Our unique gift list is sure to delight your clients, employees, suppliers, and more!
A new year brings new goals and opportunities for your business to flourish. Whether you’re looking to increase sales, strengthen or create brand loyalty, or maybe have a bigger impact on social media, your marketing swag can help you get there! And, when it comes to memorable New Year gift ideas for 2023, we’ll help you find marketing gear that resonates with your recipients and helps you reach your goals.
In addition, if your holiday gifting didn’t help yield the results you were hoping for, gift cards for new year, as well as new year gift ideas for employees and new year gift ideas for customers, make excellent incentives! When it comes to memorable marketing swag, you don’t have to spend a lot to give gifts that your recipients will love to use. In fact, when you give New Year's gifts that are fun and functional, you’ll not only surprise your recipient, but you’ll also have an opportunity to create a great relationship and leave them with a positive impression of your company and brand.
Happy New Year Gift Tips
Before we dive into our best ideas for New Years gifts, here are three points to remember as you are considering which marketing swag is right for your business as well as your recipient.
- Give gifts with purpose. If you want a gift that won’t end up buried in a junk drawer or worse, in the trash, you’ll want to give gifts your recipient can use. This can be something they can consume like food and drinks, accessories and apparel they can wear, or even tech, office supplies, or home decor they can use. If your recipient can use your gift in one way or another, you are off to a great start!
- Keep gifts professional. Don’t worry, being professional doesn't mean boring! You’ll just want to find fun New Years gifts that won’t unintentionally offend your recipient. Just as you want your company to have an inclusive, respectful office environment, you’ll want your gifts to encompass those same characteristics so your recipient has a positive interaction with your gift.
- Make your gifts personal. Finding a gift that is useable and non-offensive is a great start, but you’ll also want to make sure your recipient remembers the company behind these Happy New Years gifts. Whether you invest in marketing swag that can be personalized with your company’s logo and tagline or include a special incentive with your gift, make sure your company is adequately represented.
By finding products that have a purpose, and are professional and personal, you can give the best new year gift items around. Check out our list of popular new year's gifts to help get you inspired!
20 Unique New Year Gift Ideas
1. A really cool hoodie.
Looking to impress your VIP clients or dazzle your employees? A great hoodie is just what they wanted even if they didn’t know it. For major marketing strength, make sure to customize it with your logo so your branding goes everywhere they do! Talk to your Gemnote rep about different ways you can customize your News Years' gifts.
TIP: For a New Year Gift that idea with minimal varients, choose unisex syling and colorways.
2. Toast-worthy Drinkware
When it comes to New Year party gift ideas that leave a great impression, your recipient will love having something to help them celebrate, like these fun items from Corkcicle. These are also great New Years Eve gift ideas.
Your recipient will love that Corkcicle gives clean water to people in need. By aligning your new year gift ideas with your give-back efforts, you can gift memorable items that further enhance your company’s values.
3. A Clean Fresh Start!
After wishing them happy and healthy holidays, now is a great time to follow up with a gift that helps them get there. Whether you choose to gift inexpensive items like organic hand sanitizers or moisturizing soap or go for major kudos with items like this UV-CLEAN Phone Sanitizer, your recipient will appreciate having something they can use and benefit from. After all, do you know just how dirty your phone is?
Sanitizers come in all shapes and sizes and whether you’re searching for one as a happy new year gift or to stock your swag store, your Gemnote rep can help you find the perfect one.
4. Something to make them say Ahhhhh!
Many New Year’s resolutions start with a goal of getting in—or back in—shape. While we love the boost of endorphins a great workout leaves us with, sometimes we’re also left with sore muscles. For one of the best unique New Year gift ideas they won’t be forgetting anytime soon, you can’t go wrong with a massager, like this brand favorite, the Theragun Elite.
5. A Blend of Style & Comfort
If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s that life is short. So why waste energy on clothes that don’t look and feel great? That’s why we love this Vuori henley. From its high-quality design with elbow patches and two-button placket to its super soft construction (that consists of seaweed and sustainable wood pulp) it’s the definition of low-key cool.
The best new year gift items are just as thoughtful as they are memorable. For a new year gift for employee that stands out and gets noticed don’t forget to add customization!
6. A Dose Confidence
New year gift ideas that help your recipients reach their new year’s resolution are always a winning pick! And, who couldn't use a bit of self-assurance? This Confidence Prompt Card Set is a great reminder that confidence can be developed over time. This 60-pc card set isn’t your traditional new year gift, but at a time when turning over a new leaf, or getting a fresh start has never been more relevant, it’s perfect on its own or adding to your happy new year gift bags.
7. A Great Night’s Sleep
Just because we know the importance of sleep doesn’t mean we can automatically get it. From giving one's self the time to reset and recharge to helping the body stay healthy, just like exercise and a healthy diet, getting an adequate amount of sleep is invaluable. If you’re looking for unique New Year gift ideas, the Hatch Sleep device should top your list. With all the bells and whistles plus thousands of 5-star reviews, you may just want to get an extra one for yourself.
8. A+ Style That’s Game on!
While a multi-tasking vest can’t exactly improve your golf game, the right one can keep you warm and, if it’s the right fit, boost your spirits. If your looking at New Years gifts for clients that are sure to impress, you can’t go wrong with a style like this Lacoste Quilted Golf Vest. Not only does it offer a professional lightweight style with front pockets, but it’s also water-resistant.
9. A Great Duffel.
There’s something to be said for finding a classic duffel bag that’s durable for everyday use and with features that won’t let you down. Luckily, Rains Duffel Series has the lead on quality bags! Available in three sizes, these bags are great for commuting to the office or gym, weekend getaways, and more. Plus, the Rains Duffle bag features side-handle straps, adjustable shoulder straps, and an adjustable, and detachable, padded crossbody strap so your recipient can carry it multiple ways, and even wear it as a backpack. It’s a great traditional New Year gift for your hardworking sales team. For more New Years gift ideas for your sales team, here are 20 swag ideas that are sure to please!
10. A Breath of Fresh Air!
Sure your recipient can step outside, but how about gifting them something to help them breathe clean air in the comfort of their own home? The Homedics TotalClean 4-in-1 UV Portable Air Purifier kills up to 90% of allergens in the air and also features UV-C light and HEPA-type filtration to eliminate mold and fungus. Best of all, the portable design and quiet speed settings mean your recipient can use it almost anywhere!
11. Seriously Fresh Herbs!
Not only are these colorful herb jars pretty to look at, but they are all your recipient needs for their very own herb garden! Plus, they don’t have to have a green thumb to grow these self-watering herb kits. Modern Sprout makes it easy to set up and get started right away. Gift one of six herb jars featuring organic and/or non-GMO seeds, or make it a spectacular New Years gift basket and include them all. With customizable Modern Sprout herb jars you can keep your company name top of mind.
Tip: For an extra touch, add happy new year gift tags which make the presentation even better!
12. A New Perspective (Of Sorts)
Ok, so while this isn’t a quick fix for the “glass half empty” types, it is just the thing for helping people bounce back from dehydration. And, let’s face it, being dehydrated is not pretty. Dry skin, dry mouth, irritability, feeling tired and dizzy—it’s rough on both the mind and the body. Thankfully, there’s a Clean Hydration Mix variety pack from Basis to the rescue. And, with only four grams of organic cane sugar and 1000 mg of electrolytes, these make great, inexpensive News Years gifts.
Want to create New Year gift baskets? Why not add in yummy snacks, breath mints, and a customized tumbler or mug for funny New Years gifts your recipients won’t soon forget!
Tip: If you aren’t sure what foods or flavors your recipient would like, why not try customizable gift cards for new year handouts instead?
13. Colorful Coasters
They say the best gifts are the ones you don’t buy for yourself. These colorful glass coasters off a fun style that’s also functional—two of our favorite things when it comes to New Year's gift ideas!
As a new year gift for employee or as a giveaway to customers, you’ll have a plethora of shapes, colors, sizes, and even compositions like glass, marble, bamboo, and more.
14. A Stylish Mug
Clean lines, modern styling, and a unique silhouette are just some of the things we love about The Not Neutral Lino Coffee mug. Not to mention it comes in 11 colors available and award-winning baristas helped inspire the design.
Not sure what mug is right for you? With thousands to choose from, talk to your Gemnote rep about helping you find the best one to reflect your brand and respect your budget. Or check out these best branded mugs for drop shipping.
15. Wireless Tunes
With the deep base that JBL is known for and fun colors, these wireless earbuds are a perfect gift to ring in New Year! Want to invest in quality earbuds? Look for similar features like a long battery life—these offer up to 5 hours and an additional 15 with the included charging case. Plus, dual voice-activated assistant, touch control and a built in microphone make them just as handy for the office.
16. A Great Jacket
Wihle we may be headed into spring (and even possibly dreaming of summer), let’s face it, there is still a chill in the air and in many places a blanket of snow on the ground. For the best new year gift, add a fashion forward jacket will be much appreciated. Not only is it perfect for using immediately, but will be appreciated for years to come too.
For a soft super-soft sherpa jacket they’re sure to love, look to Topo Designs. With chest, back, and elbow reinforcements for longer wear—and pockets galore—it’s an easy New Year’s merch win!
17. A Portable Speaker
Keep the good times rolling with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. In addition to performing under extreme conditions, Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Explore delivers. Plus, with glove-friendly controls, dustproof and waterproof casing, and a rubber base for stability on most surfaces, it’s the New Year’s Gift idea your recipient will remember for years to come.
Add happy new year gift tags to your tech gifts like this portable speaker and you have a memorable gift that’s perfect for your VIPs, executives, and top clients.
18. A Durable Backpack
As more and more workers are working remote and hybrid remote, a durable backpack is a gift they can use while commuting to and from the office as well as on weekends and getaways. We like the Incase ARC backpack thanks to all of the backpack’s bells and whistles like pockets, sleeves, and more. Plus, with its sleek minimalist design, it’s the perfect complement to to dressier office days, events and client meetings.
19. Not Your Average Watch
Depending on the goals you have set for your New Years Gift Ideas, sometimes you need to offer something that really delivers on all fronts. In that case, an Apple Watch is just the thing! This premium smartwatch is customizable for your business and offers health features such as, a heart rate sensor, accelerometer and barometric altimeter, as well as, water resistance to 50 meters, as well as notifications for messages, calls, alerts and more.
Tip: For new year gift ideas for employees an Apple Watch really shows your company’s appreciation! For even more ideas, add it to your company’s swag store, or give as a special gift for milestone years of service like 10 or 20 years.
20. An Easy Way to Charge
A wireless charger—especially one that’s MagSafe—like this Leather Drop one from Native Union, is perfect for topping your New Years Gift List. Not only does it offer a sleek, modern style that’s perfect for the office, it will also help your recipient keep their space neat and tidy which is something we could all use in the new year.
New Year Gift Ideas For Employees & New Year Gift Ideas For Customers
No matter what your business goals are this year, start 2023 off on a great note with unforgettable swag! Talk to your Gemnote rep about how you can get customized marketing gear for your internal teams as well as your clients. Not only can they help you with your swag gifts, but they can also help with fulfillment, warehousing, creating an online store, and more!