On one of the most romantic days of the year, you may notice that some of your employees are not quite as happy as the others. You may have heard that a happy worker is a productive worker. For those who don’t have anyone to pamper them, the 14th of February can prove more depressing than any other day. As their employer, you can help boost everyone’s mood by presenting everyone with Valentine’s Day gifts at work. If you are not sure what to choose, here are some tips.


As a business owner or manager, you always need to keep an eye on that bottom line. This means that you need to create a budget for everything. When coming up with a budget for Valentine’s Day gifts, you should consider the number of employees too. Allocate a total amount and then divide this amount by the number of employees. This will help you establish an individual budget which will help you choose the perfect gifts while sticking to your budget.

Something small

The Valentine’s Day gifts that you present to your employees do not need to be extravagant. In fact, you should take care not to send anything too expensive since your employees will inevitably expect the same treatment the following year and, who knows, next year you might not be in the position to spend the same amount. Keep it simple, modest but thoughtful all the same.

Keep them the same

Make sure that you do not create any problems between your employees by purchasing different gifts for everyone. All of your staff, regardless of their position at the company, should be treated equally. That said, if you know that one of your employees is a diabetic, you should choose a gift that will suit this dietary need.

Personal notes

Finally, don’t underestimate the power of that personal touch. Once your gifts are delivered, you should take the time to address them personally. If you want to keep these gifts a surprise, you should have them delivered to your home address instead of the office. The night before Valentine’s Day, you will have time to address each card to each recipient. You can then transport them to the office and set each gift on your employees’ desks for them to find in the morning.

Remember, unlike many other annual occasions, your employees will not usually expect Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s the unexpected nature of this surprise that makes it special from the start. So, you don’t have to go all out and overspend to make them smile. You can also be sure that even the smallest gesture will make them feel appreciated.