Unlock the Power of Workplace Gratitude: Welcome to a Culture of Appreciation

Step into the world of exceptional workplace culture, where gratitude, appreciation, and recognition are highly valued and joyously celebrated. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey as we introduce you to our dedicated and inspiring Gratitude in the Workplace blog. Our unwavering mission is to guide you in creating a positive work environment that not only ignites passion but also fosters engagement and drives unprecedented success.

Effortless Navigation: Relevant Categories for Empowering Workplace Culture

Experience seamless navigation as you explore our diverse categories designed to empower your workplace culture. Discover practical insights in Workplace Gifts, where thoughtful gestures and appreciation take center stage. Furthermore, delve into Employee Engagement, Appreciation, and Recognition to enhance connection and satisfaction within your team. Finally, immerse yourself in Celebrations of Gratitude at Work, where you’ll find inspiration for meaningful events, team-building activities, and heartfelt expressions of appreciation.

Workplace Gift Ideas and Where to Buy Them

Uncover a treasure trove of workplace gift ideas that will delight and inspire your employees. From personalized tokens of gratitude to innovative recognition programs, find the perfect gifts that convey your heartfelt appreciation. Moreover, we’ll guide you on where to buy these exceptional gifts, ensuring convenience and quality.

Employee Engagement, Appreciation, and Recognition

Boost employee engagement by fostering a culture of appreciation and recognition. Discover effective strategies to cultivate open communication, strengthen teamwork, and create a supportive work environment. Empower your employees to thrive and contribute their best, resulting in enhanced job satisfaction and overall organizational success.

Celebrations of Gratitude at Work

Infuse your workplace with a spirit of gratitude that transcends holidays and special occasions. Learn about unique and meaningful celebrations to honor your employees and strengthen their bond. From creative team-building activities to heartfelt appreciation initiatives, create an environment where gratitude thrives year-round.

Empowering Leaders: Unleash Your Potential to Create Extraordinary Workplaces

At the core of our remarkable blog resides a passionate team of expert writers and culture enthusiasts. Collectively, we empower you to become an exceptional leader. With practical tips, invaluable guidance, and comprehensive resources, you can build a gratitude-filled company culture that resonates with your employees.

Embark on an exciting journey to unlock the power of workplace gratitude. Our blog serves as your beacon of information and resources, meticulously tailored to meet your unique needs. Together, let us create a profoundly positive work environment that drives success and nurtures well-being. By engaging with our content, you will gain valuable insights and practical strategies to implement transformative practices. So take that crucial first step today and unlock the potential of gratitude in your workplace. Prepare to inspire, motivate, and cultivate a culture of appreciation like never before.

  • Easy Hack to Celebrate Administrative Staff

    admin assistants deserve gratitude and praise

    National Admin Day is in April. What should you do?

    Google “administrative staff appreciation ideas” and you’ll get over a million results. But most of those ideas are pretty much the same: a mug, tchotchke, or a cute, funny card. If you’d like to do something different for administrative staff — something that will truly make them feel valued — we’ve got a great suggestion. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t take long.

    Here you go — one of the best administrative staff appreciation ideas out there, and it’s just three simple steps.

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  • What You Can Do to Build Employee Happiness Today

    Employee happiness is key to a successful workplace.

    International Day of Happiness is March 20. How happy are your employees?

    Employee happiness is the natural result of a recognition-rich culture that engages everyone. The biggest mistake that leaders can make is to assume that happiness happens naturally in the workplace. It’s important to be proactive, ask questions, and consistently assess levels of engagement. We’re not afraid to boldly state that employee engagement equals happiness… and if it doesn’t, there are some other systemic issues at play that may need to be explored.

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  • March Madness = Slam Dunk for Employee Engagement

    March Madness is a fun time for employee engagement

    March Madness is back! For the next few weeks, both diehard and occasional fans will dive into college basketball. Instead of being irritated by the distraction of employees filling out brackets and chatting about buzzer-beaters, take this opportunity for some exciting employee engagement. Here are some considerations for turning March Madness into a team-building opportunity!


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  • Employee Appreciation Gifts for Easter & Spring

    Easter Employee Appreciation Gifts

    Surprise your staff with employee appreciation gifts from gThankYou to celebrate Easter and the joys of spring!

    gThankYou Gift Certificates make it easy, affordable and meaningful to thank employees at the holidays or anytime. Available in a range of values from $5 to $30, gift certificates allow recipients to choose any brand of merchandise from virtually any chain grocery store in the U.S.

    Your employees will appreciate the freedom to choose the brands they like, when and where they would like to shop. (more…)

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  • 10 Employee Appreciation Ideas

    We Appreciate You.

    Did you remember Employee Appreciation Day? If it passed you by, it’s never too late!

    Everyday expressions of gratitude can be easy and effective. Simple gestures such as saying thank you can foster a culture of gratitude, where appreciation is shared frequently and effortlessly.

    Here are 10 employee appreciation ideas that you can execute on the fly:


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  • All Things Spring: Give the Gift of Groceries

    Groceries are a great spring gift

    No matter how you and your team celebrate spring, the practical gift of groceries is something that will resonate with everyone in a meaningful way. Grocery store gift certificates are one gift that is always welcomed and appreciated by all.

    Fresh fruit, juices, seasonal veggies, and more … spring is accompanied by a craving for bright, fresh foods — and they make a wonderful recognition gift.


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  • Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day & Pi Day!

    Employee Appreciation and Pi Day

    Two of our favorite events are coming up and we want to help you celebrate: Employee Appreciation Day and Pi Day! You still have time to rev up the fun engine and plan ahead for these excellent opportunities to recognize employees.


    Let the tone of appreciation ring loud and clear! Celebrate with a team activity and message of gratitude or use the occasion to kick off a new appreciation program.

    Some activities can include:


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  • Celebrate Spring in the Workplace!

    gThankYou Gifts

    There isn’t just one recipe for success when it comes to employee recognition; there are many thoughtful ways to acknowledge employees’ dedication. Leaders who take the time and energy to show employee gratitude year-round end up with happier team members and a more enjoyable workplace. Each season provides multiple opportunities to recognize employees, partners, and other stakeholders. Below are some ways to celebrate spring in the workplace.


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  • Why Give Groceries in Today’s Economy

    Grocery gift certificates


    Anyone who has been to the grocery store recently will agree: food has been very expensive. According to the U.S. Inflation Calendar, grocery prices are up 25% since 2019. $1.25 is the new $1 and everyone is feeling the crunch. One way that leaders can respond to this societal issue is to help make sure people and their families are fed. A meaningful gift that is also useful is a grocery gift certificate.


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  • 2024 Employee Appreciation Calendar Now Available!

    gThankYou Employee Celebration CalendargThankYou 2024 Employee Appreciation Calendar
    Now Available

    We are thrilled to reveal our annual Day-to-Day Employee Appreciation Calendar! It’s free and downloadable, as well as extremely helpful, insightful, and fun! If you’re focused on employee retention, improving recognition practices, or workplace engagement, we have you covered.

    We work all year to create this annual employee appreciation calendar for YOU, the people focused on employee engagement and appreciation; those who are actively building vibrant, loyal workplace cultures.

    This is a much-needed resource to turn to for creative workplace ideas. Not only does it take the guesswork out of workplace events, it provides a variety of ideas for all budgets to improve workplace culture.


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  • Begin the Year Strong with Gratitude

    Start the year with gratitude

    As the new year kicks off, it’s a wonderful opportunity to assess what employees achieved and overcame during 2023. Organizations everywhere have worked hard to reassess priorities and make significant changes after the pandemic-related pandemonium.

    At gThankYou, we are advocates for weaving gratitude through the entire year. Stay tuned for our 2024 calendar, which provides a variety of ways to illustrate appreciation every month of the year. In the meantime, let’s take this opportunity to start the year on a high note. Here are some applicable tips to help foster a sense of appreciation in the next few weeks.


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  • Throw a Holiday Work Party Your Employees Will Love!

    Holiday party on the slopes

    Holidays at work can be a delicate subject. Diverse workforces mean that there are different ways to celebrate a variety of holidays. However, it’s possible to ensure that the season is festive and fun for everyone. Holiday work parties go one of two ways — something people (leaders and employees alike) have to do or want to do.

    We’re in the peak season for companies throwing a holiday work party for their employees. Most parties happen before the New Year, but for many in the service industry, the season continues through the end of January.

    How can your company pull off a warm and inviting experience for everyone? Here are some considerations for making your holiday work party an appreciated event that employees of all ages want to attend.


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  • Meaningful and Appreciated Employee Christmas Gifts from Managers

    Wishing your employees a Mery Christmas


    Managers: It’s Your Time to Shine!

    Employee Christmas gifts are the perfect way to share end-of-year gratitude and strengthen manager-employee relationships. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report, “the manager is the linchpin of engagement. Seventy percent of team engagement is attributable to the manager.”

    This holiday season, managers should feel empowered to celebrate their team’s hard work, even if it’s a small gesture. It’s important to remember: giving employee Christmas gifts and notes of gratitude is not a one-time transaction. It’s an opportunity to build and strengthen relationships. Encourage all managers in your workplace to take advantage of this communication opportunity!

    At gThankYou, we pride ourselves as a manager’s BFF, helping you simply give thoughtful appreciation gifts.


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  • Spread Holiday Cheer with Employee Gift Baskets

    You can pick a variety of thoughtful gifts for a gift basket

    As the holiday season approaches, companies seek ways to express gratitude to their employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Employee gift baskets are a thoughtful and fun way to show appreciation. A basket with an ornament, some candy and a gift certificate are a perfect gift. And if you have company swag, now’s the time to share it! Here are some compelling reasons why employee holiday gift baskets are a great idea:


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  • Ham: A Holiday Staple and Thoughtful Gift

    Holiday hams are a crowd favorite

    As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to gatherings with loved ones, festive feasts, and of course, the delectable treats that grace our tables. Among the culinary staples that evoke the spirit of the holidays, ham holds a special place. Its rich flavor, versatility, and symbolic significance have made it a timeless choice for both celebratory meals and thoughtful gifts.


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  • Employee Appreciation Holiday Gifts

    Appreciation is a key element of the holidays


    First and foremost, let’s appreciate this cute puppy. Okay, now let’s focus on appreciation in the workplace.

    It’s that time of year to celebrate, reflect and plan ahead for next year. What does that really look like in your organization? It all begins with gratitude for the people who show up and give it their all.

    It’s an excellent time to really take stock of all the moving pieces in an organization – everyone from janitorial staff to truck drivers to administrative assistants to volunteers. Everyone plays a role, so make sure that leadership appropriately acknowledges each and every person in the ecosystem.


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  • Holiday Gift Certificates Meet Many Human Needs

    Food is a fundamental need


    The holidays are often a time to take stock. What’s working? What’s not? How can we improve the human experience?

    One way to look at how employees, partners, volunteers and others are treated is to look at how their needs are addressed all year long. Organizations likely have an HR department or someone who is charged with ensuring that people are safe, paid, and generally taken care of. However, it’s a useful exercise to think through this lens for gift-giving, too.  Everyone has “wish lists,” but what do people really need to live … and live well?


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  • Say Thank You to Our Blue Collar Workers

    Blue collar workers love food gifts


    Whether on top of buildings, fixing plumbing or electrical, or any other in-demand trade work, our blue-collar workers work hard every day. These individuals form the backbone of our economy, keeping our infrastructure functioning, our homes comfortable, and our lives running smoothly. And while we’re grateful all year long, now is the time to say, “thank you!” for their dedication, long hours, and challenging work. (more…)

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  • The Best Holiday Corporate Gifts Balance Tradition and Functionality

    Surprised Santa

    ‘Tis The Season for Holiday Corporate Gifts! 

    The holiday season is a time for giving and gratitude, and businesses are no exception. Many companies choose to send or deliver gifts to their employees, clients, and partners as a way to show appreciation. However, it can be difficult to choose the right holiday corporate gift, especially when you want to make sure that it is both personal and practical.


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  • How to Send Pie as a Holiday Gift

    Give thanks and eat pie


    Good old-fashioned pie continues to be the quintessential holiday treat. It is perfect for dessert, as a snack, or even as breakfast with a rich cup of coffee. Traditionally, after enjoying a juicy turkey and savory side dishes like stuffing and potatoes, a sweet bite is just what everyone craves. To answer that call, we offer pie gift certificates to send to employees and other stakeholders whom you would like to thank for their support and hard work throughout the year. With their delicate nature, pies are not easy to transport, let alone ship. Pie gift certificates offer the best-case scenario for sending a sweet gesture of gratitude. With gThankYou, sending pie as a holiday gift is actually easy as pie!


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How gThankYou Certificates Work

Step 1

Order Certificates

Choose the gThankYou Certificates you want and order them online or by telephone.

Step 2

Ship directly to your business

Your order is delivered by UPS. Nearly all orders ship the day received. Overnight shipping is available.

Step 3

Distribute to your employees

Personalize your gThankYou Certificates with Giver name or logo (both optional) and give them to employees.

Step 4

Redeem at any grocery store

Recipients redeem Certificates at major U.S. grocery stores and select the items they want.