Employee Gifts

9 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Employee Gifts

September 8, 2022
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Thanksgiving has always been a time to show appreciation toward family and friends. This year, why not take the opportunity to recognize your employees too? 

Simple and practical Thanksgiving employee gifts will go a long way towards showing your team that they are valued. 

Plus, employees are far more productive within, and dedicated to, a company that recognizes their efforts. As Thanksgiving slowly approaches, think about how you can spoil your employees. 

Let's take a look at what makes up great Thanksgiving employee gifts. We’re also going to list some examples that are guaranteed to leave your employees feeling appreciated!

What Makes A Good Thanksgiving Gift?

Great employee Thanksgiving gifts should be practical and thoughtful. Something that your employee can use or showcase during this festive time is the perfect treat. Believe it or not, that doesn’t limit you to a turkey!

There are many great Thanksgiving employee gifts out there that will make your team feel extra special. These gifts can show the guests of your employees how much your company values hard work and dedication. 

When it comes to gifting during Thanksgiving, think of gifts that promote ease and enjoyment during this time. You might be wondering about tax on these gifts - be sure to check out which employee gifts are taxable

Thanksgiving Employee Gifts For A Festive Office 

If you’re looking to show your employees some appreciation, but don't know where to start, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at some of these great ideas for Thanksgiving employee gifts. Your team are sure to love them! 

1. Bambüsi Cheese Board and Knife Set ($69.99)


This is the perfect to help your employees as they host Thanksgiving get togethers with their loved ones. Anyone can make a beautiful charcuterie board with this Bambüsi set and the real treat is the knife drawer that slides out.

Your team will be set for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with this set!

2. Ordinary Habits Feline Friends Matching Cards By Holly Jolley ($15)

Ordinary Habits is a group focused on creating professional, fun puzzles and games for people of any age. They can provide a gentle distraction and offer calm and relaxing fun.

Of their large selection of games, we love the Feline Friends Matching Cards the most. The pack comes with 27 whimsical cat cards for you to match. Quick to set up and easy to play with, this cute gift will bring a smile to any recipient’s face. 

3. Maker Wine - Wine And Gourmet Snack Pack ($98)

While the idea of canned wine might seem tacky, we think you’ll change your mind when you hear what Maker Wine has to offer. With top-tier wine stored in their innovative, recyclable aluminum cans, sharing a toast has never been more convenient.

They offer a large range of options, and it isn’t easy to pick a favorite. In the end, we’ve gone with their Wine and Gourmet Snack Pack. While it may seem a little expensive, it’s worth the price. 

The pack includes a wide variety of snacks and beverages. Employees can expect 2 cans of Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, 2 cans of Rosé of Grenache, 2 cans of Zinfandel, and appropriately paired, locally-sourced gourmet snacks.

If you’re looking to make a strong impression, you couldn’t pick a more professional-looking, or tasting, package.

4. Raaka Chocolate Waffle Cone Variety Box ($38)

If you’re looking to make your employees grin, you can’t go wrong with the Waffle Cone Variety Box from Raaka Chocolate. Raaka specializes in gluten-free chocolates and other treats, making them diet friendly and ideal for all. 

The Waffle Cone Variety Box includes 4 Vanilla Dark Chocolate Waffle Cones, 3 Dark Chocolate Waffle Cones, and 3 Vegan White Chocolate Matcha Waffle Cones.

This variety is enough to cross off any employee’s requirements and make you the talk of the office this Thanksgiving. 

Related: 6 Fun Corporate Halloween Gifts For The Team

5. Nespresso 50 Count Ispirazione Variety Pack (Medium & Dark Roast Espresso) ($38.50)

Nothing hits the spot like coffee when the pressure is on, and few coffees hit harder than Nespresso. If you know a caffeine fiend in need this Thanksgiving, consider treating them to one of Nespresso’s luxurious variety packs.

If the recipient favors a stronger blend, we’ve got just the thing. The 50 Count Ispirazione Variety Pack includes 10 caps of each of the following flavors: Capriccio, Ispirazione Roma, Ispirazione Genova Livanto, Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio and Ispirazione Ristretto.

This is an excellent gift idea for making a strong first impression. The Ispirazione Variety Pack packs a real punch! Just make sure that your employee has a Nespresso machine first.

6. SmartSweets Blue Raspberry And Watermelon Lollipop ($5.99)

Continuing our theme of delicious treats, SmartSweets offers a healthier alternative to the sweets of yesteryear. 

This gift is completely free from added sugar, as well as artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors. SmartSweets has really put its money where its mouth is to ensure you don’t have to miss out.

We couldn’t resist the idea of the Blue Raspberry and Watermelon Lollipop. Neither will whoever receives one as a Thanksgiving gift! 

These lollipops are gluten-free and vegan-friendly, making them the perfect employee gift regardless of the holiday. 

7. S’well Stainless Steel Travel Mug With Handle ($25)

Now here’s a practical Thanksgiving gift. This nifty mug seems less impressive than the other items on this list, but this one’s about the individual. 

If you know someone who goes camping in cold areas, then you know who to get this for. Warm hot chocolate out of this stainless-steel beauty will taste like heaven!

The mug fits most cupholders. The splash-proof, slide-open lid means that you won’t spill hot beverages all over yourself. It’s also ideal for the office and while commuting!!

8. Snack Magic Ultimate Snack Mix ($50)

This SnackMagic pack offers both sweet and savory options. These are sure to satisfy whoever you’re gifting this Thanksgiving! For the best balance between variety and value, the Ultimate Snack Mix is our top pick.

There are many snacks inside this basket. Employees can expect Original Seasoned Pretzels, Dutch Caramel Stroopwafel, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bag, Professional Salt & Vinegar Puffs, and more. 

9. YETI TUNDRA 35 Hard Cooler ($275)

Yeti specializes in creating the highest quality coolers on the market, and the 35 Hard Cooler is one of their very best. Like the S’well mug from earlier, this works best as a gift for a camping employee. 

If you’ve got someone like that in your office, consider this heavy-duty Yeti cooler as your Thanksgiving gift. They’ll love taking this beauty on holiday with them! 

Final Thoughts 

Employee appreciation gifts always go down well. A simple gesture has many benefits, such as boosting employee retention. An employee who knows that their hard work is valued is far more productive and loyal. 

It's important to take every opportunity to say thank you. What better time to do this than Thanksgiving? 

With these Thanksgiving employee gifts, your team will return after the break feeling refreshed. They’ll feel ready to tackle the latest challenges, knowing that they are valued.

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