How Do Companies Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day?

Employee Appreciation Day Ideas

There’s been so much change since Covid, including quarantining, political strife and mass layoffs. More than ever, employers are grateful for their team members who have withstood difficult times. With Employee Appreciation Day around the corner, we’ve created a short guide to the best gift ideas for employees.

Activities and Gifts for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is held on the first Friday in March. Here are a few ways that companies can celebrate their workforce, from planned events to corporate employee gift ideas.

Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Office Events

Hold an office event for everyone to participate in at the same time. That can range from work-focused events, like inviting a guest speaker who’s respected in your industry, to something casual, like a catered lunch or mid-day Happy Hour. For an extra boost of fun, plan a game like office-themed trivia or a scavenger hunt.

Thoughtful Notes

Buying a physical card and handwriting a “thank you” note is a bit unheard of these days, but that just makes the gesture all the more special. And for your team members who are remote, you can record and send personalized messages to thank them for their dedication and hard work.

Company Branded Sugar Paper Chambray Desk Jotter

Unique Employee Gifts

The best custom staff appreciation gift ideas are the ones that employees will get lots of use from. If you know what your employees are interested in, you can hand-select the right MerchBoxes to suit their tastes. Our customized gift sets have themes like Tailgate Time, Game Night and Raise a Glass.


Raise a Glass MerchBox

If you’d rather choose individual custom Employee Appreciation gifts, check out our selection of drinkware. We have custom tumblers, water bottles, coffee mugs, stadium cups and more, and just about everything can be branded with your company logo.

And for your employees who you know like to indulge in a glass of red or white, we have all sorts of wine accessories. Our logo-branded staff gifts include wine and cheese tools, chillers, stemless wine cups for travel, glass carafes and more.


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Contact Us

Contact a Merchologist to help you find the perfect customized employee appreciation gifts for your team.