1. The weekender bag
An essential for traveling, this duffel bag is made from recycled materials. With a spacious compartment and front pocket, you have all the necessary space to store your belongings for that spontaneous weekend getaway.
2. The travel set
If you want to take the saying “traveling in comfort” to the next level, this travel set is for you. It contains a pillow, an eye mask and earplugs. Just picture your logo on it, and you’re ready for take-off!
3. Travel wallet? Yes please!
Perhaps if you seek a more practical accessory, you might like this travel wallet that allows you to store all your key documents, such as your passport, your plane tickets and even some extra cash. It’s the perfect item to keep track of all your travel essentials!
…And some more
4. This on-trend fanny pack
Because we all need a fanny pack in our lives: better to have one on hand, right? This fanny pack is the essential accessory to store your phone, wallet and any other small items you will need to travel (and carry around at your destination). No time to rummage through a backpack while on vacation!
5. This handy passport protector
This passport protector doubles as a case for your personal document as well as for your cards. Chic and practical.
6. The indispensable battery bank
We all know how stressful running on a low phone battery feels. Especially when you must travel. Which is why this mobile charger making our list –it allows you to charge your phone anywhere and anytime!
For all tastes.
7. The classic laptop sleeve
Your best friend when it comes to carrying your laptop. Not only that, but it also has several pockets in which you can organize all your belongings.
8. And for the beauty lovers… This travel toiletry bag
Everyone needs a travel toiletry bag. In fact, this is THE must-have to carry your beauty and wellness belongings. Perfect for long haul flights!
Want more? You can find the rest of our collection on our website. And as always, we’re here to help!
Ever heard about ocean plastic?
Recycled materials are exactly that –recycled non-virgin materials with a new life. Circular materials, on the other hand, are bio-based materials that are given a second chance (as opposed to being destroyed and thrown away after their first use).
As you know, reducing plastic consumption is one of the main challenges for curbing climate change. Sadly, too much of our single-use plastic ends up polluting our oceans, with 80% of it coming from land-based sources.
However, we can do our bit to save the oceans by recycling old plastic –and preventing it from ending in our oceans.
When ocean plastic is collected, it is then washed, sanitized and processed into raw material flakes that meet the European and North American quality standards.
The ocean plastic is then transformed into high quality, food-safe recycled plastic you can use as packaging or anything else needing plastic material. The best part? Just because something is made from recycled plastic doesn’t mean it has to be tacky.
For example, Waste2Wear is a company that utilizes 100% recycled plastic to make clothing garments and accessories. You can check out some of their products here. Who knows? Maybe the matching tote bags given out at your next team building will be by Waste2Wear. Which we can help distribute, of course!
Be a hero by recycling paper.
Deforestation has also proven a dangerous threat for the wellbeing of our Earth. As an alternative, and to further avoid deforestation, recycled paper has been introduced to our consumer society. Recycled paper has evolved exponentially in the past decades and can look just as regular as a brand-new piece of paper (if not prettier, if you ask us!).
Recycled paper is made from –you guessed it– wastepaper. To give you an idea, it takes approximately 1,2 tons of wastepaper to produce 1 ton of recycled paper. Conversely it would take around 2,5 tons of wood to produce the equivalent virgin fiber paper.
So, next time you want to write hand-written letters to your employees, choose to do so on a piece of beautiful, recycled paper, dotted with seeds.
Write the perfect message of appreciation while respecting the environment!
Goodbye (virgin) polyester. Hello cotton!
As mentioned above, clothing can also benefit from recycled materials. Whether it be recycled polyester (rPET) or another material, such as cotton. Derived from the fibers surrounding the seeds of cotton plants, cotton is guaranteed to not harm the Earth when it reaches the end of its product life.
Why choose cotton? You see, cotton has a high tensile strength, is very water absorbent, dries quickly and is easy to wash in machine.
Best of all? Cotton fabric is extremely breathable, which diminishes the chances of persistent sweat stains (whoops!). While cotton is perfect for clothes, it’s also sturdy enough for tote bags or even backpacks.
Say, for example, you’re looking to provide your team with uniform polos. Cotton is the way to go –they’ll thank you once they feel how comfortable they feel.
These are just some options of what recycled (or circular materials) can make your life a little more sustainable.
And if you’re looking to make even more changes –we can help you incorporate them into your branded merchandising. Reach out, we’d love to make some magic!
1. Phone holder: Convenient and useful, especially if you want to use and charge your phone at the same time! Made of bamboo, this stand will give your office a streamlined, chic look.
2. Multi-function pencil holder: Say goodbye to the super cheesy pencil pots that we’ve all seen and reviewed. This one is perfect for keeping your office on trend, eco-friendly, and most importantly, functional.
3. Personalized bottle: Carry your drink of choice in a nice bottle embossed with your name –so everyone knows it’s yours. We also offer a wide array of colours to satisfy everyone’s needs and tastes.
4. Plant: Give your office a burst of color (and oxygen) with a plant of your choice. Well, yes, you also must make sure that the person to whom you offer it will take care of watering it, but regardless, it’s still a nice idea. Although a simple idea, plants can make for versatile gifts. Leave it to us, and we can add unique details such as branding the pot of the plant or branding the plant itself!
Get in the flow.
5. Bamboo laptop stand: Perfect for organizing your desk to your heart’s desire (and especially avoiding the endless accumulation of junk). What’s best? This matches perfectly with the phone holder we mentioned earlier.
6. Wireless headphones: this is the ultimate high-tech gadget that everyone needs, especially if it’s branded. It’s a cool gift for those that like to take hands-free phone calls (and mandatory virtual team meetings), all the while being able to reach their step count at the same time (need a smart watch too?).
7. Speaker: A speaker can be your best ally by motivating you to work. In and out of the office, it’s the perfect accessory to create the right atmosphere, regardless of of where you are.
Gift for every taste.
8. Cocktail set: If you want to come off as the super cool boss, why not offer this cocktail set? Perfect to encourage your employees to relax as much as they work. Appropriate for mock-tails, to more extravagant drinks.
9. Lunchbox: Forget soggy, plastic wrapped sandwiches (that’s so 2009!), and instead opt for this lunchbox made from bamboo (with its cutlery included, of course). Practical, committed and ideal to keep your meal as fresh as it should be.
10. Coffee-cup to go: Classic, but gold. A to-go coffee cup is perfect for strolling the streets, going from meeting to meeting, and feeling on top of the world by doing it. You can customize it with your company logo, or even your first name to make sure no one steals it from you.
So? Have we given you some ideas? Reach out –coffee is on us (and a personalized mug guaranteed).
Listen, listen, listen.
You can never know what’s going on in your staff’s minds. Perhaps they have doubts, ideas, or opinions that may be useful to know.
This is why you should try to constantly connect with them and hear them out. Our tip? Create an employee satisfaction survey!
So, what do I ask?
– You can ask (mostly) anything, such as:
– How they feel in the company?
– How are their relations with other colleagues (or with you)?
– How satisfied they are with their workload?
– What do they think of their schedule?
To make them feel more at ease, you can always make the quiz anonymous.
Of course, connecting with your employees can also happen in a more organic way. Organize an apero night where you can share some locally brewed beers. Sound like a plan? We can make it happen.
“Generous” is your second name.
Truly love your workers? Let them know. And in this case, actions speak louder than words: A chocolate box for Christmas or a lovely, embossed notebook is always a welcomed gift, no matter who you are.
Also, it’s always a great idea to welcome a new employee with a customized box of goodies. Why? To warmly welcome them to the team and (of course) to give a first good impression. For example, you can design a box including goodies they might need for work, including things such as a water bottle, a notebook, or some snacks.
Finally, don’t forget, a personal card goes a long way!
Activities are key.
Organize activities! Either on your own or designate a ‘social committee’ to plan out special team activities. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast on a Monday morning, or a happy hour on a Friday afternoon to celebrate the end of the week, designated bonding time allows for the perfect opportunities to connect with your team.
Teambuilding events can also be spontaneous. Suggest a weekly team lunch, or a 6 A.M. yoga lesson. Whatever your idea, we can provide some sleek gear to help show your appreciation to your valued hires.
Did we give you some ideas? Looking for branded merchandise to gift to your employees?
At K&R, we customize your products on demand –so you can show your workers just how important they are to you.
The A-Z of cool bottles.
A sweet bonus? You can customize your bottle with your logo, first name or nickname –and make your colleagues jealous.
Want one for yourself? Check these XL bottles out here:
1. The sleek sport bottle
2. The insulated ‘Spring’ bottle
3. The trusty ‘Thor’ bottle
4. The iconic ‘Dopper’ bottle in steel
And some classics, too.
5. The classic HydroFlask
6. The Sigg Traveler bottle
7. The classic Klean Canteen wide bottle
8. Bonus: The Klean Canteen thermos (if you’re more of a coffee lover)
Warning: You might need an XL tote bag to go with your bottle.
Any of these catch your eye? Let’s make place your logo on one of these awesome bottles.
1.The phone holder
It’s the essential car accessory. Because you can’t live without your phone, can you? Instead of risking it by holding it, it’s better to have it hung up to keep an eye on it –without touching it!
2. The charging kit
Charging your phone is the car is as convenient as can be, which is why we offer this handy charging kit.
3. The storage bag for the trunk
Have you ever seen a tidy trunk? We haven’t. But we’ve finally found the item that will change your life (and the state of your trunk). This is an ideal storage bag to keep in your trunk and store your belongings.
No more sounds of empty bottles banging in the trunk while you ride!
You can’t miss out on these.
4. The waste pouch
If you love to keep your space tidy, this one’s for you. Opt for this handy garbage pouch to avoid plastic bottles or tissues lying around. You can also reuse it. Not bad, right?
We all enjoy a good smell in our car, so perfume is a must!
6. The cleaning kit
This cleaning kit is your cleanliness best friend. Whether it’s to wipe down your dashboard or to defrost your windshield during the winter, this cleaning kit is your best bet!
7. An ice scraper
Believe us, you’ll be delighted to have it in your car when you wake up on a snowy winter morning to a frosty windshield… Time efficient, and most importantly, safe!
For rain or shine.
8) A parking disc
Unless you prefer to pay a fine, it is better to have your parking disc with you to make your life easier (Psst.. It also serves as an ice scraper. Cool, right?).
9) The Toolkit
Even if it will probably remain stored in a corner of your trunk, better safe than sorry, and always have it on hand in case of an unexpected issue.
10) The first aid kit
Essential to your safety, this first aid kit will serve you in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Did any of these catch your eye? Let’s chat and make it yours.
1. These Wireless Headphones
It’s the ultimate essential to create the perfect atmosphere, wherever you go. Or keep them on hand for those mandatory virtual team meetings –followed by a productive focus session fueled by your favorite tunes.
2. Or these Wireless earbuds
Or perhaps, you’re looking for a more discreet option; we also offer these wireless earbuds. We can just brand and personalize the outer case for you instead.
3. The portable battery
Avoid the moment of panic when your phone is at 1% and you so happen to be awaiting a call from an important client. Plug in your phone to this portable battery (it provides up to 3 full charges) and it’s smooth sailing from there, wherever you are!
Trendy gadgets for the win.
4. This trusty UV disinfectant
Now we’re talking new technology: whether you’re a bit manic or simply like to get rid of microbes on all surfaces, this gadget is for you. This UV disinfectant for smartphone can charge your phone and clean it at the same time thanks to its integrated UV LED lamps. Bonus? This item can also disinfect your keys, headphones or other small personal belongings. Considering what’s been going on for the past two years, it’s not a bad idea to have on your desk!
5. The 3-in-1 charging cable
Certainly, you must have a phone charger already. But do you have one that has three charging connections? Opt for this 3-in-1 charger cable that allows you to use only one cable for several electronic devices. Headphones, watch and phone, all charged up for an effective day at the office.
6. The desk lamp
Opt for a more modern look with this wireless desk lamp that will bring a chic touch to your desktop.
And of course, the basics.
7. The Bluetooth speaker
This Bluetooth speaker doubles as office décor, and as a vessel to broadcast your favorite tunes to boost your productivity. Made from bamboo to offer a more eco-conscious option.
8. The charging pad
Ten times more convenient than a wired charger, you just have to place your phone on it to charge. A sleek and practical alternative!
9. The mouse pad
What’s an office without a mouse pad? This one is even more special because you can charge your phone thanks to its integrated charging station. A 2-in-1 tool!
Did one of these catch your eye? Get in touch and we’ll make it a reality for you.
Coffee = life.
1. The trendy look
A mug that lights up? Hell yeah. Picture this: your logo lighting up every time you shake the mug. It is the perfect choice for a classy (but original) gift.
2. The bamboo mug
Old plastic mugs are out. Pretty bamboo mugs are in. Drink your coffee in (eco-responsible) style.
3. 100% coffee
If sustainable is your middle name, we propose this mug made from coffee beans and sugar cane. Enough to complete (or start) your collection of sustainable products.
We’ve got the ‘ffee essentials.
4. The milk frother
Fresh, frothy foam atop your coffee is priceless, right? Which is why we present to you: a milk frother marked with your logo. No more tasteless, watery coffees –the best is yet to come!
5. This classy glass
This one is for your classy colleague. Made from a combination between glass and cork for an extra refined look, the cork offers better grip of the glass for those days when you’re constantly on-the-go.
6. The high-tech mug:
Finally, our bonus product is for those of you who are tired of your coffee cooling down before having the chance to even taste it. We’ve found the perfect mug that assembles with a heating support to place on your desk. No more cold coffees (unless that’s your thing, of course, then you might hate this product).
Know someone that may love one of these? Or perhaps you’d like one for yourself? Let’s get in touch –and make it happen for you!