Do People Throw Away Corporate Gifts?

Whether we admit it or not, we all get our hopes up when it comes to receiving gifts. Try as we might, it’s difficult to keep our expectations low or tell ourselves we don’t care what’s inside the gift box and that we’ll be happy with whatever we get. But at times, disappointment is inevitable, which comes with the guilt of feeling ungrateful. We know gift-givers mean well, but they don’t always hit the mark.

This can be especially true for corporate gifting. Leadership often focuses on shopping for cost-effective gifts that suit the general population of employees. This low-cost, one-size-fits-all gifting process doesn’t affect employees in the most positive way. More than 80% of employees have been disappointed by company gifts. Up to 66% of recipients throw branded gifts away. That’s where we come in.

At Merchology, we have the solutions and products to help your company make corporate gifting a meaningful, worthwhile investment that shows employees what your brand values!

Corporate Gifts People Won’t Throw Away

Let’s dive into ways Merchology can support your company’s gifting initiatives! Below are resources, tools, and products to ensure your employees won’t be discarding their gifts anytime soon.


Shop Quality Corporate Gifts

Premium Brands for Corporate Gifts

When you invest in quality brands that offer in-demand products, not only will your employees benefit, but so will your company. At Merchology we offer gifts from must-have premium brands like lululemon and FIGS, which have skyrocketed in popularity because of their quality, style, and outstanding reputation. 

These brands are perfect gifts for your important recipients. They’ll remember your thoughtful effort to select high-end brands with quality, long-lasting products. Recipients are much less likely to toss luxury corporate gifts. To get started with premium corporate gifts, reach out to our team, and we’ll send the premium brands submission form!

Choice-Based Corporate Gifting

Another way to ensure your employees or customers are happy with their corporate gifts is through choice-based corporate gifting. When your recipients have the chance to choose their own gifts, you know they’ll end up with the apparel, drinkware, or accessory they appreciate most. At Merchology, we have two choice-based corporate gifting platforms: The Group Order Tool and MerchStores!


The Group Order Tool presents your gift recipients with a small group of custom gifts to choose from. All they have to do is follow an invitation link sent to their email and select their gift! The MerchStore, on the other hand, is an online storefront that you populate with all the custom gear you want your recipients to shop from. This tool is often used as more of a long-term solution as you can keep your MerchStore open for shopping as long as you’d like. Both of these Merch Solutions allow your recipients to choose the corporate gifts they actually want!


Sustainable Corporate Gifts

One of the best ways to minimize the impact of corporate gifts is to shop sustainably. We have a whole library of sustainable corporate gifting resources as well as sustainable corporate gift collections to make sustainable gifting simple! Additionally, shopping for custom gifts with biodegradable elements means that, in the event they’re thrown away, they won’t spend long in a landfill.

Contact Us

Contact us at Merchology to get started with premium corporate gifts that your customers, business partners, and employees will use for years to come. We’ll set you up with Merch Solutions, connect you with sustainable merch, and answer any questions you have about product details, sizing, shipping, logo decoration, and much more.