What Is a Good Welcome Gift for a New Employee?

Finding the perfect welcome gift for a new employee can be challenging to say the least. Do you go with the personal touch or opt for something a little more practical?

If you’re struggling to choose the right gift for your new employees, we can help you. Read on to discover five welcome gift ideas for new staff members that guarantee to be well received!

An Employee Welcome Kit

If you can’t settle on just one gift for your new employee, why not decide to create employees welcome packages each time you hire a new member of staff?

A great option for small and larger businesses alike, a standardized employee welcome kit takes the stress out of choosing a gift each time you hire a new employee and welcomes them during the onboarding process.

You can choose to add whatever you want to your welcome kit. However, office supplies, an employee handbook, and a small treat such as some artisan coffee and cookies are guaranteed to go down well!

A Customized Coffee Mug

Unless there are coffee shops nearby available to visit during lunch break, most employees make and drink coffee at work daily, so coffee mugs make a thoughtful and useful welcome gift for any new team member.

You can have the company name and logo printed onto a mug, as well as the employee’s name to make them feel even more at home in their new workplace.

A Branded Tote Bag

Who wouldn’t love to receive a branded and highly useful tote bag on their first day on the job? The perfect practical welcome gift for employees who work in the office and those who are working remotely.

A branded tote bag also has the added benefit of promoting your business with visible company branding while making your new employee feel appreciated and part of the company culture.

You can select from a wide variety of colors and designs, with tote bags for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or style.

A Personalized Water Bottle

Water bottles make great corporate gifts; everybody drinks water, so everybody needs one! Gifting this useful item also demonstrates that you care about the wellbeing of your employees by encouraging them to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Again, you can personalize water bottles in many different ways, such as with your company name and logo or with your new employee’s name and job title. They're also available in a wide range of designs and colors, so you can find the perfect bottles for each employee.

A Gift Card

Although not the most original gift idea for a new employee, gift cards are always gladly received as they allow the recipient to choose their own gift based on their personal preferences.

Furthermore, if you have an employee who works from home, these can be emailed directly to them without needing them to come into the office. Practical and meaningful!

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