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  • Jessika Noda Ofiyai

Thoughtful Employee Appreciation Day Gifts

Employee Appreciation Day is an event observed on the first Friday in March, meant for employers to give thanks or recognition to their employees. Employee Appreciation Day has become an opportunity for managers, company leadership, and HR to remember the importance of appreciating employees for their hard work and dedication.


First created by Dr. Bob Nelson in 1995, National Employee Appreciation Day was part of his doctoral dissertation on why managers do or do not recognize their employees and has since helped thousands of companies create a culture of recognition in their organization with significant impacts on employee retention, performance and the ability to attract talent.


Humanizing the workplace and developing a culture of recognition can help in building and retaining world class teams. According to research by Workhuman, 73% of remote workers with companies who acknowledged their wins, and celebrated personal life events felt more respected and appreciated compared to companies that did not. With many companies moving towards a hybrid or remote work environment, the employee experience will be a key factor in motivation and productivity.


To celebrate Employee Appreciation day, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 unique employee gifts.


Kanel Voyager Collection




With many people picking up new hobbies - cooking being one of them, the Kanel Voyager Collection is the perfect gift for the home chef on your team.


A trip around the world for their taste buds, this curated assortment of eight spice blends and sea salts is sure to inspire delicacies from just about every continent. Each jar is packaged in reusable amber glass jars and packaged in an FSC-certified box.


Province of Canada Happy Place Candle





Inspire happiness while working at home with Province of Canada’s Happy Place Candle.


Made in Canada, this hand poured candle is made with natural, non-GMO soy wax and has a 60 hour burn time. Clean and fresh notes with hints of chamomile and lavender evoke feelings of happiness and make for an inspiring workspace environment.


andSons Bedford Drive Gift Collection




The perfect little midday treat whether they’re working from home or in the office.


This beautiful set includes their 12 piece Signature box filled with classic European-style ganaches and pralines hand painted and molded with bold and innovative flavor combinations. The set also includes their dark chocolate hazelnut truffles and 62% dark chocolate almonds.


KOTN Quilted Throw




Bring a little coziness for those cold days at the office, or to their at home workspace with KOTN’s Quilted Throw.


This plush and textured blanket features a soft quilted finish inspired by Egyptian techniques. This beautiful throw is crafted from 100% cotton and 0% synthetic polyester or acrylic filling. Instead, it’s knit from several layers of soft cotton and filled with cotton ropes and twine, giving it warmth and weight, but is still breathable.


Stone Hollow Farmstead Southern Favorites Gift Box




Team picnic anyone? The Stone Hollow Farmstead Southern Favorites Gift Box is perfect for bringing teams together over some tasty treats.


Owned by a mother-daughter duo, they produce tasty treats with produce grown directly from their farm. This box includes Pear & Rosemary Preserves, a savory combo that pairs well with grilled pork or veal chops; apple butter created with their signature blend of spices paired with smoked ham and biscuits, and fig preserves to round off the palate and add a touch of sweetness to the experience.


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