Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with Premium Corporate Gift Solutions

Create summer memories in August with unique gifts

Though many of us are still enduring summer’s fiercest temperatures, the end of the summer season is near. Signs of fall are already creeping in – school supplies on weekly shopping lists, Q4 strategic planning meetings on the calendar, fewer hours of sunlight, and so on.

However, August offers one last opportunity to enjoy barbecues, water sports, and vacation travel. It’s also full of opportunities to close out summer in fun, new ways. Instead of mourning what they’re leaving behind, this month gives your employees a chance to reimagine summertime leisure and close out the season on a high note. Premium corporate gift solutions from a variety of brands can transform August from an inevitable end to an unforgettable highlight.

Employee incentive gift ideas for end-of-summer fun

August is the rare summer month without a nationally celebrated holiday – June has Juneteenth, July has Independence Day, and September has Labor Day. But during the 31 days of August, it’s up to us to decide when and what we celebrate. Luckily, the calendar is packed with unique special occasions, each of which sparks exciting employee incentive gift ideas.

National Relaxation Day (August 15)

What better way to enjoy the dog days of summer than with some high-quality self-care? National Relaxation Day is all about pressing pause and focusing on total body wellness. Human Touch massage chairs will give that unparalleled spa experience they deserve. Help employees recreate a spa experience at home with relaxing incentive rewards. The Wholebody 7.1 mimics warm oil massage for head-to-toe restoration; the Super Novo delivers three-dimensional massage all the way down to your thighs and comes complete with meditation programs; and for more targeted care, the Reflex5s Foot and Calf Massager employs reflexology to relieve stress.

National Pinot Noir Day (August 18)

Wine connoisseurs will find a lot to love about National Pinot Noir Day, which elevates the dry red wine and calls extra attention to the regions that produce it. Vinturi’s state-of-the-art accessories ensure every drop is perfect. The Red Wine Aerator increases the wine’s velocity while decreasing its pressure, resulting in a smoother finish and enhanced flavors.

National Waffle Day (August 24)

Make breakfast extra special on National Waffle Day. This unique holiday marks the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent and serves as the perfect excuse for a sweet start to the day. Nordic Ware has all the waffle-making essentials, including the Original Stovetop Belgian Waffler, the Waffle Puff Pan, and the Breakfast Bundle, to make omelets, bacon, and other breakfast favorites.

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National Beach Day (August 30)

Of course, for those on your gift list who just can’t get enough of traditional summer joys, there’s National Beach Day. This day is all about beach history, and observers can celebrate by swimming safely, cleaning up a local beach, or learning about water pollution. However, it’s also ideal for fun in the sun with these employee rewards. Choose from classic outdoor games, like Triumph Sports’ Patriotic Bocce Ball Set or 4 Square Volleyball/Badminton Combo Set; portable outdoor furniture like W Unlimited’s Canvas Sling Chairs with Beverage Holders and Ottomans; or the outdoor must-haves packed into the Seas the Day Package 3 from our Gift Boxes That Give collection.

This may be the last month of summer, but with so many ways to enjoy the days, it can also be the most exciting. To help your employees make the most of August, contact us using the form below or call us at 888-862-9283. Be sure to ask about our Preferred Pricing membership.

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