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Top Employee Appreciation Gifts of 2023

FILED IN: Custom Gift Designs, Employee Appreciation Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Your employees have worked hard, and you want to show your appreciation. What better way than gift giving? It’s the gifts like these that aren’t accompanying a holiday or any special season, but rather are given simply to show that you care for your staff, employees, and top executives who mean the most to your business. To make it a special something for your team, our custom corporate employee appreciation gifts are designed with your hardest working employees in mind. Matching your company branding, coordinating the team retreat’s theme, or curating a gift filled with goodies you know they’ll love, that’s the way we perfect employee appreciation gift sets for businesses.

At Marigold & Grey we make it a priority to show how thankful we are for our M&G team members, so we know how important employee appreciation gifts are! Whether you are celebrating big company achievements, honoring important milestones, keeping up staff morale, or simply taking the time to say ‘thank you’ to your team for putting in the hard work on a project, we work in partnerships with our corporate and business clients to custom create the perfect company branded gifts for your employees to say what you want to say.

It’s no small task to show your team that they are appreciated. Using your company logo, branding and color scheme is a great way to personalize an employee appreciate gift. We also like to pack each gift set with useful items, and delicious treats that they will thank you for over and over again. We enjoy designing custom corporate gifts for many unique companies helping them to convey their corporate values, and brand message through an intentional gifting experience.

From thank you gifts for a staff retreat, to gifts to kick of the new year, to gifts for a well deserved incentive trip, to welcome gifts for top executives, we are honored to share our top employee appreciation custom gift designs from this year.


Thank you for joining us was the goal and message for the custom corporate gifts we designed for Hilton Worldwide as their corporate executives gathered at the Washington D.C. Waldorf Astoria for an executive leadership meeting.

For each custom welcome gift set, we focused on highlighting the city of D.C. within the gift’s theme, and chose a sophisticated navy blue color palette that connects with the Waldorf Astoria hotel's branding. These custom executive welcome gift sets were filled with delicious treats themed to our nation’s capital, including a cookie in the shape of the U.S. Capitol Building, a locally sourced candle, and lavender sandalwood room spray to enjoy during their stay.

Above Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 


Welcome to Miami and congratulations on earning top sales executive status was the goal for these beach-themed custom welcome gifts sets designed for Samsara. Because each employee worked so hard to earn this incentive trip to Miami, the custom branded gifts sets were filled with nothing but the best.

Top employees were treated to a Miami trip to celebrate their accomplishments, and greeted in their hotel rooms with a custom designed beach-themed thank you gift set full of thoughtful items that they could use during their vacation. The large seagrass gift baskets were filled with beach trip must-haves including a sling bag, beach sunscreen, a custom branded baseball hat, and tropical dried fruit.

Above Images: Elis Llinares Photography 



It was a luxurious and warm welcome with this custom designed branded tote gift bag for attendees at JMI Equity’s Women’s Conference. Their goal for the custom branded event welcome gift sets was a sleek, luxury gift with an upscale vibe that would make each conference attendee feel welcomed and included.

We accomplished this with tone-on-tone branding on a laptop sleeve, and a custom branded tote bag for each attendee packed full with gift items that were sure to be useful at a women's leadership conference including water, snacks, mints and, of course, hand sanitizer.

Above Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 



Bringing the gin tasting home was made easy with the custom employee appreciation gifts with a cocktail kit theme that we designed to coordinate with a company-wide gin tasting event for Heffernan Insurance Brokers.

Using fun bright colors, we brought a festive and refreshing spring-time look to this cocktail themed gift set. Included were the essentials for a gin tasting that employees could enjoy at home including lemon shaped cocktail zester, stainless-steel cocktail strainer, sparkling alcohol-free gin tonic, a gin book and a lemon cocktail garnish.

  Above Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 



It was time to surprise and delight top clients with a custom corporate thank you gift from Happy Grasshopper. Using the company's brand colors to make the self-care themed gifts stand out, we filled each custom gift with intentional and meaningful items that recipients could use to relax and take a break.

Next level surprise and delight was the goal, so we filled each custom corporate gift set with apple cider caramels, a soy candle, therapy mist, an aloe grow kit, magnetic putty, and a daily goal setter and planner with a silver ballpoint pen.

Above Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 



No better way to kick off a new year in the office than with custom employee appreciation gifts. We helped to greet employees at SCI Lighting Solutions annual office retreat with custom designed and company-branded thank you gifts to jumpstart their new initiatives meetings. 

It was a top priority for our client to include functional gift items that would be useful for employees during their meetings, so we curated gift sets to include a custom branded wireless charging pad, focus and relaxation dough, mindfulness journal, a schedule notepad and silver pen, technology cleaning wipes, collapsible water bottle and a milk chocolate marshmallow bar (for the necessary mid-meeting sweet treat, of course!).

  Above Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 


It doesn’t have to be the holiday season to thank employees, and give an appreciation gift as these unique and thoughtful appreciation gifts for employees proved. It's been an honor to fulfill another year’s worth of custom gift designs working with admirable companies and businesses on unforgettable gifts for their employees and clients to enjoy. 

From employee appreciation events, to company retreat, to work conferences, to kick-off meetings, there are always occasions where employee appreciation gifts really make an impact. Giving out these welcome gifts or thank you gifts is the perfect way to show your appreciation to employees, top sales executives and office team members - to say ‘thank you’ with more than words.

if you're on the hunt for a custom-crafted way to honor employees, please get in touch with our M&G custom gift design team. We look forward to working with your business to custom design branded gifts tailored to your event or employees' needs.

Happy employee appreciation gifting!



When it comes to corporate gifting, gifts for your business, or gifts for your company's employees, clients or events, there are three unique ways to gift with Marigold & Grey.

#1: Custom Gift Design Service

If you're interested in elevated branded gifts for your company for employee appreciation, holiday or any corporate event in between, please get in touch with us to ask about our custom corporate gift design services. We'd love to work with you or your team to create something that reflects your company's brand with limitless options for customization to include branding the packaging, gift contents, printed collateral, and more. 

#2: Add-Your-Own-Logo Program (i.e. Semi-Custom Gifts)

In addition to custom gift design, we also offer a thoughtful semi-custom gift design program with low order minimums and your company's logo and brand on each gift you send. Our Add-Your-Own-Logo Program is perfect for businesses that want to send company branded gifts either all at once for an event or particular marketing campaign OR throughout the year, on demand as you need them, for special occasions like employee appreciation, birthdays, client thank-you gifts, and more.

#3: Ready-to-Ship Collection in our Online Shop

For curated gift sets and themed gift baskets that are easy to send for any occasion in life or work, don't forget to shop our curated collection of ready-to-ship gift boxes with quick turnarounds and no order minimums. These ship out within 1-3 business days; rush next-day shipping is also available at checkout.

Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 
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