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Sneak Peek! Holiday Catalog 2023 SwagUp Picks 🎁

Sneak Peek! Holiday Catalog 2023 SwagUp Picks 🎁
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October 19, 2023

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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!

SNEAK PEEK! 2023 SWAGUP HOLIDAY SEASON PICKS 🚀

3 Ideas for Holiday Swag Packs
1. Holiday on the Go Pack
2. The Employee Pack
3. The Premium Holiday Pack
Trending Apparel Holiday Swag Picks
Trending Accessories Holiday Swag Picks
Trending Drinkware & Food Holiday Swag Picks
Trending Travel & Packaging Holiday Swag Picks
Trending Super Premium Holiday Swag Picks
Trending Bonus Holiday Swag Picks
Get Started on Your Holiday Swag Project

3 Ideas for Holiday Swag Packs

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1. The Holiday On the Go Pack

THE CREW SAYS:

This preset pack is for those employees that are on the go commuting to and from work!

SWAG HIGHLIGHTS: Cafecito Thermo 34oz., Columbia Ale Creek Beanie, Crinkle Cut Fill, Eco Custom Mailer Box

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Surprise and Delight, Swag Appreciation, Premium Swag Gift Set, The Total Swag Package

🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

2. The Employee Pack

THE CREW SAYS:

This pack is the perfect pack to give your employees! Simple and practical with items that will be used throughout the year!

SWAG HIGHLIGHTS: Luna Backpack, Allmade Unisex Organic French Terry Crewneck Sweatshirt, Corkcicle Tumbler 16oz, Custom Die Cut Stickers, Crinkle Cut Fill, Eco Custom Mailer Box

RECOMMENDED FOR: Surprise and Delight, Employee Swag Appreciation, Premium Swag Gift Set, The Total Swag Package, Practical Swag, Swag Essentials

🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

3. The Premium Holiday Pack

THE CREW SAYS:

This pack is for your top clients and employees showing you value their partnership and relationship.

SWAG HIGHLIGHTS: Ember 10oz Smart Mug, Home Team Custom Scarf, Merino Wool Beanie, Crinkle Cut Fill, Eco Custom Mailer Box

RECOMMENDED FOR: VIP Swag Appreciation, Tech Swag, Company Culture, Team Culture, Surprise Swag, High Quality Swag Unboxing Experience

Trending Apparel Holiday Swag Picks

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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:

A fully knitted premium sweater you’ll love to wear for the holidays!


These products are crafted with premium materials, offering easy care and long-lasting designs. Each piece undergoes thorough quality checks to ensure unmatched durability and top quality.

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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

4. Premium Heavyweight Cross-Grain Hoodi

THE CREW SAYS:

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

  • 13.5 oz., 70/30 ring spun cotton/polyester fleece
  • Double fleece lined hood
  • Antique silver eyelets
  • Heavy duty 100% cotton shoestring drawcord with antique silver tips
  • Double ribbing side panels for stretch
  • Reverse coverstitch sewing on all seams for durability and a premium finish
  • Body and hood panels sewn Cross-Grain to limit shrinkage & shortening after wash
  • 520gm 100% cotton 1x1 ribbing at cuff and waistband
  • Tearaway woven label

Trending Accessories Holiday Swag Picks

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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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🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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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Trending Drinkware & Food Holiday Swag Picks

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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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

5. Cookie Cutter Cookie Kits

THE CREW SAYS:

These perfectly packaged Cookie kits include your choice of Sugar Cookie or Gingerbread Cookie mix along with an Icing packet, M&M's®, and a Cookie cutter. Makes approximately 8-10 cookies. Add a logo to our stock design insert shown or create your own custom insert.

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. Candy Cane Taffy *Holiday Collection*

THE CREW SAYS:

Is it a holiday celebration without some tasty treats? We think not. The Candy Club 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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

7. Goodio Organic Craft Chocolate

THE CREW SAYS:

The perfect chocolate to pair with a cozy swag pack. Goodio chocolate is minimally processed to keep the ingredients as close to their natural state as possible. From Helsinki with love, Goodio chocolate is handmade with care.

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

Trending Travel & Packaging Holiday Swag Picks

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

1. Craft Cocktail Mixers

THE CREW SAYS:

These cocktail mixes 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. Brooks Brothers® Wells Duffel

THE CREW SAYS:

Duffels are the workhorse of modern travel bags. The Wells 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. Comes with a removable, extra long shoulder strap so you can wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag.

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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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

Trending Super Premium Holiday Swag Picks

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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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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

Trending Bonus Holiday Swag Picks

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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. Sherpa Blanket

THE CREW SAYS:

Movie night anyone? Grab the popcorn, dim the lights, and cozy up in this sherpa blanket. This classic blanket has super soft sherpa to provide extra warmth. 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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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

🔥 TOP SWAG PICK

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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