5 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Employees

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, and even if you were one of the lucky few who managed to do your holiday shopping back in November, the majority of us are scrambling to purchase the last of our gifts in time. For business owners, gifting your staff is important. These are the people that work hard all year to help your business succeed, and by giving them a nice present as a token of your appreciation, you'll boost morale and give them an incentive to keep up the good work. From massages to sweet treats, we've compiled a list of the perfect holiday gifts for employees.

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For the Stressed-Out Staffer

Stylists work long hours on their feet, which leads to sore muscles at the end of the day. Treat your staff to something extra special this year by surprising them with a massage at Burke Williams! The spa chain offers corporate holiday gift cards, and for every five gift cards that you purchase, you will receive one free gift card of equal value or equal service. (This definitely helps save you some money when you're buying for a larger group!) Gift cards are presented in an elegant box with a complimentary gift bag and tissue paper. For more information or to purchase, visit www.burkewilliamsspa.com.


For the Bath Lover

For the gal (or guy) who enjoys their baths, they will absolutely LOVE the Sugar Peppermint Sparkle & Shine set ($68) by LALICIOUS. The indulgent scrub and body butter duo contains peppermint oil, which stimulates circulation and improves skin tone for the ultimate glow. The brand uses high-quality natural ingredients like coconut, sweet almond, vitamin E, macadamia nut and marula oils, and skin is left feeling nourished and hydrated all day long. Bonus: their formulas are free of parabens, gluten and sulfates, and they don't test on animals. This set is limited-edition, so make sure you get it before they run out! www.lalicious.com 


For the Sweet Tooth

Sweeten things up for the holidays by gifting your favorite people with special limited-edition holiday bars by Compartés. Each bar retails for $11.95 and they come in three fun flavors: Sticky Toffee, Cinnamon Toast and Apple Pie. What sets these deluxe candy bars apart from the rest? They're packed full of ingredients that include buttery toffee and chopped dates, crunchy cinnamon toast cereal bites and chunks of real apples. Not only are they fun and festive (with gorgeous packaging), but they also make for great stocking stuffers! www.compartes.com

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For the Candle Devotee

Glam things up this season by gifting the Sicily Hill Champagne Soy Candle ($55), which is the perfect gift for any candle (or champagne) lover! Made in Los Angeles, the 7 oz. candle exudes sophistication and glamour in a chic matte black votive with gold trim, and features fragrant notes of champagne and light florals. The brand also added a Cranberry Spice Sparkler candle to their collection, in case you're seeking something extra festive. www.sicilyhill.com 


For the Fragrance Fan

Help staff bring balance into their everyday lives with ESYM portable scent pods ($25), which help create a relaxing atmosphere wherever you go (this is especially great for stylists who travel frequently). Formulated with 100 percent natural essential oils and available in 8 different scents ranging from Parisian Morning to Curacao Breeze, each experience is created with the perfect balance of functional benefits and scent aesthetics while delivering positive attributes with the power to calm the mind, unlock memories and soothe emotions. www.esym.co

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