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Top 10 Summer Gift Ideas for Employees

Summertime is finally here and we can all breathe a sigh of relief! As we look forward to warmer days, longer evenings, and summer holidays, celebrate that summer feeling in the workplace by encouraging outdoor activities.

If you are looking for some summer corporate gift ideas that motivate employees to get out and about, here are some suggestions. Many are from homegrown Irish brands or are products that can be branded with your logo and make practical summer promotional products, and practical employee summer gift ideas. 

Millbee Beeswax Food Wraps

The Beeswax Food Wraps are a natural, beautiful alternative to clingfilm that also keeps your food fresher for longer. Ideal for wrapping sandwiches on the go, the beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial qualities that help to keep your food fresh and allow you to use your Beeswax Food Wrap over and over. When used with care (wash in cold water only with mild detergent), you can get up to a year’s use from your wraps. They make really useful summer gift ideas for employees. Millbee is Irish, from Co. Offaly.


Explorer Outdoor Branded Cooler Bag

This medium outdoor cooler bag is just what you need to get anywhere while keeping your food and drinks nice and cold. Its wide-mouth opening makes for easy loading and access to your food and drinks. Its compact, cubed body means ultimate portability. Sturdy handles for easy carrying and an external front pocket to put all your essentials. It fits up to 20 cans. The exterior is made from ripstop and tarpaulin, and the interior is 100% PEVA. Suitable for branding with your company logo. Branded cooler bags and backpack cooler bags make really practical gifts that will be well-used for years to come.

Wooden Skittles Set

Get ready to take aim with this beautiful-crafted skittles set made from pine wood. Skittles are fun for adults and for children. Play at home with family, in a park or challenge the guests at your party. They are easy to play with – just set up the pins, set a throwing point and you are ready to go. The set includes 9 pins and three balls. Presented in a cotton pouch together with a rule book. These sets make cool summer gifts and are suitable for branding with your logo.


John Hanly Irish Picnic Knee Blanket

The John Hanly picnic knee blanket is the perfect size to keep you cosy whether you are inside or outside. Hand-made with 100% pure wool in Co. Tipperary, the John Hanly Knee Blanket is available in a multitude of vibrant colours and designs. It comes with a convenient canvas carry bag, so is easy to access when you start to feel chilly on a cool summer evening.

Ukiyo Aware™ Deluxe Apron

This one-size apron is so practical! It is designed to fit all body types and sizes. The adjustable straps give you the right fit. The front pocket holds your necessary items. The apron is made with recycled cotton with AWARE™ tracer that validates the genuine use of recycled materials. AWARE™ tracing allows you to see that each apron saves 13.94 litres of water. 2% of proceeds of each product sold containing AWARE™ will be donated to Water.org. It’s a great promotional item for the summer and is suitable for branding with your logo.


BergHOFF Table BBQ

Take your BBQ grill on the road with this award-winning table barbecue! Whether you want to have a cookout in your garden, on your balcony, at the park or on the beach, BergHOFF’s stylish table grill is always up for a trip. Gather everyone around the barbecue, enjoy the scene and grill your food exactly the way you want thanks to the adjustable airflow created by the multipurpose lid and trivet. An added bonus is that all the elements are removable which allows for easy cleaning afterwards. Using the table grill means you avoid using throwaway BBQs that are very damaging to the environment. They make lovely holiday gifts for employees.

ONESONIC QUATTRO Bluetooth Speaker

The ONESONIC QUATTRO with High Definition Audio and big, full bass delivers an incredible music listening experience. Titled QUATTRO in homage to the four tuned speaker drivers, which when coupled with two Passive Radiators allows you to feel every beat and reach the truest depths of sub-bass. The 7,200mAh battery will allow up to 12 hours of playtime. It also serves as a power bank via a USB Type B socket. Mic enabled, the QUATTRO is Apple and Android compatible, and works with Siri and Google Assistant. And did you know that cool summer gifts like the Onesonic is an Irish brand, based in Dublin?

BlendnGo Portable Blender

BlendnGo 2.0+ is a powerful portable blender that you can use on the go whenever, wherever! Equipped with 6 stainless steel blades and a 7.4v motor powering a 4,000mAh battery BlendnGo will blend almost everything including ice! This personal blender comes in 500ml cup size and water-resistant charging port, so you don’t have to worry about an accidental spill or leak. The unique design means it is still super lightweight and compact making it travel ready. BlendnGo is another homegrown brand, from Limerick and they make great summer gifts for employees.

Chilly’s Series 2 Bottles & Coffee Cups

The Chilly’s Series 2 range has been systematically engineered to deliver an unprecedented drinking experience. The 500ml bottle features an uninterrupted, seamless design that flows; the drinking collar is soft-to-the-touch and perfectly shaped for sipping; the soft rubber base is silent on a variety of surfaces; the carry loop is easy to hold. The 340ml Coffee Cup features an innovative new twist mechanism for a very tight seal. Series 2 are Leak-Proof, No Sweating – BPA-Free Stainless Steel – Reusable – Double Walled, and Vacuum Insulated. With your logo engraved, these make practical employee summer gift ideas.

Explorer ripstop medium hiking backpack 26L PVC free

Carry and protect your items inside this sporty backpack. The medium hiking backpack is made from ripstop fabric and features a medium-sized shape with interior and exterior storage pockets and mesh back padding that makes it comfortable to carry. This PVC-free backpack, which can be branded with your logo, has a roomy main compartment with a sleeve pocket to hold a 15.4-inch laptop. The integrated rain cover will protect your bag from rainfall. Contrast details add a splash of colour and a touch of sporty style to the overall design.

Let’s Make the Most of Summer

This year let’s encourage employees to get outdoors and grab this summer with both hands. These gifts can support team-building activities for employees outdoors as well as be used by companies as promotional items for the summer. The benefits will be that your staff will return to work even more refreshed and more immersed in your culture. 

Contact us to discuss your plans to celebrate summer. Let us help you to add a little sizzle to your summer gifts for employees, for customers, and for your annual summer events. 

Tel: 061 306 006 | email: info@giftinnovations.ie

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