12 Ways to High Five

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12 Ways to High Five Employees and Co-Workers
  1. The Simple Yet Profound High Five
  2. You can't go wrong with the classic high five. Raise your right hand and let your palms smack.

  3. The Double High Five
  4. Throw them both up for an aggressively awesome face-to-face high five.

  5. The Standard Low Five
  6. Just as awesome as the classic, but maybe slightly cooler it's subtlety. None of that "Too Slow" stuff. Not cool.

  7. The Inverted High Five
  8. For the germaphobic, this is a great way to keep your dirty paws off each other while celebrating.

  9. The Just Washed My Hands Five
  10. Nothing worse is than getting a high five coming out of the bathroom having washed your hands but they are not dry yet. No one wants a wet slap, but that doesn't mean you should leave them hanging. Welcome the elegant elbow bump.

  11. The Verbal High Five
  12. It's the "What's up?", the silent head nod, the alternative to a passing smile... keep them on their toes and bring a smile to their face.

  13. The Fist Bump
  14. Also a favorite among germaphobics, this modern turn on the high have can have just as many alternatives. Whether you keep it cool and classic or explode like Baymax from Big Hero 6, this is a favorite among Millenials.

  15. The Generation Divide High Five
  16. Don't worry about styles clashing, Baby Boomers and Millenials can laugh off the awkward exchange and teach each other a thing or two about what it means to be groovy or on fleek.

  17. The Self High Five
  18. Before the selfie came the self congratulatory high five. Raise your right hand like someone is gonna high five you, but you come in the left and take care of business yourself.

  19. The Premature High Five
  20. High Fives are supposed to be quick, but once in awhile you will see the person you want to high five who is just a little too far away. Raise it up and keep it up until you are finally within proximity to your target.

  21. The Dancing High Five
  22. Victory dances are a great way to celebrate. Pile on by giving a high five.

  23. The Epic High Five
  24. The whole team can participate in a group high five. A great way to connect and celebrate. No one is left hanging.

  25. High Five Gifts
  26. Give them a physical representation of a high five for a lasting impression. Successories has a unique collection of exclusive gifts to show your appreciation. Shop now →

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About National High Five Day


It's fun and easy to celebrate this special day. Give a High Five to everyone you see. This includes friends, family, passersby, and total strangers. The more high fives you give, the better.


The creation of this special day dates back to 2002. It was created by college students at the University of Virginia. Those students were Conor Lastowka from San Diego, California, Sam Miotke of Corvallis, Oregon, and Wynn Walent of New York City. They celebrated with lemonade and a profusion of High Fives.


The act of giving a "High Five", dates back to 1977, when it was first used during a Basketball game. Their congratulatory gesture caught on rapidly, and has been popular ever since.

This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.


Customer Favorite High Five Day

Updated Sunday 07-24-2016
Thumbs Up Pen 4-pack
Rating: | Reviewer: MMT of Atlanta, Georgia

Thumbs Up Pen 4-pack

Fun Gifts for Recognition
These were given to employees who were nominated for the employee of the month but did not receive the honors. The price point is great and the employees who recevied them have them posted in their cubicals.

Thanks For Being Awesome Handy Highlighter Set
Rating: rating | Reviewer: Alice the Banker of Newark OH

Thanks For Being Awesome Handy Highlighter Set

Great gift for employee appreciation
We plan to use this product as a gift during employee appreciation week.This product is fun and inexpensive.

High Five Pen 4-pack
Rating: | Reviewer: GeeGee of Queens, New York

High Five Pen 4-pack

Love These pens!!!
Love thes Pens... I work in sales and a little motivation goes a long way.. These are great to add a little flair to your desk or a small token of recognition to an employee.




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