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6 Company Swag Ideas that Employees Actually Want


Company swag has come pretty far from the traditional pen and coffee mug we’ve been getting for decades. The swag has also become part of the company culture, not just promo items you get when you’re hired. Employees are actually getting cool swag year-round. Why? Because it keeps moral up, helps with retention, and serves as a great brand building tool for team members.


“Talk about brand ambassadors. Those who receive promotional products are very likely to pass them along to others who will use them (and also receive your advertising message),” Michael Wood explained in a Forbes article. “The ASI study shows that 63% of those in the United States and 64% of those in Canada give their promotional products away when they are finished with them.”


Is your company on the hunt for new swag ideas that the team will actually want to keep and pass on when done? To help, we compiled a list of the best swag items to check out. Let’s dive in!


1. Silipint Custom Pint Glasses

What could be better swag than a cool looking pint glass? That’s what Silipint has done, took custom pints to another level. Companies can now slap their logo or mascot on a pint glass, but with a bit of style. You can create custom pints with different colors of glass, a swirl of your brand colors, and much more.


The best part is that these pint glasses are Earth-friendly, safe, and built to last. This is paired very well with a popup happy hour bar in the office reception area. Or great for a swag bag at the annual company party. It could also simply be a great way to step into summer as a company.


2. Branded Mini-Whiteboards

Has your company given out the typical notebook with the company logo on the cover and every page? The answer is probably yes. It is time to take the traditional company notebook to the next level. Instead of the notebook, give each team member a branded mini-whiteboard. This is a great way for the team to get their thoughts out without carrying around a notebook everywhere. It is also eco-friendly, since it saves trees — Win-win!


3. Smartphone Car Mount

Everyone pretty much needs a smartphone car mount at this point. The laws have made hands-free devices while driving a must. So why not keep employees safe while driving by giving them branded smartphone car mounts. They are affordable, useful, and people definitely want them more than the cheap, branded cell phone case they never use.


4. Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

Another company swag idea that employees actually want and will use is a Bluetooth waterproof speaker for the shower. This is a great way to have your team start the day. Music in the morning can help set the tone for the workday, as well as decrease stress levels. “Music has been used for hundreds of years to treat illnesses and restore harmony between mind and body,” Psych Central explained.


You can brand the speaker with the company logo, or create a new fun logo that will go with shower time. This swag is cool, fun, and something your team will be happy to get as a quarterly prize or in a swag bag at the end of year party.


5. Water Bottle with Filter

Is your company going green, or aiming to make the office a more eco-friendly work space? A water bottle with filter can compliment these efforts perfectly. This may seem like a slightly expensive swag item to purchase for the entire team, but long-term it may be more affordable. Just think about how much you spend on those crates of plastic water bottles per year. You can even customize by name each water bottle to make this company swag idea even more personalized. The best part, it’s a great environmental impact initiative that has positive work environment benefits.


6. Branded Yoga Mats

Branded yoga mats is another swag idea that employees actually want can also coincide with that company wide healthier living initiative you want to introduce. Yoga has been proven to have health benefits, and why not spark the yogi in your team by handing out brand styled yoga mats. It is also a great way to get your brand out in public if some of your employees bring their yoga mats to the local yoga studio. Motivate your employees with cool swag that makes a healthy difference.


Get Your Company Swag On

The above swag ideas can be easy to implement, and are pretty cost effective. From retention to just boosting team morale, swag giveaways are definitely a great strategy. If you have been looking at promo products for your company, the above are be a good place to begin your research. Get your swag on.


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