We all know 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year, but we don’t let that squash our holiday spirit. The very prospect that 2021 is around the corner makes us giddy, but so does getting ready to send out gifts to your workmates. If you’re looking for creative ideas to support small businesses and boost morale for your team, you’ve come to the right place.   

Let them know you’re thinking about them by surprising your team with a holiday gift by mail this year. We even designed some free downloadable Christmas e-cards for you to send to your team.  We’re always looking to support small businesses too with our purchases, so have a look at these easy ways you can bring on the holiday spirit.


Make your own or select from a well-curated collection of care packages by Izzybee! Our favourite part about this small business is that they work with other small businesses to include within their boxes and it’s mostly British Artisans, handmade and eco friendly, so it ticks all our boxes. From relaxing boxes with cosy tea-time goodies, we’re here for it. 


Flowers, plants and even Christmas Trees and Wreaths can all be purchased from Floom. Not to mention, they do hampers and groceries too! The best part about Floom is that they are a digital marketplace for your local florists, so you get to shop small at the same time. Brighten your teammates day with some stunning blooms. 


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Deliveroo E-Gift Cards

Although Deliveroo doesn’t sound small business at first, have a look at their e-gift card scheme for businesses. Let your employees order from their favourite local restaurants and cafes and experience the delight of takeaway on a cold December day.


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Teapigs Tea

Give the gift of a good cuppa and schedule in tea time with Teapigs for your team. Make time for a good team social chat or some fun one-on-ones, but make it cosy! Don’t forget to explore their holiday limited edition coffee tea bundle, which includes apple & cinnamon, chai tea and spiced winter red tea. 


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Urban Gift Certificate

Finding a local beauty or wellness therapist for an at-home treatment has never been easier. Send your team a bit of rest and relaxation with an Urban gift certificate that can source them a massage or facial to help melt away the stress. And if you’re interested in making Urban a part of your company wellness benefits, check out their very own, Wellpass.


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Continue looking after their wellness, give the gift that keeps on giving and make sure their workstation at home is ergonomically minded. With MOFT, you can give them an affordable standing desk, invisible laptop stand or even a handy phone stand (that even has a wallet built-in).


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Grind Coffee

Just about everyone and their cousin loves a good cup of Joe, so why not bring your team the coffee shop experience with grade-A Nespresso pods that’ll elevate their morning brew. Besides their coffee expertise, Grind have also made sure their coffee pods are compostable and plastic-free. Win-win!


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Oddbox Gift Certificate

Looking to send a sustainable gift? Give your team the opportunity to experience the joy of healthy, sustainable and odd-shaped fruit & veg from Oddbox. Not only will it cut out trips to the supermarket, but your team will also enjoy trying new produce and recipes they’re not used to exploring!


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Whether you’re looking to satisfy your team’s love for a great nibble year-round or send them a much needed care package, Snackcess is the way to go. They cater to all dietary requirements and include personalised handwritten letters to each team member so to show them how much you care. Plus, their Christmas box even includes a Christmas Cracker gift which we love. 


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Borough Box for Happy Hour

Nobody said Christmas drinks were cancelled, bring the party to your people and send them the party goods via Borough Box. They’ve got a great selection, from beer discovery boxes to Christmas baubles of Gin, all you’re missing is a Zoom link!



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Have you been holiday shopping for your team yet or have a favourite gift idea? Let us know! And if you still want some more gift ideas check out our top 7 gadget for geeks.  We’d love to continue building out our list and would love to discover more. For more inspiring stories by chapter, visit the blog today.

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