Generation Z is between the ages of 10 and 25. If you own or manage a company, you probably have a handful of Gen Zs working for you! As you work on building your relationship with these employees, it’s important to have your corporate swag game down. Gen Zs place a lot of emphasis on receiving corporate gifts, as they say they make them feel appreciated, noticed and valued.
Looking for swag ideas for your Gen Z employees but not sure what young people want these days? Don’t worry – we have you covered! Here are some of the best corporate swag ideas that will impress your Gen Z employees and promote strong relationships.
Warm, Cozy Hoodies
Gen Zs love to dress comfortably. You can customize a hoodie by embroidering or screen-printing your logo on the front, back or down the sleeve. Choose a high quality brand that is known for comfort and durability so that your recipients can wash and wear their hoodie over and over again. Inkwell carries a number of brand names like Champion, Under Armour and North Face.
If there’s one generation that is aware of the environment, it’s Generation Z. Environmental issues are so important to Gen Zs, they are more willing to support brands that share the same values. That’s why anything sustainable will catch their attention and prompt them to take note of your brand. Sustainable bags are a great pick because they have multiple purposes. They can be taken to the store, the gym and friends’ houses.
Earbuds and/or Charging Case
It’s not uncommon to see Gen Zs walking around with headphones and earbuds. They’re not just listening to music but also podcasts, tutorials and how-to videos. Wired headphones are also making a comeback, so you can always look into this option. Or, you can gift your corporate employees with a pair of earbuds or a new AirPod charging case.
At one time, people didn’t talk about their health until they got older. But now, even the youngest generations are talking about their health. According to one poll, 66 percent of Gen Zs said they think about their health every day compared to 55 percent of Baby Boomers. As a healthy measure, many people from the Gen Z generation walk around with water bottles. Between BPA-free plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, copper and others, there is no shortage of colorful water bottles to choose from!
Rugged, Modern Backpacks
Backpacks are a great choice for Gen Zs because they’re often toting around a computer or tablet, phone, earbuds and other accessories. A backpack gives them a safe solution for transporting these items while keeping the hands free. Some backpacks even feature coolers for cold drinks, ventilated straps and back panels, accessory pockets, laptop sleeves and USB ports.
Stickers can help fill out a custom swag box or be handed out to employees for reaching their goal. Plus, they’re lightweight, easy to store and inexpensive. Make sure that you customize the sticker with your brand name. We love wood stickers because they’re unique and more likely to be used on computers, travel mugs and cell phones. Other options include sticker sheets, bumper stickers, clothing hang tag stickers and even color-changing stickers!
These are just a few of the ideas we have to wow your Gen Z audience. You are also safe going with tech gadgets, such as phone holders, portable chargers and fidget cases. Gen Zs are young, but they still value quality and usefulness. For ideas on capturing your younger audience, contact Inkwell today!