Best Swag for Tech Companies

March 19, 2024

When it comes to the best tech company swag ideas, we’ve got the ones that get noticed!

The technology industry is fast paced and competitive. For companies looking to stand out among the masses, it can often feel overwhelming. While a lot goes into setting your company apart, including offering an amazing product or service, staying in the spotlight by captivating the attention of clients, employees, and potential recruits is no small feat. That’s one reason custom tech swag is so valuable. 

Branded tech promotional products that offer a mix of style, quality, and sustainability are more than just your average corporate gift or giveaways. By finding memorable tech swag items your recipient will love now and in the future, you can keep your company top of mind long after your product is received for even more marketing power. 

It’s important to remember that the best tech swag isn't just about slapping a logo on a t-shirt or handing out branded pens; it's a powerful tool for tech companies to reinforce their brand identity, foster a sense of community, and leave a lasting impression on their target audience. In this post, you’ll find a curated list of powerful company swag ideas that are just as cool as they are practical. 

24 tech corporate gifts for every budget that are perfect for getting noticed!

1. Customized Backpack 

Whether you’re looking to impress possible recruits, foster loyalty with your customers or share appreciation to your teams, backpacks continue to be a top gift idea. With a plethora of hues and customization options available, you’ll never have to compromise when it comes to promoting your brand

Shown: The North Face Groundwork Backpack

2. Branded Accessory Bags + Carabiners

Another gem when it comes to tech company swag ideas that get noticed! Custom accessory packs and personalized carabiners are both fun and functional! Plus, they’re great for adding to onboarding kits, swag stores, conference attendee bags and more.   

Shown: Topo Designs Carabiners and Accessory Bags

3. Custom Valet Tray

Looking for a luxe gift that won’t blow your budget? A classic valet tray made better with leather could be just what you need for the best tech conference swag and more. Talk to your Gemnote rep about leather embossing and more options for making your brand stand out!

Shown: Catch:3 - Classics Leather Wireless Charger with Valet Tray

4. Branded tee and tote 

Some things just go better together. Eggs and bacon. Cheese and macaroni. Custom apparel and matching merch! You get the idea! If you’re really looking to spoil your team or need an onboarding gift that makes your new hires feel like an MVP while displaying your beautiful branding, branded tees and totes are just the thing!

Shown: Custom Tote and Tee

5. Custom Laptop Sleeves

What’s the next best thing to tech? How about branded tech accessories that protect your gear. Whether you choose a fun whimsical pattern or elevate your tech corporate gifts with sleek fabrications, leather and embossing is up to you. Either way, your Gemnote rep can help you find all the best styles and branding options.

Shown: Custom Graf Lantz Laptop Sleeve

6. Custom Cap 

Another tried and true promotional tech swag item is everyone’s favorite beanie. For cooler days or just that cooler style, we can help you find the Another tried and true promotional tech swag item is an effortlessly cool custom cap. For warmer days or just that cooler style, we can help you find the perfect quality headware to sing your logo’s praises. perfect quality beanie to sing your logo’s praises. 

Shown: Custom Surf Cap 

7. Camper Cup with Logo

Raise a glass—or should we say mug that’s meant for the great outdoors! Perfect for encouraging your teams to take a break from the screens and toast to fresh air and great views! Talk to your Gemnote rep for customization options to make your brand shine. 

Photo courtesy of REI and Parks Project; Shown: Camper Mugs

8. Custom Crossbody 

There’s a reason crossbody bags are a favorite among not just tech company swag ideas, but industries across the board: Versatility! From weekend getaways to commutes, daily errands and more, a stylish bag like this one from Topo Designs, is the perfect essential that works day and night. 

Shown: Topo Designs Crossbody 

9. Logo Umbrella 

Another essential that offers major branding power: an umbrella! If you’re looking for items that are just as fun as they are stylish, this seasonal favorite is perfect for rainy and sunny days alike. 

Photo courtesy of A24 Films; Shown: Scramble Umbrella

10. Melange Socks

Socks as swag? We say why not! When it comes to small swag ideas for tech conferences, choose a basic essential you can never have too many of! For a pair they're sure to love, look for quality fabrication, like this one from Escuyer. 

Need a custom label, sleeve, or packaging to accompany your tech swag items? Talk to your Gemnote rep about our packaging and sustainability.   

Shown: Escuyer Men’s Melange Socks

11. Patagonia Outerwear

When you really want to impress your employees, leadership or top clients, look to name brands like Patagonia that are known for quality, style, and performance! 

For more impressive brands like Native Union, Nike, Stanley, The North Face, and more, check out our Lookbook!

Shown: Patagonia Men's Better Sweater® Fleece Jacket

12. Bluetooth Headphones 

Sometimes the best tech conference swag and featured prizes is more tech. Case in point: Bluetooth headphones that deliver crisp sound or even noise canceling, depending on the occasion! 

Shown: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX Noise Canceling Headphones

13. Custom Water Bottle

While bottles and tumblers have topped tech promotional products for years, they’re not all created equally. For the best in quality, choose brands known for quality. As for customizing, trust the experienced staff at Gemnote. 

Custom water bottles are just the beginning! See the best branded mugs for work for drop shipping or browse the Lookbook for more customizable drinkware. 

Shown: Soma Drinkware Water Bottle (Right) and Branded Sports Bottle (Left) 

14. Custom Tennis Balls

When it comes to the best tech swag, we say game on! If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box gift, Gemnote can help you ace your branding for tennis balls—and pretty much any other gear.   

Shown: MUI and Set Custom Tennis Balls

15. Laptop Sleeve + Organizers

Sometimes it’s the personalization that really makes a product come to life! Kind of like these laptop sleeves and organizers with fun branded patches! From screenprinting and embroidery to patches and labels, when it comes to customizing, trust the experts! 

Shown: Native Union WFA Macbook Sleeve and Organizer 

16. Custom Power Banks

It’s hard to slow tech lovers down—unless it’s the dreaded dead battery. Keep your favorite customers, employees, and really anyone connected with a customizable power bank!


Shown: Lexon Power Bank

17. Mini Speaker 

With a small but mighty Bluetooth speaker, you can let your recipient keep the tunes flowing almost day in and day out.  Choose one like this Mino + Alu speaker from Lexon and you’ll have 15 colors to choose from!

Shown: Lexon Mino + Alu Small Bluetooth Speaker

18. Long Sleeve Tee

Need something your recipient will appreciate immediately? A long sleeve shirt is just the thing for low temps and chilly conference rooms— which makes it tech conference swag approved too!

As for employee swag, custom tees like this one, as well as outerwear are perfect for uniforms, casual Fridays, team outings and more!

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters; Shown: Parks Project Welcome Long Sleeve Tee

19. Custom Coolers and Totes 

Even on the hottest of days, you can help your recipient keep their cool with a branded cooler tote or wine bag. 

Need more customizable picks for summer? Check out our Summer Swag Guide for staying cool and stylish all summer long!

Shown: Out of the Woods™ by KeepCool Bags

20. Custom Candy

Small swag ideas for tech conferences and giveaways don’t have to cost a lot to still be unique and memorable.  For a tasty treat that’s sure to leave your recipient wanting more, talk to your Gemnote rep for more branded candy ideas they’ll remember long after the day is through. 

Shown: Root Beer Float Taffy from Candy Club 

21. Personalized Backpack

Some backpacks have all the fun and the styling! Take for insurance this one from Nomatic, which is made with durable, water-resistant materials and YKK zippers. It also goes from backpack to briefcase magnetic water bottle pockets, RFID safe storage, and hidden pockets. 

Shown: Nomatic Travel Pack

22. Must-Have Hoodie

For major gift-giving kudos, a custom hoodie is just the ticket! Just don’t skimp on the branding, since you’ll want your company logo to go everywhere your recipient does! 

Shown: Custom Hoodie

23. Stanley Flowstate Tumbler

Looking to stand out as much Stanley did with their famous travel tumbler? The Stanley Quencher H.20 Flowstate 40 oz. Tumbler set the internet ablaze with its dishwasher safe, BPA free, insulated, hydration machine! Whether you opt to brand one like this or opt for a different style or smaller sizes, your Gemnote rep can help you find the perfect tumbler for your recipient and your budget!

Shown: Stanley Quencher H.20 Flowstate 40 oz. Tumbler

24.. Branded Diffuser

When it comes to the best tech corporate gifts, items that are unique and memorable, as well as boast unsurpassable quality, are hard to forget. Case in point, a stylish diffuser, like this one from Vitruvi that was awarded best diffuser for 2023. 

Shown: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

When it comes to swag for tech companies, your options for delighting your recipient are closer than you think. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more options, and see how the right promotional tech swag can help elevate brand recognition, build loyalty, and create meaningful connections in an ever-evolving industry landscape. 

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