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The 30 Best Corporate Swag Ideas to Gift Employees in 2021

Published: 05/27/2021 9:11 PM Author: PromoLeaf

The best company swag ideas to gift your employees this year - including swag perfect for virtual work and home offices.

Want to treat your employees to some custom swag but don’t know where to start? We have compiled a list of 30 of our favorite products for employees in 2021. Stray away from generic corporate gifts, and instead, go for a more personal one that you know your employees will love. Customizing a gift for your employees that is catered to their personal interests and hobbies creates a lot of benefits for you. Firstly, you will no longer be wasting your time and money on picking out company swag that nobody actually wants and will more than likely be thrown away. Second, your employees will appreciate the thoughtfulness and should boost morale. Lastly, employees will want to work for you longer and harder. Who said money can’t buy happiness?

Gifting your employees custom promotional products is the perfect way to say, “Thank you for all your hard work.” Not to mention, gifting custom products to your employees is sure to boost morale and put a smile on their faces! Usually, people give away corporate gifts during the holidays; however, giving away a corporate gift when your employees are least expecting it will create an even more significant impact! Any time of the year will work, but birthdays and employee anniversaries are ideal. An even better time to give away company swag is at the end of peak season for your business. This is a great way to show your employees that their hard work is being noticed and truly appreciated. From apparel items to home gifts, even fitness gifts, PromoLeaf’s got you covered. Keep scrolling to see which items are best for your promotional needs!

Reasons to Gift

Corporate gifts don’t need to be strictly for giving away around the holiday season. You can use just about any excuse to make your employees feel valued. Holidays like mother’s day or father’s day, that directly correlate with your employees lives, are both great excuses to start gift giving. Even some uncommon work holidays, like National Clean Your Desk Day, and National Fun at Work Day will work. Yes, there is actually a holiday for cleaning your office desk, because who actually remembers to do that?! Employee anniversaries and employee appreciation day are the most important time to treat your employees to some branded swag. Honoring milestones like anniversaries, or having the most sales of the year, is very important to each and every employee in your company. Furthermore, it will motivate them to want that award or gift in the future, and work harder for it in the meantime. Treating your employees to gifts for random occasions, forms stronger bonds between employer and employee. Usually, people are more hesitant to approach someone that has the title of “boss”, change that by forming connections with your employees and treating them to some awesome gifts. This will not only form a stronger relationship between you and your employees, but will show them that you are paying attention to them and that they are not just an employee in your eyes. In doing so, you will have formed a unique relationship with each employee, all while motivating them to work harder! No matter the occasion, gifts for employees are a must for boosting morale and making your team work harder for your business.

Tumblers & Travel Mugs

10 Oz. Otterbox® Elevation® Stainless Steel Tumbler

This insulated, stainless steel tumbler is small but mighty! Don’t worry about reheating your morning coffee because this tumbler will leave your beverages hot and cold for the entire day!

16 oz. Newport Wheat Travel Tumbler

This cute, eco-friendly tumbler is made of recycled wheat straw materials and comes in a variety of colors. Help lower your carbon footprint on the planet while sippin’ on your favorite beverage, all at once, with this customizable tumbler!

Blankets

Brookline Micro Mink Sherpa Blanket

Working from home can also mean working from the couch. So, why not make it comfy? This super-soft sherpa blanket is soon to be your new favorite!

100% Recycled PET Fleece Blanket with Canvas Pouch

This blanket was made entirely from post-consumer recycled materials, making this an incredible, green option. Recycled PET blankets are sustainable and cozy, the best combo out there!

Home Gifts

Little Luxuries Set

After a long day’s work, treat yourself to a self-care day with this bath and body gift set! This set comes with body scrub, a candle, pumice stone, and even more self-care items that are sure to please you or the recipient.

Electronic Diffuser & 15mL Dropper Bottle Essential Oil in Gift Box

Make your home office smell fresh and clean while gaining some extra inspiration through your day with some aromatherapy. Simply fill the diffuser with water, add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil, and voila! Your aromatherapy session starts now!

Felt Board with Letters

Put some inspiring quotes on this cute felt board for extra motivation during your workday. This trendy felt board is sure to add some creativity and fun to your day!

Apparel

Ecosmart Hooded Sweatshirt

This cozy sweatshirt is made with recycled materials, making this a great alternative to your typical wholesale hoodie.

Clique Men’s Crystal Mountain Jacket

Any employee will love receiving a branded jacket for the colder season. This full-zip jacket is water-resistant, has zip front pockets, a mock neck, and the left chest pocket is engineered for embroidery, making this a great find! Create a ton of brand impressions for your business while putting a smile on your employee’s faces with this fabulous winter jacket.

Unisex Ultimate T-Shirt

This eco-friendly tee is an excellent alternative to your typical wholesale t-shirt since it is made from recycled materials. And not to mention, this tee offers a wide variety of colors to choose from, making the possibilities endless!

Cedar Park Full-Zip Vest

This customizable, versatile vest is made of polyester and has a full zip feature making it easy to layer your clothing. Rock your brand in style with an embroidered vest!

Fitness Gifts

Quick-Speed Jump Rope

Custom jump ropes are great for remote employees that want to add some physical activity into their workday. Just because you have work to do, doesn’t mean you can’t fit a quick workout in!

Strength Resistance Band Set

Fitness bands are the perfect tool for at-home workouts! This fitness band set has three nylon exercise bands of different resistance weights and comes in a mesh pouch, so you don’t misplace anything.

Gift Sets & Bundles

Snowed In Gift Set

Stuck in the house because of the cold? Throw on a branded beanie and pair of socks while smelling a sweetly scented candle, the perfect trio for a night in.

Urban Peak® CB157 Trail Gift Set

Planning a company picnic soon? This 3-in-1 gift set is perfect for you! This customizable gift set includes three Urban Peak tumblers, all in different sizes, and a waterproof cooler that has a 24 can capacity.

Tuscany™ Journal & Pen Gift Set

This classic journal/pen set is great for just about any promotional giveaway because, in all reality, who doesn’t want an extra journal or pen? This set includes a soft, faux leather journal featuring 80 lined pages and a twist-action ballpoint pen.

Tuscany™ Power Bank and Wireless Speaker Gift Set

This excellent gift set comes with a power bank charger and a wireless speaker so you can jam out to your favorite tunes during the workday!

Candles

8 oz. Scented Tumbler Candle

This 8-ounce candle comes in a variety of scents and is the perfect gift to place in employee goody bags or to give away as party favors after an event.

Modern Sprout Glow & Grow Live Well Gift Set

This ceramic candle vessel transforms into a planter after the flame has burned down and includes a complete kit to grow flowers, herbs, and houseplants. Don’t miss out on this unique candle gift set!

Harper 8 oz. Leather Wrapped Candle

This candle has a rustic look to it, making it a great addition to your home office decor or any space for that matter.

Food Gifts

Corkcicle Sip Indulge Cookie Gift Set

Sip on your favorite drink while snacking on some sweet and savory snacks during your workday.

Moleskine Go Shopper, Savor & Take Note Tote

This gift set comes in a cotton tote bag with a hardcover notebook, dark chocolate almond toffee, a berry nut mix, and even salted caramel almond cookies. Sweeten up your employee’s day with some wonderful treats!

Bar & Wine Gift Sets

Mendoza 4 Piece Wine Set

This wine gift set is perfect for any wine lover. It includes a wine pourer and a 3-function bar tool with a corkscrew, knife, and bottle opener.

Vineyard 4-Piece Picnic Gift Set

This travel-ready gift set includes branded wine tumblers, a bottle opener keychain, and a 2-in1 steel corkscrew and bottle opener. Perfect for weekend trips out of town or even a small picnic with friends!

W&P Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Kit

Throw a staff party over Zoom or Google Hangouts and test your cocktail-making skills with this virtual cocktail party kit! From hot toddies to margaritas, these virtual happy hour kits are a steal!

Bevvy Stainless Steel Flask in a Black Gift Box

This promo is perfect for sporting events, ski days, concerts, or any event you want to make a little more... interesting.

Now that you’ve seen all the great promotional products we have to offer, we hope you can see the many benefits that come with gifting your employees custom swag. If you need extra inspiration, take a peek at our corporate gifts for remote employees blog. And for eco-friendly alternatives to those, check out our eco-friendly gift guide! PromoLeaf is here to help. Send a live chat or call us at 888-515-1026 for any questions you may have.

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