2015 Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day 2015 is March 6th. Employee Appreciation Day encourages managers of all levels to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation! Successories has a variety of exclusive high quality employee gifts to show your appreciation to your staff. Read More >>

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March 6, 2015

Employee Appreciation Day Gift Ideas:

Inspirational Gift Books
Employee Appreciation Books
Give the gift of inspiration! Every page of our inspirational gift books are a gift in themselves.
Ceramic Gift Mugs
Mugs Employee Appreciation
Our exclusive mugs offer daily motivation through motivational quotes and colorful images.
Fun Motivational Gifts
Fun Employee Appreciation Gifts
Our fun motivation collection includes games, puzzles and much more.

Padfolio Employee Appreciation Gifts
A great gift that continues to inspire employees through the work day.
Interactive Sculptures
Employee Appreciation Games
Play and Motivate with our exclusive interactive sculptures!
Trumblers & Travel Mugs
Employee Appreciation Travel Mugs
Take motivation on the go and keep your coffee hot with our exclusive travel mugs.

Gift Clocks
Employee Appreciation GIfts
Our impressive brushed metal clocks feature your favorite motivational prints!
Employee Appreciation Gift Paperweights
Small but hefty, these motivational paperweights make great gifts.
Pens & Pen Cups
Employee Appreciation Gift Pens
Our pens & pen holders encourage a positive attitude while keeping stray pens in place.

Note Cubes
Note Cubes Employee Appreciation Gifts
Note cubes sticky notes motivate employees with colorful graphics and positive motivational quotes.
Employee Appreciation Gift Keychains
Our metal key chains with motivational quotes make affordable, impressive gifts for employees!
Desktop Prints
Employee Appreciation Gifts Desktop Prints
Energize every workstation affordably with our wide range of framed desktop prints.

Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is always the first Friday of March.

Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. Bob Nelson, one of the Recognition Professionals International's founding Board members, and his publishing company Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition. It's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of working life. That's no excuse, however, for managers, CEOs and employers to forget just how important and valuable their employees are.

Successories promotes Employee Appreciation not just on this day but year round as it is proven to be a cost effect method to keep employees happy, engaged, motivated and productive.


The competitive nature of businesses today means increasing competition to attract and obtain employees for an organization. One of the main aspects to keep in mind is the need for proper employee engagement and recognition. Proper preparation is needed to show a business has taken the time to effectively recognize all the employee within the organization.

Recognition Matters

In today's highly competitive business environment, getting the most out of your employees can mean a big difference for your brand. If a business does not take any time to recognize the achievements of employees, that can result in a depressing workplace.

Recognizing employees does not have to be limited to only one advertised day of the year. Recognition can be done when employees have been working hard or demonstrating outstanding performance. However, any forms of recognition or appreciation need to be immediate, positive, and certain.

Getting Started

There are many ways for a business to begin preparations for Employee Appreciation Day. Any business is also able to show appreciation in simple, yet convincingly effective ways. Let's take a look at 8 practical ways you can bring a smile to your employees' faces:

Employee Gift Budget

Depending on your organization and what else you are doing to show your employees appreciation, expect to budget between $10 to $20 per employee. Best gifts are ones that are useful year round (drinkware or tote bags) and say "thank you" every day such as gifts that are decorated with the design "Thanks for all you do!". If you are looking to recognize executives and managers as well, personalized gifts and a budget of $50 - $100 is appropriate. This is a great time to give years of service awards to employees who have been with the company for over 5 years.

Customer Favorite Employee Appreciation Gifts

Rating: rating rating rating rating rating | Reviewer: The Teacher of Northern Michigan

Walk The Talk Penguins Framed Desktop Print

Great graduation gift

Great gift for graduates. Something to inspire them to stay focused on their futures.

Rating: rating rating rating rating rating | Reviewer: Office Hound of Kansas City, MO

Successories 2015 Deskpad Calendar

I buy this every year!

Love this product as it adds flair to my desk. Large areas to write in and extra space to keep notes on the right panel. I look forward to the motivational quotes every month!

Rating: rating rating rating rating rating | Reviewer: LindsayM of Bronson, FL

Can-Do Mental Block


this is a fun destop item. Interesting tool for office games or teambuilding based games.

Simple Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

  1. Bring box of doughnuts or snacks for employees.
  2. Offer to buy an employee a cup of coffee.
  3. Write a handwritten thank your note. Be genuine and not generic with the message.
  4. Say “Thank You” to one or a group of employees all at once.
  5. Create a certificate of appreciation for everyone in the office.
  6. Offer some free time, such as extra time for lunch or leaving for home early.
  7. Bring in pizza or offer to host a potluck and have employees bring in a dish.
  8. Meet with employees for a weekly morning round table. Offer coffee and a roll or even a muffin.

Appreciating employees does not need to be limited to one day each year. Many ideas can be used any time of the year whenever employees need to be rewarded or appreciated. One thing to keep in mind is appreciation and recognition are business strategies along with gestures for employees. A business will need to develop a plan and then communicate it with every employee.