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Creative Employee Award Ideas

creative custom employee award - sword in stoneEmployee awards boost morale and enhance the future performance of your workforce. Of course, you could just settle for an old standby like an award certificate, but that old trick has been done to death.

To truly inspire and light up their eyes, you need to deliver creative employee award ideas that effectively communicate your organization's values. Give them something they've never seen before with the help of National Premium.  

Below are some creative examples of awards including the benefits of using totally customized awards, non-traditional materials, and styles that go well beyond a stock piece of crystal.

Creative Custom Employee Awards Leave A Lasting Impression

There are thousands upon thousands of varying styles of stock awards that most certainly can look nice on a mantle, desk, or in a display cabinet. They give an employee a sense of recognition, but custom awards also tell a powerful story and will never be ‘stored in an attic’.

When developing a custom award, the team at National Premium works with you to understand and incorporate:

  • Your company’s branding including themes, colors, products, materials, etc.
  • Company messaging, mission, motto, and initiatives
    • For example, incorporating green materials and options to comply with a new green initiative within the organization
  • Non-traditional shapes, materials, and construction options
  • How to deliver a 100% unique award within your budget and frequency constraints
  • Employee mindsets and how to deliver something truly special to employees


Name Plate Wall Plaque
Unique Shape Award
Award Set - Silver
Hollywood start employee recognition award
Custom Award - Sand Castle
Custom Crystal with nameplates
Sword in Stone Award
Eco Award - Engraved Wood
Blown Glass fire award
Service Award - Pin with diamonds


Employee Recognition Award Styles & Materials

This list could be endless with the creative input from the National Premium team combined with the manufacturing and delivery of our great partners, but think about some of these materials and styles:

Styles & Shapes
Free Standing
Trophy style

Themes & Other Gifts
Paper weights
Boxes (Cigar)
Golf Accessories
Stylized People

Brazed Crystal/Glasses
Colored Glass
Art Glass
Marble / Stones
Cast Resin
Stainless / Metals

Want more Creative Employee Award Ideas?

If you’re ready to get started on your next employee award program, contact National Premium with your initial thoughts and we’ll go to work for you, or take a look at these other useful articles:

Guide to Starting an Employee Awards and Incentive Program

Types of Award Programs

Our experts will work with you to come up with fresh and exciting employee award ideas that are targeted to your distinct company and team of employees. Put a new spin on award favorites such as trophies and plaques, or come up with something that is refreshingly one-of-a-kind.

Contact us or call  us at (866) 889-0250 to talk with an award expert and make your ideas come to life.

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When it comes to making an unforgettable impression on your target audience, nothing gets your message across quite like the right promotional products. Promotional items can be gifted out to current customers or potential clientele at trade shows and events to help you achieve visibility.


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