Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift? Apparently many people don’t, especially when the gift is from their employer (think about getting handed yet another company branded jacket, sigh). In truth, it’s pretty straightforward when it comes to understanding what makes a gift meaningful; employers take note! Gifts that allow individuals to create memories that are special to them and make them feel appreciated – that is ultimately the best thing you can ever give someone.
Feeling understood & appreciated is what makes a gift special
Gifts that allow individuals to create memories that are special to them and make them feel appreciated – that is ultimately the best thing you can ever give someone.
The two main driving factors behind human motivation - feeling understood and appreciated - cannot be overlooked when selecting gifts. If people are feeling appreciated and given a memorable experience, a gift then becomes more than just a pair of sunglasses for example; it becomes a special memory that stays with them each time they wear the sunglasses they selected.
Why choice mattersOne reason why giving the same gift to everyone isn’t as successful as the gift of choice - people often won’t feel understood. For example, while wine is great, if someone doesn’t drink alcohol and receives a bottle of wine for their gift, that employee doesn’t feel understood or appreciated. If you’re already taking the steps to gift your employees, why not go with a gift that will leave them feeling motivated and inspired? By simply providing your employees with choice, so they can pick the perfect gift while making their experience memorable, now that’s a success!
The real crowd-pleaser
There is no better way to say “we appreciate you” than giving a gift that comes with a memorable story or experience. And a lot of times it only requires a little bit of effort, and a little thought put into it. It’s time to start choosing meaningful experiences over the traditional “one size fits all” approach. Meaningful gift experiences paired with gifts that make people feel appreciated and understood, will set you on the path to building authentic relationships with your employees. Sounds like a crowd pleaser to us!