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Matching outfits for the fam bam and the pooch too!

Who loves to have matching pjs for the whole family and even your adorable pets? I bet you do, too. I was just browsing those cute prints from LazyOne family pajamas and could not help myself from adding the items to the shopping cart. The loungewear is so pretty, right? They are in fashion since the quarantine took effect.

Our family has been home bound since the government declared quarantine five months ago. My daughter is working from home and is comfortable wearing shirts and pajamas even in daytime. My son, on the other hand, is taking online learning classes twice a week and accepts art commission during his free time. He, too, is comfortable wearing shirts and shorts sets while doing his stuff.

Pajamas are comfortable to wear because they are commonly made of cotton materials and do not feel icky when you perspire.

Checking on their website, LazyOne also carries cute and fun socks. My daughter definitely loves a pair of printed socks. I would be happy to add two more pairs for her and myself to the shopping cart.  

I have got our pooch, a cute bandana as well. Oreo would look good wearing one in his next photo.

We have not tried any of the products from LazyOne just yet but the company touches on some good points, which I think are important before you buy from them.

According to their website, the company only works with factories that have sound environmental policies; the hangers and hang tags they use to display their products are made from recycled or recyclable paper. In addition, the company uses azo-free dyes when coloring or dyeing the fabrics.

It is good to note that pjs and socks are definitely the best gift idea for the coming Christmas season. You do not need to go to the physical shop in order to purchase them. You can all order these items directly from their website. Besides family loungewear sets, they also have something for your house. So, check them out. 

Healthy Gifts for Co-Workers

If you’ve noticed that most of your co-workers head to the gym on their lunch hour or spend their breaks meditating instead of gossiping with a cup of coffee around the water cooler, tailor their birthday and holiday gifts to suit their healthier lifestyles. They’ll be happy that you’ve noticed their efforts to shape up physically and mentally and will thank you for the encouragement.  

Hydration Stations

Offer a way for your co-worker to stay hydrated and enjoy her favorite smoothies and energy drinks at the office. Present her with a stainless steel tumbler or bottle that will keep her herbal teas warm for hours or her water cold for the entire day. You can also give her a personal blender to easily create single servings of fruit purees or protein shakes on her lunch break.

Decadent Snacks

If you notice a team member binging on unhealthy foods from time to time, present her with a selection of treats that she can enjoy in moderation. Offer candy gift baskets featuring individually-wrapped chocolates or hard candy, a tin filled with cookies created with whole grains or a box with packets of nuts or dried fruits that can satisfy her sweet tooth.

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Trusty Tote

When you’ve seen a fellow staff member juggling her workout clothing, sneakers and yoga mat on the way to her car one too many times, present her with a lightweight tote bag that she can use instead. Consider a model with plenty of small pockets for items like her wallet and keys and larger dividers to keep her shoes separated from her clean clothes, for instance.

When the people you work with have become obsessed with health and healing, offer gifts that support the wellness trend. Not only will they appreciate the sentiment, but will also be thankful for something that assists in their quest to feel renewed and energized.

3 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

Running a successful small business means more than having the right products and services for customers. It means also having the tools and resources necessary to cater to your employees’ needs and well-being as well. You want your workers to respect the company, their roles, and to help maintain a good company culture. If you want your workers to feel appreciated and better motivated to perform their jobs, take heed of the following ways to show them some appreciation.

Try a Rewards System

Having a rewards system in place can dramatically improve worker motivation. Give your employees short and long-term goals they can work towards and be prepared to recognize them for their contributions and hard work. Include prizes, such as executive gift baskets, gift cards and other items that your workers would be thrilled to receive.

Use Team Building Activities

Regardless of the type of work your employees perform, adding team building activities into the mix can help to improve morale, employee relationships, creativity and productivity. Find out what type of activities your workers are interested in and think about how they can help improve things at work. Look into corporate events and functions and other resources to find team building and networking activities that are suited for your organization’s goals.

Implement an Awards and Recognition System

Show employees that you value their time and efforts by recognizing them with awards and offering certification opportunities to improve their marketability. The more resources you have in place to highlight employee achievement and enhance learning, the less you’ll have to worry about them going to work for another employer.

A good worker is one who feels valued by the organization they represent. Make sure you keep a focus on maintaining a good and mutually rewarding relationship with your workers, so their appreciation reflects in their work efforts, making it a win-win for everyone.