Top 10 Favorite Employee Recognition Gifts

November 3, 2014

Employee recognition gifts are an effective way to motivate, recognize, and engage your team, but it can be a challenge to find the right gift for the right occasion. We've put together a top ten list of favorite employee recognition gifts that will become your go-to guide!

1. Tote Bags. If your employees are constantly carrying items in and out of the building, tote bags will be a huge hit! We have plenty of themes to choose from, and now carry Team Tote Bags that include Baudville’s ever-popular, Smart Sayings. To spice things up a bit, add one of our edible gifts or other items to the bag as a fun surprise!

2. Twist Top Tumblers. This versatile cup is a favorite among Baudville employees and customers! Teams love to receive employee recognition gifts like the Twist Top Tumbler because it can be used every day. For an even sweeter treat, choose the Candy-Filled Twist Top Tumbler as an employee recognition gift! Or take our classic tumbler and add your logo!  On a budget? We’ve got tumblers for that too. Check out our Value Tumbler.


3. Lapel Pins. Do you want to recognize your employees, but are on a limited budget? Check out our huge selection of lapel pins and Character Pins™!  Lapel pins can be worn by employees, or displayed on bulletin boards and bags. Choose your favorite way to display lapel pins with our pin displays.


4. Note Cube and Pen Gift Sets. These popular gift sets are perfect for an award ceremony or event. Sitting at each place setting, these employee recognition gifts will decorate the room and reinforce your event theme. Plus. Note Cube and Pen Gift Sets are a practical gift that every recipient can use at home or in the office. If you have given our Note Cube and Pen gift sets before, but are looking for similar alternatives, take a look at our Goofy Guy Note Cubes, or Memo Clips.

5. Flip Top Note Holders. To keep your team organized, give the gift of our Flip Top Note Holders.  This vinyl case includes a two-year, 12-month calendar, eight sticky tabs, one sticky notepad, and a pen. This is a perfect gift for your employees that love to stay organized or for those coworkers that swear by their method of "organized chaos"! Can’t find the right theme? Add your logo,  instead, to this favorite!

6. Team Shirts. Our Smart Sayings Shirts have quickly become a favorite among our customers. T-Shirts are perfect for company events or if you are looking to give the gift of casual days to your employees. You can add a company logo and/or custom text—or order them as is! We also have Event and Theme T-shirts if can't find what you are looking for in the Smart Saying category!

7. Character Tins. Personalized employee recognition gifts are the top choice for recognizing major accomplishments and service milestones. Include the recipient's name, date, and award title or achievement when you engrave on this Character Tin gift set. You can even customize the gift set to add your logo! If you are a fan of our Character Tins, be sure to check out our Executive Carbon Fiber Pen Set or Flashlight and Pen Gift Sets.

8. Travel Mugs. You know you've found great employee recognition gifts when you see your team using the gifts in and out of the office. Whether you have a coffee bar at work or a team of employees who love their coffee, everyone can put travel coffee mugs to good use. And with a recognition sentiment on the side, it's effective at reinforcing your appreciation, too! Check out our Coffee Lover's gift set,  too.

9. Key Chains. Affordable, yet elegant, key chains are great to keep on hand for on-the-spot recognition. When employees grab their keys, they will be reminded daily that their hard work hasn't gone unnoticed!

10. Value Coolers. Looking for a gift that your employees will use day in and day out? Our Value Coolers are the perfect gift: affordable and functional! We have plenty of themes to choose from so you can mix and match as well! Great for a company picnic or as an appreciation gift for your hard-working employees!


Jenny became a Baudvillian in 2013 and started out as a member of our sales team. She seemed to have a creative knack for Marketing and joined ranks with Krista in 2014 as Baudville's second Web Marketing Coordinator. She loves our products and probably owns every piece of drinkware we have to offer! Equipped with great knowledge of our customers and products, she's excited to help make your web experience even better!

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