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.



  • 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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  • Put the “Thanks” into Your Thanksgiving Letter

    Thank you messages

    Thanksgiving is coming quickly, and it is the perfect time to write a thank you letter to employees and share your heartfelt appreciation for all they do for you and your business.

    If you are new to writing business thank you notes or need a little inspiration, gThankYou’s eBook “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving: How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees” is here to guide and inspire you.How to write a Thanksgiving letter

    Thanking employees any time of the year is one of the best ways to engage employees and motivate them to do excellent work. But at Thanksgiving, your thanks takes on added meaning. Gratitude at Thanksgiving is more personal; it lets your employees know you value them as people. You’re honoring the all-American holiday when we celebrate and share our gratitude with family and friends.
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  • Top 10 Ideas for Year-End Office Festivities

    Year-End Office Festivities and Workplace Activities


    Let the fun commence!
    Here are 10 ideas for throwing year-end office festivities. This time of year can be stressful, but also full of gratitude, wonder and joy! Set the tone with simple, impactful workplace activities that spread the spirit!

    Not only do year-end office festivities offer a way to have some fun, but they are a strategic way to show employee appreciation and enhance employee engagement. Be true to your culture — what would be authentic and enjoyable? Tap some creative minds and enjoy the process!

    Top 10 Year-End Office Festivities

    Volunteer together at a food pantry or host a holiday meal at a shelter. Bring employees together to give back to the community, offering unity, perspective and goodwill to all who participate.
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  • Turkey Gift Certificates: Order Now, Give Tomorrow!

    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Vouchers

    Turkey Gift Vouchers by gThankYou are the perfect way to say “Thanks” at Thanksgiving-time or anytime. Plus, almost all orders ship the same day!

    Need a workplace Thanksgiving gift, quick?
    Order your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Vouchers today and have them as soon as tomorrow!
    gThankYou is proud to offer same-day shipping on virtually all orders. That means you can have your Turkey Gift Cards in hand, ready to give to recipients — tomorrow.
    Plus, unlike gifts of actual frozen turkeys, gThankYou! Turkey Gift Coupons give recipients the flexibility to choose the size, brand and preparation they want as the centerpiece of their holiday family celebration. (more…)

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  • How to Buy Turkeys in Bulk for Thanksgiving

    Buying Bulk Turkeys

    Turkeys are meaningful, appreciated employee Thanksgiving gifts that honor a popular workplace holiday tradition going back generations.

    But what if you need to buy turkeys in bulk for employee gifts for a large workforce?

    It used to be the only way to share the gift of Thanksgiving turkeys in bulk in the workplace was to order and deliver them frozen. Today, you no longer need to deal with the hassle of buying, storing and distributing bulky frozen turkeys, plus you can provide a holiday gift that recipients prefer more — the ability to choose the right size turkey for their family, when they want it.Buying bulk turkey gifts for employee thanksgiving gifts

    gThankYou Turkey, Turkey Or Ham or Grocery Gift Certificates make it easy for you to share the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey. Plus, recipients love the flexibility to choose the size, brand and preparation they want for their holiday family celebration.
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  • You’re JUST ON TIME! for Holiday Gift Planning.

    Just in time for holiday gift planning.


    Believe it or not, the holiday gift planning season is here!
    Here are some details you should know as you prepare to celebrate employees for a year of hard work. The good news? We can handle the heavy lifting for your holiday gift planning.

    Many gThankYou customers are faced with the daunting task of distributing gifts to a large number of locations, employees working from home, or to clients across the country. With dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of offices and associates nationwide, it can be challenging and very time-consuming. Let us help. (more…)

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  • Gratitude: Celebrating Thanksgiving at Work

     

    Thanksgiving pumpkin pie

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    Millions of Americans will work on Thanksgiving.

    Will employees at your company be spending Thanksgiving at work? If so, bring the gratitude (and treats) and make it a workplace celebration they’ll appreciate!

    Spending the holiday at work isn’t where most of us want to be for this traditional at-home celebration. But with the right attitude and activities, sharing Thanksgiving with colleagues is an opportunity to highlight workplace gratitude and celebrate your work family.

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  • 20 Ideas for Workplace Halloween Team Building

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    Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays.

    According to the National Retail Federation, 69% of consumers plan to celebrate Halloween this year. People love getting into costume, putting up scary decorations, and sharing their favorite treats. With interest like this, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring your workplace together for a holiday celebration.

    Download gThankYou’s “Halloween Team Building Guide” — a one-page PDF that highlights 20 time-tested exercises, games and activities for Halloween team building to help you engage your staff in a meaningful celebration. (more…)

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  • New Gratitude Card Designs for Thanksgiving are here!

    New Gratitude Card designs

    Photo by Olena Ivanova on Unsplash

    gThankYou is pleased to reveal New Gratitude Card designs for our 2022 selection of Autumn and Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards!

    Our New Gratitude Card designs are the perfect way to add a special note of “Thanks!” with your gThankYou! Gift Certificates. Select your favorite from dozens of design choices and include the thoughtful message already included or write your own personalized message of gratitude.Gratitude Card Sample

    Our cards are FREE with your purchase of any gThankYou! Gift Certificates. We’ll even customize the cards for you! Include a personal message, signature, and even your company logo – free of charge.
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  • Easily Buy Corporate Turkey and Food Gifts

    Buy Corporate Food Gifts

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    It’s almost October and time to start planning your annual corporate turkey and food gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Early planning provides peace of mind that your holiday gift-giving is planned and ready to go! By crossing this important item off your list, there is more time to focus on what really matters this time of year: sharing gratitude.

    Let gThankYou take care of the logistics this year.

    gThankYou! Turkey and Ham, Grocery and Other Gift Certificates make it easy and convenient to give much-desired food gifts. Even if your organization is large and working in a variety of offices or remotely, we’ve got you covered.

    A turkey is the centerpiece to the most gratitude-focused holiday of the year. We all crave feeling valued and recognized. The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey or groceries shows your recipients that you care about them and their family. When they sit down to their annual Thanksgiving feast surrounded by loved ones, they’ll be grateful for you and your organization, too.

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  • It’s World Gratitude Day! Celebrate the Power of “Thank You”

    World Gratitude Day

    Today is World Gratitude Day!

    Celebrated every Sept. 21, World Gratitude Day was started by the United Nations more than 50 years ago. It’s also known as the International Day of Peace.

    In the workplace, World Gratitude Day is for celebrating the power of “Thank You” — from company leaders to employees, between coworkers, from employees to customers and, ultimately, as a building block for a culture of gratitude.

    Celebrate world gratitude day with these two simple words "thank you"!

    The scientific argument for gratitude in the workplace is strong and backed by rigorous research.

    Numerous studies and business cases have shown the benefits of gratitude and the ill effects of a lack of gratitude — job dissatisfaction, turnover, absenteeism, burnout, gossip, negativity and exploitation.
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  • Celebrating Teams and Organizational Values

    Spikeball Players Celebrating Teams

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    When leaders understand the importance of celebrating teams and organizational values, important messages resonate beyond an “event.” There are many opportunities to bring people together to underscore that your business is about people and values, not just work and the bottom line.

    We’re in a time of heightened pressure to recruit and retain happy, committed employees and this big-picture thinking is critical. Here are a wide variety of ways you can incorporate “celebrating teams and organizational values” into your workplace. We hope this sparks inspiration for gifts of connection, belonging and shared joy.

    Give the Gift of Connection

    • Welcome new employees with a memorable first impression. Schedule coffee or lunch with the head of the company on their first day at work.
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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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  • How Ice Cream Builds Employee Engagement

    Ice Cream Builds Employee Engagement

    Ice Cream Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

    Hopefully you are already aware that July is National Ice Cream Month! This is the month to celebrate our love of all things ice cream, including sorbet, Popsicles, sundaes, floats, shakes — we could go on and on. It’s a lot like a good employee engagement program: it brings people together, makes everyone feel happy, and is endlessly creative.

    That doesn’t mean you can drop off a tub of vanilla in the break room with a scoop and expect (more…)

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  • 8 Easy Ways to Thank Employees for 4th of July

    4th of July at work

    Photo by Tom Dahm on Unsplash

    Some of the most effective, easy ways to thank employees can be done on the fly, or with just a few days’ notice – just remember to keep the message of gratitude in mind!

    Try it! You have your chance coming up with a holiday that’s easy to celebrate in the workplace: the 4th of July.

    Independence Day has themes that bring people together — patriotism, community, family — plus it has traditions everyone loves: fireworks and sparklers, parades, neighborhood barbecues and events for kids. (more…)

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  • How to Celebrate on a Tight Budget

    Piggy bank for savings

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    Organizations often shy away from celebrations when on a tight budget. We’ve all been there! But a small budget shouldn’t impede employee appreciation and recognition. Never forget that a “thank you” is free! But there are many ways to share gratitude that don’t end up costing a fortune. We have many ideas for how to celebrate with little time or money. (more…)

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  • 10 Ways to Make Summertime at Work Special

    juicy piece of watermelon

    Photo by Juja Han on Unsplash

    Everyone loves this time of year — wrapping up school, planting flowers, planning summer trips and simply enjoying the outdoors. The last few summers weren’t as carefree, so we want to help YOU make summertime at work FUN again! Here are some creative ideas from our 2022 Day-to-Day Employee Celebration Calendar to help.

    Top 10 Ways to Make Summertime at Work Special Again:

    • Celebrate LGBTQ+ Month with free flags and T-shirts for employees.Ice cream treat
    • Host an ice cream or food truck once a week.
    • Present employees with a summer-themed gratitude journal.
    • Host a family day at a local park with food, games, and music.
    • Rent out a public pool or amusement park.
    • Organize a few morning walks with leadership — exercise AND good one-on-one time.
    • Have a summer reading program with incentives at the end of the summer. Remember that? Everyone loves to read for a personal pizza! Bonus points for books on business, leadership, and personal development.
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  • Appreciation Ideas for National Nurses Week

    Nurse appreciation week starts Saturday, May 6th!

    National Nurses Week begins May 6. Get inspired by these nurse appreciation ideas to thank the nurses in your company! (Photo via Esther Max, Flickr)

    Nurse appreciation is the focus of National Nurses Week, which begins May 6. Plan your Nurses Week celebrations now!

    According to Gallup, nursing is among the most highly regarded and trusted professions, ranking higher than military personnel, doctors and teachers.

    So why aren’t nurses feeling the appreciation?
    One major factor could be the overall lack of employee recognition across all industries. General respect and trust for a profession doesn’t automatically translate into concrete acts of appreciation. (more…)

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  • Inspiring Teacher Appreciation with Three Stories

    ladies talking on swings

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    Looking for a team bonding activity that gets people talking, laughing and learning together? Share stories that inspire teacher appreciation! Stories about the teachers we appreciate are a window into our own values and aspirations, and telling and listening to these stories with coworkers helps us connect and builds a culture of gratitude. A broad interpretation of “teacher” can include anyone whose knowledge and influence had a lasting impact. (more…)

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  • Time for Easter Employee Appreciation

    Bright white plate with ceramic bunny and Easter treats

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    It’s almost spring and Easter will be here soon! Now’s the time to start your Easter employee appreciation planning.

    Why thank employees at Easter?
    Besides being a widely celebrated family occasion, it’s a springtime holiday with cultural, non-religious traditions that appeal to everyone.

    Easter employee appreciation is a great idea, regardless of employee religious affiliation, because it generally marks the beginning of spring and the sense of renewal and gratitude that accompany the new season.
    And, as is often the case, Easter coincides with Passover.

    In a diverse workplace where the majority of employees may not be Christian, focus on the secular aspects of Easter. Put employee accomplishments and community first!

    Read on for five reasons to include Easter employee appreciation in your spring planning this year.
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