Always connect one-to-one recognition with any reward you give.
Face-to-face expression is still the most powerful form or acknowledgement. But also don’t neglect to use your program eCards, written notes and emails to say thanks for a job well done. Never let the reward alone act as the sole source of recognition. Make time to personally thank an individual for what they accomplished. By doing this you will give a recognition uplift to any tangible reward item they have received.