Ways to Say Thank You

Ways to Say Thank You

The are any number of ways to show appreciation with small gifts and thank you's. The following resources are options for you to explore, but are not necessarily endorsed by Human Resources.

MIT Vendors and Services

MIT Activities Committee (MITAC)

See their "daily offers" for discounts on tickets for movies, cultural events, ski trips and more. Office locations on Campus and at Lincoln Lab. You can purchase from MITAC via journal voucher. MITAC sales in person require MIT ID.

Other sources for gifts and recognition products:

Please note: MIT VISA is the recommended method for purchasing from outside vendors but please check the guidelines for allowable purchases on the card.

Desktop Gifts, Logo Apparel, Plaques and Prints

  • MIT Coop -- Branded MIT and MIT Sloan gifts, apparel, bags and hats
  • 4Imprint -- large selection of promotional and appreciation items that can be customized.
  • Alison Dowd Marketing - certificate holders and other products for employee recognition.
  • AtlasPen.com -- pens, pencils, calculators that can all be customized. 
  • Baudeville -- wide variety of recognition gifts and promotional products that can be personalized with logos. 
  • Best Impressions Promotional Products -- a wide variety of low-cost items that can be personalized with your logo (e.g., beach balls, travel mugs, calendars, balloons, magnets, etc.)
  • Engraving Creations -- glass and crystal paperweights, vases, ornaments, etc.; moderate to expensive in price.
  • Enviro-tote -- inexpensive tote bags in many different sizes and styles; very easy to work with and fairly quick turn around.
  • Fosterspromo.com -- huge selection of promotional items; located in Marblehead. They are fast and customer service-oriented.
  • Land's End -- high quality logo items; very quick turn around if you're in a rush; a bit pricier than other logo companies
  • Moleskine --  notebooks and planners that all be customized for events and awards.
  • O.C. Tanner -- employee recognition gifts, products and ideas that can all be personalized with logos.
  • Red Envelope -- wide range of tasteful gift items; many options below $100; good for a special occasion or personalized gift
  • Successories -- desk accessories, framed prints, printed cards; organized by theme, such as "Leadership," "Excellence," "Innovation," etc.
  • Successful Events -- geared toward meeting, event, & conference supplies; name tags, labels, pins, mugs, tote bags, etc.
  • Totally Chocolate -- just what it sounds like... you can even get your logo embossed on a chocolate bar!
  • Winbrook Promotional Items - recognition gifts for a variety of needs, all able to be personalized with logos, images, etc.

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Paper and Stationery Suppliers

  • Paper Direct -- stationery, note cards, some gifts; use the "search by project" and select "inspire and rewards your employees" and you'll see the chocoate bars with thank you notes that are used by a few of our DLCs
  • Baudeville -- large selection of award certificate designs, note cards, stationery, gift bags; other gifts such as pins and desk toys
  • Idea Art -- large selection of pre-designed and printed stationery and award certificates
  • Jam Paper -- enormous stock of specialty paper and envelopes; they frequently have closeout sales with great deals on unique designs

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