15 Giveaway Ideas for Your Next Event

Everybody loves a giveaway. Whether it’s part of an online competition or free handouts at a trade show, giving away promotional merchandise are useful, fun, and effective ways to get your brand name out there and maximise engagement. You can make a lasting impression on attendants of your event; when someone receives an item they value, be it a t-shirt they can wear to the gym or a mug they can take to work, they are likely to positively remember your brand for a long while after the event. We’ve thought of 15 items that are proven to be effective marketing giveaway items for your next event.

1) Personalised Clothing:

T-shirts, hats, and hoodies. Easy to wear, long lasting, and the ultimate giveaway item.

2) Tote Bags:

Eco-friendly, trendy, and allow event attendees to carry other promotional items in it whilst displaying your brand around the event.

3) Chocolate And Sweets:

Who would say no? There are chocolates and sweets to suit all budgets, from low-cost chocolate coins to premium boxes.

4) Oyster Card Wallets:

Best for events in London and useful for every day.

5) Travel Alarm Clock:

Perfect giveaway item for corporate events, particularly for jet setters and international guests.

6) Journals And Diaries:

Best for giveaways toward the end of the year when everyone is looking for a new diary. Almost guaranteed to be looked after for a whole year, with your brand logo on show for the duration.

7) Power Bank:

iPhone battery conked out again? Let your brand be the one who saves the day. Customers will be able to charge their smartphones with no power outlet.

8) Fidget Spinner:

Great for events with children. It keeps them engaged and entertained; the parents will thank you (and your brand) later.

9) Lighter:

Useful not just for smokers but also for people who enjoy candles. Lighters also boast large space for your brand logo.

10) Recycled Pencils:

Eco-friendly and cool. Recycled pencils are a great giveaway item for the environment-conscious, green, event attendees.

11) Tea Bags:

Yes, you can have your tea bags branded! After a long event, there’s nothing better than kicking back with a cup of tea. Treat your guests and they’ll thank you for it.

12) Travel Mugs And Flasks:

With a wide range of colours and a large print space area, travel mugs are an excellent giveaway item that will be used most mornings on customers’ travels to work!

13) Hand Sanitiser:

Particularly popular in cities such as London, hand sanitiser is a perfect little giveaway item that customers can carry in their purse or bag.

14) Lip Balm:

More geared toward women, but useful nonetheless. Watch as people flock to your stall in the winter months with their chapped lips, thankful that your brand can help them!

15) Lanyards:

Incredibly popular with students; replacement keys are not student-budget-friendly! Let your brand ensure they don’t have to get a new key cut again!

Have these promotional products been popular at events you’ve been to?

 

Written by

Adam Carter | Head of Products

Adam has been leading the Product team for over 18 years, during which time he's built up an enviable reputation as one of the industry's most trusted authorities on promotional merchandise. As well as supplier relations, product sourcing and pricing, Adam is also responsible for ensuring our promotional merchandise is presented on the website in the most effective manner. His expertise makes him the go-to person on the team for spotting merchandise trends and he's highly experienced in identifying the best branded products to meet our customers' needs. When he's not working, Adam enjoys travel, electronic music and all forms of cinema.

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