5 Custom Work From Home Gift Ideas
If you are looking for gift ideas for folks who work from home, there’s a good reason for that. It’s increasingly likely that your company has remote workers, as (according to a report compiled by UpWork) 36.2 million workers or (22% of Americans) will be working remotely by the year 2025. This is an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels.
In other words, if you are looking for gifts for remote workers, you are not alone!
Statistics show that, in addition to fostering otherwise healthy working environments, one of the best things that companies can do to boost employee morale is the giving of gifts. As a recent report from AdWeek concludes, “Companies are coming to the conclusion that an investment in unexpected gifts is worth the money when it positively affects employee happiness.” 80% of respondents to a recent survey reported that gifting had improved employee relationships!
As you look, then, for gift ideas for your work-from-home employees, you’ll find many options. One element that you may not have fully considered is finding high-quality gifts that you can customize with your company logo. Custom gifts are a good idea, as logoed or branded clothing and other types of gifts (like those we’ll discuss here) have been shown to positively impact how employees feel about their employer. One study found that “Companies that give Company Logo Clothing to Employees report 60% increased fondness for their company and 32% higher productivity.”
This type of connectedness is even more important for remote employees. Consider the impact of your employee gifts in reminding your work from home employees that you care about them, that they are a part of a team, and that they are a part of YOUR team specifically.
So with that in mind, here are 5 custom gift ideas for your work from home folks.
Most remote workers are using technology in some way. They need it to do work, to stay connected, and to perform their jobs. This makes customized computer tech a great work from home gift idea.
Many companies provide tech equipment for their employees anyway, so why not customize that equipment with your company logo. The equipment you provide, then, becomes a custom gift, and an excellent way to help your remote workers feel more connected.
It is possible to customize a wide range of tech, from Logitech keyboards to webcams, and from power supplies to wireless phone chargers. You have many gift options for your work-from-home crew that they will use, appreciate, and be reminded of you and your company.
Any remote worker will tell you that one of the best things about working from home is the ability to control the working environment. This often includes picking the playlist (in between Zoom meetings and sales calls, of course). But what if YOU provided the gear for them to rock out?
High-quality music gear makes a great custom gift for your remote workers. You could pick a killer JBL speaker, perfect for a home office (and the beach after work). You might gift them some outstanding headphones or earbuds that will work for their tunes in their home office, in the coffee shop, and at the gym.
And, in addition to making great gifts for your work from home staff, each of these items becomes a portable billboard for your company, while your employees wear and use them everywhere they go!
While classic coffee mugs have been popular employee gifts for decades, there are many options you may consider as gifts for your work-from-home employees. From those classic coffee mugs to water bottles, tumblers, canteens, and insulated hot/cold jugs, drinkware makes a great custom gift. They are easy to customize with your logo, are often available in a range of colors, styles, and shapes, and will be used and appreciated daily!
Another great perk to working from home is the ability to control your physical climate. Truly, some like it hot, and others are more chill–but everyone loves a good blanket. The casual atmosphere of a home office makes a custom blanket a perfect gift for your work-from-home folks.
And finally, customized apparel is an impactful and meaningful gift for remote workers. You might choose custom tee-shirts, emblazoned with your logo or other messages (or both). You may opt for a nice zip-up hoodie that is great for casual settings or can be worn over more “sales-call appropriate” clothes. And who doesn’t love a great company hat? Your employees will wear your custom gift in the (home) office and outside of it–giving them lots of chances to talk about their incredible employer who sent it to them.