12 Affordable Christmas Employee Gifts

by Nov 29, 2021

It’s never too early to shop for Christmas! At YouInkIt, we take the stress out of holiday shopping and are here to guide you to the perfect employee gift. Employee gifts are all about making your employees feel appreciated and valued. A YouInKit gift can do that without breaking the budget too.

This list of gifts ranges from $10 to $100, providing you with options to stay within your budget and spread Christmas cheer. At YouInkIt, we pride ourselves on providing quality gift options at an affordable price, with the goal of giving you exactly what you want! Let’s fill your employees’ Christmas stockings with the perfect gifts:  

Best Employee Christmas Gifts on a Budget


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The perfectly practical pen makes a great stocking stuffer for your employees and customers this Christmas season. YouInkIt pens are fully customizable to include your company’s logo and offer a unique way to gift your employees. When I was in elementary school, my teacher gave each of her students 3 different colored pens personalized with our names. 

I still have these pens with me to this very day. I thought it was so special then and still do today. Why not customize some pens for your employees? It is an affordable gift that can last forever and be a great reminder of how important they are to your company this holiday season and on.


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To accompany the perfectly practical pen, consider pairing it with a customized notebook with your company logo. Our Moleskine hardcover notebook features a bookmark and an elastic strap for closing. It is a high-quality item at an affordable price and the perfect gift for employees to stay organized by writing lists, notes, and other important things to remember. Our notebook is so beautiful it can also be used as a personal journal. 

One quick way to make this affordable gift feel more special is to write a little note on the first page wishing your employee a happy holiday season. I can picture it now! YouInkit’s notebook and pen are customized as you like in each of your employees’ stockings this Christmas. Wow, the stocking is filling up nicely!


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Now, let’s add some comfy socks to the stocking as well! Are you like me, constantly losing one sock and always needing new pairs? YouInkit socks are100% woven premium quality dress socks that allow for the knitting in of complex corporate logos, and designs. 

Imagine socks made with your company’s logo being worn by your employees on casual Fridays! What a cool way to show off. A customized pen, notebook, and socks will perfectly fill a stocking to give your employees this Christmas season. Did I mention the three-gift combo is affordable too?

Cheese Board

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Let’s get fancy this Christmas season! This cheese board set includes a bamboo wood tray, a removable slate serving block, a cheese fork, a spade, and two flat knives. All of this together at a price you will love. With everything in one place, all you have to do is put it together how you like. 

Cheeseboards are a must-have for holiday parties that make everyone happy. You can take a picture of your cheese board after and post it to social media to show off how awesome your company is!

Coffee Cup

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A coffee mug is an essential corporate gift this holiday season. I know I run on coffee in the winter to keep me motivated and push through all of my work. This mug features a vibrant color exterior with a white interior, easy-grip handle, and is available in 12 fun colors. 

A portable coffee mug to keep your drink warm all day is an amazing gift. A mug with your company’s logo on it is a great way to show appreciation to your employees.


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Brrrr. It’s starting to get cold outside! Wrap yourself in a divine experience with this Southern Plush Blanket! Made from ultra-plush mink material, this blanket epitomizes softness and comfort. This high-quality blanket is hypoallergenic and will not pill after one use. 

I know that I just can’t have enough blankets to keep me warm in the winter. After a long work week, the best way to relax is on the couch under a blanket watching my favorite holiday shows and movies! This blanket is sure to put a smile on your face. Doesn’t that sound like the best gift ever?

Pickleball Set

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A fun game is always a great way to gift your employees! It may not be the season for pickleball but it can be a fun game to look forward to. You can use the time in the off-season to prepare and be a good competition. Pickleball is a fun activity to keep you moving and work off those extra calories from those delicious Christmas cookies. 

This game is the hottest craze sweeping the nation across all of the generations. I was equally surprised and impressed when my Grandpa shared his amazing experience playing this game! This is an awesome gift!


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The weather is getting colder… and dryer. BOO! Luckily, YouInkIt has a customizable humidifier to keep you safe and avoid the drying impacts of cold wintertime air. Enjoy the benefits of a compact humidifier with the added muscle of UV-C cleaning. This humidifier also features a color-changing LED mood light accent. 

Keeping the right humidity level throughout your home is essential for good health as it prevents dry skin irritation and lowers the susceptibility to catching a cold by keeping your nose clear. The YouInkit humidifier is a useful gift for all employees during the winter season that they will be sure to put to good use.

Phone Sanitizer

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I have seen phone sanitizers everywhere! YouInkIt has this awesome USB-C device that uses ultraviolet light to sanitize phones, jewelry, cash, coins, and other small items. Wintertime also means the cold season. We are using our smartphones every day and holding them to our faces when we make our phone calls. 

It is essential to make sure our phone is clean and sanitized so we can keep our skin clean and our bodies healthy. COVID-19 was a reminder to us that sanitizing our hands and surroundings is an effective preventative measure of spreading illnesses. This is a unique gift for your employees that will be appreciated and used regularly. This affordable phone sanitizer is a great option!


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The PERFECT snow day activity with friends and family! Snow days mean phones off, pajamas, hot chocolate, and… puzzles. Puzzles are not only a fun activity but they are good for the brain. Studies have shown that doing jigsaw puzzles can improve cognition, short-term memory, and problem-solving. 

Is that four gifts in one at an affordable price? (Yes it is!) It is also so satisfying when that last piece fits right to complete the beautiful picture together! At YouInkIt you can customize your own puzzle to make a great gift for your employee.

Pint Glass

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A YouInkIt pint glass is great to fill with your favorite beverage! With every sip, your employee or customers could also proudly display your corporate logo. The pint glass is fully customizable to fit your promotional needs. It is the perfect addition to anyones’ glassware selection and sure to become their go-to glass this holiday. Cheers to a happy holiday season!

Scented Candle

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A scented candle is a go-to gift that employees will love and appreciate! Who doesn’t love walking into a room and breathing in the scents of a candle? Scented candles are warm and friendly and an inviting feature of every home. After a long day of work, lighting a candle sets a positive mood allowing escape from the stress. YouInkIt customized scented candles will send the message to your employees that you care!

Final Thoughts

See… how easy YouInkit can make your holiday shopping? This gift-giving season does not have to be stressful! I hope that this list provides you plenty of inspiration, gives you some great ideas, and prompts you to start selecting one of YouInkit’s customizable gifts for your employees this year. Our gifts are sure to make your employees happy and feel appreciated this Christmas season.

YouInkit has curated a gift selection that will not break the budget. Let us help you today, with affordably priced and fully customizable gifts. Just think that one call you can avoid spending hours walking up and down the busy store aisles searching for a gift that may not be the right one and could never promote your business as a YouInkit customizable gift. 

YouInkIt’s perfectly awesome, high quality, and affordable gifts will be the reason for smiles this holiday season. At YouInkIt we pride ourselves on our customer service and ability to give you exactly what you are looking for. Check out our website for more information. Do not delay! Schedule a time, so that in a few weeks the perfect gift for your employees is at your door.

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