Hooray, Design-Independent Graduation is happening! Sites that have been deserving of graduation all over SE are getting their elections and (hopefully eventually) getting the "Beta" label removed from their site name.
Part of the graduation and election process is the Swag sent to users who are top users on the site and who run in the election.
We still create site-specific swag when a site graduates, and send along a package to the top users. For generic Stack Exchange swag, there are a number of scenarios where we'll send along a t-shirt or stickers to say "thanks". You can't purchase them, but don't let that crush your dreams forever. (from 2014)
It seems that the "Graduation Swag" still needs to wait for site design, as the swag is dependent on the artwork designed for the site.
Will Election Swag also need to wait for this? The election swag seems to be a bit "unofficial" so, I'm not sure whether it's specific to the site or not (though it seems it is not necessarily site-specific).
Or is Swag even still a thing?
Is SE still sending out swag to top users who participate during the Beta phase when the site graduates?
On Movies & TV, which graduated in January, there's this question on Meta:
As part of the site's graduation over 3 months ago there was promise for certain graduation swag to be delivered to the top users of the site during graduation (the first 2 user pages, that is, i.e. the top 72 users by reputation). This swag was supposed to be based on Kurtis Beavers' amazing design, especially a very nice T-shirt in the site's colors and featuring those neat little movie images (earlier pictures also had a coffee mug).
As far as I know, none of this has ever been received. This swag was sent out in December 2015 and I very much enjoy it.
Swag does still seem to be a part of the site design process, though... the Chemistry site's recent site design post (from April) includes artwork and the promise of swag, as does Network Engineering (also April).
I don't know the status on these two but I would hazard to guess they've not received it, either. Both sites have received their swag - Chemistry on Feb 12, 2016 and Network Engineering on February 5, 2016.
As a note, this comes from a place of love. I don't participate on SE to get swag but it's certainly a fun thing to get if you're eligible (particularly as the site designs are often so awesome, it'd be great to get some stickers and a shirt!).
I'm interested to see if SE has any thoughts on how to address this with the current (and likely future) changes to the SE "graduation" process...