Ohh it's Diwali again! The time flies by so fast… Feels like the previous Diwali was just yesterday.
The beautiful festival of light celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil. Much needed during the times of post-pandemic isn’t it?
Diwali is celebrated every year in the autumn by millions of people. It is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture which is also probably the favorite Indian festival.
The pandemic has really got us in all aspects, right?. Looking back into the Diwali celebrations we had at our workplace before the pandemic, brings up wide smiles on our faces. But, we got to admit that Diwali during the pandemic never really lived up to our expectations. The main element of the celebrations itself was missing in it, wondering what it is?
Yes, you got it right! Togetherness!! What is Diwali without our dear ones? The times when all of us come together at our workplace and celebrate Diwali to the full by sharing sweets and joy.
The most exciting part of this year’s Diwali is that most of the companies are opening their doors to their employees, and guess what, We will now be able to celebrate Diwali like we always used to. As most of the employees will be meeting their dear colleagues after a long, we can be sure that Diwali celebrations are going to happen in full swing.
Another exciting thing along with the celebration is definitely gifts, isn’t it? The employees would be eager to know what is waiting for them in the form of gifts this Diwali. But, what will be a good gift that can both make the employees happy and add value to them? Yes, I know you have many unique gifting items in mind that can serve the purpose. I would like to give you an extra tip on this matter. Employees are way ahead of the times now and are not just looking forward to traditional sweet boxes anymore. They are expecting much more than that, something which they can use in the longer run, and something which they will remember for the coming years and which helps them connect to the organization.
Here is a list of 9 Well-thought-out Corporate Diwali Gift Ideas for your Employees
1. Immunity boosters and Dry fruits
Another classic and most favorite Diwali gift is a basket of assorted dry fruits. They are not only traditional and elegant-looking gift options, but they are also full of health benefits. They can be stored easily and are pretty easy to transport and distribute, making them rather suitable as bulk corporate gifts.
2. Return to work essentials
Your people spend a considerable amount of their time in the workplace. Getting new, unique, and elegant-looking office essentials on Diwali will improve the vibe of the workplace. Desk essentials can include Digital organizers, engraved metal pens, professional notebooks, reporters. You can easily compile these items and gift them as a Diwali gift hamper.
3. Traditional sweet basket with munchies
One cannot have too many sweets for Diwali. Diwali is when friends and families come together and have sweets. It is an integral part of the celebration. From Gulab jamun, Motichoor Ke Ladoos, Rasgulla, Kaju Barfi to Soan Papdi to Gujia, the range of gift options is just huge. Giving sweets baskets to employees is a great way to add sweetness and joy to their celebrations.
4. Fun electronics
Electronics such as Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, Portable Bluetooth speakers, headphones, phone adapters, power banks are favorite gift items among millennials and GenZers. They will highly appreciate a good quality electronics product. Our employees have gone through a lot during the pandemic. Mental and physical health was at a major risk, and electronic gadgets such as smartwatches, fitness trackers would add value to them.
5. Household Essentials & WFH ergonomic accessories
A common corporate Diwali gift in India is household essentials and WFH accessories. You can upgrade your game and give them a piece of modern household gadgets such as a coffee machine, hand blender, air fryer, or toaster and WFH ergonomics such as an ergonomic chair, laptop table with fan, These kinds of gifts are considered auspicious during Diwali and usher goodwill at home.
6. Custom-made Goodies
If you want to go for unique Diwali gifts, the best thing to do is to go for personalized gifts. You can run a quick survey to understand your employees' likes, dislikes, and preferences. Once the results are in, you can plan gifts accordingly. Another way to add a personal touch is adding a name tag or engraving your employees' names in gift items. Keychains, engraved metal pens, photo frames, and coffee mugs can make great corporate Diwali gifts for employees.
7. Go Eco-Friendly
This Diwali spread the message of sustainability and recycling by gifting eco-friendly gifts to your employees. Some excellent choices are tote bags, stainless steel water bottles, reusable straws, thermal coffee mugs, post-consumer waste notebooks, desk plants, and customized earthen diyas. Your environment-conscious employees are going to love it!
8. Homemade chocolates and cookies
A simple gift that has widely gained acceptance and is in growing demand is chocolates. This is because chocolate gifts can be highly personalized and are inexpensive gifts. Also, chocolates as gifts are highly sophisticated as they are mostly handmade.
9. Gift Cards
Gift cards are the coolest corporate gift for all seasons. They offer the flexibility of choice to your employees, and they can use it to buy something they would use. Moreover, you can effectively plan and execute your corporate Diwali gift with a suitable vendor by directly delivering gift cards to your employees' inboxes.
We at SmartQ were very curious to know about the different gift items that various corporates give to their employees. And based on our conversation with 100’s of Admin’s and facility manager’s, we were able to understand that these are the few gift items that made wonders within the company. The happiness quotient skyrocketed and employees were very excited for every Diwali.
Now I am pretty sure that you too are very excited after knowing about these gifts right? Well, I am more excited to share more about it here.
You can now send these gifts to your employees while SmartQ being the single point of contact.
SmartQ will not only give you a varied list of gifting options that you can pick-n-choose to share with but also delivers it to your employee’s doorsteps! Additionally, it helps you customize gifts according to your employee’s preference, take care of ground operations and procurement, and ensures delivery in a swift process.
Experience the joy of gifting and surprising your employees this Diwali with SmartQ here.