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Best Holiday Swag Ideas of 2020 Part 1

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11 min read
Helen Rankin
Helen Rankin
CMO

Published: October 05, 2020

So you’ve been blessed with the daunting task to get a client or employee holiday gifts? No need to look any further. Our experts at SwagUp have put together their favorite picks on holiday gifts that everyone will be thanking you for. Whether you are looking for holiday gifts for clients, employees, or members on your team, we cover all types of swag ideas that will be  an instant hit!  

With events being canceled this year, giving a gift has never felt more special. If you’re looking for ways to spend that holiday party budget, giving branded swag to employees and clients is a great way to continue to celebrate the holiday spirit. You can even get creative with your swag ideas by incorporating it as part of a virtual event or simply sending some holiday cheer to show clients or employees that you care.  

So if you are looking for some holiday swag ideas and are starting to plan early, no need to waste any more of your time, let’s get started on the best holiday swag ideas of 2020 – and why we love these swag holiday ideas! 

Sneak Peek: The Swag Pack Ideas

Holiday Staples Packs 
“Hurry, I’m in a rush!” Pack 
The Tech Pack 
The Premium Pack
Low Minimum Pack
Hot Cocoa Pack


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Holiday Staples Packs

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

Nothing says holidays like a comfy pair of socks and camp mug. And of course we can’t forget the custom pin set that everyone will love. This pack is a great gender neutral option – and it really celebrates the spirit of the holiday season! It’s also a great option for those who are looking for a budget friendly option without having to sacrifice quality or the wow factor!  

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Perfect Holiday Gift for: Corporate Gifts, Employees, Teams

Pack Includes:

  • Custom Box – These boxes are made from recyclable materials and sustainable ink. They are also 100% customizable and measured to order. Who doesn’t like a nice branded custom box to promote their brand? 
  • Crinkle Paper – Comes in a variety of colors to fit your brand. Fun Fact: This crinkle is made from recycled boxes! Crinkle is important for keeping items in place during shipment.Protection & style? Now that’s getting two birds with one stone.
  • Custom Knit Socks – Socks are a great wow gift! You can custom design these to fit your brand. Plus, they are really comfy. You can even request a custom tag to come with these socks! 

💡Pro tip: Socks take about 10-15 days to produce so get started early! 

  • Camper Mug – We cannot get enough of this camper mug. And it’s really hard to think of a good holiday gift without including a cozy mug to have some hot cocoa in! The Camper Mug isn’t just stylish. It also excels at keeping your drinks warm for a long time.
  • Pin Set – We love pin sets! Extremely classy and underrated, pins are a versatile way to show off your swag. Put it on a jacket, backpack or tote. In other words, pins are the swag you didn’t know you loved. You can customize the designs and select the size. You can even customize the card stock to tie the look together. 
  • Insert Card – Insert cards are like the cherry on top! What better way to express your sediment with a custom card. This item is available with handwritten notes for that personal touch!

🚀  FEATURED SWAG PACK

“Hurry, I’m in a rush!” Pack  

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

Holiday season can be crazy and finding holiday gifts must have been last on your list this time around. No worries, we got you! These are the best last minute holiday options for those who are on a time crunch (or chronic procrastinators because honestly, #relatable).

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This option offers a nice selection of drinkware, apparel and a power bank! And trust us, the person getting this gift will not even know you ordered this yesterday.

Perfect Holiday Gift for: Holiday Rush Pack, Clients Gifts, 

Pack Includes: 

  • Mailer Box with Tape – This box option comes in white, kraft and even holiday decorated options! Go with this alternative if you don’t have time for a custom box. The custom tape comes fully customizable and is sealed with a water base (not harmful glue).
  • Beanie – Everyone will love getting this holiday beanie. We offer a variety of options with or without the pom pom. Aside from serving as a nice piece of swag for keeping your head warm, the classic holiday beanie is a great fast apparel option because you don’t have to worry about collecting sizes. 
  • Powerbank- Who doesn’t need a powerbank? This item is great since it’s something everyone will use. Don’t let a low battery interrupt the holiday fun, especially when your team is video calling their friends and family this year.
  • Crinkle – This item is excellent at upping the fun of your swag pack while offering protection for your items. It comes in a large variety of colors and you can even mix two colors together! How fun is that? It also helps enhance your holiday packaging to give it that retail feel! 
  • Insert Card – This item is completely customizable and even offers handwritten options to really personalize your swag pack.  

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The Tech Pack 

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

We love a good tech item, especially those that are bundled into packs! This holiday tech pack is great gifts 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. 

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Perfect Holiday Gift for: Tech Industry, Startups, Influencer packs, High End Holiday Gift, Remote Office Gifts 

Pack Includes: 

  • Custom Box – Custom boxes really put a nice touch to your brand for its fully customizable design and size. It’s also made from recycled materials. Nothing like having a nice holiday box that is also eco-friendly! It’s a win-win! 
  • PowerBuds headphones – Who doesn’t love a good headphone set? These are great quality and are pretty comfy. You can never have enough tech items for the holidays. 
  • Bluetooth Tracker – The holiday gift you didn’t know you needed in your life. Never lose your keys again with this tracker! 
  • Powerbank – It’s pretty clear we really love power banks – it makes it on our list for a second time! And here’s a little secret: power banks are one of the top requested corporate gifts for the holidays from SwagUp clients. 
  • Essential Charging Cable – A great holiday gift for those who have multiple devices and don’t want all the mess of having a million cables. It comes in a variety of fun colors to select from. We like this holiday gift for when you need a swag pick that delivers a large amount of value per dollar spent. A must-have for any budget pack.  
  • Crinkle Paper – We always recommend adding a little crinkle. It looks cool and exciting, and it also does the job of protecting your items from shifting during shipment. 
  • Greeting Card – This is a great option in place of an insert card. It makes the holiday gift more personalized and it is still very much customizable to your brand. It may seem like a small thing, but a heartfelt message can make a difference between a mediocre pack and a pack to be remembered.

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The Premium Pack

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate this pack. It’s filled with premium high end items that will really impress your clients and/or co-workers. This pack is filled with brands we love like JBL speaker, Shinola Journal, Topo beanie and more! We are just fa-la-la-alling in love with this pack. 

Perfect Holiday Gift for: Executive Holiday Gift, Top clients, Premium Swag Giveaway 

Pack Includes: 

  • JBL Clip Speaker – What a gift! This JBL speaker is a real wowzers. It’s amazing quality, comes in fun colors and you can clip and go with it! 
  • Greeting Card – Add a little personalization to your holiday packs with some custom greeting cards. Handwritten options are also available too!
  • Shinola Linen Journal – This Detroit-made journal is a high quality linen journal that just screams expensive. This journal will make you toss whatever you were writing on before. 
  • Topo Beanie – This beanie is not only warm and comfy but – let’s be honest – all the cool people know and love Topo Designs. Your clients and employees will rave about this designer beanie option. 
  • Rougemont Jacket – This quilted jacket is the perfect balance between staying warm and keeping it lightweight. And with how sleek it looks, we promise everyone will be excited about this gift option
  • Premium Weekend Bag – This water resistant weekender duffle is exactly what your clients and employees need for this holiday season. Great size for a quick trip and any one who is constantly on the go! Anyone getting this item will surely be calling you to thank you

🚀  FEATURED SWAG PACK

Low Minimum Pack 

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

If you are only planning to give some holiday swag to a few special people, this is the perfect pack for low minimum orders! 

It offers some high quality items without having to commit to high volume. This holiday swag pack is a nice blend of winter and holiday cheer. We highly recommend doing some sort of personalization on the tote bag or jacket to add that personal touch. 

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Perfect Holiday Gift for: Holiday Rewards Pack, Employees, Team Corporate Swag 

Pack includes: 

  • Custom Corrugated Box – Our custom eco-friendly box allows for any design to be printed on them. You can really get creative on designing a fun holiday pattern or a cheerful message.  
  • Baggu Duck Bag – We love this tote bag from Baggu for its high quality and minimal waste practices. It’s a stylish tote that is perfect for everyday use. 
  • Corkcicle Tumbler – This tumbler from Corkcicle will keep your drinks hot or cold for hours! It also offers flexibility to get printed or lasered. 
  • Ogio Origin Jacket – This jacket is offered in both Men’s and Women’s sizes. It’s a great sport fit jacket with some modern touches that will never go out of style. It also is a great jacket to get embroidered or have heat transfer applied with your brand. You can even get these jackets personalized with the recipient’s name. 
  • Handwritten Card – A nice handwritten card is that final touch this pack needs to add that special personalization. You can have the card fully customized with your branding and then have a special message inside. 

🚀  FEATURED SWAG PACK

Hot Cocoa Pack 

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

Nothing says holiday swag like some hot cocoa! If you are looking for something that is wintery and cheerful this holiday pack hits that spot! We also recommend sending this holiday swag for a virtual event to share some hot cocoa over zoom. 

Perfect Holiday Gift for: Holiday Party, Virtual Event, Client Gifts, Employee Team Building, Influencer holiday gifts

Pack Includes: 

  • Custom Mailer Box – Design something fun on these custom boxes to really showcase your brand for the holiday season. This box allows for outside and inside print options to really elevate your swag holiday gift. 
  • Camper Cup Set – You can’t have hot cocoa without some nice camper mugs to drink them from! These camper cups are shipping-friendly sp you don’t have to worry about them breaking in transit. They also help keep your hot cocoa warm for hours! This custom branded mug also allows for a full wrap print or even laser design. 
  • Hot Cocoa – This hot cocoa not only has a sleek design but it’s also absolutely delicious. The perfect option for employees or clients to enjoy as a holiday gift! 
  • Greeting Card – If you are going to use this holiday pack for some virtual fun, why not add a hashtag and prompt them to use it for the grand event! Bonus: Adding a hashtag also encourages recipients to humble brag about their holiday gift on social media 😉 

More from this series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


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