It may be a tradition to have an office holiday party every year or maybe this will be the first one you've hosted! With many workplaces functioning remotely, how can we stay safe while bringing a little festive cheer this holiday season? 

Host Friendly Competitions

Challenge your employees to come up with the ugliest holiday sweater or best decorations in their remote workspaces at home. These can be revealed during an online get-together or through videos and photos on a shared drive! Pick the top choices with the most votes then choose a winner. 

Send a Gift

Everyone loves receiving a gift in the mail especially if it is personalized. A handwritten card or a gift that is tailored to one’s interests will show your appreciation and it can be opened during a video call. Each gift gives back too, definitely making your team feel the holiday spirit. Take a look at a few of our hand-picked gifts at Gift Better Co.

Happy Hour 

Set the mood while allowing employees to unwind with a virtual happy hour. The perfect time to mingle, chat, and celebrate the accomplishments or milestones of your co-workers. Maybe it’s the new year to come that everyone is excited about, so to prepare for this event try giving your team our Pop the Bubbly gift set to ensure a joyous occasion. 

Give Virtual Gifts

Electronic gift cards or charitable donations are an easy way to send a gift to someone that still has a meaningful touch. Giving time off is just one email away and can add so much more during this busy time of year. Having the opportunity to spend time with friends and family may be the greatest gift of all. 

Play Games

Don’t miss out on the fun, consider games that can be played virtually like bingo, Pictionary, or charades. This can be done through a video call and even act as a bonding activity that everyone can participate in. Group games are a great way to destress and reinforces connectivity!

Looking to send personalized and meaningful gifts at your holiday office virtual event? Reach out to us at to get started. 


Author: Julia Yap

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