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Need gift ideas to celebrate your employees’ hard work during the holidays?

Worried HR will look like a Scrooge this year with your current selection of employee gifts? Let us plan your employee holiday gifts with our “12 Days of Gifts” campaign to keep this season merry and bright. It is never too early to start planning gifts for your employees, so find 12 special ways below to show appreciation to your team and increase employee engagement. Whether selecting certain gifting categories, giving cards to all your employees, or creating a raffle for an assortment of themed cards daily, our InCentives Shop site makes it easy to purchase in bulk and celebrate your team with our different holiday gifts for employees.

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Parties are good but gift cards are better — skip the holiday party this year!

73% of employees would prefer a gift card over a holiday party*.


*Source: InComm InCentives 2022 Research | 1,224 Panel

Don’t settle for gift baskets, certificates to the Jelly of the Month Club or generic, boring swag like totes, water bottles, coffee mugs, stainless-steel tumblers, or backpacks with your company logo when you can give your employees a more personalized gift or thoughtful gift this holiday season. Here are some different holiday gift ideas to bring cheer to employees’ desks. Still have remote employees? No problem—our digital gift cards are a convenient holiday gift solution regardless of location.

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Home Gift Cards

Hopefully, we are all ho-ho-home for the holidays; choose this category to keep everyone’s home merry and bright. Plus, remote workers will appreciate an excuse to spruce up their home office!

(ex: Walmart, Target, CB2)

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Online Shopping Gift Card

Santa can’t hold all the Christmas gifts in his bag; choose this category to help people fill in what goodies Santa cannot bring on his sleigh. The gift options are endless!

(ex: Amazon, eBay, Fanatics)

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The Gift of Choice (Most wanted by employees!*)

Their gift list may have been lost in the mail; choose this category to let employees purchase their perfect gift from wherever major credit cards are accepted.

(ex: American Express, Visa, Mastercard)

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The Great Outdoors Gift Cards

There is nothing wrong with some rosy cheeks; choose this category to support employees’ healthy outdoor lifestyles.

(ex: Cabelas, Bass Pro)

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Clothing & Style Gift Cards

Everyone wants to add some red and green to their wardrobes; choose this category so everyone is comfortably roasting chestnuts by an open fire.

(ex: Gap, Adidas, Banana Republic)

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Sports Store Gift Cards

What shall people do before the roast beast is cooked; choose this category to make their celebrations fun with a great gift.

(ex: Academy Sports, Champs Sports, Dick’s)

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Hobby Gift Cards

Help start their own toy factory; choose this category to make family time more rewarding.

(ex: Groupon, GameStop, Barnes & Noble, AMC)

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Travel & Gas Gift Cards

Everyone has people to see and places to visit; choose this category to make sure everyone makes it to grandma’s house (check both ways for reindeer!)

(ex: Shell, Sheetz, BP)

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New Tech & Electronics Gift Cards

The hottest tech to go along with hot chocolate; choose this category so people can deck out their halls with the best gifts and gadgets.

(ex: Apple, Best Buy, Crutchfield)

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Home Improvement Gift Cards

Maybe things were not hung by the chimney with care; choose this category so your team can ensure their home and workspace is ready.

(ex: Lowes, Home Depot, Crate & Barrel)

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Wellness & Self-Care Gift Cards

Cheerful, yes; stressful, yes. Choose this category to help people relax and start the new year refreshed.

(ex: Lululemon, Under Armour, The Vitamin Shoppe)

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Dinner Out & Delivery

Forget the green eggs & ham; choose this category to help keep foodies full for the holidays.

(ex: Doordash, Applebee’s, Uber Eats, Starbucks)

We’ve covered you with top brands to help your team celebrate winter holidays with employee appreciation gifts and corporate gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Las Posadas, Lunar New Year, and New Year’s Eve. It is never to early to start your season of gift-giving.


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*Source: InComm InCentives Employee Recognition Research | May 2023 | 1,366 Panel