14 Original Team-Building Employee Gift Ideas

Having a strong team spirit in the office is the first step to building a better company. Camaraderie and cooperation can lead to more effective collaboration across different teams or disciplines in your business, and team-building gifts are one tool you can use to take your productivity to the next level.

Team spirit in the workplace can bring together administrators, employees, and managers by giving the whole team the recognition they deserve. Build employee morale, promote teamwork, and make every day a good day to do hard work!

Having trouble finding the right morale-boosting gift for your dedicated team? While company-branded stainless steel tumblers, waterbottles, and other standard swag can help with building a team identity, and gift cards to the local coffeeshop are okay for a quick pick-me-up, they've been done. You can do better. So we’ve put together some employee appreciation gifts to help you boost team spirit and let your employees know their worth.

Read on for some of our top team-building picks!

1. The Plant Club

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Price: Starts at $36.00/month

What's Included: More than just a thank-you gift for a job well done, sprucing up shared office space or home offices can get the good vibes flowing. When you send The Plant Club as an employee gift, your team members can surround themselves with vibrant greenery or show off their plant parenting skills on the next Zoom call. This subscription focuses on variety and delivers healthy plants, decorative pots, and proper care instructions.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the week of the 3rd, then future boxes will ship mid-month

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2. Phivi Artisanal Desserts Box

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Price: Starts at $30.42/month

What's Included: The saying should go, "The way to employee engagement is through the stomach!" Get all eyes on you by sending your team a subscription to the Phivi Artisanal Desserts Box. Delivering direct to home or office, this gift basket really takes the cake, bringing an assortment of sweets like cookies, macarons, cakes, and cake pops made with high-quality ingredients and seasonal flavors.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. throughout the month on specified dates

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3. American Cocktail Club

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Price: Starts at $32.79/month

What's Included: Help them get the ideas flowing when you send a gift set from the American Cocktail Club. With happy hour brainstorming sessions being kept to a minimum, revive your monthly tradition with a subscription that delivers all the goods needed to have a virtual meetup. Simply choose a box with or without the booze, then send them the all-natural juices, mixers, and handcrafted ingredients they need to mix up 4 servings of delicious craft cocktails.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. before the 20th of the month

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4. Success Crate

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Price: Starts at $22.25/month

What's Included: The Success Crate is a motivational business gift that packs in all the benefits of a pro seminar at a budget-friendly price point. Employees across the spectrum can get the tools they need for personal growth, including everything from motivational New York Times bestsellers and workbooks to goal-oriented activities, office gift items, access to exclusive webinars, and an accountability check-in.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 18th of each month

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5. Air Plants Monthly Club Box

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Price: Starts at $17.99/month

What's Included: Want plants that will liven up a home workspace, while also being 100% foolproof? The Air Plants Monthly Club Box brings the best of both worlds for employees who lack a green thumb. Needing little more than a quick soak every few weeks, air plants are the ideal easy-care plant. Whether you're looking for an employee recognition or holiday gift, each month delivers an array of air plants in different colors and varieties.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. at the beginning of the following month

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6. The Adults & Crafts Crate

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Price: Starts at $30.00/month

What's Included: Invite old and new employees to get hands-on and relieve any work-related stress with the DIY projects brought by The Adults & Crafts Crate. Designed to be an all-inclusive, open-and-go box, give them all they need to have a one-of-a-kind team-building crafting experience. A unique gift for all types of teams, this box will help them connect in a fun way as they create decor projects to spruce up the ol' office.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 25th of the month

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7. Succulents Monthly

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Price: Starts at $29.00/month

What's Included: Let's face facts. Gift-giving doesn't always come easy, but with a little help from Succulents Monthly, you can send a charming collection of sweet succulents ideal for dotting bookshelves, desktops, and shared windowsills. Perfect for everything from employee Christmas gifts to client appreciation gifts, spruce up any space with low-maintenance cacti and succulents paired with stylish planters, potting mix, and know-how.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the week of the 3rd

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8. Finders Seekers - Escape Room Game

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Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What's Included: Remind your valued employees that life's not supposed to be "all work and no play"! If you're looking for fun team-building activities that put their abilities to the test, Finders Seekers delivers. A perfect gift for small teams––or to encourage your team to spend a little more time with family and friends––each box packs in an escape room game, immersing players into a new culture and testing their code-cracking, puzzle-solving skills.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada on the 23rd of every month

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9. TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box

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Price: Starts at $30.99/month

What's Included: We're living in times that require us to reimagine traditional perks, stepping outside of the box to see what can boost team spirit and productivity. Whether you're working with remote or in-person teams, happiness and wellness yield as many benefits as time management. Bring more of the good stuff into the day-to-day fold by gifting self-care. Turn to TheraBox for calming organic bath products, aromatherapy, and all-around positive vibes.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th every month

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10. Coffee and a Classic

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Price: Starts at $39.89/month

What's Included: One gift box that can be a welcome employee-of-the-month reward or sent out as corporate gifts is Coffee and a Classic. Just what's needed to energize body and mind, this gift box appeals to a wide range of personality types. Choose from 2 different subscription sizes to send a classic read, a warm beverage and a special coffee mug, a mix of bookish items, and extras like jewelry, swanky office supplies, scented candles, and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 2nd week of the month

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11. Decor-Spark

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Price: Starts at $45.00/month

What's Included: Show your team that they're valued and respected by sending a great gift all about creating a warm, welcoming space. Whether they're adding a little flair to the break room or special design elements to their home office, Decor-Spark is a home decor subscription packed with Etsy-worthy handmade goodies, such as decorative wall hangings, fun textiles, statement pieces, candles, and soaps.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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12. Desk Stash

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Price: Starts at $42.50/quarter

What's Included: Does your line of work require employees to be desk-bound for most of the day? Encourage a little movement every now and again and make sure that they've souped up their workspaces with plenty of fun accessories and supplies from Desk Stash. On a mission to inspire people to work more creatively, they've ditched the mundane sticky notes and pushpins for alternatives that are clever, colorful, and even a little whimsical.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 weeks of ordering

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13. CLOTH & PAPER

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Price: Starts at $16.33/month

What's Included: Build team spirit by sending your employees out into the world with sophisticated organizational supplies to impress clients and competitors alike. Along with being useful and practical, CLOTH & PAPER features office gifts that are fancy, too! Your trusted team will get on with the daily grind using top-shelf stationery, calendars, planner accessories, quality pens and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries between the 19th-24th of the month

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14. CoachCrate

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Price: Starts at $42.75/month

What's Included: Better than an inspiring audiobook or an organizational printable, CoachCrate is like having a life coach at your fingertips guiding you through everyday business challenges. Gift your team a mixture of self-care necessities and personal growth tools with a monthly box that includes a book and reading guide, access to exclusive online coaching sessions, and an assortment of productivity, relaxation, and wellness items.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 23rd-25th of every month

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