The holidays are upon us, and you’re most likely pondering the perfect gift for your marketing team. A thoughtful present that shows you care is the best way to thank them for all their hard work. How do you show your appreciation, though?
Give them a gift you know they’ll love this season. Here are 10 winning ideas that serve several purposes. They run the gamut of being practical, playful and productivity-building. Tailor them to your team and make them merry this holiday season.
1. An Inspirational Coffee Mug
Who doesn’t love coffee? Show your team how much you appreciate their efforts by gifting them with a brand new mug. A cup with a funny quote or inspirational saying is always thoughtful and will surely be appreciated.
Marketers are a unique blend of analytical and creative. A coffee mug with a witty saying may give them a good laugh.
2. “I’d Automate That” T-Shirt
Your marketing team works endlessly to capture those new leads. Why not give them a new T-shirt that expresses what they do?
Your team will likely find an “I’d Automate That” shirt hilarious. Plus, T-shirts are comfortable to wear while working at their desks on a new marketing campaign for your clients. They’re ideal for casual Fridays, too.
3. Water Bottle Decals
Gifting your marketing team with a water bottle with their name will inspire them to work more efficiently. The vinyl decals are self-adhesive and heat-activated, and you will enjoy making personalized bottles for your workers.
Some people run into the challenge of getting enough water intake during their busy schedules. People can refill these bottles all day and keep them at their desks. This inexpensive and personalized gesture will remind them to keep themselves hydrated, happy and healthy.
4. A Rocketbook
Does your marketing team waste a ton of paper when they’re strategizing and writing down ideas? Instead of buying them a new notebook, put more thought into their gift this year by supplying them with a Rocketbook.
Your team will enjoy jotting their bright ideas inside the notebook. Once they finish writing, they can store their notes in the cloud and erase their previous notations.
Your marketers will love how easy it is to store all their notes, and they’ll have quick access to everything they need.
5. Gift Cards to Your Local Coffee Shop
If you know your marketing team loves coffee, there’s nothing more you can do to show your gratitude by handing them a gift card from a local shop. They will appreciate this gesture that supports local businesses.
Many of your team members will value anything that has to do with free coffee. Most of these shops also have a bakery that will appeal to non-coffee drinkers.
6. An Educational Course
A new course is an excellent idea for marketers to expand their knowledge and gain new skills. Gift them some time to set aside their workday to take a new class. They will appreciate acquiring a new skill they can use while at work.
Many free and inexpensive course offerings are available online today. You can get started by signing them up for a trial on Skillshare, which has hundreds of courses taught by experts in the marketing field.
7. music Streaming Service Subscriptions
Gift your marketers with music, which can be motivational and fun to listen to while at work. What better way to increase their productivity than by surprising them with a subscription to a music streaming service such as Spotify or Youtube Music?
These services allow your marketers to customize their playlists and share their recommendations with co-workers. They’ll appreciate the ad-free experience, and they won’t have to limit themselves on their number of skips.
8. A Portable Desk Heater
Does your marketing team ever complain about being too cold in the office? Make their day by supplying them with a budget-friendly portable heater that fits right on their desk.
Your employees will be nice and cozy while they work at their desks all day. They’ll also be more productive if they’re not shivering and can focus on coming up with creative ideas. You can find these types of heaters online for around $20.
9. Calm or Headspace App
Marketing can be stressful at times. SEO, content marketing, social media and pay-per-click are only a few of the items people manage daily in the digital marketing space. Marketers carry a ton of responsibilities, but they can manage their stress more effectively with an app that eliminates worry in the workplace.
Give your team the gift that counts with a subscription to a Calm or Headspace app. These are beneficial in a time of stress and can offer guided meditations or training on mindfulness.
10. Portable Power Bank
Marketers are always on the go, and in most cases, they need their phones to check in on work and respond to emails. Time is of the essence, and finding an outlet when the charge runs low can be stressful and inconvenient.
Consider getting them a portable power bank. It’s great for traveling, and they won’t have to worry about where to plug in their charger. These devices are easy to carry and let your team plug in their phones on the go.
Finding the Perfect Presents
Your marketing team does so much for your company all year. Show them your appreciation with one of these memorable holiday gift ideas. They’ll appreciate your thanks and will continue to provide your business with the highest quality of work in the new year.
Eleanor is the editor-in-chief at Designerly Magazine. She was the director at a marketing firm prior to becoming a freelance web designer. Eleanor lives in Philly with her husband and dog, Bear.