As a business owner or manager, it’s super important to show your employees how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. One way is by providing them with corporate gifts.
Of course, you might be hesitant to do so because of the cost. The truth is, there are many budget-friendly corporate gift ideas that can be just as meaningful as more expensive options. So let’s discuss the best corporate gift ideas that won’t break the bank, shall we?
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Personalized Desk Accessories

One budget-friendly corporate gift idea is personalized desk accessories like mousepads, notebooks, and pens. A more unique and modern option is a cool, wood phone holder. You can have your company logo or the employee’s name engraved or printed on them for a special touch– and even a little self-promotion that others might see.
Not only are they functional, but they also show that you’ve put some thought into the gift. You can easily find a way to personalize these gifts online or at your local office supply store– although you’ll usually find better (bulk) deals online.
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Desk Organizers

Although a little more work-oriented and less personal, desk organizers are another budget-friendly corporate gift idea that can help employees stay organized and focused, and they go hand-in-hand with other accessories, so you can gift them alone or with other, smaller items. Look for document trays, pen holders, and file organizers (although our personal fave is a pen holder or paper sorter).
Check online or at your local office supply store– even discount big box stores like Home Goods have some really cute options, but if you want to buy in bulk, online is your best bet.
By providing employees with desk organizers, you can help them keep their workspace clean and tidy, which can lead to increased productivity. Again, not the most personal but definitely useful.
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Coffee & Tea Gift Sets

Another budget-friendly corporate gift idea is a coffee and tea gift set, which typically include a mug or tumbler and some coffee or tea packets. You can even find sets that include a small bag of cookies or other snacks.
It’s a nice touch to take a little poll first to see who prefers what and customize each pack to each employee’s preferences. (Of course, that works best for small companies like ours where our awesome HR rep only has to account for about 10 people’s likes and dislikes.)
Not only will this gift be appreciated by the caffeine lovers in your office, but it’s also a great way to encourage breaks and relaxation.
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Bar Tool Set

Well, of course we can’t leave this one off the list! A set of bar tools is a budget-friendly corporate gift that can be enjoyed outside of the office.
Because of their versatility, the best bar tools to include in a custom basket are cocktail shakers and cocktail strainers, as well as other tools such as jiggers, muddlers, and bar spoons. This gift is perfect for employees who enjoy entertaining guests at home or who have an interest in mixology. Again, a pre-gift survey comes in handy here.
Definitely visit our site to get your bar sets– and you can also contact our business rep, Britlyn, to order gift sets in bulk! (
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Gift Cards

Gift cards are another great budget-friendly corporate gift idea. They can be purchased in various amounts and for a variety of stores, restaurants, or services. This allows your employees to choose a gift that they will truly enjoy.
Some popular gift card options that are sure to please almost everywhere are Amazon, Target, and local restaurants. You can even check out your local Costco for gift cards to local restaurants at a discount. (And we offer gift cards, too! Just sayin’.)
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Office Plants

Office plants are a great way to add some life to a workspace and are a unique thank you present that shows your employees you value them. Plants can also improve air quality and boost morale– There are studies that show that having something pretty and alive automatically raises happiness after just 20 minutes!
You can find a variety of plants that are easy to care for, such as succulents or spider plants, so that you aren’t forcing a ton of responsibility on the giftee. You can also purchase small planters that fit on a desk or larger plants that can be placed in a corner of the office.
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Wine is a classic corporate gift that can be appreciated by many. While high-end bottles can be expensive, there are many budget-friendly options that still taste great, and there are plenty of wholesale bulk options to be had from local wineries.
Look for bottles that are well-reviewed and in the $20-$30 range. You can even personalize the gift by selecting a wine from a region that has special meaning to your company, or by pairing the wine with a set of glasses or a wine opener. (Ours is the best, if I do say so myself. Again, contact Britlyn for bulk orders.)
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Sports Game Tickets

Sports game tickets are a great way to treat your employees to a fun day out. While tickets to major events can be pricey, there are many affordable options available as well. Look for tickets to minor league games, college games, or local team events.
Instead of just gifting the tickets, consider purchasing group tickets and inviting the whole team to attend together! Organize this team event so your employees get half-a-day off to mingle with each other and enjoy some time out of the office.
Bonus points if you let them bring their spouse so the event doesn’t feel too “worky.” Not only will your employees or clients enjoy the experience, but it can also be a great team-building opportunity.
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Showing employee gratitude is important for maintaining a positive and productive work environment, and budget-friendly corporate gifts can be just as meaningful as more expensive options. Showing your team that you care about them doesn’t have to run you out of business!
By providing your employees with these gifts, you can show them that you appreciate their hard work and dedication, and they’re feel valued. Happier employees mean greater loyalty in the long run, so it’s a win-win for everyone!