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The first Friday in March has traditionally become Employee Appreciation Day. For 2021, March 5th is the day to celebrate.

 Although it’s considered an unofficial holiday, the day is recognized annually throughout the USA and Canada to praise personnel’s hard work. 

The first acknowledgment of Employee Appreciation Day stems back to 1995, when a board member of the Recognition Professionals International, Bob Nelson, pushed recognition and appreciation of the employee’s workplace. Now, 25 years later, the perception of “workplace” may have changed, “but hard work prevails, and gratitude goes a long way. 

Now the question is, what do you do to honor this day?

Unwrap the gift of appreciation! Show your employees how much you care for them this year. Though you may be miles apart, it is now more important than ever to show your thanks and appreciation for their commitment and loyalty. 

CREATIVE Ways to Show Gratitude for Employee Appreciation Day: During Covid

Working from home sounds fantastic but being forced to share the space with your significant other while they work from home, your child(ren)s homeschooling, the fear of Covid-19, and anxiety of limited interaction. Let’s face it, all stressful.  Show your employees you care! Let them know, “We are in this together, and your hard work is appreciated.” 

To start, what better way to show gratitude than providing your employee the gift of Zen. Thoughtful gifts of relaxation, pampering, and senseful aromas to show appreciation and remind them its ok to unwind, too. 

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 Some of our favorite Zen gifts include: 

1. Ultimate Spa Set

Comes in beautiful 8″ X 8″ X 3.5″ wooden box and includes: Aromatherapy Candle in Small Window Tin, 1 Essential Oil Infused Bath Salts in Small Window Tin, two 15mL Essential Oils Dropper Bottle, 1 essential oil infused bar of soap. 

2. Zen Gift Box

This Zen Gift Box is the perfect gift to create a meditative calm. Includes a Meditative Ceramic pot with Air Plant, Spanish Cedar scented candle made from 100% sustainable plant based wax, and green tipped matches in clear glass bottle. Packaged in a white magnetic closure gift box that is 100% recyclable. Many imprint options. You can add a logo on clear label on matches, or candle, insert inside box or add a hang tag on outside of box. Ribbon color of your choice.

3. Thank You Gift Box

This Thank You Gift Box is a wonderful to say Thank You to employees and clients. Includes Thank You candle with scent of Oranges, Lemons and Limes, Air Plant in Sea Urchin, and Green tipped matches. Packaged in a white magnetic closure gift box You can add a card insert inside box or add a hang tag on outside of box. Ribbon color of your choice. 

Since in-person bonding is scarce, and side chat limited to emails and phone calls, take some time to connect with your employees (without the heavy work demands). It’s important to unite any way we can, and thankfully we can virtually. Start the party, send the mixers or snacks, provide the cups, or think big and provide the camera! Below are some unique ideas for a virtual get-together!  


Zoom Cocktail Hour

The perfect kit to get your zoom cocktail hour started. Jute bag branded with your logo or message, filled with a bottle of margarita mix and festive cocktail straws. Margarita mix is a blend of lime juice, agave, and cane sugar. Simply add your own favorite tequila. Each tote is wrapped & tied with a bow. We’ll customize a cocktail kit to fit your budget. Can be drop shipped directly to each employee on your list. Full color hang tag available. 

2K HD image quality Webcams

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This webcam offers and HD quality video, perfect for using at an office, home, or school setting. Features 360° rotation left and right plus swing up and down 45° Material: ABS Video frame rate: 30fps USB line length: 140cm Photo format: BMP Resolving power: 2560*1440p Sensor type: CMOS Interface type: USB2.0 Scintillation control: 50HZ Microphone: Built-in microphone Focusing range: 90cm Support device: Windows ,XP(SP2,SP3) Vista, 7,8,10. Linux or OS with UVC driver. 3″ L x 2.2″ W x 2″ H

Delight 2-Piece Thank You Gift Set


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The Delight 2-Piece Thank You Gift Set is the perfect gift set for wine lovers and comes packaged together in a colorful customized gift box. This set includes a 12 oz. double wall, stainless steel vacuum sealed wine cup with a clear lid and a 2-in-1 steel corkscrew and bottle stopper with a silicone accent. Gift this set to friends, employees or business associates to feel appreciated.

Thank You Set – Stainless Candy Tumbler with Drawstring Bag

Includes 20 oz stainless white tumbler filled with brand name candies and snack pre-printed with the message “Thank You For All You Do” printed in Navy along with matching drawstring bag. Each gift set is wrapped in clear cello and tied with a bow for a gift presentation and easy distribution at your event. Ask about adding your logo and other color options with minimum required. 

Working remotely can be daunting and feel distant at times, give your employees a reminder that you’re a TEAM, while also thanking them with gifts. Some unique ideas include Work from home Gift Sets!

Our favorite is the executive gift set. 

Executive Gift Set

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Featuring cool and trendy products, this gift set is perfect for modern executives and office employees. Includes the following products packed in a durable white mailer box: Fashion Mask SFM003, The Millennial TAB001, and The Mogul 2648. 

These are just some of the THOUSANDS of “Employee Appreciation Day” ideas available. We would be thrilled to provide ideas for your company this year!

If you’re looking for suggestions to fit your budget reach out anytime to [email protected]. One of our top marketing executives will respond right away with ideas JUST FOR YOU!

In the meantime, check out our website  www.grecopromotions.com for the latest trends in Promotions!

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