When it comes to running a successful business, it’s important to make sure that your valued team members and co-workers feel like they are being appreciated for the hard work that they put in every single day.
Employee recognition is something that a good leadership team acknowledges is an important factor in productivity and job satisfaction. It all plays into creating an atmosphere that encourages healthy and positive teamwork.
Whether you operate using remote teams and remote employees or you have a staff in a physical location, you need to maintain employee engagement. Those who work from home should be appreciated just as much as those who work in the office.
There are various ways to show appreciation for work milestones and achievements throughout the year including:Employee appreciation day
Employee of the month
Customer service excellence award
Team of the week
Bonus for excellent performance
Productivity targets met
Long service awards or work anniversaries
Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter
Obviously, every company has a different culture but whether you’re a small company or a multi-national, there is always room for staff appreciation gifts.
Gift giving is the perfect way to say thank you to a person who has been working hard for you, after all, everybody loves a thank you gift or care package no matter who it is from and what it is for!
There are so many different ways to say thanks and to help you, we have curated a list of the best employee appreciation gift ideas you can pair with a simple thank you card to express that you care about employee well being and team building.
Here are some of our favorite ideas for recognition gifts.
Never underestimate the power that delicious food can have on the morale of a workforce! Sweets and candies are a classic and simple gift to give to a large group, and make a perfect gift for any employee who likes to sample succulent, new and interesting flavors like our yummy fig salami. Plus, it is plant-based so you won’t have to worry too much about dietary restrictions.
You could perhaps fill a company tote bag or gift basket with sweet treats, along with a thoughtful handwritten note to let them know how much you appreciate their efforts. This personal touch guarantees that those sweets will taste even better in the mouths of the proud employees.
Premium Sweet Treats
Sticking with the food theme, chocolate and candy might not be the most unique gift idea but you can more than make up for that by choosing truly premium products that will tantalize the taste buds. Chocolate bars always make fabulous holiday gifts so really, you can’t go wrong and you can easily turn them into personalized gifts with the way you wrap and present them.
We’ve got three great flavors to choose from.
Cookies and Cream: White and dark chocolate, packed full of sandwich cream cookies
California Berries: A deep dark chocolate studded with a mix of all-natural dried berries
California Love: Gourmet dark chocolate loaded with tons of crushed San Francisco sourdough pretzels.
The only thing better than having a good day at work is getting to enjoy happy hour at home.
Your employees might drink out of coffee mugs and water bottles in the office, but when they get home they deserve to let loose with something a little bit stronger than what can be found in a coffee shop, don’t you think!?
This awesome drinkware gift set has everything that is needed to create a high-quality mini bar at home, including beautiful tumblers, marble glass coasters, a barware set and a book that goes beyond just recipes for cocktails.
As employee appreciation gifts go, this will be regarded as one of the all-time greats by any worker who is lucky enough to receive it!
Candles make interesting gifts. You can be guided by particular scents or you might prefer candles with a specific message or motto. At Shop Patet, we have a huge range of candles so there’s a very good chance the candle that is perfect for what you are looking for is among them. Just a couple of ideas:
Home Office: Ok, so the message is not so subtle but the delicious fresh aroma is a lovely addition to any room a remote employee uses for their work.
Thanks: Well, no one can argue with this message, can they?
If you want something more meaningful than a gift card or t-shirt with the company logo, then why not go for something that home employees can put in their offices to make them more professional and aesthetically pleasing?
These stunning bookends, for example, are a sturdy and long-lasting gift that feels really special and substantial and has longevity. Beautiful yet functional!
These bookends in particular would look amazing in a home office setting for a remote employee who wants to make their working space more professional and work-oriented. They serve to be a beautiful keepsake that promotes not only career productivity but also a general sense of wellness and appreciation that will help to inspire an employee to continue to work hard and be a valued member of the team.
If you want to boost the morale of remote employees that are not in the office all the time, then why not send out this unique gift set filled with essentials for being productive at home.
The set of great gifts includes goodies like a ‘home office’ candle, a planner with pen, a classic metal ruler and a fun set of scissors that come in their own slipcase with tassel and charm!
We love this set as an employee thank you gift because it provides a bunch of practical but charming gifts that improve a staff member’s work day. It’s a gift for employees that feels fun and thoughtful, while also being work-centric!
There is nothing better than a good cup of tea to help you get through a tough day at work, and this great gift box has everything that you could possibly need in order to satisfy all and any of your tea-related cravings at any time of the day.
This set includes five luxury items including a choice of two loose-leaf tea varieties, a glass teapot with infuser, a stainless steel tea infuser, a beautiful Capuchin tea cup and 3 teaspoons. Any tea enthusiast will tell you that you can never have too many tea-related items and accessories in your home, which makes this a great gift idea if you have a group of staff members who love nothing more than to have a tea break with a great cuppa and an even better gossip!
Not only do all of these items serve a great practical purpose, they are also very high-quality items that anybody would be happy to be gifted to keep in their kitchens forever. Even better if you are sending it to someone who works from home!
Patet is proud to present a wide range of high-quality and premium, unique, quirky, fun, functional products that make great employee appreciation gifts.