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5 virtual gift ideas to share the joy this festive season

November 16, 2022 / United Kingdom

As the hybrid working culture continues, festive celebrations will come in many forms this year. Now more than ever, organisations have a range of options available to show appreciation to their employees. There are lots of ways to share the joy this season and say thanks – especially virtually.

Gift-giving doesn’t have to be in-person to have an impact. Virtual gifts can still be of value and create goodwill for all. We’re sharing five ideas to keep things festive and bright for your team this season – wherever they’re working from.

Share the joy with gift baskets

Gift baskets may seem like a clichéd idea, but they remain a joy to receive. Sending a fruit, chocolate or pamper basket directly to your employees’ homes can be a great way to connect with them in their work environment – and a treat their whole family (or flatmates) can enjoy together.

If you’d like to venture into something more personal, box delivery companies can provide things such as cocktail kits, terrarium starters and even home-office packages. If the gift box includes an activity, you could gather the team together over a video chat and have everyone open and build them together.

A meal together to celebrate connection

As some of your employees continue to work remotely or are only in the office a few days a week, it can be difficult to bring the entire team together. Why let that stop you from sharing a meal together? Do it virtually.

It’s become common practice for organisations to share Uber Eats vouchers with their employees to cover the cost of their meals. In this way, everyone gets a chance to order a takeaway from their favourite local spot and support local businesses at the same time.

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

Charitable giving to lift everyone’s heart

There is no shortage of good causes to donate to. Another option to share the joy this season is to help your employees feel connected with their community. You can do this by setting aside a certain amount of money for everyone to donate to their favourite charity.

Additionally, each employee could select a charity for their allocated monetary portion, or they could nominate charities as a team and vote on which one(s) they prefer. This way, everyone gets to be involved in communal giving, and your team will feel connected by doing something good.

A gift that works for everybody

Gift cards are the tried-and-tested option for giving a gift that lets your employees choose what they want. If choice is what you’re looking for, Uber gift cards are a great option. 

The festive season is a time to celebrate connection. Gift your employees a trip to their loved ones or to the airport to catch a flight to their home town. Uber gift cards also work for Uber Eats – so employees can order dinner for the whole family if they’d like – and avoid doing the dishes over the festive season. 

Gift cards are also great as a pat on the back for top performers or as a giveaway that can surprise and delight. 

Gifts that keep on giving

What’s better than a one-off gift? A gift that lasts for weeks or months. Subscription services can be a great way to tailor your gift-giving experience to your team.

Everyone can use a subscription to their favourite TV streaming service. The team could even pick a show to watch together (and discuss before their meetings). Other options can also include virtual workout classes or workshops that help the team build a skill.

Keeping the hybrid holidays festive

The festive season is a time to celebrate the successes of the past year. As your company continues to perform and gets ready to set new goals for the coming year, it’s important to bring your people together and celebrate their successes.

Whether it’s sharing a team meal together virtually or giving employees a way to treat their loved ones, Uber for Business can help you share the joy throughout this festive season.

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