10 Unique Employee Gift Ideas to Keep Teams Connected

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Whether they're deemed essential or not, businesses big and small simply cannot function without their dedicated employees and administrative professionals. So, while much of the country's workforce has had to shuffle around to comply with working from home, workers are still showing up and diligently getting the job done!

These unprecedented times provide the perfect opportunity to send unique employee gifts to help boost morale and keep your hardworking team connected while working from home. Instead of just the usual holiday gifts, we set out to create a gift guide of original employee appreciation gift ideas that reward hard work with a little fun.

Recognize your employees' contribution and help motivate them to keep moving forward by sending gifts with a personal touch that won't go unmissed. From artisan chocolates to hands-on fun and games, send your valued team members monthly acts of appreciation like a boss! And, if you work for yourself or keep your home running smoothly on the daily, go ahead and treat yourself with these unique gift ideas!

1. The Adults & Crafts Crate


Price: Starts at $30.00/month

What’s Included: Getting hands-on with The Adults & Crafts Crate can be a great tool to help get minds off of stressful situations, making it a welcome surprise treat for your new remote workers. Bringing an all-inclusive monthly craft experience, including materials, tools and how-to's, get on Zoom for a team-building crafting experience to create DIY decor projects and spruce up those home offices.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of the month

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2. House Plant Box


Price: Starts at $11.25/month

What’s Included: Help both old and new employees create warm and productive office spaces with the beautiful natural elements packed into the House Plant Box. A straightforward gift set that specializes in unique houseplants, succulents and air plants, choose from 5 different subscription options, including a pet-friendly option, to send 1 plant and detailed plant-care instructions, all grown with care and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. in the 2nd week of the month, with renewals shipping in the 2nd or 3rd week each month

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3. Jackie's Chocolate


Price: Starts at $17.95/month

What's Included: Looking for gifts for employees or corporate gifts that have broad appeal? Look to Jackie's Chocolate. Now you can treat your valued employees and trusted partners to a box of artisanal chocolates, including white, dark and milk chocolates, creamy truffles, filled bonbons and more -- all handcrafted with love! Complete with a custom message to show your appreciation, each box is beautifully gift-wrapped and filled with a choice selection of 15 delicious chocolates.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 7 days of ordering

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4. Finders Seekers Mysteries


Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What’s Included: You've got really great employees and want to remind them that life's not supposed to be "all work and no play"? Finders Seekers Mysteries is the perfect gift to help make that point by encouraging them to spend time with family and friends enjoying a one-of-a-kind game night experience. Each monthly box immerses players into an intriguing mystery set in a new city and culture, and puts their code-breaking and puzzle-solving skills to the test!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 23rd of every month

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5. Muse Illuminate


Price: Starts at $22.25/month

What’s Included: From goal-setting to gratitude and mindfulness, Muse Illuminate is a one-of-a-kind business gift that brings the benefits of a pro seminar right to the front door. Employees of all persuasions can get the tools they need for introspection and growth with a monthly box that delivers 1 New York Times bestseller, workbooks and goal-oriented activities, webinars, articles and an accountability check-in, plus 3-5 office gift items, like pens, notepads and desk accessories.

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

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6. MindWander


Price: Starts at $19.99/month

What’s Included: Ensure that stress is well-managed throughout this period of uncertainty and change with an employee gift idea that puts mental health front and center. Using a thoughtful mini workbook based on effective CBT strategies, MindWander focuses on a particular area of personal growth, like facing fears or improving sleep, bringing a themed mix of wellness items, including habit trackers, self-care goodies, and fun extras, like coffee mugs and graphic tote bags.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month

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7. Succulents Box - Monthly Subscription Box


Price: Starts at $4.75/month

What’s Included: Say "aloe there!" from afar with the Succulents Box, a budget-friendly monthly gift subscription that gives your employees the chance to grow their own collection of cheerful succulents or air plants. Delivering between 1-4 easy-to-grow plants in 2-inch plastic pots, along with an info card and specific care instructions, they'll get a smile from their new plant babies and appreciate the thoughtful happy mail!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 3 business days from ordering, with renewals between the 18th-20th of the month

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8. SnackSack


Price: Starts at $23.50/month

What’s Included: Working from home can involve plenty of snacking, so make sure your valued workforce is refueling with the high-quality nutrient-dense options packed into the SnackSack. With classic, vegan and gluten-free options, keep an assortment of between 11-15 healthy snack items coming on auto-pilot. Featuring tasty treats from tried-and-tested brands, each box brings an assortment of sweet and salty goodies, like bars, cookies, veggie crisps and nut mixes.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. beginning on the 10th of the month

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9. Boxed Locks


Price: Starts at £22.50 GBP/month

What’s Included: Easy shipping to the U.S. and Europe makes Boxed Locks a fun gift idea that can include employees at home and overseas! Engaging and entertaining, each monthly delivery highlights that the devil is in the details, providing props, puzzles and clues that need to be solved to crack the final code that unlocks the box. Every box is carefully curated to include items that can be used afterwards, along with a help card to use as needed!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.K. around the 1st week of every month, beginning with the month following sign up

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10. Managerine Female Leaders Book Club


Price: Starts at $20.99/month

What’s Included: Ideal for self-starters and entrepreneurial women, the Managerine Female Leaders Book Club is here to inspire personal growth and help strong women reach new heights of success. Each monthly box sends 1 leadership-focused New York Times bestseller, 3-5 pieces of success-celebrating swag that supports women-owned businesses, like candles, stationery and self-care goodies, and a motivational mix of development strategies and leadership ideas.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of each month

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