Festive flowers for your employees

The holidays is the best time to show your employees just how much you value their continued efforts. Over the past year they have proven themselves through hard work and dedication. Decorating your offices will help get everyone in the holiday spirit but you can take it a step further by presenting each staff member with a special gift.

When choosing employee gifts, it’s important to make sure that you treat each employee equally. If your gifts create the perception of favouritism, it can cause animosity between your workers and this is never good for morale or for your business. All the more reason to choose a single gift for everyone.

Fresh flowers are appropriate and affordable. Flowers are popular for all occasions and during this time of year, you will find that your florist has plenty of festive arrangements to offer. The first thing you will need to do is set a budget. Calculate the number of people you currently employ, set your budget and divide this amount by the number of employees.
With this amount in mind, it’s time to go shopping! Look for festive flowers like red roses, perhaps a bouquet that includes mistletoe, and don’t be shy with the foliage! Dark green leaves really help those holiday flowers stand out even more. If you are ordering a substantial number of flower arrangements, it’s essential that you place your order weeks in advance. It’s important to understand that your florist will need to prepare by acquiring the flowers necessary for creating so many bouquets. They also need to plan the delivery with enough time to spare. Ordering in advance is the best way to avoid disappointment.

Another option is to choose a festive potted plant for your staff. Poinsettias are a popular choice at this time of year but, if you prefer, you could send another potted plant like roses or even cacti. In this case it really will come down to your budget and how much you will be able to spend on each employee.

Finally, don’t forget to look for flowers and plants that come with free chocolates and other extras. If you fancy a particular bouquet but it does not have any extras, you can ask your florist to add a vase, chocolates, a teddy bear, or even a bottle of bubbly to each bouquet.