Survey respondents, research participants, customer advocates, webinar attendees, employees — no matter what audience you’re rewarding, they’re likely to choose Amazon incentives, given the chance. Everyone loves a digital Amazon gift card, since you can order just about anything you need or want. So why not use it to upgrade your workspace?
The pandemic and the resulting increases in resignations and work-from-home arrangements have left a lot of offices in limbo. Maybe you still haven’t seen your old desk in two years. Maybe you haven’t yet committed to a permanent home workspace. Or maybe you’re now starting to go back to the office and haven’t set up your new cubicle.
Here are some well-reviewed products that you can buy with those Amazon incentives to make you more comfortable, happy, and productive while working, either at the office or at home. (Prices are accurate as of publication but are subject to change.)
A sufficiently squishy seat cushion ($45.95). Available in three colors, this cushion can solve any comfort issue you have, whether it’s from a subpar office chair or even a seat at the dining room table. The two-layer design of memory foam and gel helps to relieve pressure and lower-back pain for workers who sit all day. Plus, it has a nonslip rubber bottom and a zippered, machine-washable cover.
A balance chair that actually looks good ($47.95-$49.95). If you’re one of those people who likes to swap out your office chair for a yoga ball to help your posture and work your core, this is for you. No more ugly rubber ball messing up the aesthetic of your desk. This inflatable design has a machine-washable cover that comes in six stylish colors. It also includes a pump for easy inflation and a refund guarantee for any leaks or tears for the lifetime of the product.
A monitor stand to prop up all those screens ($32.39-$35.98). Can anyone actually work with a single monitor anymore? This monitor riser extends to hold two monitors and has adjustable angles so you can get your setup just right. Store papers or other office supplies underneath, and choose from three finishes. Oh, and if you somehow do work on a single monitor, the stand condenses to as little as 29 inches wide.
A pen that helps solve that mental block ($17.98-$18.98). When you’re stressed or stuck and need a quick distraction, take apart the pieces of this magnetic pen and build a mini sculpture. Available in black, silver, and gold tones, this fidget toy is a great way to get the creative juices flowing again.
A cheeky, ergonomic corgi mousepad ($12.99-$13.99). It’s hard to resist the cuteness of a corgi — just ask Queen Elizabeth. This playful cartoon pup not only lifts your mood, it also has a comfy gel-filled pad to lift and support your wrist.
A dinosaur pen holder with bite ($19.99). Pens keep disappearing? Let this amusing T.rex protect them from the sticky fingers of co-workers or family members while putting a smile on your face.
A tabletop fountain to bring the Zen ($29.99). At only about 8 inches square and less than 9 inches tall, this three-tier fountain is the perfect size to bring some tranquility to your desk. The quiet motor won’t interfere with the soothing sound of flowing water.
A colorful crystal chakra tree ($15.99-$28.99). Channel some positive energy with a 10-inch-tall chakra tree meant to bring good luck and good vibes. You can choose a design that represents all seven chakras, or opt for a single-color version that taps into one specific energy that you need during your workday.
A faux plant set rooted in inspiration ($27.34). Some pretty faux greenery is the perfect complement to the positive messages in this set. It comes with 12 motivational stickers, so you can pick the sentiments that resonate most with you. The best news? You never need to worry about watering these plans, even if you end up unexpectedly working from home for two years because of a pandemic.
A cat poster that tells you to “hang in there” ($11.97). Don’t overlook the classics when you’re decorating your workspace — after all, there’s a reason that adorable, strong-willed kittens preside over so many office lobbies and dentist waiting rooms. He’s all you need to remind yourself that you can get through it (whatever “it” is).
Once your office space is all decked out, look at your own programs and see where digital rewards could be effective. They make it easy for marketers, market researchers, and human resources professionals to boost participation in countless initiatives. While Amazon incentives are popular among recipients, you do need to make sure that you’re using them properly. For instance, if you have international participants, you should know that Amazon gift cards are country-specific, meaning an Amazon.com reward can’t be redeemed at, say, Amazon.co.uk. Also, instead of Amazon incentives, you could opt to offer digital prepaid cards like Visa and Mastercard, which can be used in more than 150 countries, or let recipients choose their own reward.