What To Get Your IT Staff for the Holidays

18 December, 2017 | TanyaRuff | Careers in IT, Uncategorized
IT staff

The Holiday Season is a time for giving and making people feel appreciated and cared for. That includes your employees. A small trinket or gift showing them your gratitude and appreciation for the work that they do will go a long way.

IT Staff Members Love These Holiday Gifts

The gift doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant. What’s important is the thought that you put into the gift. For example, it might not be a good idea to give your employees who are predominately vegan vouchers to a steak restaurant. Think of something that they can use or will enjoy.

To help you out, here are some gift suggestions for your IT staff. Some of them are unique and others are expected but useful.

Headphones

Yup, basic, right? However, working in IT usually means they have to be focused and glued to the screen. They usually keep their headphones one to cancel out the noise or listen to their favorite music so they can focus. Getting the more comfortable or higher quality one will be very appreciated.

Touch Screen Gloves

Taking their profession into consideration, these are very tech-loving people. When they take a leave off of work, they will most likely be on their phone. Truth be told, most people are — regardless of profession — but more so your IT staff. It’s irritating that they always have to pick between keeping themselves warm and using their phones. Now, they can do both with touchscreen gloves.

Diffuser

Working with computers can be consuming and exhausting. Help your IT staff relax by gifting them with a diffuser. Make sure to add a few essential oils, like lavender, that soothes the nerves and calms them down. They can either use this at work — a small set up on their table — or by their bed, getting them ready for work the next day.

Coffee Gift Card

Most IT departments work 24-7, especially when the nature of your company is e-commerce, shipping or business process outsourcing. That means their work hours are uncommon, and coffee is usually their pick-me-up. Regardless of what time they work though, coffee is the universal language of most employees. Get them a card that makes coffee free for a week or month and you’re instantly in their good graces.

Meal Containers

A lot of people prefer preparing their own meals at home and taking them to work. That way they can avoid stale sandwiches and expensive restaurants with long lines. You can even throw in a cookbook and encourage them to try a relaxing hobby. They can test out recipes that are easy to prepare but are delicious and great to take to work.

Sources:

Upwork.com