15 Great End-of-Year Employee Gift Ideas

Richie Pusateri

The benefits of virtual work span wide and far: increased productivity, the ability to hire in remote locations, and boosted morale from being around families more often. However, managing rewards and incentives via gifting for remote teams can become quite a headache. First off, managing a gifting budget across a recruiting team can be a challenge. And then, coordinating the logistics of sending gifts to distributed team members can also be cumbersome.

The Best Employee Gift Ideas

The employee gifting process doesn't need to be stressful. These 15 end-of-year employee gift ideas can all be sent directly from the Postal Marketplace, elevating your remote company culture while saving you time that's better spent elsewhere.

1. Winter Escape Cocktail - Cocktail Courier

Couldn't get away this winter? Create your own winter wonderland with a cocktail kit that features ingredients like tropical pineapple juice, Bacardi Superior rum, spiced Morita Chile syrup, and lime juice. Add to the holiday cheer with chocolate bitters and grated chocolate.

2. Winter Cosmo Gift Set - Batch Gifts

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This Cosmopolitan-themed gift set pairs a satisfying Cosmo mix with delicious treats like Fatty Sundays Sprinkle Pretzels, Little Apple Treats Granola Cookies, and Storied Goods Rose Petal Sugar Cubes. The kit also comes with a candle to brighten winter nights.

3. Merry & Bright Gift Set - Batch Gifts

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A combination of sweet and salty snacks from small makers will satisfy everyone's cravings. The Merry & Bright Gift Set includes Klara's Lemon Poppy Shortbread, Kernels Country Caramel Popcorn, Southern Straws Original Cheese Straws, Willa's Classic Shortbread, Fatty Sundays Toffee Pretzels, Brittle Brothers Peanut Brittle, Mast Chocolate Olive Oil Chocolate Bar, and Xocolatl Smile With the Rising Sun Trail Mix.

4. Bourbon Gift Set - Batch Gifts

Bourbon-infused sweets, snacks, salsa and soap will put any Bourbon lover on cloud nine. The set includes Righteous Felon Bourbon Franklin Beef Jerky, EVO Smokey Bourbon Salsa, The Jam Stand Blueberry Bourbon Jam, John Kelly Dark Chocolate Bourbon Truffles. Shotwell Candy Co. Caramels - Bourbon & Maple Pecan, Molly & Me Bourbon Pecans, J.M. Thomason Spice Blend - Bourbon BBQ and Little Seed Farm Bourbon Soap Bar.

5. Mighty Mule - Bestow Gifts

Know a Moscow Mule aficionado? This collection features two hammered Moscow Mule copper mugs by True Brands, a Moscow Mule cocktail mix by White's Elixirs and dehydrated lime cocktail garnishes by Yes Cocktail Co.

6. Coquito Home Kit - Coquito NYC

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Coquito, also known as Puerto Rican eggnog, is sure to warm your soul. This kit comes with everything you need to make a coquito from scratch. Included in the package is a signature blend of spices, vanilla extract, coconut milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk, plus glass bottles and straws for four people.

7. Ultimate Christmas Gift Basket - Gourmet Gifts

As its name suggests, this basket is overflowing with extraordinary treats. Open it up to find the following: smoked gouda cheese and garlic cheese, summer sausage and garlic sausage, two types of kettle corn, pretzel twists, a Classic Holiday Selections Gift Box by Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory, sweet onion and creme fraiche flatbread crackers, multigrain wheat crackers, rosemary flatbread crackers, a cheese knife set, Belgian chocolates, and chocolate caramel grahams.

8. Ultimate Holiday Wine Gift Tower

This is a gift for your VIPs. Two bottles of wine, Mencia Roble by Alvarez de Toledo and Sauvignon Blanc by Viu Manent, are accompanied by a stunning array of sweet and savory treats. On the savory side, you'll find summer and garlic sausages, smoked gouda and garlic cheeses and a package of rosemary flatbread crackers. Chocolate lovers will find milk chocolate and dark chocolate sea salt caramels, French chocolate truffles, a chocolate fudge slab, chocolate cubetti wafer cookies, salted caramel almond chocolate pearl cookies, and chocolate-covered cherries. The sweets continue with salted caramel cookies, hazelnut cubetti, butter peanut crunch, butter toffee peanuts, double-dipped peanuts and cinnamon, and brown sugar kettle corn.

9. Humanity Wine Co. Case of Wine

What's better than gifting a bottle of wine? A case of wine. This eight-bottle box features a range of varieties that will pair well with several types of dishes. Plus, 50% of Humanity Wine Co. profits are donated to youth programs.

10. Taste of Napa Valley Wine Gift Set - Kerr Cellars

Shipped in a sleek black gift box, this duo includes one bottle of Kerr Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon and one bottle of 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Both wines are rated a 93 (on a scale of 100) by wine critic James Suckling.

11. NIPYATA! Boozy Advent Calendar: 12 Shots of Christmas!

Open the Advent Calendar door each day and find a new mini bottle of liquid delight. The calendar includes Tito's Handmade Vodka, Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, Casamigos Tequila, Johnnie Walker Black Aviation Gin, and Bacardi Gold Rum.

12. Merryvale Three-Bottle 'We Love These' Gift Pack

Not sure what type of wine your recipient likes? The more the merrier with this three-bottle Napa Valley gift pack from Merryvale Wine. This gift includes a 2019 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, a 2018 Coombsville Merlot, and a 2014 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon.

13. Starmont Three-Bottle Stanly Ranch Estate Gift Pack - Merryvale Wine

Merryvale has even more wines to offer with their wonderful Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard wines. The gift box includes a 2016 Stanly Ranch Estate Chardonnay, a 2015 Stanly Ranch Estate Pinot Noir, and a 2016 Stanly Ranch Estate Syrah.

14. Christmas Wine Box Bounty Gift Set - Priority Pass

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The Christmas Wine Box Bounty Gift Set features an array of gourmet snacks, spreads and goodies, plus a bottle of wine, of course. Your recipient will enjoy Belgian hot chocolate, gourmet chocolates, cookies, candy cane popcorn, organic honey, cranberry raspberry jam, gourmet cheese and crackers, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a bottle of Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon.

15. The Festive Christmas Crate - Priority Pass

Finally, another collection of delightful treats from Priority Pass is just what the season calls for. Their Festive Christmas Crate includes sweet candies and fudge, delicious cookies, and fine sparkling wine.

Show Your Employees Some Love

The holidays are a time for gathering, but when that's not physically possible, thoughtful gifts help employees feel valued. With these 15 ideas, you're well on your way to gift-giving that will please all tastes and styles. Request a free trial with Postal to see how the Postal Marketplace takes the stress out of the process.

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Richie Pusateri

Rich graduated from Cal Poly in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Concentrating in Marketing. He is a B2B marketing enthusiast with a passion for storytelling through relatable content and memorable experiences. Rich was one of the first founding team members of Postal.io when he started as an intern in 2019 and now holds the Content Marketing Manager role. When he isn’t creating content to tell the story of Offline Marketing Automation, you can probably find him on the ocean. Rich holds a U.S. Coast Guard-issued captains license and owns a small local business—Central Coast Fishing Charters out of Morro Bay, CA. He currently lives in Shell Beach, CA with his brother Dominic.