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The Best Team Building Gifts for Employees –
19 Fun Ideas

published: November 8, 2022
Team Building Ideas

It’s a well-known fact that successful businesses hire, retain, and encourage the best talent. One important way to hold onto the best and brightest people is to focus on building an engaged and productive team. Good managers take the time to listen to their staff’s ideas and make them feel valued. They ensure that compensation and benefits are competitive as well as find out what professional and personal priorities each employee has. They help their team find a good work-life balance.

Holding periodic fun team-building activities or appreciation events is also important and giving gifts to employees can be the icing on the cake. Be sure to invest in both individual employee appreciation gifts for special recognition as well as group gifts like food for the break room and games for shared down time. Some gift ideas for a work team include paid happy hours, group excursions, booze cruises, paintball days, and sponsored lunch food trucks.

In this day and age of remote and hybrid work, sending branded merchandise with your company logo can also give remote team members a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves. 

Spiral Notebook with Pen

1. 5" x 7" Wheat Straw Notebook with Pen

Imprint a simple slogan like “Best Team Ever” on this eco-friendly notebook set uses wheat straw to reduce plastic use and comes with 70 sheets of recycled lined paper, a black elastic closure and pen loop.

Insulated Travel Mug

2. 20 oz Himalayan Tumbler

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for team members, get them matching custom stainless steel tumblers with your logo. Each 20 oz insulated tumbler comes with a spill-resistant lid, guaranteeing a splash-free sip for recipients.

Food Gift Set

3. Snack Attack Gift Box

Everyone appreciates snacks–especially on tight deadlines! This set includes candy, gourmet popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and a 12 oz stainless steel tumbler. A great way to keep your team energized through stressful projects.

Custom socks

4. Midcalf Jacquard Socks with Bamboo Thread

If you’re looking for a fun, easy holiday gift for every member of a large team, check out these super soft and comfortable socks made from natural bamboo threads. The knit jacquard delivers your choice of a woven imprint.

Customized Rubiks Cube

5. Rubik's® Cube

Replace one side of the classic puzzle game with your team logo. This Rubiks® Cube puzzle reserves nine imprint areas for maximum impact. It’s one of many inexpensive team building gifts from Crestline.

Custom T-Shirt

6. Bella + Canvas™ Modern Fit T-Shirt

Imprint “one team, one goal” on these ringspun and combed cotton unisex tees. These lightweight, fine jersey knits are perfect for everyone on your team.

Wireless Charger

7. Qi Disc Wireless Charging Pad

The Qi Disc Wireless Charger is a great teamwork gift for those on the go. Affordable and useful, these charging pads feature a rubberized trim to hold the wireless charger and mobile device in place.

Magnetic Star Shaped Clip

8. Star Shaped Magnetic Clip

Print your logo along with “dream team” on these star-shaped magnetic clips. This fun gift can be used on most metal surfaces for memos, paperwork, or brilliant ideas.

Cotton Tote Bag

9. Lightweight Cotton Economy Natural Tote Bag

Our wholesale promotional tote bags make great gifts for work teams, sporting a natural color to showcase your unique logo or team slogan. These cotton totes feature sturdy handles and a roomy interior.

Collapsible Desk Organizer

10. Desktop Organizer Cube

Help your team get organized with this handy cube made of 2mm kraft paper complete with neon self-stick document flags and pastel colored sticky notes. Your team can easily stash pens and other office tools as well.

Travel Cocktail Gift Set

11. W&P Old Fashioned Virtual Cocktail Kit

Host a virtual happy hour with your remote team with this cocktail kit. Crestline’s old-fashioned kit includes all the premium ingredients and tools needed to mix up two top-shelf cocktails except for the whiskey.

Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

12. 22 oz Juna Copper Insulated Bottle

These sleek copper insulated bottles are not only great for hot or cold beverages but also as gifts for work teams. Made from 18/8 grade stainless steel with a long-lasting powder coated finish, the bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 48 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.

Air Plant in Customized Cube Planter

13. Air Plant

Imprint inspiring words like “together we grow” on these air plant gift sets. Brighten any setting with this easy-care plant that requires only a weekly soak.

Block Tower Game with Customized Carrying Bag

14. Fun On the Go Games - Tumbler Tower

Some of the best team building gift ideas can find their home in a common break area to be shared during lunch hours. This tower-building game is a great mental break for employees who want to have a little competitive play in between more serious pursuits.

Employee Gift Set with Bag, Travel Mug, Notebook, Flashlight, and Tool Pen

15. The Essential Five

Remind your TEAM that “Together Everyone Achieves More” with an imprinted gift set that includes five essential items. Employees will appreciate a journal notebook set, tumbler, tool pen, and flashlight, all inside a cooler tote bag.

Smiley Face High-Five Fun Novelty Pen

16. Goofy™ Handz Pens© - High Five

Some of the best gifts for team members are cute, funny ones. Give a high-five to your team with this silly pen that features twist action and comes with a matching suction cup bottom to stand the pen up when not in use.

Rainbow is the New Black!

17. Bamboozle Puzzle Coaster Set

For a little subliminal team message, leave this unique coaster with interlocking pieces in your break room. These custom bamboo coasters can be imprinted with your company logo or team slogan.

Coffee Mug with Team Building Imprint

18. 15 oz Full Color Mug

Something as simple and as useful as a coffee mug can be some of the best gifts for team members. They are used daily, and you have the option to create a 4-color design to remind your team of their importance and affiliation.

Insulated Lunch Bag

19. Day Trip Lunch Bag

Imprint “teamwork makes dreamwork” on these polyester insulated lunch bags as a team building gift. A top zip main compartment is flanked with two front pockets and a side mesh pocket with a 12-can capacity.

Crestline offers many of the best team gifts available today including mugs, holiday gifts, corporate giveaways, apparel, and curated gift boxes. Check out our custom company store for more great ideas when it comes to team-building ideas and swag. By combining team-building activities and gifts with appreciation, professional development, and competitive pay and benefits, your organization can retain more of your top performers into the future.