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Employee Appreciation Day Gifts
for Your Staff – Cool New Ideas for 2023

published: November 8, 2019  |  updated: December 15, 2022
 Employee Appreciation Day Gifts for Your Staff – Cool New Ideas for 2023

Get ready! Employee Appreciation Day is March 3, 2023. It’s a day set aside for employers to reach out and say ‘thank you’ to their most important asset: their people. Crestline offers a wide variety of Employee Appreciation Day gifts that your staff will love. Whether you’re looking for something fun and inexpensive for the masses or a special gift for key managers, we have the perfect item to fit the bill. Check out these awesome Employee Appreciation Day gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

22 oz Juna Copper Insulated Bottle

1. 22 oz Juna Copper Insulated Bottle

Every employee will appreciate this sleek, copper-insulated bottle that protects both hot and cold beverages. Made from 18/8 grade stainless steel, this travel bottle is constructed with copper insulation and a vacuum seal.

Recipients will be able to keep drinks cold for up to 48 hours and hot for up to 12 hours, either on or off the job. This 22-oz bottle conveniently fits most cup holders and features a wide mouth opening and a screw-on, spill-resistant lid that makes washing and filling a cinch.

Imprint with your favorite employee appreciation quote along with your company brand for a memorable and appreciated gift.

2. Wooden Planter Block

2. Wooden Planter Block

One of the most unique gifts for Employee Appreciation Day is this herb planter gift set. An ideal complement to any windowsill, this planter block can be customized with your logo. The indoor herb planter box includes a pine cube planter, tons of different seed packet options, peat pellets and packaging wrap with printed planting instructions. As a bonus, for every planter kit ordered, a tree will be donated to make the world a better place.

InstaCake Appreciation Cake in a Card

3. InstaCake Appreciation Cake in a Card

Keep remote employees engaged and show your appreciation with cake-in-a-box cards. This easily mailable appreciation gift contains all the necessary ingredients to make a celebration cake in minutes. The set includes a baking case, mixing spoon, measuring spoon, vanilla cake mix, vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles. Just add water and pop it in the microwave for a delicious treat!

Plan a remote employee celebration on March 3 and have everyone enjoy their cake together online. Don’t forget to incorporate some fun virtual activities and games.

Day Trip Lunch Bag

4. Day Trip Lunch Bag

f you’re looking for gift ideas for Employee Appreciation Day, consider this heathered polyester lunch bag with an insulated lining. It’s perfect for bringing breakfast, lunch, or snack to work or to use on any outing with family or friends. This handy lunch bag has plenty of storage space with a top zip main compartment, two front pockets, side mesh pocket, and a 12-can capacity.

Have your company logo or team-building slogan imprinted to remind your employees how important they are to your organization.

NoNoise ANC Headphones

5. NoNoise ANC Headphones

Today, more employees than ever are transforming a corner of the home, a table in a coffee shop, or an airport waiting area into a temporary office. Show your appreciation by gifting these NoNoise ANC headphones. Stylish in appearance, these headphones will be much appreciated for their noise-canceling technology and high-quality sound.

Recipients will appreciate the adjustable, lightweight headband with soft ear cushions. They come with an 8-hour battery life and have a foldable design, making them perfect to take on the road or anywhere employees may need to work.

Self-Care Tea Gift Set

6. Self-Care Tea Gift Set

If you’re looking for some unique Employee Appreciation Day 2023 gift ideas, don’t forget to consider ones that promote relaxation. Crestline offers this great custom self-care gift box with a bamboo soy candle, an adult coloring book with colored pencils, a compact tea tin with your choice of four tea packets and a Braxton stainless steel mug.

Not only does this gift set show care and concern for your employees but also communicates your organization’s dedication to sustainability as the soy wax candle is made from a renewable, biodegradable resource.

Twirl Up Picnic Blanket

7. Twirl Up Picnic Blanket

Everyone loves a cozy blanket that can be used in colder weather as an extra layer indoors or out as well as a picnic blanket during the warm summer months. Imprint your company logo or team slogan and gift this item during Employee Appreciation Day.

Made of durable and warm polyester fleece, these surface washable blankets have a water-resistant PE backing. The convenient picnic blanket folds into itself and secures with a hook and loop closure and comes with an attached handle for easy carrying.

Thumbs Up MopToppers® Pen

8. Thumbs Up MopToppers® Pen

Looking for small gifts for Employee Appreciation Day? Look no further than this fun patented MopToppers® click-action ballpoint pen. This pen’s mop-top hair and smiley face character making "thumbs up" sign is sure to boost employee morale. Entertaining and useful, the long-lasting microfiber hair functions as a screen cleaner and the soft silicone tip is perfect for touchscreen devices. This item also makes a great team-building gift!

20 oz Himalayan Tumbler with Window Box

9. 20 oz Himalayan Tumbler with Window Box

If you’re looking for a useful gift that can also impress employees with high-class packaging, look no further than this custom 20 oz tumbler packaged in a gift box with a window. Made of stainless-steel outer and inner layers with double-wall vacuum insulation, Himalayan vacuum tumblers will keep beverages hot or cold for up to six hours. The snap-on rubber gasket lid with a slide opening prevents spills, and a non-slip bottom keeps the mug from scratching and sliding on surfaces. These double-wall insulated tumblers are BPA-free and FDA-approved. Imprint your company brand on the box and mug to remind your employees how much you appreciate them.

Bamboo Media Stand

10. Bamboo Media Stand

Crestline’s bamboo media stand is an attractive and useful item to include in your selection of Employee Appreciation Day 2023 gifts this year. Made from eco-friendly, polished renewable bamboo wood, this desk accessory and phone holder will accomplish many goals including expressing appreciation for your employees, showcasing your logo, and illustrating your organization’s commitment to the environment. Its unique cut out in base allows recipients to charge their phones while viewing, and the stand is sturdy enough to hold a tablet or phone vertically or horizontally.

Rustic Notebook Set

11. Rustic Notebook Set

It’s always great when you can give your employees corporate gifts that not only express your thanks for outstanding work but also ones that help them stay organized. This rustic-looking notebook set comes with a notepad, sticky flags, sticky notes, and a matching pen. Both the notebook and the pen can be imprinted with your team slogan or company logo. Recipients will love having a button and bungee closure design to keep everything in place.

Tremblant Knit Jacket

12. Tremblant Knit Jacket

When it comes to Employee Appreciation Day gifts, you may want to check out Crestline’s large selection of apparel including this knit jacket. Made out of soft and comfortable 100 percent polyester sweater knit material with a brushed back and a heather design, this jacket features contrasting black binding on the cuffs, hems, and collar and cover stitching throughout. Recipients will love the tapered fit, thumb holes, lower pockets, a chest pocket, and earbud port.

Incline Tumbler & Pen with Custom Box

13. Incline Tumbler & Pen with Custom Box

Whether you’re looking for a gift specifically for Employee Appreciation Day or any other time your team needs a thank-you, take a look at this custom gift box. This coffee tumbler gift set comes with a custom full-color gift box. The 17-ounce tumbler is designed with double-wall insulation to keep liquids hot or cold for hours, and the rubberized aluminum, plunger-action pen includes a stylus on top.

Illuminated Logo Bluetooth® Speaker

14. Illuminated Logo Bluetooth® Speaker

Some of the best Employee Appreciation Day gift ideas can also draw attention to your brand including this Bluetooth® speaker. With a laser-engraved logo that lights up when in use, this speaker provides up to 1.5 hours of playback time and recharges in 2 hours. It connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled devices with a range of 33 feet and includes a micro-USB charging cable.

Satsuma Bento Lunch Box

15. Satsuma Bento Lunch Box

Help your employees remember how much you appreciate them year-round with this fashionable bento box that can let recipients carry their lunch in style. Made from BPA- free and food-grade materials, this bento box has a natural bamboo lid that can be used as a chopping board as well as a leak proof silicone sealing ring. A movable divider inside makes it easy to organize the space for any meal including sandwiches, salads, pasta and more.

20" Microfoil® Star Balloon

16. 20" Microfoil® Star Balloon

This long-lasting shiny star balloon is an affordable, fun gift idea for Employee Appreciation Day. Make your celebration last three to five days past the big event with this helium-filled star-shaped balloon, left at each employee’s desk or cubicle. Choose from a rainbow of vibrant colors to match your logo and brand. It’s a great way to recognize standout employees for their contributions to the team.

Truman 2-Piece Journal Gift Set

17. Truman 2-Piece Journal Gift Set

Employees will appreciate this journal gift set that includes a soft cover, 160-page book and ballpoint pen. Encourage recipients to jot down important memories, great ideas, things they are grateful for, and much more. Imprint your team’s slogan or company brand, and your gift will be ready to go with an elegant gift box. It’s a great way to express your thanks.

Easton Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

18. Easton Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

If you’re looking for useful Employee Appreciation Day gifts, consider this wireless charging mouse pad. Your staff can easily create a more efficient workspace with this integrated wireless charging mouse pad for Qi-enabled devices. Packaged in an attractive gift box, this mouse pad with wireless charger is an excellent gift for technology aficionados as well as professionals who spend a great deal of time at their computers.

16 oz Speckled Camping Mug - Cocoa & S'Mores Gift Set

19. 16 oz Speckled Camping Mug - Cocoa & S'Mores Gift Set

Looking for the perfect way to say thank you on March 3? This 16-ounce stainless steel speckled camping mug comes with a popular cocoa and s'mores gift set. Treat your employees to a single serve bag of hot chocolate mix and a single serve microwave s'mores kit, which includes one graham cracker sheet, a Hershey's(R) fun size chocolate bar, and one marshmallow. For a virtual celebration, encourage everyone to share their treat together over a video conference call full of activities, online awards, or other fun games.

The ViceVersa Inverted Umbrella

20. The ViceVersa Inverted Umbrella

It’s always entertaining to find a really unique idea to include in your Employee Appreciation Day 2023 gift ideas. This vice versa inverted umbrella is specially designed to close in reverse, keeping the fallen rain off its users. Employees will love its colorful outer canopy and contrasting gray under canopy. A convenient C-shaped handle allows recipients to use cell phones and other devices hands-free.

Modern Sprout® Glow & Grow Live Well Gift Set

21. Modern Sprout® Glow & Grow Live Well Gift Set

Combine a theme of self-care, wellness, and sustainability this spring by giving this trendy gift set. It comes with custom-imprinted soy candles and seeds for a unique Employee Appreciation Day gift. It includes a 12 oz scented soy-blend candle, reactive glaze ceramic vessel, non-GMO seeds, recycled soilless grow medium coconut husk disk, activated carbon, plant food and instructions. You can select from a variety of non-GMO seed options.

Recipients can enjoy the relaxing scented soy candle as it burns down over 78 hours. Then, the gift becomes a planter, ready and waiting for aloe, herb, or flower seeds. In addition, Modern Sprout donates a percentage of proceeds to the Pollinator Partnership for ecosystem protection as well as partners with the Heartland Alliance to provide employment for Chicago’s most vulnerable residents.

Body Contrast Executive Pen Set

22. Body Contrast Executive Pen Set

Sometimes the best gift ideas for Employee Appreciation Day can be the simplest ones. Crestline offers a classic executive pen set that comes with a matching twist-action ballpoint pen and a 2-piece design rollerball pen. Its black and white design is stylish and noticeable with a cap made from enamel and the barrel coated in vegan leather. Imprint your company brand or team slogan on the pen barrels, which are packaged in a gift box.

Igloo® Repreve™ 36 Can Backpack Cooler

23. Igloo® Repreve™ 36 Can Backpack Cooler

If your employees enjoy the great outdoors, love to entertain, or have large families, you may want to consider giving this spacious cooler that keeps three dozen drinks cold and ready to serve. It comes with a zippered top compartment for extra storage and keeps food and drink cold for hours with built-in insulation.

Keep your employees hydrated with this cooler’s exterior pockets perfect for storing reusable water bottles, tumblers or other stainless-steel drinkware. The adjustable, padded shoulder straps and top grab handle make this cooler easy to tote along to any adventure, taking your corporate logo along for the ride.

The cooler is made from woven Repreve™, a unique fiber created from recycled, post-consumer plastic and comfortably fits up to two large Igloo Ice Blocks in the body of the backpack.

Chameleon Thumbs Up Stress Dude

24. Chameleon Thumbs Up Stress Dude

If you’re seeking small gifts for Employee Appreciation Day, you’ll love this smiling stress dude. Encourage your team to relax when this fun dude signals stress by changing colors. A popular stress-reliever, this giveaway simply changes its shade when it comes into contact with body heat. It’s a great way to say thanks, celebrate achievements, and communicate a message of not taking work too seriously.

12 oz Vinay Stemless Wine Glass

25. 12 oz Vinay Stemless Wine Glass

Reach out to your full-time, hybrid and remote employees with this simple stemless, insulated wine glass. It holds your team’s favorite hot or cold drinks for hours at the right temperature with its double-wall construction. Its stainless-steel outer and inner material has a powder coated finish and is vacuum insulated. Users will appreciate its snap-on sip through lid and non-slip bottom.

High Five Highlighter

26. High Five Highlighter

An always-useful choice when looking at Employee Appreciation Day gifts, this highlighter will display your team message or company slogan for all to see. Companies know that motivational gifts are one way to keep employees engaged, and simple things like highlighters can be inexpensive, useful and appreciated. The precise chisel tipped highlighter comes in yellow, pink, orange, green, and blue, making it easy to color-code notes or other important information.

Sound Machine

27. Sound Machine

Natural sounds like rain or wind can be calming after a stressful day. Crestline has created this sound machine as an easy-to-use wellness device. A unique and appreciated gift, this sound machine offers six choices of calming, relaxing sounds. Recipients can listen to birds, rain, fire, white noise, ocean waves and wind from a built-in speaker.

A bamboo side panel displays a cleanly etched laser-engraved logo. This compact device can be easily kept on desktops or packed for travel.

12 oz Concord Mug

28. 12 oz Concord Mug

Whether employees are addicted to coffee, tea, soft drinks or water, everyone needs extra mugs these days. One of many popular Employee Appreciation Day gift ideas is Crestline’s stainless steel double wall vacuum insulated 12-ounce mug. Its attractive powder coating and comfortable handle make this BPA-free mug stylish and easy to carry and use. Employees will appreciate its press-on sip through lid and superior thermal insulation. Showcase your company brand with stylish imprinting options.

 Employee Appreciation Day Gifts for Your Staff – Cool New Ideas for 2023

Not only does Crestline offer a myriad of Employee Appreciation Day 2023 gift ideas for your planning committee, you can also set up a customized company store so that employees can select their favorite swag.