The Ultimate Guide to Gifts for Employees –
Awesome Ideas for Every Budget & Occasion
The workplace is going through unprecedented challenges, as businesses face everything from labor shortages to an adjustment to remote work. To combat these struggles, companies are seeking ways to boost morale, keep remote teams engaged and retain top talent.
One way they are finding success is with employee appreciation gifts that recognize hard work and celebrate success, and your business can benefit greatly from this same strategy. That's why we carry a wide selection of corporate gifts for employees, in every price range, for every occasion, for every industry, and every purpose, all year long.
Employee Gifts by Budget
Recognize employees at all levels with our top gift ideas for employees on a budget. From part-time and full-time hourly workers to executives and higher management, find the right gifts to fit the needs of your team.
Inexpensive Employee Appreciation Gifts Under $2
Whether you run a small start-up or have hundreds of employees on the payroll, small gifts for employees ensure your brand is part of their daily life, and luckily, there's no reason to break the bank to keep your logo in front of them.
Looking for gift bag ideas for employees between $1 and $2? Combine the Two Pocket Silicone Tech Wallet, the Slim-Lite Keychain and any of our other budget-friendly items to provide office party favors for company events and celebrations.
Employee Gifts Under $5
You don't have to spend a lot of money to inspire your team. With inexpensive motivational gifts for employees, you can increase engagement and encourage them to bring their A-game day after day. These gifts won’t get thrown out either since small gift ideas for employees – like affordable custom coffee mugs – can be used over and over for everything from coffee to tea to hot chocolate.
Choose products they will be happy to own like the Lunch-N-Carry Enviro Tote that's an eco-friendly alternative to paper lunch bags or check out more of our personalized gifts under $5.
Employee Gifts Under $10
It's always the right time to show your gratitude to staff members, and our selection of thank you gifts for employees lets you do just that while sticking to your budget. From the Qi Disc Wireless Charging Pad for tech lovers to the Message Bamboo & Slate Cutting Board guaranteed to add flair to any kitchen, these business gifts under $10 are perfect for lighting a spark any time of year.
Employee Gifts Under $15
When your staff exceeds expectations, don't let their hard work go unnoticed. By incorporating unique appreciation gift ideas that recognize those long days and late nights they put in, you will make your team feel like they are part of the family. A sweet treat like the InstaCake Appreciation Cake in a Card is perfect for such an occasion since it comes with everything they need to make a celebration cake in a matter of minutes, or you can recognize their efforts with a bit of warmth with the Weekender Lined Fleece Blanket.
Employee Gifts Under $20
Give your team a reason to smile with employee appreciation gift ideas under $20. These fun and creative gifts – like the 20 oz Basecamp® Tundra Rockstar Bottle designed with a powder coat finish to ensure the message shines – will inspire anyone to keep up the hard work and will let them know your company hasn't overlooked their accomplishments.
Employee Gifts Under $25
There's no better way to bring your staff together than with team gifts for work. Whether that means outfitting the entire office in matching Unisex Threadfast Full Zip Heathered Hoodies or helping with the transit from work to home with the Merchant & Craft Ashton 15” Computer Backpack, these team-building corporate gifts under $25 will add a sparkle to their day.
Luxury Employee Gifts
Spoil the go-getters and overachievers with name brand drinkware, apparel, bags, home items and tech gifts. These fancy office gifts are worth the splurge and will give your employees even more appreciation for the company they work for. The best part is they not only make nice gifts for employees but are also excellent custom executive gifts for those in leadership positions.
Team Gift Ideas by Industry
Every industry is different, and the best way to reward your employees is to choose gifts that fit the industry they work in. By shaping your strategy, employees won't feel like they are getting a generic gift and will be appreciative of the company that took the time to recognize them.
Healthcare – Best Appreciation Gifts for Nurses, Doctors & Medical Staff
Thoughtful Gifts for Nurses Week, Hospital Week & All Year
Whether it's words of inspiration or useful gifts that make life easier, finding unique ways to give back to your medical staff goes a long way, and there are plenty of opportunities to do just that. Here are some of the best ways to show your appreciation with thoughtful gift ideas for Nurses' Week, Hospital Week or any time of year.
Nurses’ Week Gifts
Nurses have faced tremendous challenges over the last few years, and it often feels like they can't catch a break. One of the best ways to help them relieve some stress is with relaxation gift ideas, which is why the Hot & Cold Plush Eye Mask is such a popular item for nurses, but any of these personalized gifts will leave them feeling valued and appreciated.
General Hospital Staff Gifts
Hospitals are hectic, and employees can find it hard to take a moment for themselves. Why not help them out? Whether it's a Day Trip Lunch Bag to remind them to take their mid-shift break or an Active Life Microfleece Jacket to encourage an active lifestyle outside of work, we carry the gifts your staff needs to get their minds off the job.
Education – Personalized Gifts for Teachers, Administrators & Staff
Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts
Teachers are the backbone of the education system, and they work hard to shape young minds throughout the school year. That's why it's important for your community to come together to let teachers know how you feel about them, and Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to do that.
Show teachers how much you treasure the value they bring with personalized teacher gifts. Don't forget to customize them with fun sayings and quotes like “There Is No Substitute for You” or “Thanks for Helping Our Children Grow” to really leave an impact.
Are you worried that you don't know what teachers really want? We have a full list of winning gift ideas from teachers themselves to help you out.
General Education Gifts
Don't overlook the other members of the school who keep everything running so students can have the best experience possible, including administrators, office staff, custodians, and cafeteria workers. Whether it's the Stackable Bento Box with Insulated Carry Case that's great for carrying lunch or the 16 oz Elegant Shine Mug for that morning cup of joe, these staff gifts shine a light on everyone's success.
Cool Gifts for Government Workers & First Responders
In times of crisis, first responders put themselves in harm's way to help their community. Return the favor with personalized gifts that say thanks. From promotional items made in the USA for police officers and firefighters to inspirational mugs for EMTs, recognize government workers with some of our most popular first responder gifts.
Not for Profit Organization Staff Gift Ideas
Your staff and volunteers have been spreading the word of your organization, and you can reward that dedication with tried-and-true nonprofit items that appeal to everyone. Good gifts for employees include the Rhein Bamboo Cutting Board that adds a bit of elegance to any kitchen, the True Colors Cap customized with your organization's logo or any of these other in-demand gift ideas.
Banking & Finance Gifts for the Office
Improve focus with company gifts for employees that will motivate them to get the numbers right. Whether you want to power up their devices with the 2-in-1 Mouse Pad and Qi Wireless Charger or help them stayed fueled when they're cranking through reports with the 14 oz Actic Zone® Titan Thermal HP® Copper Mug designed with high-quality material to keep coffee hot, here are some of the top gifts for your financial team.
Real Estate Gifts for Agents
It's not uncommon to hear about closing gifts for clients, but what about acknowledging your top agents and support staff? They spend all their time closing deals and handling customer problems, and their efforts deserve a little recognition.
Help them do their job to the best of their ability with realtor promotional items they will value like the UL Listed Light Up Qi 10,000 mAh Wireless Power Bank that will keep their phone charged through call after call or any of our other popular gifts for realtors and staff members.
Up to the Minute Gifts for Work Teams at Tech Companies
From the Docksy™ Charging Station to the PopMount 2 Flex PopGrip, we have the top corporate gift ideas for employees who love tech. Not only are these gifts trendy and fun, but they will have your team engaged and ready to innovate. Check out any of our cool new tech gifts for 2022 to inspire your team.
Team Gifts for the Legal Industry
Running through legal files can be long and tedious. Ensure your team doesn't miss the most important information they need to handle a case. The Pedova™ Writing Pad and Managerial Polish Pen Set are excellent for taking detailed notes with ease, but any of our other personalized lawyer gifts will guarantee the attention to detail is always there.
Company Gift Ideas by Occasion
From New Year’s to Christmas, every year is filled with a plethora of opportunities to spread positivity and show appreciation for employees. Not only can you celebrate appreciation holidays by industry, but you can also inspire your team with season-specific gifts for the spring, summer, fall and winter. Here are some ways you can use company gifts for any occasion.
New Year’s Gifts for Employees
The New Year has arrived, and it's time to get out your calendar to mark new goals for your company as you look to the future. At the top of the list should be taking the time to celebrate your staff with New Year’s gifts. Starting the year off with gratitude gives value to your employees and ensures they make your business one of their top priorities throughout the year. Here are some creative gift ideas to help you prioritize your staff this year.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Employees
What better way to share the love with your staff than with thoughtful employee gifts for Valentine's Day? A tasty treat like our Sea Salt Caramel Gift Box is always a winner, while the Chelsea Teddy Bear Co™ - Honey is sure to leave your employees feeling warm and fuzzy inside. However you choose to show support on Valentine's Day, employees will be glad you put in the effort.
Employee Appreciation Day Gifts for Employees
Employee Appreciation Day – the first Friday in March – is the perfect time to motivate your team. With the right team-building ideas, you can encourage them to continue to perform at a high level, and when you slip in a special thank you message, they will know just how much you care. Check out these thoughtful ways to show your gratitude.
Easter Gifts for Employees
While Christmas is a popular time to give out gifts to employees, holidays like Easter are often overlooked, but Easter is a great time to stay on the minds of your staff and to remind them of how important they are to the company. Take advantage of this opportunity with delightful Easter gifts like the Carton Garden that will keep the seeds of success growing day in and day out.
Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Gifts for Employees
Parents who choose to work spend a lot of time away from their children. Reward those mothers and fathers with gifts for team members like an 11 oz White Super Mug that says “Thanks for Being a Super Mom” or an Absorbent Stone Coaster imprinted with “Dads Are Our Heroes.” By utilizing encouraging gifts on Mother's Day and Father's Day, parents will feel like they are working for a company that respects the sacrifices they make.
Independence Day/4th of July Gifts for Employees
Independence Day is the perfect time to show your patriotism, and you can light the patriotic torch with fun and useful gifts made in the USA. Not only are these products a great way to show off your national pride, but they can often be less expensive than imported goods and still just as durable – making them excellent giveaways for your entire team.
Halloween Gifts for Employees
From candy to pumpkin carving tools, there are a ton of Halloween gifts that are sure to provide a thrill for a spooky celebration. You can even take advantage of Halloween's iconic imagery by creating custom Halloween bags personalized specifically for the holiday. Fill the bags with whatever treats you'd like and give them to employees to start their day.
Diwali Gifts for Employees
Ensure your company is inclusive by making diversity a priority for your business. Diwali is just one occasion, allowing you to bring more team members into the fold and to honor those who celebrate the holidays in a different way. With any of these popular gift ideas, you can take advantage of the opportunity.
Veterans Day Gifts for Employees
As the country comes together each November to honor veterans who made sacrifices for their country, your business can do the same for your employees who served in the United States Armed Forces. Patriotic giveaways provide the chance to pay respect while also allowing you to celebrate the USA.
Thanksgiving Gifts for Employees
Gratitude goes a long way when it comes to keeping employees engaged, and there's no better time to give thanks to your staff than during the season of giving, which begins with Thanksgiving. Since food is one of the centerpieces of any Thanksgiving celebration, inspire your team with cooking gifts like Wooden Measuring Spoons, or check out these Thanksgiving gift ideas that are an excellent way to say thanks.
Best Holiday Gifts for Employees
Are you wondering what to get employees for Christmas or other holiday events? We have you covered with everything from the best Christmas gifts for employees by budget to business gift baskets for the holidays to eco-friendly corporate gifts that anyone will be proud to own. Whether you want to sweeten them up or make them cozy, our selection has the items you're looking for.
Women’s Day Gifts for Employees
Women have been blazing trails in the workplace, and they have undoubtedly contributed greatly to your business. Take the time to celebrate their contributions on Women's Day with motivating gifts that let them know how much you respect the effort they put in. Here are some stylish gifts – like the Soho Tartan Tote Bag designed with an upscale look – for the trendsetters that are part of your team.
Spring & Summer Gifts for Employees
Put some spring in the steps of your staff with fun gifts for employees that are perfect for the warmer months. From gifts for gardening to outdoor activities like golf, sunny promotional gift ideas for team members don't have to be complicated when you choose gifts that inspire them to get outside.
Fall & Winter Gifts for Employees
When the weather starts to turn cold in the fall, employees may be tempted to hunker down and wait it out through the winter. That's when it's more important than ever to keep them motivated and prepared to weather the seasons. Winter swag items are sure to give your staff the spark they need. Be it Fashion Fuzzy Feet Crew Socks or the Super Soft Sherpa Blanket, these promotional gifts for employees are a cozy and warm way to boost morale.
Birthday Gifts for Employees
Put the spotlight on your employees for their birthday with exciting gifts that recognize their special day. No birthday is complete without a cake and card, and the InstaCake Birthday Cake in a Card gives them both in one unique gift. Add some extra glamour to the celebration with the 16” Confetti Filled Round Clear Beach Ball that's sure to make their birthday much more fun.
Welcome Gifts for New Employees
New employees have a ton of adjustments to make when they start a job. Offer them a welcoming hand with custom gifts for employees that bring them into the fold. The best employee onboarding kits are those that provide the essentials they need to get started, which is why the Great 8 Essentials Gift Set or any of these handy kits are perfect for welcoming new employees.
Employee Anniversary Gifts for Years of Service
Companies strive to avoid employee turnover, and that's why it's important to recognize employees who stick around year after year. Whether it's a one-year anniversary or a 20-year anniversary, take the time to let employees know how much you value their commitment to the company. We carry employee anniversary gifts that fit the years of service like the Howard Miller Neogene Tabletop Clock for those who have stuck around for the long haul.
Going Away and Retirement Gifts for Employees Who Are Leaving
Don't let employees leave without letting them know how much value they brought to your company. Even if they are taking a new position, you never know when your paths might cross again or who they could recommend for a new opening you posted, and for those who are retiring, it can boost morale when others know how well you take care of your own.
A farewell gift for employees who are leaving is a great way to say thanks for your time with us. For those setting out on a new adventure, the Mova® Globe is the perfect employee going away gift to inspire them to take the challenge head-on, while employee retirement gift ideas like the Howard Miller Poseidon Captain’s Clock lets retirees know they have plenty of time to explore the next phase of life.
Work Gift Ideas by Theme
Tune your gifts in with specific themes to ensure they leave the biggest impact possible. Have employees who work from home? We have remote kits that are perfect for home offices. Want to inspire your team to reach their fitness goals? Our branded fitness equipment is great for any setting. However you decide to structure your appreciation strategy, these work gift ideas will help.
Work from Home Gifts for Employees
More and more companies are turning to remote work, and while it provides advantages, especially in light of the pandemic, there can also be struggles with engagement, team-building and even data privacy. To combat those struggles, companies are utilizing the benefits of work-from-home kits and home office gifts for remote employees.
Bank Express makes it simple to motivate by mail with easy-to-mail promo gifts, and with our special gift services, you can send lumpy mail items directly to individual addresses. That means you can inspire your team for any event, any time of year with our most popular gifts for employees working from home.
Gift Sets for Employees
When one gift just isn't enough, give your staff employee gift boxes that come with multiple products they will be ecstatic to receive. From personalized pen sets to corporate swag bags, we carry the most on-trend gift baskets for employees at all levels. If you can't find a gift set that strikes your fancy, utilize our kitting services to create your own custom kit.
Desk Gifts for Office Staff
Come up with functional and practical gift ideas for office staff to help them organize their workspace and reduce clutter. The Ultra Desk Caddy is a great way to organize desk supplies like pens, highlighter and scissors, while the Desktop Media Stand makes it easy to watch videos and chat with clients.
Food Gifts for Employees
Who doesn't enjoy being rewarded with a tasty snack? Your employees sure will when you gift them custom snacks like the Smart Cookie Gift Bag. For employees who deserve a little extra, splurge on corporate food gift baskets. The Thank You Gift of Treats Tower will let employees know exactly how highly you regard their contributions.
Fitness & Wellness Gifts for Employees
Fitness goals can be daunting, but you can give your employees the encouragement they need with promotional fitness giveaways. A surefire way to ignite a spark with your team, custom health and wellness gifts can increase morale and ensure everyone comes into the office feeling great, and with at-home workout gifts, they can start their fitness journey without having to commit to a gym membership.
Custom Apparel Gifts for Teams
Outfit your team for success with custom apparel for employees to create a positive work culture for your staff. Excellent team building gifts for employees, Bank Express can help you build your own company store with our employee apparel store program. Whether you need casual office attire or something more formal, shop our corporate branded apparel selection to find what you need.
Recognition Gifts & Awards
Looking for top sales or employee of the month gift ideas to recognize employee accomplishments? You've come to the right place. Bank Express carries custom awards, trophies and plaques in a variety of styles for any occasion.
From employee retention and loyalty to increased productivity and drive, employee recognition gifts play an important role in corporate culture, so check out our customized awards and recognition items to honor your staff.
Employee Incentive Gifts
Even the perfectionists in your office need a little incentive from time to time, which is why motivational gifts for employees leave such a positive impact. There's no shortage of gifts you can use to inspire your team to reach new goals this year. Let them jam out with Skullcandy® Cassette Bluetooth® Headphones, freshen things up with the 3 oz Wixie Candle with Gift Box or utilize any of these other inspiring gifts to galvanize your team.
Gifts For Women on Your Team
When you gift premium corporate apparel to the women on your team, make sure you choose pieces that marry quality, performance, cut, and style. We carry the top apparel from the brands you know and trust, including Nike®, Columbia® and Port Authority®.
Gifts for Men on Your Staff
Outfit the men on your staff with high-quality apparel that's comfortable and reliable. Be it the Broward Short Sleeve Polo for the summer months or the Eddie Bauer® Full Zip Microfleece Jacket when the weather turns cold, here are gifts for men that will have them feeling fresh when they come to work.
Gifts for Team Members with Families
Show don't tell is important when it comes to creating a family-friendly environment in the workplace, and your team will feel even more inspired when you make their family part of your appreciation strategy. Gifts like branded toys and promotional games are a great way to bring families together and leave employees encouraged about their work-life balance while working for your company.
Eco-Friendly Gifts for Employees
Eco-friendliness is more than just a trend, and employees are expecting more and more from their company when it comes to protecting the planet. Adjust to the times with eco-friendly promotional products that leave employees feeling proud of the company they work for. Don't forget to customize these eco-friendly gifts with sustainable quotes that will be with them for years. Caring about the planet doesn’t go on vacation over the holidays. Choose eco-friendly holiday corporate gifts that your staff can feel good about for your end of year celebrations.
Low Minimum Quantity Staff Gifts - Gifts You Can Customize Just a Few Of
Sometimes employee appreciation gifts in bulk aren't a fit for the occasion. In those moments, you want something that's a little more personal. Make an impact with gifts like the Powerstand Desktop Wireless Charging Dock that's the perfect desktop accessory for any home or office or the Anti-Theft Travel Backpack designed with anti-theft features to leave employees feeling safe and secure when they travel.
Responsible Corporate Gifts
Leave a positive impact with meaningful gifts for employees that show how much you care. Whether you're supporting projects that donate soap to communities in need or brands that make it their mission to honor and empower wounded warriors, corporate gifts that give back leave employees with a sense of pride.
Unique Gifts for Employees
Creative employee gifts are a great way to add flair to your employee appreciation strategy. From the R&R Sound Machine to help them rest up each night to the 16 oz Stojo Collapsible Cup that makes it easy to stow and go, these unique employee appreciation gifts will bring out the talent in your team members.
Personalized Gifts for Employees
Customize gifts – like the 20 oz Himalayan Tumbler with Window Box – with your corporate logo to keep your brand on the mind of employees throughout the day, but don't stop there. You can add your employees' individual names to any of these gifts to add an extra layer of personalization.
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