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.



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