Christmas is almost here and businesses all across the country will be making preparations. Corporate gift giving has become more and more popular over the years and this year is set to be the best yet, but it’s also the case that many businesses are wondering just what their gifts are going to be this year. There’s a huge amount of choice out there and everyone’s tastes are different; do you offer a bonus, set on a party for everyone, or really push the boat out and give your employees a gift to reward them for all of their hard work in the year prior.

Don’t worry too much; in the world of shopping there’s a huge amount of crowd pleasers that will be guaranteed to have everyone smiling this Christmas. Here are the top 5 best corporate Christmas gifts for 2014.

  1. Deluxe Gift Baskets

A deluxe gift basket is in many ways an ideal gift for corporations to bestow upon its employees. Why? One word: Diversity. A gift basket can contain whatever you so choose, from a variety of bath and shower products to the best quality food and drink. This sort of flexibility means that you can create a variety of gift baskets to suit all of your employees’ and their personal tastes and preferences.

  1. Portable Organisers

Sometimes the best gifts we receive during the holidays are the practical ones, the ones that help us to get on better in our daily lives. This is the age of the smartphone and the tablet, with almost everyone seeming to own at least one of these. Such tools are particularly useful for work purposes, so why not help your employees to get more organised with an elegant and stylish portable organiser? They can carry their phones and tablets inside it along with pens, credit cards and other important items.

  1. Sweet Hampers

The traditional sweet shop has been on the rise over the last few years, offering us all that warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia and memories of childhood. Like the gift basket, Christmas sweet hampers have become a firm favourite amongst businesses and corporations for their diversity and widespread appeal. Mix and match the best nostalgic sweets for a delightful and quirky corporate Christmas gift this tear.

  1. Alcohol

This can be a tricky one, but if expertly pulled off then it can also be a truly fantastic Christmas gift. Not all of your employees may drink and it’s important you take issues such as religion into account, but if the option presents no issues then everything should be fine. From fine wines and ports to specialist beers and ales, a well-chosen alcoholic gift can be a great way to put some sparkle into the holidays. For those that don’t drink, there are some great non-alcoholic alternatives that you can use so that no one gets left out.

  1. Accessories

There’s a reason why elegant accessories like pens and watches have become something of a tradition in corporate gift giving: it just works! Such gifts are practical and often very much appreciated, but they also include that luxurious element that leaves everyone feeling a bit more special. It may be a standard gift, but it’s proven time and time again to be a successful gift choice that people both enjoy and make use of in their working lives.

So there you have it, five tried and tested corporate gifts for employees to close out the year 2014. Show your employees how much you appreciate them with a thoughtful and luxurious gift this Christmas.