Branded Promotional Products: What's on your desk

The workers' desk has long been a traditional battleground for branded promotional products! Be it an office desk, serving counter, working table – there's bound to be something branded and gifted on there or seen there.

Consistently, desk-related giveaways have topped our bestseller lists here at TM and for a good cause as it's a great area to get noticed and stay at the forefront of a person's consciousness. Not to mention the promotional items, while aimed at the working desk, often 'somehow' make their way to home or vehicle or pocket!


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Here are some of our desk-related bestsellers and while you may think – we've seen the likes of these giveaways hundreds of times before – that statement in itself proves our point. They may be erring on the traditional side or even run-of-the-mill but they're a 'sure thing' in terms of brand awareness, longevity, and overall awareness building.

Cambridge Promotional Mugs

The UK workforce runs on a good cuppa – be it tea, coffee or something else hot. These classic shaped Cambridge mugs can be found on desks, in kitchens, in workshops, in studios, in factories, in garden sheds everywhere. 

Brite Mat Coaster

These hard-wearing coasters – made using recycled materials – are perfect for desks and counter-tops everywhere, especially for all in the catering trade, including bars, cafes, clubs, restaurants & hotels. Plus they're the ideal partner for the Cambridge Mugs above too.

Curvy Ballpens

These are, without a doubt, our bestselling pen of all time. They're a stylish and comfortable ergonomic pen that comes in a variety of vibrant coloured trims with frosted grips that are specifically designed for your comfort and ease whilst writing. 

3 x 3 Sticky Notes

How many offices and workplaces rely on these little lifesavers? We couldn't even begin to note (get the pun there!) all the ways and places in which these can be used. Coming in a variety of colours, with fantastic branding space - they really are the perfect all-rounder giveaway.

USB Super Flat Flashdrive

The modern-day essential for any business. These are ridiculously handy to keep on you at all times – this model even has a practical metal loop to allow attachment to a keyring. Whether it be to give to your staff for their daily work or give out to clients (loaded with your company information of course!) or just as a hand out to prospective customers – these USB memory sticks will last for years with your branding on them, invaluable exposure!

So you see the point we're making here, branded promotional products are absolutely everywhere. Pick your battlefield depending on your marketing aims and we'll be here, waiting with the ideal giveaway for you every time.

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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