Corporate September 26 2018

Unique And Easy Employee Christmas Gift Ideas

Unique And Easy Employee Christmas Gift Ideas

Employee gifts are a great way to inspire and refresh your team. It is also a good opportunity to build employee morale, and show your team that you appreciate their hard work. Christmas a wonderful time for gift giving and a fantastic opportunity for employee appreciation and celebration.

Employee Christmas gifts are more than just a nice gesture. They are a valuable way to show your team that you appreciate them, their hard work and dedication. They are also a great way to build employee morale, increase productivity and get everyone in the holiday spirit.

When it comes to choosing the perfect Christmas gift, the key is to select something that is unique, interesting and memorable. Forget chocolates, desk supplies and gift baskets. Instead, opt for employee Christmas gifts that will be remembered and cherished by your team for years to come.

At Gifting Owl we believe that the best employee gifts are experiences! Experience holiday gifts are a great way to show your team that you care about them. They are the perfect way to say "thank you" for a job well done and to show your appreciation for all their hard work.

Experiences are a fun, exciting and memorable way for your staff members to connect, unify and bond together during the festive season. They are perfect for team building, employee appreciation, boosting office morale and will inspire your staff members to work harder for you all year long.

If you have remote employees or employees working from home, an experience is a fantastic way to bring everyone together for a fun day of team bonding.

Here at Gifting Owl we have an extensive range of one-of-a-kind employee Christmas gifts that are sure to impress and excite. From adrenaline-pumping adventure experiences to relaxing pamper days, gourmet dining experiences to insightful cultural tours, we have something for everyone.

Now we know that choosing the perfect employee gift can be stressful, so to help you out we have selected a range of our favourite gift experiences to suit your employees tastes, interests and lifestyle.

1. Short getaway

If you're looking for employees holiday gifts that will inspire and refresh your team, look no further than a short getaway. A short getaway is the perfect way to show your staff that you appreciate their hard work and dedication. It is also a great way to build employee morale and increase productivity.


Gifting Owl offers 1 and 2 night stays in hotels around the world! Whether it's across town or across the seas, a short getaway will give your staff the chance to relax, rejuvenate and explore a new city or country. 

2. Bucket list experience gifts

This Christmas give your employees the chance to live out their biggest dreams and work towards achieving a life goal by gifting them a bucket list experience. Bucket list experiences are the perfect, personalized gift for hardworking employees who deserve a chance to celebrate, relax and unwind.

At Gifting Owl, we have a huge range of bucket list experiences to choose from in countries across the globe. Need some inspiration? Here are a few of our most popular:

Hot Air Balloon Flight

What better way to celebrate than by flying high? This experience includes two hours of flight time and a champagne toast at sunrise or sunset. The perfect employee holiday gift idea!

Travel Experiences:

Help them book their bucket list travel adventure. Whether it be to see the Northern Lights, scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, or see the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. Gifting Owl has bucket list travel experiences for your team to book all over the globe.

3. Cooking classes

If your team is filled with foodies, food lovers and wannabe chefs, a cooking class is the perfect gift for them! Cooking classes are a great way for your employees to learn new skills, try something fun and tasty, bond with their colleagues and get creative in the kitchen during the holiday season.


At Gifting Owl there are plenty of cooking classes to choose from, so you're sure to find one that suits your team's interests and dietary requirements. If your team love hearty mains and mouth-watering meals how about an Indian inspired cooking class where you can experiment with spices and curries? Alternatively, a Mexican inspired class will see you mastering the art of tacos, burritos and sour cream.

If you're more interested in delicious treats and decadent desserts, Gifting Owl also offers a great range of baking and desserts classes. From classic cookies and milk chocolate brownies to impressive layer cakes and show-stopping tarts, your team will love learning how to bake their favourite sweet treats from scratch.

4. Skydiving

Skydiving is a thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience and a great option to invigorate your employees. It's also the perfect employee Christmas gift idea because it's something they will never forget! Skydiving has been rated as one of the top 5 things to do in your lifetime and for good reason.

The air feels so crisp and clean when you are jumping out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet! You feel like you are flying through the sky with nothing but blue space around you - it's truly breathtaking. And there is no better feeling than seeing earth from above while freefalling towards it at 120 miles per hour (that's about 160 kilometres)!

If your team is looking for an adrenaline rush and an employee Christmas gift that they will never forget, skydiving is the perfect option.

5. Sailing experiences

There is something truly majestic and calming about sailing through the sea on a beautiful sunny day. Sailing experiences are great gifts for employees who enjoy spending time outdoors and love being on the water!

At Gifting Owl, we have a great selection of sailing experiences for you to choose from. Whether you're looking for a romantic sunset sailing experience or want to take the whole family out on an afternoon sail, there are plenty of options available.

One fantastic way to make your employees happy this holiday season is to take the whole team on a private charter sailing experience! Chartering a boat allows you to take the helm, so to speak. You can let your employees choose where they want to go, what menu options will be available and who is welcome on board. You can even decorate the vessel with the company logo and Christmas lights for that extra festive feel.

6. Vineyard experiences

Give your employees a taste of the good life and surprise them with a winery experience Christmas gifts. This is a great gift for employees who love wine and want to learn more about the production process.

Winery tours will give you and your employees a chance to learn about the wine making process, from grape to glass. You will have the opportunity to wander through grape-ridden vineyards, explore rustic cellars, taste different types of wines and learn about the various wine-making techniques used by winemakers. You will even be able to bring home a bottle of your favourite wine or purchase a Christmas gift basket filled with a selection of wines.

7. Driving experiences

A driving experience is the perfect employee holiday gift idea for people who love anything on wheels! There is an array of driving experiences to choose from such as Segway tours, Formula 1 racing, off-road driving, and learn to drift.

All of these experiences are great for employee Christmas gifts because they offer a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They are also perfect for team building and will help to bring your employees closer together. If your employees have a need for speed, we recommend a ride in a professional race car. They'll love the wind in their hair and the adrenaline rush of flying around a professional racetrack. Alternatively, a V8 Buggy ride will see them battling it out and taking on all the challenges of an off-road track together.

For remote employees and those working remotely a cruise in a classic convertible car is a Christmas gift that can be done in any location. It's a great way to get your employee out of their at home office and exploring the world around them.

8. Wildlife experiences

If you employee Christmas gift idea is something out of the ordinary, why not give them a wildlife experience! Wildlife experiences are wonderful gifts for employees who want to get back to nature and enjoy some exciting and adrenaline pumping activities.

Gifting Owl offers a variety of different types of wildlife experiences in countries all across the globe. From sea to sky, we have a wildlife experience to suit everyone.


If your employee loves getting up close and personal with animals, why not gift them a safari this Christmas? This will give them the opportunity to see some of the world's most majestic animals in their natural habitats. From elephants and lions to rhinos and giraffes, a safari is a wildlife experience not to be missed.

Whale watching

Whale watching tours are fun experiences that can be enjoyed by all ages. Whether you're looking for a romantic sunset sailing experience or want to take your family out on an afternoon sail, there are plenty of options available. The employee will leave feeling refreshed, invigorated, and ready for anything that comes their way! Gifting Owl offers many different opportunities for your team members to enjoy themselves this holiday season - with one being whale watching tours!

Eco Tour

If your company values sustainable living, then an eco-tour experience is a great employee Christmas gift idea. These tours are a great gift and the best way to learn about different ecosystems and how humans can make their environment more sustainable and wildlife friendly. Your employees will leave this tour feeling refreshed, invigorated, and ready for anything to make a positive change on nature and the environment. 

9. High Tea 

What's better than a coffee mug filled with Christmas cheer? A coffee mug filled with Christmas cheer and a delicious slice of cake! This year, why not give your employees a unique and festive high tea experience as their employee holiday gift? We all know that employees, coffee consumption multiplies tenfold during the holiday season, so this employee Christmas gift is sure to keep the whole team happy.

High tea is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with your colleagues. You can enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, sandwiches and scones while sipping on the finest coffee, tea and hot chocolate. There are so many options it would be impossible to have a bad time. This employee Christmas gift is sure to bring festive cheer to your office this holiday season!

By giving your employees unique and fun experience gifts, you will help them appreciate work more than ever! Experience gifts are far superior to the standard gift box, gift hamper or gift set you can find at any old retail store. Experience gifts are memorable, exciting and will be remembered all year round. They are the perfect opportunity for your staff members to grow their network, learn new skills and meet some truly incredible people.

By giving your employees experience gifts, you are allowing them to explore new things about themselves or improve on skills they already have! 

Gift a Tour With No Strings Attached

Our tours can be a reality or just an example of the available possibilities for adventure. You can choose a specific tour or gift your staff members a gift voucher which will let the employees choose the tour they are more interested in. No matter what, everyone can take on the tour they want with the endless adventure tour opportunities at their fingertips, all over the globe. These tours will enrich your employees' lives, encourage them to explore the world and create some awesome memories and photos that can be framed and placed on your employee's desks.

Gift A Holiday Team Event

Let your team's gift this year serve a purpose team-building and productive bonding. Take your team out for an exciting and fun corporate group event. From hiking tours to abseiling to ziplining, there is an adventure tour near you and your team that is perfect for a group corporate Christmas gifts. Take some time to improve productivity and refresh your family in the workplace, by finding adventure with your team.

Gift an Amount To Any Experiences Your Team Members Want

Don’t have the time to choose a specific tour for each of your team members? Each of your team members has their own bucket list adventures to check off. Let them search through all global adventure opportunities they have at their disposal with a Gifting Owl gift card. Whether you give enough for a full adventure or put some money towards a big-ticket item, your team is one step closer to realising some of their biggest adventure cravings.

Most companies offer employee Christmas gift vouchers so that employees can book their own experience with us. This way they can choose from our range of experiences and find one that suits them best. Not only will it be a memorable day out, but it's also a great way to show staff appreciation in the run-up to Christmas. 

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Give a gift that only takes a few minutes to purchase - for every single teammate. Give a gift that shows you listen to your team’s wants, preferences, and goals. Gift an adventure, a chance at relaxation, or a mix of both to your team this holiday.

Your team deserves something amazing this Holiday. Gift fearlessly with Gifting Owl.

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