List of 12 employee appreciation gift ideas to reward your employees for jobs well done. Recognize their hard works, show your gratitude, and make your employees feel appreciated.

Researches show that employee recognition has a direct correlation to employee satisfaction. Recognize your employees helps boost employee morale and lead to higher satisfaction and retention. Showing appreciation doesn’t cost a lot of money and time, you can give out small recognition gifts from time to time or on special day like Employee Appreciation Day to make your colleague smile.

Scroll down to discover 12 creative and inexpensive employee appreciation gifts!

 

1.   Recognition Award

Reward the top employees for jobs well done. No monkey around when giving out trophies. Fun banana award to reward the top performers. One of the best employee appreciation gifts.

Top Banana Award Trophies
Top Banana Award Trophies
2.   Flower

Show your appreciation to employees by giving them flowers. It is a sweet and sincere gesture that employees will be pleased to receive.

Free Music Album - One With Nature
Willow Tree Holding Pink Peonies Figurine
Willow Tree Holding Pink Peonies Figurine
3.   Thank You Note

Thank you note is one of the most simple, inexpensive and meaningful employee appreciation gifts. Write your employee a thank you message and stick it on their desk. The little note will make them feel great.

Knock Knock Thank You Hand-Lettered Sticky Note
Knock Knock Thank You Hand-Lettered Sticky Note
4.   Thank You Fortune Cookies In A Gift Box

Great way to say thanks to employees. Inside each cookie is one of over 100 different jokes, quotes and good wishes, for all ages.

Thank You Fortune Cookies In A Gift Box
Thank You Fortune Cookies In A Gift Box
5.   Board Game

Invest some board games in the breakroom. Employees will have fun times playing, socializing and building stronger team spirit.

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The Settlers of Catan
The Settlers of Catan
6.   Good Vibes Only Mug

Another affordable employee appreciation gift – a mug to inspire, bringing good vibes to the co-workers.

Good Vibes Only Mug
Good Vibes Only Mug
7.   Good Book
7a.   The Little Book of Thanks: A Gift of Joy and Appreciation

Tiny book with great big message. Filled with enlightening quotes and short writings paired with adorable animal photos to acknowledge employees who makes a difference. The perfect little book as recognition gift.

The Little Book of Thanks: A Gift of Joy and Appreciation
The Little Book of Thanks: A Gift of Joy and Appreciation
7b.   52 Lists for Happiness

A pretty journal with 52 listing prompts for users to discover the keys to their own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives. This list-style journal encourages you to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in yourself, and ultimately transform your life by figuring out exactly what makes you happy.

52 Lists for Happiness
52 Lists for Happiness
8.   Notepaper Roll Holder

Functional office supplies is another good option. This stylish notepaper roll holder is an excellent choice. The unique and efficient design lets you tear off only as much paper as you need.

Notepaper Roll Holder
Notepaper Roll Holder
9.   Tuna Sushi Pillow 

Give your employee the rest he/ she needs even at the office. Cute sushi pillow that looks good as desk decor and can be used as nap pillow.

Tuna Sushi Pillow
Tuna Sushi Pillow
10.   The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Encourage employees to participate in continuing education, the less expensive way. Learn the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive book.

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
11.   Vacation

Let them have a break from work and go for a vacation to recharge the energy.

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Pulitzer Luggage Tag and Passport Holder
Lilly Pulitzer Luggage Tag and Passport Holder
12.   Starbucks Gift Card

Gift card also works well as Employee Appreciation Day gift. Get your employees free coffees to keep them awake and productive.

Starbucks Gift Card
Starbucks Gift Card

That concludes our list of 12 employee appreciation gifts. Remember, a little workplace appreciation goes a long way towards better future for both the company and employees.

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