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As 2022 begins winding down, it’s time to start celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of your employees who make every day possible for your business. 

There is no better way to enshrine your employee appreciation with an award. Presenting each prize with a speech at a company-wide event, you’ve just created a moment that can last a lifetime for them.

This year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite awards and different category ideas. Start 2023 off right by honoring your company’s best and brightest.

Reward Employees this Year

Adding more categories to your current corporate recognition program’s collection allows more employees to end the year on a high note.

  • Honor the top three performers in each category
  • Offer honorable mentions
  • Celebrate milestone anniversaries

Recap the year’s highlights with these end-of-the-year award category ideas and suggestions beyond the typical Employee of the Month awards. We’re sure you’ll love one of these employee recognition award ideas.


Best End of the Year Awards to Give Employees

Number Cutout Desk Award



This desk-sized award works great for years of service. Numbers up through 50 are available, making for a great service program idea! Available in 95 stock stone colors.

Edge Cut Cube Award


Our newest cube, the edge cut, is ideal for 3D shapes or logos that fit a traditional square space. Tilted up to the viewer, it appeals to your senses and conveys an unmistakable sense of luxury and value for your brand.

Star Award

star award

A rising star shape, cast stone award, with a one-color accenting foot. This classic star award can be cast in 95 different material colors! Made in the USA and contains recycled material. 3 sizes are available.

Art Glass Coral Award


This hand-crafted Art Glass Coral Award with Clear Base is truly a work of art. This award was purposely designed to emphasize the vibrant green hue easily once the light shines through. It can be personalized, making it ideal for any recognition occasion. It can also be used as a decorative piece for your home or office. An optical crystal base is attached for personalization, making it ideal for any corporate event of recognition!

Magnetic Stackable Bar

stackable award

Clear Magnetic Stackable. Build a perpetual achievement award to encourage professional growth! The stackable clear acrylic bar is part of the build-your-own stackable award series. Add stackable bars with free personalized imprints to display achievements over time. Each bar has a raised and recessed design that interlocks bars in place.

Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions are Recognition Specialists

Need design help for your end-of-the-year recognition awards, or do you have a herd of exceptional employees to celebrate? Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions are ready to help! 

Contact us today to learn more about our wide variety of awards and customization options or to see some inspiration for any awards you want to give out this year.

No matter which employee award categories you decide for your team, the options are endless when recognizing and rewarding team members for going the extra mile this year.

About the Author

Shirley Ho

Shirley is the co-founder of Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions. With a background in print production and graphic design, she specializes in promotional products marketing, creating end-products that aligns with her client's marketing goals and brand strategy.

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