4 Tips for Employee Appreciation Gifts

4 Tips for Employee Appreciation Gifts

Are you looking for ways to show your employees how much you appreciate them? Well, we’ve got four tips that will knock their socks off (and maybe even their shoes too).

As a company that specialises in creating gift boxes for corporate clients, we've got some serious insider knowledge on how to make your employees feel loved and valued.

So, without further ado, here are our top 4 tips for totally nailing your next employee appreciation gift! Get ready to make your team one happy bunch.

Make it Personal

Nothing says "I appreciate you" like a gift that's tailored to the individual. So, forget about those generic gifts that make your employees feel like it’s been picked out of a hat. Take some time to get to know your team and their likes and interests. Do they love coffee? Hook them up with some tasty coffee beans or a sleek insulated keep cup. Are they a creative soul? A fun mini puzzle or swanky journal and pen could be just the thing to make their day.

By choosing a gift that they'll actually enjoy, you'll make them feel seen and appreciated. The possibilities are endless, and the more personalised the gift, the more meaningful it will be.

And, if you really want to take your appreciation to the next level, we highly recommend adding a personalised note to each gift. It's a small gesture, but it shows that you went the extra mile to be thoughtful and considerate. Your employees will definitely notice the effort and feel the love!

Make it Fun

Employee appreciation gifts don’t have to be boring. In fact, the more fun and playful the gift, the more memorable it will be. And if you can get the whole team smiling, then you'll have the added bonus of some serious staff engagement.

Think outside the box (pun totally intended) and consider something like delicious sherbet and cocktail garnishes they can whip out at the next team cocktail or mocktail night. Or a card game that will strike up fun and insightful conversations. It’s the unexpected gifts that make the biggest impact. Whatever it is, make sure it's something that will bring a little joy to the workplace.

Make it Fresh

While it's always nice to receive a gift, no one wants the same old thing year after year. Keep your employee appreciation gifts fresh and exciting by switching it up every once in a while. 

Trust us, your employees will appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness that goes into an unexpected gift way more than a yawn-worthy generic hamper or bottle of grog.

Maybe one year you focus on self-care gifts to help your team feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The next year, switch it up and go for gifts that bring out their creative side and inject some fun into the workplace. The possibilities are endless, and the more creative and unexpected the gift, the more they'll appreciate it.

Make it Useful

While it's important to make your gift fun and personalised, it's also uber important to make it useful. Imagine your employees using your thoughtful gift at work or at home, and feeling appreciated every time they do so. Talk about a win-win situation!

Consider items that are not only practical but also unique and high-quality. For example, some top-notch whisky stones for the cold drink lovers on your team, eco-friendly reusable produce bags for the environmentally-conscious, a delicious and one-of-a-kind scented candle for the homebodies, or an uplifting deck of mindset cards for those who love a little extra motivation.

Trust us, a thoughtful and useful gift will remind your team how much you appreciate them and give them warm fuzzies long after receiving the gift. It's a gift that keeps on giving, and what employee doesn't work better and feel more committed to a company when they feel recognised and appreciated?

By making your gifts personal, fun, fresh, and useful, you can knock your employees socks off and make them feel super appreciated (and motivated to do their best work). So, what are you waiting for? Get gifting and make your team one happy bunch.