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.



  • It’s Not Too Late to Order Thanksgiving Gifts!

    Thanksgiving is next week, but it’s not too late to order your business Thanksgiving gifts for the workplace.
    Turkey gift CertificatesgThankYou offers same day shipping so your business Thanksgiving gifts can arrive as soon as tomorrow!
    Not only are gThankYou’s business Thanksgiving gifts fast and convenient, they’re a meaningful and practical gesture of gratitude that your workplace will love.
    gThankYou! Gift Certificates for Turkey (or Turkey or Ham) allow you to give recipients the gift and joy of a Thanksgiving turkey for their holiday meal centerpiece — without the stress of handing out actual frozen turkeys or hams. (more…)

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  • Employee Christmas Gifts Aren’t Complete Without Gratitude

    Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without an expression of gratitude.

    Employee Christmas Gifts Need Thank You Cards - Download our Catalog of Winter Holiday Designs.

    Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without “Thank You” cards — take advantage of gThankYou’s Winter Holiday Gratitude Cards, free with every purchase.

    Good news: all gThankYou Gift Certificates come with customizable, personalized Gratitude Cardsfree!
    Simply choose your design and give us your personal message of holiday appreciation for recipients. We create your custom card and can even add your company logo or management signature if you like. gThankYou Gratitude Cards are the perfect addition to make your employee Christmas gift meaningful and memorable.

    We’re excited to unveil new Gratitude Card designs for the 2017 winter holidays, adding to dozens of favorites to fit any company culture and occasion.
    It’s absolutely essential to show your appreciation to employees, at the holidays and year-round.
    A paycheck isn’t enough, no matter how generous.
    A new study from Payscale shows that how employees feel about their organization’s approach to pay and compensation has a higher impact on their job satisfaction than the actual amount they are paid. (more…)

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  • Learn to Write a Thanksgiving Message

    write a memorable Thanksgiving message to employees

    Learn to write an effective, memorable Thanksgiving message to employees! Download gThankYou’s FREE eBook, “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving.”

    Learn to write a Thanksgiving message to employees without the same old clichés and platitudes — a Thank You letter that truly communicates your appreciation and embodies your unique company spirit!
    gThankYou’s FREE eBook “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving” teaches how to do exactly that, with step-by-step instructions to guide you and lots of inspiring real-life examples.
    With just a few weeks to go to Thanksgiving, now’s the time to craft a Thanksgiving message to employees to share in holiday cards or on your company intranet or website, or to share in person at the annual holiday party.
    However you share it, the message it sends is important.
    Showing gratitude to employees is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a tool for motivation and engagement.
    Gratitude connects workers to the organization and its purpose. Gratitude lets them know why their hard work matters — and encourages them to keep it up. (more…)

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  • America’s Favorite Corporate Turkey Gifts

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    America’s favorite corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou make it easy to share a clear message of gratitude at the holidays. A Thanksgiving turkey is a thoughtful, meaningful gift.

    New research shows companies with clear, top-down communication have happier employees and are more profitable — and, at the holidays, nothing sends a clearer message of gratitude from the boss than corporate turkey gifts.
    The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey sends a clear message from management to recipients. It’s a valued, family-oriented and practical token of gratitude.
    Sharing corporate turkey gifts says, “We’re grateful you’re part of our company family.” (more…)

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  • America’s Oldest Tradition: Thanksgiving Turkey Gift

    Sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift

    America’s oldest tradition, sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift, dates back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. (Image: Wiki Commons)

    Sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift with friends in the spirit of gratitude is America’s oldest tradition.
    It dates back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that lasted three days.
    Historians have no record of the banquet’s exact menu, but according to History.com, the colonists and Native Americans shared fowl and deer with each other at a communal meal, along with corn and other harvest vegetables.
    Turkey became a Thanksgiving staple “so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday.” (more…)

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  • Guide to Buying Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts

    Corporate turkey or ham gifts - by gThankYou

    Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts from gThankYou let recipients choose between two favorite holiday centerpieces, a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.

    Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts from gThankYou let recipients decide which holiday centerpiece is best for their family.
    A turkey or a half or whole ham?  It’s their choice!
    gThankYou! Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts are Manufacturer Coupons, good only for a whole turkey or half or whole ham – any brand, size and preparation, and are redeemable at virtually all major grocery stores nationwide. They have no cash value and can not be used to buy any other merchandise.
    Concerned about the tax implication of your employee holiday gifts? Learn the difference between Turkey Gift Certificates, Gift Cards and Gift Checks and consult with your company tax expert. (more…)

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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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  • How to Engage Transportation Workers

    How to engage transportation workers

    Learn how to engage transportation workers to increase retention and reliability and improve customer service. (Photo via teosaurio)

    Learning how to engage transportation workers in your industry is key to increasing retention and reliability, keeping workers happy and improving overall customer service.
    Retention and an aging workforce are challenges for the trucking industry in particular, according to FleetOwner.
    “As the ‘traditional’ make-up of the U.S. truck-driver population is rapidly aging and heads for retirement, new efforts must be made to attract younger and ‘non-traditional’ candidates to the job of piloting commercial vehicles for a living,” Sean Kilcarr writes for FleetOwner.
    The potential for automation in long-haul trucking is making current employees nervous about their long-term prospects and adding to an overall feeling of being undervalued and under-appreciated. (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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  • Buyer’s Guide to Employee Turkey Gifts

    gThankYou employee turkey gifts

    Employee turkey gifts from gThankYou are the smart, convenient and appreciated workplace holiday gift!

    Your mission: buy employee turkey gifts for everyone.
    Your goal: happy, satisfied employees who feel appreciated by their employer at the holidays.
    Now, how will you do it?
    First, be sure you’re making a smart business decision from the standpoint of your accounting department. When it comes to vouchers for employee turkey gifts, there are several options.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates allow recipients to choose any brand, size and preparation of whole turkey — Butterball®, Norbest®, Smithfield® or any other brand from major grocery stores in the U.S.
    gThankYou Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons which are only good for a specific item (such as a whole turkey), have an expiration date and provide no cash or residual value. They cannot be deposited in the bank or used to buy other merchandise. (more…)

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  • 5 Biological Needs That Drive Employee Motivation

    Paul Kerr, employee motivation guru and author

    What’s the secret to employee motivation? Using extrinsic rewards to turn on intrinsic rewards, according to researcher and author Paul Herr.

    What is more essential to drive employee motivation — rewards and recognition, or engagement?
    Both, according to employee motivation expert Paul Herr. You don’t have to choose!
    Instead, “combine the best of both worlds by extrinsically rewarding managers who become skilled at pressing the motivational ‘buttons’ (of employees)” — in short, using extrinsic rewards to turn on intrinsic rewards.
    Herr explores this innovative approach to employee motivation in his recent Incentive Research Foundation paper, “Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards and Recognition: The Neuroscience.” You can download the paper here.
    If your employees landed a major financial windfall tonight, would they still show up at work tomorrow? (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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  • Engaging Blue-Collar Workers: A How-To Guide

    Engaging blue-collar workers is one of HR's biggest challenges.

    Is your company engaging blue-collar workers with a focus on recognition and pride? (Photo via UC Rusal, Flickr)

    Engaging blue-collar workers may be one of the biggest engagement challenges facing HR today.
    Hourly workers are unhappier than salaried workers in many job aspects, according to recently released Gallup poll data.
    A Harvard Business Review analysis concluded, “People working blue-collar jobs report lower levels of overall happiness in every region around the world. This is the case across a variety of labor-intensive industries like construction, mining, manufacturing, transport, farming, fishing and forestry.” (more…)

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  • Why Plan a Workplace Thanksgiving Celebration?

    Plan your workplace Thanksgiving celebration with gThankYou!

    Thanksgiving isn’t just for families! A workplace Thanksgiving celebration is the perfect way to show appreciation for your team. (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)

    A workplace Thanksgiving celebration lets employees know how grateful you are for their hard work, at a time of year when gratitude is on everyone’s minds already.
    Now’s the time to start planning.
    Early planning for a workplace Thanksgiving celebration means that, come holiday-time, you and your management team will be able to focus on celebrating with employees.
    And that’s key for any employee appreciation effort. Leadership needs to be present and engaged for a celebration to really work. Leaders set the tone.
    If employees sense that company leaders don’t care, even the most dazzling party and generous gifts won’t matter. (more…)

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  • Labor Day – Opportunity to Celebrate Your Workplace

    Celebrate your workplace in honor of Labor Day!

    Labor Day parades are an American tradition going back generations! Celebrate your workplace this Labor Day with fun, engaging activities. (Image via Kheel Center, Flickr)

    The Labor Day holiday celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your workplace and have fun  — especially if you have team members working on Labor Day itself or over Labor Day weekend.
    Officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day was born out of the rise of workers’ rights during the peak of the Industrial Revolution. To this day, we enjoy the benefits of this movement: minimum wage, overtime law, the weekend and more.
    “We commemorate Labor Day because it forever changed the relationship between employer and employee,” according to a Gusto blog post.
    (more…)

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  • Workplace Benefits: Perfect for Back-to-School

    flexible workplace benefits are especially valued during back-to-school

    Make it easy for employees to adapt to back-to-school routines with flexible workplace benefits. (Photo via U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr)

    It’s back-to-school time! Are you engaging employees with flexible workplace benefits — benefits that ease the transition from summer vacation to the demands and routines of the start of school?
    Flexible workplace benefits consider employee experience in practical ways that help employees manage work-life balance.
    “Employee experience” is a relatively new concept in HR. As author and futurist Jacob Morgan writes for Inc., it works best in tandem with employee engagement.
    “By combining employee engagement and experience to work together, organizations can build an environment where employees feel valued,” Morgan writes.
    (more…)

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  • 10 Reasons to Give a Thanksgiving Turkey

    Thanksgiving turkey gift by gThankYou!

    Give employees a Thanksgiving turkey this November! There’s no better symbol of gratitude — it’s the centerpiece to a meal that celebrates giving thanks.

    Give employees a Thanksgiving turkey this November! There’s no better symbol of gratitude: it’s the centerpiece to a meal that celebrates giving thanks.
    Need more reasons?
    Check out our new page “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Thanksgiving Turkey.” Share it with coworkers and your leadership team!
    Now’s the time to start planning workplace gifts for the holiday season. Be ready with all the information you need.
    Our “10 Reasons” page answers all your questions about workplace turkey gifts, an American tradition going back generations. (more…)

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  • Workplace Incentives That Turn Goals to Reality

    Workplace exercise incentives that work!

    Cash doesn’t work, so what are the workplace exercise incentives that actually motivate? (Photo via Global Panorama, Flickr)

    It’s time to rethink workplace exercise incentives involving cash.
    New research shows money does little to motivate gym visits, even among people who have the intention of exercising more.
    The experiment, conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, randomized about 800 new gym members into four groups.
    The control group received $30 after six weeks, unconditionally. The other groups were rewarded for going to the gym at least nine times in the first six weeks of membership — with a $30 Amazon gift card, a $60 Amazon gift card or an item of their choosing from Amazon worth about $30, respectively.
    (more…)

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  • Workplace Friendships Drive Organizational Culture

    workplace friendships build stronger workplace cultures

    Workplace friendships help better communication, collaboration and creativity. (Photo via livedowntowngames, Flickr)

    Workplace friendships used to be commonplace.
    Now workplace experts say they’re beginning to make a comeback, particularly among men — and that’s good news for organizational culture.
    With World Friendship Day coming up on August 6, take a moment to consider the important role of workplace friendships at your company. It’s a great time to plan low-key but engaging activities that celebrate friendships among employees and coworkers.
    Workplace friendships don’t have to come at the expense of meeting work goals, according to Fast Company.
    One study showed that “skipping the small talk and focusing on self-disclosure and nonwork-related topics can forge a closeness that makes coworkers more collaborative, productive, and accountable.” (more…)

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  • The Secret to a Better Holiday Turkey Gift Program

    Holiday Turkey Gift Program planning made easy

    Let gThankYou help simplify your holiday turkey gift program planning — we’re experts in employee gift-giving!

    Time.
    It’s one of the main reasons managers give for not thanking employees.
    I just don’t have the time.
    That’s a shame, because in the long run a robust employee appreciation program actually saves time. Employees who feel appreciated are more productive, and retention goes up.
    This is especially true at the holidays, when time is at a premium.
    Don’t let a time crunch keep your company from having a great holiday turkey gift program! Begin your planning now.
    gThankYou makes it easy to share the gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey with Gift Certificates for any brand, any preparation of whole turkey, redeemable nationally at major grocery stores. (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.