2020 was a tricky year for everyone, it’s fair to say. It makes sense if you are a business to reward your employees for their hard work, especially in such challenging times. We understand budgets might not be big and posting to lots of different addresses can be a lot, so we’ve rounded up the best affordable gifts for employees to inspire you.
Sending small gifts for your employees is a great way to boost morale and make everyone feel appreciated and valued. Read on to discover the best affordable gifts for employees that will make your staff’s day.
If you’ve got a small team that are all mates, check out our best cheap gift ideas for your friends for more inspiration.
24 of the Best Affordable Gifts for Employees
Natural Bath Salts – Etsy
You can choose from a range of dreamy scents to help your employees unwind when picking these natural bath salts. Prices start from £1.20, depending on the scent you choose.
Double Trouble Chocolate Mice – Fortnum & Mason
How cute is this Double Trouble chocolate mice box from Fortnum & Mason? At £2.50 for two luxury chocolate mice, it’s one of the most special affordable gifts for employees we’ve found.
You’re a Star Wish Bracelet – Etsy
These star-themed wish bracelets, £2.50, are a touching yet budget-friendly way to show your employees how much you appreciate all that they do.
Cocoba Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Spoon – Oliver Bonas
At £3.50 per spoon, the Cocoba Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Spoon from Oliver Bonas is a small, affordable gift for your staff, but it’s still an indulgent treat that will be greatly appreciated. It’s also a pretty great secret Santa gift idea.
Themed Biscuits – Etsy
Create branded, themed biscuits for your employees to enjoy! Whether it’s your logo or something relevant to what you do, this Etsy seller can create amazing biscuits from £3.58 for you.
Assorted Lindor Truffles – Funky Hampers
Can anyone resist a Lindor truffle? This box of assorted Lindor truffles, £3.95, contains milk, dark and white chocolate so there will be something for everyone.
Ultra Pure Milk Soap – Molton Brown
Who doesn’t love Molton Brown?! This ultra pure milk soap, £4, is a little bit of luxury, but the small price means it’s in line with the whole ‘affordable gifts for employees’ brief. Browse more budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas here.
Let it Grow Card – Firebox
The Let it Grow card from Firebox is a great gift idea for your employees – you can write a touching message of appreciation, and they can plant it in their garden and enjoy the resulting blooms. It’s £4.99 for one, or £13.99 for a pack of three.
Plant a Star Paper Gift – Not on the High Street
This plantable star paper is the perfect affordable and postable gift for employees. It’s £5.50 for one, but you get discount for bulk ordering.
One in a Melon Soap – Fragrance Direct
Tell your employees how much you value them in the form of a pun with this sweet-smelling ‘You Are One in a Melon’ soap from Fragrance Direct, £5.50.
Personalised Christmas Decoration – Not on the High Street
Let your employees know you think of them as stars with this star-themed personalised Christmas decoration from Not on the High Street, £5.95.
Personalised Sweet Box – Etsy
For just £5.99 you could give your employees a personalised box of sweet treats each! These personalised sweet boxes from Etsy are a fun way to say thanks.
Team Tea Break Hamper – Not on the High Street
This letterbox hamper is a great affordable gift for employees who miss catching up over a cuppa together. The team tea break hamper, £6.50, includes a selection of teas and can be sent out with a note inviting everyone to a virtual catch up, if you fancy it. This would also make a great gift for a teacher!
Small Tuck Box – Funky Hampers
The small tuck box from Funky Hampers, £6.95, is the perfect selection of retro sweet treats if you think your employees deserve a little sugar rush after a crazy year.
Accountant Pencil Set – Not on the High Street
If your search for affordable gifts for employees directly relates to your finance team (because they are the ones telling you to keep it affordable, we assume), you might like these funny accountant themed pencils, £7.95.
Chocolate Card – Not on the High Street
Sourdough Starter Kit – Etsy
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree – Not on the High Street
This is a lovely festive gift idea for your staff. Send them some festive cheer with this Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Kit, £10.95.
Posse of Penguins – Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat do have a corporate gifting scheme, but if you’re buying on a smaller scale, we love the Posse of Penguins, £12.50, and your staff will too.
Chocolate Brussels Sprouts – Not on the High Street
If you’re looking for affordable Christmas gifts for your staff, you should consider these chocolate brussels sprouts, £12.50. They’re, funny, festive and budget-friendly.
Botanical Fresh Flower Box – Not on the High Street
Nothing says ‘I appreciate you’ quite like flowers, and this mini fresh flower box from Not on the High Street, £12.95, is the perfect budget friendly way to nail it.
Enamel Team Mugs – Not on the High Street
Are you even in a team if you don’t have matching team mugs? These enamel team mugs, £12.95, can be personalised with everyone’s name too, making them even more special. You get discounts for bulk orders.
Christmas Party Box – Etsy
This is an affordable gift for employees if you’re totally forgoing the Christmas party or the summer get together this year. Send them a Christmas party box, £27, containing a cheeky drink as well as some tasty snacks, and arrange a time for everyone to get together online to enjoy them.
Super Dooper Mega Mix – Funky Hampers
At first glance, the Super Dooper Mega Mix from Funky Hampers, £99.95, might not seem like one of the most affordable gifts for employees out there – but with 122 servings of sweets and chocolate inside, it’s a great option if you’re all in the workplace together.
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