Holiday Rewards: Appreciation to Employees

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Discover the secret to spreading holiday cheer among your hardworking team! Gift Cards as Holiday Rewards are the perfect way to celebrate and appreciate your staff during this festive season.

What are Holiday Rewards?

Holiday rewards are incentives given to employees during the holiday season as a token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. These rewards can come in various forms, such as gift cards, bonuses, extra time off, or even company-sponsored holiday parties or trips.

Here at Huuray we do things differently. Our aim is to make gifting easier and more enjoyable. Our freedom of choice gift card offers a unique experience with more than 5,000 options to choose from and is available in 103 countries.

How Huuray can help you

Dive into the world of unlimited gifting options by choosing the right gift card holiday rewards. Huuray gift cards can be customized, which means it is possible for you to add your corporate design or logo. Whether you choose egift cards or the physical version with a Freedom of Choice gift card, Huuray is ready to help you with your purchase!

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Freedom of choice

Give your employees complete freedom over their holiday rewards with one gift card, with over 5000 choices. With local choices in 103 countries, our offer is wide enough to satisfy the needs of everyone. You will only need to choose the card balance you want to give, send it through mail or post, and then the recipient has all the power to choose any holiday reward gift card he or she further wants to buy from our wide offer.


Create Your Own Gift Card

With create your own gift card you can create personalized holiday rewards that will make your employees feel truly special. You are able to choose from different templates or create your own with your company’s logo, colors, and fonts to make it truly unique. Furthermore you are able to personalize the email your recipients will receive with their redemption code and overall make the redemption process feel seamless and familiar to your employees.

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Occasion Gift Cards

Occasion gift card is a pre-made voucher specifically designed for different occasions like holiday rewards and works by providing a curated selection of brands and options. Once you have chosen the holiday season, you can customize the gift card with a personal message or branding of your choice. The employee will receive the gift card either by mail or email, all up to your preferences. The gift card can be redeemed in both store and online, depending on the brand selection

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Send yourself a holiday reward

Want to see what it would look like without any commitment? Now you can send yourself a sample to see how the gift card arrives. It takes just one click to see it all. It was never easier!

Why holiday gift cards are a great idea

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Holiday gift cards for employees are a popular and effective way to show appreciation for several reasons:

  • Personal Choice: Gift cards allow employees to choose what they want or need, making the gift more meaningful and ensuring they get something they genuinely appreciate.
  • Inclusivity: Gift cards are versatile and can be tailored to accommodate different tastes and preferences, ensuring inclusivity for a diverse workforce with varying cultural backgrounds and interests.
  • Flexibility: Employees can use gift cards at their convenience, either during the holiday season or at a later date, allowing them to make the most of the gift.
  • Budget-Friendly: Employers can set a budget for gift cards, making it an adaptable option for companies of all sizes.
  • Gifts and recognition can be tailored to individual employees or can be given to the whole team to show appreciation for their collective efforts.
  • Motivation: Knowing that their efforts are appreciated can boost employee morale and motivation, leading to increased job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Minimal Administrative Work: Compared to selecting and purchasing individual gifts, distributing gift cards is a straightforward and efficient process, saving time and effort for HR or management teams.

How does it work?

Step 1. Start by creating an account.

Step 2. Define the recipients and import their names, emails, or phone numbers onto our platform.

Step 3. You have the option to choose between one of our templates or design one yourself. Our templates are customizable for the ultimate personalized redeeming experience for your receivers.

Step 4. Add your company’s logo, use your brand’s colors and fonts, and add a customized message. 

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When sending your Huuray Holiday Rewards, you have two options.

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Bringing Joy Globally

Companies recognize that the holiday season provides a unique opportunity to express appreciation for their employees’ hard work and commitment. In a globalized workforce, where teams may be dispersed across various continents, it’s essential to create inclusive and meaningful rewards that resonate with everyone no matter where they are located in the world.

Holiday Rewards worldwide?

Don’t worry, Huuray got you! With +5000 choices and 103 countries you can easily get Holiday Rewards for all of your employees

The gift of giving to others

In addition to gift cards, another meaningful way to show appreciation during the holiday season is through charity donations. Many companies now offer employees the option to make a charitable contribution on their behalf as a form of recognition.

This not only allows employees to give back to causes they care about, but it also reinforces the company’s commitment to social responsibility. By aligning the company’s values with charitable giving, employees feel a sense of purpose and pride in their work.

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To make the process seamless, companies can use platforms like Huuray to facilitate charitable donations. Employees can choose from a list of pre-selected charities or have the option to select their own. The platform will then handle the logistics of the donation, ensuring that the funds go directly to the chosen charity.

By incorporating charity donations into their holiday rewards program, companies can make a positive impact on both their employees and the communities they serve. It’s a win-win situation that spreads joy and goodwill during the holiday season.

Tax implications for holiday rewards

Tax implications for holiday rewards vary by location, reward type, and value. Smaller non-cash gifts are often tax-exempt, while significant cash bonuses may be taxable income. Understanding local thresholds, reporting requirements, and consulting tax professionals is crucial to ensure compliance with tax laws.

Here are some general considerations:

Taxable Income: In many countries, holiday bonuses, gifts, or rewards provided by employers are considered taxable income for employees. This means that the value of these rewards may be subject to income tax.

Exemption Thresholds: Some countries may have specific exemptions or thresholds for holiday rewards. For example, there may be a maximum value up to which the reward is tax-free. Amounts exceeding this threshold may be taxable.

Non-Cash Rewards: If the holiday reward is in the form of non-cash items, such as gift cards or merchandise, the tax treatment may vary. In some cases, the value of these items may be subject to tax.

Reporting Requirements: Employers may have reporting requirements to disclose the value of holiday rewards to tax authorities and provide the necessary documentation to employees for tax purposes.

Deductibility for Employers: Employers should also consider the deductibility of holiday rewards as a business expense. In some cases, these expenses may be tax-deductible.

Employee Benefits: If the holiday rewards are provided as part of an overall employee benefits program, there may be specific tax rules that apply.

Gift Taxes: In some countries, there may be gift tax implications if the holiday rewards are of significant value.

It’s important for both employers and employees to be aware of the tax rules and regulations in their specific jurisdiction. Employers should consult with tax professionals or legal advisors to ensure compliance with local tax laws and to understand the tax implications of providing holiday rewards to their employees. Employees should also be aware of any potential tax obligations associated with receiving these rewards.

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Huuray makes it so easy to gift clients & employees

It becomes difficult to have to manage the gift cards in our company. You have to go to the store and buy gift cards on a regular basis. With Huuray it’s so easy. And the selection of gift cards is huge. No more guessing what the person might want.
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To ensure fairness and equity in holiday rewards:

  1. Set clear criteria for eligibility.
  2. Be transparent about the reward process.
  3. Provide equal opportunities for all employees.
  4. Train against bias in reward selection.
  5. Apply consistent standards.
  6. Offer diverse reward options.
  7. Encourage feedback and adjust as needed.
  8. Use objective measurements where possible.
  9. Communicate commitment to fairness.

Companies should offer holiday rewards for several compelling reasons:

  1. Employee Morale: Holiday rewards boost employee morale and create a positive atmosphere during the festive season. Receiving recognition and appreciation from the company enhances employees’ overall job satisfaction and enthusiasm.
  2. Motivation: Holiday rewards serve as motivational tools, encouraging employees to maintain their productivity and engagement levels as the year comes to a close. The prospect of receiving a reward can be a powerful incentive.
  3. Retention: Recognizing and rewarding employees during the holidays can contribute to higher employee retention rates. Employees who feel valued and appreciated are more likely to stay with their current employer.

There is no one-size-fits-all budget that employers should follow for holiday rewards, as the appropriate budget can vary significantly depending on factors such as the size of the company, the industry, and the financial health of the organization.

Holiday rewards differ from regular bonuses or incentives primarily in their timing and purpose:

  1. Timing: Holiday rewards are specifically given during the holiday season, typically around festive occasions such as Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, or other cultural holidays. In contrast, regular bonuses or incentives can be provided at any time of the year based on performance reviews, milestones, or specific achievements.
  2. Purpose: Holiday rewards are often intended to celebrate the holiday spirit, express gratitude and appreciation to employees for their contributions throughout the year, and foster a sense of togetherness and goodwill. Regular bonuses and incentives are generally tied to performance, productivity, or meeting specific goals, serving as financial incentives to motivate employees year-round.