Staff recognition and appreciation is one of the most important elements of a successful workplace. Not only does staff recognition make employees feel valued and appreciated, but it also leads to increased business success. Companies that publicly acknowledge and reward their employees experience increased productivity, higher sales, better staff retention and more!
So, what are you waiting for? If your company has some outstanding employees or high achieving teams it's time to reward them with a meaningful and creative employee recognition gift.
The most popular employee recognition gifts are ones that offer a unique experience. Whether it's a day at the spa, an exciting adventure, or even just dinner out with their boss there is something about receiving tangible tokens of appreciation that make staff feel valued and appreciated.
Employers looking for the best, most exciting gift experiences can turn to the experience experts at Gifting Owl. Gifting Owl offers a phenomenal range of activities in over 100 countries across the globe. With experiences for every age, ability, nationality and area of interest, finding the perfect gift is easy. A Gifting Owl experience gift is a fun and creative way to reward hard working employees and is guaranteed to make them feel appreciated and valued.
Whether you’re looking to reward an individual or a team, we have carefully curated a list of inspiring employee recognition gifts that are guaranteed to make a lasting impression on your staff.
Spa Packages and Relaxing Getaways
A spa package is a wonderful way to say thank you to your hardworking staff. After all, who doesn't love a bit of pampering? Gifting Owl's luxurious range of massages, facials, mud wraps, manicures and more will leave your team feeling revitalised and relaxed. They are a great way to show that you care about your employee's health, wellbeing and happiness.
R & R is important for everybody- especially those that have been working hard. A stay in a luxury hotel is another fantastic opportunity for your staff to take some time out, relax and unwind. Book a stay in one of the world's most luxurious hotels and present your grateful employee with an experience they will never forget. Whether it's in their local town, the nearest city, or across the border to another country, an experiential travel package is always a welcome treat.
Outdoor adventures are a fantastic way to escape the confines of the office and send them off exploring exotic destinations. Perfectly combining the love of travel with some adrenaline pumping adventures, these experiences are as rewarding for those giving them as they are for those receiving them.
If you need some adventure filled inspiration, how about sending your employee an epic mountain bike ride? This experience will see them speeding through flying through nature and over mountainous terrain. Alternatively, a breathtaking sleigh ride will see them gliding over the snowy slopes of the North or an adventurous bushwalk will see them discovering hidden natural treasures in the wilderness. There are so many places you can send your employee for these activities, so get creative and gift your employees some fresh air, sunshine and the best of all - an experience they will never forget.
Food is the heart and soul of life. It brings people together in joy and celebration, so why not incorporate food into your employee gift? A romantic dinner for two at a fine dining restaurant is a great option for hardworking individuals. For one lavish evening, your employee and their companion will enjoy a world class meal, award winning wine and luxurious surroundings.
If you are looking to recognise a team, we recommend an exciting culinary tour. This tantalising tour is filled with fierce flavours and fabulous venues and is the best way to connect and recognise your team. As they explore and experience an exotic range of cuisines and cultures their taste buds will expand in delight and hopefully inspire the dishes they cook for friends in the future!
Alternatively, a brewery or winery tour is a fantastic experience and an opportunity to see a city through the lens of some of its best beverages. These tours add an element of fun, excitement and creativity to your night and far surpass traditional sit down meals. They are a fantastic way for your team to unite in celebration, socialise away from the office environment and enjoy some of the area's best offerings.
Experience Gift Vouchers
Selecting just one gift is hard. So why not give your staff the gift of choice? A Gifting Owl gift voucher is the key to unlocking a world of opportunities and experience. The lucky recipient(s) can select their dream experience from a wide range of activities, adventures and experiences in over 100 countries! From action packed adventures to tranquil spa days, team building experiences to food filled affairs, your staff will love a personalised gift of their choice.
Ongoing Employee Recognition
Employee recognition is vital for business success. Whilst once off gifts are great, ongoing reward programs are proven to drive results even higher. Ongoing employee recognition programs are a simple and effective way to inspire, motivate and reward your employees for their hard work and commitment. They are also a great way to introduce a little bit of fun and healthy competition to your workplace. Setting goals and targets for staff and offering fun, exciting rewards once they achieve them is a great option for employers.
The key to this employee recognition program is variety. The more you can offer your employees the greater chance they will be engaged and motivated towards their goals. Gifting Owl's range of extraordinarily unique and fun experiences are a great way to make your program stand out from the crowd. Whether your team likes team building, wellness, adventures or adrenaline activities, Gifting Owl has thousands of incredible experiences to motivate employees and make them feel appreciated at work.
We hope this post has helped you on your quest to find the perfect employee recognition gift and inspired you to introduce some wonderful ongoing recognition into your company culture. Good luck and happy gifting x