24 Company Swag Ideas That Employees Will Love

by Aug 25, 2021

In this current era of social distancing, remote work, and more virtual things, swag is a great way to provide physical connections with your staff. Company swag has the ability to engage and delight staff, but at times it’s hard to choose the right products that employees will actually keep. Try to stay away from generic gifts and instead opt for a personalized approach through custom swag. This makes company swag more meaningful and helps show appreciation while also growing brand awareness.

What is Corporate Swag?

Corporate swag represents the promotional products that companies and businesses use to promote their brands. These products are given to current employees, clients, and prospective clients to increase brand awareness and engagement. When company swag is done correctly, you are able to save money and time.

Want to treat your employees to some custom swag but don’t know where to start? Here at YouInkit we are here to help, we have compiled our list of the 24 best swag ideas for your staff. 

24 Best Swag Ideas That Employees Will Love 

  1. Snack Packages
  2. Wireless Charger
  3. Water Bottles
  4. Phone Sanitizer and Charger Combo
  5. Stress Ball 
  6. Notebook/Pen Set
  7. Custom Metal Straws
  8. Hoodies and Jackets
  9. Coffee Mug
  10. Zen Gift Box
  11. Insulated Lunch Box
  12. Grocery Tote Bag
  13. AirPods
  14. Backpack
  15. Sherpa Blanket 
  16. French Press Set
  17. Bluetooth Speaker
  18. T-shirts
  19. Face Mask
  20. Desk Organizer
  21. Spa Day Gift Box
  22. Hand Sanitzier
  23. Custom Yoga Mat
  24. Apron

Snack Packages

Who doesn’t love free food? This care package is sure to delight staff and is a great way to show your appreciation. Each box comes with a variety of eight individually wrapped snacks. The box can be easily customized to fit your employee or your brand. 

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Wireless Charger

Have you ever forgot to charge your phone and its battery dies leaving you inconvenienced? Whether it’s a phone, wireless headphones, or a smartwatch, it can be very frustrating when a device runs out of power. This is a great swag item for your employees whenever they travel or if they are forgetful. It’s convenient for charging multiple phones, has an Apple Watch mount and three high-power charging coils.

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Water Bottles

Custom water bottles are among the best ideas for company swag these days. This is definitely an item your staff and clients will put to good use. They come in various colors and styles so your employees can keep hydrated throughout the day. Plus, these are great eco-friendly options for travel. 

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Phone Sanitizer and Charger Combo

We are always attached to our cell phones. This means our phones are being exposed to bacteria and viruses on a regular basis. Cleaning our phone screens every day is not a priority, but it should be. The UV sanitizing chamber makes the process of cleaning your phone easy. 

Just place your phone inside the chamber, select which sanitizing mode you’d like, and the chamber kills up to 99% of germs. Choose between a deep clean or a quick cleanse. Placing your phone on top of the chamber it also works as a phone charger.

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Stress Ball 

Pandemic safety is one part of wellness, but so is finding ways to help team members adjust to the mental side of transitioning back to the office or adapting to hybrid and remote models full time. The pandemic caused people a lot of anxiety, this is a great swag item that can help relieve some of that stress.

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Notebook/Pen Set

Customized notebooks for your staff will definitely go to use. Each notebook is spiral bound, includes a hard, vinyl cover, has 50 ruled pages, and includes a matching colored ballpoint pen. The notebook and pen can be easily customized to showcase your brand name and logo.

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Custom Metal Straws

Another awesome eco-friendly swag idea is custom metal straws for your staff. Do the environment a solid by giving out branded reusable straws as company swag. Giving all your team members reusable straws can make a huge dent in this crisis, even if you’re a small company.

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Hoodies and Jackets

Custom apparel only works to promote your brand if people actually want to wear the swag you give them. Here are some of our comfiest, most stylish custom hoodies and jackets that your staff and prospective clients are sure to appreciate. 

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Coffee Mug

A coffee mug may seem like an obvious gift, but it surely will be appreciated and used by employees. It’s a staple household item that most workers use on a daily basis. It’s more than just an item that can get you into your employee’s and clients’ houses, it will actually be appreciated and used by employees.

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Zen Gift Box

The pandemic has been a stressful time for your hard-working employees. Help them ease their mind and destress with a zen gift box. This gift box is filled with items to create a sense of zen. Each box comes with a meditative pot with an air plant, a cedar-scented candle made from plant-based candle wax, and small green-tipped matches in a glass bottle. 

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Insulated Lunch Box

A lunch box is another great swag idea that employees can use at the office. This lunch bag is made of heathered polyester and features a roll-top opening and plastic closure to keep your meals fresh for hours. The bag is insulated to keep warm foods warm and cold foods cold. It comes in three classic colors and can easily be customized. 

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Grocery Tote Bag

In 2021 people are more than aware that plastic bags are bad for the environment and a lot of places are banning them. Adding an eco-friendly grocery tote bag to your employees’ swag box shows that you not only care about your staff but the environment as well. 

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This is the perfect appreciation present for your employees who are obsessed with the latest technology. Give the gift of premium sound quality with the second generation of Apple AirPods. Each case charges the AirPods and can be plugged in using a regular apple charging cord. This is a very popular company swag item that your staff will definitely appreciate.

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On the go employee swag is great for employees who commute to work. Employees often like to take their work home with them and there’s no better way to do that than with a backpack. Show your appreciation for your hard-working staff by getting them a branded backpack. Backpacks are great for travel to the office but also an everyday need. 

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Sherpa Blanket 

This luxurious and cozy blanket is the perfect way to relax. It features soft fleece and a plush sherpa-like back that offers a superior level of comfort. Each blanket comes with a PVC zippered pouch for storing. This blanket is great for any occasion and can be easily customized.

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Desk Plants

Help your staff decorate their desks with some swag. These smart desk plants include a passive hydroponic which ensures the plants always have enough water. Each desk plant comes with a ceramic pot, a water reservoir made of glass, two wicks to lead your water straight to the soil, seed packets, and some soil. Simply plant your seeds in the soil, pour some water into the reservoir, and put your planter in the reservoir. 

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French Press Set

Odds are your workplace is filled with coffee lovers. This French press set comes with a Bodum Chambord French Press coffee maker, two 8 oz. drinking glasses, and a 12 oz. bag of premium Boyd’s Original Roast ground coffee. The French press and the glasses are made out of recycled materials giving the user a clean and eco-friendly cup of coffee.

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Calendars and Planners

Planners and calendars are great at keeping us organized and helping us keep track of our daily tasks and things to do. Keep your staff organized with this helpful swag. These planners can easily be customized with your brand or message. 

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Bluetooth Speaker

Another great swag idea for employees is a Bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth speakers are great for parties, at home, in the office, or at events. The bottom half is white and lights up with different colors when in use. The top half is made of bamboo and can be engraved with your brand or message. This speaker can be used from distances up to 30 feet. 

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Company T-shirts are one of the most popular employee swag items. Company shirts can be worn at the office on casual days, at home, and around town. Not only are t-shirts comfortable, but they’re a great way for employees to advertise their company outside of the workplace. 

These T-shirts are a super soft blend of cotton and polyester. They’re short-sleeved and double stitched to ensure quality and comfort. Your company and logo can be screen printed on the front or on the back of the shirt. 

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Face Mask

In recent times, a global pandemic has swept across our world, changing the way companies and businesses function. Face masks have not only become a way to protect ourselves from getting sick, but they also have become a prime way to showcase your brand.

These 3-ply face masks are made with reusable cotton and have a sewn-in filter layer. Each mask comes with an adjustable nose piece and adjustable earloops for maximum comfort. These masks come in a variety of colors and can feature your company’s name or logo printed on the front. 

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Desk Organizer

Keeping your desk clean and clutter-free can be a challenge. Help your team keep their workspace area clean with an eco-friendly desk organizer. This organizer is made of recycled cardboard and features five colorful tabs of sticky note strips. It also includes a small pad of yellow sticky notes and a notepad cube. Each organizer has a space for all of your pens, pencils, highlighters, and other writing utensils. 

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Spa Day Gift Box

Spas days can get very expensive, but this kit allows your hard-working staff to have a spa day in the comfort of their own home. Show that you appreciate your team and help them relax outside of the office. This box comes with a pink and gold beverage mug, sea salt and jasmine-scented soy candle, a container filled with coconut and lemongrass herbal tea that is designed to help nourish and soothe skin, and a small glass bottle of pink-tipped matches. 

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Hand Sanitizer

After remote work for a year plus, employees are used to always having a clean and sanitized work environment. Help your staff stay healthy with some custom branded hand sanitizer. A hand sanitizer with a company sticker on it is a simple idea but is a handy gift that will help ensure all employees have proper cleanliness. It’s also really useful when you don’t have access to water and soap.

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Oil Diffuser

Show your employees how much you care about their wellbeing by gifting them an essential oil diffuser. There are a variety of benefits from using oil diffusers such as encouraging relaxation and improving one’s mood. These also can easily be personalized.

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Custom Yoga Mat

Whether it is for a group fitness class or finding some free time at home to do some yoga, one way to level up your fitness swag is with a customized yoga mat. Encouraging your team to incorporate movement into their daily activities is a good way to motivate them to stay active and release any stress they may have.

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A custom apron is a great swag idea for those employees who enjoy cooking. This 100% cotton custom printed apron is sure to be a hit at any cooking class, food festival, or corporate BBQ you attend. Featuring a neck strap, adjustable tie waist strap, and a 5” x6” front pocket convenient for storing your BBQ and baking essentials.

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Final Thoughts

When we recognize and show appreciation to our employees, our companies benefit too. Your staff works hard, show them you notice their efforts. Easily get started with ordering your own custom swag at YouInkit. Streamline your swag by using a swag management platform.

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