Best Swag Packs Perfect for Employee Morale: Part 1

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Helen Rankin
Helen Rankin
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Last updated: November 5, 2020

Why You Should Invest in Boosting Morale with Swag & Virtual Events

When employees are happy, they work harder, and will do whatever it takes to make the company successful! So it’s no surprise the companies that value employee appreciation and culture are the ones who see rapid growth. When you prioritize culture, it makes managing a team much easier and puts employees in an environment where they can grow and innovate. 

But working remotely can make it challenging to define what the culture is.

There’s also the challenge of how to sincerely and effectively engage with employees. How do you boost morale without face-to-face interaction? Instinctively, it may just feel like that’s an impossible ask. Here’s where swag comes in.

With a ‘direct mail’ approach, you can use swag to energize your team and help them feel appreciated. While we know it takes more than just swag to keep employees happy, this is a great first step in making a memorable moment with your team!

In this first post of our three part swag morale series, our Swag Experts put together some fun swag ideas to keep your team feeling engaged and appreciated. From thoughtful to engaging, these swag ideas are sure to boost morale and add life to your video meetings. Let’s get started!

👀  SNEAK PEAK OF THE SWAG

  1. Employee Appreciation Care Pack
  2. Game Night Swag Pack
  3. ‘Work from Home’ Swag Kit 
  4. Family Movie Night Swag Pack
  5. Fitness Swag Pack
  6. Cooking Night – Blue Apron Gift Card
  7. Comedy Night Pack

7 Fun Swag Packs Perfect for Boosting Morale on Every Team

🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

1. Employee Appreciation Care Pack

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Custom Succulent, Raaka Coconut Milk Chocolate, Neck Wrap, Custom Insert & Custom Branded Box

WHY WE LOVE IT:

This is one of our favorite packs. It has a perfect balance of thoughtfulness and comfort. Desk plants are great gifts to make home offices feel cozy. It’s a swag gift that will grow with your teammate! And, BTW, if you haven’t had Raaka chocolate, you’re missing out. This sweet chocolate gift is made from unroasted chocolate beans, which gives it a surprisingly fruity taste! Lastly, we all know our employees tend to work longer hours while at home. The neck wrap is a great reminder to take a break and relax. Now can you see why we love this pack?

RECOMMENDED FOR: Employee Appreciation, WFH, Remote Teams, Health & Wellbeing

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Clari, one of Inc’s 500 Best Places to Work, used this pack to boost employee morale during the Covid-19 crisis. Learn more about the story in this case study with SwagUp!




🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

2. Game Night Swag Pack

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Whiteboard, Game Coasters, Remote Cocktail Kits, Pub Glasses, Custom Branded Box

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun game night with some drinks? This pack is great for a happy hour mixed with games. Use the whiteboard to play charades, or to keep score for your team! It’s a nice way to mix up some virtual meetings, and to bring your teams closer together.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Company Culture, Entertainment, Team Bonding, Casual Fun, Games, Virtual Celebration

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Origami Risk, another company that made Inc’s 500 Best Places to Work, sent their team wine bottles to enjoy!

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🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

3. ‘Work from Home’ Swag Kit

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Sweatpants, Crewneck, Gift Card, Assorted Snacks, and Custom Branded Box

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Let’s be honest — anyone working from home is wearing pajamas, or something close to it. Why not send your team some cozy sweats to wear at home and lounge in? We love this pack since it embraces “WFH” life, and gives your team a little nudge to take a break with some snacks & Netflix!  

RECOMMENDED FOR: “WFH Uniform”, Remote Teams, Employee Appreciation, Seasonal, Comfy Swag, Swag Apparel

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Boston Robotics (yet another company on Inc’s 500 Best Places to Work… what can we say? They’re on the list for a reason 👀) sent all their new hires some sweatpants to keep cozy while working from home!

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🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

4. Family Movie Night Swag Pack

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Custom Herringbone Blanket, Popcorn, Branded Popcorn Bowl, Gift Card, Movie Phone Projector, Custom Branded Box 

WHY WE LOVE IT:

When sending swag to your team, it’s important to promote a healthy work/life balance. This pack is a thoughtful way to encourage your teammates to take a breather, and have a relaxing night watching movies! (Pro tip: Ask everyone on your team to watch the same movie or series, and discuss it at your next meeting!)

RECOMMENDED FOR: After Five Recovery, Healthy Work/Life Balance, Employee Care Package, Movie/Streaming Fans, Snack Swag

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Our client, Nutanix, sent movie night packs to their partners as a token of appreciation. Unique and tasty swag FTW!

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🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

5. Fitness Swag Pack

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Resistance Bands, Fit Watch, Microfiber Fitness Towel w/ Logo, Branded Bottle, Kraft Mailer Box with Custom Tape

WHY WE LOVE IT:

When working from home, it’s easy to sit in your chair all day without getting any physical activity. It’s important to promote fitness and staying active. It’s also a great way to bond with your team if you plan on meeting certain fitness benchmarks together! 

RECOMMENDED FOR: Health and Wellness, Fitness, Employee Culture, Hobbies, Lifestyle

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Our client, Care.com, provided all employees with some fitness goodies to stay active during quarantine!

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🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

6. Cooking Night – Blue Apron Gift Card

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Branded Apron, Cutting Board, Wine Opener Kit, Stemless Wine Tumblers w/ Logo, Custom Labeled Wine, and Custom Branded Box.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Zinner anyone? (Our name for team dinners over Zoom!) Get a recipe for everyone to prepare and enjoy over Zoom! It’s a fun team-building activity, and allows for some fun outside of regular work meetings.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Health and Wellness, Fitness, Employee Culture, Hobbies, Lifestyle

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Outer Aisle sent pizza kits for National Pizza Day! 🍕How fun!




🌟 FEATURED SWAG PACK

7. Comedy Night Pack

FEATURED SWAG PICKS: Laughs & Fun for Charity 

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Not everything you do for your team has to be tangible. We love this much-needed moment of comedic relief from Jon Selig. It’s the perfect way to take a break from your day, and enjoy some laughs together with your team. Employees will appreciate this gesture, and the proceeds will go to a charity of your choice.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Virtual Team Outing, Celebration, Team Bonding, Company Culture

REAL-WORLD CLIENT EXAMPLE: Clari (one of our favorite teams to work with) brought in Jon Selig for some comedy fun with their sales team, allowing for some stress-relief and lighthearted fun to boost morale!

Launch the perfect swag for boosting team morale today!

Feeling inspired? Get started on your next swag project. From ready made preset packs to high quality custom swag packs and branded bulk swag items, you can launch your next swag project and get free mockups in a few minutes. Reach out to a Swag Expert to learn more! 👩🏼‍🚀 

Next in this series: Part 2 | Part 3 (Coming Soon!)


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