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Trendy Gifts Employees Actually Want in 2022

On first thought, choosing company swags may seem like a quick and easy process - and it definitely can be done with Sparks Merch! However, if you want to make the best impact with your employee gifts, you should get creative and be sure that your employees will actually appreciate and use the gifts for a long time to come. It can be a long list to brainstorm on, so let us lend you some suggestions with our guide to the best company swags and branded gifts that your employees truly want.

1. Work from Home (WFH) Gift Box by SPARKS 

With COVID-19, working from home has become a norm in the past years and more years to come in the future. We believe that WFH is here to stay in the long run. Despite the many pros that come with working from home, such as flexible schedule and being able to spend more time with family, there are several concerns as well. It is getting increasingly difficult for employees to separate their daily lives from work because their "office" is now at home. Work-life balance is becoming a concern. Also, your employees may be less motivated to work at all times due to the lack of physical team support. This is your chance to send them some smile-guaranteed essentials and motivate them to work hard! 

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Our custom WFH gift box comes with the following, together with your customised logo or artwork: 

You can also build your own box or enquire to let us know your budget. We will source and make something perfect for your team! 

  1. SPARKS FUNDAMENTAL Unisex Sweatshirt

Who doesn't love to lounge around the house in cosy and comfortable sweatshirt? It is definitely a must-have in everyone's wardrobe! It is even more comfortable and soothing to work in a comfortable sweatshirt. It keeps your employees warm in the office or even from home. A sweatshirt is one of the most practical gifts one can receive. 

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This unisex sweatshirt guarantees to be comfortable and comes with: 

  • Round neckline
  • Soft fabric to reduce pilling
  • Classic fit
  • 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

This definitely makes an in-demand gift for employees

3. KIRK Double-Walled Water Bottle (500ml)

Owning a reusable water bottle not only helps to eliminate single use plastic water bottles, but also serves as a reminder for the bottle owner to constantly hydrate themselves. A water bottle is definitely practical and perfect as a gift for everyone. At Sparks Merch, we believe in giving you multiple options, hence we have a ton of tumbler and unique water bottle designs for you to choose from. Out of all, the KIRK Double-Walled Water Bottle stands out with its sleek and timeless design.

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It comes in several colours for you to choose from. You can also customised them with your company logo in different colours to allow your employees to have options to choose from. 

  • Double-walled to maintain the temperature of your drinks
  • Anti-leak and secure
  • Easy carry top handle

Not sure what to get for your employees? A water bottle definitely won't go wrong!

4. Mindfulness & Yoga Gift Box by SPARKS

Mental health has become an increasingly important topic in the corporate world. This is especially so with COVID-19, where the pandemic has caused several lockdown which can affect one’s mental health negatively. It is important for employees to know that their companies are caring for them and supporting them in every step of the way. Our Mindfulness & Yoga Gift Box is just the gift you need.

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It comes with:

You can also build your own box! With this gift box, the recipient will feel well-loved and cared for. With the amount of practical items in the box, it will be sure to be greatly used by the recipients.

5. PACO Recycled Cotton Eco Canva Bag (Vertical/ Horizontal) 

With eco-friendly becoming more and more of a personality trait, the use of plastic bag has been highly discouraged. Most will choose to bring along a reusable shopping bag everywhere they go, so that they can be used easily. A good eco canva bag can store groceries or daily essentials. At Sparks Merch, we aim to make most of our item eco-friendly if possible.

 

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Shop PACO Recycled Eco Canva Bag (Horizontal)

Our PACO Recycled Cotton Eco Canva Bag comes in 2 different designs, one in vertical form and the other in horizontal form. Both designs are able to store similar things, with the difference being the look of it. With this gift, you will surely see your employees bringing them to work or for their grocery shopping trips!

6. PLANTABLE Fully Custom Seedcard & Seed Pencil

To all plant parents out there, this is the perfect gift for them! Even if your employees are not avid plant parents, this can act as a unique gifts for them and provides a fun activity to do in their free time.

 

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The PLANTABLE Full Custom Seedcard is an eco-friendly option to create your gift cards or name cards (with a twist of course!). Each card contains 200g of seeds, with a mixture of daisy, poppy, and mint. The recipient can grow these easily and receive a plant gift at the end of the day!

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The PLANTABLE seed pencil is a pencil that you can plant and grow! It is so easy and fuss-free that it can be a great team-bonding activity to do with your colleagues in office. Or, it can be a great conversation topic to talk about in between meetings at home too.

7. SAN JOSE All-Purpose Backpack

Everyone needs a user-friendly backpack! Most will want a backpack with a decent size to store all their daily essentials, and most importantly – their laptops! A backpack gift almost never goes wrong.

 

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In addition, the backpack comes in different colours to choose from. Though we suggest black, as it is easiest to match with most outfits. It comes with:

  • Spacious main compartment, an exterior hood cover, a mini compartment
  • Secure inner and back pockets  
  • Oxford water-resistant fabric

8. ANDERSON Bamboo Lunch Box with Cutlery 

Most offices now come with a dining hall for employees to avoid the lunch crowd outside and enjoy their lunch comfortably in the office. Sometimes, employees may not even have time to enjoy lunch outside and thus they often do takeaways. Hence, takeaways are becoming more common among office workers. The practical gift that your employees will need will be an eco-friendly lunch box with cutlery!

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This is easy to bring around and avoids the usage of one-time use plastic boxes and cutleries too. Your employees will surely thank you for this thoughtful gift!

9. SPARKS ACTIVE Eco Quick-dry Mat Towel

Towels are one of the most practical and useful gifts ever. Users can bring them around everywhere they go and use whenever needed, or even keep several pieces at home for usage. What's more, this is eco-friendly and made from premium recycled polyester to impress your employees or clients. 

 

 

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It comes with the following features: 

  • Suede finish for yoga or other fitness uses 
  • Multi-functional - suitable for beach, gym, yoga, pilates, and traveling 
  • 80% recycled polyester and 20% nylon

This will be a great and practical gift for individuals who are always on-the-go and also great to be used around the house as a hand towel. 

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