Top 5 Best Gifts for Employee Appreciation Day

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Employee Appreciation Day falls on March 6 in 2015. This holiday is the perfect day to show your employees how much you have appreciated all of their hard work. Here are five gift ideas for Employee Appreciation Day. No matter what line of work you are in, this holiday is an important day to mark on your calendar. If you want to boost employee morale, or just honor an employee who has shown particular merit, here are some gift ideas that will suit a wide range of companies and employees.

Want more great gift ideas? Check out our post on the best gifts for women.

1. Gift Cards

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Need a last minute gift for your employees? The fastest way to get them a gift for Employee Appreciation Day is to send them a gift card via email. One solid choice is Amazon, since there’s such a wide variety of stuff on the site. An Amazon gift card is something almost everyone can use. You can choose a gift card for any amount between $0.50 and $2,000.

If you want to give another type of retailer-specific gift card, you can’t go wrong with gift cards to Starbucks, TGI Friday’s, or the Darden Group (which includes restaurants like Longhorn, Red Lobster, and the Olive Garden.)

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2. 8.5 Inch Diamond Acrylic and Rosewood Award

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Want to customize your Employee Appreciation Day experience? You can customize an award for each member of your team. These acrylic awards can be customized with pretty much any text you want, and they are housed in an elegant rosewood base. Do note that due to the custom nature of this item, it may take a little extra time to create and ship to your employees. The price of engraving is included.

Price: $50

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3. The Trendy Swede Executive 2-in-1 Replaceable Hybrid Stylus and Ballpoint Pen

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(The Trendy Swede)

A nice pen is a classic employee appreciation gift. We like this gift boxed set because it provides a pen and a stylus, which makes it feel more modern. There’s also a lifetime warranty on the pens, which reinforces the idea that you hope your employees will make a career out working for your company.

If you want something a little more impressive, we recommend a Mont Blanc pen. The Mont Blanc StarWalker will set you back about $240, but it’s the perfect gift for a top-performing salesperson, manager, or other exec.

Price: $17.99 (50 percent off)

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4. World’s Best Employee T-Shirt

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Inktastic makes great shirts that you can use as employee appreciation gifts. They are available in a wide array of colors, so you can easily pick a single color that represents your brand, or just get one of every color so employees feel like they are getting something more personalized. A more fitted design is also available in women’s sizes.

Price: $12.99 and up, depending on size, style, and color

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5. Gourmet Snacks

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(David’s Cookies)

Everyone loves a little treat, and Employee Appreciation Day is a great time to buy gift baskets or gourmet treats for your whole staff. You can get a gift basket for each person (we like the Many Thanks Gourmet Thank You Gift Basket), or get a gift that the whole office can share. One option you might want to consider is joining a monthly delivery club, which will ensure your employees feel respected and valued month after month. We like the Cookie of the Month Club from David’s Cookies, which sends out a one pound tin of fresh, preservative-free cookies every month. They’re a great item for your break room or board room.

Price: $134.95 for a six month subscription

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