Rewarding and recognising your hardworking staff should happen year-round. In case you need a reminder that we’re halfway through the year, perhaps the end of the financial year is the perfect time to say thanks. There’s no doubt that employees will be more motivated, hardworking and loyal to a company that regularly shows its appreciation and recognition. Although with so many different personalities to cater for, finding a EOFY year gift for staff in any size workforce can be difficult.
At Gifting Owl we believe that the best gifts are lived experiences. Instead of giving another overpriced hamper or an Amazon gift card, experience gifts create lifelong memories that your staff will attribute to you. Not only do experiences make people happier, they also contribute to many valuable workplace skills including teamwork, cultural sensitivity and resilience. Gifting Owl experience gifts are perfect for workplace teams big and small. With a global range of activities like getaways, spa treatment and hair raising thrills, there’s something for everyone in the office/s.
In this article we’ve listed a bunch of experience gift ideas that are perfect for your team.
1. Let them choose
With so many choices in over 100 countries, it’s no surprise that a value based gift voucher is the most popular option for staff gifts. Simply select or enter the amount and currency you’d like to give your staff member and send them a digital voucher in seconds.
They can use their gift voucher to book anything from brewery tours to luxurious weekend getaways. The ultimate flexibility, a gift voucher lets your staff choose when, where and what experience they’d like to do.
2. Short stays and getaways
There’s nothing quite like having a getaway to look forward to. Give the gift of excitement and adventure with one of Gifting Owl’s hotel getaway vouchers. With one and two night packages available, you choose your budget and a destination and all they’ll have to do is book a date.
All hotel getaway packages on Gifting Owl are fully exchangeable for another destination if they wish. Instead of the city escape you envisioned they’d love, they can book a beach holiday instead.
3. A bespoke bucket list experience
If you pride yourself on having a close personal relationship with your team, you probably know their likes, dislikes and quirks. If you happen to know what dream trip or experience they’ve always wanted to do, this is your opportunity to delight them with an extra thoughtful gift.
One popular bucket list activity that can do no wrong is a hot air balloon ride. This romantic and out of this world experience is a great way to celebrate a milestone work anniversary or their recent engagement or wedding.
If they love taking risks, perhaps a more extreme experience like skydiving is on the cards. Check out the huge range of skydiving (indoor and outdoor) experiences on offer. This bucket list experience should only be given to the insanely brave, but in the worst case scenario they’d rather exchange it for something else, they can do that too.
Gifting Owl also has a huge range of attractions and landmarks that often feature on the bucket lists of many. If they’ve always wanted to climb Brisbane’s Story Bridge at sunset, buy a gift voucher for them and a friend to enjoy this experience of a lifetime.
If an iconic travel experience is more their style, you’ll be spoilt for choice on Gifting Owl. From visiting the Eiffel Tower, to witnessing the Northern Lights or even walking the Great Wall of China, whatever they’ve been dreaming of doing you can gift them this EOFY.
4. Much needed R&R
If you’ve noticed how hard they’ve been working lately or that they’re particularly stressed, a R&R experience is the perfect gift. Gift them a day off to enjoy a massage or full pamper package at a local spa. They’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and grateful to have a generous employer like you!
5. Learning experiences
Teach them a new skill or help them find a new hobby with a learning experience. For the foodies in the office perhaps this is mastering a new cuisine like Italian or Vietnamese. Gifting Owl has plenty of cooking classes on offer around the world and authentic culinary experiences to enjoy with locals.
Or take it to the water with a surfing, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking lesson! You never know, they might fall in love with their new hobby and have you to thank in the future.
6. Team building adventures
Would you prefer the whole team do a team building activity together? Team building is a great way to reconnect with your colleagues and build solid friendships in the workplace. Choose from the range of activities available on Gifting Owl that cater for your team, or get in touch with the team to discuss what options are available in your local area.
Some popular team building activities include rock climbing, abseiling, white water rafting, cooking classes and escape rooms. Booking an EOFY team building adventure could be just what your team needs to build trust and teamwork in the workplace.
Why reward your staff at EOFY?
You shouldn’t need an excuse to reward your hard working team. If your team has faced a lot of uncertainty during the COVID crisis, reward them with something to look forward to in the future. Lockdowns and restrictions have meant they’ve had less chance to make memories over the past 18 months, so now is the best time to give an experiential gift to your team.
So there you have it, there’s no better way to reward the hard work of your loyal staff than by giving them an experience with memories that’ll last a lifetime. If you have any questions about corporate gifting on Gifting Owl, please get in touch and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.