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Gift Ideas for National Have Fun at Work Day. Best Gifts for Co-workers to Boost Employee Morale 2023

Get ready to have some fun at work in 2023! The best way to get employees jazzed for National Have Fun at Work Day on August 1st is with thoughtful and great gifts that bring on smiles. Whether your team works in office, work from home, or is a mix, we’ve got the inside scoop on this year’s hottest gift ideas for co-workers. From custom mugs to keep work-from-homers caffeinated to gift card prizes for team building activities, these present picks check all the boxes. Show your crew some love and boost employee engagement with our handpicked suggestions perfect for making employee appreciation essential again. Give the gift of great memories with practical treats like stylish new totes for commuting in style. This National Have Fun at Work Day, focus on building camaraderie and lifting morale with our guide to the best gifts for coworkers guaranteed to get your crew celebrating together in 2023!  

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Employee Gifts Ideas for National Fun at Work Day for Co-Workers and Employee Engagement 2024

Gifts for Have Fun at Work Day should not only be exciting but useful also.

For example, a shot glass isn’t a great idea, but a water bottle or mug will work if you take the drinkware route. 

Desk toy like a cute teddy bear

desk toy teddy bear

Fun desk calendar with daily jokes

Cold Brew Coffee Maker with Coffee Mug

Price: $158.83

Brewsense Drip Coffee Maker image

Essential Oil Diffuser

Price: $39.99

Essential Oil Diffuser with Remote Control image

Curate the perfect box of handpicked gift they’ll love and send joy their way

Wireless Charger

Price: $94.11

PowerPro GO 3-in-1 Wall Charger & 10000mAH Power Bank with Digital Display - (Black) image

Wellness Gift Box

Price: $60


Snack basket filled with healthy treats – Best Food Gift

Price: $70

snack box with swag

A set of fun office-themed socks


Customized artwork for the office

Colorful Artwork
Colorful Artwork

Have Fun at Work Day Ideas Inexpensive Gifts

Customized keychain with a Wine opener

keychain with wine opener

Office game set or jigsaw puzzle

Price: $40.45

puzzle game

Writing Lap Desk

writing lap desk

Luckily, we picked out Fun at Work Day inexpensive gifts, so we could at least share with management that we had yet to overspend. We were all concerned about whether we were in trouble but were comforted by the fact that we had a good plan and budget. We’d planned fun group activities for the day to promote team building, all based on inexpensive employee engagement ideas, like trivia games. 

The day of the meeting arrived, and Sally was front and center, sitting next to members of management. She was frowning with her arms crossed, but management didn’t seem angry or concerned. Our party planning team sat around the table, prepared to defend our small fun activities for employees. 

Sally opened her mouth to speak, and a member of management placed a hand on her arm. He told us he was thrilled about the day of fun and gifts we were planning, and Sally’s jaw dropped. Management gave us their full support, and Sally had the opportunity to storm out of another meeting. The rest of us went out to lunch to celebrate our little win and discuss what might be bothering Sally.

Employees playing Fun at Work Day games

Have Fun at Work Day Bulk Office Gifts

Miniature desk fan

laptop and a fan on the table next to female legs sticking out from under the table
laptop and a fan on the table next to female legs sticking out from under the table

Portable phone charger

Price: $94.11

phone charger wireless

Branded tote bag

Price: $21.15

tote bag

Personalized keychain

Gold keychain with leather strap
Gold keychain with leather strap

While a few party planning committee members reviewed Fun at Work Day bulk gifts at our lunch meeting, the rest discussed Sally. She’d always been so lovely in the past, and we couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Who would want to avoid participating in games and receiving Fun at Work Day bulk gifts

As we talked, we realized we’d all gone out to a group dinner a few weeks before, and no one had invited Sally. It wasn’t on purpose, but we did accidentally exclude her. While finalizing our list of Fun at Work Day gifts and Fun at Work Day ideas, we wondered if this might be her problem. 

employees laughing at work

Have Fun at Work Day Swag Items and Personalized Gifts

Company-branded t-shirts

Price: $29.79

branded tshirt adidas

Customized water bottles

Price: $34.73

Reusable eco friendly stainless steel water bottle .
Reusable eco friendly stainless steel water bottle on yellow background.

Fun office-themed stickers

Green chalkboard stickers attached with round magnets, space for writing

Customized fidget toys

Fidget Spinner toy
Fidget Spinner toy

Small indoor garden kit

Gardening - set of tools for gardener
Gardening – set of tools for gardener

We decided to talk to Sally as soon as possible. One of us pulled her aside and asked if we could have her personal opinion on our have fun at work ideas, and she seemed happy to help. While we talked with her about potential Fun at Work Day swag items, she softened the idea. 

Finally, we apologized for not inviting her to dinner; it was an oversight and nothing personal. Her entire demeanor changed then, and she was happy to help plan National Fun at Work Day 2023 and even apologized for speaking to management!

Fun Office Games to Boost Morale

With Sally on board, planning employee engagement and fun activities in office went to the next level. She planned trust-building exercises, board games, and fun office games to boost morale. Our quick fun office games included prizes from Snack and SwagMagic. 

We were thrilled to have planned so many small fun activities for employees in the office and excited to have Sally’s help. We definitely all learned a lesson in communication!

employee celebrating virtually

Host a Virtual Fun Activities for Have Fun At Work Day

We didn’t leave the remote team out of our planning, researching 10 not-lame virtual team-building activities and virtual fun activities so remote employees could also participate. There were many fun activities for online meetings, such as “Truth or Truth” and “Would You Rather.” 

Our remote team already planned fun Friday activities virtual style every week, so it wasn’t a stretch for them to play games from their home offices and local cafes. With the help of our office staff and items from SwagMagic, we were confident our fun day would go off without a hitch!

Planning a Successful Fun Day

We were right! Our event went as planned, and everyone had so much fun, even Sally! We learned that planning an office event takes input from everyone and never leaves management out in the first place. Sally and the party planning team were back on good terms, and everyone, remote employees included, loved the swag and snacks provided by Swag and SnackMagic

Our employee fun day couldn’t have possibly gone better, with everyone receiving plenty of gifts. Everyone was so pleased with the results; we’re already planning for next year! 

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