolate is handmade in St. Louis, using Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients. Each bar is made with soft vanilla caramel, cane sugar, fresh whipping cream, butter and Madagascar vanilla––and always topped with Mediterranean sea salt. Each batch is also hand stirred in copper kettles and made with love to ensure every single Sweeter Card is full of deliciousness that will win the card-giving game.

3. Season's Greetings Gourmet Popcorn - Popsations

A Season's Greetings gift that is sure to deliver smiles this holiday season.  This gift box contains three large ribbon bags of Popsations distinctively delicious handcrafted gourmet popcorn flavors: Classic Caramel, Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Caramel.

4. You Plant We Plant Happy Holidays Tree - ForrestNation

Grow your own trees at home and ForrestNation plant 10 trees for you in a developing country. You Plant We Plant. You will help ensure our survival on Mother Earth as 10 trees will absorb 10 tons of CO2, create 40 tons of O2, reforest land and create food and income for people.

*Coming to the Postal Marketplace November 15th

5. Old Fashioned Master’s Kit - Liquor Labs

Old Fashioned masters experience kit includes all ingredients, tools, and access to the on-demand masters lesson. 

6. Coquito Home Kit - Coquito NYC

Coquito, also known as Puerto Rican eggnog, is sure to warm your soul. This kit comes with everything you need to make a coquito from scratch. Included in the package is a signature blend of spices, vanilla extract, coconut milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk, plus glass bottles and straws for four people.

*Coming to the Postal Marketplace October 1st

7. The Macallan Whiskey - The Barrel Tap 

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old forms part of the Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.

 8. Yule Mule Cocktail - Cocktail Courier

Everyone's favorite mule is here, but with a festive twist! Enjoy the merriment of lime and cranberry as they blend with the crisp flavorings of ginger. So light up that Yule log, cheers and be merry!

*Coming to the Postal Marketplace November 1st

9. Latest & Greatest Holiday Cupcakes - Baked by Melissa

‘Tis the season to send cupcakes! Choose your favorite 25-pack of cupcakes from our best-selling assortments: The Holiday Cheer, Festival of Bites, The Latest & Greatest.

10. Happy Holiday Assortment - Pretzelwhich

Pretzelwiches are bite-size snacking delicacies made up of two square grid pretzels, a delicious filling, and hand-dipped toppings with nuts, drizzles, sprinkles and more. 

*Coming to the Postal Marketplace November 1st

11. Crimson Poinsettia Belgian Chocolate Bar - Totally Chocolate

Go big on impact when it comes to your employees. The largest of Totally Chocolate's engraved chocolate bars made with pure Belgian milk. A truly indulgent offering that will never go unnoticed in a sea of “typical” holiday gifts. This is the perfect delivery for those who deserve to be celebrated! Recommended for holiday gifts, unique office gifts for coworkers, or a thoughtful kosher gift.

12. Sweets & Treats - One Hope

Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like a perfect pairing of Pinot Noir and sweet treats. Sweet & salty popcorn, asiago chips, salted caramel almond chocolate chip cookies paired with Vintner Collection Pinot Noir.

*Coming to the Postal Marketplace September 21st

13. Wreath Workshop Kit - Plant Gem 

Everything you need to create a wonderful festive wreath. Includes floral clippers, copper wreath form, floral tape, copper wire, instructions, and access to online tutorials

14. Mug Set - Corkcicle

Your perfect morning is only a Glass Mug Set away. Elevate every sip of espresso, latte, chai or earl grey with a refreshing, modern take on your favorite mug. This set includes two, 12oz borosilicate glass Coffee Mugs that are perfect for sharing, collecting or gifting to a friend. Each Mug has a sleek, double-walled design that keeps your hot beverages warmer for longer than standard glass. So you can savor every sip.


15. Sugarmaker's Cut Maple Syrup- Runamok

Runamok is a family-owned, Vermont based company that started with a foundation of premium, organic maple syrup and has expanded to an array of maple and honey-based products. Shop these delicious organic Grade A Amber Color Rich Taste maple syrups this holiday season.


Spread the love to your employees this holiday season

The holidays are a time for gathering, but when that's not physically possible, thoughtful gifts help employees feel valued. With these 15 ideas, you're well on your way to gift-giving that will please all tastes and styles. Need inspiration but don’t know where to start? Discover our blog on holiday gifting trends to move you in the right direction. Request a demo of Postal to see how the Postal Marketplace takes the stress out of the process. Buying on a budget? Discover our article, $50 gift ideas for employees for more inspiration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an end of year gift for employees?

An end-of-year gift for employees is a token of appreciation given by a company to its staff during the holiday season. It acknowledges their hard work and contributions throughout the year.

What are some types of end of year gifts for employees?

Popular options include gift cards, personalized gifts, holiday bonuses, themed gift basket ideas for employees, water bottles, home office items. Tailoring gifts to employees' preferences can make the gesture more meaningful.

Looking for effective holiday sales tips? Check out our blog for practical strategies to boost your seasonal sales.

Why is it important for companies to give end of year gifts for employees?

Recognizing employees with end-of-year gifts boosts morale, fosters loyalty, and enhances team spirit. It's a way for companies to express gratitude and motivate their workforce, promoting a positive work environment.

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Rich Pusateri
Rich Pusateri

Rich is a B2B marketing enthusiast with a passion for storytelling through relatable content and memorable experiences. Rich was one of the first founding team members of Postal when he started as an intern in 2019 and now holds the Content Marketing Manager role.

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