Saying “thank you” is as good for business as it is for the mind, heart and soul. Who doesn’t like to hear someone say “thank you” for their hard work? Gifts are a great opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation. Not only is gift-giving a great way to increase your employees’ morale and dedication, it will boost loyalty and end the year on a positive note.

Here are four ideas on how you can thank your employees for a job well done.

Swag Bags

One of the best ways to distribute gifts to your employees is to give them a swag bag at an outing. Everyone loves gifts like mugs, bags, tumblers, caps, blankets and water bottles – the list could go on forever! These items can be used in the office, at home, at the gym, in the car or anywhere your employees take them! There are so many different types of  promotional gifts to choose from. You can be sure to find something to suit your needs and fit your budget.

Peer Appreciation & Recognition Programs

Start a program for peer appreciation and recognition. Whenever someone goes above and beyond, or out of their way to do something, allow your employees to say thank you. You can do this with a simple recognition form or a gift that shows how much they appreciate what others day.


Awards showing recognition to those employees who exhibit hard work, dedication and have achieved their goals are a great idea. Giving plaques and trophies for “top” categories is a great boost of confidence to those who help make your company succeed.


Potlucks are a great opportunity to give employees the most enjoyed gift of all – food! Not only can you share food; but you can take it a step further and send them home with a gift basket. It is a great way to say “thank you” for everything you do throughout the year.

Show your employees and co-workers how much you appreciate them with these four gift ideas.