Rewarding employees, clients, partners or anyone in your network is one of the easiest ways to boost morale and thank someone for a job well done. A gift, however small it may seem, is about the gesture as well as the price tag. Before we go any further, make sure to consult the policy of your company as it pertains to gifts. Many businesses allow gift-giving; however, there are IRS-enforced limitations on how much the gift can cost. When giving a gift, make sure to adhere to these guidelines.
Now, onto the fun part: the gift itself! If your recipient enjoys a particular item, give them something that would provide a unique addition to their collection! For example, if they are craft beer enthusiasts, bring them a six-pack from a local brewery! You can even get creative by picking out an assortment of bottles! Gifts like these prove that you value your employees, and as a result, that you value them.
If you are giving gifts on a performance-based model, the gift does not have to be incredibly large. In this case, a small gift will do the job. Incentive packages are more about the gesture than the gift, because they are not personal in nature. Your top salesman is not going to expect you to buy them a bottle of fine wine, simply because he/she closed the most accounts that month. Incentive gifts are more about saying that you appreciate what your network can do for you and the company. An eGift card (such as GiftFly) is perfect in this scenario, because it allows the recipient to choose what they want or you can pick their favorite local place. Our eGift cards are fully customizable, and provide a local touch that other eGift card companies cannot match!