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6 Ideas for Gifting Books for Employees and Customers

You might not think of books and swag in the same category— but you should.

A well-chosen book can be as effective as a thoughtful gift when it comes to making an impression on a client, or endearing an employee to your company. Especially when given in combination with other swag, customized books are a great way to put your branding in a place people will remember it. makes it easy for you to send books as part of a fully-custom swag box or as a stand-alone gift. We carry tons of titles across categories like:

  • Business books
  • Children’s books
  • Cookbooks
  • Wellness and fitness books
  • Coffee table books
  • And more!

Remember, if you don’t see titles on our site that move you, our team of Swag Reps can work with you to chase down the perfect book for your needs. Contact us today to learn more!

To prove to you that books could be the best business gift there is, here are six ideas for incorporating great books into meaningful gifts for employees, customers and even their children:

Add a motivational book into new employee onboarding kits

What better way to introduce new talent to the company culture than by offering them a book that you think captures an important spirit of what you do! Books on leadership, motivation and psychology make fantastic additions to an onboarding kit.

Recommended Title: The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Related: New Hire Welcome Kits & Packs for Remote Employees

Create a custom cocktail kit complete with a cocktail recipe book

In the era of virtual happy hours and mass closures of bars, people are needing to get crafty to satisfy their cocktail cravings. Help them out by building a kit with a cocktail glass and guide to making cocktails

Recommended Title: Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle

Related: Virtual Happy Hour Ideas: How to Make it Fun and Engaging for Your Remote Team

Promote wellness for remote employees working from home

Working from home comes with a unique set of pressures. Show your employees you have their wellness in mind by creating a kit chalked full of tools to keep them happy and healthy during strange times. 

Recommended Title: 8 Keys to Mental Health by Christina Hibbert

Related: Top Ideas for Employee Wellness Kits or Gifts

Help spark culinary creativity with a custom cookbook

Most of us have cooked the five same dishes over and over and over again. Give the gift of inspiration by offering a cookbook that sparks some new ideas, and inspires people to fall in love with cooking all over again. 

Recommended Title: Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard

Related: Team Bonding Ideas for Remote Teams

Kick-start sales kickoff excitement with inspirational books

A great SKO event will feature excitement, strategy and inspiration. Gifting a motivational book will help carry those ideas through the entire quarter, long after the magic of your event has worn off. 

Recommended Title: Emotional Intelligence by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Related: Virtual Sales Kickoff Ideas To Help Your Team Crush 2021

Make working from home easier by sending children’s books to your employees’ families

Working from home can be as much about managing your immediate environment as it is about getting work done. Show employees you understand their condition by gifting a book that might calm things down— for a while at least!

Recommended Title: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Related: Swag Ideas for New Parent Swag Boxes

Whether you’re trying to impress a client, keep your remote employees motivated or something else completely, books make an excellent gift. Remember that can help you customize, shop, store and ship your selections anywhere around the world!

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