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How to Celebrate a Promotion

Your staff member has spent years going above and beyond to take your organization to the next level, and now, you want to go above and beyond to say thank you. But how?

Fortunately, you can impress the one who’s impressed you with a few promotion celebration ideas. When words aren’t enough to express how you feel, the right surprises can be the perfect way to show others how much you care about them and what they mean to you.

Here are a few of the top ways to celebrate a promotion this year.

Celebratory Dinner

Does your newly promoted colleague love Chinese food? Mexican? Celebrate a promotion with them by treating them to their favorite meal for dinner. This is one of the best promotion celebration ideas as they likely already have a favorite local restaurant. All you have to do is meet them there and cover their meal—that’s it! Invite everyone from your team or department to join in the fun to make the celebration more festive, they can even sign a team card telling your colleague congratulations.

Then, at dinner, be sure to take a photo of the whole team celebrating the new promotion. In addition, present your promoted colleague with a high-quality, personalized wood picture frame featuring their name and the date of their promotion. They can print off the photo, add it to their frame, and remember the friends that stood by their side during one of their greatest accomplishments.

Make the Promotion Official with a New Nameplate

Another way to celebrate a promotion is to give your colleague a new nameplate for their desk. People like seeing their names in writing, and what’s even more exciting is seeing their names and job titles on sophisticated-looking desk name plaques.

The right name plaque will add a more distinguished look to your newly promoted colleague’s desk and demonstrate to them how important they are to you and your company. It’s an easy way to acknowledge their work ethic and their valuable contributions day in and day out. These name plaques are perfect for staff members being promoted to any position ranging from executive assistants to managers, supervisors, and even CEOs.

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Set Up a Volunteer Opportunity

Celebrate a promotion by giving your recently promoted staff member a chance to give back to the community. This is one of the most thoughtful promotion celebration ideas as it allows for a colleague who’s received a promotion to feel even more valuable and fulfilled. It’s the perfect reminder that life isn’t just about receiving—it’s about giving. 

For instance, consider setting up an opportunity for them to guest-lecture at a college in your area. They can also mentor younger workers at your organization or even students at your local university. The colleague could even be encouraged to have a college student shadow them for several days or do an internship with them.

Be sure to also give your newly promoted staff member an engraved journal for recording their thoughts and experiences about their volunteer work. They’ll look back on their promotion and volunteer opportunities fondly for years to come.

Plan a Trip

Yet another way to celebrate a promotion is to book a trip for your colleague. The trip can be as small as a weekend getaway at a local bed and breakfast or as elaborate as flying out of the country. If they’re traveling to another country, give them a personalized passport cover to make them feel even more special during their travels. A passport cover can feature their first name or initials on the front and come in a variety of colors so you can coordinate with the business logo. These gifts will keep their passport protected as they travel from point A to point B. 

In addition to covering their lodging and transportation costs, consider looking up local sights and activities they may be interested in and giving them a list. They’ll think of you while whitewater rafting or going on a bike tour, which means you’ll instantly become a part of the promotion story they’ll share for years to come.

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Create Special Little Moments

Looking for some smaller ways to celebrate a promotion? Another one of the best promotion celebration ideas is to treat your colleague to something simple like a doughnut and coffee from their favorite bakery. Before you give them their breakfast treat, have a personalized stainless steel tumbler made for them, too. They’ll be able to keep their coffee hot for hours on end, and they’ll enjoy doing it every morning from then on.

Upgrade The Newly Promoted Person’s Wardrobe

Finally, celebrate a promotion by treating your newly promoted colleague to a gift card to upgrade their wardrobe. A few stylish outfits can help them feel more prepared for and confident in their new role. The gift card can also be used to purchase luxury watches or jewelry to enhance their attire. The right clothing and accessories will help them accentuate their favorite features and prove to others they were the perfect choice for the new position. Feel free to give them a personalized leather wallet to top off their ensemble and make them feel first-class.

Celebrate a Promotion with Help from mymento Today

At mymento, we offer a wide variety of personalized gifts for coworkers that can help you celebrate a promotion. From personalized journals to custom nameplates, our tokens of appreciation are the perfect way to make staff members in your life feel cherished. Our products are also great for thoughtful and sentimental gifts to commemorate other life events, relationships, and holidays.

In addition to offering high-quality products, we pride ourselves on our diverse staff. We’re also committed to staying as green-friendly as possible. That’s why we use a high-quality leatherette and durable stainless steel for materials, to avoid using animal products or creating disposable product waste. Shop now!

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