5 Employee Appreciation Gifts & Gestures That Go a Long Way

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The Christmas holidays are over for another year and a new year has begun. Often after the holiday period, it can take a few days (or weeks) to get back into the swing of things at work. Therefore, now is an excellent time to stop and check in to see how your employees are doing. One good way to make sure that everyone is returning to work in chipper spirits and not suffering from post holiday blues is to show your appreciation for your employees.

Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas

Employee appreciation doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. Nor does it have to be an expensive customized gift. Sometimes a small, sincere act goes a long way and means the most.

We’ve come up with a list of ways to help make your employees know that their work is appreciated. You’ll likely find that these simple acts can boost your employees’ mood and help them face the start of the new year with a great attitude.

Here are some easy things you can do to say “Thank you” to show employee appreciation:

  1. Send a personalized email, handwritten card or give them a mention in the company newsletter.
  2. Offer an extra long lunch break or permission to leave early.
  3. Arrange for the president of the company to stop by, or send a message of appreciation.
  4. Bring in a treat like donuts in the morning, or dessert at lunch.
  5. Surprise them with a personalized gift.

This last suggestion is where we can help. At Totally Chocolate, we offer an array of gifts that employers love to give and employees love to receive.

Sweet & Edible Employee Appreciation Gift

At Totally Chocolate, we are leaders in precision-engraved personalized employee chocolate gifts. No matter what your employees do or what industry you are in, we can bring any idea you have to life.

There’s something truly special and exciting about receiving a personalized employee gift. It shows that someone has taken the time to think about you and recognize something unique about you. That is why employee gifts from Totally Chocolate truly shows a sense of appreciation.

Not only can we customize chocolate with our precision laser graving techniques, we can customize the packaging too. This way, you can hone in on what makes your employees special and give them a gift that will make them feel great. We offer an array of delicious and delectable options in a range of prices so that you can find that perfect gift for your employees that says, “I appreciate everything you do.”

If you’re not quite ready to start handing out gifts because the holidays just finished, now is as good of time as any to remind you that Employee Appreciation Day is just around the corner. And if there is anything you can learn about giving gifts during the holidays, it is that it’s best to be prepared.

If you’re curious about the history of Employee Appreciation Day, we’ve got you covered. The first Employee Appreciation Day was established in 1995 and takes place on the first Friday of every March. This year, 2018, Employee Appreciation Day falls on March 2. While the holiday is mostly celebrated in Canada and the United States, it is starting to catch on globally.

Studies have shown that this day of celebration with Thank You gifts has an excellent effect on the bond between employers and employees. This, in turn, has a positive, lasting impact on both the employee retention rate and worker productivity.

If you are a boss and considering what to give to your employees for Employee Appreciation Day or just to simply show your appreciation for another year of work well done, consider Totally Chocolate personalized VIP gifts. We love to hear stories about how these customized gifts go a long way in making people feel special.

If you are thinking about ways to offer your gratitude to your employees, contact us today. We are happy to help bring your ideas to life!

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