10 Holiday Gift Ideas to Show Employees Why Appreciation Is Magic

Finalize year-end recognition plans in November for on-time arrival

Though many of us are firming up our Thanksgiving menus, now is actually the perfect time to think about the holidays. Black Friday deals are already up and running, store aisles are packed with Christmas merchandise, and retailers are predicting record levels of spending. But the holiday bombardment isn’t the only reason to get a head start on year-end gifting.

Q4 means peak business for a lot of industries, and it’s easy for recognition to get pushed down the priority list. Also, even though the supply chain problems of the past few years have mostly subsided, it still takes some planning to ensure gifts arrive on time. And to add to that, most workplaces take off the last two weeks of December, narrowing the gifting window even more. In short, now is the time to act.

Luckily, our 2023 APPRECIATION IS MAGIC Holiday Gift Guide makes it easier than ever to choose thoughtful incentives for your employees, business partners, and customers. Filled with name-brand products to inspire long-lasting gratitude, this year’s guide is curated by price point. No matter your budget or the preferences of your recipients, you can find the perfect selections for everyone on your list.

10 gifts to make the holidays unforgettable – for everyone

Choosing holiday incentives for a large group can be tough. Be it audiophiles or adventurers, sport fanatics or fashionistas, there’s no single reward that applies to every recipient. But with the breadth of gifts ideas in our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, there’s truly something for everyone.

At $50 and under, Corkcicle’s 30oz Cold Cup XL comes in multiple colors and is a the new go-to on days you take the scenic route. This on-the-go sipping superstar is a great way to elevate the everyday for fast movers who like to sip their favorite beverages on the go.

Corkcicle 30oz Cold Cup XL - Gloss White

The $100 and under category boasts some impressive choices, too. Hyperice’s Hypersphere Go is a TSA-approved percussive massage device that helps target tight muscles anytime, anywhere. And Broil King’s GrillPro Traditional-Style Smoker is the one tool outdoor cooks need for perfect barbecue, complete with a high-heat enamel finish and two 16” diameter cooking grids.

Looking at gifts ideas that are $200 and under, top picks include Cangshan’s stunning 2-Piece Kita Series Carving Set, accented by its blue- and black-streaked, faux woodgrain handles, and Razor Scooters’ Power Core E90 Electric Scooter, designed for maintenance-free, energy-efficient good times.


At $300 and under, up the ante with Bose’s newly released QuietComfort® Ultra Earbuds, which utilize breakthrough spatialized audio for an unprecedented immersive listening experience. Or opt for Briggs & Riley’s Medium Widemouth Backpack, from its recently launched HTA collection, which includes several impeccably designed bags and cases for adventures near and far.

To recognize top performers, consider options in our $500 and under category. Escalade Sports’ COMP 2×4 Cornhole Board is the only competition-level board on the market that’s officially licensed and certified by the American Cornhole League®. Recipients can enjoy competitive play with a long-lasting board that features heat-cured graphics and ACL®’s proprietary top-coat finish. It’s one of many new additions to Escalade Sports’ existing suite of fall recreation incentives.

And last – but most certainly not least – the $500 and over category maximizes impact with rewards like Body-Solid’s Best Sportsman Gym 20, to round out a home workout space, and C.L. Bailey’s 9’ Shuffle Board Table, to transform any family space into an action-packed rec room.

Even better, these 10 products are just the tip of the iceberg; there’s no shortage of winning holiday gift ideas to choose from. Whatever your final selections may be, make the delivery even more memorable with Premium Gift Box add-ons, available in Standard or Custom designs. Use this upgrade to show recipients appreciation before they’ve even laid eyes on their incentive. From the packaging to the gift inside, this is one holiday your team won’t soon forget.

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For more gifting inspiration, explore our full APPRECIATION IS MAGIC Holiday Gift Guide. Then, contact us today at 888-862-9283 to put the finishing touches on your recognition plans. If you know exactly what you’ll need and when you’ll need it, fill out our Request for Quote form. And sign up for our Preferred Pricing Membership to access exclusive catalogs, price sheets, and product photos.

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The word “Incentives” can mean different things to different people and can be confusing and even intimidating. But boiled down to its simplest terms, an incentive is anything that is designed to modify and drive behavior to an ultimate goal. Whether it’s for employees, customers, or prospects, Incentive Concepts delivers brands that will help you achieve your goals.