12 Creative Employee Gift Ideas

There are so many reasons to seek out corporate gifts. From client gifts to corporate swag, branded event gifts, or company holiday gifts, we could come up with hundreds of reasons to send high-quality gifts to connect people and build relationships. (And we probably will someday soon!)

Giving employee gifts is a great way to onboard new hires (through welcome gifts), celebrate work anniversaries and birthdays, say “thank you” for their hard work, and support a positive work culture

If you’re looking for creative employee gift ideas, look no further! These 12 company gifts are excellent teambuilding gifts, employee thank-you gifts, or holiday gifts for employees or coworkers. 

12 Creative Employee Gift Ideas


1) Marine Layer - A Comfortable Branded Employee Gift Idea

Super soft and super sustainable, Marine Layer’s Sunset Pullover Hoodie is a wonderful company team gift that can be used and worn all year round. Brand it with your company logo or team graphics and build solidarity among coworkers and employees. 


2) MiiR Drinkware - Customizable Mugs for Employee Welcome Gifts

What is one of the best gifts a new employee can get? How about a reusable, high-quality mug branded with their new company’s logo that they can start using every morning? Giving branded MiiR drinkware is an excellent way to welcome new hires to the team. 


3) Apollo Qi Power Bank - Branded Company Gifts 

This Qi Power Bank has been one of our best-selling company gift items over the past year, and for good reasons - it’s versatile, powerful, and easy to decorate with your logo. Start your employees with a gift that empowers them to collaborate with the whole team!


4) Moleskine Notebooks - Employee Welcome Gift Idea

Another super popular employee gift from last year, these Moleskine notebooks are excellent branded gifts for welcoming new team members to your company. Get their first meeting with the new crew started right with a notebook they will love to use. 


5) AllMade T-Shirts - For Branded Team Gifts

AllMade makes sustainable budget-friendly t-shirts that you can customize for your team. These shirts are soft, comfortable, and perfect for daily wear by coworkers or employees.


6) Ember Mugs - High-Quality Gifts for Employees

Excellent anniversary, birthday, or promotion gifts, Ember Mugs are high-end gifts that employees will absolutely love. Designed for working from home or the office, these smart mugs allow employees to set their exact drinking temperature so that their coffee or tea is never too hot or too cold. 


7) JBL Clip 4 - Team Thank You Gifts

Portable, waterproof, and brandable with high-quality sound performance, the JBL Clip 4 is a fantastic thank-you gift idea for your employees. This speaker is easy to clip to a bag (or anywhere, really) and has up to 10 hours of play time so that your team can take it along on any of their personal or professional adventures. 


8) Custom Down Jacket - Fully Customizable Employee Gifts

Can you imagine your team going out in matching outerwear branded with your company logo and colors? Our new white-label outerwear makes that dream a reality. Immediately bond your team with one another by gifting them matching employee jackets. 


9) Sunski Sunglasses - Gift Ideas for Employees

Another great gift idea for your employees: high-quality polarized sunglasses from Sunski. An excellent employee welcome kit could include these sunglasses, a Nomadix towel, and a custom MiiR mug! 


10) Nomadix Travel Towel - New Hire Gifts

Oh, did we already mention Nomadix towels? At Clove & Twine, we love giving Nomadix products as new-hire gifts because the resounding feedback from our team has been 100% positive. This towel is versatile, quick-drying, and compact, making it the go-to for employees to use daily. 


11) Cotopaxi Hip Pack - A Unique Gift Idea for Employees

If you haven’t started seeing Cotopaxi everywhere, you might live under a rock. They are one of the hottest brands in the corporate gifting space right now! We love this Cotopaxi hip pack so much that we frequently give them as company gifts to our C&T team members. Because each bag is unique (Cotopaxi uses upcycled materials), it’s a gift you can order in high quantities while ensuring each recipient gets something different! 


12) Custom Single Nest Hammock - Fun Outdoor Gifts for Employees

Want to support your employees in kicking back and relaxing? This hammock packs into a softball-sized stuff sack, making it easy to take along on any outdoor adventure. These are the perfect gifts to add to gift boxes for the holiday season or as employee thank-you gifts for anniversaries. 

Are you looking for more ideas for employee gifts or corporate gifts? Our team will help! Browse our buying guide or submit a request for a curated corporate gifting experience.

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