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It’s Not Too Early to Think About Employee Gifts for the Holiday Season

Cindy Mielke | October 25, 2017

The weather has just barely begun to cool off. Most people don’t even want to start thinking about the holidays. Black Friday — the unofficial “start” to holiday shopping — is still more than a month away, and most people will at least want to watch the leaves turn before their thoughts turn to the holidays.

But the holidays have a way of sneaking up on us — as anyone who has ever had to do last-minute shopping can attest to. And for business owners and HR managers, holiday shopping is about more than just friends and family. It’s about employees, too.

Employee holiday gift programs are an important part of any business, whether it’s large or small. Holiday gifts are a way of reminding employees that you value both their professional and personal contributions to your business. Giving them a gift goes the extra mile for the employees who do the same for you every day.

But there’s a right and a wrong way to do employee holiday gifting. Having a plan or a program in place early makes sure that you won’t be scrambling at the last minute to find the right gifts.

And if you’re going to start thinking of a plan now, there’s one question you should ask before anything else: what are you going to give your employees?

Statistics show that the majority of U.S Businesses choose to use gift cards as a reward tool. And when you stop and think about it, it’s easy to imagine why. Every employee is different, and so every employee is going to want something different. The GC GiftPass form GC Incentives allows the employee to pick out for themselves what they want. It has all the personalization of a hand-picked present, but on a scale that’s easy to achieve for all of your employees and allows your recipient to choose from over 200 top gift card brands so they can truly receive their gift of choice.

This is probably why U.S business investment in gift cards continues to grow. In fact, studies show that the largest firms are spending over $1 million on gift cards across all platforms!

When it comes to buying options, studies show that the largest firms choose gift card suppliers like GC Incentives as the highest rated type of partner to buy from. Gift card suppliers offer a wide range of choice, easy ordering, and fast service, which makes them the perfect choice for busy business owners.

While gift card suppliers are mostly highly rated among large firms, GC Incentives is able to work with all firms, regardless of size. Our corporate account management team is ready to take your file and process your order. GC’s online ordering portal is perfect for smaller orders and even integrates into existing reward systems.

Whether you’re a small business in need of an easy solution or a large corporation in need of a robust program, GC Incentives can help you to execute your employee holiday gift program with ease.

It’s never too early to start thinking about how to thank your employees during the holidays. Contact GC Incentives today to start working towards a more efficient incentives program.