Team gift shopping is hard, especially around the holidays. You want to give the members of your team a token of your appreciation, but how do you choose a gift that’s meaningful for everyone without using all your time and resources searching for it?
We’ve put together gift suggestions for three generations currently in the workplace, Generation Y, also known as Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers, to help you in your quest for the ultimate team appreciation gift!
Gifts for Generation Y and Millennials
The younger part of the workforce has been characterized by their desire to have a purpose in their work and make a difference. A gift bookhas inspiring quotes that will motivate and inspire your young team members. I recommend the One Book and Five Book, that include guides and activities to set and accomplish personal goals.
This part of your team also is passionate about caring for the environment…and coffee drinks. They love coffee drinks. Give them a new coffee mug for the holidays. They’ll be able to use their new mug instead of disposable cups, helping the environment, and it will keep their favorite beverage hotter, longer. Bonus!
Gifts for Generation X
Generation X values work-life balance above much else, so give them a gift that will make their juggling act easier. A tote bag is a practical gift your employees can use to carry their personal items to and from work, to a child’s sporting event, or after work activity. Add a holiday greeting card with a personal message inside and a coupon for extra time off around the holidays.
Practical gifts are also a favorite among Generation X. Select a gift set with a handy tool for the car for each Generation X member of your team. The On-the-Move Gift Set comes with a flashlight and tire gauge, and the Pathfinder Gift Set includes compass, flashlight, and utility knife. Personalize the front with the name of the recipient to make a lasting impression.
Gifts for Baby Boomers
Baby Boomers value work as one of their great achievements in life. Honor their time and dedication with a desktop gift that will always remind them of your appreciation. Clocks are a classic award, and you can personalize your clock with a recipient’s name and date. It will have a lasting impression on your recipient!.
For a lower cost option, present the Baby Boomers on your team with a lapel pin. Make a nice award presentation when you present the pins to express the value the pins represent. Your team members will appreciate the symbolic award.
Each member of your team is unique, and our gift suggestions may not be the perfect fit for your teammates. Take the time to find a gift that’s just right for them with our Gift Finder and use our gift giving tips to make it memorable.
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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too) and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.