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15 Books To Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them

Posted by Sophie Butler on Jan 18, 2023

15 Books To Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them

It is your time to show the backbone of your company that you appreciate them… your employees! This year’s employee appreciation day is coming up on March 3, 2023 so it’s time to start preparing. And what could be more meaningful to your employees than the gift of books?!

Showing your employees you appreciate them should be ongoing throughout the year, but take the time this employee appreciation day to show them how much they mean to you. When your employees feel like they are being appreciated in the workplace they feel like the work they are doing is valuable and it improves workplace morale. It has also been proven that when employees feel like their employer cares, employee retention increases and productivity improves. Employee appreciation also sends out a ripple effect that encourages the entire team. It changes the workplace culture in a positive way.

So if you’re struggling with thinking of employee gift ideas we got you covered! We compiled the best books to give your employees that show what makes them so special.


Celebrate Your Employees Creativity

celebrate your employee's creativity

  1. Radical Curiosity: Questioning Commonly Held Beliefs to Imagine Flourishing Futures by Seth Goldenberg
  2. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  3. Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric that Matters by Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebah


Celebrate Your Employees Sense of Humor

celebrate your employees sense of humor

  1. Per My Last Email: Witty, Wicked, and Wonderfully Weird Workplace Words and Phrases by Stephanie K. Wright
  2. No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy
  3. Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (and How Anyone Can Harness It. Even You.) by Jennifer Aakar and Naomi Bagdonas


Celebrate Your Employees Positivity

celebrate their positivity

  1. You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One) by Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, and Ruby Vesely
  2. The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor
  3. The Gift of Influence: Creating Life-Changing and Lasting Impact in Your Everyday Interactions by Tommy Spaulding


Celebrate your Employees Uniqueness 

celebrate their uniqueness

  1. Embrace the Power of You: Owning your Identity at Work by Tricia Montalvo Timm
  2. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
  3. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero


Celebrate your Employees Drive

celebrate their drive

  1. The Culture Playbook: 60 Highly Effective Actions to Help Your Group Succeed by Daniel Coyle
  2. Becoming a Changemaker: An Actionable, Inclusive Guide to Leading Positive Change at Any Level by Alex Budak
  3. Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms by Shellye Archambeau


It’s never too early to start planning on how to show your employees what they mean to you. Pick up these books for employees in bulk to share the inspiration on employee appreciation day. Or add in a custom journal to add a personal touch to your order. It’s the perfect way to show your employees how much they mean to you!