24 Swag Classics That Never Go Out of Style

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Nehad Zein
Nehad Zein
Guest Writer

Published: December 10, 2020

High-quality swag is a difficult thing to get right. And you might not have the time or resources to experiment and put together a unique swag pack. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few high-quality classics from our swag catalog to quickly help you put together an amazing swag pack.  

T-shirts and Polos

1. Bella + Canvas Tee


This essential, unisex, jersey t-shirt is a swag favorite. It features a crew neck, short sleeves and superior Airlume combed and ring spun cotton that acts as a great canvas for printing, making it a swag classic that performs exceptionally well.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, Swag Packs, Essential Swag, Official Custom Branded Merch, Swag Staple, Community Swag, Referral Program Swag

2. Recycled Unisex Tri-Blend Tee


A crazy-soft tee that uses the equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic bottles. It’s the essential, unisex, sustainable swag favourite t-shirt. Made from a combo of polyester and cotton, it’s quite efficient at wicking away moisture to keep you comfortable. With this tee, you can literally feel your impact on the planet.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, Swag Packs, Holiday Swag, Sustainability, Eco-Friendly Swag, Team Culture, Social Impact, Community

3. Nike Team Legend Dri-FIT Crewneck


Planning an employee fitness drive? Do it right with the Nike Team Legend DRI-Fit crewneck t-shirt. DRI-Fit technology keeps the skin dry and comfortable while the lightweight softness makes it super comfortable for training. If you’re looking for a culture boost, set it as the uniform of choice for your logistics team.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Fitness Drive, Company Events, Marketing Swag, Logistics Industry, Athletics, Sports Fans, Health and Fitness, Team Culture, Community

4. The Planet Eco Polo


The Planet Eco Polo is built with a purpose. Made from comfortable, recycled polyester, each Eco Polo keeps 10 plastic bottles away from our landfills and oceans. It’s also a legit Polo shirt, wicking away moisture like a pro. Besides, what better way to flaunt your brand’s sustainability policy?

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Employee Milestone, Premium Swag, Company Culture, Business Casual, Sports Swag, Atheletes

Jackets & Other Apparel

5. New Era French Terry Bomber


TThe New Era French Terry Bomber is a perfect gift for the baseball fans on your team. It features soft French Terry, exposed black nickel zippers, contrast front pockets, rib knit hem and woven patches and labels. Plus, it runs half a size large. Thoughtful and unique classic swag? You bet. Check out a sample swag pack here.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Client Gifts, Holiday Swag, Employee Appreciation, Company Culture

6. Classic Dad Hat


This is the quintessential company hat. It features an unstructured, 6 panel build in washed chino twill with a fabric strap, and an antique brass sliding buckle adds some pretty contrast. Choose between a range of colors to really personalize it for your brand.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, Essential Swag, Marketing Swag

7. Super Soft Sustainable Joggers


For beginners, it’s different. Not many companies hand out custom branded apparel meant to be worn below the waist. If you want to, however, you’d be hard pressed to find a better option than these. They’re super soft, meaning super comfortable and they come with two pockets, with a straight fit complemented by banded bottoms. Made in a WRAP-certified factory, it’s another way to show off your brand’s love for sustainability.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Milestones, Fitness Swag, Travel Swag, Self-care Swag

8. Sock Club Custom Knit Socks


First off, gifting custom socks as part of your swag is an excellent way to stand out! And when you do it with a pair of these, it’s sure to leave a good impression. This custom knit pair from Sock Club look and feel classic, yet are manufactured to be supremely comfortable.

Pro Tip: Add a sock box for your socks to take your swag experience to the next level!

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Essential Swag, Holiday Swag, Company Culture, Specialty Swag, Trendy Swag, Company Merch, Community, Cool Custom Branded Swag

Water Bottles

9. The Zen Bottle


Few things are classier than a glass bottle. This 18 oz, single wall, borosilicate glass bottle comes with a smooth, threaded bamboo lid and a custom protective silicone sleeve. It’s a great basic to gift, and one that’ll make you effortlessly stand out. 

GOOD SWAG FOR: Holiday Swag, Company Culture, WFH Packs, Marketing Swag

10. H2Go Silo


The Silo is a doubled walled, copper vacuum insulated, stainless steel thermal bottle. It’s the perfect essential swag gift. Everybody drinks water and who wouldn’t like a branded thermal bottle to lug around their H2O (or any drink)? Check out a sample pack here.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, Travel Swag, Marketing Swag

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11. The Cupanion Sustainable Bottle


If you’re big on sustainability and haven’t got The Cupanion yet, you’re missing out. They’re sleek. They’re also tied to the Fill it Forward app where users can scan each refill to see their carbon offset, landfill reduction, and the specific environmental projects they are helping fund. You can take things up a notch higher by creating a custom tag and company app to track organisation wide sustainability metrics. Looking to leave a statement with a bottle? This is the swag classic for you.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Company Culture, Travel Swag, Client Gifts, Onboarding Swag, Sustainability, Eco-Friendly Swag, Company Values, Social Impact, Community

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Sweaters and Hoodies

12. Super Soft Crewneck


Yet another swag classic that performs well. The Super Soft Crewneck is super soft, versatile and extremely comfortable. It’s got a relaxed, athletic fit and can take anything you throw at it. This crewneck is literally a t-shirt for the winter, making it an essential winter swag classic.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, Essential Swag, Holiday Swag

13. feat® BlanketBlend Hoodie


Hoodies are oh so cozy! And this one is all the more so. It features feat’s BlanketBlend custom fabric that combines the comfort of cotton with the performance of polyester. The rare yarn finish and ButterWash process make it a super soft hoodie that’s perfect for any occasion.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Milestones, Holiday Swag, Travel Swag, Company Culture

Tumblers and Mugs

14. Uncorked Tumbler 2.0


For starters, it’s a tumbler that doesn’t require a coaster. The cork base keeps surfaces clean and the tumbler itself is pretty good at doing what tumblers do. It’s got stainless steel construction with copper vacuum insulation and a clear push-on lid with sliding closure. This one’s a solid classic swag option.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Office Swag, WFH Swag, Onboarding Swag, Marketing Swag

15. Bistro Matte Mug


Want to stand out with a basic mug? Go matte. This 15oz. bistro mug, made from stone, features a glossy interior and a classy matte exterior. If you thought your logo looked good, wait till you see it on this piece of matte swag.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, WFH Swag, Marketing Swag

16. The Tin Can


Top swag classic alert! The Tin Can is a handmade, impact resistant enamel mug. It’s a cool alternative to traditional custom stoneware mugs and has the advantage of being durable and different. It’s perfect for picnics, bbq parties, virtual happy hours or anywhere really. Plus, it looks pretty on a desk. See it in a pack here.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Happy Hour Swag, Employee Anniversaries, Travel Packs, Holiday Swag

17. The Explorer Mug


Like the name suggests, it’s a mug that you can take anywhere. It’s got double walls, copper vacuum insulation, 18/8 stainless steel construction and a cork base that lets you get away with not using coasters. 

Oh, and it’s got a clear push-on lid with matching swivel closure. All this, and a matte powder coated finish that’ll make your logo pop. Your brand is about to accompany their every adventure.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Client Gifts, Travel Swag, Employee Appreciation, WFH Swag 


18. Moleskine Cahier


Few things are more functional than a lightweight journal. They’re perfecting for writing down rants, noting down ideas or just doodling. This thing is tough, light and customisable, making it a quintessential swag classic. Plus, your logo’s going to look lit on that cover.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Company Culture, Marketing Swag, Essential Swag 

19. Tuscany Soft Touch Journal


The essential company journal, dressed classy. The soft leather Italian PU, complemented by a polyester band lends the notebook a premium aesthetic, making it the perfect gift for clients and senior executives. It also comes with a bookmark and a document pocket inside the back cover for added practicality. 

GOOD SWAG FOR: Senior Employees, Client Gifts, WFH Swag, Essential Swag

20. Rocketbook Everlast Executive


The Rocketbook Everlast Executive is a classic notebook built for the digital age. Use any pen from the Pilot Frixion line and enjoy writing that sticks to the paper just like how it should. Scan the page with your smartphone and once you’re ready to erase the page, simply wipe it with a damp napkin to get back your blank canvas. These things are super versatile and make for fab branded gifts or even as reusable workflow equipment.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Company Culture, Client Gifts, Holiday Swag, Office Swag

Backpacks and Duffles

21. Parkland Kingston Backpack


If you’ve got a ton of Gen-Z members, the branded backpack is an essential piece of swag. The Parkland Kingston’s exterior is made from 100% recycled water bottles and features a classic design providing plenty of room to store stuff like a 15’’ laptop and other daily essentials. The Parkland is a backpack that can do everything, which means it’s also a splendid gift for your employees’ kids. Family swag is always a winner in our books. 😉

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Onboarding, Family Swag, Holiday Swag, Essential Swag

22. Solgaard Hustle Backpack


The Solgaard Hustle is a good-looking, functional backpack designed for professionals. It’s an urban companion helping you work smarter and harder regardless of the place. And it’s got a few tricks up its sleeves such as secret pockets for your cards, a dedicated section for your laptop and a cushy back padding for comfort. This is one backpack that makes the everyday easier.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Essential Swag, Senior Employees, Client Gifts, Remote Work Swag, Award Swag, Commuters, Travel Swag, Brand Ambassadors

23. Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender


An incredible hybrid built for both travel and everyday use. The bag features a fully padded laptop sleeve, two water bottle holders, exterior zip pocket, luggage handle pass-through (that’s also a pocket), and multiple ways to carry: crossbody, shoulder, or in-hand. Made from 100% recycled polyester, this is one sustainable, durable duffle.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Client Gifts, Employee Appreciation, Travel Swag, Branding Swag

24. Day Owl Sustainable Backpack


The Day Owl Sustainable Backpack houses a few tricks within its sleeves. It has sneaky pockets that discreetly carries anything you need it to, and the chimney pocket can comfortably fit bottles of up to 750ml. Plus, it’s sustainably made from durable and recycled materials. And boy oh boy, the Day Owl is one good looking backpack.

GOOD SWAG FOR: Employee Milestones, Holiday Swag, Client Gifts, C-level Swag, Travel Swag

Classic Swag That Lasts Forever!

There you are! 24 pieces of amazing, high-quality classic swag items that you can add to your next (or first) swag pack. These items can be used literally forever and will never go out of style. And the classic swag items listed here will work regardless of your industry. Hooked? Get in touch with a Swag Expert now! 


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