Best gifts to send to your employee during lockdown

Saying the simple two words “thank you” during what has been termed the most unprecedented of times is more appreciated than ever before. With employees around the UK adapting to entirely new ways of working, taking on completely new roles, and in some instances, even more responsibility due to reduced staffing levels.

COVID 19 has changed not only our working schedule but also our approach to work. For example, we’re now working from home much more, we’re working from home while homeschooling our children (we really don’t need to say any more on this), we’re using home-based technology to manage internal operations, and we now keep in touch with colleagues and host meetings and events, etc. via Zoom, Teams, Skype…. the list really can go on and on.

As a thank you for everyone’s hard work and dedication and to show teams just how much they are appreciated, business owners, CEOs, and line managers are reaching out with a range of unique thank you gifts for employees. A cherished token of appreciation that trust us goes a long way to show people that they’re respected, valued, and most of all, supported.

Employee Appreciation Day

Just around the corner on March 5th is what is recognised internationally as Employee Appreciation Day, making it the ideal opportunity for managers to show their gratitude toward their employees.

A time when businesses can come together to celebrate the fantastic effort your team has and continues to offer.

Hamper baskets are more than just a material token; they are about recognising achievement and making employees feel valued.

People working from home may sometimes feel disconnected, and sometimes a small gift as a token of appreciation can provide an excellent and tangible reconnection.

However, it doesn’t just have to be on Employee Appreciation Day to show how much you care.

Benefits of lockdown gifts

  • Helps to boost well-being and mental health during the most pressurised of times.
  • Great morale booster.
  • Keeps employees motivated.
  • Strengthens relationships.
  • Shows how much you value your team.
  • Increases loyalty.
  • Improves productivity.
  • Lessens stress and reduces absenteeism.
  • Brings a smile to someone’s face.
  • Creates long-lasting results.
  • Above all…it helps to keep people connected.

We have some of the best gift ideas that we’re confident your team members will love. With bespoke hamper baskets designed to engage employees working from home, you can be sure to find a range of gift solutions to suit a range of personalities.

Employee gift ideas

Is your team missing regular catch-ups with colleagues over a delicious cuppa? Don’t panic; we‘ve got you more than covered with our Afternoon Tea Hamper. Filled with, of course, Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew, fruit scones, clotted cream, strawberries, freshly squeezed lemonade, shortbread biscuits, and more!

Or maybe you would like to host a breakfast meeting in style with our Yockenthwaite Yorkshire Breakfast Hamper. With only the best premium quality ingredients included, you can taste the freshness from the moment you open the lid on your hamper! Including porridge, orange and apple juice, granola, muesli, and more, this food hamper is one that always goes down a storm!

For those staff members who would love to be pampered, make sure to check out our Neal’s Yard Experience Hamper. Employees can kick back and relax with some Rehydrating Rose Skincare, Bee Lovely Bath and Shower Gel, Seaweed and Arnica Foaming Bath, and more!

Our chocolate hampers offer the ultimate sugar rush for those with a sweet tooth (and some of our personal favourites)! Our Cheeky Chocs Basket is sure to lift everyone’s spirits with the limited-edition Terry’s White Chocolate Orange, Kinder Chocobons, and a Cadbury Dark Milk original. Or for a complete chocoholic, our Chocoholic Deluxe Hamper takes the sugar rush to the extreme!

If you’re looking to host a staff night out via Zoom or Teams, our array of wine and alcohol hampers work perfectly! With an assortment of hampers in this range, including savoury nibbles, cheese and biscuits, and a deluxe cheese board, we have something available for all tastes.

What hamper would be most popular with your team?

Maybe you would like to treat yourself? (We have a great selection of hamper gifts for The Boss too, check out our post to find out more)

Gift baskets for all

Our gift hampers have been incredibly popular during this time, and the feedback we have received is a testament to how well our gift baskets have been received.

We’ve sent out hundreds of hampers on behalf of thoughtful companies, sending them directly to the recipients’ homes, playing our part in packaging and shipping these memorable lockdown gifts.

Is now the perfect time to show your team how much you appreciate them?

Check out our lockdown gift selection to find out more.

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