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If your small business is just starting out, the Christmas bonuses you are able to offer may not be as generous as you (or your employees) were hoping for. So, if your monetary gift is meager, below are a few ideas to help improve a holiday bonus.

Extra Paid Vacation Days
Surprise your team with some extra time off, that they can cash in during the new year.

Holiday Ham or Turkey Give Away
Give your team the gift of one-less-thing-to worry-about-during-the-holiday-season. Especially if your employees have children or will be doing the majority of holiday cooking, a sizeable free ham or turkey is a great annual gift.

The Good Stuff
If you plan to gift your employees with wine or spirits, make it a special treat. Choose something exotic and expensive, something to enjoy, that they wouldn’t normally purchase.

Date Night
If your employees have significant others, create date night packages to surprise them with. Each package could contain movie tickets for two and a gift card to a romantic restaurant. Depending on how well you know your team and their partners, you could even personalize the package contents for each couple. This takes more time and creativity than other gifts, but if you have created a close bond with your team, it would be a very meaningful gesture.

Gift Cards
These aren’t original or personal, but if your team is new and you are unsure what to get them, you can’t go wrong with a gift card. Especially if the gift card treats them to a delicious meal or a popular shopping establishment.

Don’t be a Scrooge
Even if your budget is too low to give your team an impressive raise or bonus, there are other ways to make them feel appreciated. However, as your business grows, keep looking for ways to improve your budget. Perhaps you are paying too much at your current business location, or maybe you are paying for extra space or amenities that you don’t need. If so, consider contacting YourOffice. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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