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35 Employee Appreciation Gifts Your Team Will Love

Company gifting doesn’t have to be limited to just special occasions — in fact, you should show appreciation for your employees all year round.

Recognizing big achievements and loyal team members can boost employee morale and loyalty. Most people can be motivated by positive reinforcement, and what better way to do so than with branded goodies? Custom gifts are a fun way to say “thanks for all you do” and encourage your employees to keep up the good work.

Whether it’s Employee Appreciation Day or just the first Friday of the month, take time to celebrate your team’s accomplishments with these 16 high-quality gift ideas they’ll love. These are our favorite swag items for employee engagement, from travel mugs to succulents and everything in between.

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Travel Gifts

Travel-friendly swag items are a great gift for the employee that’s always on the go. These favorites are practical, portable and would look incredible with your logo on them!

Thule Tech Bag Mini

Anyone who’s frequently on the go knows how important it is to avoid tangled charging cables or lost AirPods. Keep cords, adapters, earbuds and more tidy in this handy travel case – complete with loops, zippers and pockets to hold it all.

Recycled Cotton Tote Bag

Whether it’s for a grocery store run or a cross-country road trip, a customized tote bag is the gift that keeps on giving. Swap out those wasteful plastic bags for a trendy, durable branded tote instead.

Asobu Cold Brew Maker

All coffee lovers can agree that it can be difficult to find a quality cup of joe while traveling to a new destination. Why not save time and money by brewing your own? The Asobu Cold Brew makes it easy to enjoy a cup anytime, anywhere.

Camper Travel Mug

Reward employees for a job well done with some time off AND a gift that’ll make it even cozier. A camper-style travel mug is essential for a weekend nature retreat or even just a relaxing staycation. 

Sanitizing Power Bank

There really is nothing worse than a dying phone battery while traveling. A branded portable power bank easily fits into any bag and is a friendly reminder to employees that your company’s always got their back. This one even keeps your device germ-free.

RFID Passport Holder

A sleek, branded passport holder is a great gift idea for the employees who are always traveling, whether it’s for work or pleasure. It’ll keep their travel documents in order while protecting their personal information – and this one’s stylish, too.

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Thoughtful Gifts

Your employee appreciation gifts should always be thoughtful and useful in your team’s daily lives. Give a classic gift reimagined with your logo to show that their employer cares about their happiness and comfort.

Branded Umbrella

The easiest way to ruin a good morning commute is to get caught in the rain without an umbrella. A custom branded umbrella will save the day time and time again, and your employees will be thankful their company can keep them covered — literally! 

Glass Jar Candle

Customize a scented candle with a design that will inspire your team and freshen their home office. With a variety of scents available, it’s sure to keep employees feeling zen no matter how many back to back meetings they may have scheduled.

Port Authority Bathrobe

Encourage self-care with a plush robe that makes a cozy day at home feel like a trip to the spa. This luxurious design by Port Authority will keep your employees warm and relaxed while lounging on the couch or cranking out work in their home office.

16oz Fellow Everywhere Tumbler

A tumbler is always nice to have on hand to insulate hot or cold beverages. Whether your employees use it on the go or at home, we love this option from Fellow because of its sleek, minimalistic look. And it’s available in a variety of fun colors.

Custom Tile Mate 2

Those who often misplace their keys or wallet will thank you for this thoughtful gift! A branded Tile Mate can be placed on important items and located through Bluetooth devices, so employees will always remember where their belongings are and how much they love their job.

Custom 500-Piece Puzzle

Puzzles stimulate the brain and will keep your team’s minds sharp even while they put the pieces together with family or friends on a relaxing day. Upload your own custom logo designs for the puzzle image itself and the decorative box it comes in.

Learn More: 9 Great Employee Appreciation & Recognition Ideas

Wellness Gifts

What better way to say “we appreciate you” than by supporting your staff’s physical and mental health? Whether in the office or working from home, focusing on wellness is a great way to unwind after a day of hard work.

Serene House Light Wood Diffuser

Encourage calmness and stress relief with the subtle power of essential oils. Your team members will love the way this makes their home smell as they reap the benefits of aromatherapy.

Embroidered Fleece/Sherpa Blanket

Nothing screams “self care” like a big, fuzzy blanket and a Netflix marathon. Add a memorable touch to your staff’s cozy nights in with a branded blanket that shows you care.

Hand Sanitizer with Carabiner

Help your employees stay safe and germ-free with a one-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer that contains 68% Ethyl Alcohol. A carabiner clip keeps it handy on the go and associates your company with healthy habits.

Custom Yoga Mat

Group fitness classes (whether remote or in-person) are an excellent way to squeeze in some movement and encourage team camaraderie. Your employees will show up to class in style and sweat it out while remembering their company gave them the motivation they needed to work out today.

Petite Succulent with Planter

Taking care of a plant is known for its calming benefits and will bring a hint of the great outdoors into the home or office. Succulents are relatively low maintenance and last a long time, making them a swag item employees will actively enjoy for a while!

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Custom Drinkware

Logo’d drinkware is the perfect gift everyone will love both in and out of the office. Easily carry juice, water or coffee anywhere and boost brand awareness in the process. 

Custom stainless steel thermal bottle

Thermal bottles are one of our best-selling swag items — this one keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24! No more lukewarm coffee or water, no matter how long it sits on your desk while your meeting drags on.

Custom Frost Tumbler

Help employees do their part to reduce waste at the coffee shop with this reusable tumbler! It’s available in 11 colors and can hold a 20 ounce cup o’ joe, making it perfect for the morning commute.

Custom Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle is one of the best employee appreciation gift ideas. Employees will use it every day and carry it with them, and it looks much more professional than a plain, disposable bottle or cup.

Custom Moscow Mule Gift Set

Switch up the usual happy hour routine by learning to make a new drink! These logo’d Moscow Mule Mug Sets include two mugs per set, so your employees can say cheers with a friend or loved one.

Custom Wine Glass

Wine glasses are a fantastic special occasion gift idea and come in handy for virtual happy hours. A generous pour and a generous gift make a great combination for relaxing after work. Team Picks: Our Favorite Mugs for Custom Branding

Custom Apparel

If your employees are going to play the part of a teamwork dream, they should look the part, too! Make #twinning cool again with branded apparel everyone will proudly wear at work and beyond. Custom Socks

Branded socks are one of the hottest swag items on the market! Put some pep in everyone’s step with a pair of highly customizable socks they’ll wear on a regular basis. That’s lots of mileage for your logo, too!

Triblend T-Shirt 

You can never have too many t-shirts! A quality shirt adorned with your logo is an eye-catching swag staple that will make any work-from-home or weekend outfit look good.

Bella Zipup Hoodie

Office air conditioning is tricky — it seems like no one can ever agree on the temperature, and going from outside to inside in warmer weather can be a bit of a shock. A versatile branded hoodie is a work wardrobe staple, and can be tucked into a bag or draped over the back of a chair for easy access.

Custom Embroidered Hat

Whether they wear them at the gym, to a barbecue or just to cover a bad hair day, your team is sure to turn heads with bold classic hats. Plus, sophisticated embroidery makes your logo weather-safe and fade-proof.

Mila Custom Backpack

This trendy style backpack is the perfect accessory to make getting to and from work look good. It’s unisex and conveniently spacious, including a 15-inch laptop sleeve for safely transporting tech devices.

Performance Polo

Unisex polos are great for employees to have handy for more formal occasions and events. Everyone can represent your brand with pride and professionalism, making your business truly stand out from the crowd. Custom Beanie

This fully customizable beanie allows total creative freedom with the option to add your company’s colors and logos and even a pom pom. Your team will wish they could wear them all year round!

More Inspiration: Most Popular Custom Branded Apparel

Tech Gifts

Think about it: especially while at home, most of us spend our days going from the phone screen to the laptop screen to the TV screen and so on. If we can’t break that habit completely, why not add a sense of luxury or convenience to it to make your employees’ lives a little easier? These brandable tech gifts will wow them and make screen time more bearable.

JBL Go 3 Speaker

Studies have shown that listening to music every day can dramatically improve your mood and energy levels. Give your employees the perfect wireless speaker to make their dance breaks and singing in the shower moments all the more enjoyable.

Custom Apple AirPods

This Apple accessory has become a staple for everyday use. They’re handy to pop in for a meeting to reduce noise when sharing a workspace with others — or stick ‘em in your pocket for a quick walk with a favorite podcast. Add a custom logo design for company spirit on the go.

Custom Laptop Sleeve

Let’s be honest: nowadays, technology devices are probably at the top of everyone’s list of prized possessions. Featuring water and tear-resistant fabric and plush faux-fur interior lining, this laptop sleeve will keep your team’s tech safe and sound. 

Mophie Charging Stand

There’s nothing more annoying than popping in earbuds or checking your phone to see the battery on 4%. The Mophie charging stand provides convenient wireless charging for smartphones, AirPods and Apple Watches all at the same time.

JBL Tune 510BT Headphones

Working from home can be challenging if your team members are sharing a space with family or roommates. Wireless headphones engineered with world-class noise cancellation make it easier to drown out distractions and listen to their favorite music for happy productivity.

Learn More: Choosing Tech Swag Your Employees Will Love

The Best Employee Appreciation Gifts

A great gift can go a long way when it comes to your team’s hard work and dedication to your company. Practicing employee recognition is proven to increase company pride and employee retention, and your team members will be touched by a thoughtful acknowledgement of their efforts. Impress them with an unexpected gift as a way of thanking them for their contributions to your business.

The best employee gifts are ones that they will use often and will allow them to positively represent your brand without even thinking about it. Go a step beyond branded pens and stickers, and show your employees their true value with a quality swag item that reflects it.

Create a Custom Gift Set

With so many unique gift options at Swag, we totally understand it’s hard to narrow your selection down to just one! Create a personalized gift set with multiple items for a special token of appreciation your team will love and use. 

Our customizable swag boxes are the key to the perfect gift basket for your employees. You can easily add almost any item on to your cart as a swag box product. Once you place your order, we will pack each item into a gift box, store them and dispatch them at your command. Upload your logo designs and give employees a gift to remember in a branded box they’ll recognize right away.

Psst! Don’t forget to start planning your Employee Appreciation Day gifts ASAP — March is right around the corner.

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