The Best Promotional Products To Help Tackle Stress

The irony isn't lost on us: the fact that International Stress Week falls on the same week that England is due to edge back into a nationwide lockdown and that the American election results are being announced somehow feels very fitting.

Of course, 2020 has been a year like no other, with many of us feeling the impact of the global pandemic in a variety of ways, be it professionally, financially, emotionally... And more often than not, all three, combining to create a perfect cocktail of stress, served on the rocks. 


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With that in mind, there really is no more important time than the coming days and weeks to consider the mental wellbeing of your customers and colleagues, with International Stress Awareness Week serving as the perfect reminder that mental health is just as important as physical.

What Is International Stress Awareness Week?

International Stress Awareness Week has the goal of putting health, happiness and wellbeing into the 'heart' of business, with this year's awareness drive having a focus on the impact COVID-19 has had - and will continue to have with the looming imminent lockdown.

The week offers a platform that shines a light on our mental health, as well as the challenges that stress and mental health problems can present us all with. 

According to data shared by International Stress Awareness Week, one-in-five UK adults has experienced some form of depression during the Coronavirus pandemic; this figure is almost double what it was prior to COVID. 

With many Brits experiencing anxiety, stress and panic since the first lockdown began back in March, it's clear to say that factoring in the mental health and stress levels of your staff and customers has never been more important.

We're here to help. From products purely for helping to relieve stress to branded giveaways that can make the current climate that little bit easier to navigate, we have a wide range of promotional items available that will allow your brand to connect meaningfully with those who matter most to your business.

Read on to discover some of our must-see promotional products for helping customers and staff during this tough time. 

Offer Fitness Promotional Items For At-Home Workouts 🏋️‍♀️

With gyms and fitness clubs closing during the second lockdown (beginning on 5 November 2020), people will miss the mental relief that exercise can offer them. So why not provide your customers with their own exercise essentials, that will make working out at home that bit easier?

After all, it's widely known that regular exercise can help to improve mental wellbeing, with the benefits of a good workout including:

  • Having an all-round positive impact on a person's mood 
  • Relieving stress levels
  • Improving self-esteem

Our Fitness At Home range has everything they could need, from yoga mats to water bottles, pedometers to headbands and more. Ideal for making DIY workout sessions that bit simpler for your customers, these fitness items are perfect for using at home, in the garden or out-and-about.

All items can be branded with your logo, ensuring no-sweat visibility for your brand with every use. 

Browse our full range of promotional fitness products.

Keep It Classic With Promotional Stress Balls 👌

Whether you want to theme to match your specific industry, want to send a specific topical message or are simply looking for the perfect fit for your marketing budget, our wide range of branded stress toys has something to suit every business. 

From traditional stress balls printed with your logo to novelty stress shapes branded with your design, our selection of stress-busters truly does have something for everyone. Can't find what you're looking for? Create your own with our Bespoke Stress Shapes, which can be cut into the design of your choosing.

Looking for something a bit different? Don't overlook our fidget spinners; custom printed with your branding, they've been proven to help reduce stress and focus the minds of kids and adults alike.

Whether you want to order them for your hard-working staff or are keen to remind your customers that your business cares about their mental wellbeing, stress toys are a budget-friendly classic that can be tailored to match any industry or sector.

Browse our full range of promotional stress toys

Encourage Relaxation With Promotional Wellbeing Gifts 🧘‍♀️

We have a varied assortment of products that are ideal for encouraging your customers to take five and relax. From soothing frantic minds to helping them switch off at the end of a long day, our range of mental wellbeing giveaways is the perfect way to show you care.

From adult colouring books to scented candles, we've got a selection of items available that will encourage your colleagues or clients to put themselves first - even if just for a few minutes - and switch off. Sounds pretty good, no?

Browse our full range of promotional wellbeing gifts.

Let Optimism Bloom With Promotional Seed Packets & Plants 🌱

Never underestimate the power of plants! Ideal for brightening up even the drabbest of WFH spaces, indoor plants are also proven to help improve workers' mental health, too. 

According to the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society, there is a whole range of benefits to incorporating plants into your home and/or workspace, including:

  • Contributing to an improved mood
  • Reducing stress levels
  • Improving attention spans
  • Increasing productivity
  • Reducing blood pressure

With all that in mind, our huge range of branded seeds and promotional plants could be the perfect pick for allowing relaxation to sprout and brand awareness bloom.

With everything from simple promotional seed packets through to desktop gardens available, we've got the perfect green-fingered pick to match your budget!

Browse our full range of promotional seed packets and plants.

Offer Some Seasonal Cheer With Corporate Christmas Gifts 🎄

Christmas is fast approaching - and as such, thoughtful seasonal promotional items could be a great way to remind your customers you care this winter.

Whether your marketing budget is small or large, we've got the perfect corporate Christmas gift ideas for your business, with everything from printed greetings cards to mouthwatering promotional chocolate hampers available to order. Sweet treats, candles, glassware, Christmas decorations, teddy bears... You name it, we've got it.

You can also keep team morale at a high by organising a virtual Christmas party, with the help of our Mailable Virtual Party Boxes - the perfect way to celebrate the end of the year with your colleagues, from the safety of your respective homes.

With all items available to be branded with your design and corporate message, our company Christmas gifts are also ideal for reminding your employees how much you value their input into your business as well. 

Browse our full range of corporate Christmas gifts.

From promotional pens to branded notepads, we've got all the promotional giveaways your business could need this winter. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email info@totalmerchandise.co.uk today.

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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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