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Top 8 Gifts for Your 2022 Summer Interns

Looking for gifts for your 2022 Summer interns? Here are our top picks to make a memorable impression.

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner and that means only one thing: interns will be starting soon. Now is the time to start preparing for their first day on the job. Some high-quality swag makes a perfect new employee gift to welcome them to the company. We've listed some of our favorite must-have swag gifts for your new interns below. These gifts are great on their own or combined into a custom swag box.


1. Notebook

A quality notebook is a must-have for jotting down important notes during meetings and the Moleskine Hardcover Notebook fills this role with sophistication. Moleskine is an iconic brand recognized around the world for its quality. The notebook also offers a large number of decoration locations and options. Select anything from a subdued deboss to a full-color print to make your brand stand out.

Shown: Moleskine Hardcover Notebook

2. Pens

Pens have always been a popular swag item but traditionally they've been low quality and forgettable. The past few years have seen a surge of interest in higher quality writing instruments and Sharpie up-ended the industry with the introduction of the S-Gel. Using the S-Gel is a joy with its comfortable, contoured grip, and remarkable no smear ink technology. The standard S-Gel comes in a variety of ink colors with a black or white barrel that is ready for branding. Upgrade the experience even further with the metal barrel option that offers a champagne or gunmetal colored barrel and a laser engraved logo option.

Shown: Sharpie S-Gel

3. Water Bottles

Water bottles may be the quintessential swag item. Everyone needs to drink, so a quality water bottle is always appreciated by the recipient. There are tons of water bottle options but one that stands out is the new 25 oz. Stainless Steel Push Button Bottle. After being introduced earlier this year, this bottle has made a splash (pun intended). It includes a handy push-button lid, a convenient built-in carrying handle, and copper vacuum insulation to keep drinks ice cold. It comes in seven different color options and the glossy finish makes any logo pop. It also has a unique, rubberized base to keep it secure on any desk or table.

Shown: 25 oz. Stainless Steel Push Button Bottle

4. Mugs

Do you know what percentage of people drink coffee or tea every day? Neither do we, but it must be pretty high which is why coffee mugs are another popular swag item. Ceramic mugs are the usual go-to item in this category but we're currently hooked on our 12 oz. Speckled Enamel Camp Mug. The mug has a nostalgic vibe and a unique speckled pattern that is a real attention-grabber. It comes in four different color options to fit any brand.

Shown: 12 oz. Speckled Enamel Camp Mug

5. Backpacks

You can upgrade your intern's bag game with a high-end branded backpack. Backpacks are a great intern gift that is useful over the summer and also when they return to school in the fall. Our top backpack is the Timbuk2 Authority DLX. This bag fits up to a 17-inch laptop and has a convenient internal organizer to keep possessions safe. Your logo embroidered on the back is all you need to make this the perfect intern gift.

Shown: Timbuk2 Authority DLX Backpack

6. Stickers

Stickers are a no-brainer to use as a swag gift. They're super versatile and everyone loves to decorate their laptops, water bottles, or notebooks with them. They're also a great way to let your creativity soar by creating custom team or event-focused stickers instead of your standard corporate logo. Select from die-cut vinyl stickers or eye-catching holographic stickers to draw some attention.

Shown: 3" x 3" Die Cut Vinyl Stickers & Holographic 3" x 3" Die Cut Vinyl Sticker

7. Outerwear

A piece of clothing is always a great swag gift. Nearly all of our new employee onboarding swag kits include a t-shirt. Our favorite shirt is the Next Level Triblend Crew because of its incredibly soft feel and perfect fit. If you really want to impress the new interns, go with a NorthFace Skyline Fleece Jacket. It's our most popular jacket and once you get your hands on it you'll see why.

Shown: Next Level Triblend Crew & NorthFace Skyline Full-Zip Fleece Jacket

8. Wireless Charger

Keeping devices charged up and ready to go is always a challenge. That's why a wireless charging pad is such a great intern gift. Our top pick for a desktop charging pad is the mophie 15W Wireless Charging Pad. For tech items, we always recommend sticking with a trusted brand and mophie is one of the leaders in charging technology. This charging pad can charge any Qi-enabled device including most Androids and iPhones in record time. For charging devices on the go, the mophie 5000 mAh Wireless Power Bank is the perfect solution. The lithium-polymer battery can charge devices wirelessly or via the included USB-A to USB-C cable. The desktop charging pad can be decorated via laser etching while the power bank offers multi-color digital printing.

Shown: mophie 15W Wireless Charging Pad & mophie 5000 mAh Wireless Power Bank

These items are a small sampling of the swag offerings we provide at Fresh Coast Swag. We would love to chat about intern gifts or any other swag project you have. Click the "Start Now" button at the top of the page and one of our swag experts will reach out shortly.

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