Let me explain a little about this "reward". I don't know if it is common everywhere, but companies in our country often offer some reward at the end of the year (Lunar New Year, or maybe Christmas). It could be: one extra-month salary, reward money, or, in my case, some new year gifts.
I can understand the choice of gifts over money, as I read from Dale Carnegie, a gift makes the employee remember about the company, instead of some money they will just spend anytime later.
But things come out that not easy like I expect. Some of the team members complain (not to the director) about not having the extra-money. Since they have to go working by crowded bus, they have a hard time bring their big gifts home, and they think they'll be happier if getting some extra cash for New Year shopping.
In short, my question is simple: what is the best way to reward the team members in the next year? I also welcome the experience about this situation, since they may bring up some helpful ideas.
Thanks for your time.