HR’s Secret Sauce: The Gift of Employee Appreciation

Think about the last time you poured your heart into a project, burnt the midnight oil, invested hours into brainstorming, research and preparation, before finally nailing the presentation with brilliant execution.

The rush of accomplishment when we achieve something at work is undeniably gratifying, but hearing first-hand that your efforts matter to your boss and colleagues can amplify your fulfilment to a whole new level.

That’s the power of employee appreciation. In today’s uncertain and competitive job market, showing genuine appreciation to our employees can work wonders and go a long way for our businesses.

Why Employee Appreciation Matters

While recognition can come in many ways such as words of affirmation and dedicated check-in sessions, tangible gifts offer a personal touch to solidify your appreciation for your employees.

As Noel Gifts celebrates our 50th year of Bringing People Closer through providing heartfelt gifting experiences for our customers, let us share some tangible and regular ways we show appreciate our employees.

Gifts for Recruitment and Onboarding

After many rounds of interviews and back-and-forth correspondence on official documents, our newest employee finally steps through the front door. While keeping a confident and professional posture, it’s undeniable that she’s feeling a little nervous being in a completely unfamiliar environment.

When we introduce her to her desk however, a big, sheepish smile breaks out on her face.

Are these for me?

Sitting on her desk is a vase of fresh, vibrant yellow and orange sunflowers and gerberas that will cheerily greet her for the coming 2 weeks.

Simple table floral arrangements and gifts are a beautiful and cost-effective way to make our new employees feel warmly welcomed in our office spaces. Studies have shown that incorporating fresh florals in the workplace has a positive effect on our employees’ mood and boosts generation of flexible and creative ideas by 15%.

A practical gift such as stationery or reusable, eco-friendly lunch utensils is also an easy way to show them you care for their overall well-being.

Whether it’s fresh, aromatic floral arrangements or practical items they’ll be using for a while, all thoughtful welcome gifts have one heartfelt message: “We’re glad you’re here!”.

Gifts During Their Course of Work

Weddings, newborn gifts, get well soon hampers and birthdays cake deliveries are some common ways we celebrate our employees’ special occasions and care for their holistic well-being.

Apart from these special celebrations, many of us often overlook other equally important milestones. Think: long-service awards, staff appreciation (and not just on Employee Appreciation Day!), successful execution of team projects and individual contributions.

Imagine the reinforced sense of accomplishment our employees would feel if we surprised them with a simple congratulatory floral gift box, or a small gift hamper delivery filled with their favourite goodies and treats to share as they begin on their next big project together?

Get excited for your employees and celebrate their achievements! After all, the truth is “teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.” – John Maxwell.

Gifts for Retirement

After years of hard work, it’s your employees’ final day at this office! As they step into the office for the last time in their working career, imagine the nostalgia pulsing upon their hearts. Before the day ends, surprise them with a grand, humble gift to commemorate their years of dedication.

Whether it’s a gift hamper with fine, mature red wine, champagne, or non-alcoholic options filled with juicy, vibrant fruits and delicious snacks to share, it’s sure to be packed full of meaning as you show your appreciation to your long-time employee who will be continuing on to their next adventure and season of life.

Secure Exclusive Savings with Noel Gifts

To show you our appreciation for your support, here’s some helpful tips for you to unlock exclusive savings with us when buying table flower arrangement or scheduling gift hamper deliveries for your employees.

Create a Corporate Account

Register your corporate account with us online for free. Receive 10% off your first purchase on selected items as a warm welcome in your first step of gifting with us. We’re delighted to have you on board!

For long-term partnership benefits, simply reach out to us at 6299 1155 as well.

Subscribe to Noel’s e-Newsletter

Receive a complimentary $5 gift voucher when you subscribe to our e-Newsletter on the bottom right-hand corner of our website pages. This enables you to receive exclusive previews of our new, first-to-market gift and floral collection launches.

Learn how to forge meaningful connections by creating simple and unique gifting experiences as we share timely, informative and refreshing gifting ideas.

Purchase your Gifts with our Bulk Order Form

Finally, if you’re making a large gift order with more than 10 items, simply download our Bulk Order form. Fill in the order details and email the form to us at, to skip the trouble of keying your orders in individually.

Alternatively, call us at 6299 1155, drop us a message on WhatsApp at +65 8666 9678, or email us at and we will be happy to provide recommendations or assist with your ordering process.

Rest assured that our warm and capable Customer Service Officer will contact you shortly to confirm your order and answer any further enquiries you may have.

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation

We all crave the fulfilment of being acknowledged and valued for the contributions we make at work. While building a culture of appreciation at our workplaces won’t happen overnight, consciously incorporating small acts of gratitude into our daily routines will create a ripple effect over time.

Let’s remember that appreciation isn’t a goal, but a learning journey we can all receive joy from. As we press on in our business of Bringing People Closer through curating heartfelt gift experiences, we hope to have the pleasure of partnering up with you to create an uplifting environment — a workplace where every one of your employees feel recognised, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

May we all create vibrant office cultures where joy thrives alongside success.

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Cherished Connections: Noel’s Valentine’s Day Flower and Gift Guide To Celebrate Your Every Bond

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?

Valentine’s Day is an occasion with many stories of origin. Just dig a little deeper, and you’ll find stories that tell of love, devotion and sacrifice.

This year, Valentine’s Day will take place on Wednesday, just 4 days after the start of Chinese New Year. With all the bustling festivities over the weekend, some of us may be buzzing with excitement on how to continue the celebration of love, whereas many of us are looking forward to spend some quality time with the people we love over a cosy dinner date.

Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate love with the important people in your life.

Without further ado, let’s get inspired on how to celebrate your every bond this Valentine’s Day with Noel Giftologist’s top picks that your loved ones may appreciate. 

Just Got Together

Happy couple posing for a picture on Valentine's Day

If you’ve just gotten into a relationship or are looking to ask someone out this Valentine’s Day, we’re so excited for you! The thrill and anticipation of getting to know each other more on this journey together is something we can all celebrate.

It might feel like a bit of a bummer that Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday this year… While you may not have the whole day to celebrate, we can still make this Valentine’s Day celebration one to remember.

Before you both go off to work, why not surprise one another with a little box of vibrant flowers and sweet snacks? Whether they’re a coffee or a tea person, sending them a personalised Rosy Garden or Coffee Break Valentine’s Day Gift box as an unexpected treat in the morning will surely put a smile on their faces.

Or if they appreciate something softer and cuddlier, date night would be a perfect time to make them laugh with our best-selling Forever Love teddy bear, or unique Mystical Romance unicorn plushie gift, all of which are delightfully paired with a bouquet of classic red, pink or yellow roses.

And if you’re planning to confess to the special one you’ve been spending more time with, we have our Heartfelt Confession Hand Bouquets all ready for you.

Long-Term Relationship

Candid shot of a couple celebrating a relaxing Valentine's Day

For those of you who have journeyed past the honeymoon phases together only to build stronger bonds through heart-to-heart talks and working through your differences together, Valentine’s Day may feel like just another day to celebrate what you’ve already been celebrating – that very special bond the both of you share.

Over time, perhaps you both have discovered (or are still discovering) something new that you love about your partner. Maybe she’s the humorous kind who loves funny and unexpected surprises. Maybe you’ve noticed that he’s the humble and sincere one who’s always happily serving behind-the-scenes.

As you celebrate this Valentine’s Day from the comfort of your own homes or spend a little quality time together with a romantic candlelit dinner date after a long day, an affordable gift that won’t break the bank is a good way to keep this dear special flame burning bright.

If she appreciates a little humour and loves adorable things, brighten her day with our Sweet Love gift. This neon pink ‘Love’ sign and shy little happy bunny plushie is sure to put a smile on her face.

For your partner whose primary love language is gift-giving, our practical Dashing Scent Floral Gift Box that features an earthy and aromatic Hugo Boss scent accompanied by a handwritten card would be great to tell him how much you appreciate having him in your life.

Or if your partner brings the sunshine into your life when you’re feeling down or stressed out about work, check out our bright, newly-released Sunshine Love Flower Bouquet which has been crafted especially with them in mind.


Married, middle-aged couple posing for a photo on Valentine's Day

Through all the sunshine and storms of marriage together, we’d imagine that love is a precious gem — always being refined, treasured and cherished by the both of you.

This Valentine’s Day, try out this fun bonding activity together: Personalise our Memories in Bloom Flower Bouquet on your date night or cosy dinner at home. Spend some time looking through your favourite moments together and share some laughs and heart-to-hearts. Lastly, pick out 24 of your favourite photos and send them to us on Valentine’s Day for a shared gift to one another afterwards!

Giving each other a gift and spending some quality time together is also an endearing and charming way to remind each other of your shared love and commitment.

Tell them how much they mean to you with our youthful Endearing Sweetheart Hand Bouquet, or our more mature Spring Blossoms or Lavish Embrace Valentine’s Day flowers.

Family and Friends

Mother and daughter celebrating their parent-child relationship with Valentine's Day Flowers

This is for all our dear readers who are parents or are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your close friends! While Valentine’s Day is well-known as a celebration of romantic love, we can also rejoice over other precious relationships in our lives. Parent-child relationships, friendships and more!

For all you fathers out there, be the first one to surprise your daughters this year with a sweet Pink Bliss gift, neatly curated with pink roses and a cute teddy bear.

If you’re celebrating with your friends over this dinner this year, buy each other affordable flower gifts from our wide range of Flower Hand Bouquets and come up with fun activities to reuse the flowers later on.


Single lady happily celebrating Valentine's Day with Valentine's Day flowers

Last but not least, for all our single readers out there, pamper yourself by treating yourself to a nice meal and buying yourself flowers. Get yourself special jewellery and perfume gifts that you like and can use in the long-run. 

While romantic love is a great gift, singleness is a precious time to be celebrated too. May this Valentine’s Day night be a time to slow down, enjoy and care for yourself by getting the rest you need.

Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, your family or simply having a relaxing dinner by yourself, let this Valentine’s Day be a reminder for yourself that you are dearly loved and highly treasured.

With that, we hope you’ve found something special to gift to your loved ones for this lovely celebration! For more Valentine’s Day flower bouquet delivery and gifts, visit us at:

From all of us at Noel Gifts, have a happy and sweet Valentine’s Day!