Why Employee Gifts Are Important

Employee gifts have always been an important part of the promotional products business. We talked all about Staying Connected With Employees Through Engagement, and touched on a few gift ideas as well.

Here are the three core benefits employers should think about:

1) Morale: Unexpected gifts are a great way to boost spirits, especially when times are tough.

2) Loyalty: Letting employees know their work is valued builds loyalty – and loyalty is an incentive to do good work.

3) Brand Impressions: Giving employees gifts they’ll use when they’re out and about, like an umbrella, tote or jacket, creates awareness for the employer’s brand.

Step up and away from the boring and check out these additional Top Picks for Employee Gifts:


Lightweight, waterproof, breathable with underarm vents and an ergonomic fit make this the perfect branded jacket for rainy days!


Be the envy of competitors on rainy days as your logo lifts to the sky with every rainfall. You’ve got your employees covered.

An eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags, this 7oz cotton grocery tote is perfect for showing off both your brand and environmental awareness!


Social distancing and wearing masks are still a thing. Grab them some Ear Savers to help keep your employees safe!

Must-Have Kitchen Gifts

Kitchen and cooking gifts are a perfect surprise that your employees are sure to love. A gift your employees can use in their day-to-day lives is a great way for you to show them just how valued they are!

Lighten up your employee’s outdoor life with this awesome bamboo 5pc BBQ set! Having a great time outside of work leads to positive energy at work!

This nicely crafted bamboo cutting board with a black trim and handle would be a perfect addition to anyone’s kitchen.

Sleek, simple yet beautifully crafted cutting board. Made from bamboo the durability of this cutting board is impressive!

A beautiful totally bamboo cutting board crafted with quality to last a lifetime! Send this gift home with an employee and they are sure to return with a smile.

Drinkware For Every Day Of The Year

Having a beverage to quench your thirst and more often than not – wake you up – is an important part of the workday. Help them stay productive with these awesome laser engraved drinkware employee gifts!

Tell them it’s okay to relax after a long day at work with an engraved 2-in-1 corkscrew and bottle opener!

Style and function merge in this sturdy and beautiful travel coffee mug.

Whatever beverage keeps you going, this mug will keep a generous 15 ounces of it tasting great longer.

This circle tumbler is the perfect size for some refreshment on the rocks or a little red or white wine.

This silicone-wrapped stainless steel insulated tumbler is just what you need

These colorful personalized ceramic coffee mugs will be sure to leave a lasting impression and make perfect gifts!


A BPA-free water bottle that is shatter, stain, and odor resistant featuring a two finger magnetic carry handle for easy transport and a high-flow spout for staying hydrated all day long.

Home & Office + Electronic Employee Gifts

Home and office gifts are another great way to show your employees just how much you appreciate them. Seeing gifts around your home from your boss is a delightful reminder every day that your hard work does not go unnoticed.

This beautifully crafted faux leather mini portfolio/notebook is perfect for jotting down at work or at home.

Give your arm a break with customized mouse pad with gel wrist support.

Consider some engraved quality pens that will last.

Lightweight, durable, telescoping, and rechargeable. This is one flashlight that they will easily keep close with its compact size.

Bluetooth speaker the perfect gift for anyone who needs a jolt of high quality sound.

Staying connected while on the go won’t be a problem with the JETech portable charger power bank.

When it comes to staying charged and connected you can’t go wrong with this USB power bank.

Rich sound quality and best in-class performance make these lightweight headphones a standout.

Custom Engraved Knives

Knives are another great gift idea to give your employees! Whether they are taking on outdoor adventures or handling tasks at home a personalized knife could be very useful and appreciated nonmatter who your recipient is.

The Buck Folding Hunter 110 is an iconic wood-handled knife that’s a must for every knife collection.

The Leatherman Wingman is a no-nonsense utility tool that will make your life easier, be it at home or at work.

Designed for superior performance, making the Tactical Rescue Knife one of our most popular!

Give a handy pocket-sized engraved Leatherman Sidekick to any level of tool user.

With a sleek design and metallic good looks, the engraved Buck Nobleman is a simply elegant knife that stands up to the task.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day regardless of what route you choose to take with gifts for your employees, they are sure to appreciate whatever you come up with. Showing your employees that you acknowledge the hard work they put forth will ensure their happiness and their spirit in the workplace!

Author: Casey

A long term writer, Casey enjoys writing about a variety of topics for the best gifts, how-to's, and more!

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