Updated: Jan 26
What is a Minimum?
One of the most frequent promotional product inquiries are for no or low minimum products. "Minimums" refer to the minimum quantity of custom merchandise that must be purchased at a time. For example, custom printed lanyards may have a 150 minimum. At a large conference with 1,000's of attendees, this minimum would be no problem.
However, there are a variety of situations in which the production minimums will not work for the customer. Below are a series of scenarios in which the buyer needs low or no minimum products.
A small business owner wants to buy company branded employee appreciation gifts for a team of less than 10
A salesperson wants to connect with a potential lead by giving a gift customized to the individual or company
A freelancer wants to give credibility to their business with branded gear for just them
If you are looking for no minimum promo products, you are in luck! We have assembled some of the best no minimum employee appreciation gifts of 2021. This means every gift can be customized to the individual and teams of every size can be outfitted with branded gear.
Think Beyond Your Typical Promo Products
If you think promotional products are just cheap junk with a logo on it, think again. Now is the time to introduce you to a greater variety of high quality branded products that can still fit your budget. The following products combine function and style to enhance the recipient's daily life.
Employee appreciation gifts are broken down into popular categories: Drinkware & Accessories, Home Office, Gift Sets, and Apparel. With employee retention currently a major concern for many employers, show your team how much they mean with high quality custom gifts.
Drinkware & Accessories
Keep your team hydrated with a gold finished Luxe Bottle with Laser Etched Leather Grip. The 22 oz. bottle is great for staying hydrated all day on the go.
When the work day is over, break open a bottle with the custom Laser Engraved Wooden Bottle Opener. Lightweight and sleek, this bottle opener is ready for tailgate season.
Finally, be there when the drink hits the table with the Stick & Stone Coaster Set made of bamboo and cement. Not only do these make great individual gifts but they could be bundled into a fun gift set!
Help improve work-life balance with some new tech for the home office. The Temblor Speaker + Wireless Charger not only delivers high quality tunes but for every speaker ordered through the end of the year, one tree will be planted.
Leading meetings virtually can be a struggle without the correct set-up. Shine some light on your leaders and training managers with the McStreamy Microphone and Light Ring kit.
Finally, improved functionality comes in the form of the PowerPad Desktop Wireless Charger & Watch Charger Dock. This charger helps decrease the clutter and the constant searching for the right cords.
When in doubt, use a gift set to wow employees. These gift sets are especially great for work-from-home employees as the gift sets can arrive in a branded box and provide the joy of an unboxing experience at home.
First up is the Slow + Low Grill Set with a collection of spices, rubs, and sauce paired with a branded grill cleaner.
Looking for something to keep everyone warm through winter? How about the Tea Time Gift Set which, in addition to containing delicious teas and treats, comes with a customizable campfire mug.
Finally, a gift everyone can get behind, the Rise & Shine Deluxe Breakfast Gift Set. Host an office pancake breakfast complete with custom oven mitt and silicone spatula.
No minimums means you can customize every set to the individual and match the gift set with the employee's interests.
Not only does a piece of high quality apparel show appreciation, but it can unite the team and become a walking billboard for your brand.
Winter is coming. Prepare your team with one-of-a-kind Baxter Beanies. Laser etching on a leather patch offers the opportunity for subtle branding or adding your employee's initials.
Stand out from the crowd in fully customizable Slip On Sneakers made of sustainable, recycled materials. Work with in-house designers to create a branded design that impresses.
Give the ultimate comfort item with the Cozy Cape Blanket. It is a fuzzy blanket meets hoodie with a fully customizable outward facing side. Pair with Custom Slippers for a total cozy kit!
Minimums can make it seem like custom branded gifts are out of reach or out of budget. We know this is a common issue for our customers, which is why we use our product expertise to find the best promotional products with no minimums.
Still looking for the right gift? Check out our 2021 Gift Guide for all our recommendations.
NOTE: Be aware there have been delays in shipping and inventory shortages across the industry due to Covid-19. The earlier you can begin the process with us the better we can navigate any uncertainties and ensure your order arrives with no stress. We're encouraging all of our customers to have their gift giving and end-of-year appreciation gifts, ordered by October 1st.
Let's work together to find the best employee appreciation gifts, no matter your team's size!
Want to learn more about Gift Giving?
Keep checking in throughout the season as we will be publishing more Gift Giving content to make the most of your HR and marketing dollars. We recently posted about the Top 15 Unique Corporate Gifts for 2021 and Employee Gift Ideas for Every Budget.