The 5 Best COVID-Approved Employee Appreciation Gifts

by Jillian Giandurco

Nothing feels better than a pat on the back and words of encouragement from your boss. Unfortunately, now that so many people are working from home, the intimate in-office relationship between manager and staff has dissolved, and finding a replacement to supplement this lost energy can be very difficult. For this reason, we here at Bokksu have thrown together a list of COVID-safe corporate gift ideas for employees, so the next time you’re struggling to give a meaningful “thank you” over Zoom, just say it with snacks instead!

classic bokksu box

For our first suggestion we have: the Classic Bokksu box! Our monthly subscription box includes 20-24 Japanese snacks and a tea pairing, as well as a 16-page culture guide magazine that details the origin and flavor palette of each product. Every box following your first will be curated with a specific theme in mind; past box themes have pulled inspiration from festivals, while others have been influenced by different seasons and prefectures. And to sweeten the deal even more, subscribers have access to more than just a candy box every month. Subscribing to Bokksu also gets you a membership-exclusive discount to the Bokksu Boutique, access to member-only sales, and so much more!

Looking for a unique employee appreciation gift similar to the Bokksu box, but want to know for sure what’s in it? At the Bokksu Boutique, we have a plethora of Maker Gift Boxes at your disposal, so your gifts can match their interests! These speciality boxes are curated by our closest business partners, such as Daimonji Ame Honpo, Senbei Lab, and more, and offer a wide variety of each company’s sensational snacks, some of which are unavailable to purchase anywhere else!

The Maker Gift Boxes are the perfect go-to gift baskets for employees because they have an especially individualized feel to them. Seeking to satisfy the resident sweet tooth in the office? The Fuubian Gift Box: Langue De Chat Cookies has got you covered! With four flavors of luxurious langue de chat-style Japanese butter cookies, there’s no doubt this box will be a chocolatey crowd pleaser. From the strawberry parfait to the pudding a la mode, corporate snack delivery doesn’t get any more unique than this!

Or maybe you need something that scratches the surface of sweet, while also delivering a side of savory. With the Nakajima Taishodo Gift Box: Japanese Baked Goods, now you can get the best of both worlds in one place! This box comes in a pack of twenty five with six different pastries, including Black Sesame Cookies, Matcha Cake, Walnut Red Bean Pie, and more. Though each dessert is different, they all maintain the same consistent fluffy base and melt-in-your-mouth moisture. And for those coworkers who can never be caught without a cup of tea by their side, there’s the Kagoshima Seicha Gift Box: Satsumarche Tea Bags box! These Satsumarche teas are created by the all-female staff at Kagoshima Seicha, and include seven different flavors for a total of 49 tea bags. With black tea, green tea, matcha, and more, your employees will eat, sleep, and breathe Japanese tea!

Of course, when dealing with a large team of hardworking professionals, picking a unique employee appreciation gift for each coworker can be quite the challenge. When in doubt, bring the gift cards out! The Bokksu Gift Card comes in four different monetary amounts, and can be sent directly to the recipients with a special personalized message. They get to pick exactly what they want, and you get to proudly wear the title of World’s Best Boss!

In the past, employee appreciation gifts were always impersonal, small perks that were distributed with little fanfare. In today’s world, however, now that most of us no longer work in an office, it is important for superiors to put in the time and effort to make their employees feel valued. Whatever form your gift may take, make it meaningful with Bokksu!

Author Bio

Jillian Giandurco works primarily as a Trending News Writer for Elite Daily, where she writes about all things Food, Travel, and Tech related. Brands she has covered in the past include Kit Kat, Hershey’s, Expedia, and many more.