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10 Ways To Remind Your Staff You Value Them On Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is fast approaching, people - and there's never been a better time to get involved in the action.

The ideal opportunity to show your staff exactly how much your business values them, the event typically takes place on the first Friday in March, meaning it falls this year on Friday 5th March 2021.

However, in the current climate, we say why limit it to just one day? Whether you're planning to celebrate your team on March 5th or perhaps organise your very own 'appreciation day' later in the spring, showing your employees you value them will be hugely popular, whatever the time of the year.


What Is Employee Appreciation Day?

Whilst it's largely celebrated in America and Canada, it's arguably never been more important for UK businesses to consider adding Employee Appreciation Day to their corporate calendar.

The occasion is all about honouring the hard work and loyalty your team give your business, offering employers the chance to show their staff that their contribution is truly valued.

Of course, after the year your team have had - and the turbulence that Coronavirus has brought to many people's working and home lives - showing your team that they're appreciated takes on a whole new layer of significance in 2021.

Companies are encouraged to do everything from giving their staff gifts to laying-on special lunches - and whilst Covid-19 might put a spanner in the works for the latter, you can definitely get involved in the former.

Read on to discover some of our favourite products for showing your staff how much you care, whether you plan to honour them on March 5th or later on in the year!

Premium Corporate Gift Packs

Ideal for: An impressive all-in-one gift that will truly dazzle.

We'll start with a biggie. Our Premium Corporate Gift Packs are the perfect way to add a touch of luxe to your staff appreciation plans, with each of these neatly presented sets packed with goodies your team will love.

Available in a wide range of colours so as to offer a pack that truly represents your business, each product bundle contains a notebook, pen, bottle, coaster, mint tin and hand sanitiser - all printed with your logo. Also included is a box of chocolates for a deliciously thoughtful finishing touch. 

Postal Treat Boxes

Pick it if you want: A budget-friendly way to brighten up your team members' days.

For a cost-effective option that will keep your staff sweet, our Postal Treat Boxes are a great choice. Available to order from 50 units, each of these letterbox-friendly sets features your full colour message printed on a card insert within the box, giving you a tasty opportunity to thank your team for their hard work.

Take your pick from three different themes (namely, Retro, Chocaholic and Vegan), with all the goodies neatly packed inside a sleek cardboard box.

The Little Brown Tube Work From Home Kit

Choose it for: A thoughtful giveaway for your remote-working team.

Filled with items that will make your colleagues' WFH experience that bit easier, this handy kit features your branding printed in full colour to the external label.

Each set contains a pack of tissues, a pocket-sized face spray, mints, a screen cleaner and a microfibre cloth - all ideal for ensuring comfortable remote-working for your team. 

Mini Pamper Gift Sets

Choose them to... Remind your staff to indulge themselves - no matter how hectic life might currently feel! 

With Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions wreaking havoc on our collective stress and anxiety levels, it's important to encourage your team to take the time to properly unwind.

Our Mini Pamper Gift Sets make the perfect relaxation reminder. Each of these neat sets contains a pair of ear plugs, a lip balm, a pair of biscuits, a chamomile tea bag and a hot chocolate sachet - and whether they plan an early night with the ear plugs or even just a soothing cuppa, it's the perfect cost-effective item to show your staff you care.

Mini Prosecco Bottles

Ideal for: Raising a glass to the brilliance of your colleagues.

Whether you're planning a virtual office get-together or simply want to give your team something bubbly they can enjoy after-hours, our Mini Prosecco Bottles are the perfect pick.

Printed in full colour with your design, these shimmering gold bottles will add a touch of sophistication to your appreciation - and we can even arrange to have them delivered to your employees' individual home addresses for that extra impressive touch. Cheers!

Parker Gift Set With A5 Notebook

The perfect pick if... You want to create a smart, long-lasting impression.

Looking for an impressive branded giveaway that your team members can make use of day after day? They don't come much smarter than these sleek gift sets, which combine the world-renowned Parker pen (engraved or printed with your logo) with a classic notebook, embossed or debossed with your design.


These elegant pen-and-pad sets are a timeless giveaway that will appeal to anyone on your team - and what better place for them to keep track of daily to-do lists than a beautifully branded notebook?

Candle Gift Sets:

Choose these if... You want to treat your staff to something a little bit luxurious.

12cm Paw Teddy Bears

The paw-fect pick if... You want to add a touch of 'cute' to your employee recognition plans.

Our best selling 12cm Paw Teddy Bears make an adorable giveaway option if you're looking for something playful and long-lasting that you staff can keep on their desks.

Each of these cuddly promotional teddy bears wears your branding, printed in up to full colour on your choice of a sash, bow or T-shirt. 

Cadbury Chocolate Hampers

Ideal for: Tying in with Easter gifting.

Finally! For a seriously decadent option that also gives a nod to Easter, search no further than our mouthwatering Cadbury Chocolate Hampers.

These delicious treasure troves are packed with a wide range of tasty treats: we're talking bars and boxes of chocolates, as well as biscuits and even a Toblerone. Not for the faint-hearted but certainly for the sweet-toothed, they can be ordered from just 10 units and printed with up to 16 characters. 

Want more ideas? Browse our full range of promotional products that are perfect for showing gratitude to staff. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email! Main image via Pexels.

Written by

Katie Clark | Digital Marketing Manager

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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