If there’s one thing that can make 2020 feel a little less disastrous, we’re hoping it’s the coming of the holiday season. Despite the challenges and setbacks we’ve experienced over the past few months, the changing weather and ratcheting up of festive fervor gives us a chance to reflect on the state of our businesses, and show appreciation for the people that make it tick.
For people managers and HR professionals the need to make remote employees feel appreciated is greater than ever. Sending a holiday gift, or a package of gifts, is a great way to let people know you understand the stress that comes with working from home, and you appreciate their effort to juggle everything on their plate!
We came up with a list of our favorite winter apparel items that would make great gifts for folks who are working at home and want to get comfy. These are great items that people will love; no ugly Christmas sweaters to be found here! Whether you plan to send out one shirt or a complete box of custom outfits, here’s a great place to start planning your holiday appreciation gifts:
Warm shirts and hoodies
Is it possible that the era of formal office wear is over? Maybe. It’s undisputed, however, that the era of dressing comfortably for working at home is upon us. These shirts are some of our favorite casual, comfortable tops that are perfect for stamping with your company logo and sending to your teams.
The American Apparel Long Sleeve is a great place to start. It’s soft, durable and comes in any color you think would best accentuate the design you place on it. The unisex design makes it easy to order in bulk.
If you’re looking for something a little more swaddle-y, check out the Bella Long Sleeve Hoodie. This is a lightweight hoodie that can be worn like a shirt, or over something else for a little more warmth. Unisex sizing simplifies the ordering process immensely.
Finally, if you really want to wow your team, we love this customizable Tie-Dye Hoodie. It’s warm, it’s comfy, it’s high-quality and it’s groovy. Don’t be afraid to break the mold a little bit!
Working from home might actually make it more important to get out of the house every now and then. If you want your team to step out in style and comfort, we have some picks for top jackets that you can customize with your logo and colors.
Marine Layer makes some of the best options in this category. We think their Reversible Pullover is an awesome choice for a warm jacket that can still be worn inside comfortably. This model is available in both men’s and women’s styles, and looks amazing when branded with a logo.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more flair, the North Face High Loft Fleece is a fantastic piece of outerwear for cold weather. It’s warm, or course, and of the highest-quality materials– but we love it because it just looks so cool. Available in both women’s and men’s.
Activewear for fitness resolutions
Since gyms are only slowly beginning to open up, more and more workout routines have shifted outdoors. Help your team take advantage of that by gifting them some awesome branded activewear they can use to get a jumpstart on those fitness resolutions:
Nike’s Dry Fit Quarter zip is the ultimate workhorse for winter workouts. It wicks away moisture and is super breathable while keeping you warm at the same time. It comes in plenty of colors, as well as fits for women and men.
If you’re in an area that can expect a lot of rain this winter, the Columbia Arcadia Jacket is a stylish model that empowers users to take advantage of the day, no matter the weather. Perfect for hiking, biking or just running errands when the skies open up, this jacket has models fitted for both men and women.
We’re including one more of our favorite jackets: the Champion Anorak. This is a unisex, waterproof, retro-looking model that comes in at a super reasonable price point. The stylish design and functionality of the Anorak will satisfy both the hipsters and the outdoor enthusiasts on your team.
Custom sweatpants and joggers for Zoom
What better way to show your remote teams that you understand the stresses they face than by offering them what they really crave: fun sweatpants that have been branded with the company logo (and thus assumed to be ok to wear on Zoom calls.) Here are some of our favorites in that category:
The Sportique Daly Joggers are a great pair of pants that ride the line between being so comfy you don’t want to move, and functional enough that you could probably work out in them. Both things are ok. We love them because they are unisex and adjustable, so ordering for lots of people is super easy.
If you want something a little more luxe, Marine Layer Joggers are definitely the way to go. These are the softest, stretchiest, warmest joggers we’ve come across. They’re great for lounging in for sure, but also keep you stylish if you want to venture outside when it’s a bit chilly. They come fitted for both men and women.
Finally, we’d be remiss to not add the classic Jerzees Fleece Sweatpants into the list. They’re roomy, warm, as colorful as you want, and very budget friendly. Do we have to say more?
Custom footwear to keep toes happy
People love getting custom shoes, but only Swag.com’s distribution platform makes it easy-peasy to let your employees choose their sizes without you having to lift a finger! Take advantage with these great products:
One of our all-time best sellers, and for good reason, the fully customizable Swag.com socks are a fun way to remind your team that you’ve got their back. Or feet. We offer all sizes, and a very robust custom build to make sure you can get as creative as you want!
To build off of the socks, why not go all out and send your team custom Allbirds Runners? These shoes are ridiculously comfortable, and look great stamped with your logo. Outfit both women and men with these shoes, and we guarantee you will make someone’s holiday a special one.
What will you gift to your employees or customers this holiday season? If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out our Official 2020 Holiday Buying Guide today!