12 Virtual Gift Ideas for Remote Teams

Want to give your remote team a morale boost with gifts your remote team actually wants?

*Spoiler Alert*

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Working remotely tends to make employees feel disconnected and have some unpleasant side effects that increase the risk of burnout. Sending virtual gifts is a good way to appreciably reconnect with your remote teams. 

According to the psychology of gifting, there are two goals to consider when giving someone a gift. 

  1. The first is to make the recipients happy. 
  2. The second is to strengthen the relationship between the giver and recipient. 

Usually, coworkers in offices swap gifts around holidays or for special celebrations. Sending or exchange virtual gifts can recreate this bonding experience. Virtual gifts show your remote teams that you care about them and strengthen the sense of community throughout a distanced workforce.

Here come the virtual gifts for your remote team or coworkers that would bring you closer as a team 🙌

Employee Care Package

A well-planned gift box has the power to show your appreciation to your team members and make them feel special. The package is usually a curation of feel-good products that make working from home more efficient, more enjoyable, or more luxurious.

It comes with vast different options that are customizable to fit your team’s interests and needs. There are care packages for:

Stress Reduction Kit

Stress reduction kits are part of care packages but focus broadly on employee wellness. It includes items that help remote employees unwind and cope with tension. Things like:

  • Self-help books
  • Healthy snacks
  • Massagers
  • Essential oils diffusers
  • Bath items for self-care
  • Calm subscription 

You can cap off your present with virtual experiences such as Breathwork and Meditation for Productivity or Team Calorie Blast At Home.

Virtual Team Building Experiences

Virtual Team Building Experience is one of the most meaningful gifts for remote workers that promotes engagement and allows teammates to connect. These activities can be tailor-made to a team’s needs:

Team building is full of laughs and thrills–it can also be relaxing like Virtual Matcha Session. And most importantly, it tends to develop useful skills such as problem-solving, communication, collaboration, trust, teamwork, empathy, and collective decision making.

Need a Hand Building a Virtual Team Experience? Chat with us!

Work From Home Tech Accessories

Every employee could use a technology upgrade from time to time. Think about tech accessories that could boost productivity and comfort when we work from home. It could be something like:

  • Noise blocker headphones
  • Laptop stand
  • Cord organizers
  • Device cleaning kits
  • Induction mug warmer

Coworking Membership

Coworking Membership is a gift that can take home-based workers to a fresh remote working experience. The membership is especially perfect if you have employees who can’t work from home–some do not have the privilege to work properly and peacefully at home because of the many factors affecting the way they work.

Coworking space has the benefits to boost inspiration and improve productivity.

A co-working membership can be a fun and flexible gift

Unique Personalized Group Card

No more hassles in organizing group gift cards to celebrate someone in your team. Thankbox makes the process of collecting messages and funds from family, friends, or colleagues simple and enjoyable. 

Consider it as a virtual way for lots of lovely people to celebrate one lucky person. Each personalized message can include photos, videos, GIFs, and even cash. Perfect for any occasion, a memorable gift, wherever they are.

House Plants

Research shows that a workspace with plants makes staff happier and more productive. With this in mind, a house plant would be a lovely gift for your remote employee or coworker’s desk. You can choose low maintenance or pet-friendly houseplants from horti or the sill.

An instant mood-booster

Exercise-related Gift Ideas

Sending your virtual team exercise equipment shows that you encourage them to prioritise self-care and adopt healthier habits. Your team would love to receive these exercise-related gifts:

  • Classpass virtual membership
  • Headspace calming meditation subscription
  • Yoga mats and accessories
  • Fitness trackers
  • Sports apparel
  • Steel water bottle

Fun Office Accessories

One easy way to liven up a workspace at home is to invest in fun office accessories. For this reason, office accessories can be great virtual gifts for remote teams. Consider these following fun office accessories:

  • Personalized office supplies
  • Mini USB vacuum
  • Cute computer sitter
  • Portable speaker
  • Roller notes
  • Desktop diffuser

Most importantly, these daily-use objects will remind your employee of your thoughtfulness.

Personalized Videos from Their Favorite Celebrity

Have a coworker who raves over a certain celebrity? Try Cameo as the ultimate virtual gift. It connects fans directly with their pop culture stars via personalized video, messages, live calls, and direct calls. Stars ranging from Game of Thrones’s actors to the stars of Netflix’s Money Heist.

Meal Kits From Their Favorite Restaurants

Food brings people together. The good news is restaurants from all over US, UK and Singapore offer meal kits that you can order online — thanks to platforms like Goldbelly, Dispatch, and Cookin1. The best food in the country can be shipped to your clients, coworkers, or employees homes to delight their bellies.

Craft Beer Subscription

If you have someone on your team who lives for unique beer, why not sign them up for Craft Beer Club subscription? Each box from the Craft Beer Club showcases two different breweries from two different regions in the US and includes four different beer styles.

These include the brewery’s award-winning, flagship, or most popular beers for you to discover and enjoy. Your teammates can learn about where and how the beer is made, the different notes and each, and fun facts about the breweries.

So many pretty designs…

Final Thoughts

Virtual gifts build camaraderie and boost morale.

They grow gratitude throughout your remote team and make employees feel valued. 

When it comes to employee gifting, the corporate is looking beyond the usual gift to add a personal touch to their presents. The gifting experience is becoming more popular than ever because of the benefits it offers. Experience gifting creates a memorable time for employees that they will cherish and associate the memory with their experience in the company.

Essentially, experiences serve as great encouragement and develop new skills as well as insights for employees.

If you are looking for a gifting experience to foster your remote team’s spirits and values, you’re more than welcome to schedule a call with us or explore more Zoom Team Building Ideas from us 😊.

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