Last minute holiday gifts for elevator service teams
The holidays are upon us, and many field service teams will be exchanging good wishes and gifts. But finding holiday gifts that everyone in the team will love is a tall order, especially when the clock is ticking.
Thankfully, we did the groundwork for you. Here’s our pick of the most unique and inexpensive corporate gifts for field service technicians out there, from family-owned businesses where possible. From the useful holiday gifts to the utterly useless, we’ve got you covered.
Help your team protect themselves from viruses at all times with a no touch door opener, aka the COVID key. Simply secure the prong around a door handle and pull. They also double up as a tool for pressing buttons, so you can ride the elevator, withdraw cash from the ATM, and even flush the toilet without worry. It’s basically a third hand that you can carry around on your keychain.
We like this style of zero contact opener from North Dakota-based Nordhome on Etsy because it’s made from antimicrobial brass, i.e., it’s proven to kill most bacteria. Plus, for a personal touch, the key can be engraved with mechanics’ names, a company name, or even a short motivational quote.
Service technicians need to carry a wide range of tools on the job, from screwdrivers to nuts and bolts, so they can deal with any problem they face. But finding smaller items in a large toolbox can be tricky and time-consuming.
With a magnetic wristband like this one from MagnoGrip, mechanics have the screws and bolts to hand, literally. They attach the tools they need to the bracelet and wear it on the job. A practical gift that will delight any technician.
Every industry has its must-have merchandise. This is arguably it for the elevator industry: a portable mug with the tagline “Lifting people up since [insert date].” It can be customized with the recipient’s name and the year they started their career in the industry. It’s sure to make your team smile—and your customers!
A classic version of the mug is also available, so you can make sure your mechanics remember their day job while enjoying their morning coffee at home! The question is: how have your team coped without one?
These days, field teams need access to their mobile devices at all times to record work, access important job information, and more. But battery life is limited and it’s only too easy to run out of juice while on the field. A quality power bank is the answer. They’re compact enough to carry in a jacket pocket so field teams can charge their devices on the go.
There are a ton of power banks to choose from. We really like this model from Blavor for several bonus features. It offers wireless charging—no need to carry around pesky cables; an eco-friendly solar power option for sustainability; a silicone cover to survive rough handling; and an integrated LED flashlight.
For elevator technicians with little ones, offering gifts to their kids is a nice touch. We like this cute kids’ elevator shirt with the tagline “I’m just here to ride the elevator” from The Optimized Creative on Etsy, based out of Connecticut. What’s more, the shirt raises awareness for autism. There’s an adult version too.
Happy holidays from ESS!