Investing in employee health and fitness is a decision that can lead to a healthier, happier, and more productive workforce. Promote employee wellness in your organization this May with these great gift ideas

For Employee Health Month and Beyond: 20 Health & Wellness Gift ideas for Employees

As the importance of employee health and wellness continues to gain recognition in the workplace, many companies are realizing the benefits of promoting health and wellness initiatives in their organizations.

One impactful way to do so is by sending health and wellness-related gifts, either as a motivator to participate in company wellness initiatives or as a jumpstart to a better and healthier lifestyle. These employee appreciation gifts are a simple yet effective way to show employees that their health and wellbeing is valued while also promoting a positive company culture and increasing their workplace motivation.

In fact, a study by the Harvard Business Review even found that companies that invest in employee wellbeing initiatives see an average of $6 in productivity gains for every $1 invested. Similarly, a 2020 report by the World Economic Forum found that workplace wellness programs can yield a return on investment of up to 6:1 due to reduced healthcare costs, decreased absenteeism, and increased productivity.

With Global employee health and fitness month this May, we've put together 20 employee wellness gift ideas to inspire you, with many more available throughout Snappy's curated gift collections.

Occasions to Send Employees Health & Wellness Gifts

How to choose the best corporate gifts for employees is one thing, but when to send them is an entirely different challenge.. The timing of health and fitness gift-giving will often depend on the specific goals and priorities of the company, as well as the needs and preferences of individual employees. However, there are certain occasions where sending health and fitness gifts can be particularly effective.

Employee Health and Fitness Month

Employee Health and Fitness Month (EHFM) is an annual observance every May. It is celebrated by companies and organizations worldwide, promoting and encouraging physical activity and healthy behaviors among employees, while also raising awareness about the importance of health and wellness in the workplace.

Established by the National Association for Health and Fitness in 1989, it has grown in popularity and participation, with companies and organizations of all sizes and industries taking part in a variety of activities and initiatives to support employee health and wellness.

During the month companies and organizations may organize events and activities such as wellness challenges, fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings, and educational seminars. Many employers also use this as an opportunity to launch or promote ongoing health and wellness programs, such as employee fitness programs or wellness coaching as well as send wellness gifts.

Start of a New Year

At the start of each year many people set resolutions that are often related to health and wellness. This is a great opportunity to send gifts to support these resolutions and help your employee promote or adopt new healthy habits.

During times of Increased Stress or Workload

During times of increased stress or workload, such as during the holiday season or in the midst of a busy project, health and wellness gifts can be a helpful way to support employees and promote self-care.

Ready to promote workplace wellness?

Whether you’re looking to kick off global employee health and fitness month or want to encourage your employees to lead a healthier lifestyle on the go - we've got the perfect solution for wellness-orientated, cost-effective giving. All you have to do is sign into your Snappy account, launch a campaign and choose our Health & Fitness gift collection at the price point that works for you.

From there, we will do all of the hard work for you - emailing your lucky recipients with a special gift reveal experience and health-packed collection so they can choose their favorite option for a better lifestyle. How zen is that?

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