Reward, Motivate & Retain With Employee Gifts

As a Human Resources professional, you know that when employees receive a gift from your company when a birthday, business milestone or even a holiday swings by, it shows that the company is paying attention, and most of all, they matter. When staff feels appreciated and seen, they reciprocate the energy and give their best selves to their work.

Our gifting platform offers HR teams a variety of gift campaign options for more flexibility – you can choose from personalized gift invites to easily shareable free-choice gift links to send to your employees. With an ever-growing gift catalog, containing 1000s of gifts, there is something for everyone. Does your team work internationally? No problem, we send gifts to over 200 countries worldwide.

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Reward & Thank

Use gifts as rewards for reaching KPIs, providing great results or even for completing HR surveys. Did you have a company event? Why not thank your staff for attending with a thoughtful gift?   

Celebrate Milestones

Improve employee retention rates by rewarding staff at special business and personal milestones, for example celebrate work anniversaries or even send gifts on their birthdays. 

Onboarding Process

Add gifts to your onboarding process to welcome new employees to the company. Delight your team members across the globe and leave a lasting impression by showing them that they matter. 

Gifting Cheat Sheet for HR Teams

In this guide, we explore various instances where gifting can be used in HR activities, focusing on direct mail, gift links, and email invites through the Giftsenda platform. We look into each sending method and provide valuable tips to help you harness the full potential of gifting as part of your HR efforts.

Integrate Giftsenda With Your Favorite Platforms for Seamless Gifting


Update your recipient list quickly by synching contacts, automate sends or send gifts within your workflow without leaving your favorite platform’s interface. If you need a custom integration, let us know and we will assist you to make gifting fast and simple.

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Free Choice Gift Links

Using our gifting platform, you can send gift offers that allow your recipients to choose their own gifts from a selection of gifts based on your budget. These can be sent via email or shareable gift links and without the need for actual home addresses. This way, a sense of formality is preserved, and recipients can decide where these are to be delivered.

Donate or Swap

With our automated gifting tools, recipients have an option to choose from a variety of gift items available in our Gift Catalog and this eliminates chances of inappropriate or offensive gift item selections. Recipients can either accept, swap, or donate their gift items when you send gifts digitally.

Shareable Gift Collections

When a collection is selected, a link is created and the sender has the option of forwarding it to their recipients through email, on social media, or via a generic chat. By accessing the link, the recipient can access the gift options online, choose their preferred gift from the collection options and input their delivery address and date of delivery. Additionally, gifts will only be charged against the sender’s account if the sender approves the accepted gift.

Direct Sends

If you know your recipients and have specific gifts that you would like to send directly to them using their addresses, we can send the gift for you. All you need to do is choose a gift from our catalog or request a custom gift, provide the addresses and a message to add to the card.

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Some FAQs on Sending Employee Gifts


Why should I send employee gifts?

Employee gifting is a strategic tool that can yield numerous benefits for organizations seeking to attract, retain and motivate their workforce. According to a recent survey by the Incentive Research Foundation, 77% of organizations use gift programs to recognize and reward employees, and for good reason.

Firstly, employee gifts can help improve employee engagement and productivity, which can lead to improved business performance. When employees feel appreciated and valued, they are more likely to be committed to their work and perform at a higher level. This is supported by research that shows engaged employees are 17% more productive than their disengaged peers.

Additionally, employee gifts can help to foster a positive company culture by promoting teamwork, collaboration and a sense of belonging. By providing employees with thoughtful and meaningful gifts, organizations can demonstrate that they are invested in their employees’ well-being and recognize their contributions to the company’s success. This can help to build employee loyalty and reduce turnover, which can be costly for organizations.

Furthermore, employee gifts can be a strategic tool to attract and retain top talent. In today’s competitive job market, offering perks such as employee gifts can be a differentiator for organizations seeking to attract top talent. According to a study by Glassdoor, 57% of job seekers consider perks and benefits to be one of the most important factors when considering a job offer.

What are the best gifts to send to employees?

Sending employee gifts internationally can be a thoughtful gesture that demonstrates an organization’s appreciation for its workforce. However, it’s crucial to consider the cultural differences and nuances to mitigate issue. Therefore, it’s essential to take a strategic approach when choosing international employee gifts.

Gift cards to online retailers or local restaurants: This allows employees to choose their own gift, which can be easily emailed or shipped. 

Company-branded merchandise: Such as a coffee mug, water bottle or tote bag, which can be useful and serve as a reminder of the company. 

Personalized stationery: A nice set of stationery with the employee’s name or initials can be a thoughtful and useful gift. 

Local snacks or treats: This can give employees a taste of the local culture and can be shipped easily. 

Tech accessories: Such as wireless earbuds, portable chargers or phone cases are always useful and appreciated. 

Desk plants: Adding some greenery to an employee’s workspace can boost productivity and morale. 

Books: A book related to the employee’s interests or industry can be a thoughtful gift.

How can you incorporate employee gifts into your HR strategy?

Gamify Rewards Programs: Introduce a point-based reward system that incentivizes employees to hit specific targets or achieve certain goals. For example, you can award points to employees who complete training modules, hit sales targets, or meet project deadlines. Employees can then redeem their points for gifts such as customized merchandise, travel vouchers, or high-end electronics.

Offer Personalized Gifts: Use data analytics to gain insight into employee preferences and interests. Based on this information, offer personalized gifts that resonate with each employee. This could include anything from personalized coffee mugs and stationery to tickets to a sporting event or concert.

Celebrate Milestones: Acknowledge significant milestones such as work anniversaries, birthdays, or promotions by offering a meaningful gift. This could include a personalized plaque or trophy, a gift card to a favorite restaurant or store, or a subscription to a professional development resource.

Tie Gifts to Performance: Use gifts to incentivize employees to improve their performance or meet specific goals. For example, you could offer a bonus or gift card to employees who consistently exceed sales targets or who contribute to the development of a new product or service.

Create a Peer Recognition Program: Encourage employees to recognize each other’s accomplishments and contributions by offering a gift or reward for those who are nominated. This could be based on specific metrics such as innovation or collaboration, or it could be more open-ended, allowing employees to recognize their peers for any reason they see fit.

Which factors should you keep in mind when choosing gifts for employees?

When selecting gifts for your employees, it’s essential to keep a few things in mind to ensure that they are engaging, realistic, and interest-gauging. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Personalization: Consider the recipient’s interests, likes, and dislikes. Try to personalize the gift to make it more meaningful and impactful.
  2. Appropriateness: Ensure the gift is appropriate for the recipient’s position, job function, and workplace culture. Avoid anything that may be perceived as offensive or inappropriate.
  3. Budget: Consider your budget when selecting a gift. It’s essential to balance cost and value to ensure that the gift is meaningful without breaking the bank.
  4. Branding: If you’re giving gifts on behalf of your company, consider incorporating branding elements into the gift. This can reinforce your company’s image and create brand recognition.
  5. Practicality: Choose a gift that is practical and useful for the recipient. A gift that solves a problem or makes their work more manageable can be much more appreciated than something frivolous or impractical.
  6. Quality: Ensure that the gift is of high quality, regardless of cost. A well-made, thoughtful gift can have a significant impact on the recipient.
  7. Timeliness: Consider the timing of the gift. Giving a gift during a significant event or holiday can make it more memorable and unique.


How can you send employee gifts?

Platform Subscriptions: This is  designed for companies who send gifts on a regular basis by integrating gifting into any stage of the customer journey. Users get access to a wide range of automated gifting features and CRM/HRM or API integrations for seamless gifting. 

One-Time Gift Projects: For companies that need help creating an international corporate gift campaign for a one-time project, we offer project-based custom pricing. 

Online Gift Store: The Giftsenda Shop is a freemium, self-service option that enables businesses to send personalized corporate gifts with ease. All you need is a delivery address for your recipients or their email. This free offering requires no contracts, subscriptions, or user fees. Just pay for the gifts and shipping – it’s that easy.