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17 Employee Gift Ideas Under $30

Your staff works hard to help you grow your business. Sometimes, you want to reward them with a small gift, particularly around the holidays. If you’re sticking to a strict budget, check out these 17 gift ideas for under $30.

1. Lottery tickets

Lottery tickets will only cost you a few bucks, but there’s always the chance someone will win big, which will cause a lot of excitement around the office.

2. Gas gift cards

Your team spends a lot of money on gas to and from work. So, say, “thank you” by offering to fill up their tank (or at least give them a few gallons).

3. Restaurant gift certificates

If you know your employees’ favorite restaurants, give them each a gift card to enjoy their favorite meal.

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4. Amazon gift cards

Amazon has almost anything your team members would want. They can buy anything from their favorite book to tools for their hobbies. And they’ll think of you when they use their new purchase.

5. Grocery vouchers

Everyone has to eat, and groceries can add up quickly. Help your workers out by picking up part of their next trip to the grocery store.

6. Movie tickets

Movies are a great way to relax and unwind, but it’s getting more and more expensive to see one in theaters.

7. Personalized luggage tags

If your employees travel a lot, either personally or for the company, a personalized luggage tag will help them snag their luggage more quickly at the baggage claim.

8. Coffee mugs

When you buy your team members personalized coffee mugs with their name on it, they’ll always have a coffee mug at work. And they won’t have to worry about using their coworker’s cup.

9. Colorful desk accessories

Your staff sits at their desks all day, and they use office supplies all day. Give them colorful desk accessories to keep their desks organized, bright, and cheerful.

10. Over-the-seat car organizers

Cars can get messy quickly, especially if your employees have kids. Give them an over-the-seat car organizer to help their cars stay clean.

11. Business cardholders

Ensure that your team members never lose their business cards again with a personalized business cardholder.

12. House plants

House plants can liven up any area, from your employees’ homes to their offices. If they choose to keep their plants at work, the plants will keep the air cleaner, so your team will be sick less often – it’s a win-win.

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13. Personalized notebooks

Your staff takes notes when they’re on the phone with clients or during meetings. Give them a customized notepad, so they’ll never have to search for a scrap piece of paper again.

14. Gym memberships

If your workers are trying to stay healthy and get in shape, give them a gym membership. You might not be able to afford to pay for a whole year, but you can pay for the first month or two to get your team started. Negotiate with the gym to get a discount for anyone who extends their membership.

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15. Cell phone power banks

Cell phones have become a necessity, but they don’t do anyone any good if the battery dies. Give your employees a power bank to make sure their phones are always charged.

16. Headphones

Some people are more productive with music playing. Give your team headphones so everyone can listen to their favorite music without disturbing anyone else.

17. Chocolate

Usually, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. It’s a simple, timeless gift that says, “Thank you for all your hard work.”