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43 Gifts for Good Employees

When you’re buying gifts for your employees, it’s hard to decide what to get. Whether your budget is large or small, you’re sure to have all kinds of personalities to think of. This list gives you plenty of options, and we’ve avoided cash and gift cards entirely.

A happy employee is a productive employee! My dad got the perfect gift for two of his employees that went above and beyond using this list of gifts for employees.

As Good As Gold Gift Basket

As Good As Gold Gift Basket

If your employees are as good as gold, treat them to this incredible hamper which contains a smorgasbord of sweet treats for them to feast on while they work.

BUY FROM GIFTTREE.COM


Thank You Candy Bar Wrappers

Thank You Candy Bar Wrappers

If you fancy giving your staff a last minute bonus, stock up on their favorite chocolate bars and then download this wrapper which can be printed and then wrapped around the individual bars.

BUY FROM ETSY.COM


CraveBox Care Package

CraveBox Care Package

There’ll be no tricks but lots of treats when you choose this as a gift for employees as a sweet thank you – it’s chock full of candies, cookies, crackers, and chips.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM


California Wine Gift Basket

California Wine Gift Basket

Whether you gift this hamper to one special employee, or let them all share in it, it will be very well received thanks to the wine, nuts, candies and more to be found inside.

BUY FROM GIFTTREE.COM

Funny Employee Mug

Funny Employee Mug

Everyone appreciates a straight talking boss, so carry that theme on for employee gifts. This mug will let them know just how much you appreciate them in your own NSFW way.

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Employee Appreciation Coins

Employee Appreciation Coins

There are so many ways to give these appreciation tokens to your staff, but whichever way you choose, they will become a treasured memento of the best boss they ever had.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM


PhoneSoap UV Phone Sanitizer & Charger

PhoneSoap UV Phone Sanitizer & Charger

Keep your staff’s phones clean and safe with PhoneSoap. Using UV light, this unassuming case will kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria on the phone while it charges, leaving it sterilized and ready to use in the morning. The built-in acoustic amplifier also allows alarms and notifications to be heard.

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Champagne & Truffles Gift Basket

Champagne & Truffles Gift Basket

It’s always nice to receive a little luxury now and again, and this champagne and truffles gift basket makes the ideal gift for employees who deserve something special. Filled with decadent treats like caramels, truffles, cookies, and wafers, the faux leather basket also contains your choice of sparkling wine.

BUY FROM GOURMETGIFTBASKETS.COM


Coravin Wine Preservation Device

Coravin Wine Preservation Device

Some people like to finish the whole bottle, while others prefer wine in moderation. This clever gadget employs special technology to allow users to open a bottle by piercing the cork. Once it’s poured, the cork automatically reseals itself so the rest of the wine stays fresh until it’s needed again.

BUY FROM CORAVIN.COM


Cashmere Eye Masks

Cashmere Eye Masks

A good night’s sleep means the following day will be more productive, which makes this eye mask a win-win for both you and your employees. Lined with silk so it’s super soft on the face, this cashmere mask will block out the light and allow them to sleep soundly and in comfort.

BUY FROM NAKEDCASHMERE.COM


Award-Winning Always Pan

Award-Winning Always Pan

Give someone the Always Pan and you’ll be giving them several gifts in one. Made to replace eight kitchen cookware items, this attractive non-stick pan can steam, braise, sear, strain, sauté, fry, and boil, and even comes with a Beechwood spatula that nests neatly within the pan’s handle.

BUY FROM FROMOURPLACE.COM

Meditation Box

Meditation Box

Reduce stress in the workplace by giving your employees one of these meditation boxes each. Made from birch plywood, the box is lined with velvet and filled with white sugar silica sand. They can use the included stylus to doodle in the sand, then simply smooth it over to start again.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


KeySmart Hands-Free Tool

KeySmart Hands-Free Tool

Keep your staff safe in these testing times with this KeySmart hands-free tool. Made from solid brass, the Cleankey can be attached to keys or bags via the included carabiner, and reduces direct contact with potentially contaminated surfaces – like door handles, ATMs, and touch screens – by more than 99%.

BUY FROM GETKEYSMART.COM


Aura Frames Smart Cloud Photo Frame

Aura Frames Smart Cloud Photo Frame

The Aura digital frame makes a touching, thoughtful gift for anyone who is far away from their loved ones. Once connected with phones and devices, the Aura frame can receive photographs instantly, and display them on the screen as a wonderful surprise while holding up to 10,000 other pics.

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Heartwarming Dog Breeds on Bikes Shirts

Heartwarming Dog Breeds on Bikes Shirts

Nobody could resist a dog on a bicycle, which is why these tees from Milky Mug will be a big hit with everyone. Soft and comfortable, these tees feature a variety of pooches attempting to ride bikes, trikes, and scooters to add a sweet touch of cuteness to any casual outfit.

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Golden Hour Candle

Golden Hour Candle

The 9-5 can drag for even the most dedicated of workers, but the Golden Hour candle will give them something to look forward to. Named to represent that time of day when the sun starts to set, this beautiful candle is infused with the scents of Bergamot, Hay, and Golden Poppy.

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Etched Skyline Wine Glass

Etched Skyline Wine Glass

Whether they live in in a big city or have left one behind, this stemless glass will give them a thoughtful reminder of home. Holding up to 16 fl oz, this glass will arrive etched with a wraparound skyline of the city of your choice, giving it a panoramic feel.

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Kiehl's Healthy Hands Trio Gift Set

Kiehl's Healthy Hands Trio Gift Set

Give someone the gift of soft hands this winter with this collection of three hand creams. Totally travel-friendly, each 75ml tube contains a soothing cream to ease dry, chapped skin. There’s calming lavender, zesty grapefruit, and the ultimate strength eucalyptus for the days when a little extra moisture is needed.

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Whiskey Appreciation Crate

Whiskey Appreciation Crate

This handsome Whiskey Appreciation Crate will make a welcome addition to anyone’s home bar. The attractive decanter is etched with a monogram, while the two quality rocks glasses bear the recipient’s name. To complete the set, there are also slate coasters, ice molds, various nuts, and a whiskey journal.

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Decision Paperweight

Decision Paperweight

Those who just can’t make a decision for themselves will love this funny paperweight. Made from aluminum in a sleek, modern design, this funny paperweight will take the responsibility of making choices away from the user, and let the decision rest on a spin of the wheel instead.

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Knack Bags: Expandable Backpacks And Accessories

Knack Bags: Expandable Backpacks And Accessories

Designed by mobile workers, the Knack Bag is slim and sleek for every day commuting. Expanding to provide up to 75% more storage space just by undoing the zip, it’s ideal for people who travel for work as it can also pack like a suitcase so no more fumbling around.

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Mini Museum

Mini Museum

If they like artefacts, they will adore this mini museum gift idea. Highly collectible, the mini museum is available in several different categories. Containing up to 33 different, authentic specimens such as dinosaur skin, mummy beads, and a piece from a 14th century knight’s sword, each set is limited edition.

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Yellow Leaf Hammock

Yellow Leaf Hammock

Downtime is an essential part of life, and without it there’s a risk of us burning out. Treat them to a Yellow Leaf Hammock, so they have somewhere to escape to when they need to recharge. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, these lightweight hammocks can hold up to 550lbs.

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Aera Essential Oil Diffuser

Aera Essential Oil Diffuser

Make sure their home is bathed in child and pet friendly fragrance with the Aera diffuser. Using superior fragrance oils and essential oils, this diffuser can be adjusted up and down, and if you choose the Alexa-compatible Smart option, it can also be controlled via Wi-Fi with programmable play settings.

BUY FROM AERAFORHOME.COM


Work Life Balance Keychain

Work Life Balance Keychain

Show your employees that you’re a fair and kind boss with one of these work/life balance keychains. Made from lead-free pewter, these quirky little gifts will remind them that there’s more to life than work, because after all, a happy worker is a productive worker.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


50 Cal Chrome Bottle Openers

50 Cal Chrome Bottle Openers

Usually, giving an employee the bullet is bad news for them, but in this case it’s definitely good. Made from a recycled, once-fired .50 caliber bullet, this bottle opener makes a small but very useful gift, especially when you can add up to 25 characters of personalization.

BUY FROM BOTTLEBREACHER.COM


Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace

Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace

Show the women who work for you how valued they are with this sterling silver pendant. A poignant gift for employees, the cracked glass held between two solid panes symbolizes the glass ceiling that women have been fighting against, and shows them that you’re a boss who will help them break through.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


Infinity Pillow

Infinity Pillow

Whether they’re commuting to and from work, trying to catch forty winks in their lunch break, or just cozying up on the couch, the infinity pillow will make it more comfy. Made to be squished, squashed, stuffed, and smooshed, it will turn any space into the perfect place to sleep.

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Hatch Ideas Notebook

Hatch Ideas Notebook

Much more than just a notebook, Hatch is a way to get creative juices flowing, and taking ideas to the next stage. Divided into three sections, this notebook provides a blueprint for realizing ideas, concepts, and dreams, and is cloth bound so it will last through the rigors of brainstorming.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


The Expandable Carry-On

The Expandable Carry-On

If your employees spend their time travelling, the least you can do is make sure they’re equipped with the best luggage. This expandable carry-on not only looks stylish, but expands to a 42l capacity when needed, with a hidden laundry bag, easy-access laptop sleeve, and top, side, and slip handles, too.

BUY FROM AWAYTRAVEL.COM


Finger Tracing Meditation Mug

Finger Tracing Meditation Mug

Their coffee breaks will bring them a new lease of life when they drink from one of these marvellous meditation mugs. Hand thrown and made from stoneware, one side of this unusual mug has a raised labyrinth pattern which can be traced with a finger during quiet contemplation.

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Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate and strawberries are a match made in gourmet heaven, and you can send this little bit of luxury to your faithful staff. Whether they’re drizzled, dipped, or covered in sparkling edible glitter, these fantastic fruits can be ordered in one dozen or two dozen boxes for true delicious decadence.

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Employee Appreciation Luxury Spa Box

Employee Appreciation Luxury Spa Box

They serve you faithfully all year, so why not give them time for themselves with this ‘You Are Amazing Spa Box? Made with all-natural, plant based ingredients, this organic set is available in a choice of both male and female fragrances, and includes a range of wonderfully indulgent self-care products.

BUY FROM ETSY.COM


Fix it Kit

Fix it Kit

Make sure they’re ready for anything with this handy Fix It Kit. Perfect for your right hand (wo)man, this kit comes in a smart vegan leather case, and consists of a hammer, flashlight, pliers, screwdriver, sockets, tape measure and more to tackle those on-the-spot emergencies.

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Plantable Wish Cards

Plantable Wish Cards

Dreams need nurturing if they’re going to grow, which is what makes these sweet plantable wish cards such a cute idea. With 12 wish cards in the set, recipients can write a dream or ambition on each one, plant it, water it, and watch as it blossoms into beautiful bee-friendly wildflowers.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


Be... Inspirational Paperweight

Be... Inspirational Paperweight

Encourage employees to strive towards new qualities every day with this smart inspirational paperweight. Made from lead-free pewter, this paperweight says ‘Be…’, with a slot in the ellipses for holding one of the 72 motivational cards included. Attractive and quirky, it will give them a daily reminder to aim for better.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

Cookies are always a great gift, and usually very well-received. Put your own stamp on them this year with this box of 24 buttery vanilla cookies. Vibrant and cheerful, the yellow box contains individually wrapped cookies that come stamped with a message of your choice up to 3 lines long.

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Inspirational Pencil Set

Inspirational Pencil Set

Simply using one of these pencils will give them words of encouragement, even if they don’t realize it. With five #2 pencils in the set, each one comes stamped with a phrase or message in gold to inspire and motivate them to be the best that they can possibly be.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM


Desk Vacuum

Desk Vacuum

It’s a real, functioning appliance, no lie. Tailor-made for the employee who loves to keep their workspace nice and tidy. It comes with two attachments so they can get to all the tight spots around the knick-knacks, behind the monitors, and down between the keys on the keyboard.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM


Echo Dot

Echo Dot

If you’re always barking orders at your long suffering employee, put her in charge for once with the Echo Dot, which will allow Alexa to follow instructions for a change.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM


Magnetic Decision Maker

Magnetic Decision Maker

You know and love your employees, but sometimes you wonder about their decision-making process. It’s natural. When you give this gift, you don’t have to wonder about their process anymore. You know exactly where the ideas are coming from. Brings new meaning to “the buck stops here.”

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM


Cell Phone Holder

Cell Phone Holder

This funny cell phone holder catches the hand in action, in mid-text. It’s a perfect addition to any desktop. It displays the phone so you can see the screen without having to pick the phone up. Employees can turn off the screen lock, put it on voice-to-text, and text without missing a beat.

BUY FROM AMAZON.COM


Drop A Bomb

Drop A Bomb

It’s just the coolest paperweight in America, that’s all—the F-bomb. Give this to that employee that cusses like a sailor all day long. But you don’t care, as long as clients aren’t in the office and the work gets done. You probably drop a few yourself when things get busy.

BUY FROM UNCOMMONGOODS.COM

More Gift Ideas for Employees and Coworkers


14 Diy Gifts for Employees

iPhone Wallet

iPhone Wallet


This DIY tutorial shows you how to make a beautiful, colorful iPhone wallet using a couple of store bought items, glue, and a needle and thread. Your lucky employee will be touched you took the time to make this with your own two hands. The design includes credit card slots and a window for the camera.

Cozy Mug Wraps

Cozy Mug Wraps


If you’ve got a small office crew, you can spend an afternoon on this DIY and you’ll have friendly gifts for everyone. These mug wraps will keep everyone’s hands safe when they’re drinking hot coffee in the morning. You’ll need a little bit of sewing skill to follow her five-step process.

Note Pads

Note Pads


Believe it or not, there are people out in the world who still write things down. On paper, with pens and pencils and other antiquated tools. This tutorial shows you how to DIY a set of notepads using paper, a little bit of fabric, and a few easy passes under a sewing machine needle.

Desk Tidy

Desk Tidy


DIY art at its finest—a copper pipe desk organizer. All you need is about three feet of copper pipe, a pipre cutter, steel wool, a cork coaster, a marker, and a hot glue gun. You cut, buff, and glue according to the directions, and the final product is a beautiful piece of fully functional desk art.

Coffee Scrub

Coffee Scrub


Is there a doctor in the house? One who knows how to sew? This DIY is for you, doc, to make for your favorite nurse or nurses. You know they make every day possible, and you know you want to thank them for all their hard work. It’s not neurosurgery, so you should be able to pull this one off with ease.

Diy Spa Gift Basket

Diy Spa Gift Basket


This fabulous gift basket will make a thoughtful gift for any employee who deserves a bit of pampering, and as it’s homemade you can customize it using the ideas in this blog.

Diy Sangria Basket

Diy Sangria Basket


Instead of buying their gifts, why not treat your staff to one of these homemade sangria kits which contain everything needed for this fruity drink in a handy glass dispenser?

Diy Ice Cream Gift Basket

Diy Ice Cream Gift Basket


Move over water cooler, this ice cream gift basket is the new place to meet. Filled with delicious adornments and utensils, all they’ll need to bring is their favorite ice cream.

Diy Hot Chocolate Gift Baskets

Diy Hot Chocolate Gift Baskets


If you’re looking for sweet gifts for your employees, you can’t go wrong with these hot chocolate gift baskets which will give them a decadent drink on a cold winter’s night.

Diy Lemonade Gift Basket

Diy Lemonade Gift Basket


When life gives her lemons, she’ll make delicious lemonade. This DIY gift will supply her with all the ingredients needed, including the pitcher, to make thirst-quenching summer in a glass.

Box Of Sunshine

Box Of Sunshine


Whether it’s summer, or you want to bring a little sunshine into winter, this gift basket is sure to have them smiling, as it contains a heap of gifts all wrapped in cheerful yellow.

Diy Breakfast Gift Basket

Diy Breakfast Gift Basket


This gift hamper would make an awesome gift for anyone who appreciates a really good breakfast, as it contains homemade buttermilk pancake mix, cake, coffee, bread, and luxurious maple syrup.

Diy Banana Bread GIft Basket

Diy Banana Bread GIft Basket


Breakfast is often overlooked, especially when we’re busy. Make sure there’s no excuse with this basket which contains banana bread, butter, honey and more for a deliciously rustic morning meal.

Christmas Breakfast Basket

Christmas Breakfast Basket


Take inspiration from this blog post which fills a crate or box with everything needed for a Christmas Breakfast – you can even add a pretty frying pan so they really do have everything.

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