I am pretty bad with gifts and in the past years I was awarding monetary bonuses to folks who work with us. I am not particularly keen on the idea of bonuses mostly due to the fact that we can't quite match Wall Street types of give outs due to being bootstrapped company, but even more so because I think it's nice to get a gift rather then money(perhaps I am wrong?). On top of that we always have hard time figuring out actual amounts.
For the past few weeks from time to time I was mulling over what can we give to our team this year. We have a great team of about 11 people, who are extremely dedicated and hard working and I can't quite figure out what to do for them to show our appreciation of everyone's commitment and hard work.
I am curious as to how other small businesses show appreciation to their employees.