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10 Best Corporate Gift Bag Ideas

FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Corporate Incentive Trip Gifts, Custom Gift Designs, Employee Appreciation Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

From branded duffle bags for travel, to beach bags for retreats, to tote bags for conferences to bags with custom event maps, can you tell that we love designing custom corporate gifts with bags? After all, who doesn't love a useful and high-quality bag, especially when it comes packed with thoughtful gifts, treats and keepsakes you can't find anywhere else?

Whether carefully curated to thank loyal customers, or custom branded for a conference, we always enjoy designing welcome gift bags and event swag gift bags for companies. If you're looking for inspiration for unique gift bags for an event or for appreciation, please enjoy as we share 10 of our favorite corporate gift bag ideas.

When attendees are at an event, or out of town for a conference, a gift bag where the bag is high quality enough to also be a part of the gift is a luxurious touch that takes any corporate gift to the next level. It's this attention to detail with every part of a gift design from start to finish that helps our corporate clients communicate their brand values and reinforce their company mission.

Not just for welcome gift bags for incentive trips, and conference or meeting swag, gift bags are a great option as a way to thank employees and appreciate clients. We also incorporate the bag itself into the gift design for client thank you's, employee recognition, and customer referrals as well. 

Let's take a peek inside some of our team M&G's favorite corporate gift bag ideas. 

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Sustainable and Useful

More and more businesses are leaning towards sustainability for their gifting needs, as we've talked before about the future of corporate gifting. These custom design corporate gift bags for Aramark were right on trend and right for our planet! 

To thank their most loyal clients, we custom designed a sustainable themed gift tote bag that was packed full of re-usable and environmentally friendly gift items, like straws, glassware, bowl and napkins, right down to the recycled jute tote gift bag and a zero-waste cookbook.

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Comforting Farewell

Many do welcome gifts to greet guests upon arrival, but if your business wants to leave a lasting impression, curated and thoughtful departing gift bags as attendees and guests are leaving your event is the way to go.

Farewell and thank you for coming was the goal of the custom corporate branded travel gift backpacks that we designed for Samsara. After a relaxing and well-earned corporate incentive trip to the beach, top sales executives received a going-away backpack for the plane ride which was full of travel essentials to make their trip home more comfortable - if that's even possible after a beach vacation!

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Memorable Experience

Our corporate gifting client, Cedar, wanted to create a memorable experience for their best clients at their biggest event of the year. Using their eye-catching brand aesthetic and the event's location in New York City, we custom designed a branded gift bag that can be used for anything from grocery runs to quick trips.

Each corporate gift bag was packed full of locally inspired New York themed keepsakes, gourmet treats, useful office supplies, and a custom branded long-sleeve jacket with a logo - talk about a gift that attendees will appreciate long after the event is over!

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Family Fun Thank You

What better way to thank hard working employees and staff than with a custom corporate gift bag full of branded swag? We custom designed swimming pool themed family fun gift bags for our client, Sunset Pools, and they were as fun as they looked!

As a custom pool designer, they wanted to thank their employees with a unique, yet memorable gift bag that still felt in line with their brand aesthetic. Not only were their gift bags on brand, but the gift contents of sunscreen, pool towel, pool toys and more, were perfectly appropriate to enjoy with family and friends.

On brand, on theme and tons of fun - now, that's our kind of gift bag! 

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Welcome to Nashville

Welcome to Nashville! For S2 Residential, our goal was to design a cohesive gift bag that welcomed their guests to a fun weekend in Nashville! We wanted these custom gift bags to be luxe, and full of products local to Nashville that recipients wouldn't be able to purchase elsewhere.

We also wanted to strike a balance between keepsake items, like a branded baseball hat, with only a few edible treats so that recipients would have items to keep in their homes to remember the trip.

It's the custom printed map of the city of Nashville on the outside of the gift that does it for us! From start to finish, these custom corporate event gift bags were on brand and on point.

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Relaxing Retreat

To get a sales executive team out of the office, and connecting (and relaxing!) together at a corporate retreat, we custom designed a branded canvas tote bag for the Wall Street Journal.

The camp themed bags were packed full of everything employees needed to relax and unplug at their annual sales meeting summit, including a branded poncho, throw blanket and baseball hat. These welcome gift canvas tote bags were just what the doctor ordered after long hours at the office.

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Modern Professional Team Building

For their annual strategic planning event with their senior leadership team, we worked with Independent Living Systems to custom design a corporate event gift bag to welcome employees, help them relax, and encourage connection with each other outside of the office. 

Our goal was to design an upscale team building inspired gift bag to impress and delight meeting attendees. The gift bags were full, gender neutral, and appropriate for a high-caliber employee to receive and think, “wow, now this an impressive and unique gift bag!”

We chose a “modern professionals” gift bag theme and steered away from gift items and packaging that couldn’t be consumed during the event, or easily packed at the conclusion of the meeting. Instead, we curated a banded gift bag that was highly usable (and reusable) for recipients, including a long sleeve shirt with the company logo.

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Branded Holiday

For corporate gifting client, Ushur, we curated a company-branded gift bag for the holidays that felt festive for the season, even though it was designed with their brand aesthetic in mind. 

Our goal was to design a brand focused, yet festive holiday gift bag. We wanted these custom gifts to be high-end while also feeling reflective of their mission. We also wanted to provide gift contents that felt appropriate for the holiday season with contents recipients would actually use and enjoy.

Each custom branded backpack was filled with usable essentials like an ultra-plush printed blanket, and treats like a candy cane bundle, a gingerbread chocolate bar, and a dark chocolate mint cookie. 

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Beach Traveler

For Atlas Holdings, our goal was to custom design luxury gift bags to welcome clients and investors to an in-person conference at a beach resort. Each branded canvas tote bag - that can be used over and over again after the event is over - was filled with quality products and beach inspired gifts that were easily packable and suitable for travelers.

The custom curated beach bags were packed with a high end beach towel, a waterproof travel pouch, and a wireless speaker, as well as a custom branded note card with a personalized welcome message and the event's itinerary. 

Corporate Gift Bag Idea: Hawaiian Beach Bags

What better way to treat attendees to a corporate incentive trip in Hawaii than with a coordinated and cohesive gift set strategically delivered throughout the weekend to make guests feel relaxed and appreciated?

We worked with a corporate gifting client, Samara, to custom design a "fun in the sun '' themed gift bag perfect for the beach or lounging poolside. Don't miss the other custom gift sets designed to give throughout the incentive trip weekend!

The branded canvas tote gift bags were packed full of gifts and treats to help guests enjoy a day in the Hawaiian sun with a waterproof camera, sunscreen, a beach towel and gourmet beach snacks. 

A bag is something that everyone can and will use. When you pack it full of even more intentional gifts to reinforce your brand aesthetic, it says so much about your company - in just one bag. When a custom gift bag is thoughtful and intentional on every level, it makes a gift bag stand out and creates a lasting memory with a recipient. 

We had a hard time narrowing it down to just 10! So be sure to check out more corporate gift bag ideas in our collection of the Top Corporate Gifts With Totes

We hope that you found inspiration in our collection of the top 10 corporate gift bags. Get in touch with a member of our Design Team today to set up a quick and easy video design consultation to talk about your gifting goals. We can't wait to hear from you!

Happy gift bagging!

3 Ways to Do Gifting With Marigold & Grey

When it comes to corporate gifting, gifts for your business, or gifts for your company's employees, clients or events, there are three unique ways to gift with Marigold & Grey.

#1: Custom Gift Design Service

If you're interested in elevated branded gifts for your company for employee appreciation, holiday or any corporate event in between, please get in touch with us to ask about our custom corporate gift design services. We'd love to work with you or your team to create something that reflects your company's brand with limitless options for customization to include branding the packaging, gift contents, printed collateral, and more. 

#2: Add-Your-Own-Logo Program (i.e. Semi-Custom Gifts)

In addition to custom gift design, we also offer a thoughtful semi-custom gift design program with low order minimums and your company's logo and brand on each gift you send. Our Add-Your-Own-Logo Program is perfect for businesses that want to send company branded gifts either all at once for an event or particular marketing campaign OR throughout the year, on demand as you need them, for special occasions like employee appreciation, birthdays, client thank you gifts, and more.

#3: Ready-to-Ship Collection in our Online Shop

For curated gift sets and themed gift baskets that are easy to send for any occasion in life or work, don't forget to shop our curated collection of ready-to-ship gift boxes with quick turnarounds and no order minimums. These ship out within 1-3 business days; rush next-day shipping is also available at checkout.

Images: Lissa Ryan Photography 
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