Whether it’s day one on the job or the start of a new business partnership, first impressions count and what better way to leave a positive impact than with a well-thought-out welcome kit.
What is a welcome kit and why is it important?
A welcome kit is a collection of items — usually given to employees, vendors or clients — that represent the organization’s brand, culture and values. When creating a welcome kit, it’s important to include high-quality gifts you know the recipient will value and use, says Steve Brown, Sales Manager, Technology Print & Promo at Staples Professional. “You want the items included to convey success and a feeling of commitment from the employer,” he says.
In need of employee gift ideas? Here are a few to get you started.
Return to office kit
Give your employees a warm welcome back to the office with items they’ll be glad to have on hand in their day-to-day life.
Hybrid work means having to take video calls at the office. Ensure employees can hop on without disturbing those around them with over-the-ear headphones with a built-in mic.
Promote health and safety by including some masks, hand sanitizer and a touch tool.
Without easy access to all their chargers at home, employees will appreciate a four-in-one charging cable kit that includes a USB, micro-USB, Type-C and 2-in-1 iOS/micro-USB plug.
Alternatively, you can choose from our selection of pre-assembled Work From Anywhere Kits, like our On-The-Go pack that comes complete with a Bluetooth speaker and doubles as a wireless charging pad, a 22 oz. copper vacuum insulated water bottle, and a three-piece bamboo cutlery set.
Employee onboarding kits
A tasteful onboarding kit can really set the tone on an employee’s first day, whether it’s remote or in-person. Make a lasting impression with these gifts that can set your organization apart.
Start off by including a thoughtful handwritten note. Not only does it inform employees that they will be supported throughout the onboarding process, but it lets them know that there’s a human on the other end (especially important in hybrid and remote environments).
Keep your new employee fueled by adding in a mix of healthy snacks and indulgent treats.
Whether it’s a notebook and pen to jot things down on their first day, or a cozy sweater they can wear while working from home, swag will automatically make employees feel like they’re part of the team. From custom t-shirt printing to personalized drinkware, Staples Professional has a range of products you can tailor to your brand.
Welcome kit for vendors and clients
Vendor and client gifts can be tricky to choose, but these no-fail, corporate gift ideas will have them excited about the new partnership.
Punny chocolate kit? Check. Gummy treat box? Check. Whichever you choose, these sets are sure to brighten up your client’s day.
Lovers of the sport will appreciate the Titleist® Pro V1X golf balls. Surprise your client with this gift on your next day out on the course.
Double-walled coffee mug:
If you’ve tried this type of mug before, you already know the wonders it can do. Keep your client’s drinks hot for eight hours or cold for 24 hours with the Camelbak Hot Cap Copper VSS 20oz travel mug and have them be reminded of your great partnership together every time they reach for a sip.