There’s nothing better for your team’s morale than showing your employees just how thankful you are for their dedication. One great way to do this is by giving your hardworking team a great appreciation gift. Extraordinary employees deserve a truly unique gift, which is why you should get them something that is customized for them only. Keep reading for some great ideas for personalized employee appreciation gifts. 

What is a Good Appreciation Gift for an Employee?

There is no end to the wonderful ideas you might have for a good appreciation gift for your employees. A great appreciation gift is personalized, useful, and tastefully given. Some gifts that you can’t purchase include a day off, a special post about them on your organization’s social media page, or a catered company meal! 

What Should I Put in My Employee Goody Bags?

Are you thinking of handing out goody bags to thank your employees for their fantastic work? We always encourage gifts like these to coincide with your organization’s mission and values. If you are hoping to personalize your goody bags, consider including one item for each person on your team in the basket. That way, you’ll be giving the gift of company values while recognizing each individual member of your team at the same time. 

When you are brainstorming which items you’d like to include in your employee gift box, keep these ideas in mind and you will never go wrong: 

  • Your organization’s values, mission, and culture.
  • Your employees’ personal interests and tastes. 
  • The message you want to send to your employees with your gift. 

How Much Can You Gift an Employee Without Paying Taxes?

Employers don’t usually pay taxes or receive tax breaks for gifts to their employees since these are not seen as charitable donations. However, employees can be taxed on gifts received by their employer. Specifically, the “tax-free” number for cash-value goods cannot exceed $1,600 for all gifts to one employee in a given year. The tax-free value is limited to $1,600 for all awards to one employee in a year. Gifts under $25, company parties, and nontaxable gifts (like fruit baskets) are also not counted as taxable income. 

Personalized Gifts for Employees

Here are some of our favorite ideas for personalized gifts for employees:

  • An elegant company dinner or lunch. Celebrate your whole team by giving them a great catered meal, full of their favorite foods and tailored to their taste!  
  • A personalized coffee table book on fine dining Everyone loves to enjoy a good meal, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the traditions of each season. Brand the inside cover with a personal note or message written in elegant calligraphy to personalize this gift. You can even include your company logo.
  • Awards. If your team is small, taking an hour or so to come up with separate awards for each team member is an excellent opportunity to make your employees feel seen. Include other items such as small gift cards or treats to go with each award! This gives each employee a chance to feel recognized in their work.

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