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6 Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas for Remote Employees


Title says 6 Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas for Remote Employees and it shows a custom box of chocolates with a red bow, a red custom sweatshirt, and a grey custom jacket.

It’s always a good idea to show your employees that you appreciate them. Employees who feel like their company is invested in them tend to invest more into their companies, and it can make for happier teams overall. It takes a little extra work to reach out and stay connected with remote employees, especially if you’re new to working remotely, but it’s worth the extra effort. We have lots of employee gifts you can customize with your logo and shipping options that make it easy to ship directly to everyone—wherever they are.

6 Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas for Remote Employees

  1. Candy and Food

    Custom bag of jelly beans by Jelly Belly with a round white label

    The Jelly Belly Promo Pack Candy Bag

    You can never go wrong with food. From big name favorites like Jelly Belly and Sour Patch Kids to classics-for-a-reason custom chocolates and popcorn tins, you are bound to make their day. There’s just something comforting about having yummy snacks you didn’t have to buy for yourself that makes them especially delicious and by adding your company logo you can bring corporate snacks straight to the home office.

  2. Hoodies and Sweatpants and Joggers

    A heather gray custom hoodie with a black zipper, pouch pockets, and a left chest decoration

    The New Era Tri‑Blend Zip Hoodie

    The word of the moment is comfort. And the best secret trick to making athleisure appropriate for work is adding a company logo! Show them you want them to feel great all day long and help them focus on their jobs by sending soft clothes.

    We love zip-up hoodies because they’re so easy to throw on over whatever you have on and look pulled together. Some of our favorites are the New Era Tri-Blend Zip Hoodie, the Bella + Canvas Tri-Blend Zip Hoodie, or our District V.I.T. Zip Hoodie.

    Make it an outfit with logo sweatpants or joggers. Both the Russell Athletic Dri Power Closed Bottom Sweatpants and Russell Athletic 50/50 Joggers are perfect for showing you appreciate their right to relax.

  3. Blankets

    Custom sweatshirt blanket in purple 60 inches by 50 inches with a design placement in the bottom right corner

    The Port & Company Sweatshirt Blanket

    Bundling up in a good blanket can make pretty much anything feel a little nicer. It’s great to have one close by to ward off the chill or cuddle up on the couch. Sending a blanket as a gift is like giving someone a warm hug—anytime they feel like having one. A couple of our top options are the Fleece Throw Blanket and the Port & Company Sweatshirt Blanket. Both offer softness and the chance to show you care.

  4. Drinkware

    A metal custom mug with a lid and handle. The color is red with white flecks and it has a center design.

    The 14 oz. Speckled Copper Vacuum Insulated Camper Mug

    Coffee, tea, water—the workday revolves around keeping a good beverage close at hand. Just because your remote employees probably aren’t commuting doesn’t mean they don’t want to keep their hot liquids hot and their cold liquids cold. Make this easier for them by sending some cool custom drinkware. Camper mugs are all the rage right now. We’re big fans of the 14 oz. Speckled Copper Vacuum Insulated Camper Mug. If tumblers are more your thing, check out  20 oz. Arctic Zone Copper Vacuum Insulated Tumbler and our 20 oz. Himalayan Stainless Steel Tumbler. And don’t forget the water! The 22 oz. Thor Copper Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle is sure to help them stay hydrated throughout the day.

  5. Backpacks

    A black custom backpack with a large Nike swoosh on the top third of the front and a design area on the center of the front bottom pocket.

    The Nike Brasilia 15 Computer Backpack

    They might be working remotely but that doesn’t mean they never leave home! The great thing about satellite teams is that they can work from anywhere. So help them tote their setup with a custom backpack like our Nike Brasilia 15” Computer Backpack. They’ll think of you from that little rental on the beach and be grateful that they didn’t have to take time off to get away.

  6. Bluetooth Headphones

    Wireless earbuds in a black hard case that is wider than it is tall. The custom design is small and on the front.

    Skullcandy Indy True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

    Headphones are a must-have for any well-appointed desk and Bluetooth headphones give a freedom that traditional wired models do not. We love the Skullcandy Indy True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for their quality and name-recognition. You won’t miss the mark if you send your employees each a set of custom Bluetooth earbuds with your logo on them.

Regardless of what you decide is the best fit for you and your team, you won’t go wrong by sending custom employee appreciation gifts. But whatever you do, don’t leave it to the last minute. You want to make sure that they get their gifts on time so get started today!


Miellyn is the Copy Manager at Custom Ink. Her work has spanned marketing for television networks like TLC and Travel, educational content for Smithsonian and National Geographic, marketing and story for indie video games, essays for publishers including Random House, The Telegraph, and Smart Pop Books, and stories for press outlets like VICE and VH1.

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