On Hanukkah 5 years ago, I received a gift that I will always remember. My boss gave me a blue notebook with a meaningful label which read: "Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do you will be successful". He gave me something that was unique and special to me. Not another common item that would just catch dust. He made me feel special, he told me, without words, that my work was important. As employers, the closer the holidays come, the more we are looking for ideas for a gift that will make our employees happier. New employees rarely march up to us and state that they would like to be recognized for their uniqueness, we usually only hear this from our employees when they feel undervalued. We all feel the same, we want to be acknowledged for our individual qualities, talents, and interests especially at work where we are measured by different parameters. Understanding this about your employees can help you find gifts that will make them feel valued and at the same time have a positive impact on society. Give back with gifts that are handmade by adults with special needs or made by minority groups. Show your employees that you know who they are and what makes them special.