Memorabilia and General Purpose Utility Items
An alternative to gifts customized to suit the taste of each employee but still retaining a personalized flavor is some utility memorabilia such as a paper weight, pen stand, mug, photo frames, table lamp, leather portfolio, pen sets, executive desk top, or anything else, with a Christmas theme and the name or photo of the recipient. Sourcing such gifts is easy and most corporate gift vendors do the printing of the name or photo as part of their package. Such a standardized gift also dismisses issues of inequity or perceptions that some people receive better gifts.
An alternative to personalized memorabilia is general-purpose utility items such as floor mats, mouse pads, indoor plants, organic products in a gift basket, and household utensils. Most people find such gifts useful, and even if they don't, they can always re-gift these items to someone else.
When selecting memorabilia or general purpose utility items as gifts, avoid items such as perfume and religious or superstitious items. The acceptance of such gifts depend on individual tastes, and what one person considers as a fantastic gift, another person might consider as inappropriate or useless.