The Best Employee Gifts

As the holiday season nears, we thought we’d tell you why experiential gifts will always be the best employee gifts. Keep reading to see how you should say thanks to your employees this year!


By year-end, regardless of company size, thank you gifts can be a daunting task. What makes a company great is the variety of people that comprise it. From accounting wizards, to sales champs, to scurrying interns, none of your dedicated employees are the same. And while the diversity of employees is what makes a company great, it can make a one-gift-for-all approach impersonal. Wishlist helps you provide customizable, budgeted, and personal gifts to each of your employees with ease.


Why to Give a Wishlist


We know that for gifts bosses often simply reach for the checkbook, or pepper their employee’s desks with marble placards, and company wine cozies, but it turns out employees don’t want that. In truth money really can’t buy happiness, and employees have found that out. Articles like those written in Forbes or The Atlantic, show how our culture has transformed from one interested in material goods, into one more interested in experiences.


Our spending habits have shifted from fancy shoes, to hummer tours of Durango, or ceramic classes and four-course farm dinners. Experiences, in short, provide longer-lasting happiness than money. When giving an employee an experience as a gift you give them something “exciting to anticipate, and something sweet to remember.” It’s a gift that can never be returned, forgotten, or tainted. A doctoral candidate for The Atlantic, Amit Kumar, says experiences are unique in that even poor experiences like a vacation to Hawaii in which it rains every day, are almost always transformed in recollection into something good. It is a remarkable feature of the human mind to call upon past moments and experiences with an infallible sense of positivity. This year, truly offer your employees a happy holiday with the chance to create lasting positive memories.


How to Give a Wishlist


There are several ways you can give Wishlists to your employees this year. We’ve worked tirelessly since our formation to bring the very best experiences from across the state, ensuring that there is something for everyone and every budget. With fishing trips, spa days, beer tastings, dance classes, every employee will be able to choose their ideal activity making for the perfect employee gifts. Simply choose your price range for each employee, ranging from $99 – $999, and they get to pick any of the many activities in that price point. If you want to be able to give your employees a physical gift, just let us know and we’ll ship you gift cards to hand out.


Wishlist also provides perfect experiential gifts for saying thank you to your best clients or even gifts that can up-the-ante for a company raffle. We offer nearly 500 experiences for recipients to choose from, meaning that anyone who receives a Wishlist will feel the personal touch. Whether you want to encourage employee bonding this holiday, with group classes or experiences, or want to truly show your appreciation with mountain getaways, Wishlist will help ensure a happy corporate holiday with the employee gifts they really want.


For any questions on how your company can use Wishlist to brighten up the holidays feel free to email us at As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.



My Christmas Wishlist Experience

My Christmas Wishlist Experience
say money can’t buy happiness. I don’t know who they are and sometimes I think they are full of it, because a pile of cash sure would make my life easier. However, if you had the choice between a nice cash bonus or an opportunity to go experience something that you would never indulge in for yourself, which option would you take?

I have been working for Wishlist for over a year and half and if there is one thing I know how to do, it is how to sell the value of an experience. You can not put a price tag on the thrill of a new adventure or buy the stamp that it leaves on your memory. Sure, an adventure Wishlist will cost you $99, but the place those moments hold in the story that is your life, truly, goes unrivaled.

As many of you know, Wishlist works with over 50 Colorado based companies to help reward their employees for hard work and dedication. Luckily, for those who work here, we reap the benefits and get to experience Wishlist first hand. This year for Christmas, my gift far exceeded my expectations. My oh-so-wonderful superiors gifted me with two suite tickets to an Avalanche game of my choice and a night at the Four Seasons Denver.



Anyone who knows me well knows that I love hockey, specifically the Colorado Avalanche. The fact that they knew this was perfect gift for me, well – brownie points, Wishlist. I jumped on the opportunity and used my gift on New Years Eve. What better way to spend the last night of 2014? The answer is, there wasn’t.




I attended the game in my new MacKinnon jersey with my best friend at my side. We made our way up to the club level of the Pepsi Center and entered our suite. Awaiting us was complimentary food and drinks. Score. The Avalanche played an awesome game, beating the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime. It doesn’t get much suiter than that!


Now, let’s talk about the Four Seasons for a second. That hotel is the definition of exquisite and certainly not a luxury I would treat myself to unless received as a gift. It was the cherry on top of an already perfect night. New Years Eve is a hectic night in the heart of the city, but the amenities they provide made for a seamless evening. Waking up to a beautiful view of Denver was certainly an ideal way to kick off 2015. Oh and did I mention you can find them on our Premier Getaways Wishlist?

Four Seasons

It’s safe to say this NYE was one for the books. An evening I will forever remember, cherish, and associate with an everlasting feeling of appreciation from my team at Wishlist. It’s been a big year for us. We’ve grown leaps and bounds, and have all invested so much time and energy into our success. While we work hard to promote how incomparable the gift of an experience is and how valuable showing appreciation to your staff can be, I’ve never believed it more.

To learn more about our Wishlist rewards program, visit us at, and to view more awesome activities available through Wishlist check out our packages at Why Wishlist? Because experiences are better than stuff.