Promotional Products for Employee Recognition

POSTED December 27, 2023 IN
BY: Hanna Mandel
Blog, Gifts

Promotional products are more than a simple way of advertising your company; they are also a way to show recognition to your hardworking employees. Recognition is vital in letting employees know that you not only see the work they’re doing, but also that you care about them and appreciate their contributions. Recognizing employees makes them feel valued and gives their work even more meaning. It drives them to work harder towards success not only for themselves but also for the company as a whole.

While they may not be the first thing people think of when it comes to a reward, promotional products are great motivators and a fantastic way to show pride and unity. Owning and receiving products with a company name on them creates a group dynamic like no other, akin to that of a family or school gathering where everyone wears a shirt parading their group name. Products may, in turn, motivate employees to work harder to further demonstrate their pride of belonging. Having that loyalty to a company, that inclusion, makes it that much more important to do the best job possible to further foster that familial-like relationship.

Another motivator from promotional products can come from rewards programs. If workers know that there is a reward system in place, then they may work harder to not only achieve a set goal but also to have the knowledge that they are one of the few who accomplished that goal and received a reward as a result of that success. Rewards programs can differ from company to company, but they can also create fun games, goals, less stressful environments, and the opportunity to win incredible gifts!

Remember, recognizing an employee not only motivates them, but it also shows that you’re happy with the work they’re doing. Encouraging employees makes the work harder, but also fosters an incredible working environment that can decrease the need and desire to constantly rehire those who just needed a bit more recognition in the workplace.

So, with all that said, what are some things that you should think about when it comes to promotional products?



Tech is an easy one. Everyone appreciates getting a new gadget to play around with and is an easy way to display just how appreciative you are of your employees. From earbuds, to speakers, to wireless chargers, tech items never go out of style or demand!


Nothing says company pride quite like branded apparel. Varying styles, colors, and clothing items make for a fun, unique gift each and every time. From sweatshirts, to sweatpants, to t-shirts, there are never enough ways to show off your company and be comfortable at the same time.


You can never have too many blankets. Everyone likes to cuddle up sometimes. Give your employees something that not only looks great, but has a great use with some fuzzy blankets.


Nothing says the start to the day quite like a coffee cup. Give employees a reminder of where they’re spending their time with coffee cups, tumblers, stainless steel bottles, and, for when they’re off the clock, shot glasses.


Carrying supplies to and from the office can be a pain. Giving employees totes and computer sleeves shows that you care about the ease in which they can maneuver their day and that all of their belongings are safe and sound in a secure place.

While not always the most effective way to promote a fantastic working environment, promotional products are a great way to display just how much your employees mean to you and your company. Different opportunities call for different ways to recognize your employees, but gifts are always appreciated! 

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