Employee Appreciation Day 2024

Employee Appreciation Day Ideas

March 1st marks an important day for employees nationwide: Employee Appreciation Day! Whether you have a nanny who cares for your children, a chef who creates culinary delights, a personal assistant who keeps your life running smoothly, or a housekeeper who maintains your home, this is the perfect opportunity to show your gratitude for their hard work and dedication.

While a bonus or generous tip is a traditional way to show appreciation, taking the time to write a heartfelt note or record a special video message can be just as meaningful. Your employees will appreciate the personal touch and knowing that their efforts are recognized and valued.

Not sure where to start? Here are some thoughtful employee appreciation gift ideas and guidelines on how much to spend:

Gift Ideas:

  • A gift card to their favorite restaurant or store
  • A spa day or massage
  • Tickets to a concert, show, or sporting event
  • A subscription to a meal delivery service or a food delivery app
  • A personalized gift, such as a custom piece of jewelry or a monogrammed item
  • A paid day off or extra vacation days

How Much to Spend:

  • For part-time employees or those who work a few hours a week, consider a gift or gesture worth approximately $50 to $100.
  • For full-time employees or those who work more than 20 hours a week, aim for a gift or gesture worth approximately $100 to $200, depending on your budget and the level of appreciation you wish to convey.

Remember, the most important thing is to show your appreciation in a way that is genuine and meaningful to your employees. A small gesture can go a long way in making them feel valued and appreciated.

At Town + Country Resources, we’ve been connecting employees and employers for over 40 years, so we understand the importance of showing appreciation for your household staff. If you need assistance or more Employee Appreciation Day ideas, feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to help make this day special for you and your employees!

Further Reading: More Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas, Employee Experience Experts weigh in, & How To Budget for Employee Appreciation