Your employees work hard to keep your business running smoothly, and they put in long hours to make sure your company thrives.

So what are you giving back?

When it comes to showing employee appreciation, the old adage still rings through – it’s the little things that count.

Why Employee Appreciation is So Important

Being recognized and appreciated is more than a good feeling; it’s a fundamental human need. When an employee is shown appreciation, it validates their position and the work they do.

In fact, when asked what employers could do to improve engagement, 58% of employees cited recognition, and 69% of employees said that they would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated.

A word of praise or an afternoon off is nice, of course, but a tangible gift is a great daily reminder to your employees that you took the time to acknowledge their role.

We’ve come up with the top three gift ideas to show your employees that you care, without breaking the bank (or your bottom line).

Digital Photo Frame

Oftentimes, the workplace can seem like a cold and monotone environment. Space is often limited, and there’s not a lot of room for personal touch.

Family photos can be a great motivating factor for your employees because they’re a constant reminder of why they’re working hard, and who they’re coming home to.

However, lack of space may mean having to pick and choose just one or two meaningful photos.

This 7″ leather-bound digital photo frame lets your employees make the most of their desk space while having a wide assortment of motivating images that conjure up fond memories and a feeling of settled happiness.

Emboss it with your business name or company logo for a memorable employee appreciation gift sure to make a lasting impression.

Promotional Phone Gripper

These little gadgets have skyrocketed in popularity recently.

Part fidget spinner and part phone stand, this handy phone gripper is a great way to make life a little easier for your employees while getting your brand out there as well – the classic win/win.

It comes with its own adhesive and collapses down when not in use.

These are extremely popular among employees with small children, since oftentimes the kiddos want to watch cartoons on their parents’ handheld devices.

Just pop it out, prop it up, and it’s good to go.

Blender Bottle

Alright, so everyone has a company coffee mug or carafe these days, and that’s fine and dandy. These days, more and more people are getting on the health and fitness bandwagon, and blender bottles are where it’s at.

They’re great for pre- and post-workout protein, or for mixing up a meal replacement (which comes in handy for the busy worker).

Blender bottles aren’t cheap, though – at least not when you’re buying one for yourself; they can run upwards of twenty bucks a piece!

Give your health-conscious employees a break with our 24oz Shaker Bottle, with its patented Vortex(TM) blending ball.

Add your company name or logo and hand these out to your star workers for a third of the price.

Employee Appreciation Done Right

A little token of appreciation goes a long way, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or stress you out.

Boost productivity, lighten the workplace mood, and remind your employees that you value their efforts.

Ready to take your employee appreciation gifts to the next level? Check out our blog or read some of our testimonials.