5 Best New Employee Welcome Gifts
In all aspects of life, first impressions are a big deal. When it comes to starting a new job, it’s proven that new employees will often decide whether their new company was worth the move or not during their very first day on the job. There are countless ways for a company to make a great impression on a new employee on their very first day. Being kind, open, and welcoming quickly come to mind. To dig deeper, a simple yet effective (and fun) way to make a new employee feel at home is through some new employee welcome gifts.
What better way to start off a new employee’s journey with your company than with gifts? Along with the inevitable stacks of paperwork they will be given on their first day, it is nice to throw in a few items that will spark joy and excitement for the job.
Promotional products that are branded and unique are something your new employees will appreciate and that will give them a warm welcome and sense of belonging from the moment they walk in. These products will also give a little insight into the company culture, as a bonus. The only thing left to consider is the type of products you should be gifting that will be sure to leave a great impression, while also coming in handy on the job. We’re here to help!
Branded t-shirts are one of the best promotional items to welcome new employees because while they’re useful, they are also free brand advertising. They may be worn in the company of others, or in photos, which can spark a conversation around the business. We all have our favorite t-shirts (that we wear far too often), and who knows, this t-shirt might just become a staple in their closet for years to come.
2. Jacket or Sweatshirts
Jackets and sweatshirts with the company name/logo have the same benefits as t-shirts. They can be worn in the office during the colder months but are also a great way to spread the word when worn out and about. A quality jacket or sweatshirt is a gift you can’t go wrong with.
3. Notepad and/or Pens
While notepads and pens may seem like tacky or unoriginal gifts, these office supplies are so important for everyday note-taking and staying organized. Everyone uses them, so why not gift a branded version so they don’t have to purchase something on their own? Foster organization and productivity from day one with one (or both) of these classic promotional product options.
Promotional drinkware, such as tumblers and water bottles make great gifts for employee onboarding because they’re practical and useful items that everyone can appreciate, whether they are hydrating or caffeinating—drinkware will be useful every single day. Plus, they can be branded with your company logo or tagline, which is a nice way to help new employees feel like they’re part of the team.
On their first day, or maybe even their first week, it’s nice to have some snacks around. This could be a candy bar, a bag of chips, or anything else you think they might enjoy. It’s a small way to show you care and want them to feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Why not go ahead and customize them while you’re at it?
There are endless options for a new employee welcome gift, but these five products are a great way to start. Promotional items are a fun way to show some company pride and make a great impression that will last.