With employee appreciation day coming up at the beginning of March, many employers are typing “employee gift ideas” into their search bars. Whether you’re sending out gifts for employee appreciation day or not, gifts for employee recognition gift boxes are in-season all year round!
There are many employee recognition gifts that are considered “classics,” like gift certificates, fruit baskets, or corporate items like company mouse pads. While these items are great, they can be a bit predictable year after year. At Box+Wood Gift Company, it’s our job to make sure the gifts you send to your employees are thoughtful and personal! Our signature style of gifting? Gift boxes.
Why send employee recognition gift boxes?
Employee recognition gift boxes are a great way to “step out of the box” when it comes to corporate gifting (pun absolutely intended). An employee recognition gift box consists of multiple gifts in one- whether it be snacks, beverages, branded corporate gear, high-end specialty items, or office accessories. The magic of giving employee recognition gift boxes is the personal detail that goes into it, along with all the fun gifts inside. Chances are you’ll be sending employee recognition gift boxes one at a time to employees you have a relationship with. This creates a great opportunity to add items that compliment the personality and interests of your employee and go a little further than generic gifts.
We’ve curated a list of our go-to items we use when putting together employee recognition gift boxes, for those of you who are looking to run your employee gifting campaigns internally. If you are looking to take it to the next level, and partner with our team to create and streamline your employee gift box campaigns, follow the link below to connect with our team!
What to include in an employee recognition gift box?
Food and Food Accessories
We often talk about salty or sweet snacks, coffee, or tea, but have you considered adding food accessories to these edible gifts?
If you’re gifting a coffee lover, try adding in a single-serve pour-over brewer. It’s the perfect nod to the employee’s interest and it’s a great-sized manual brewer for quality coffee at home or in the office. If you’re gifting a tea lover, add a loose leaf steeper with some tea leaves.
This goes beyond coffee and tea! A fun way to give consumable gifts outside of kettle corn or candy is seasoning blends or ingredients! You could add high-end grill seasoning, cheese ball seasoning, or even cocktail mixes! And if there’s a special employee that loves to cook, you could even add in a handmade apron or a new spatula.
Everyone loves an edible gift, so including accessories that enhance the consumable gift is always a good idea!
High-End Specialty Items
A great addition to your employee recognition gift box is a high-end specialty item that your employee might not buy themselves. These items are typically on the pricier end, but they go the extra mile in showing appreciation.
Some of our favorite specialty items to add are the Ember Temperature Regulating Mug and Courant Cordless Chargers. Some other specialty items to consider would be a digital Bluetooth picture frame for their office desk, noise-canceling wireless headphones, blue-light blocking non-prescription glasses or a self-purifying water bottle! Basically, if it looks like you could have bought it at Brookstone, it would be a great addition to your employee recognition gift boxes.
Branded Corporate Gear
Corporate gear isn’t only for marketing purposes. It’s a great way to connect with your employee and make them feel like they’re a part of the corporate family.
Part of what sets Box+Wood Gift Company apart from other corporate gifting companies is how we make employee recognition gift boxes (or any corporate gift) feel like it’s coming straight from you with branding customization! We love to send hats, tee shirts, mugs, mouse pads, and more with your company’s logo on them. We can even do higher-end gear like luxury pens or pullovers! With our private-label packaging, your recipients won’t see our logo anywhere on their gift boxes- just yours!
When it comes to sending employee recognition gift boxes, remember that details and personalization matter.
The more thoughtful the items, the more appreciated your employee will feel. We hope this blog gave you fresh ideas and inspiration for sending your next round of employee recognition gift boxes, but if you would like to take it a step further, we would love to work with you to create a perfect employee recognition gift box!
Work with Box+Wood Gift Company to send employee recognition gift boxes
Whether it’s to one employee or you’re needing a larger-scale corporate gifting campaign, we have you covered! Follow the link below to connect with our team, or reach us directly at email@example.com.