Updated December 2023
To motivate and retain top talent in the virtual workplace, many companies use custom gift boxes for remote employees on occasions such as:
- Remote employee onboarding
- Virtual holiday parties
- Birthdays & work anniversaries
- Offsites & retreats
A perfectly curated and decorated gift box is one of the best ways to surprise and delight remote employees. Custom gift boxes are an ideal way to show employee appreciation and convey support during difficult times. They also provide a memorable unboxing experience that can help elevate a virtual event or celebration.
Some of the best gift boxes for remote employees include:
Snack Gift Boxes for Remote Employees
The one thing that most remote workers actually miss about working in an office? Free snacks.
Keep them well-fed in the comfort of their own home with these delicious, customizable deluxe snack boxes.
This classic snack gift box features six fun snack-themed pins, a personalized gift card, and a bounty of delicious gourmet and artisan snacks from purveyors like Martin’s Handmade Pretzels; Byrd’s Cookie Company; Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn; Fusion Jerky; Little Apple Treats; Giddy Up Nuts; and Legally Addictive Foods.
Cookies + Crumbs
One of our most popular employee gift boxes, the Cookies + Crumbs box features a mouth-watering selection of gourmet cookies from bakeries like Grey Ghost Bakery, Legally Addictive Foods, Persephone Bakery, Byrd’s Cookie Company, and Little Apple Treats. The deluxe size gift box also includes a customizable Crumbee Desktop Vacuum – perfect for cleaning up crumbs after a midday snack. Everything is packaged in a cookie themed gift box with personalized gift card.
Pass The Remote
Level-up your snacking game with an assortment of binge-worthy treats and custom blue light blocking glasses. This snack gift box includes Bruce Julian Heritage Foods Honey Sriracha Couch Mix, Taos Bakes CosmoNuts Citrus Glazed Pecans, The Good Crisp Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps, South Forty Snacks Seeds & Salt Giant Sunflower Seeds, and a pair of universal blue light blocking glasses with customized case. Everything comes packaged in a gift box that has been decorated to look like a retro TV display.
Movie Night Gourmet Popcorn Gift Set
A healthier gourmet snack box option. Includes a customizable W&P Popcorn Popper; all natural, gluten free popcorn seasonings from Stonewall Kitchen in bold, sweet & spicy flavors; and three different types of non-GMO popcorn kernels (white gold, ruby red & sweet tricolor).
Wellness Gift Boxes for Remote Employees
Companies that value the health and wellbeing of their employees understand the need to address burnout and remote work fatigue before it becomes a problem. Our favorite wellness care packages for remote workers include:
Modern Sprout Take Care Kits
These beautifully packaged gift sets from Modern Sprout feature self-care items like aromatherapy diffusers and roll-ons, mindfulness timers, botanical sugar scrubs and facial mists – plus everything you need to grow your own healing plant. Choose from aloe vera, lavender or sunflower.
Moment of Calm Gift Set
Help them rest and recharge during a stressful project with this relaxing and grounding gift set. The Moment of Calm gift set arrives in a recyclable Kraft gift box and includes the Relax & Restore Blackout Eye Mask, R&R Sound Machine, and Modern Sprout Lavender Grow Kit.
Refreshing Gift Boxes for Remote Employees
Coffee, tea, and happy hour drinks…a well-hydrated employee is a happy employee.
MiiR Pourigami & Camp Cup Gift Set
The MiiR Pourigami is a portable, collapsible pour-over coffee dripper that’s perfect for traveling (or making delicious, gourmet coffee in your home office). This gift box also includes a MiiR vacuum insulated camp cup.
MiiR is a Climate Neutral Certified company known for their high quality, sustainable drinkware designs. Because MiiR gives at least 1% of revenue to nonprofit organizations, every MiiR product comes with a Give Code that allows you to experience the story behind your purchase.
The Cocoa Cozy gift box makes a cheerful end of year gift for remote employees. Experience year-round coziness with this collection of hot cocoa essentials – a 12 oz. double-wall stainless mug, imprinted stir sticks, and an 8 oz. tin of gourmet cocoa mix (just add milk). This cozy kit is packaged in an elegant customizable gift box with a personalized note.
A Toast To You Wine & Corkcicle Stemless Gift Set
The perfect mailable gift for a virtual happy hour event. This wine experience gift set includes two rustic walnut brown Corkcicle Stemless Wine Cups and a Limerick Lane Cellars Voucher for a bottle of wine. Upon receipt of the voucher, the gift recipient selects from one of three California wine varieties to ship directly to their home.
Eco-Conscious Gift Boxes for Remote Employees
Eco-conscious gift boxes feature recycled packaging and items made from upcycled and sustainable materials.
Act Natural Employee Appreciation Kit
Perfect for welcoming and onboarding new remote employees, this eco-conscious employee appreciation kit features upcycled, planet-friendly food and reusable office essentials. Includes snacks like Uglies Kettle Chips made from upcycled potatoes and sustainable swag items like a Stainless Steel Straw, Canton Glass Bottle with Bamboo Lid, and Montado Cork and Linen Journal.
Cuddle Up Gift Sets
Looking for an environmentally friendly holiday gift for remote staff? Our cozy Cuddle Up Gift Sets feature sustainably made essentials from two eco-conscious companies: Slowtide and MiiR. Slowtide’s soft brushed finish fleece blankets are made from recycled polyester fabric. MiiR’s customizable camp mugs feature Thermo 3D Double Wall Vacuum Insulation Technology and a press-on lid to prevent splashes and keep drinks warm longer
Travel & Adventure Gift Boxes for Remote Employees
These gift boxes are perfect for frequent business travelers and digital nomads alike.
Road Trip Deluxe Gift Box
Looking for a fun gift box for digital nomad employees or your road warrior salespeople? This clever road trip themed kit features portable snacks like jerky and pretzels and a customized Dip Trip Vehicle Sauce Holder. Everything comes packaged in a colorful gift box with personalized card
Basecamp Hanging Out Gift Set
This two-piece gift set includes the 40 Oz. Basecamp double wall vacuum insulated Mega SP Tundra bottle and the 210T nylon/polyester Basecamp travel hammock. Hammock colors include blue/gray, red, or black/gray.
Culinary Gift Boxes for Remote Employees
Pair these culinary-themed gift boxes with virtual cooking lessons for an extraordinary gift for beginning home cooks and bakers.
Our custom charcuterie kit features a customizable charcuterie board and selection of gourmet cheese, crackers, salami, and dill pickle chips. Everything comes packaged in a beautiful deli-themed gift box with personalized gift card.
Sous Chef Gift Set
The Sous Chef gift set features a full-color dye-sublimated cooking apron and full-color dye-sublimated hot pad in a customizable wood box.
Baking Me Crazy
The Baking Me Crazy gift box features a gourmet cheesy garlic bread mix from Soberdough. It also includes a premium branded oven mitt, silicone spatula, and apron packaged inside a cute, picnic-inspired, custom branded gift box.
Additional Gift Box Ideas for Remote Employees
For additional work from home gift box ideas, check out our guide to Employee Welcome Kits, which includes a list of the best gift boxes and bundles for remote employee onboarding.
Build your own gift box. The best gift boxes for employees are full of useful and attractive quality items. For a truly custom gift, we’ll bundle and kit products – including tech accessories and custom apparel – from the Metron Branding shop and ship them anywhere in the world.