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February 19, 2021

Creating Unique Employee Appreciation Gifts

Showing appreciation for the hard work of your staff is essential for retaining a happy workforce and improving employee satisfaction. With employee appreciation day coming up shortly on the 5th of March, there is no better time to start thinking up some unique staff appreciation ideas. Acknowledging your employees does not have to be a big affair with an expensive budget, there are many ways to show your thanks on employee appreciation day, even small gestures can go a long way. Whether it be frequent verbal acknowledgement of their successes or special gifts when a big milestone is reached or that big project is complete, here are some simple staff appreciation ideas which are bound to be a big hit.

Celebrate those work wins

Met your annual goal? Finally launched your new product range? Celebrating a new client success? All of these achievements come down to your team working tirelessly to accomplish them and this deserves a big thank you. For special business wins, pulling together a team lunch filled with tasty goodies or sending out a box with a thought filled gift is a great way to show your gratitude and put a smile on the faces of your employees, ready to kick off the next project!

Words mean everything

It can be easy to get carried away with your employee appreciation gifts and forget to express your personal gratitude. Taking the time to write out a heartfelt message communicating your gratefulness will speak volumes. Whether you write a personalised letter as a one off gesture to thank a particular member of staff or include a printed thank you note to include in one of your staff appreciation ideas which will be sent out to the entire company, an old fashioned thank you goes a long way.

Practical gifts to suit everyone

Thinking of a one-shoe-fits-all approach can be tricky, trying to find a gift that can be suitable for the varied personalities that make up your business. Think practically; practical gifts that can be incorporated into their everyday work life provide benefits for all and make great employee appreciation gifts. Some universal staff appreciation ideas include water bottles, stationary and mouse mats which can be utilised by people of all ages and job roles whilst reminding them of your continuous appreciation.

Put your own spin on it

Let this employee appreciation day be a chance to revamp your gift ideas and let your creativity run wild. Whether you’re looking into custom tote bags to hand around the office or are planning to send out gifts in printed mailing bags to the homes of your employees, creating unique designs will add an extra special touch to your staff appreciation ideas. The team at The Printed Bag Shop offer a huge range of custom printed bags and boxes which can be used to present your offerings, with many reusable options which can be used time after time. If you would like to discuss your plans for employee appreciation gifts, do not hesitate to get in touch and kick-start the process; we’d love to be a part of it!