It’s the season of giving once again as Christmas approaches. It’s the time when we share our blessings and frolic under the mistletoe. But with the pandemic, we can’t really have physical gatherings today.
As most people adapt to the new normal with online jobs, traditional gatherings might have a modern twist. There will be online parties and games. As for gifts, you can still share your blessings with your colleagues.
What can you give, you ask? With the advent of online shopping (Salamat Shopee at Lazada!), you can easily give gifts for this Christmas! Here are 14 Gift Ideas for your fellow remote workers for 2021.
Where do you work at home? There’s certainly a spot for you. And that’s the same for your teammates.
Why not liven your colleagues’ workspace with desk items? It can be as simple as a cute pencil holder or a beautiful desk organizer. It might be a stress ball! Scour the world of Shopee and Lazada to add up to your workmates’ work den.
Check this article out for some items you can add to an inspiring workspace.
House Cleaning Services
With a great house, comes with great cleaning responsibilities. And as you work-from-home now, you might be tempted to clean during your most productive hours. That’s why a gift of assistance for house cleaning services is much appreciated.
You can contract a cleaning service provider for your workmates as a Christmas gift. It’s special to momentarily ease them off of these responsibilities. You can check out Gawin.PH for affordable cleaning assistance.s
Tea Set or Coffee
Caffeine is life! That daily dose of aromatic tea or coffee can start your work mornings (or evenings) right! And that’s one of the best gifts you can give to your workmates. Check the best and flavorful beans and tea leaves you can get to elevate their drinking experience.
And on top of the caffeinated drinks, a personalized mug is a nice thing to get for your workmates. You can either include their picture or their favorite quote. There are even self-stirring mugs and temperature changing ones that show a surprise when they pour hot water! Cool (or hot stuff!
Upgrade your workspace with essential oils and diffusers. Essential oils can give numerous benefits to your teammates’ productivity. For one, peppermint oil can improve alertness. And lavender can calm your senses. And there are many more that have excellent health benefits.
It’s one of the best gifts to elevate your colleagues’ work experience.
You can up the notch of your gift-giving with indoor plants! Plants can bring life to a workspace. And it can even be used as filters for harmful chemicals and radiation.
According to a study, it can even boost productivity by 15%! Check these plants out and choose the best ones for your teammates.
Who says working-from-home isn’t stressful? It’s pretty much a challenging setup, especially for those new in it. I mean, even veteran remote workers are susceptible to work-from-home burnout! How do you calm yourself from all that’s happening?
Give them the peace of mind they need with meditation and calming apps. You can now get guided meditation by professionals for as low as 1,200 PHP for 1 year.
Currently, the best apps today are Headspace or Calm. You can check them out for your colleagues.
And as you calm your colleagues’ mental state, why not give them a massage package when you’re at it? But with the pandemic, now is not the time to actually get one.
Luckily, you can still share the gift of relaxation with home massage machines. For as low as 900 PHP, there are massagers that they can use for their whole body. Some even have heaters to improve their circulation — what a soothing gift for Christmas.
Who says you can’t be healthy at home? You can now give the gift of physical fitness to your teammates. You can give them numerous exercise items like yoga mats, dumbbells, and even a stationary bike for affordable prices.
Health Insurance and Telehealth Subscriptions
On top of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there are moments when we can’t avoid health concerns, especially during these times. You can give the gift of peace of mind with insurance!
There are multiple insurance options like Allcare.io and Singlife x Gcash where you can protect your colleagues from health emergencies as well. There are also telehealth subscriptions like KonsultaMD to give you doctor’s advice.
Educational Online Courses and Ebooks
Learning never stops. As we aim to become more valuable in our careers, we need to learn and be updated with the latest innovations in our field. And what better way to celebrate Christmas than personal improvement?
You can do that by sharing online educational courses! You can give your beloved workmates the gift of learning! For as low as 500 PHP, you can be instrumental to their career growth. You can also give them ebooks for more learning!
Check out learning like Udemy or Skillshare for some courses you can share with them.
Subscription to Entertainment Apps
Separating work from your personal life is quite tricky when you do it in the same place. Time and location blur the line in our work-life balance. That’s why you should also have a clear entertainment time in your schedule.
You can give that gift to your colleagues with subscriptions to entertainment apps. It can be a gift of music or video entertainment. Here are some you might consider:
Try out the following streaming services and capture their hearts in this yuletide season.
As they say, food is the universal currency. Who says so? I don’t really know. But you can’t get wrong with delectable gifts to munch on!
But then, it’s not really ideal to cook, and send them after to your workmates. I mean, with remote working, you might have teammates on the other side of the country.
So why not just give them food vouchers! Luckily, you can get discounted food vouchers in Shopee as well. Just send them the codes and let them relish the flavors in the comfort of their homes.
And speaking of vouchers, if you don’t know what to give them, just give them virtual vouchers. It can be for a specific mall or brand. There are even vouchers for driving lessons! It depends on what they like. Check out these choices and find the best one that suits their needs.
There you have it! Here simple and useful gifts you can share with your colleagues! What do you like best? Which ones do you want to receive for yourself? Happy Holidays!