The Top 10 Employee Gifts for a New Hire Kit (Things You Need to Know!)

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Looking to make your new hire feel like a part of your team from day one? Personalizing a gift to welcome a newly hired employee is certainly most appreciated. Yet, it can take a lot of time and effort. Hiring and screening alone are overwhelming for an HR team or staff, especially for larger companies. You might have been browsing for suggestions or ideas for a customized New Hire Kit to minimize some of that pain. Read more for the complete guide to employee gifts that any new hire will appreciate.



What is a New Hire Kit?

New hire kits are typically given to new employees to welcome them into the fold. These kits usually include pens, notebooks, note pads, and other office supplies. The purpose of these kits is to make the new employee feel appreciated and welcomed by the company. The kit also helps new employees get acclimated to their new workplace by providing them with essential tools they’ll need on the job. Why not take it further and provide your new teammate with your branding supplies? Giving a new hire swag with the company brand instantly makes them feel like they belong and can even help curb some of the first-day jitters.



Ensure Your New Hire's First Day of Work is Stress-free & Successful

The first day is crucial to the success of a new hire’s career. It sets the tone for the rest of their time at the company. This article helps ensure your new hire's first day is as stress-free and successful as possible.
1. Provide a welcome package to your new hires. This includes providing them with an introduction letter, work schedule, and company handbook.
2. Ask them to complete an assignment on their first workday. Assign small tasks that are easy for them to accomplish that will make their first day feel more like a "real " day.
3. Set expectations for the first day. This includes giving them a schedule of tasks they will complete in the first week and what it means for their position.
4. Provide a welcome package with snacks, water, and coffee/tea to your new hires. Providing this welcome kit will help your new employee from feeling overwhelmed during their first few days on the job.


Top 10 Best Employee Gifts to Start on the Right Foot

Employee gifts are an amazing way for companies to show appreciation and gratitude to their employees. They can be anything from flowers, food, clothing, or even a monetary gift. But, if you're looking for something useful and unique, you should consider giving something the recipient will use and enjoy daily.
Some of the best employee gift ideas include a personalized mug with their name, a picture frame they can keep on their desk, or new apparel. It is important to let them know you care when they arrive. Here’s our list of the Top 10 promotional products to give to a new hire:


1. Custom Pen

A custom pen is a great gift to give to a new hire. Pens are an item that can be used every day, be it at the office or at home. Custom, personalized pens can also be used as gifts for other occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays!

2. Branded Apparel (t-shirt or polo)

One of the best gifts for a newly hired employee is branded apparel. Branded apparel is clothing, accessories, or footwear that bears a company or organization's name, logo, or trademark. It is not only a practical and affordable gift but also an excellent way to promote your company through your employees.

3. Promotional Coffee Mug

Have an employee that needs coffee both in the morning and afternoon? Promotional coffee mugs are a perfect gift as they can be customized with the company logo and the employees’ names and be a perpetual source of caffeine. Coffee mugs sit on your desk all day; hence why it’s a great personal gift and an excellent way to promote your brand simultaneously.

4. Customized Reusable Water Bottle

It’s easy to get carried away while working on a tight deadline. It’s also easy to forget to stay hydrated. Reusable water bottles are an essential item that can offer much customization. It is affordable and environmentally friendly to show appreciation and ensure your employees care for themselves. Not to mention, it’s super convenient to grab the water bottle from your desk if you have other events to go to after work.

5. Notepad or Journal with the Company logo

New employees will undoubtedly need a way to take notes while going through the training process. A notepad or a journal with the company logo is a brilliant item to give away as it shows that you promote sharing knowledge and ideas. Notebooks are also the perfect companion to a custom ink pen.

6. Branded Earbuds

Earbuds are often a must-have item, especially in tech and art-related fields. It has been proven that listening to music while working improves productivity. Why not promote that within your office while giving your employees a gift they’ll use both in and out of the office.

7. Food Gifts / Snacks

The way to our heart is through our stomach. Food is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work. Some popular food or snack ideas are gourmet coffee and chocolates, macarons, chocolate truffles, or a pack of nuts! This is very effective as it makes your team happy and keeps them fueled to tackle any task.

8. Custom Backpack

Everyone needs a backpack to carry their gear. Backpacks are a hassle-free way to keep everything you need for the office or the field in one central location. Rather than hunt for the items you need, it’s simply grabbed and gone. Bags offer customization options, from basic screen printing to embroidery, to make them yours.

9. Logo'd Sunglasses

Direct sunlight can be very harmful. Sunglasses are a good way to help combat the effects of sun exposure on the eyes, especially for employees with a longer commute. They are also stylish, meaning that your brand has plenty of opportunities to be shown off to an audience.

10. Stress Relievers

As a newly hired employee, you might feel the pressures of your new job or the stress of your first day. One of the best employee gifts is stress relievers. Stress balls or plushies effectively release some of the built-up tension the job can bring. Stress balls are also very affordable, with hundreds of designs that fit your company's vibe.

Employee Gifts Are a Surefire Way to Show Your Appreciation!

It is safe to say that the best employee gifts are the ones you can use throughout the year. They should be practical and personal so that your employees feel like they're getting something special from their employer. Are you still wondering what the perfect gift would be? Our website is a great resource to gather ideas you may have not even thought of. We can always lend a hand if you need assistance as well. Let us help you make your team feel exceptional with new hire swag!

And if you don't want to build your kit, check out our preassembled custom employee kits! Happy Promoing!

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