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How You Can Give the Best Employee Appreciation Gifts with Any Budget

Want to wow your employees with an amazing appreciation gift but your budget is holding you back? At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, we’re aiming to prove to you that your employee appreciation efforts combined with budget limitations doesn’t have to spell disaster. In fact, it doesn’t even have to spell slight discomfort.

The market for custom imprinted gifts is saturated with all manner of not so appealing products these days. However, you don’t have to fall down that rabbit hole or waste a moment stressing over budgeting issues. That’s because we’ve already done the work for you.

You’re inexpensive gifts don’t have to be lame and your higher end items certainly don’t have to be unimaginative. This is the statement we kept in mind when curating our appreciation gift specialty stores according to specific budgets. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for any type of budget.

Appreciation Gift Ideas Under $5

Bellevue Heathered Polyester Insulated Lunch Tote

Item #AR1473

Recently, an emphasis on clean eating has the majority of our workforce opting to bring their own homemade lunches into the office. Enter the stylish yet budget-friendly Bellevue Heathered Polyester Insulated Lunch Tote. As far as employee gift ideas under $5 go, this one is both relevant and useful. The heathered fabric exterior is a fashionable and attractive feature as well.

Omega Double Walled Tumbler w/ Straw, 20oz.

Item #GA1030

If your employees are currently into clean eating, chances are they’re interested in going green as well. A reusable bottle or tumbler, especially with it’s own reusable straw – don’t even get us started on disposable straws – is an excellent choice, right now. In fact, if you’re shopping for bulk gifts under $5, drinkware is almost always one of your best options, regardless of current societal or environmental inclinations. We love the Omega Double Walled Tumbler w/ Straw because it’s unique color options and sleek construction give it mass appeal.

NeoSkin® Hard Cover Journal, 3-3/4″ x 5-5/8″

Item #SG5240

Whether you’d prefer an employee a gift that’s thoughtful and personal or your company simply requires steady meeting attendance, an elegant journal or notebook that only looks expensive is an excellent option. Proving that modestly priced bulk office gifts can have a high-end look is our 3-3/4″ x 5-5/8″ NeoSkin® Hard Cover Journal. With a smooth debossed or silk screened hardcover, 192 ivory lined pages, an elastic closure and a matching ribbon bookmark, it’s hard to believe you can acquire this custom gift for less that $5 per piece.

Appreciation Gift Ideas Under $8

Sleek Umbrella, 48″ Arc

Item #RK1810

Speaking of hard to believe, the Sleek Umbrella has all the makings of a high-end accessory, with a stylish canopy, a steel frame and a real wooden handle, but is incredibly priced at less than $8 per piece! Though an umbrella might seem too expensive for purchasing in large quantities and, likewise, you might assume cheaper options are less appealing, this particular model proves that nothing could be further from the truth.

Camper Mug & Cocoa Gift Set

Item #GN8507

One of our most popular appreciation gifts for employees lately is the camp style mug. It’s rugged, nostalgic and, quite frankly, adorable. We’re stepping this camper mug up a notch with the addition of some delicious hot cocoa, which even die-hard coffee and tea enthusiasts can agree is amazing!

Light Up Ring Bluetooth Speaker

Item #AL6284

If you’re still on the prowl for employee appreciation gift ideas with a limited budget, you may be surprised to find that a quality Bluetooth speaker is well within your reach. Our Light Up Ring Bluetooth Speaker boasts a superior sound quality for it’s small size, has a light up feature when powered on and can be yours for less than $8 per piece.

Appreciation Gift Ideas Under $15

Beach Blanket w/ Hidden Storage Compartment

Item #LD6060

During the holidays, a plush blanket will make an excellent appreciation gift but on the opposite side of the calendar year, a beach or picnic blanket is just as welcome. Our Beach Blanket w/ Hidden Storage Compartment is 55″ in diameter and folds easily into an included pouch, which doubles as a hidden compartment for keeping personal belongings under the blanket.

Verdi Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Swiggy Bottle, 16oz.

Another impressive piece of drinkware in a popular new shape is our Verdi Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Swiggy Bottle. This 16 oz. stunner can keep beverages hot or cold for an extensive period of time and look great while doing it; four beautiful shades of metallic copper, gold, silver and rose gold plus rainbow ombre are available to choose from.

Three Piece Cheese Board Set

Item #IL6227

Home and kitchen gifts that feature natural materials and simple designs are on trend right now – and you don’t have to spend more than $15 per item to make an impressive statement. This Three Piece Cheese Board Set combines a bamboo wood board with a glass cutting disk, etched with your custom logo or message of appreciation, and a stainless steel two-in-one fork tipped spear cheese knife.

Appreciation Gift Ideas Under $25

Three-Piece BBQ Tool Tote

Item #PK1580

You might assume, at first, that a $25 budget turns shopping for employee gifts into a walk down easy street, but products can quickly sky rocket to $50 or nearly $100 per piece, if you’re not sure where to look. Often, major name brands are to blame – though, if you’re in the market for those, we have them too! This is why we’ve gathered items like the Three-Piece BBQ Tool Tote, shown above, into our Appreciation Gift Ideas Under $25 specialty store, where you can find high-quality gifts without an enormous per piece price.

Double Wine Bottle Hardsided Carry Box

Item #PU1210

Sometimes a great gift is all about a beautiful presentation. That’s precisely what our Double Wine Bottle Hardsided Carry Box can achieve for you. The soft faux leather box can be laser engraved or debossed with your message of appreciation and then filled with two bottles of premium wine. Your gift recipients can then reuse the item whenever they need to BYO. As far as employee gifts under $25 are concerned, this is one that will keep on giving.

Field & Co® Wool Campster 12 Bottle Craft Cooler

Item #LD1847

We know beginning and ending with a cooler might come off as a little redundant, but what better way is there to show you that any type of product is attainable – no matter what your budget is. Our first cooler was a budget-friendly option at less that $5 per piece and this Field & Co® Wool Campster 12 Bottle Craft Cooler can be acquired for less than $25. Both are attractive, durable and certain to impress your gratitude upon your valued employees.

It’s plain to see that the Campster is well worth it’s cost but it’s also clear that you don’t have to sacrifice style or quality when working with a smaller budget. We work to ensure that at Promotions Now, by seeking out products that are reliable, up-to-date with retail trends and available at nearly every price point imaginable.

When you’re ready to show your appreciation for your hard working staff, remember to use our budget-specific specialty stores to find the right products at the right price. Your employees will thank you!

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