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Plan your Employee Appreciation Day

Browse our booming marketplace for more than 2,200 gifts, activities, and local catering options - and book and confirm without leaving our platform.

  • Pick a thoughtful employee appreciation gift, or curate a special gift box.
  • Find a team activity that’s just right for your company’s size and culture.
  • Cater a festive employee lunch from one of your favorite local restaurants.

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Popular ways to show you care on Employee Appreciation Day

All of the gifts, activities, and catering options you’ll find on the Thriver marketplace are presented by our trusted providers. Customize offerings to fit your head count and any special needs you have. We’re your one-stop shop for all of the best ways to show your employees you care.

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Say “thank you” with a heartfelt gift

  • Send your team a thematic gift box loaded with everything from coffee, tea, and wine to snacks, self-care packages, and sweet company swag.
  • Curate your own special care packages for your employees, and they’ll wonder if you read their mind.
  • Have the gifts sent to the office or straight to your employees’ homes - happy mail makes everyone’s day better!
Gift boxes with a card that says thank you
Gift boxes with a card that says thank you

Say “thank you” with a heartfelt gift

  • Send your team a thematic gift box loaded with everything from coffee, tea, and wine to snacks, self-care packages, and sweet company swag.
  • Curate your own special care packages for your employees, and they’ll wonder if you read their mind.
  • Have the gifts sent to the office or straight to your employees’ homes - happy mail makes everyone’s day better!

Promote camaraderie with a team activity

  • Energize a competitive bunch with fun games like trivia or bingo - or pay homage to your team’s problem-solving skills with a murder mystery or battle of the bands.
  • Keep them in stitches with a stand-up comic, a comedy workshop, a musical comedian, or funny trivia - or wow them with a magician, musician, or mentalist. 
  • Give them a hands-on learning experience like creating art, making sushi, tasting chocolate, decorating cookies, or mixing up a tasty cocktail.

Three employees having fun during a team building activity
Gift boxes with a card that says thank you

Say “thank you” with a heartfelt gift

  • Send your team a thematic gift box loaded with everything from coffee, tea, and wine to snacks, self-care packages, and sweet company swag.
  • Curate your own special care packages for your employees, and they’ll wonder if you read their mind.
  • Have the gifts sent to the office or straight to your employees’ homes - happy mail makes everyone’s day better!

Promote camaraderie with a team activity

  • Energize a competitive bunch with fun games like trivia or bingo - or pay homage to your team’s problem-solving skills with a murder mystery or battle of the bands.
  • Keep them in stitches with a stand-up comic, a comedy workshop, a musical comedian, or funny trivia - or wow them with a magician, musician, or mentalist. 
  • Give them a hands-on learning experience like creating art, making sushi, tasting chocolate, decorating cookies, or mixing up a tasty cocktail.

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Feed your team, and win their hearts 

  • Cater an employee appreciation team lunch at the office from one of your favorite local establishments, or order a giant box of snacks for all-day grazing.
  • Communicate directly with the provider for customizations related to dietary restrictions, head counts and other special needs.
  • Create a collection of your favorite providers so they’re easy to find next time. Easily schedule recurring catering or snack delivery services.

Gift boxes with a card that says thank you

Say “thank you” with a heartfelt gift

  • Send your team a thematic gift box loaded with everything from coffee, tea, and wine to snacks, self-care packages, and sweet company swag.
  • Curate your own special care packages for your employees, and they’ll wonder if you read their mind.
  • Have the gifts sent to the office or straight to your employees’ homes - happy mail makes everyone’s day better!

Promote camaraderie with a team activity

  • Energize a competitive bunch with fun games like trivia or bingo - or pay homage to your team’s problem-solving skills with a murder mystery or battle of the bands.
  • Keep them in stitches with a stand-up comic, a comedy workshop, a musical comedian, or funny trivia - or wow them with a magician, musician, or mentalist. 
  • Give them a hands-on learning experience like creating art, making sushi, tasting chocolate, decorating cookies, or mixing up a tasty cocktail.

Three employees having fun during a team building activity
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Feed your team, and win their hearts 

  • Cater an employee appreciation team lunch at the office from one of your favorite local establishments, or order a giant box of snacks for all-day grazing.
  • Communicate directly with the provider for customizations related to dietary restrictions, head counts and other special needs.
  • Create a collection of your favorite providers so they’re easy to find next time. Easily schedule recurring catering or snack delivery services.

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You'll have the comfort and flexibility to create something your team will appreciate.

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You'll have the comfort and flexibility to create something your team will appreciate.

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Bring your team together

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"Our team started using Thriver at the start of 2020 and really love it. All of our managers find it so easy to host fun events for our team that cater to almost everyone."

Robyn Chatlain

Workplace Experience Manager at 7Shifts

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Employee Appreciation Day FAQs

How does Thriver make it easy to plan our Employee Appreciation Day activities?

Our marketplace is packed with activities from experienced, high-quality providers who are hand-selected by Thriver’s experts. Read reviews, communicate directly with providers and customize your order to meet your specific needs. Use our polling feature to let your employees vote for their favorite activities - and to get feedback afterwards to help shape future celebrations.

How far in advance should I start planning our Employee Appreciation Day festivities?

Ideally, you should start planning your celebration three to four weeks in advance, since the most popular activities for Employee Appreciation Day fill up fast - and some providers may have booking deadlines to ensure plenty of time to prepare.

What team activities would be the best for Employee Appreciation Day?

The best activities for Employee Appreciation Day depend entirely on your employees and your company’s culture and values. Fun activities are always popular on Employee Appreciation Day, especially games, cooking classes, and arts & crafts workshops. Not sure what your employees prefer? A great way to narrow it down is to use our polling feature to ask them what types of activities they’d like to do to celebrate, and use that as a jumping-off point.

Do you offer any activities for remote or hybrid teams?

Yes! You’ll even find virtual activities you didn’t know you could do remotely, like wine tastings, cooking classes, art-making workshops, scavenger hunts, and escape rooms. You can host online games like trivia, bingo, and musical chairs or book live virtual entertainment like magic shows, stand-up comics, and jugglers who tell jokes. Our platform has handy filters that allow you to filter all services by virtual, on-site or hybrid.

Can someone help me select the best employee gifts for our budget?

You bet! Contact us, and we’ll help you pick out team appreciation gifts that’ll work for your headcount and budget - and jibe with your company’s personality and employee preferences.

Is there someone I can talk to about ordering a catered lunch?

Sure! Whether you want options that fit with your budget, dietary restrictions, packaging requirements, or other special needs, contact us. We’ll answer all of your questions and help you make it happen.

Thriver drives company culture

The Thriver marketplace offers more than 2,200 virtual and in-office services from over 615 local providers. We help you engage your employees through professional development, team-building activities, catering services, and much more.

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