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20 Business Gift Ideas For Employee Appreciation

by Alice Jackson Tweet - in Printshop Basics


Last updated on August 21st, 2023

Businesses can explore unique business gift ideas for employees to show appreciation for their contributions. Besides, such gifts boost their morale. But ensuring that each gift aligns with your employees’ diverse personalities is essential. So, pick custom business gifts that also align with current fashion trends.

Plenty of business gift ideas are out there, but your company should select them carefully. This is because each of your employees has a personality of their own. They have different tastes in terms of fashion trends and colors.

Often, people like to get clothes as gifts as they want to wear something unique and proudly roam around. But most clothes come with routine prints that do not give people a sense of uniqueness. So, people look for clothes that help make a distinctive fashion statement.

As an entrepreneur, when choosing clothing gifts for your employees, consider options you believe will boost their morale. They work hard, dedicating themselves to driving your company’s growth. Therefore, they deserve appreciation, and some impressive yet affordable gifts, especially in fashionwear.

We all love to wear clothes that best suit our different types of bodies. Some look for loosely fit garments, while others search for tight-fitting apparel. That is why most fashion-conscious people look for custom clothing that fits their bodily requirements.

Your company might have some teams specializing in a particular field of work. They could also be salespersons whom people recognize immediately as your representatives. They can wear custom team clothing to show unity and dedication to your company or organization.

Here, we can help you pick many such clothing and accessories gifts for your employees, which they will also find inspirational gifts.

20 Great Business Gift Ideas

As a business owner, are you searching for inspirational gift ideas? Here is our list of business gift ideas in clothing and accessories. We are sure your employees will love to have these gifts as your appreciation for their contribution.


01. Think Global Act Local Unisex Softstyle T-Shirt

While looking for inspirational gift ideas for your employees, this t-shirt can be your ideal choice. The message ‘Think Global Act Local’ is printed nicely on the fabric.

The tee inspires employees to apply global technology and ideas to solve local issues. This comfortable  fashionwear is made of 100% ring-spun cotton, which has a soft touch.

Think Global Act Local Unisex T-Shirt

02. Enjoy The Little Things’ Men’s Premium Fitted Cotton T-Shirt

Consider this tee while planning business gifts for your employees to boost their morale. Often, we  ignore life’s daily joys while we are busy completing our daily work routine. This is an impressively  customized business gift that inspires you to take a break and pay attention to the little things that  matter. The t-shirt is comfortable due to its soft and lightweight 100% combed ring-spun cotton fabric.

Enjoy The Little Things’ Men's Premium Fitted Cotton T-Shirt

03. Gender Equality Must Become A Lived Reality’ Men’s Premium Fitted Cotton T-Shirt

“Gender Equality Must Become a Lived Reality’’ is an inspirational message printed on this impressive t-shirt for men. It motivates us to consider females as equal in all walks of life. The tee is a soft and  lightweight apparel that your employees would like to have as a gift. Such custom outfits boost  workplace productivity.

Gender Equality Must Become A Lived Reality’ Men's Premium Fitted Cotton T-Shirt

04. ‘Do What You Love’ Unisex Softstyle T-shirt

The message printed on this unisex soft-style t-shirt is ‘’Do What You Love What You Do.’’ It inspires  employees to be creative in their lives. This custom apparel is made of 100% ring-spun cotton. Its  features include double stitching on the neckline and sleeves, added dye stability, and shoulder-to-shoulder taping.

Do What You Love’ Unisex Softstyle T-shirt

05. ‘Creative Minds Inspire Others’ Men’s Premium Fitted Cotton T-Shirt

Your employees would like this tee due to its message – “Creative Minds Inspire Others.” Creative  people  indeed like to share their works with others to inspire them. They will love to wear this tee for its  comfortable, soft, lightweight, and form-fitting features.

You can design one such impressive t-shirt on your own. All you need to do is to visit the Designhill t- shirt maker. This DIY tool works on your inputs to give you a plant of new design ideas. You can then  pick  one idea and make that your t-shirt design.

Creative Minds Inspire Others’ Men's Premium Fitted Cotton T-Shirt

06. ‘I’m Beautiful – I’m Strong – I’m a Woman’ Women’s Relaxed Short Sleeve T-shirt

It is a trendy t-shirt for women who like to follow new fashion tips. The inspiring lines written in Spanish,  ‘SOY HERMOSA – SOY FUERTE – SOY MUJER,’ translate to ‘I am beautiful, I’m strong, I’m a woman.’ This  relaxed-fit tee for women has a soft fabric touch, making it an effortless everyday outfit. Such custom t-shirts are made of 100% combed and ring-spun cotton that women can wear with a jacket and pants.

Also, consider offering custom hats as gifts to employees. They will proudly wear them with your  company logo impressively printed on them.

I'm Beautiful - I'm Strong - I'm a Woman’ Women's Relaxed Short Sleeve T-shirt

07. ‘One More Light’ Women’s Fashion Fit T-Shirt

This tee says – ‘One More Light’ in the handwritten lettering style and looks impressive. This tee fabric is  made of pre-shrunk 100% combed ring spun cotton to maintain your size throughout several washes.  You can pick this tee for its features, including shoulder-to-shoulder taping, seamed collarette, double-  needle stitched sleeves, and bottom hem.

You can also try out some custom embroidery jackets that look unique due to the delicate embroidery  work. So, give your personality a new look with these jackets as part of your fashion statement.

One More Light’ Women's Fashion Fit T-Shirt


08. ‘Everything Will Be Okay’ STELLA STREETER STDW143.

This hoodie is an excellent gift you can offer your employees to appreciate their contribution. The  hoodie  has ‘Everything will be Ok’ printed in hand-lettering style. It will boost the morale of your  employees to fight out a problem in life. This and other such hoodie designs are eco-friendly, made of  organic ring-spun combed cotton and recycled polyester.

Everything Will Be Okay’ STELLA STREETER STDW143


How about this hoodie as a gift for your valued employees? The inspirational writing ‘’Better Days  Ahead.’’ will surely motivate them to go on working hard for a better future.
This eco-friendly hoodie is made of cotton and recycled polyester fabric for comfort. Its features include  a Twin needle topstitch on the armhole, sleeve, and bottom hems, and a single-needle topstitch on the  neckline and hood.


10. ‘Stay Humble Hustle Hard’ Best Quote Unisex Premium Hoodie

This hoodie for your male employees will be a great inspirational gift. It has a nicely printed quote, ‘Stay  Humble Hassle Hard.’ You can gift this hoodie for its fleece fabric, making it comfortable for all seasons.  It is a lightweight, regular-fit hoodie with side-seamed construction.

How about picking custom dad hats as gifts for your employees? They will enjoy wearing it while  roaming around in their free time.

Stay Humble Hustle Hard’ Best Quote Unisex Premium Hoodie

11. ‘Magic Is Believing In Yourself’ Unisex Triblend Zip Hoodie

“Magic is believing in yourself’’ is the inspirational message printed nicely on this hoodie. This trendy  apparel is a fantastic gift idea your employees love to have from our company. The lightweight zip  hoodie is a modern fit. You get this hoodie in excellent fabric quality, a mix of polyester, ring-spun  cotton, and rayon.
Think of wearing custom socks to give you a better feel of wearing fashionable apparel. You will have a  great comfortable walk around with the socks designed for your requirements.

Magic Is Believing In Yourself’ Unisex Triblend Zip Hoodie


12. ‘Every Moment Matter’ Women’s Fleece Crop Sweatshirt.

This sweatshirt is another impressive gift your employees will be happy to have from your company.  Custom-design sweatshirts, such as this one, are made of soft fabric for an extra soft touch. They will  also like it for its trendy cut. It has a ribbed neckline. They are made of a mixed material of 52% airlume  combed, ring-spun cotton, and 48% poly fleece.

Every Moment Matter’ Women's Fleece Crop Sweatshirt.

13. ‘Without Struggle There’s No Progress’ Men’s Crewneck Sweatshirt

This is another sweatshirt that your employees will love to have as a gift. It has some advice printed in  hand lettering style, saying that ‘Without Struggle There is No Progress.’ This advice best suits  employees as they work on a problem and sometimes get frustrated due to multiple failures. They will   find some motivation to wear this sweatshirt.

While wearing a sweatshirt, you would also like to get nicely fitting comfortable socks that give you  walking pleasure. If you are unhappy with the readymade socks, you can create custom socks at  Designhill without prior experience.

Without Struggle There's No Progress’ Men's Crewneck Sweatshirt

Tank Top

14. ‘DONUT-MESS-WITH-ME’ Women’s Triblend Racerback Tank Top

This racerback tank comprises 50% polyester, 25% combed ring-spun cotton, and 25% rayon. So, it is a  soft and lightweight tank top that employees often wear. Its key features include form-fitting with a  flattering cut and raw edge seams for an edgy touch.

DONUT-MESS-WITH-ME’ Women's Triblend Racerback Tank Top

15. ‘Everyday Is A Fresh Start’ Women’s Flowy Racerback Tank Top

You can gift this soft racerback tank top confidently to your employees, who will like it for its fabric and  stitching quality. It is made of 65% polyester and 35% viscose fabrics while the fabric weight is light. You  will also like it for its relaxed and drapey fit, along with its side-seamed construction. It comes with a  motivational printed line saying that every day is fresh.

You should also explore some custom crop tops as gifts for employees. Women employees will love to  have this gift for making their fashion statement of the day.

Everyday Is A Fresh Start’ Women's Flowy Racerback Tank Top

16. ‘Done Is Better Than Perfect’ Men’s Muscle Tank

‘Done is Better Than Perfect’ is the advice printed remarkably on this muscle tank for your employees.  Most of us delay work unnecessarily to do that perfectly. But there is no such thing as perfection. So, it is  better to finish the work at hand per its schedule rather than delay it endlessly. Your employees will be  inspired to do a job on time with this gift of the muscle tank made of 100% airlume combed ring-spun  cotton.

Done Is Better Than Perfect’ Men's Muscle Tank

17. ‘Keep Going. Keep Growing’ Men’s Muscle Tank

Keep Going, Keep Growing is the motivational slogan on this custom tank top. Besides this remarkably printed message, the fabric quality is another reason to love this apparel. Your employees will be glad to  get this as a gift. It is a relaxed fit and side-seamed construction muscle tank with wide and low-cut  armholes.

Keep Going. Keep Growing’ Men's Muscle Tank

18. ‘Sassy Sea Lions’ Clear Case iPhone Case

An custom iPhone case is always an attractive gift that everyone loves to have. A company can offer this case to employees for its durability and beautiful prints. It will save the phone from scratches, dust, oil, and dirt. Its solid back and flexible sides make it an even more attractive gift. The case is made of solid but flexible polycarbonate with see-through polyurethane sides.

Along with phone cases, you can also offer a custom earbud case so the employees can keep their  delicate earbuds safe. Choose from a wide range of such cases in shape and color.

Sassy Sea Lions’ Clear Case iPhone Case

19 ‘Jungle Safari – 02’ Clear Case Samsung Case

You can also gift your employees a Samsung case such as this one. This is a sleek case having precisely  aligned cuts and holes. Such custom phone cases have unique features, including solid polycarbonate  back, see-through sides, and wireless charging compatibility.

Jungle Safari – 02’ Clear Case Samsung Case

Wall art

20. ‘Be Strong and Courageous’ Framed Poster with Frame Mat

Wall art or customized framed poster is another impressive gift you can plan to offer your employees assistance to boost their morale. This wall art is a sophisticated piece. It is made of quality matte paper. The frame is also of a high-end semi-hardwood alder frame. Its features include an acrylic front protector, a white  mat board, hanging hardware, and posters sized 21×30cm, equivalent to A4 size.

Your businesses can explore these unique business gift ideas to give to employees. These gifts will inspire your employees to progress and achieve their goals.

Be Strong and Courageous’ Framed Poster with Frame Mat

Wrapping Up

When appreciating their dedication to work, businesses should look for exciting and memorable gift Business ideas for employees. There are plenty of business gift ideas to explore. But apparels are what people love to have as custom business gifts. They can wear these comfortable clothes to make a fashion statement. These gifts are awe-inspiring and unique, which you can custom-create and order with just a few clicks.

Alice Jackson is a business consultant, blogger, social media enthusiast, online market analyst, amateur designer and an avid author at Designhill. She has written on several topics including social media marketing, SEO, content marketing, startup strategies and e-commerce. When she’s not writing, she loves spending her time reading romantic novels, Connect with her on Twitter: @jackson_alice1



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