Enhance Your Employee Gift-Giving Experience

Are you looking for great gift ideas, rewards, and performance incentives to make your employees happy? Look no further! Welcome to our blog, where we provide helpful information and creative inspiration. That is to say, our goal is to help you become skilled at giving thoughtful gifts to your employees, fostering a workplace where appreciation and recognition thrive.

Discover What Your Employees Really Want: Tips for Memorable Gifts

Find out the true desires of your employees. Our resource offers valuable insights into their preferences, empowering you to create truly memorable gift experiences. Learn how to boost morale, cultivate a positive work environment, and strengthen employee relationships through thoughtful and personalized gifts.

A Variety of Gift Ideas, Rewards, and Performance Incentives: From Traditional to Innovative

Our blog covers a wide range of articles featuring diverse gift ideas, rewards, and performance incentives for various occasions. Explore our collection of spring gift ideas, customer loyalty gifts, and tokens of employee recognition. We offer both traditional and innovative approaches to gift-giving, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Create a Strategic Gift-Giving Plan: Boost Engagement and Satisfaction

Gift-giving goes beyond transactions—it’s an opportunity to deepen connections and show appreciation. Discover how to make your employees feel truly valued and appreciated. Transform your gift-giving practices into strategic tools that enhance employee engagement, job satisfaction, and workplace relationships.

Embark on a rewarding journey with us as we guide you in enhancing your employee gift-giving experience. Utilize our valuable insights and inspiration to create exceptional gift experiences that stick with your employees. Strike the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. Furthermore, strengthen your workplace culture and foster appreciation. Show your employees that they are highly valued and appreciated. Join us on this exciting adventure and elevate your workplace through meaningful gifts and rewards. In short, take the first step towards creating a workplace where gratitude and recognition flourish.



  • Customer Loyalty Gifts to Show Appreciation

    Customer Loyalty gifts are always a wise budget item.

     

    How would you rate your customer relations efforts? Do you feel like you show gratitude on a regular basis to customers who choose to work with YOU? The best time to give a customer loyalty gift is whenever appreciation strikes.

    Expressing gratitude can bond you with customers, which is essential to long-term retention. When you build relationships with customers, you also build loyalty, which helps your business prosper. 

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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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  • Five Fall Thank You Gifts

    Fall is a great season for enjoying apples a wide variety of crops from the harvest.

     

    It’s always wise to consider ideas for simple seasonal thank you gifts for employees. No need for extravagance, but — let’s be honest — a little present when it’s not a holiday or birthday provides a pick-me-up for most people. As part of your employee appreciation efforts, do you ever give a small gift for a job well done? Here are some seasonal ideas for applicable fall gifts that just may make someone’s day a little brighter.
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  • What are the Best Corporate Holiday Gifts?

    small set of corporate gifts

    Awesome corporate presents don’t have to be expensive. They just need to be thoughtful.

    Showing gratitude to your employees is one of the best ways to boost morale, improve productivity, and create a positive work environment. There are many different avenues to show gratitude, but one of the most popular options is giving corporate gifts to employees.

    When choosing and giving outstanding corporate gifts to employees, it’s important to consider a few things.

    1. Budget always matters, so consider the cost of the item, the packaging and the shipping, if necessary.
    2. Personalization adds a nice touch.
    3. The best gifts to give staff tie into the corporate culture in a positive way.
    4. It’s thoughtful and can be useful inside or outside of work.
    5. It clearly illustrates that you value the recipient as an employee and a person.

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  • Embracing Remote and Hybrid Employees

    You belong

    In an article, Fostering a Culture of Belonging in the Hybrid Workplace, Harvard Business Review takes a look at the importance of belonging – a critical piece to employee engagement – in hybrid workplaces. The piece is well-framed with this important reminder: “The degree of meaning and purpose you derive from work may be the biggest difference between a job and a career, and psychological research has consistently shown that when employees feel that they belong to a team or organization — in the sense that it aligns with their values, and enables them to express important aspects of their identity — they will not only tend to perform better, but also experience higher levels of engagement and well-being. In contrast, a lack of belonging will increase the risk of alienation, burnout, and underperformance.”

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  • Corporate Gifts: A Guide to the Industry

    corporate gifts are a great way to say thank you

    Organizations spend a lot of time, money and effort each year researching, buying, hand-delivering and sending gifts to employees, clients, and other important stakeholders. Therefore, making it easy, effective and affordable is key…especially to small businesses that want to give but also need to watch their budget.

    When choosing a corporate gift company, it is important to consider the following factors:

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  • Tips for Corporate and Employee Gifting

    corporate giving and corporate incentives

     

    The practice of corporate gifting has a long and storied history. In fact, it can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, who would give gifts to their employees and clients as a way of showing appreciation and goodwill. In the early days of corporate America, gift-giving was largely limited to high-level executives and clients. However, as businesses grew and competition increased, the practice of corporate gifting began to spread to all levels of the workforce.

    Today, corporate gifting is used by businesses of all sizes to build relationships, show appreciation, and motivate employees.

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  • Why Groceries are the Ultimate Gift

    Groceries are the ultimate gift.

     

    As we prepare for the season of giving, many people struggle with what to give, what to spend, or where to even begin. We have been in the gift-giving business for a long time, and let us tell you, groceries are the ultimate gift.

    Here are 5 Reasons Groceries are the Ultimate Gift

    Everyone eats.

    There is truly no other gift as universal as food. Whether it’s a celebratory meal or simply milk and veggies, everyone needs food to survive and thrive! You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t want a little extra food in the fridge or pantry. With a gThankYou grocery gift certificate, it’s completely possible to bring a smile to every single recipient.

    Simplicity rules.

    Sometimes the process of selecting gifts can overwhelm even the most seasoned shoppers. It’s even more complicated when purchasing gifts for entire organizations! Simple, straightforward gifts like a voucher for groceries embody the beauty of simplicity. Practicality never goes out of style. (more…)

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  • Employee Gifts (That People Will Actually Like)

    Here's how to choose the right employee gifts for the holidays.

    Here’s how to choose the right employee gifts for the holidays.

    Even for the most capable givers, it can be a challenge to find employee gifts for the holidays. Or rather, it’s challenging to find gifts your employees will actually enjoy and use. Too often, employers give gifts as if they’re checking a box: Here’s a golf shirt emblazoned with the company logo, hope it fits! (And sorry if you don’t play golf or it’s not at all your style.)
    The end result is that workers can feel more annoyed by a gift than if they hadn’t received anything — like, Yeesh, now I have to lug this home because I don’t want the boss to see it in my office trash. Obviously, that’s not an optimal outcome, especially not when at least one recent report says employers spend an average of almost $80 per employee on holiday gifts.
    What type of gifts do employees like?
    Well, while we can’t guarantee you’ll find the perfect present for everyone on your team, we can offer a few critical tips and suggestions for employee gifts for the holidays.

    Tip 1: Money Isn’t Everything

    Don’t let that $80 figure upset you. Not only are you not obligated to spend so much, the value of a gift to the recipient also doesn’t necessarily correlate with its cost. As an expert quoted in an HR Dive discussion of good employee gifts for the holidays says, “The best holiday gifts aren’t necessarily the most expensive, but show an understanding of the recipient.” (more…)

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  • What Employees REALLY Want for the Holidays

    what employees really want for the holidays - heartfelt appreciation.
     

    Today’s headlines are full of crazy statistics about the workplace, with headlines like The Great Discontent ringing in our ears. Leaders are worried about retention rates, hiring, and assessing culture. While we understand the stress that accompanies these concerns, there is a bright light. This is an excellent opportunity! Let’s discuss what employees REALLY want for the holidays – your heartfelt appreciation for their hard work and loyalty.

    This is the time to build a culture of gratitude. Thank those employees who have stuck through the hard times. Attract new talent by offering a culture that understands their needs. Build peer-to-peer and top-down communication channels and recognition that makes people feel valued.

    As we dive right into the holiday season, gThankYou is here to help you share your appreciation. Personalized, heartfelt appreciation is in demand and, together, we can deliver.

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  • Wrap Your Holiday Employee Gifts in Gratitude

    Wrap your holiday gifts in gratitude - beautifly wrapped holiday gifts

    Photo by Michelle on Unsplash

     

    ‘Tis the season for festive spirits and holiday gift-giving! Wrap your holiday employee gifts in gratitude and watch as spirits rise and kindness become contagious in your workplace. At gThankYou, we are believers that the season isn’t simply about buying gifts and checking off a to-do item. It is the spirit of gratitude – thanking others for the role they play in your life or business. Sincerely, authentically and from the heart.

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
    – Melody Beattie

    A well-designed, personalized gift with a heartfelt note of appreciation does add that special touch. It’s both meaningful and memorable making the recipient feel special and truly valued. Let’s face it, these days we all crave sincere appreciation.

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  • Say “Thank You” with a Thanksgiving Turkey!

    The perfect turkey gift from gThankYou

     

    Nothing says “Thank You” like the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey. And now is the perfect time to give thanks!

    November is National Gratitude Month. The month leading up to Thanksgiving is perfectly fitting for us all to embrace the act of gratitude. There are many ways to express our appreciation for those in our lives. After the last year and a half, we especially appreciate being acknowledged and valued.
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  • What Employees Want this Holiday Season

    Gratitude: Giving back to the employees who give so much every day

    Holiday gift-giving is a joyous time to spread gratitude. It brings people together (even remotely) and delivers a pick-me-up during challenging times. The COVID-19 Pandemic has rocked many boats, but let’s look at the positive: increased employee engagement! To embrace this uptick, let’s also explore employee appreciation and keeping morale high by giving employees what they REALLY need or want this holiday season.

    COVID-19: Good for workplace engagement 

    Understanding the importance of employee engagement has always been important to organizations; especially those that care about employee satisfaction, retention, and a variety of other factors that support a great workforce. With the COVID-19 pandemic, employee engagement has been absolutely critical as companies have needed to heavily rely on essential workers and revamp organizational structures. Remote workforces require extra effort to keep engagement levels high, and recent research indicates that this is indeed happening.
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  • Generosity at Work: 8 Benefits

    Workplace Gratitude

    By Cheryl Baker, Co-Founder and Director of Social Capital, Give and Take, Inc.

    When you hear the term “contagion,” what image comes to mind? Disease. Panic in mass crowds. Viral social media trends. Perhaps this time of year, you think of the flu. 

    Scientists have found that within groups, thoughts and moods can be just as contagious as physical diseases or behaviors. In a phenomenon called emotional contagion, researchers have observed that “individuals tend to express and feel emotions that are similar to those of others,” seeming to “catch” the feelings of those around them. 

    While the word “contagion” often carries a negative connotation, research on the benefits of emotional contagion has shown that this ripple effect may be a secret workplace weapon for productivity and engagement. If you have a culture of generosity and appreciation, you’ve likely seen this in action.

    Not sure if you have a generous workplace? (more…)

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  • Secrets for Employee Gift-Giving Success

    Holiday gifts for employees

    Delight Employees This Holiday Season

    Research backs up what successful organizations have known all along – that appreciating employees day-in and day-out feeds productivity, retains employees and transforms workplace culture.

    In other words, as Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely says, “recognition drives engagement and engagement drives productivity.”

    Gifts are a tangible way to express your appreciation for each employee’s contribution to your organization. It may seem like a simple gesture, but expressing genuine appreciation matters more to recipients than you may think.

    Consider this: among workers who feel valued, 88% feel engaged and 93% say their motivated to do their best. (American Psychological Association).
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  • Last-Minute Gift Ideas Employees Will Love

    Hanukka just ended and it’s not long until employees start taking off for the Christmas holiday and business winds down for the year.
    There’s still time to choose a thoughtful holiday gift that will show employees how much you appreciate them.

    Last-Minute Gift Ideas Employees Will Love

    Here are five affordable employee gift ideas that are convenient enough to arrange at the last minute. Don’t forget to share your gifts with gratitude – the most meaningful gift of appreciation is free!For gift ideas employees will love check out the infographic from gThankYou!

    • A group gift.
      If your time is short, consider a group outing, an upgrade to the break room, or a holiday luncheon or party (if you’re not already planning one).
    • Productivity apps or tools.
      Digital apps can be delivered instantly, with no physical orders or trips to the store. Poll your employees on which app will save them time or make them even better at their jobs.
    • Gift certificates for turkey or ham.
      The workplace gift of a turkey or ham is a beloved tradition of gratitude that stretches back decades. Gift certificates eliminate the logistical difficulties of storing and distributing frozen turkeys or hams, and they give your employees the flexibility to choose the sizes and preparations they want.

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  • Why Choose Turkey Gift Certificates?

    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates

    America’s business leaders choose gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates and vouchers for Thanksgiving and holiday employee appreciation. Shouldn’t you?

    If you are looking to share a holiday turkey gift with employees or customers, skip the logistic hassles of distributing frozen turkeys and share gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates and Vouchers instead.
    What’s the difference between turkey gift certificates and vouchers? Nothing! A “voucher” is just another term for gift certificate.
    When it comes to workplace turkey gifts, more companies choose gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude. We’re America’s favorite choice for Turkey Gift Certificates, Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates and other popular food gifts – perfect for holiday-time or anytime employee and customer appreciation. (more…)

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  • Affordable Staff Gifts for Halloween (or Anytime!)

    Looking for affordable staff gifts?

    Affordable staff gifts like Candy are a great way to treat employees at Halloween, or anytime! (Photo via johnnytop, Flickr)


    Treat your workplace this Halloween! gThankYou has affordable staff gifts to fit any occasion — even Halloween — and put a smile on everyone’s faces.
    gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude are good for specific grocery merchandise, like Candy or a Turkey, and can be redeemed at virtually any major grocery store chain nationwide. They’re perfect for celebrating employee successes, incentivizing safety or wellness, thanking customers or simply showing anytime appreciation.
    Givers and recipients alike love gThankYou.
    Givers appreciate how fast, flexible and affordable gThankYou! Gift Certificates are. (more…)

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  • 5 Reasons Employees Love Turkey Vouchers

    Turkey vouchers by gThankYou are good for any brand whole turkey at major grocery stores in the U.S.

    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are good for any brand of whole turkey at major grocery stores in the U.S. All orders come with FREE Cards to customize with your Thanksgiving appreciation.


    What goes great with your workplace Thanksgiving celebration? Turkey vouchers for employees!
    A gift certificate for a turkey is an affordable yet meaningful way to share a classic employee holiday gift. And by giving vouchers instead of actual turkeys, your team avoids the hassle of handling and storing a large number of frozen birds. It’s a win for everyone!
    gThankYou! Turkey Vouchers (or Turkey Or Ham Vouchers) make it easy to reward and thank your staff with a gift they’ll remember all year. Recipients love the ability to choose the turkey that’s best for their family holiday celebration — gThankYou Turkey Vouchers are redeemable for any brand of whole turkey, at virtually all major grocery stores in the U.S. (more…)

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  • Take the Guesswork Out of Employee Holiday Gifts

    gThankYou! Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates:employee holiday gifts that everyone enjoys!

    Don’t guess around with employee holiday gifts! Follow our three-point plan for giving great gifts your employees will appreciate. (Image via Queen Bee, Flickr)

    The stakes are high with employee holiday gifts.
    A lot of responsibility rests on your shoulders if you’re in charge of picking, ordering and distributing gifts for employees at the holidays.
    Pick the wrong gift, and it could end up on one of the many lists mocking terrible workplace gifts. Bad gifts from bosses are so commonplace that the Emily Post Institute created a multiple-choice quiz to test holiday gift-giving knowledge and warn against common mistakes.
    People don’t have much confidence in companies to get it right, either. (more…)

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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.