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Five of the Best Welcome Gift Ideas for Remote Workers

 How are you helping your new remote workers feel welcome? Remote work has become more prevalent than ever, and despite how comfortable it has become for many of us, finding ways to help new remote workers feel like they’re a part of the team can be a challenge. However, our experts have some ideas to navigate it. Gifting custom promotional products is an excellent way to engage your new employees, ensure they feel seamlessly connected to everyone, and promote your brand simultaneously. What’s more, custom apparel and accessories can help with retention and employee happiness. Below we’ve shared some of our favorite custom products for welcoming new remote workers.  

Custom Office Supplies

A row of variously colored Papermate InkJoy Pens displaying "Your Logo Here" on the body of the pens. Pilot Pens and Papermate Pens

Custom promotional pens have long been a fantastic way to spread brand awareness, and having a pen that writes smoothly and comfortably is (in our opinion) completely underrated. That’s why we love custom pens like the Pilot G2 Premium Gel Roller Pen for its high quality and the Papermate InkJoy Click Pen for its wide color selection. 

A blue and tan Eco-Spiral Notebook with Pen displaying Your Design Here on the cover.Notebooks with Pens

Another wonderful choice for welcome gifts is custom notebooks with their own pens. The Eco-Spiral Notebook with Pen is essential for those looking for a sustainable option. The Function Erasable Notebook with Pen features special erasable and reusable paper when used with an erasable gel pen and allows you to scan and share notes via text message and email.   

Custom Drinkware

A white Arctic Zone water bottle with a black lid and handle displaying Your Design Here.Simple yet sleek and practical, custom promotional water bottles and tumblers are always a hit! Arctic Zone drinkware features Thermal HP® double-wall vacuum construction to keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 48 hours (!). MiiR drinkware boasts Thermo 3D ™ double wall vacuum insulation technology and MiiR gives at least 1% of revenue to nonprofit organizations whose work empowers communities while benefiting the health of their natural environments. Both of these collections feature custom laser engraving, which elevates the look of any custom logo design. 

Custom Hoodies and T-shirts

A The North Face Skyline Full Zip Fleece Jacket in the color Four Leaf Clover HeatherWhile we offer a wide selection of customizable products, our bread and butter is the kind you can wear! Check out the super soft and lightweight Allmade Tri-Blend T-shirt or the soft moisture-wicking New Era Tri-Blend T-shirt. Our favorite custom hoodies include styles from Champion and The North Face Skyline Full Zip Fleece Jacket, which is also available in a women’s style. These custom apparel selections are sure to impress your remote employees so that they know you’re actively invested in them.    

Custom Tech Accessories

The Hush Active Noise Cancellation Bluetooth Headphones in black with Your Design Here displayed on the outside of the earpiece. Get your new employees a head start on setting up their home office with some awesome custom tech gear. The JBL Clip 4 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a wonderful choice for them to jam out to a playlist while crushing their to-do list. Or if they need to keep it quiet, Hush Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones lets them take their meetings without disturbing others and cancel out any distractions. When they need to charge up their devices throughout the day, they can reach for the Laser Engraved Pep 4,000 mAh Power Bank. All of these custom accessories make excellent welcome gifts for remote workers that help them immediately feel like they’re part of the team. 

You might be wondering, “How am I supposed to get this custom gear to my remote employees?” We’ve got you covered.

Connecting your group in custom gear has never been easier. No matter how many employees may be working remotely, we’ve simplified the process so that you can focus on your group’s experience. With Custom Ink, you can ship to multiple addresses! No more manually opening, organizing, repackaging, and re-mailing your group’s gear. Collect your addresses (or let us do it for you), choose your design, and we’ll take care of the rest. You can choose to use our group order form as well, which allows everyone to place their own orders, find and enter their sizes, and even have them shipped directly to their homes. Once you’ve saved your design in the Design Lab, you’ll have the chance to start a group order or ship to multiple addresses. Your group members can select their own sizes using our unique Sizing Line-Up feature. 


Sharing custom products with your team is a powerful way to feel connected from a distance, and it’s especially effective at helping employees feel valued and engaged. Show your remote workers you care with custom apparel and accessories. 

Stephanie Self is the junior copywriter at Custom Ink. She loves to tell stories and expose new perspectives through writing. When she's not typing on a laptop or buried in a book, she loves watching horror movies and pro wrestling, playing video games, and snuggling with her cat, CleoCatra. Lest you should think she never sees the light of day, she also spends time practicing hot yoga, hiking, and traveling.

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