Geocache swag ideas

Swag are items that you find in a geocache. You can take them if you like it, and if you also leave some other swag behind in that same geocache. Here are some good geocache swag ideas:

  • Polished or painted rocks
  • Old coins
  • Hand painted marbles
  • Tiny handmade embroideries in a plastic bag
  • Paracord bracelet
  • Race cars
  • Little toys, e.g. from Happy Meal
  • Gift cards
  • Geocoins
  • Pathtags
  • 3D-printed swag
  • DIY signature swag, e.g. a badge with your username
  • Beaded bracelets
  • Custom made magnets
  • Keychains
  • Rings and other jewelry
  • Leather bracelet
  • Fishing lures
  • Pins
  • Vintage stamps
  • Travel bug
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Small amounts of cash
  • Pretty pencils
  • Handmade carved or wooden things
  • Engraved metal
  • Toys
  • Buttons
  • Stickers
  • Model cars
  • Miniatures
  • Jewelry charms
  • Rubber ducks
  • Bandanas
  • Keychain flashlights
  • Pencils

What makes a good swag?

This topic can be divisive. Every geocacher would have a different opinion about the best geocache swag ideas. But there are some guidelines on what are good geocaching items to leave:

  1. People like to collect various things. Some people like to collect keychains, for example. So, if you think you would like to find this thing as a geocaching swag item, then it’s probably a good idea.
  2. Souvenirs and stuff that you got from travelling to foreign places is a good geocaching swag.
  3. Handmade items like beaded bracelets or custom made magnets are also a good idea.
  4. Any trackables like geocoins or pathtags are also good to leave.
  5. Don’t leave food or beverages. Don’t leave something that’s dangerous. If you leave something that’s fragile, leave it in a box. For most swag, it’s good to put it at least in a plastic bag.