Sneak Peek! Holiday Catalog 2021 SwagUp Picks 🎁

Culture
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SwagUp Team
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Published: August 17, 2021

Here’s what no one tells you about holiday swag — the best swag goes fast. 

SwagUp veterans know the key to holiday swag success is all about getting a head start. Not only will you skip the hassle of stock issues and random shipment delays, but you’ll also breeze through the holiday rush with confidence and peace of mind.

SwagUp started with a simple thought: swag should be fun! Life is complicated enough, and you don’t have the time (or honestly, the patience) to deal with swag headaches. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the holidays. You see, holiday swag is a special animal, and it’s not a challenge for the first-time Swagstronaut to take on without any help.

In fact, the holiday rush can easily be overwhelming for an innocent HR professional just looking to get swag for their amazing team. That’s where SwagUp comes in.

We help you with questions like,

And most importantly: did your team love the swag?

The early bird gets the worm — come grab a sneak peek at the hottest swag picks this 2021 holiday season. Be ready to bookmark your favorites and start reserving inventory before they’re all gone!


3 Ideas for Holiday Swag Packs

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1. The Elite Pack

THE CREW SAYS:

A pack for those ahead of the pack. Quality is communicated in more than words – especially when it comes to the presentation. From the packaging to the items, get the gesture right with the kind of thoughtful message worthy of your most valuable relationships. The Elite Pack keeps it simple with just a few swag items of the highest caliber. From the classic hardcover Moleskine to the New Era french terry bomber, the Elite Pack is guaranteed to leave a meaningful impression.

SWAG HIGHLIGHTS: JBL Clip 4, Classic Hardcover Moleskine, New Era French Terry Bomber, Insert Card by MOO, Vintage Wood Box

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Surprise and Delight, VIP Swag Appreciation, High Quality Swag Unboxing Experience, Premium Swag Gift Set, The Total Swag Package, Swag Apparel, Useful Swag for Remote Teams




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2. Fellowship Pack

THE CREW SAYS:

The ultimate swag pack for modern creatives. Inspired by hustlers of the modern era, the Fellowship Pack is perfect for teams that love to create from dawn to well past dusk. As one of our favorite swag picks, the Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug is a high-quality travel tumbler for storing liquids of any temperature and maintaining that temperature for a decent amount of time. As its names imply, you can take this mug with you everywhere. And as temperatures dip, the merino wool beanie will help keep your noggin warm and toasty. Finally, never let inspiration slip just because the time isn’t right. The blue light blocking computer glasses help teams care for their eyes well into the night while limiting negative effects on sleep while the Rocketbook Everlast saves paper and allows for convenient transfer of ideas from a physical to the digital medium.

SWAG HIGHLIGHTS: Blue Light Blocking Glasses, Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug, Rocketbook Everlast Executive, Merino Wool Beanie, Custom Mailer Box

RECOMMENDED FOR: Year End Celebration Swag, Company Culture, Team Culture, Swag Essentials, Office Swag, Hustlers, Modern Teams, Lifestyle Swag, Functional Swag




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3. The Tech Pack

THE CREW SAYS:

We love a good tech item, especially those that are bundled into packs! A holiday Tech Pack is a great gift for clients and employees since it’s filled with items they will actually need and use. This pack offers all the tech essentials you use on a daily basis. 

SWAG HIGHLIGHTS: Essentials Charging Cable, Rubberized Powerbank – 5000 mAH, Spot Pro Bluetooth Tracker, PowerBuds, Greeting Cards by MOO, Custom Mailer Box

RECOMMENDED FOR: Special Team Appreciation, Tech Swag, Company Culture, Team Culture, Swag Essentials, Office Swag, Surprise Swag, Practical Swag




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1. North Face DryVent Stretch Jacket

THE CREW SAYS:

If we had to imagine a rain jacket that felt as comfortable as a second skin while still being casual and comfy, this would probably be it. Because if you’re like us, you really prefer to avoid the wind chill that seems to come with the worst rain showers. 

Exceptionally soft and comfortable, this sophisticated jacket is not your average rain jacket. And here’s where the details matter. Crafted from 113 g/m2 waterproof and windproof DryVent fabric, this jacket makes sure to include every essential, like adjustable velcro tab cuffs, an attached, fully adjustable hood, and a high zip to partially cover the face in the worst of any spontaneous storm.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Team Culture, Company Swag, Swag Apparel, Lifestyle Swag, Community Swag, Spring Swag, Weatherproof Swag, Employee Appreciation, Outdoor Adventures, Health and Wellness, Swag for the Elements

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2. Storm Creek Eco-Insulated Vest

THE CREW SAYS:

Extra insulation without the bulk. The Storm Creek Eco-Insulated Vest is warm, eco-friendly, water-resistant, windproof, and seriously soft. A solid sustainable uniform option, especially when the weather is all over the map.

Some of our favorite details —

  • Insulation made with at least 35% recycled materials
  • Full-length storm flap blocks wind and rain
  • Easy accessible interior embroidery pocket
  • Chin guard for comfort
  • Zippered chest pocket for additional storage
  • Drawcord at hem helps lock in heat provides a perfect fit

RECOMMENDED FOR: Swag Apparel, Outdoors Ready Teams, Functional Swag, High Performance Swag, Eco-Friendly Swag, Sustainable Swag, Company Culture, Team Culture, Employee Appreciation, Seasonal Swag

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3. Custom Hillflint Knit Sweater

THE CREW SAYS:

Inspired by its collegiate roots, the Hillflint Chenille Sweater is the Ultimate All-American sports sweater — now upgraded with a modern spin. Enjoy detailed logo artwork stitched directly onto the sweater for a more flexible, comfortable, and natural-feeling garment, in addition to the classic raglan sleeve, ribbed collar, and v-notch style for that modern varsity look and feel.

In short, we don’t just love Hillflint sweaters for their serious style. These old school sweatshirts are also incredibly soft and luxurious to the touch. The end result: a timeless garment to celebrate old memories and welcome many more to come.

Ideal for companies looking to build team spirit and company culture with swag!

RECOMMENDED FOR: Seasonal Apparel, VIP Swag Gift, Employee Culture, Client Appreciation, Team Spirit, Company Culture, Award Swag, Brand Ambassador Program




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4. District Perfect Tri French Terry Full-Zip Hoodie

THE CREW SAYS:

Literally the perfect year-round hoodie. With details like,

  • 8.3-ounce, 61/31/8 ring spun cotton/poly/rayon French terry
  • Tear-away label
  • Unlined hood
  • Natural drawcords, back neck tape and zipper tape
  • YKK metal zipper
  • Front pockets
  • 1×1 rib knit cuffs and hem

This is an ultra-soft hoodie you won’t want to miss out on for your teams during the holidays. Great for decorating with embroidery or screen print.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Comfy Swag, Relaxing, Lifestyle Swag, Team Uniform, Swag Apparel, Company Swag, Team Culture, Classic Swag Picks, Onboarding




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1. Merino Wool Beanie

THE CREW SAYS:

One of our favorite low-key swag apparel picks for cold weather. The Merino Wool Beanie works for both team swag and community appreciation during the holidays. Trendy and stylish, this basic merino wool beanie features a turn-up brim with a one-size fits all nature. 100% Merino Wool, handwash when needed.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Team Swag, Seasonal Swag, Cold Weather Swag, Swag Shop Picks, Swag Apparel, Swag Accessories

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2. PowerBuds

THE CREW SAYS:

Stay connected with high quality audio from the gym to the office. These PowerBuds feature 8 hrs playtime / 9 hrs talk time / 240 hrs standby time and include a built-in microphone for hands-free phone calls. Some of the key details we like —

  • Connects via Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology
  • Rechargeable via any USB power source in less than 2 hours
  • Includes interchangeable earbuds to create a personal best fit
  • Nano coating adds a water resistant & sweat-proof layer
  • 22″ tangle-free cord connects earbuds behind head
  • Flexible ear hook keeps PowerBuds securely in place
  • 10mm drivers pump out high-fidelity, skip-free audio

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Tech Swag, Office Swag, Remote Teams, Swag Gifts, Virtual Event Swag, Community Event Swag, Swag Giveaways, Lifestyle Swag

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3. JBL Clip 4

THE CREW SAYS:

Cool, portable, and waterproof. The vibrant, fresh looking JBL Clip 4 delivers surprisingly rich JBL Original Pro Sound in a compact package. The unique oval shape fits easily in your hand. With expressive details inspired by current street fashion, it’s easy to match your style. The fully integrated carabiner hooks instantly to bags, belts, or buckles, to bring your favorite tunes anywhere. Waterproof, dustproof, and up to 10 hours of playtime, it’s rugged enough to tag along wherever you explore.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Speaker Swag, Office Swag, Travel Swag, Remote Teams, Company Culture, Happy Hour Swag, Community Events, Top Swag Shop Picks




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4. Rocketbook

THE CREW SAYS:

The Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services. Get them branded for the perfect corporate gift. You could even introduce these branded reusable notebooks into your daily workflow throughout your company. 

When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. Once you scan the page and are ready to erase, simply take a damp napkin to erase the page like magic! Each branded Everlast Rocketbook comes with a Pilot FriXion Pen as well as a Rocketbook towel to use to clean the pages.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Notebook Swag, Office Swag, Functional Swag Essentials, Onboarding, New Hires, Talent and Culture, Brainstorming, Idea Swag, Modern Teams

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1. Moscow Mule Mug Gift Set

THE CREW SAYS:

Inspired by the beloved Moscow Mule cocktail, this moscow mule gift set is cute, fun, thoughtful, and – most importantly – the perfect piece of swag for celebrating big and small moments year round. 

All you need is 2 oz of vodka, 4 oz of ginger beer, and a tablespoon of fresh lime juice, and you got yourself the perfect relaxing drink. The aluminum construction of this mug features a unique color finish that makes this the ultimate stylish piece of swag for your remote team.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Team Happy Hour, Culture Building, Remote Teams, Company Culture, Fun Swag, Seasonal Swag, Virtual Happy Hour

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2. The Milk Bottle

THE CREW SAYS:

A unique swag pick with a memorable design that will be catching curious eyes everywhere. Modeled after the old school milk bottle, this modern water bottle is made with 16.9 oz double wall 18/8 stainless steel and copper vacuum insulation for more hours of your favorite drink at the perfect temperature. Featuring a powder coated finish. A fun pick for showing off your brand!

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Drinkware Swag, Custom Branded, Novelty Swag, Dropshipping, Team Swag Picks, Office Swag, Brand Awareness

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3. MiiR Camp Cup – 12 Oz.

THE CREW SAYS:

Nothing says the holidays like a cup of hot chocolate! And if you’re like us, you love taking yours by the fireplace (or for the adventurous, a roaring bonfire). This modern take of an old classic is a perfect vessel for your coffee, tea, and favorite drink. Thanks to a double wall vacuum insulation technology, the camp cup keeps you drink hot up to 12 hours and cold up to 24 hours. 

Plus, it won’t sweat or be hot to touch no matter the temperature of your drink. Medical grade stainless steel also means this cup won’t transfer flavor and leave you with that weird metal aftertaste in your mouth. Press-on lid prevents splashes and keeps drinks warm longer. A useful and popular swag pick for the holiday season (and all the moments after it).

RECOMMENDED FOR: Drinkware Swag, Office Swag, Celebrations, Community, Team Culture, Events, Great with Food Swag, Team Onboarding, Team Gifts 




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4. Fellow Big Jo

THE CREW SAYS:

For a mug that somehow elevates an entire space just by existing in it. The Fellow Big Jo is not only stylish, but also highly functional — in accordance with the Fellow manifesto. The double wall offers quality heat retention without condensation. Plus, the outside of the mug stays cool, so no worries about burning your hand on a hot cup of joe. A sleek copper bottom complements the ceramic, making these mugs just about the coolest thing in your kitchen cabinet.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  High Quality Swag, Custom Branded, Lifestyle Swag, Stylish and Trending Swag, Drinkware Swag, Company Culture




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5. Eliqs Custom Mineral Water

THE CREW SAYS:

Looking for something really custom, the kind of custom swag that seriously impresses? Don’t overlook this pick. With Eliqs, you can fully customize your own branded mineral water, lemon-infused water, and peach sparkling water. (A little bird told us you can even do the same with custom beer, wine, and rosé upon request.)

And you know what they say: water is the elixir of life. Made with that mentality in mind, Eliqs offers high-quality carbon filtered, Two Stage Reverse Osmosis Water, PH balanced H20 with added marine minerals (electrolytes). It’s great tasting and has everything you need to stay hydrated.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Celebration, Virtual Events, Custom Swag, Company Culture, Novelty Swag, Seasonal Swag, Food and Drink Swag, Fun Custom Branding

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6. Signature Candy Cube Collection

THE CREW SAYS:

Is it a holiday celebration without some tasty treats? We think not. The Signature Candy Cube Collection offers a variety of fun bite-sized snacks in a delightful transparent box. From champagne-flavored jelly beans and M&M’s to goldfish crackers and gummy bears, this is a great swag pick for any team, partner appreciation, or community event holiday swag pack gift. Pairs well with happy hour and virtual holiday party themed swag. 

RECOMMENDED FOR: Team Happy Hour, Culture Building, Remote Teams, Company Culture, Fun Swag, Seasonal Swag, Virtual Happy Hour, Holiday Party, Celebrations




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7. Raaka Chocolate

THE CREW SAYS:

The perfect chocolate to pair with a cozy swag pack. Raaka makes their chocolate from scratch using unroasted cacao beans to create a natural fruity taste that captures the brighter side of cacao. Plus, it’s vegan, and free of gluten, soy and dairy. 

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Food and Drink Swag, Swag Treats, Employee Appreciation, Specialty Swag, Premium Swag, Holiday Gift 




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1. W&P Cocktail Kit

THE CREW SAYS:

These may be called carry-on cocktail kits, but we think the truth of the matter is that they can be enjoyed anywhere — even if you’re not flying. Because sometimes what you need is a relaxing experience all conveniently ready to go.

Whether you’re hosting a virtual cocktail hour, or enjoying the end of a long week, these are a thoughtful addition to any pack. Cocktail kits will have everything toasting to you!  The carry on tin makes for a nice finishing touch (and can be reused!) especially when branded. Less mess, more fun? Count us in.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Gifts, Anniversary, Special Celebrations, Virtual Happy Hour

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2. Keeler Duffel

THE CREW SAYS:

Duffels are the workhorse of modern travel bags. Ready to roll whether you’re headed out of town or to the gym, the Keeler Duffel is there to help you stash your basic necessities and hit the pavement. From jackets to shoes to tech and gadgets, you’ll be able to fit anything you need in its 23L capacity. Comes with a removable, extra long shoulder strap so you can wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag.

A great pick for custom branding as you can customize the full-color imprint on the patch, handles, and strap. 

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Travel Swag, Gym Swag, Bags and Packaging, Top Swag Shop Pick, Remote Teams, Employee Appreciation, Lifestyle Swag




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3. Market Tote Bag

THE CREW SAYS:

Never underestimate the usefulness of a quality tote bag. This one is perfectly made for a trip to the local farmers market as well as your favorite supermarket chain. A best-selling pick from Apolis, the Market Bag features soft leather handles for easy carrying, a tough and spill-proof inner lining, and a chic look that’s sure to turn heads. Custom brand with a screen print and send this stylish tote bag to your team, customers, and community for a delightful swag experience.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Bag Swag, Totes, Functional Swag, Lifestyle Swag, Work Life Balance, Team Appreciation, Top Swag Shop Pick




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4. Timbuk 2 Q Laptop Backpack 2.0

THE CREW SAYS:

A well-known and beloved brand by both students and office warriors alike, Timbuk2 bags are a swag pick you can’t go wrong with. The Q Laptop Backpack 2.0 is an updated and improved version of the popular mid-sized backpack that’s fully-loaded with all the organization that your gear needs. 

It has to be said: this is one backpack that successfully straddles the line between fresh-out-of-college and veteran-in-the-workforce with both grace and style.

Translation? The perfect backpack swag pick for onboarding your new talent, no matter what role and experience they have. Able to carry laptops up to 17 inches, this bag also makes a great travel swag pick for the holiday season.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Office Swag, Team Swag, Travel Swag, New Talent, Onboarding, Welcome Swag, Employee Swag




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1. Cashmere Hoodie Sweatshirt

THE CREW SAYS:

A high end swag pick, if there ever was one — and totally worth it for your VIP partners and inspiring leaders. These MaisonCashmere hoodie sweatshirts come with a nice and roomy kangaroo pocket and feature a regular fit, double-knit hood in luxurious high quality cashmere. 

For swag to impress your best customer and appreciate your biggest champions, consider this swag pick. Not only will it leave a memorable impression with your receiver, but it’s also a great swag apparel choice for living in comfort and style during the holiday season.

RECOMMENDED FOR: VP Swag, High Quality Swag, Premium, Swag Apparel, High End Swag, Leadership Swag, VIP Client Appreciation, Partner Swag Gifts 




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2. Oculus VR Gaming Headset 

THE CREW SAYS:

This one’s for the techies and gamers on your team. Custom brand an Oculus VR Gaming Headset and help them step into another world this holiday season. Starting with 64GB of internal memory, integrated VR audio, and Oculus touch controllers.

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Tech Fans, Gamers, Tech Swag, VR Swag, Premium Swag Gifts




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3. Ember Travel Tumbler

THE CREW SAYS:

Enjoy your coffee or tea longer with the world’s first temperature control smart mug. Designed to be used on the go, the Ember Travel Mug allows you to set your precise drinking temperature. Ember will maintain that temperature for approximately two hours, so your hot beverage is perfect from the first sip to the last drop, wherever you are.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Tech Swag, Premium, High End Swag, Drinkware Swag




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4. Giant Custom  Tumbler Tower Game

THE CREW SAYS:

A party game for the holidays, this set is family-friendly and includes 54 solid pine wood game pieces for 18 vertical rows. Custom brand the pieces with a logo, design, or wordmark. A neat swag pick for any outdoor or indoor party and is awesome for any group event. Each wooden block measures 9 inches x 3 inches x 1.5 inches and the Tower Size is 9 inches x 9 inches x 27 inches. Plays up to over 5 feet tall, before tumbling.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Holiday Party, Games, Fun Swag, Celebrations, Team Culture, Family-Friendly, Employee Swag Appreciation




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1. Business Books

THE CREW SAYS:

Give the gift of knowledge this holiday season! Enjoy top reads from highly recommended favorites like The Purple Cow, Radical Candor, Atomic Habits, and more. Plus: Did you know you can even brand the books? A neat swag pick to enjoy in their favorite chair on a lazy Sunday morning.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Book Swag, Learning, Team Swag, Company Culture 

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2. Plaid Fleece Sherpa Blanket

THE CREW SAYS:

Movie night anyone? Grab the popcorn, dim the lights, and cozy up in this plaid fleece sherpa blanket. This classic plaid blanket has polar fleece on one side and soft sherpa on the other. Snuggling up in this blanket will keep you extra warm on the chilliest winter nights.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Relaxing, Movie Night Swag, Cozy Swag, Team Culture, Work Life Balance, Chill Out Swag, Care Package Swag




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3. Weighted Eye Mask

THE CREW SAYS:

Say goodbye to stress and hello to the dreamy Weighted Eye Mask. This mask can be used as a heat or cool compress and will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything that is thrown your way.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Health and Wellness, De-stress Swag, R&R, Lifestyle Swag, Self-Care Swag, Team Culture, Work Life Balance, Care Package Swag




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4. Enamel Pin Set

THE CREW SAYS:

Enamel pins make for a super fun, creative branded keepsake. Pair a few different designs up with a custom card backing to create the perfect, retail-level set.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Health and Wellness, De-stress Swag, R&R, Lifestyle Swag, Self-Care Swag, Team Culture, Work Life Balance, Care Package Swag

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