Boost Employee Satisfaction and Retention with Corporate Gift Boxes for Employees: A Complete Guide

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July 14, 2023

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Why Focus on Employee Satisfaction and Retention?

Unsurprisingly, the factors contributing to employee satisfaction have changed over time, especially now that the work-from-home movement is in full force. On top of that, when you factor in the cost of losing an employee, their satisfaction and recognition become exponentially more important as an employer.

On average, it costs a company 6 to 9 months of an employee’s salary to replace them ( from The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)). For an employee making $60,000 per year, that comes out to a considerable cost: $30,000 – $45,000 in recruiting and training costs.

Let’s be clear: we’re not suggesting you keep your employees happy JUST for financial reasons, but we are suggesting that the employees you love and appreciate could cost you if your love and appreciation are not felt. It may be time to consider adding corporate gifts for employees to your retention plan.

Employee Gift Boxes

How can a Corporate Gifting Campaign increase employee satisfaction?

While there are many reasons an employee might choose to leave a company, part of our heart at Box + Wood is that your employees would feel your gratitude for them. What better way to thank or celebrate your employees than a special gift?

But we also know that generating corporate gift ideas for employees may be time and mind-consuming! Especially when you want to go above and beyond for your employees.

So, in light of all that, here is our complete guide on corporate gift ideas for employees.

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What to include in your Corporate Gift Boxes for Employees?

Food & Consumable Items: Corporate Gift Boxes for Employees

Who doesn’t love an edible gift?

One of our favorite gifting practices is to give a sweet or salty snack. Everyone loves an instant gratification gift that can be consumed and enjoyed right away! We especially love including a consumable component to gifts that are business or work themed (think notebooks, coffee mugs, etc.), because it is an easy and affordable way to add “fun” to work-focused gift boxes.

Small caveat- make sure you’re aware of any food allergies. If you are unsure, we have a wide range of allergen-free options that can be included in your gift boxes!

Handwritten Cards: Corporate Gift Boxes for Employees

Just like your mother always told you, hand-written thank you notes or cards go a long way! They show genuine appreciation and effort on the sender’s behalf and add a special touch to any corporate gift box.

If you are interested in adding this personalized touch, our team can hand-write complimentary notes for orders of 24 items, and then a small fee for handwritten notes on larger order numbers. If handwritten cards aren’t your thing, we always offer printed cards or notes.

High-End Specialty Items: Corporate Gift Boxes for Employees

Consider gifting an item that your employees might not have bought themselves. These are the items that you might splurge a bit more on! 

One specialty item we like to gift is the Ember Mug. This electric mug keeps coffee warm as long as needed and takes the classic corporate mug gift to the next level! We also love to throw in a tea or coffee scoop spoon and tea or craft, freshly roasted coffee beans along with this mug!

Courant Chargers or noise-canceling headphones are also great options! Courant chargers act as a magnetic charger and phone stand together! It’s the perfect desk accessory for those who heavily rely on their devices at work. Not to mention, it’s incredibly sleek looking! 

Noise-canceling headphones are a no-brainer, as they allow you to drown out the world and solely focus on the task at hand. The charger and headphone combo are our favorites to pair with other productivity-focused items like notebooks, pens, healthy snacks, or stress balls.

Corporate gift boxes to boost employee satisfaction

Additional Things to Consider When Designing Your Corporate Gift Boxes for Employees

Use different logos or designs to differentiate your employee gift boxes from general swag

When adding your logo to your corporate gift, we love the idea of using different sub-logos or branding details than are used on usual swag and marketing items. By doing this, your corporate gift boxes will feel more employee-centered, not company centered. We want your employees to feel special in receiving this gift! Consider adding your logo to the packaging, then subtly adding watermarks on the gift itself.

Consider who will be receiving this corporate gift box

While we often put together cocktail-themed employee gifts, we recommend avoiding them in larger team settings when the sender doesn’t have personal relationships with everyone on the team.

Gather all important information ahead of time

Any items that need specific sizes, like clothing, will need to have a little extra coordination involved before purchasing. If you go this route, make sure you get all the information you need from your employees and plan for a longer turnaround time! We also recommend reaching out to all employees and confirming that the address you have on file is still current. If you need some help sourcing addresses, be sure to ask about our custom gifting portals!

Are you ready to take your employee retention plan to the next level with corporate gift boxes for employees?

We hope these corporate gift ideas for employees spark some inspiration for you, and we would love to work with you to create gifts that inspire and encourage your team! Please reach out at or follow the link below to connect with our team!

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