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7 Welcome Gift Ideas for Your Startup Company


You want your startup to collaborate smoothly as a connected team. Part of creating that sense of connection is to welcome new employees with open arms so that they feel accepted and integrated into their department. In welcoming new employees, welcome gifts are an excellent option.

Gifts improve a new staff member's confidence and comfort with an unfamiliar company. Plus, gifts with your company's logo are a playful way to make your new worker feel like an appreciated team member. 

It's a win-win for your employee and your business—your employee feels accepted, and the gift can create brand awareness outside of the company if the employee uses it during off-work hours. 

Below, we've come up with some customized gift ideas to welcome your new employee while representing your company:

1. Branded Water Bottles

Everyone should be drinking their proper intake of daily water. Dehydration can lead to a fatigued employee. Enter water-branded water bottles.

Stainless steel water bottles are a great gift because they are trendy and eco-friendly. Consider getting promotional aluminum water bottles as a gift or giveaway, branded with your company's logo. You'll be saving the planet too with fewer water bottles wasted.

2. Personal Planner

It is a smart idea to give your new employee a planner, because agendas can help with time management and productivity. Lightweight planners are easy to carry in a workbag to bring back and forth between the office and home. 

According to Psychology Today, planning frees cognitive space to tackle more tasks. It can also relieve stress when the person outlines and meets specific goals. Writing things down also support memory with a busy office schedule. 

3. Phone Grips

Phone grips are an enjoyable cell phone accessory that stick to the back of your phone. You can use it to better grasp your phone for selfies or as a stand to prop your phone. 

These accessories are also customizable. You can have some made with your logo. The next time your employee uses their phone in public, the grip can draw more eyes to your small business's logo.

4. Portable Charger

If your employees need to head out of the office frequently for their jobs, you want to make sure you can always reach them. That starts with having enough battery life. 

A portable charger is a resourceful solution that ensures your staff member is always available to contact. When they are out in the field, they can work from their phone without worrying about battery life.

5. Hand Sanitizer 

Staff should always be washing their hands with soap and water, but on-the-go, hand sanitizer can be just as efficient. It is small and compact to conveniently fit into your employee's purse or briefcase. 

Hand sanitizer kills germs and stops the spread of disease. Check to see if your hand sanitizer is safe and effective to use.

6. Fun Socks

Fun socks with your company's design are a whimsical way to show your department is creative and entertaining. Fun socks can liven up a boring day of work and brighten co-workers' spirits. 

Wearing unique socks with your company's logo could also be a good icebreaker. People might inquire more about the socks and your startup. 

7. Hoodie

Custom hoodies can unite team members while promoting your startup's brand. Hoodies are a sweet welcoming gift as they are cozy and inviting. Plus, if your team is working remotely, hoodies at home can bolster team spirit and solidarity. 


Gifts make a new employee feel welcomed while promoting your startup company as well. You should consider these presents when planning a welcome gift basket.


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