Giving gifts on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and festive occasions like Christmas is thoughtful, but how about sending a gift just to say “thank you”?
Working remotely can be a struggle sometimes and sending gifts to your remote team is a great way to keep them motivated to keep going. Perhaps you are not sure what to give. Let’s take a look at some great gift ideas for your remote team.
Potted plants and flowers are one of the best gifts you can give to your remote team. These little packages of cheer are great for adding beauty and brightness to any workspace. Working remotely can feel lonely and boring sometimes because you do not get to see the other members of your team. However, a decorated workspace can make it feel more lively.
You can go a step further by getting pots that have encouraging inscriptions on them to motivate and encourage your team. Appreciating your remote team with “thank you” flowers is sure to put a smile on their faces.
One of the advantages of working remotely is that it allows you to engage in other activities. One such activity is e-learning. Although there are many free online courses available, the higher quality ones come with a cost. You can say “thank you” to your remote team by making it possible for them to take courses on e-learning platforms such as Cousera and Udemy.
This gift not only shows them how grateful you are, but also gives them the opportunity to improve on their skills and knowledge. Keeping the members of your team intellectually busy helps to also improve productivity.
Blue Light Glasses
One of the disadvantages of working remotely is that you might have to spend long hours behind a computer, which can be harmful to the eyes. Blue light glasses are an amazing “thank you” gift. They prevent the blue light that comes from the computer screen from damaging the eyes. With this gift, you will not only show gratitude to your remote team, but will also help them prevent digital fatigue which can affect their productivity.
Sometimes, a gift does not have to be expensive, it is the thought that counts. With the world currently finding ways to control the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the things that have suddenly become invaluable are masks.
If you want to get your remote team a gift they will be able to use more than once, then consider getting branded masks. Disposable masks are not a bad idea, but reusable ones are better and more useful over time.
Although your team is working remotely, they will remember you even when they go outdoors or have to run errands. Give the masks a personal touch by adding their name to the mask.
Perhaps you don’t want to give just one gift and you want to say “thank you” to your remote team with various goodies. A gift basket filled with treats and surprises is the way to go.
Based on your budget, you can personally pick out different things to include in the gift baskets. If you know the preferences of each member of your team, you can put that into consideration when making or ordering them.
You can also include personalized “thank you” notes in each basket to let your remote team know just how grateful you are to them.
In this era of online meetings and virtual chats, great sound quality is a must. Unfortunately, not all laptops have that. One of the best “thank you” gifts that will prove useful to your remote team is a state-of-the-art laptop microphone. Apart from improving sound quality, they ensure that online meetings run smoothly.
Think about the stress that comes with always making sure your devices are fully charged and ready for work – especially if you work from your tablet or often take your laptop with you. It can be hectic remembering which chargers and power supply cords you need.
Working from your phone can be one of the solutions. However, keeping your phone at full battery capacity while on the move can be difficult as well. A power bank is a great solution to ensure that no matter where members of your remote team find themselves, they can get some work done without worrying about how to charge their phones or other devices.
We can’t go out like we used to, but that should not prevent us from looking our best. Beauty products are amazing “thank you” gifts for your remote team. These products are not only limited to women. You can find plenty of beauty products for men both online and in specialty shops.
Thank you gifts do not only make your remote team feel loved, but they also encourage them to keep on working because they know their efforts are appreciated. People are likely to work harder if they know that their contributions are not being overlooked.