Oh, you fancy, huh? 16 Awesome Custom Company Swag Ideas that Candidates and Employees Will Love

This article is in collaboration with our partner, Arrow Promotional, in business since 1961. Whatever your promotional or marketing needs, Arrow Promotional helps you stand out from the crowd. From corporate gifts to trade show giveaways, logoed apparel, and custom pieces, the Arrow team has you covered. Because we understand, “sometimes a pen just isn’t good enough” (although we do have some incredible pens to show you).

Head to arrowpromotional.com/findspark and mention FindSpark for an exclusive discount on your first order.


Ask any job seeker or new employee: there are few things as exciting as FREE STUFF! It’s important to remember, however, that not all swag is created equal–if the goal behind distributing branded merchandise is to get your company’s name out there, then the merch needs to be made up of items that the recipients will actually want to use!

Stickers and pencils have their purposes, but they are a dime a dozen. There are loads of unique, upscale items available for personalization that will knock the socks off your contacts and colleagues.

With a higher price comes a higher quality… and wow factor!

Don’t know where to start? Here are some of our favorite ideas!

Reusable water bottles and coffee mugs

Hydration is key… and so is caffeine! Most hardworking employees are consuming one (or both!) of these necessary beverages on a daily basis, which gives your brand ample opportunity to make an impact. Plus, hooking someone up with a reusable bottle or mug helps cut down on single-use plastic and save the environment. Cheers to being part of the solution, and looking good while you do it!

Decked out notebook sets

A notebook that takes notes? Great. A notebook that also charges your phone? Epic! Who among us hasn’t had their phone die during an important meeting? Ensuring busy professionals stay charged and connected is the quickest way to earn your brand their loyalty and admiration.

Handy Post-It Note packs

Sticky notes are seriously underrated in the workplace. They are often forgotten about, but get daily use; whether used to mark up a report, look through resumes at a career fair, or hand off a quick memo or silly joke to a cubicle neighbor. Having a variety of sizes and colors in one place sets you up for success in every note taking (or passing) occasion.

100% customized tchotchkes

Advances in 3D printing technology have made creating hyper-personalized products easier than ever. Dreaming of a keychain, USB, or really anything else in the shape of your logo or brand name? Consider it done, and done well.

Screen cleaners fit for queens

Screen Cleaner

Fingerprints, oil smudges, makeup smears, oh my! Busy pros are constantly answering calls and responding to messages on their cell phones, making the screens d-i-r-t-y. A customized screen cleaner ensures that their glass is kept as pristine as your brand’s reputation.

Life-saving portable and wall chargers

You want your employees to always be at 100%; their phone batteries deserve the same. Phone chargers are essentially bricks of gold in 2018 currency. Coming in clutch during that midday meeting or after work cocktail will put you in the Swag Bag Hall of Fame.

The rhythm of the night (and office)

Studies show that listening to music while working can enhance creative thinking. Encourage employees to boogie while they brainstorm with a sweet pair of customized headphones, and watch them compose masterpieces.

Lights, camera, action!

Action Camera

Whether to take a group portrait at the next conference or film a new surfing move on the next Summer Friday, an action camera proves constant handiness for any modern professional. Expert tip: print your hashtag or social handle on the exterior so users know to tag you in the videos they post.

Portable bluetooth speakers

A bluetooth speaker might not get daily use in an office setting, but it will at home. If your company is big city based, it’s likely that many of your employees are living in apartments that could benefit from portable technology. Being able to listen to music while you cook, or a podcast while you shower? Yes, please.

Matching team apparel

Nothing promotes workplace unity like [optional] matching uniforms! Whether you’re joining a corporate softball league or launching an exciting new venture, branded t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel will make the members of your team look fly.

Fashionable fabrics

They say not to bring work home with you, but when it looks this good, it’s hard not to. Adorn your living space with customized blankets, pillows and towels and foster inspiration around the clock!

Backpacks and tote bags

Commuting can be rough, especially on days when your laptop, files, and backup pair of shoes are making the schlep with you. Branded backpacks and totes are equal part trendy and efficient, and make battling the subway all the more manageable.

Holders of all of the things

It’s one thing to joke “Hold my beer!” before you crush it on a presentation, but we shouldn’t forget that important items–your lunch and laptop computer, for example–do need to be held! These cute, matching carriers put the fun in functional.

Stand under my umber-ella

When starting a new dream job, nothing can rain on your parade… but it is possible that it’ll rain outside. Drug store umbrellas are always getting blown inside out–ensure your employees arrive to work dry and comfortable by including a high-end umbrella in their first day welcome kits.

Snacktastic treats

Clear eyes, full bellies, can’t lose? When recruiting at an event, it’s best to have small, handy treats to hand out to prospective employees. A branded container of candies or breath mints are perfect for them to toss in their bags, then pull out later in the day and think of your company (and how they need to send over their updated resume ASAP!).

Cool items that are just for fun!

Any ace employer knows that the work-life balance is crucial, so why not use your name to encourage after-hours relaxation and fun? Honor a hard earned vacation with some lighthearted swag like these branded beach balls and floats, and soon enough PTO will stand for “pretty terrific organization!”

What swag items would you add to the list? Which are you excited to order for your employees? Share in the comments!


This article is in collaboration with our partner, Arrow Promotional, in business since 1961. Whatever your promotional or marketing needs, Arrow Promotional helps you stand out from the crowd. From corporate gifts to trade show giveaways, logoed apparel, and custom pieces, the Arrow team has you covered. Because we understand, “sometimes a pen just isn’t good enough” (although we do have some incredible pens to show you).

Head to arrowpromotional.com/findspark and mention FindSpark for an exclusive discount on your first order.

3 comment on “Oh, you fancy, huh? 16 Awesome Custom Company Swag Ideas that Candidates and Employees Will Love

  1. The back of the phone is prime real estate space these days too – consider promotional products that will stay in your clients’ hands through the entire day and on the road.

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