Lots of people are returning to work this month, and one thing is becoming clear: The workplace we're used to has transformed since we left. With new health guidelines in place, it's normal to feel overwhelmed by all the changes. Welcome-back kits are a great way to smooth the transition back to the workplace, and building your own kit is easier than you think. Check out three of our favorite ideas – your employees will love them.
Employee Appreciation Kit
After a long period of working from home, it's good to welcome employees back with gifts that make them feel appreciated and boost their company pride.
Start with a bag made from smooth materials – they're easier to wipe down and have fewer spaces for bacteria to colonize. This Tranzip 15" Computer Backpack has a smooth bottom that's super easy to clean – plus room for all their stuff.
2020-02 Tranzip 15"Commuter Computer Backpack
A lightweight jacket is a great addition to any welcome-back kit. (After all, that office AC gets a little chilly.) The Perren Knit Jacket is one of our comfiest layers for around the office.
TM18705/TM98705 Perren Knit Jacket
Studies show that taking notes by hand improves memory retention and conceptual comprehension when compared to typing. Adding a journal to your kit can help employees stay organized and on task.
SM-3582 5" x 7" Hue Soft Bound Notebook with Pen
Wireless tech is something every employee can use. The Equinox Wireless Charging Pad makes it easy to charge up at work – plus it's one less wire cluttering the desk.
7141-71 Equinox Wireless Charging Pad
Bring It From Home Kit
Companies are doing everything they can to make the workplace safer for employees. Many cafeterias, coffee makers and vending machines will be off limits for the foreseeable future, and bringing your own food and drinks will become the new normal.
Copper vacuum-insulated drinkware keeps your beverage hot for five hours or cold for 15, making it surprisingly convenient to bring coffee or ice water from home.
1625-69 Valhalla Copper Vacuum Insulated Tumbler 16oz
More people are packing lunches than ever before. Include a lunch cooler and some food storage in your kit so employees can safely and easily bring their own food to work.
SM-7500 Classic 6-Can Lunch Cooler
SM-2226 Wheat Straw Food Storage with Utensils
Stay Healthy Kit
A kit for staying healthy can help anxious employees feel at ease, and it mitigates some of the risk that comes with returning to the workplace.
A face covering is still the most effective way to slow the spread of germs. Our Pleated Eco Mask is washable and reusable, with two-layer construction and an add-in filter pocket (filter not included). It's made from lightweight and breathable recycled polyester, so it's comfy enough to wear all day. And you can feel even better knowing that one percent of all Eco sales are donated to environmental profits through a partnership with 1% For The Planet.
TM45602 Pleated Eco Mask
Many germs can survive on hard surfaces for 24 hours. Our No Contact Keychain is made of brass – which is naturally antimicrobial – and helps eliminate contact with heavy-traffic surfaces like doorknobs, ATMs and elevator buttons.
3351-09 No Contact Keychain - Brass
SM-1528 1oz Clip-N-Go Hand Sanitizer
Even better, we offer free insertion on qualifying orders. It's easier than ever to build your own kit.