Top corporate Christmas gifts for your incentive programme

Posted by Dan Kelly

Christmas can be a very busy time in business, so it’s important to keep your employees focused and motivated right up to the big day. It’s therefore a good time to set up an incentive programme with a selection of rewards on offer that can help your staff achieve (and maintain) a high performance.

At Christmas your incentive rewards can mean so much more to your employees, as they can be perceived in different ways. As the festive season is a time for giving, for instance, it’s an ideal opportunity to include corporate Christmas gifts in your incentives programme that reward your staff and fit with the spirit of the season.

Your incentive rewards can also make great corporate Christmas gift ideas that staff can give as presents to their loved ones. You could even choose corporate gifts that will help to make their Christmas that bit more special, like luxury food or drink, which they can share with their family and friends.

There are many types of rewards to choose from, each with their own benefits, from experiences to health and beauty to stocking fillers. We’ve listed the top corporate Christmas gifts that you should consider including in your incentives programme this year.

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Experiences & days out

These rewards will allow your staff to enjoy an actual experience, while giving them some long-lasting memories that they can associate with you and your company. This makes them stand out as a unique reward and a great corporate Christmas gift to give your best employees. They span a wealth of areas, including:

  • Spa days
  • Driving days
  • Afternoon tea
  • Winery and brewery tour
  • View from The Shard
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Sporting venue tour
  • Helicopter lesson

Products across technology and entertainment can also make aspirational corporate gifts for employees, as many will probably love the chance to receive the latest for instance, pricey TV, smart phone, or camera at Christmas time.

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Technology & entertainment

Many of your staff will probably live very busy lives and rely on technology for work and pleasure. This makes it a popular choice of reward. The selection includes:

  • Apple iWatch, iPad, iPhone, Mac
  • Bose portable speaker
  • Samsung HD TV
  • Xbox video game console with games
  • Sony digital camera
  • Microsoft Surface Book
  • FitBit watch
  • Veho drone

Gifts & gadgets

Rewards with character, these items are attractive because their often perceived as high value. This can make them great corporate gift ideas for your staff, or good presents they can give to their friends or family. They include:

  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Montblanc pen
  • Swarovski necklace and earring set
  • Michael Kors watch for her
  • Citizen-E watch for him
  • Gentleman’s dapper grooming kit

Food & drink

Ideal for this festive time of year, decadent food and drink can make great luxury gifts to give your staff at Christmas. They can indulge or share these treats through the festive season with their family and friends. Products include:

  • Festive family hamper
  • Artisan cheese and wine
  • Beer lovers case
  • Cadbury sharing hamper
  • Green & Black’s chocolate lovers collection box
  • Winter picnic

Health & beauty

A real treat for the recipient, these are great gifts for your employees as they encourage some probably much-needed ‘me-time’. They also contribute to wellbeing and have a luxurious touch, as they’re the sort of items they might not buy for themselves. The selection includes:

  • Calvin Klein Contradiction perfume for her
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume for her
  • Jean Paul Gaultier aftershave for him
  • Armani Acqua Di Gio aftershave for him
  • Babyliss Pro deep waver hair styler
  • Babyliss Pro curling wand
  • Babyliss super clipper for men
  • Philips electric shaver

Stocking fillers

A smart, seasonal option, these small but high-value rewards are functional items with a designer label. This makes them highly desirable and good stocking fillers, which can generate a great deal of appreciation when given as a gift. They include:

  • Montblanc leather passport holder
  • Montblanc leather wallet
  • Radley umbrella
  • Alison van der Lande makeup bag
  • Links of London cufflinks
  • Hugo Boss credit card holder

Sales incentives programmes that can help staff feel valued and appreciated

Putting a thorough and well-organised sales incentive scheme in place can be a really effective way to take your employee’s performance to the next level. By encouraging your staff to push towards higher targets, both staff and your business stand to benefit from their increased performance, as reaching for their targets also drives increased revenue for your business.

This is why an effective sales incentive scheme can be such a useful resource for any business. At CR Worldwide, we quickly design, launch and optimise powerful incentive programmes aimed at driving increased sales in your business. Our sales incentive schemes are:

Easy to implement — Because our turnkey MyRewards platform can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your business, you can be ready to implement sales incentive schemes fast

Easy to use — With our straightforward platforms,, it’s easy for staff to track performance, review targets, compete with colleagues, and check which rewards are on offer

Easy to manage — Real-time reporting on ROI and budget management means that organising, managing and tracking your team’s performance can be done with ease. This also makes charting the value of your incentive scheme simple and easy

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As a founding partner of CR Worldwide in 2002, Dan helped develop the company from a start-up business into the multi-million global brand it is today.