15 Best Customized Christmas Gifts for Every Budget

September 27, 2021

Rock your corporate gifting once and for all with these gift ideas.

The Best Corporate Gifter title is yours for the taking! For awesome corporate gifts that don’t suck and won’t blow your company’s holiday swag budget, you don’t want to waste time investing in items that will be regifted without a thought, or worse, trashed. There are so many affordable Christmas gift ideas that can be customized with your company’s logo and branding. But we’ve narrowed down the options to provide you with options your recipients are sure to love. Plus, when you partner with Gemnote for your company swag, you can be proud of your swag and feel good about the gifts you give. 

Our list of the 15 Best Customized Christmas Gifts for Every Budget offers high-end and inexpensive Christmas gifts to celebrate those who help make your company shine! Whether it’s your hard-working team, dedicated suppliers, vendors, and partners, or those loyal customers who have supported you through the good times and the bad—like the pandemic, these are the gifts that you will be proud to put your company’s name on!  

Ready to dive in? We’ve got 15 products that are sure to dazzle every recipient on your list. Plus, we’ve added recommended options that can be customized with your branding in different price ranges. Just know, there’s a lot more where those came from. So if you don’t see something that you think is perfect for your company, talk to your Gemnote. They can create a curated collection of items to help meet your business objectives and budget.  

15 Best Customized Christmas Gifts for Every Budget

1. Reusable Bags  

The best creative inexpensive Christmas gifts should be both pretty and practical. When it comes to style, nothing beats a colorful reusable bag with your logo on it! You’ll help your recipient up their game on being more earth-friendly since we all know short-lived, one-and-done items are horrible on the environment! But you can find great reusable bags in a variety of colors and patterns that are ready for customization.

Shown: Baron Fig Tote starting at $45

Shown: Standard Baggu starting at $12

2. Tee Shirts

Can a tee-shirt make a terrific corporate gift? Yes! In fact, if you invest in customizing a soft, quality tee there’s really no telling where your marketing efforts can go. Long sleeve, short sleeve, cropped, (fitted, you get the idea!) tees are always in style and just what we need to get through casual workdays, weekends, and our best adventures.  

Shown: Ascoulor Tees starting at $26-$44 

Shown: Marine Layer Air Crew Tee starting at $45

3. Lunch Coolers

Not only do reusable lunch coolers offer a more eco-friendly choice over plastic and paper bags, but these, in particular, offer a durable design and awesome insulation so snacks and meals stay fresh!

Tip: To really sweeten this gift, throw in a reusable tumbler or ice pack.  

Shown: Corkcicle Nona $39.95 

Shown: Yetti lunch cooler $79.99

4. Duffels 

For Christmas gifts on a budget that pack a punch, everyone could use a great duffel bag. With pockets and adjustable straps, your recipient will love having a quality bag that’s perfect for the gym, commutes, getaways. Ask your Gemnote rep the different ways you can personalize your duffel for the best gift or marketing swag around. 

Tip: To really make this gift sizzle, talk to your Gem note rep about adding a personalized activity tracking device like the Fit Bit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate and GPS. 

Shown: Nike Brasilia Duffel starting at $50

Shown: Port Authority Team Duffel  starting at $23.98

5. Sweatshirts 

A great option for discount Christmas gifts is a sweatshirt. After all, the coldest months are still to come, and even those who live in the south aren’t immune to chilly indoor events and conference rooms.

Tip: To let your marketing dollar go farther, customize with a timeless design (in other words skip the reindeer and mistletoe) and order extra for swag giveaways and team networking events. 

Shown: Unisex Sponge Fleece Sweatshirt starting at $25.96

Shown: Marine Layer Reverse Pullover starting at $145

6. Travel Tumblers

Plastic bottles wreak havoc on the environment, filling up our oceans and landfills. But with a reusable tumbler, not only does your recipient get a sustainable gift, but they can enjoy their beverage longer thanks to the insulation!

Tip: Customized tumblers make great giveaway swag for holiday gifts, marketing incentives, and employee onboarding kits. Many times you can save on the cost per item when you order larger quantities. 

Shown: Miir 12-oz tumbler stating at $22

Shown: Stanley Adventure Quencher 40 oz tumbler starting at $40 

7. Hoodies

For affordable Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank—or your budget, hoodies are a sure-fire win for recipients of all ages. Plus, with more colors than the rainbow, finding your perfect one to customize is a breeze!

Tip: For more options check out Gemnote’s 20 Best Custom Hoodies and Sweatshirts for Employees and Customers

Shown: Alternate Apparel Blended Fleece Hoodie $33.50

Shown: Carhartt Full Zip starting at $50

8. Backpacks

For day-tripping, commuting, traveling, shopping, and treks to the gym, having a quality backpack is perfect for keeping all your essentials safe and organized. And, while not cheap Christmas gifts under 10 dollars, you can find quality backpacks in an assortment of colors and styles that can be customized. Just talk to your Gemnote rep, they’re the experts on personalized swag and can help you find the gifts in your budget. 

Tip: Need onboarding gifts, something special for your interns? Stylish and functional backpacks are the gift they didn’t know they wanted!

Carhartt Canvas backpack $40 

Herschel Retreat Backpack - $89.99

9. Blankets

Cute easy cheap Christmas gifts don’t have to be limited to useless trinkets. When it comes to giving customized corporate gifts, make sure they leave a positive lasting impression. One thing your recipients are sure to love is a great blanket they can use year-round. 

Choose a blanket your recipients can enjoy through every season from winter nights to summer picnics and a design they’ll be proud to leave on their couch. 

Shown:  Cotton throw starting at $15.90

Shown:  Rains blanket starting at $110

10. Hats

Can anyone really have too many caps? We think not! Hats are the best cheap Christmas gifts under $20. Plus, they’re perfect for bad hair days, sunny days, and even as part of a uniform to help identify your employees at events or in-store. For more options and even cheap Christmas gifts under 10 dollars, talk to a helpful rep from Gemnote. 

Tip: Thinking about taking your team to a baseball game or other event? Let them wear your branded hat for major marketing power!

Shown: Port Authority Brushed Twill cap starting at $15

Shown: Ascolour hat starting at $14 

11. Vests

While not as heavy and constricting as a jacket, vests are great for layering and keeping your core warm. And according to BackPacker, you’re less likely to overheat and are great for high-exertion hiking with moderate winds and more. Against comparable jackets, vests are more affordable Christmas gifts options. 

Tip: When it comes to saving money on shipping, weight matters. Vests are a lightweight option that packs up small and ships with ease! Just make sure you order in time to have yours customized and shipped by the holidays.    

Shown: Carhartt Duck Vest starting at $70

Shown: The North Face Castle Rock Soft Vest starting at $99

12. Dopp Kits 

Dopp Kits are excellent small useful gift ideas and really, who couldn’t use a little extra storage? Whether you go all out for premium leather with a netted zipped inside storage area or the Topo Designs style that features a self-standing design and easy to clean water-resistant pack cloth interior, these are perfect for home and traveling. 

Tip: Looking to spice up your Dropp Kit gift? Ask your Gemnote rep about personalization options for hand sanitizers or mints that are fun to add as a surprise inside.   

Shown: Topo Designs Dopp Kit starting at $34

Shown: Kiko Leather Dopp Kit starting at $110 

13. Jackets 

When you really want to spoil your customers, employees, and more you can’t go wrong with a designer jacket loaded with features. Plus, when you add your logo or customize a high-end jacket, your brand will go where your recipient does.   

Tip: Not sure whether you want to customize with screenprinting or embroidery? Talk to a Gemnote rep for design options and more. 

Shown: Marmot Drop Line Fleece Jacket starting at $100 

Shown: Arc'teryx Delta LT Hoody Jacket Starting at $159

14. Travel Accessories

Thanks to the pandemic, traveling has been limited to where we have to go instead of where we want to go. But with more precautions being taken at airports and those in the hospitality business as well as vaccines that are available, wanderlust is coming back. If you’re looking for a gift that will bring a sense of adventure with it, travel accessories are the gifts that put the fun in functional! Plus, with an RFID blocking case, travelers can jet, set, and go while keeping their digital info safe. 

Tip: Want to up your swag game? If you’re looking to gift corporate travel gear why not include a matching customized crossbody or hip pack? Because when it comes to adventure, keeping your hards free is half the fun. 

Shown: RFID Blocking Classic Leather Passport Case starting at $26.25

Shown: Timbuk2 Copilot Luggage Roller at $229.00

15. Electronics

Who can resist a great tech gift? Whether it’s an extra storage case for organizing your cords, cables, and tech accessories, or a customizable power bank that’s great for traveling, your recipient will love having staying connected and having everything they need close at hand. 

Tip: When it comes to branded swag, electronics are easy favorites everyone could use. If your company doesn’t have a swag store, ask your Gemnote rep how you can offer one in time for the holidays.  

Shown: Native Union Stow Lite Organizer for electronics starting at $29.99

Shown: Rechargeable power bank starting at $19.99

Our list of best customized Christmas gifts offers practical gifts to make for Christmas for different budgets that are sure to bring applause! While you might find other DIY easy cheap Christmas gifts to give, they probably won’t offer the quality you want to put your corporate logo on. If you need cheap Christmas gifts under 5 dollars, you may want to think about gifting small food options with custom labeling or sending out personal cards (which are also great handmade gift ideas for friends). These options offer personalized Christmas gifts under $5 that will still send a professional holiday sentiment to your recipient. 

For more cheap gifts under 10 dollars, you might also consider laptop stickers and pens. Just make sure you account for customization when possible when you are searching for the best cheap Christmas gifts under $10. After all, if your recipient doesn’t remember who gave them a gift it is most likely not worth your investment at all. For the best cheap Christmas gifts under $5, ask your Gemnote rep about options for magnets and paper swag. 

Remember, the best cute easy cheap Christmas gifts are only worthwhile to your recipient if they are memorable and/or add value. And, just as you would not gift bad cheap gifts for family, you also shouldn’t gift unwanted cheap gifts for employees as this could leave them with a negative impression of your company. And, for the best budget Christmas gifts and delivery, remember when it comes to saving money, you’ll want to make sure you don’t have to pay extra for rush shipping. 

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