GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Savvy businesses understand the importance of appreciating staff. They also know gifts shouldn’t be used to promote the business. No logos.
FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEAS: PRACTICALLY APPRECIATING EMPLOYEES, Part 1, outlined possibilities for your practical and task master employees. Employers might even find ideas in Frugalista Gift Ideas-36+ Gifts for Client Appreciation. This segment addresses the health conscious employees. As always, the Frugalista Gift ideas feature various price points.
Does an employee have their own tea pot at work? Definitely consider the Cast Iron Teapot Warmer. Get them a box of tea lights also. One tea light keeps the tea pot hot for hours. Design fits well on work desk. $13 worldmarket.com
Perhaps they love tea, but don’t have an authentic tea pot? A serious tea drinker will adore this Dragonfly Cast Iron Tea Set. Heats evenly. Keeps the tea hot. The dragonfly design symbolizes good fortune. Includes two tea cups and trivet.
Do they faithfully brown bag it most days? Upgrade their lunch style with the Laptop Bento Lunch Box. Five compartments means they’re economical and healthy lunches becomes varied and well contained.
With the Black + Blum lunch pot, they bring lunch in style. The two pot’s sleek design might make them the envy of the office. Kind of like a Bento lunch box, but way less industrial. The empty pots fit into each other. $23 reuseit.com
Make sure that gifts to employees are near equal in value and inclusive of all.
Give your employee three months of healthy snacks. Nature Box delivers 3 months of 4-6 various, full-sized snacks. Fifteen to twenty servings of minimally processed, wholesome ingredients. Enter coupon code NATURE for 25-50% off your first month’s subscription!
The Organic Dried Fruit Tray might make a better presentation. Beautiful, vibrant and healthy. The wooden tray, crafted from old peach trees, holds 16 ounces of organic and sustainably grown fruit. $30 ecoexpress.com
Need something for a workout fanatic? The Omron Electronic Bodyfat Analyzer looks cool. Plus, it’s a tool the athlete appreciates. It measures body fat weight/percentage and body mass index. Stores up to seven profiles. $53 List $34 bodytronics.com
Has the employee been doing a lot of walking? Or, talked about starting? The intermediate level Pedometer Fitness Kit includes a 45-minute audio workout CD. In addition to a step and calorie counter, features such as a panic alarm exist on the pedometer.
$15 $12 http://www.gaiam.com/
Surveys continue to show that employees appreciate gifts. Personalized, rather than value-based, gifts.
Appreciate them with personalized, useful Frugalista gifts.
You might also find some perfect choices in Frugalista Gifts for the Eco-Minded: Home and Health.
Happy Frugalista shopping for your hard working crew.
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