The Best Employee Appreciation Gifts

Employee appreciation gifts are the perfect way to thank your employees during important holidays and special occasions or for just doing exceptional work.

Gifting your employees can boost company morale and can also work to cultivate an environment of gratitude. Whether the gifts are physical, tangible goods or are in the form of emotional sentiments, they can make a huge difference to the mindset of an employee. It’s important for them to know that they are noticed and celebrated in their workplace.

In this post, we’ll highlight some employee appreciation gift ideas for any occasion or situation.

Gifts for Remote Employees

Due to current global events and the growing digital world, more and more employees are working from home. Because of this, we are experiencing a time with less traditional office settings and more ‘WFH’ norms.

Sometimes this can make the employee gifting process a bit more challenging. If your employees are working from home, you can no longer leave simple treats on their desks during lunch breaks or host parties in-office. However, showing your appreciation is still possible!

A great option would be to simply send gifts straight to their homes. It might be a good idea to send items that you know could help make working remotely easier (or at least more fun). For example, noise-cancelling headphones are a great gift idea for remote employees.

A few more options could include a gift card to their favorite local restaurant, a virtual wine tasting or a happy hour set so that they can enjoy a nice drink at home after clocking out.

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Of course, you can always send a custom gift box their way for any occasion. Our gift box builder allows you to create the perfect personalized gift for any occasion. A plus? Our products are sourced from small merchants, makers, and artisans -- all pre-curated to look great together.

Employee Christmas Gift Ideas

When it comes to corporate holiday gifting, there are a few best practices to keep in mind, such as how much to spend and the best time to order your gifts.

The holiday season is one of the best times to show your employees that you care about them and recognize the hard work that they put in throughout the year.

Some ideas for festive employee appreciation gifts include sending a box of gourmet treats to their door to enjoy with their family, a gift card to a nice grocery store so that they can splurge on holiday meals, or an at-home spa gift box to help them set the scene and promote me-time during their break.

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Want to send a different kind of gift this year? Nothing says employee appreciation like offering a few extra days off. Adding on some vacation days around the holiday season can be a great way to give them more time to relax with their loved ones.

Employee Appreciation Day

Make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Employee Appreciation Day, which falls on March 4, 2022. This is another great opportunity to show your employees how much you care about them.

Think outside of the box and consider some non-traditional gift options. Giving your employees access to paid time to tackle their own projects is a great way to show your appreciation, while also building external skills within your company. You could consider giving your team members a couple hours or a day to work on a project or to enroll in a course of their choice.

Some other good out-of-the-box ideas include handwritten notes complete with personal touches or adding an employee feature on your company website to showcase outstanding accomplishments.

Corporate Gifts for Employees

At Birdytell, we specialize in thoughtful custom gift-giving at scale.

Our corporate gifting service is all about creating the ultimate stress-free experience. We understand that sometimes it can be a challenge to juggle owning or managing a business on top of making sure your employees feel appreciated throughout the year.

That’s why we do the work for you by arranging personalized corporate gift boxes. Our boxes are brandable and we proudly source goods solely from small businesses and artisans local to the Arizona area and beyond.

If you are interested in corporate gifting at Birdytell, you can start by emailing us at to tell us a bit more about your needs! 

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