I found this page using Stumbleupon. Here is a link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Kw18y/www.washington.edu/admin/hr/roles/mgr/ee-recognition/award-ideas
It gives a laundry list of ideas for employee recognition. Why is this important? In these days of decreased benefits, lower pay, no bonuses and higher unemployment, employee morale is low. Search the internet. You can find survey upon survey that will confirm that employee morale is as low as it has been in years.
Perhaps your company doesn't have the money to spend to increase morale. The tips in this article are low cost or no cost. I don't agree with all of them, but plenty look good to me.
Check it out.