Employee incentives keep workers happy and attract new ones by rewarding their effort.

It’s important to let students, club members and volunteers know how important they are to your team. Showing gratitude and respect helps keep businesses and organizations operating smoothly.

You don’t need to scramble for ideas! Totally Promotional has plenty of inexpensive appreciation gifts for employees. Our selection includes customized gifts in every price range to fit your needs.

How important are employee incentives? 

Many industries are struggling with the Great Resignation. It is a term used to describe the recent phenomenon of employees quitting and job-hopping. A total of 4.3 million resignations were submitted in December 2021. 

The frequent loss of workers and difficulty finding replacements have significant implications for businesses. It can cost one and a half to two times an employee’s salary to replace a single worker. It also unfairly leaves other workers to pick up the slack.

Research shows that employees highly value financial rewards and non-financial rewards such as bonuses and recognition. Recognized employees are more productive, satisfied and loyal. The end result: Your business will be more successful and profitable with employee incentives in place. 

Gifting workers with customized gifts is a huge branding opportunity, too. Your company name and logo will get fantastic exposure every time employees use these items.

Appreciation gifts to fit any budget

Engraved keychains

blue luxury strap keychain-engraved with your design here logo

Just about everyone can use a custom keychain! Employees can attach their personal or work keys on these classy key rings. Your logo will look elegant with our precise laser engraving process. Extra keychains can be given to clients to further expand your branding.

Prices start at less than 70 cents each.
Top product: Engraved Bottle Opener Key Ring

Stress balls 

yellow droplet stress ball with black your design here logo

Give your students relief from tension and anxiety with custom stress balls. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness and study more efficiently with a clear head. You can’t go wrong with our low minimums and affordable prices. Check out the many different shapes to match your school theme or business. 

Prices start at less than 70 cents each.
Top product: Round Stress Ball

Shot glasses

1.75 oz. frosted shot glass with black your design here imprint

Personalized shot glasses are a must-have for home bars and continue to be a popular collectors’ item. Our custom shot glasses with your logo are less than $1 each and have low minimums starting at 12. Your employees or civic club members will appreciate a fancy shot glass they can use for years to come!  

Prices start at less than $1 each.
Top product: 1.75 oz. Shot Glass

Cooler bags 

green boho lunch cooler bag with black your design here imprint

Practical, high-quality cooler bags are always a hit and you won’t have to break the bank. Employees and committee members can use them to pack food for work. You can order our custom coolers for just a few dollars each! Choose from many unique styles and product colors. 

Prices start at less than $3 each.
Top product: Six-Pack Budget Lunch Cooler Bag


red 13 oz. ceramic campfire mug with black your design here logo

Make your team feel at home in the office with their own custom mug. They can be used daily for much-needed morning coffee or tea. Personalized mugs can mean big savings when replacing disposable cups in the office. Check out the unique styles of mugs including our chic travel mugs!

Prices start at less than $2 each.
Top product: 13 oz. Ceramic Campfire Mugs


tan Gildan® heavy cotton t-shirt with black your design here imprint

Deck out your team in our comfy custom tees in long-sleeve and short-sleeve styles. We offer a variety of colors and materials to make everyone happy. Don’t worry about delivery fees! All of our T-shirts include free delivery within the contiguous United States. 

Prices start at less than $5 each.
Top product: Gildan® Heavy Cotton T-Shirt


blue fleece scarf with pockets-embroidered with full color your design here logo

Custom scarves are a top-notch gift that will keep your employees warm and stylish. We have scarves made of polyester, acrylic and fleece that can be embroidered with your logo. Take a look at our fashionable fringed scarves or functional reflective scarves. Get free delivery with your order!

Prices start at less than $6 each.
Top product: Embroidered Charlotte Fringed Scarf


green 48" arc vivid inversion umbrella with black your design here imprint

Take it up a notch with custom umbrellas for unique recognition awards. Umbrellas with your company logo are long-lasting gifts that will be used often. The large imprint will gain plenty of attention for your brand. We offer a choice of regular or inverted umbrellas to fit your preference. Enjoy low minimum quantities and the most popular color options for your umbrellas. 

Prices start at less than $6 each.
Top product: 60-in. Arc Golf Panel Umbrella

Portfolios and padfolios

black leatherette padfolio with white your design here imprint

Keep your employees organized with sophisticated, high-end portfolios. We have options with extra pockets for cards, folders and pens. Remove your team’s stress with portfolios that keep them organized for meetings and presentations. Our portfolios and padfolios have order minimums as low as 20 so you can order the right amount for your group. 

Prices start at less than $6 each.
Top product: Debossed Leatherette Padfolio

Sherpa blankets

black sherpa reversible blanket-embroidered with white your design here logo

Help employees and new moms wind down after work with a plush blanket embroidered with your logo. They’ll use these custom blankets often for family picnics or cozy nights at home. The soft and luxurious feel is sure to wow them. Look for unique styles such as our Leather Throw Blanket or our Plush Textured Blanket.

Prices start at less than $8 each.
Top product: Embroidered Chenille Plush Blanket

How to reward employees 

  • Save money by giving your staff or students awards at an in-house lunch banquet. Students or club members can mingle and create a stronger bond with each other. 
  • Impress employees with an expensive reward day at a resort. Present the gifts with other goodies in a personalized welcome basket. The experience can help to destress and return them to work motivated. 
  • Sponsor a workshop on a topic your employees are interested in such as fitness or crafts. Alternatively, give your employees time off to attend a workshop or seminar that interests them. Place employee rewards on their desks for when they return. They will enjoy the opportunity you provided for personal growth. 
  • Have an office sports competition with random teams to boost interaction. Your employees will have fun while strengthening their teamwork skills. Host an outdoor picnic afterward to hand out awards.  

Shop today for employee rewards 

Choose inexpensive appreciation gifts for your group or spend more on luxurious items if your budget allows. Whatever you decide, we are ready to fill your order so you can ace your recognition program.

Start your order today!

thank your team with custom tumblers

Jodi Laux is a copywriter with Totally Promotional. Her passion for writing was sparked by spending much of her childhood with her nose stuck in a book. Jodi formed her creative voice at Wright State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Now she writes content to help people find the answers and products they need.

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