The Ultimate List of Employee Perks & Vendors [2021 Update]

Use this comprehensive list of employee perk vendors, software and products to develop the perfect perk program that your team will absolutely love.

Last updated 2/17/2021


Companies are now realizing that making an employee feel valued goes beyond delivering a paycheck. Employers that help their employees create work-life balance, encourage them to learn career skills, and give them flexible schedules, are the ones at the forefront of attracting and retaining top talent.

And a big part of how they do this is through employee perks.

We want you to help your employees reach their full potential. That’s why we’ve curated a massive list of employee perks and perk vendors that any HR and People Ops professional should consider, whether you're developing a perks program from scratch or if you're looking to make significant improvements to how perks work at your company. This resource will help you upgrade your company's perk-stack. 

Here's what you will find:

  1. Best Employee Perks
  2. Best Employee Perk Vendors & Products
  3. How To Choose The Perfect Employee Perk

1. Best Employee Perks

From meditation apps, ping pong tables to breast milk shipping, we have a long list of employee perks for you. While some of these may be already implemented in your organization, like generous paternity leave and wellness programs, keep an open mind for some of the crazy or unusual ones.

Employees have different preferences, needs, and lifestyles. Do your best to add a different employee perk into your mix. Here is our list:

WFH / COVID-Related Perks:

[Here is some valuable reading: how to revamp & improve your perks when budgets are tight, the steps to addressing burnout (especially helpful for achieving buy-in), and improving mental health.]

Top Perks Under Normal Circumstances:

  • Acupuncture 
  • Baby showers for new parents
  • Bagel and donut days
  • Beer on tap
  • Birthday lunches or gift cards
  • Board-game nights
  • Breast milk shipping
  • Bring-your-kid-to-work day
  • Career coaching services
  • Casual dress
  • Catered meals (breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
  • Cell phone stipends
  • Charitable matching
  • Child care (in-office support or subsidized)
  • Children's holiday party
  • College loan repayment services
  • College scholarships for employee children
  • Cooking classes
  • Corporate-branded swag
  • Corporate library
  • Commuter stipends
  • Company/team outings
  • Company retreats
  • Concierge services
  • Conferences & training
  • Continuous learning stipends
  • Creativity-fuel stipends
  • Daycare and housing discounts
  • Dedicated time for learning
  • Education/tutoring-as-a-benefit for parents
  • Egg freezing and fertility assistance
  • Employee clubs related to hobbies or important initiatives
  • Event or sports tickets and transportation
  • "Experience Bonus"
  • Financial services and banking 
  • Financial wellness stipends
  • Flexible work hours
  • Flexible work locations
  • Free access to local museums
  • Free books
  • Free chair massages
  • Free desktop music
  • Free housing for interns
  • Free on-site massages
  • Four-day work weeks
  • Game rooms
  • Gender-affirming surgeries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Hackathons
  • Happy hours
  • Health & Wellness Stipends
  • Healthy cafeterias
  • Housecleaning services
  • Ice-cream truck
  • Improv classes
  • Laundry services
  • Life coaching
  • Lifestyle spending accounts
  • Lip sync battles
  • Macaroon baking classes
  • Maternity/Paternity classes
  • Mental health wellness
  • Mentorship programs
  • Meditation rooms
  • Mobile spa
  • Money toward adoption
  • Monthly juice cleanses
  • Naptime
  • Oktoberfest festival
  • Online learning classes & courses
  • On-site chefs
  • On-site gym
  • On-site health services
  • Paid-time-off
  • Parent rooms
  • Parking and complimentary cars
  • Performance bonus
  • Personal care on-site
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Pet insurance
  • Ping-pong matches
  • President's bonuses
  • Professional memberships
  • Professional certificates
  • Quarterly cookouts or potlucks
  • Random holidays
  • Recreational clubs (company-sponsored teams)
  • Referral bonuses
  • Relocation assistance
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Remote work stipends
  • Retirement savings plans
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Ski passes
  • Smoothie bars onsite
  • Snack vending machines 
  • Software stipends
  • Special interest clubs
  • Sports sponsorships
  • Spot bonuses
  • Summer Friday's schedule
  • Tax preparation services
  • Tech goodies stipend
  • TGIF events with free food/drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation reimbursement
  • Valet parking
  • Vehicle-maintenance service on-site
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Waffle Wednesday
  • Weekly farmers' market
  • Weekly ice cream pints
  • Wellness programs

Not sure which perk is best for your team?

Instead of picking individual perks, consider taking a new approach. Whether it's a marketplace, discount platform, lifestyle spending account, or debit card approach, our goal is to help you make the best decision for your employees. Use our comparison graphic to make your decision easier.


2. Best Employee Perk Vendors and Products

We understand the hassle of reaching out to individual perk vendors to create a diversified employee perks portfolio. And we've got you covered.

Here you will find a list with trusted perk vendors who will help you bring happiness to your organization:




Catered Meals:




Career Development:

  • LinkedIn Learning: Learning platform for employees
  • Masterclass: Online classes taught by well-known industry experts and celebrities
  • Blinkist: Book review app
  • Udemy: Online learning platform
  • Codeacademy: Free coding classes
  • Coursera: Online courses and credentials
  • edX: Online course provider created by Harvard and MIT
  • Duolingo: Language learning website and app

Career Coaching:


Onsite health amenities:

Wellness Apps:

  • Aaptiv: Audio-based workout guidance
  • Calm: Guided meditations and sleep support
  • Elevate: Cognitive training app
  • Endomondo: Connect with health-conscious friends for motivation
  • Hotseat: Helps get employees away from their desk and take a break
  • Meditation Studio: Guided meditations featuring meditation experts
  • Power Nap App: Gives employees mental rejuvenation to feel fresh
  • Welltok: Set custom wellness goals and play mind-stimulating games

Wellness Coaching:

  • American Happiness: Mindset coaching with an emphasis on the neuroscience
  • Conscioux: Results-based wellness coaching focused on sleep and nutrition
  • Wishroute: Text message-based accountability service to build healthy eating and exercise habits



  • Optimum: Ergonomic set-up assessments, trainings, and products



  • BenefitEd: Helps employees reach their financial goals
  • CommonBond: Offers education and student loan contribution programs
  • Credible: Student loan refinancing tool which allows you to compare prequalified rates from 10 vetted lenders.
  • Goodly: Helps employer contributions improve financial wellness
  • Gradifi: Student loan refinancing at competitive rates
  • SoFi: Online personal finance company that provides student loan refinancing, mortgages, and personal loans.
  • Helps companies pay employees' student loan debt


  • Edukate: Financial wellness benefits platform
  • LearnLux: Financial planning education 


  • Hire caregivers and babysitters
  • Caribu: An interactive video-calling app that allows parents and grandparents to read, draw, and play games with their (grand)children when physically apart.
  • Milk Stork: Ship breastmilk from anywhere in the US to your home
  • OviaHealth: Maternity and family benefit solutions for employers and health plans
  • UrbanSitter: Childcare

Education-as-a-benefit for parents

  • Everydae: Digital tutor for high school students. Education-as-a-benefit for parents of teens.
  • TutorMe: On-demand tutor for students. 


  • Bivvy: Pet insurance
  • Rover: Dog boarding, sitting and walking service
  • Wag: Dog walking services


  • Grammarly: Editing software for everything you write
  • Todoist: To-do list and planner app
  • CamScanner: Turns your phone's camera into a portable scanner
  • Buffer: Social media management platform
  • Trello: Digital bulletin board
  • Slack: Useful group messaging and coordination tool
  • Asana: Keeps track of your team's project management and communication
  • Tide: Timer app that mimic the popular "Pomodoro Technique"
  • Evernote: Cross-platform note-taking service
  • Pocket: Great read-it-later offline reading tool


  • Bundle Select: Offer companies and employees a customized online platform to bundle all of their real estate services
  • Optikal Care:  Recurring discount on contact lens subscription box


  • Croissant: Visit 700+ global workspaces with one membership 
  • Compt: Create a perk stipend that's flexible and provides millions of perk options (regardless of location)



Are you spending too much money on your vendors?

Check out our Perk Vendor Cost Calculator to calculate what you're spending every month and year on your vendors.


3. Feeling overwhelmed?

Choosing an employee perk and vendor can be a difficult task. Especially when there are endless options and you want to deliver the best possible one to your employees as part of their lifestyle benefits. But because employees are different from each other, there is no one "perfect and cool" perk that will make everyone happy.

We want to help you make the right decision so we've compiled a list of resources to help you choose the best perks:

Below are three of our top perks you can give your employees to make them love coming into work everyday:

  1. Flexibility: Who doesn't like having the flexibility to work in their optimal environment? Trust your employees by giving them the flexibility to choose their work location and hours, and they'll feel more motivated and eager to work.
  2. Wellness Initiatives: Our bodies are temples, so we should treat them that way! It's a good feeling to know your workplace cares about your health. Through company-organized initiatives and programs that are focused on true wellness, employees become more appreciated, more mindful and of course, more productive. 
  3. Lifestyle Spending Accounts: We've saved the best for last. These programs give the power and freedom to the employee to choose what s/he feels is best for their life. Read more about Lifestyle Spending Accounts

The best companies are those that recognize that their employees are all different and that their perks should be too. These organizations are now adopting Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSAs). With LSAs, employees are given an employer-contributed account for them to purchase whatever perks are best for them and their needs.

Download our 22-page ebook on Lifestyle Spending Accounts to take your perk strategy to the next level.


Want more from your employee perks program?

Download our free Perks Performance Analysis Report Card to help get an understanding of the success of your perks program and areas for improvement.


Have an expert review your perk program

Are your perks not accomplishing their goals anymore? It could be time for an update. Receive a free review of your program with one of our perks specialists to see where your opportunity awaits. 

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