BlogMay 08, 2023

A Warm Welcome: Thoughtful New Employee Gift Ideas

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As the saying goes, first impressions are important, and that's also true in the workplace. To help new employees feel valued and welcomed, we'll present here our selection of thoughtful gifts that are sure to make a positive impact.

I- Benefits of providing employee welcome gifts

Giving new employees welcome gifts during their onboarding process can be a real game-changer. Think about it - starting a new job can be stressful and overwhelming as you step out of your comfort zone and face new challenges within a new environment. So receiving a welcome gift can help ease those first days worries. Not only that, but it shows that the company cares about their new team members and wants them to feel welcome, appreciated and part of the team. Plus, offering a welcome package is a great way to start building a positive relationship between the new employee and the company from day one.

But the benefits don't stop there. A thoughtful welcome gift can help foster a sense of community and belonging within all employees and strengthen the company culture.

And let's not forget about the practical benefits of a new hire welcome kit. It can be a useful tool or resource that helps the new employee settle into their new role and perform their job more effectively. Maybe it's office supplies or office furniture they'll need to use regularly. Whatever it is, it emphasize the company values such as caring about the employee wellbeing or is invested in their success.

Also think about it for remote workers too. Where it can be harder to establish a strong sense of camaraderie, offering a welcome kit like a company-branded mug or hoodie can make new employees feel like part of the team, even if they're not physically in the office. And let's be real, who doesn't love new hire gift?

Overall, offering employee welcome gifts may seem like a small gesture, but it can have a big impact on the employee experience. It can help new employees feel valued, welcomed, and supported, which can lead to increased engagement and motivation. And who knows, maybe they'll even brag about their awesome new company hire gift to their friends and family which is helping employer and company branding. Discover our best onboarding practices.

II- Find the best welcome gifts for new hires

It's important to keep in mind that giving cheap or thoughtless gifts can actually have a negative impact on the employee experience and the company branding. That's why it's best to invest in thoughtful gifts that new employees will appreciate and use. If you're looking for some great hire gift ideas or national intern day gifts, here we will present you the best welcome gifts options. There will be something for every taste and budget. In addition, most are gender neutral gifts.

Tote bags

Make your new employee welcome package next level with a tote bag. After all, a gift box is a bit has been and employees will throw it after just one use. Instead, make your new employee welcome kits brand assets with a tote they can carry and reuse afterwards.

By providing a way to carry all the other items in the kit, such as an employee handbook, pen, and water bottle, new employees can feel more prepared and confident from the start. Plus, a branded tote bag can also serve as a way to promote the company values. Whether it's a simple canvas bag or a more high-end option.

Have a look at our selection of branded tote bags for new employees.

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Textile : t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts

Textiles like t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies can make for a great welcome gift for new employees. But let's face it, nobody wants another bad t-shirt! That's why we offer high-quality apparel made with qualitative materials and produced in good conditions. We can propose different type of textile in different materials so it will suit any type of style and person. Plus, majority of our textile are also designed to have a nice unisex fit that can work for both men and women.

By adding your company logo, it can instantly help create a sense of unity and pride among team members and reinforce your company culture. Plus, these branded items can be worn outside of work, serving as a way to promote your company brand and values in the wider community. Overall, branded apparel are one of the best new hires gifts to make them feel part of the team.

Browse through our selection of textile.

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Caps

Caps are not just a fashion accessory, they also make for a great welcome gift for new employees. At Merchery, we offer a range of high-quality caps that can be customized with your company's logo or even the new employee's name.

Caps are versatile and practical, making them a gift that will be appreciated by everyone. Not only do they protect from the sun, but they can also be worn as a statement piece or to promote team spirit at company events. By offering a personalized cap as a welcome gift, you're not only welcoming your new team member but also creating a sense of belonging and pride within your company.

Find the best cap for your new employee welcome kits.

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Water bottle

Want to know the perfect gift for a new employee? Water bottles! Not only is it a fun and practical gift, but it shows that the company is all about keeping their workers stay hydrated and healthy. Plus, it's an environmentally friendly option that can help reduce waste in the workplace. Who doesn't love a good reusable water bottle? The new employee will be able to take it to meetings, keep it at his desk, or even bring it home to use on weekends.

Have a look at our selection of water bottles.

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Office supplies : Employee handbook

Including a notebook in a welcome package for new employees is a great way to help them get started on the right foot. Not only is it a practical tool for taking notes and jotting down ideas, but it also shows that you care about their new employees and wants to help them succeed.

It's a super handy gift idea, surely for the first days when new members receives a lot of informations and it's sometimes complicated to know where to put their head. Include some handwritten welcome notes in it from other employees or business leaders and you'll instantly give a more personal touch to your welcome gift. Whether they use it for meetings, brainstorming sessions, or writing to do lists, an employee handbook is a thoughtful and useful gift that new employees are sure to appreciate.

Find the perfect notebook for your new employees.

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Office supplies : Pens

Offering a pen in addition to a notebook as part of a new hire welcome kit is a great way to create a cohesive and practical gift set. With both tools at their disposal, new employees can easily take notes and stay organized from day one. In this way, companies can help set the stage for a positive and successful working relationship with their new hires.

Browse our selection of customizable pens for new employees.

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Office accessories

When it comes to welcoming new employees, office accessories or office furniture can be a great way to make their workspace feel more personalized and inviting. Adding a desk plant can bring some life and greenery to an otherwise sterile office environment. To keep their tech items safe, provide them with a stylish laptop or airpod case. A desk knife, a desk puzzle or an eyeglass sleeve can also help new hires feel more at ease and productive in their new work environment.

By providing these small but thoughtful additions to their desk, companies can show that they care about their employees' well-being and comfort. Plus, these items can serve as a daily reminder of the company's values and culture. Overall, desk accessories can be a fun and practical way to welcome new hires and make them feel more at home in their new workplace.

Have a look at our selection of office accessories.

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Self care

We all know that employee wellbeing is super important nowadays, and that every company should value work-life balance within a workplace. That's why offering new employees a little something extra to help them take care of themselves is a good idea. Whether it's a diffuser of scents or essential oils, or scented candles to help them unwind after a long day, these small gifts can go a long way in showing that you care about their well-being. Other nice options to show you value work-life balance is to offer them yoga or meditation gear. This way, you can encourage them to set a sport routine into their daily life which is gonna help them relieve stress or anxiety.

From our selection, our gifts promote a sustainable lifestyle, made with eco-friendly materials and packaging that minimize the impact on the planet. By partnering with Merchery, companies can show that they care about a new team member mental health and employee wellbeing, while also demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.

Let us help you create a welcoming and mindful workplace with our lifestyle & personal care gift options.

This category is also perfect for mothers day gift ideas for coworkers!

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Coffee Mugs

Starting the day off on the right foot is essential, and for many people, that means enjoying a steaming cup of coffee or tea. That's why custom mugs make the perfect addition to any new hire welcome kit. At Merchery, we offer a wide range of high-quality mugs that can be customized with your company logo or the name of the new employee. Whether your new hire prefers a classic ceramic mug or a trendy stainless steel travel mug, we have something for everyone. Not only will they appreciate the practicality of the gift, but they will also feel a sense of belonging to the team every time they use it.

Find the best coffee and tea mug for a new employee.

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You want to offer something else? Simply browse through our selection of customizable and high-quality gifts that are perfect for welcoming new employees to the team.

III- How to present your employee hire kits the right way

Offering a welcome package to a new employee is a great way to make new hires feel at ease. At Merchery, we believe that there are several different ways to present these packages, each with their own unique benefits.

Personalized basket on the desk

One option is to create a custom basket to put on the desk the first day of the new job. You can also add the name of the person on it - this adds a personal touch and shows that you've put thought and effort into the gift. We've found that this is a popular option among our clients, as it creates a tangible and memorable experience for the new employee.

Custom gift box

If you're looking for a way to create a truly unique and personalized experience for your new employees, consider presenting their welcome gifts in a fully customized box. At Merchery, we offer this service to help you create a memorable and special moment for your team members. We can bundle different products from our catalog like mugs, caps, or office supplies items, and send them in a fully customized box that's tailored to your brand and the individual receiving the gift. This option is also a cost-effective way to present the gift if you have a large number of new employees to welcome. Plus, it's a great way to show your new team members that you care about their experience and are invested in making them feel welcome from day one.

Learn more about custom boxes.

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A tote bag to take everywhere

Finally, you can choose to make everything fit in a nice branded tote bag. This is a great option because the employee will be able to use the bag long after they receive the gift. It's also a more sustainable option, as the bag can be used instead of disposable packaging.

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IV - Choose the perfect timing

In terms of when to present the welcome package, there are a few different options to consider. One option is to put the package on the new employee's desk for their first day, next to their computer, phone, or other devices. This is a great way to make them feel welcome and set a positive tone for their first day.

Another option is to send the package to their home before their first day. This is a great way to make a strong first impression and show the employee that you're excited to have them join the team. This is also the best option if you have remote workers in your company or various offices locations.

Overall, there are many different ways to present a welcome package, and the timing of when to present it can also vary depending on your specific situation. The most important thing is to create a package that is thoughtful, personalized, and reflects the values and culture of your company.

In conclusion, providing new employee gifts is a great idea for any company that wants to make a lasting impression on a new hire. By offering a thoughtful and personalized gift, you can help new employees be more connected to their new jobs and co-workers. Not only does it make the new hire feel like a valued member of the team, but it also sets a positive tone for their time at the company. And let's not forget the impact it has on co-workers - seeing a company go above and beyond for new employees creates a sense of pride and reinforces the idea that they are working for a great company.

Merchery is the perfect corporate gift supplier and your best ally when it comes to creating engaging and memorable welcome gifts for new employees. With our wide range of customizable products, including mugs, caps, snacks, and more, you can create a unique and personalized gift that will make any new employee feel like a valued member of your team. So why wait? Browse our website today to see our full range of products and start creating the perfect welcome gift for your new jobs!

If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out our other blog posts on team building gift ideas and top wellness gifts for employees. You'll find even more great tips and inspiration for creating a positive and productive work environment. Head to our blog and start exploring!

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