The Best Sustainable Swag For 2022

by Feb 9, 2022

Everyone loves free company swag. Giving swag to your employees and new hires is a way to promote their pride in their jobs and the company. Sustainable swag items go an extra step by showing that you care about sustainability and the environment. 

Your employees will be happy to receive eco-friendly swag, and it can serve to make them think more about sustainability on the job and at home. 

At YouInkIt, we make sustainable swag to help you treat your employees while you’re caring for the environment. Don’t forget to create a package for new hires that includes some eco-friendly gifts bearing your company name or logo. 

Swag kits for new hires help calm nerves and make new employees feel welcome. Sustainable items in your employee onboarding kits will start them off on the right foot. They’ll see and appreciate the company’s efforts at environmentally friendly gifting. 

If you want to foster a sense of environmental responsibility in your company and make your brand image eco-friendly, giving sustainable gifts for employees will help get you there. 

Sustainable swag items are more important now than ever to help slow climate change and keep the planet healthy, so give your employees eco-friendly gifts from YouInkIt.

Sustainable Products

  1. Eco-Friendly Tote Bag
  2. Re-usable Water Bottle
  3. Re-usable Straws
  4. Recycled Click Pen
  5. Spiral Stone Notebook
  6. Waterproof Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker
  7. Lavender Bar Soap
  8. Loofah Bath Sponge
  9. Organic Cotton Apparel

Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

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This eco-friendly tote bag is a practical gift for employees and new hires. I can never have enough tote bags, so a gift like this is always welcome. 

The convention tote bag comes in natural beige with your choice of one design or an add-on for a second location. My favorite thing about this bag is the cotton canvas material. Cotton is biodegradable, so when the bag’s thrown away, it’ll break down. 

This swag item won’t spend hundreds of years taking up space in a landfill like nylon, plastic, or synthetic bags will.

Re-Usable Water Bottle

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Single-use plastics are packing our landfills and littering the oceans. One of the ways to fight the scourge of plastic waste is the Altrium re-usable water bottle. The 25 oz aluminum bottle comes with a carabiner clip and a rubber-seal cap to help prevent leaks. 

I like aluminum bottles better than plastic because they’re less likely to end up in the trash. Aluminum holds up to regular use for years longer than other materials.

Giving this water bottle as swag sends the message that your company wants to reduce plastic use and minimize the use of disposables. This bottle comes in eight attractive colors with eight imprinting options for you to include your company’s branding or message.

Re-Usable Straws

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Paper straws are all the rage, but the Sip ‘n Slide Telescoping Straw With Cleaning Brush is a lot more fun to use and a great sustainable swag gift for employees. I love taking this into restaurants or having it in the car when I drive through somewhere for a drink. 

The compact construction makes it great for new-hire onboarding gift boxes or slipping into a purse or tote. 

The straw measures 8.5 inches when telescoped, so it’ll reach the bottom of the biggest cups. It comes in an ABS tube with a silicon cap to protect it in your bag. An adjustable strap makes it easy to carry, and a built-in brush makes it easy to clean wherever you go. 

Recycled Click Pen

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About 1.6 million plastic pens end up in landfills in the United States every year. Recycled pens can make writing more fun and help combat that massive amount of plastic waste. 

This eco-friendly Recycled Click Pen comes in red, blue, black, or yellow. When you throw it away, it biodegrades! Recycled paper and the bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) derived from natural materials form the barrel of these pens. 

This swag gift is doubly sustainable with recycled material and compounds made from renewable resources like corn. Everyone uses pens, so you can’t go wrong giving this swag gift.

Spiral Stone Notebook

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Paper comes from a renewable resource, but paper made from stone saves a few trees. This 5″ x 7″ Spiral Stone Paper Notebook is useful and attractive. The unusual material makes it a conversation piece, too. 

I keep notebooks in my bag at all times, and after a while, they get crumpled and torn. The paper between the natural cardboard of this notebook comes from sturdier stuff, so it resists tears. If you spill something on it, don’t worry! The paper is waterproof and smudge-resistant, too. 

The notebook is chemically neutral, so it comes in natural beige and makes a great companion sustainable swag gift with recycled pens.

Waterproof Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker

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Pricier sustainable swag makes a fun gift for top performers or special occasions. Your employees will use this Waterproof Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker for years. 

The case is sustainable bamboo with a natural look. Bamboo is an organic material that breaks down after disposal. After the speaker wears out, the device won’t stick around for another 300 years. 

The device connects automatically to any Bluetooth-compatible device nearby when it’s turned on, so it’s hassle-free, too.

The IPX4 rating means it won’t fizzle out if it gets splashed at a pool party or caught in the rain. Bamboo gives the sound coming from the speaker and rich quality you won’t get from plastic.

Lavender Bar Soap

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This Lavender Bar Soap makes a thoughtful and sustainable swag item. I love pretty, pleasant-smelling soaps, and who doesn’t? 

Lavender is known for its calming properties, and the soap also contains ingredients to moisturize and protect the skin, like coconut oil, olive oil, and organic shea butter. 

These soaps in white and shades of purple are sustainable swag items with a fancy vibe. A fringed cotton ribbon wraps around the soap to make it even more eye-catching. I think it’s a gift made more special and attractive when you include the optional wooden soap dish.

Loofah Bath Sponge

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Help your employees ditch the plastic and nylon mesh bath scrubbers. Give them an organic scrubber like this natural loofah instead. 

Each Loofah Bath Sponge comes in natural or white and arrives wrapped in a sleeve bearing your company’s imprint. Loofah’s texture provides exfoliation without chemicals or products and is gentle on the skin. 

Loofahs come from tropical vines, so they’re organic and won’t stuff the landfills when they wear out. I rinse mine after every use and hang it to dry to help it last as long as possible. A handy loop is built-in to make it easy.

Organic Cotton Apparel

I love getting T-shirts and apparel gifts anytime, but branded sustainable gifts are even more special. 

If you want to give your employees sustainable swag items that put your company branding front and center, look at our YouInkIt organic cotton apparel options. Available sizes range from X-small to 3x. 

Hemp is a champion renewable resource with multiple uses, and this Viscose Hemp & Organic Cotton Tee Shirt is a terrific one. The side-seamed shirt comes in six colors with double-seamed sleeves and hem to keep the shirt from fraying longer. 

The shirt is sustainable and biodegradable, made from 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton material.  

This Unisex Eco Triblend Polo contains polyester and rayon but the organic cotton in the shirt lessens the need for those materials and helps them last. The polo has a jersey collar and a 3-button v-neck. If your employees like the feel of soft jersey cotton, they’ll love this polo shirt. 
Your employees will think of you every time the weather turns cool, and they cozy up with this Peace Fleece Organic Hood sweatshirt. The organic cotton and polyester blend fleece makes a great sustainable swag gift that’s comfortable and fun to wear in one of seven colors.

Final Thoughts

Plastic pens, cups, and other small items are common new hire swag gifts. Now, you can see how easy it is to choose sustainable swag items instead. 

Thanks to the eco-friendly materials in these pens and notebooks, you don’t have to rely on only higher-end gifts. You can still fill new hire swag packages with small, practical items they’ll use to make them feel welcome and appreciated. 

Other swag items, like the bamboo speaker and organic cotton clothing, work well, as reward gifts for performance, milestones, and special occasions like Christmas gifting. Though these items cost more, they’re affordable enough to be used anytime to treat your employees and new hires. 

You can give a random assortment of swag to your employees. You can also mix and match to create a statement. Pens, notebooks, the telescoping straw, and the aluminum bottle feel practical and distinctly useful. The soap, soap dish, and loofa combined into one gift offer a more personal touch. 

Put them all in the eco-friendly tote bag for a package of sustainable gift items they’ll be as happy to receive as you are to give. 
Check our website to see what other YouInkIt sustainable swag you want to give your employees to say welcome, thank you, and a job well done!

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