Running a small business is tough these days. During uncertain economic times, you need to be constantly keeping an eye on your bottom line. Although you want to show your employees they are valued and appreciated, you need to do it on a budget. But just because you are looking for ‘cheap’ gift ideas for your employees doesn’t mean you have to give them the impression that you’re cheap.
There are several ways you can show appreciation to your employees without breaking the bank. Here are nine gift ideas that are both affordable and will make your employees happy:
1. Free Movie Tickets
Fandango.com is a great place to get movie gift cards for employees. A night out at the movies for two with popcorn and drink in most parts of the country for around $25. If your employees are movie lovers, this is a gift that is sure to please.
2. Get Your Employees Fit in 2013 with FitBit
FitBit.com has a device called the Zip Wireless Activity Tracker (available for $59.95) that tracks all your steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled throughout the day. These stats can be kept online and on certain smartphones like the IPhone 4S or 5. FitBit’s Activity Tracker keeps people motivated and moving toward their fitness goals. And it does so in a fun way. We all know that the reason most people do not go to the gym even after spending money on a membership is lack of motivation, and this device helps solve that problem.