15 Great Incentive Gifts

These reward ideas are sure to please your winners.

Photograph by Alexandra Abramova for Adobe Stock
Photograph by Alexandra Abramova for Adobe Stock

Corporate gifting is big business: According to Coresight Research, U.S. companies will spend an estimated $258 billion on incentive rewards, client gifts and employee presents this year.

To ensure those dollars are well-spent, we’ve rounded up some of the freshest items for 2022 and beyond. Note that retail prices listed for some might be less when purchased through corporate sales contacts. 

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Space saver 

Briggs & Riley’s newest line is the reimagined version of the brand’s flagship Baseline collection. One popular piece is the Baseline Global Carry-On Spinner that expands for packing and compresses back to the original size for travel. Cost: $699.

Shape shifters

Essential Bodywear, which offers everything from lingerie to loungewear, will set up a unique gifting bar at your event. Their expert fitters measure guests to ensure a proper fit; if size or selection are not in stock, they’ll mail items to winners’ homes. Cost: Contact Essential Bodywear for pricing.

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Fleet feet 

Gift winners with these Allbirds sneakers crafted from sustainable materials, such as wool and eucalyptus. Discounts are available on orders of 100 or more. Cost: Contact Allbirds for pricing.

Sweet reward 

Bar and Cocoa fills elegant gift boxes with 10 chocolate bars from around the world, all crafted by women or from women-owned businesses. Available in milk, dark/vegan or mixed “anything goes” selections. Cost: $95.

Cozy colors 

Cashmere Counter — known for its gifting bars of sumptuous, rainbow-hued pashminas — also sets up stations with their cashmere scarves and throws. Hosts can upgrade the experience with logoed satin dust bags for storing the fine woolen gifts. Cost: Contact Cashmere Counter for pricing.

French games

Bienvenue aux jeux Olympiques! Roadtrips has created individual luxury travel packages to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris. Accommodations, transfers and tickets to events are provided, and guests have access to the company’s bilingual on-site host team for VIP assistance. Cost: from $9,825.

Gifts for good 

Make your recipient’s day with the gift of helping others. Heifer International offers a range of opportunities to support sustainable farming and animal-raising projects (think goats, alpacas, chicken and sheep). Cost: from $20.

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Sound idea 

Apple’s AirPods Max headphones combine high-fidelity audio, noise cancellation and comfort, thanks to the breathable-knit headband. The headphones, available in five colors, can be engraved for free with recipients’ initials, names or favorite emojis. Cost: $549.

Stylin’ shades 

Maui Jim, experts at sunglass-gifting experiences, always up their game with new styles, such as the Lokelani (above). Their expert fitters help recipients choose the most flattering shapes to match their features. Cost: Contact Maui Jim for pricing.

Net set 

Gift winners with equipment for one of the fastest-growing sports. Zume pickleball sets, available from Incentive Concepts, include a net, paddles and a carrying case. Cost: $89.99; contact Incentive Concepts for volume pricing.

New York noshes 

All the fixings for a traditional Big Apple meal are packed into the Taste of New York box from Katz’s Deli. Inside are corned beef, pastrami, salami, hot dogs, half a loaf of seedless rye, six bagels, a dozen hot -dog buns, pickles, sauerkraut and mustard. Cost: $165.