Blog — Mar 24, 2023
The Best Team Building Gifts for Employees – 17 Fun & Creatives Ideas
Team building is an essential aspect of any successful organization. It involves the creation of strong relationships among team members, boosting their communication skills, and fostering collaboration to enhance the company's overall productivity.
In short, it helps your team grow stronger and work together more effectively. Providing team building gifts is an excellent way to kick start the process and show your employees appreciation for the work they've done.
Here we'll present you 17 team building gift ideas available in our catalog of personalized gifts. You will find environmentally friendly gifts as well as pretty inexpensive gifts that can suit big as well as small businesses. For a wow effect that will instantly bring joy, create a nice package to send your team before end (also don't forget the employees working remotely) and set up a good start to a successful team building moment.
Team gifts - Personalized Hoodie, t-shirts or sweatshirt
First thing first, personalized clothing is the top gift to give to your employees for a team building.
But nobody wants another bad t-shirt with an ugly design they'll not wear. So go humble in the customization. Make it discrete to maximize your chance of having your team using your gift for as long as possible.
If you have a specific theme for the team building, it's even nicer to have a design made specifically for that purpose.
Ask your employees to wear the custom t-shirt, hoodie or sweater during the team building activities to enhance the team spirit and sense of belonging within each team member.
Browse our selection of customized t-shirts, sweatshirt & hoodie here.
The classic team building gift - A custom tote bag
Like t-shirts and sweatshirt, a nice tote bag is somewhat of an essential. If you haven't already given one to your employees, it's a great gift idea. After the team building, this gift will be perfect year round. For carrying work-related items or to use outside of the office.
Creating your team building a pack and put all the items in a customized tote bag can also be a good idea to reduce waste.
On merchery.co, you will find many options of recycled cotton tote bags, but also some cool alternatives that changes from what we are used to see such as the square tote bag or the Rpet tote made from recycled PET.
Visit the site and take a look at our wide selection of tote bags.
Gift ideas for a physical activity - Personalized reusable water bottles
Perhaps you are planning a sportive or physical activity? If so, your employees will need to stay hydrated.
A nice water bottle with your company logo on it is therefore the top 1 gift idea to encourage team members to stay hydrated and show off their company pride.
Discover our selection of personalized reusable water bottles here.
Gift ideas for outdoor activities - Rain coat or jacket
Planning a team building with some outdoor activities? We have just what you need. Outdoor or rain jackets are great gifts.
We have a wide range of branded jackets on our site, such as those from Patagonia and Rains.
For a smaller budget, we also have everything you need, such as hoodie jackets, zip jackets and short sleeves jackets or commonly called body warmers, which are very trendy at the moment.
Browse our selection of outdoor & rain jackets here.
Custom treats - Cookies or chocolate bar
Food makes everyone agree, not just food lovers, so don't hesitate to include a small snack in your team building pack. Treats are also the perfect holiday gifts for employees.
You can either choose from our pre-made boxes suiting best your team building activities - breakfast box, healthy snacks box, appetizer box - or you can pick up the perfect treat from our selection of personalized food gifts. Here are a few ideas : a chocolate bar from the famous Tony's Chocolonely brand,Petits Beurre cookies or mini cookies made in Belgium. All delicious, we don't even know which one to choose ourselves.
Gift ideas for soft sport activities - yoga gear
Many team building activities are sports or physical activities. To please everyone, a yoga, meditation or other soft sport activity is perfect. Ideal for all levels and can make your team members relaxed and reduce stress while boosting their productivity.
In this case, you can equip your employees properly and what better way than to have customized yoga gear that matches your brand image?
Personnalise cork or recycled yoga mats or the ones from the brand Manduka.
To provide them with the full package, you can also get custom yoga blocks. And all this will match perfectly with the water bottles we suggested above.
Gift ideas for lunch time - Lunch or snack boxes
Team buildings usually take place over a whole day or even several days.
If you're out of the office, it's not always easy to get a lunch or cook something. In this case, offer your employees a nice lunchbox/snack box. Also a good one to help your team members reduce waste.
Check out from our great selection here on our website.
Gift ideas for the coffee lovers - Americano tumbler or coffee mug to go
Sometimes team building means travelling, which means early morning! Nothing better than offering a nice reusable coffee or tea mug that keeps drinks hot. A great gift idea for the tea as well as coffee lovers. They will be able to refill it whenever they want and proudly display their company logo/design while sipping.
Shop through our selection of tea and coffee mugs here.
Gift ideas for the bike lover - Cycling gear
Planning a bike ride as a fun team building activity is often a good idea. It's enjoyable for everyone, it gets you out in the open air and it's easy to arrange.
But be sure to properly equip your team. At Merchery, we've got you covered. Get your employees a branded bike helmet, a cycling bottle or, if you decide to go on a bike race, the total equipment - cycling bib short, cycling jacket & cap). Your team won't ever say no to a single extra mile.
Shop cycling accessories here.
Gift ideas for a fun time - Afterwork gift package
To show your employees your appreciation, organize an afterwork. Because who doesn't like an afterwork? Most companies usually throw one during the holiday season for Christmas or New Year. But if not during the holidays, any time of the year will do.
An afterwork is the perfect way to relieve stress, meet employees in person and spend some quality time outside work hours.
For a wow effect, offer some custom blonde, triple or light beer from the Bertinchamps brewery with your company logo on it. A cork coaster and some stainless steel straws are also fun ones if you're organizing a mixology session. This way your team can go home with a lasting memory of the activity.
For the remote employees, don't hesitate to create a little gift package with a cocktail kit or aperitif kit & encourage them to join via call.
Team gifts - Outdoor games
To create more informal moments and gather team members in a fun way, offer team gifts such as recreational items. These can be used throughout the year, not just during team building events.
Discover in our catalog the OBUT petanque game and the Molkky. Make it branded and this will be the perfect addition for any office space!
Gift ideas for the food lovers - Kitchen accessories
Organizing a team building activity around cooking is also a great idea. Equip your team with kitchen gifts such as a cutting board, knives, an apron or even branded olive oil.
Definitely thoughtful gifts your team will want to keep!
Browse through our selection of kitchen items here.
Gift ideas for the sun - Hats
Planning a team building trip to a sunny destination ? That will have a positive effect on your team. But you won't be at your best if your employees get sunburned.
A branded hat is one of the best gift ideas in this case. A recycled cotton bob or a light cap with your company logo on it will surely do the trick.
Check out our stylish customizable hats here.
Gift idea for camping & adventure lovers - Pocket knifes
If you know your employees love adventure, take them on a great team building trip to the mountains. The right team building gift will then be a pocket knife such as an Opinel or a Swiss knife.
Browse through our selection of pocket knifes for adventure lovers here.
Gift ideas for an overnight stay - Care package
Team building often means spending an overnight stay away from home.
To make your employees feel at home, get them a nice pouche filled with personalized gifts such as a toothbrush, a soap, an hair brush or even an eyemask.
A perfect care package to please even the homebodies!
Gift ideas for travelling - Customized duffels/suitcase
Leaving for a team building weekend or going abroad with your team ?
Equip them with a nice custom bag, backpack or even suitcase.
Also perfect for the employees doing remote work, they will be well equipped each time they come visit the HQ.
Check out our selection of suitcases & duffel bags here.
Gift ideas for event - Environmentally friendly accessories
You're throwing an event for your team for the holidays? Make sure to make it an eco-friendly event by ordering the right gifts.
In our selection of gifts, you can find the customized ashtray to prevent smokers from throwing away their cigarettes, or the reusable steel cup, both eco-friendly and stylish.
To finish the event in style and show appreciation, make them go home with a bottle of sparkling wines or a custom gift from our catalog.
Discover our offer of event gifts for employees here.
In conclusion, team building is crucial for any business to thrive. It's the occasion to thank your team for the hard work and make them feel valued.
Giving gifts is an excellent way to foster strong relationships among team members. Forget the boring gift card, be creative.
With the selection of team building gift ideas above, you're sure to find the perfect gift to keep your team motivated and engaged. Browse on our website, order some team building gifts and make your team building an unforgettable moment for your team.
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