15 BRANDED ONBOARDING MERCH IDEAS

Revamping the onboarding game for your new hires is a must in today’s job market. It’s not just about getting them in the door; it’s about making them feel part of the team from the get-go! And how do you do that? Enter the Onboarding Gift Pack – not just a bunch of goodies but a curated collection of promotional items that’ll kick off your employees’ journey on a high note.

We’re talking about more than just desk swag; these items are like a warm hug from your company, creating that instant connection. Let’s break down why an Onboarding Gift is a game-changer and unveil the 15 must-haves that’ll make your new hire welcome kit legendary.

What’s an Onboarding Gift and why is it important?

An Onboarding Gift is a welcome pack handed to new hires on their first day. Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking. A surprise gift pack? It’s like telling them, “You made the right call.” And, hey, we are sure they did!

Inside the gift pack, you’ll find promotional items like branded T-shirts, branded hoodies, mugs for your tea or coffee fix, and maybe even a stylish backpack or branded tote bag. It’s not just about the stuff; it’s about setting the right tone for a kickass work experience.

But here’s the deal: the quality of the items in that welcome package matters. These aren’t just random swag; they’re the company’s way of saying, ‘This is who we are.’ The T-shirts, mugs, and everything else should scream your culture loud and clear.

So, why does it matter? Because a killer welcome kit isn’t just a box of stuff; it’s a sneak peek into the vibe of the company. It’s about making the first day memorable and saying, ‘Hey, welcome to the family!'”

There are so many benefits to welcoming an employee with a Gift Pack. Whether remote, IRL or hybrid, gifting new employees with an Onboarding Gift is an ideal way to surprise and delight your new hire.

So, ready to craft your Onboarding Welcome Kit? We’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to discover 15 must-have branded items for your new hire welcome kit.

15 Branded Onboarding Merch Ideas

The items in this list are a mix of products that a new employee could use at work, along with objects that are more personal and can be beautifully personalised. These items can also be used by new hires outside of their workplace.

1. Welcome Note

A welcome note adds a personal touch to the first work day. It doesn’t have to be lengthy. A short message expressing excitement will put some pep in their step! It could also be a postcard with a team picture and welcome messages from other team members. Or it could be a note written on the team’s whiteboard.

Welcome notes are easy to create, cost you very little, and have a positive impact on your new employees’ experience, so they make for an excellent component of your welcome gift.

Branded Office Supplies

Office supplies are the most basic but essential part of the welcome kit for desk workers, whether they work remotely or in the office.

Provide your new employees with office supplies to make their daily work experience easier, such as:

2. Branded A5 Notepad

Jot down those lightbulb moments in style. Our branded notepad ensures your ideas are always at your fingertips, making every meeting and brainstorm session a breeze. This A5 notepad has 25 leaves of quality 70gsm paper and a cardboard back.

3. Branded Lanyard

Everyone needs one and they come in a variety of styles. We especially love the Crossbody phone straps, which are chic, functional and crafted from recycled PET bottles. Your new employee will instantly feel a sense of belonging.

4. Branded Pen

From pens to sticky notes, markers and highlighters, branded stationery belongs in a welcome kit. We love the PrecisionMaster Pen for its sleek design with an elegant retractable brass ballpoint, glossy lacquered barrel, soft rubber grip and shiny chrome trim.

5. Branded Sticky Note Pads

Sticky notes stand the test of time. We love this pocket-size pad of 100 adhesive notes with a cardboard cover. Print your logo on the front to present your brand in and out of the office!

6. Branded Desk Mats

Transform your desk into a productivity paradise! Our branded deskmat not only protects your workspace but also adds a splash of personality to your office setup.

7. Branded Desk Organiser/charger

Ensure your new hire is set up from the get-go with a mobile organiser. Our pick is this Mobile device/tablet holder and pen/organiser. A balance between technology, sustainability and functionality that offers an innovative and sophisticated design.

8. Branded Laptop Sleeve

Give your laptop the VIP treatment it deserves. A branded laptop sleeve not only protects your device but also showcases your company pride wherever you go. We love the Bellroy Laptop Sleeve, the ultimate companion in laptop protection!

9. Branded Candle

They’re not just a treat for the eyes – they smell divine too! With a 15-hour burn time and clean-burning cotton wicks, you’re in for a real treat.

Branded Drinkware

From travel tumblers to coffee mugs or gin on the go (hey, we’re not judging) make every sip memorable! An onboarding pack is not complete without a drinkware item.

10. Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Cup

Frank Green’s Ceramic Reusable Cup is the ultimate reusable cup experience – it’s attractive, sleek, strong, and it maintains both your beverage temperature and taste for hours. Your new hire will be seriously impressed with this cup, and when it’s filled with caffeine they’ll be extra productive. Win/Win!

11. Glam Glass Bottle

If you’re looking for a stylish and practical choice in reusable drink bottles, then look no further than the GlamGlass Bottle! Don’t settle for single use plastic anymore – give your new hires a GlamGlass Bottle for their daily dose of hydration bliss!

12. Uppercup

Enjoy your favourite cup of coffee no matter where you are with UpperCup! This stylish and recyclable cup is eco-friendly, ethically made and owned in Australia, ensuring your new hire can enjoy your brew responsibly.

For more awesome drinkware options (and we have loads) visit the drinkware category in our shop.

More Onboarding Ideas
13. Branded Power Bank

Running out of battery life can give employees headaches. This small yet powerful device is just what your new hire needs to keep connected all day long. With a capacity of 2200Mah, this power bank is sure to give your phone the boost it needs when your battery gets low.

14. Branded Blue Light Glasses

Blue light glasses are great for people who spend long hours in front of the computer. For most of us these days, there’s no getting away from digital devices and that can take its toll on our eyes. Don’t let digital fatigue gain the upper hand – fight back with VisionEase Blue Light Glasses.

15. Industry Book

Not everything has to be branded. Consider giving a book to your new hires, showing you are invested in their growth and development. Choose a book related to their business or industry with tips that will help them excel in their role or increase their expertise.

You don’t need a large budget to welcome your new employees in a memorable way. Adding a personal touch and providing them with something that could improve their daily work experience goes a long way.

Imagine your new hire sharing pics of their swanky onboarding loot on social media—it happens when the goodies are top-notch. A well-thought-out welcome kit isn’t just a gesture; it’s a key player in shaping a killer first impression and boosting retention rates.

Grab our free onboarding guide for more tips here.

READY TO MAKE SOME MERCH MAGIC WITH US?

EXPLORE OUR MERCH MATCHES MADE

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS TO INSPIRE YOU

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHY MERCH MATTERS

Featured
Marketing
Branded Merch

19 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW COULD BE BRANDED MERCH

You can customise what?! Welcome to the wild side of branding, where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary!

15 MUST-HAVE CONFERENCE MERCH AND EVENT GIFTS

We've delved into our Branded Merch Mecca to curate the ultimate list of must-have gifts for your conferences and events.

OUR FAVOURITE BRAND NAME MERCH TO BRAND!

Over the last decade we’ve developed relationships with brands that share our vision and *get* what we’re about.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PROMOTIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN

Explore the fascinating world of colours, symbols, and emotions, and how they play a pivotal role in designing the perfect promotional products.

HOW PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS INFLUENCE BUYING DECISIONS

Promotional products might seem like simple giveaways, but they are so much more! They possess the ability to influence buying decisions.

ELEVATING YOUR EVENT THEME WITH BRANDED MERCHANDISE

We’re sharing insider tips on how to turn your event from ho-hum to oh-wow with the magic of branded merchandise.
Prev 1 2 Next

KICK OFF THE FOOTY SEASON WITH BRANDED MERCHANDISE

Hey there footy fans, are you feeling the excitement building up? It's clear that footy season is finally here!

INSPIRING BREAKTHROUGHS IN MARKETING EXCELLENCE

Picture this: you're craving a moment of relaxation, a chance to pause and unwind. What's the first thing that comes to mind?

AN APPA WRAP UP: WHAT WE SAW, WHAT WE LOVED.

Recently a few members of our Sourcey Squad attended the Australian Promotional Products Association (APPA) Trade Show in Melbourne.

TOP BRANDED MERCH TRENDS IN 2024

So, in 2023, what were the hottest promo goodies? Think event swag, work-from-home gear, office must-haves, and health and wellness products.

THE DYNAMIC DUO BEHIND SOURCEY.M

People often ask us, “How did Sourcey.m begin ?” Today, we are going straight to the source(s).

YOUR GUIDE TO PRINT METHODS FOR BRANDED MERCH

Branded merch isn't just a marketing tool —it's a conversation starter, a brand ambassador, and a way to sprinkle your brand's personality.
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next

5 TIPS FOR CREATING BRANDED MERCH YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL LOVE

When it comes to growing a business, there's definitely a wrong way to do branded merchandise.

JANE’S TOP PICKS: MUST-HAVE BRANDED MERCH…

Whether you’re looking to wow attendees at your next event, reward your loyal customers, or simply enhance your everyday branding efforts...

15 BRANDED ONBOARDING MERCH IDEAS

We're talking about more than just desk swag; these items are like a warm hug from your company, creating that instant connection.

SHELBY’S TOP PICKS: MUST-HAVE BRANDED MERCH…

With an eye for style and quality, Shelby has handpicked each item in this collection to ensure it reflects the essence of your brand.

16 BRANDED MERCH IDEAS FOR WINTER

Lift employee spirits, strengthen client relationships and find new business with practical promotional items and corporate gifts this winter.

BIANCA’S TOP PICKS: MUST-HAVE BRANDED MERCH…

Get ready to elevate your branded merchandise game with Bianca's handpicked selection straight from our online store.
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next