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9 Novelty Promotional Merchandise Ideas Your Customers Will Love

Looking for a promotional giveaway item that will linger in the minds of your customers long after you've handed it over? Look no further than Total Merchandise's wide assortment of novelty printed products, which are perfect for adding some fun into your next marketing campaign.

Why choose novelty promotional merchandise items?

"Novelty: the quality of being new, original, or unusual; something that has not been experienced before and so is interesting; a small and inexpensive toy or ornament. (Cambridge Dictionary)"

Whether you take 'novelty' as meaning unusual or toy-like, there are all sorts of reasons why a quirky giveaway item can make an excellent addition to your marketing efforts.

  • A novelty promotional item will stick out in the minds of your customers; with their unique nature, unusual promotional gifts can help make your brand far more memorable to your customers.
  • It can keep your branding in the hands of your customers for a longer period of time. Not as 'chuckable' as quick-fix items, a novelty or unusual promotional product will tend to provide prolonged entertainment.
  • A novelty promotional item can add a twist of 'fun' to your marketing efforts, adding a more relatable element to even the most serious of campaigns.
  • Novelty branded items appeal to adults and children alike. Arguably the Haribo of promotional merchandise, novelty giveaways are useful for audiences both young and old.

With all that in mind, we've rounded up a few of our very favourite novelty giveaway ideas for you to consider - we have many more unusual promotional product ideas available so don't forget to browse our full range, too!

Rubik's Cube

Prices from: £4.15 per item

With your artwork printed onto all six sides of this classic brain-teaser puzzle, our promotional Rubik's Cube is a great way to frustrate and delight your customers. 

Whether you choose to use campaign imagery from your latest shoot, oryour logo and contact details, you have full control over what each side of the cryptic cube depicts, with full colour printing keeping it gloriously vibrant. 

Medium Snafooz Puzzle

Prices from: 72p each

Never Snafooz'd before? Where have you been! This soft-foam puzzle can be built into a cube, meaning your artwork will be depicted on all six sides. 

It's available in 11 different colours - take your pick! - and its original flat design means it's perfect for popping in the post to your customers. 

Classic Floating Pen

Prices from: £1.36 per pen

Perfect for both kids and adults, these novelty printed pens offer a subtle way to raise awareness for your business. Your logo is printed on the 'floating' part of the pen, guaranteeing visibility for your brand with every use.

Whether you give them away at festivals, Freshers' events or as part of an in-store giveaway, novelty pens are always popular - and these will certainly add a playful twist to your campaign!

Glitter Snow Domes

Prices from: £2.05

Looking for the perfect Christmas giveaway item for your customers? Search no further than this sparkling promotional snow dome, which will display the image of your choosing. 

As well as looking gorgeous, it also has linger-power, too; the solid design of this item means it can make a great all-year-round promotional paperweight, too. 

Miniature Fan Keyrings

Prices from: 88p per keyring

With novelty keyrings ever-popular, this promotional mini-fan design is perfect for offering your customers a moment of calm - and cool - when they most need it.

This branded novelty keyring is perfectly sized for fitting into handbags or pockets, meaning it can be taken on the daily commute or to the gym, with your logo prominently displayed on the front of it. 

USB Micro People Flashdrives

Prices from: price on application

For an unusual promotional giveaway that's truly tailored to your corporate-facing audience, search no further than the USB Micro People Flashdrive. Available in a range of colours, it can also be selected in a design that coordinates with your chosen industry - this little chap shown below, for example, is a pilot.

Novelty USB sticks are the perfect demonstration of how fun and functional promotional products don't necessarily need to be two separate things.

Petal Fidget Spinner

Prices from: 79p per fidget spinner

With fidgeting actually scientifically proven to enhance our abilities to concentrate and focus on tasks, our promotional Petal Fidget Spinner makes an excellent giveaway item for children and adults alike. 

Available in your choice of six colours, your company's branding is clearly displayed on the middle section, offering your business a glimmer more of awareness with each and every use. What's not to love about that?

Full Colour Frisbee

Prices from: 99p

Help your brand soar to whole new heights with our promotional frisbee, which can be printed in up-to full colour with your most eye-catching artwork.

Encouraging fitness and fun for your customers, this branded full colour frisbee is ideal for helping keep your business in the hands - and minds! - of your target audience for a prolonged period of time.

12cm Paw Teddy Bear

Prices from: £2.50

Whilst they might traditionally be the remit of younger customers, a promotional teddy bear can actually make a great awareness-driver for commemorative events, new launches and awareness campaigns.

This super-cute ted wears a T-shirt that is printed with your artwork, guaranteeing awareness for your brand with each and every use. He's perfect for sitting on desks, shelves or perhaps even taking to bed - after all, a recent study suggests up to a third of British adults can only drop-off if they've got a soft toy!

Want to browse more unusual promotional merchandise ideas to consider for your next marketing campaign? We've got plenty of ideas for you to consider - contact us today for your Rapid Quote and to place your order.

Main image from Pixabay.com

Written by

Katie Clark | Digital Marketing Manager

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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