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4 virtual gift ideas for the holiday season

October 6, 2020 / Australia

The silly season may look a bit different this year, but there is still an opportunity to show your employees appreciation for all they do and find new ways to say thanks.

The good news is that gift giving doesn’t have to be in person to have an impact. Virtual gifts and celebrations can still be of value and have substance—and create goodwill for all. Here are 4 virtual gift ideas to keep things festive and bright.

Gift hampers: a thoughtful surprise

Sending a personalised hamper directly to your remote employees’ home can be a great way to connect with them in their new work environment—and a treat the whole family (or roommates) can enjoy.

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique , a quick Google search will result in countless gift delivery services, delivering things like cocktail kits, terrarium starters, and even home-office startup packages. If the gift box includes an activity, you could gather the team together over video chat and have everyone open them and build them together.

Sharing a meal together

As your employees continue to social  distance, it’s still important to get the whole team together. Why not share a meal virtually?

We’re seeing customers use Uber Eats Vouchers as a way to engage with their employees online.  Everyone gets a chance to order takeaway  from their favourite local spot and support local businesses at the same time.

With Vouchers, you can control how much you’ll cover for each person as well as the time frame in which they can use it. This way, you’ll only pay for how much is actually used and ensure that it goes toward sharing time together with the team.

Charitable gift giving

A lot of people have been hit hard by the pandemic, and there’s no shortage of good causes to donate to. Help your employees feel connected with their community by choosing a charity to donate to all together. 

You could let each person select a charity for their portion, or let them nominate charities and have the whole team vote on which one(s) they like. This way, everyone can be involved in communal giving, and your team will feel more connected over doing something good.

A gift that works for everybody

Gift cards are the tried-and-true option for giving a gift that lets your employees choose what they want. The festive season is a time for travel and togetherness. Give your employees a ride to their loved one’s house for the holidays , or to upgrade their ride when travelling to see friends or family. . Uber gift cards also work for Uber Eats, so employees can order dinner for the whole family. 

Gift cards are also great way to reward top performers, or as a giveaway that can surprise and delight.

Summing up

Although this silly season may look a bit different than others, it is still time to celebrate and show appreciate to those who matter most to you and your organisation. As your company continues to physically distance, it’s important to find other ways of bringing your team together and to show them that you appreciate all they’ve done.

Virtual gifts don’t have to be intangible, and you still have time to plan out what your company is going to do to spread the festive cheer. Contact us to learn how you can reward and incentives your employees today.