Add Fun to the Workplace with Unconventional Desktop Trinkets

Put some fun in your employees’ work stations with these unique customizable products. They’re useful, great conversation starters, and perks up any office desk.

With more companies putting a premium on better employee retention and promoting positive practices to reduce stress among workers, little gifts like these do make some difference in keeping the team balanced and shows that even a corporate business doesn’t always take itself too seriously.

Below are some of our hot picks for the week.

Promotional desktop toys for employees or trade show giveaways
All products are available for bulk order at brandspirit.com

Display notes and photos with the COLORFUL MAGNETIC ACROBAT PEOPLE CLIPS. The Acrobat features a colorful assortment of people-shaped clips attached to a silver magnetic base. Great for team building, this unconventional gift can be customized with your corporate logo, brand name or message. A fitting way to say “Thank You” to excellence in their work.

Warm up potential clients with the MICRO SOUND DESKTOP BUTTON BUSINESS CARD HOLDER. It’s the business card holder that talks. This would also work for trade show booths to help grab attention from attendees.

Talk about cute, ROLLY THE ROBOT HUB hits all the right marks. This hub will be a great conversation starter when its out on your desk. It has 4 USB ports which means employees can plug in their mouse, keyboard or any other USB device! This fun little desktop hub has glowing, blue LED eyes when transferring data. It comes with an extension cable and adds extra ports for your desktop or laptop! You can also have your logo imprinted on the front or back of the hub.

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REELZChannel Gives Party-goers An Unforgettable Experience

What do you get when you mix an Octoberfest-themed party with the upfronts in April?  You get raving reviews from party-goers and SWAG that disappears off tables faster than it can be replenished.

 

Creating a unique and memorable party gift was top priority for this project for REELZChannel, an independent television channel with original shows such as Hollywood Hillbillies, Beverly Hills Pawn, and Hollywood Scandals.  

Since the party was Octoberfest themed, a ceramic German-style beer stein was chosen as the party gift for those who attended. In order to ensure that the clients’ artwork really “popped,” ceramic decals were used which were then high-fired onto ceramic beer steins. This process fuses the ceramic decal onto the mug so that it seamlessly integrates with the mug itself.

Nice packaging can really take a gift to the next level.  So we created custom-printed gift boxes filled with orange crinkle cut filling to hold each ceramic beer mug. These gift boxes were then placed into branded gift bags for easy transport home after the party.

In the end, mission accomplished!  The gifts receive raving reviews and our client was thrilled with the results.

After getting the gifts back home, some people even found additional creative uses for the crinkle filling such as this hilarious office prank.  Now where are those files?

 

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Help Employees Deal with Stress with Anti-Stress Toys

When there’s too much to do, when tensions are high, and there is little time to finish everything at work, the inevitability of stress rears its head and we get high-strung, unproductive employees. While it is normal to feel this way once in a while in the office, it’s important for management and business owners to nip it in the bud early on before our best employees burn out. 

One of the many initiatives of HR is to organize regular company outings or offer gym memberships to tenure employees. Some brands also offer counseling as well as hire speakers to address looming concerns about increased stress in the work place.

There are also gift-giving initiatives that work well. Many brands have also started taking advantage of the recent boom of creative anti-stress toys. Fidget spinners have been trendy employee gifts over the past 6 months, and custom slime makers have been seen all over social media.

We’ve listed a few more stress relievers that are new to the market and would make great gifts for the entire team.

 

Promotional anti stress gifts for employees such as silly putty, stress balls and slime
All products are available for bulk order at brandspirit.com

SMOOSH BALLS – Smoosh it up! This stress relief ball is like none other. Smoosh it, and memory foam technology helps the ball to keep that shape. Get mesmerized it slowly returns back to its original round shape.

SMART PUTTY – Bounce it, mold it and let employees stretch their imagination in new directions. Smart Putty is a great stress reliever, executive toy or can be used for therapy. These gifts are also perfect to strengthen and tone the muscles of the fingers, hands, and forearms after injury, surgery, or simply to build strength. 

a-ROMA STRESS BALL – This promotional item is a patented stress relieving soft stress ball with aromatherapy scent that releases relaxing aromatherapy scents when squeezed. It’s made from high-quality smooth Lycra covering. Definitely a soothing item to have during stressful days.

Your employees will appreciate and love your brand even more.

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New Wooden Puzzle Giveaways for Smart Customers

Puzzle games and tactile learning toys are making a comeback and it’s not just for kids. Teens and adults have been seen playing with these brain-teasing toys over the past couple of years.

Research has proven that regular brain exercise using “gamified” tools like puzzles provide cognitive and emotional benefits for adults. Benefits include:

  • Enhanced memory
  • Accelerated ingenuity
  • Supports the entire thought process
  • Production of dopamine (happy hormones)
  • Relaxation & meditation

Puzzle manufacturers have been coming up with more variations and level of challenges for puzzles and they’ve also combined it with a greater consciousness for the use of sustainable, non-toxic materials. The puzzles below are some of the latest and trendiest promotional puzzle toys making the rounds in trade shows and work desks everywhere.

promotional puzzles and custom wooden branded puzzles to giveaway
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Add the FLOWER PATTERN WOODEN PUZZLE to your employees’ collection of desktop toys in the office. They’re pretty, eco-friendly, and challenging. This 9-piece  puzzle has 24 locations for your to imprint your logo.

When placed on a desk or in a conference room, the fun RUBIK’S CUBE WOODEN PUZZLE can’t be left alone and begs to be played with and solved. The wood material is eco-friendly and it has 54 imprint locations. Your brand will be on the top of users’ minds as they work through this fun challenge.

The BARREL PUZZLE has 11 pieces to take apart and put together. Customize by imprinting your logo in 4 locations. Like the other puzzles, it’s made of eco-friendly recycled wood for sustainability.

Your customers and team will be setting their own record time in solving these fun toys in no time. Keep sharing the brand love!

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Employee Gift Idea: Fidget Toys for Productivity

There have been recent studies on the positive effects of fidget toys in the workplace. Spinners, cubes, and seven silly putty have been flying off the shelves because of the increased demand from people working 8 to 10-hour office jobs.

As a business or brand who believes in supporting and developing good talent and productive employees, why not take this trend and translate in into employee gifts on your next company event. This is not only a thoughtful gesture as a business owner and leader but it’s also an innovative way of creating a positive company culture.

While fidget cubes and spinners have been around since 2015, developers have continuously created new designs with more fiddles and switches to help your team cope with crunch time.

fidget toys as custom employee gifts
All fidget toys above are available for custom order at gobrandspirit.com

The MOKURU FIDGET REVOLVER is the perfect desktop toy for the fidgety employee. This specific customizable toy lights up too! Add a short message in addition to your logo to make it more personal for the team. Here’s how it works.


 

FIDGET PENS just came out this year and it has all the bells and whistles of a very awesome fidget gadget. It can be bent, rolled, and used as an actual pen. It’s made of stainless steel and you can easily customize it by screen printing. Check it out in action below:

Finally, check out the 12 SIDE FIDGET CUBE which technically makes it a dodecagon (the more you know!). It has 6 more addictive fun tactual sensations your employees will love. They also come in fun pop colors that adds an additional stimulating appeal to the fidget toy. Customize it with your logo via screen print. Watch the demo to see its cool new features:

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Put Together A Cool Welcome Kit for Your Employees to Get them Excited

Nothing says “We’re glad to have you on our team” than a thoughtful, cool welcome kit for your newbie’s first day. It instantly breaks the ice and it’s a sure way to pep them up about their new and exciting career in your company.

Planning to put together an employee welcome kit? We have these suggestions you’ll love.

employee welcome kit

Work means fueling your team with caffeine and basically any type of beverage to help them be productive workers throughout the day. The stainless steel mug with your company’s logo is the perfect drinkware to keep them hydrated. 

They’ll also be taking lots of notes during meetings and when they’re feeling a little extra creative, make sure they have the perfect customized notepad so they don’t miss a thing! One of your brand’s next best idea could be there. And if it’s a digital file, you gotta make sure they have their own thumb drive that’s both fun and maybe a little novel to show them your business knows how to have fun too!

You also need to make sure their hands and arms aren’t too strained from clicking that mouse all day. An ergonomic mouse pad with your bran’s logo and maybe some encouraging quotes is a good addition to the kit. 

Dress up their desk or cubicle with some greens. A desktop indoor plant makes a perfect decor for their work stations because it’s relaxing and it’s nice to have something they can grow. Wrap it up with a nice, branded jacket embroidered or printed with your logo to keep them warm and dry. 

Make their first day special and give employees the right impression. The little gifts speak volumes about your brand’s culture.

Employee retention starts on Day One: The employee welcome gift

Across all generations, employment retention specialists find that employees feel that recognition is the number one thing that drives them to do great work. And on the flip side, lack of appreciation is also the number one reason people leave their jobs.

In short, no one likes to be ignored, and it makes sense to spread the spirit of recognition all the way to an employee’s first day in the office. A thoughtful, useful or fun welcome package lets new hires know they’re valued, and it can give a sense of your company’s culture. Tech startups might be inclined to give a gift like our Garner Knit Full Zip Hoody (ladies style can be viewed here). A more ‘corporate’ employer might stick to tried and true options like our Oxford Slim 15” Computer Briefcase or a 20oz Vacuum Tumbler.

So why wait to recognize employees? Welcoming new hires with a collection of branded products makes them feel like a valued member of the team from day one. When selecting items, consider a mix of products ranging from the practical (think sports bottles and journals) to things that are just plain fun (bluetooth speakers and drones). Here are a few new products we’d be excited to see on our desk when we started a new job: 

 

 

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