6 Branded Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation (gifts they’ll love)

6 Branded Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation (gifts they’ll love)

Showing love to employees is super important. But most of the time, corporate gifts kinda miss the mark. Ever got a pen that stopped working in a week? Yep, we’ve all been there. And did you know? A recent study found that a lot of these gifts just end up in the trash– 23% to be exact. Ouch. 

But here’s the good news: it’s possible to choose gifts that your team won’t just toss aside. When it comes to corporate giving, sustainable gifts are the way to go—they’re not only stylish and long-lasting but also carry a message of care and respect for people and the planet. 

In this guide, we’re going to dive into some sustainable gift ideas that will make your employees feel truly valued and seen.


1. Eco-Friendly Leather Journals 

Corporate man working with eco friendly journal


Opt for a leather bound journal made from recycled materials or sustainably sourced paper. Customizing these with your corporate branding or a meaningful message can add a personal touch, making the gift feel more special and valued.


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2. Sustainable Backpacks

Sustainable backpacks with water bottle and laptop storage


A stylish, durable backpack made from eco-friendly materials such as recycled polyester or organic cotton can be a practical and appreciated gift. Look for brands that are committed to ethical manufacturing processes and give back to the community or environmental causes.


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3. Protective Laptop Sleeves

Woman using leather laptop sleeve to protect her computer


Laptop sleeves made from recycled materials not only protect employees' devices but also the planet. With technology being an integral part of the modern workspace, a high-quality, eco-friendly sleeve can be both a thoughtful and useful gift.


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4. Stylish Travel Pouches

Women carrying stylish organic cotton pouch


Small travel pouches for organization can be a hit– especially when they’re made of 100% organic canvas cotton.

They're perfect for storing cables, makeup, or other small items and can be easily branded with your company's logo or an empowering message, combining utility with a commitment to the environment. 


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5. Reusable Market Totes

Women carrying canvas market totes for everyday things


Encourage your employees to reduce their use of single-use plastics by gifting them reusable market totes. Choose ones made from natural organic fibers like cotton, and consider a design that reflects your company's branding or ethos.


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6. Veg Tanned Leather Portfolios

Leather portfolios for work and organization

For a gift that blends professionalism with sustainability, consider portfolios made from vegetable tanned leather or other eco-friendly materials.

Ideal for meetings and presentations, they offer a sophisticated way to carry documents and tablets while underscoring the importance of sustainable practices in the workplace.


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Customize Your Corporate Gifting 

MADE FREE is your go-to for boosting your company's social responsibility. By choosing MADE FREE, you're not just gifting—you're helping to end the injustice of slavery and extreme poverty with ethical, well-paid jobs.
MADE FREE organic canvas tote made by free women


Plus, you're going eco-friendly with organic, recycled materials, 100% organic cotton canvas, and top-notch, biodegradable leather from waste byproducts. 


Want to make a real impact with your company gifts?

We invite you to shop our corporate swag and consider customizing your order. Submit your logo or artwork here and we’ll customize your picks with embroidery, embossing, or screen printing options.

By providing your team with gifts that are both meaningful and long-lasting, you're making a statement: your brand cares.


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