The TM Edit: Top British-Made Promotional Products

Have you ever thought about where your promotional products are made; whether they're manufactured in the United Kingdom or if they're made further afield? Well, if you're keen to explore the homegrown opportunities, you've come to the right place because we've got a wide range of British-made items (over 600, in fact!), ready and waiting to be printed with your logo.

Our range of UK-made merch includes everything from branded coasters to novelty fridge magnets, printed flags, sweets, keyrings... We could go on! With such a selection, it can be tricky to determine the perfect item for your business, so we've helped to narrow it down for you with our top picks.


Why Opt For Promotional Merchandise Made In The UK?

All of the promotional products in our Made In The UK category are manufactured in Britain to ensure a low carbon footprint, high-quality finish and speedy dispatch times. Don't just take our word for it when it comes to the popularity of these giveaways: a recent study conducted by Which? asked over 1,000 people if they would be willing to pay more for British-made products (compared to purchasing a similar item made outside of the United Kingdom) and the answer was a resounding 'yes'!

In fact, just over 90% of consumers said they would be willing to pay more for British manufactured products. The study also revealed that 77% of the Brits surveyed consider UK-made products to be of good quality and since Brexit, half of all shoppers are trying to buy more British products.

Buying British also boosts the economy, safeguards jobs and generates growth in employment, all of which is, arguably, more important than ever due to the impact of COVID-19. There's also the environmental benefit that opting for UK-made items generates: it can cut carbon emissions, reducing your business' (and customers, if buying from you) carbon footprint.

Top 5 Best Selling UK-Made Promotional Items

These five items are the UK-manufactured branded products that our customers choose time and time again - and for good reason! Read on to discover why.

1. Brite Mat Mouse Mat

Combining unrivalled quality with functionality, these printed mouse mats place your brand on prime display on desks across the UK - it's really no surprise that these are continuously one of our best sellers.

Personalised with your custom design printed across the entire surface, these branded mouse mats will have all eyes on your business!

2. New Shape Recycled Plastic Trolley Coin

Our promotional New Shape Recycled Plastic Trolley Coin keyrings are made in the UK from 100% recycled plastic, in the shape of the 12-sided £1 coin. With your logo printed to one or both sides, these highly practical trolley coins will remind your clients' of your business whenever they do the food shop or use a locker.

It doesn't end there: these promotional trolley token keyrings can be dispatched from just 72 hours!

3. A5 Note Pad

These best-selling promotional notepads are a budget-friendly UK-made giveaway that will draw attention to your business with every single use. Containing 50 sheets of paper, all printed with your branding, these A5 Note Pads put your logo straight into your customers' hands.

Once printed and distributed to your target audience, these branded notepads will come in handy every single day.

4. Antimicrobial Hygiene Key

Our British-made promotional hygiene key is a simple yet effective hygiene tool that allows the end-user to open doors and push buttons without making direct surface contact with their hands. These hygiene keys contain Biomaster antimicrobial technology that provides protection against the growth of harmful micro-organisms for the lifetime of the product.

Each custom hygiene keyring can be printed with your logo in one or full colour and is available in a rainbow of colours for eye-catching logo exposure wherever they are used.

5. 3 x 3 Sticky Notes

For brand awareness that sticks, look no further than these printed sticky notes! Offering a highly practical item, these promotional sticky notes will remind your customers' of your business with every note they write.

Available in white as standard but there are also a variety of different bright or pastel colour options and printed with your logo to every sticky note, these ensure all eyes will be on your branding!

Top 5 Eco-Friendly UK-Made Printed Products

If you're looking to add an extra eco-friendly touch to your promotional merchandise, our range of British-made environmentally-conscious items tick every box! Read on to discover our top five picks that are guaranteed to add a touch of green to your marketing campaign.

1. 3 Stick Seed Sticks

As we near spring - finally, it's almost time to ditch the beanies and embrace the warm blossoming of a new season! - gifting customers and colleagues alike with these UK-made seed sticks could make a topical option. Personalised with your custom design to the packing, once planted, they are sure to grow your brand awareness (literally!).

The seeds available as standard include mixed herbs (basil, chives, parsley and thyme), tomato, parsley, thyme, basil, wildflower (poppy, ox-eye daisy, corn marigold, corn chamomile), forget-me-not, love in a mist and poppy. In short: there's a plant to suit everyone's garden!

2. Kraft Seed Envelopes

Our British-made Kraft Seed Envelopes are manufactured from wood pulp consisting of pure cellulose fibres and are embedded with seeds - all your recipients need do is plant the envelope once it's finished with and watch their seeds (and your brand awareness) bloom! 

The beauty of these seed envelopes is that your design is printed using soy and vegetable ink for a completely eco-friendly finish.

3. Plant Marker Kits

Of course, when planting seeds and greenery, you need plant markers to remind you of what you've planted and where. The great thing about these promotional Plant Market Kits is that they are made in the UK and are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic.

Each kit includes three markers and a bonus Dibber tool, making them the perfect companion to your promotional seed gifts. For maximum brand awareness, these kits can be printed with your logo in stunning full colour on up to five areas!

4. Cactus Concrete Plant Pots

These modern and minimalistic Cactus Concrete Plant Pots are sure to draw attention to your business in a stylish way. Each sustainable concrete pots comes complete and planted with a cactus, ready to look amazing in any home or workplace. 

Available in a choice of colours including marble, space, rock and battleship, each Cactus Concrete Plant Pot is engraved with your logo, message, or even individual names for lasting impact.

5. Recycled Plastic Keyrings

Our UK-made Recycled Plastic Keyrings are manufactured from recycled yoghurt pots, drinking cups, the internals of fridges and other waste plastic. Printed with your logo in eye-catching full colour, these promotional keyrings will keep your brand connected with your customers.

Ideal for a wide range of campaigns and demographics, these keyrings meet the needs of both your marketing and your budget!

Top 5 British-Made Full Colour Printed Items

For a truly eye-catching promotional merchandise option, look no further than our full colour items that are made in the United Kingdom and ready to be printed with your branding for unmissable visibility.

1. Full Colour Universal Take Out Cup

These promotional reusable travel mugs printed with your design in - you guessed - full colour, to truly let your brand travel.

Boasting a generous 350ml capacity, these UK-made branded travel cups are perfect for those all-important caffeine kicks whilst out-and-about, all the while advertising your logo with every sip.

2. Bedford Sport Umbrella

Certain to draw attention to your brand even on the gloomiest of days, these branded brollies are available in 56 colours, meaning there's a colour to suit any business' corporate identity. 

These British-made umbrellas have a steel frame with a black or silver finish and feature twin fluted ribs with a stormproof frame; it's designed to turn inside out (and simply pull back into shape) in certain winds to reduce the chance of the ribs breaking.

3. Foam Gliders

To watch your brand awareness soar to new heights then our UK-made Foam Gliders are for you! These fun and colourful novelty giveaways are printed with your business message or logo in stunning full colour for lasting impact.

Choose from a range of bright colours, these promotional foam planes are ideal for almost any campaign and target audience.

4. Any Shape Bamboo Fridge Magnets

These fridge magnets are sure to draw attention to your brand in homes and offices across the UK. Made from bamboo, laser cut to any shape you like and engraved or printed with your message or logo, these promotional fridge magnets are completely bespoke to your business!

Great for event giveaways, part of goodie bags and even in your direct mail campaigns, once placed on a fridge (whether it be in the workplace or at home) they are sure to have all eyes on your business with every trip to the fridge.

5. Deluxe Coasters

Available in square or circle shape and eight vibrant colours, these full colour coasters put your brand on prime display. Made in the UK from recycled plastic and digitally printed with your design in stunning full colour to one or both sides.

These branded coasters are also available with a fast dispatch of five working days from proof approval!

From promotional drinkware to branded umbrellas, Total Merchandise has all the UK-made promotional merchandise your business and target audience could want. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email us today for more information. Main image via Pexels.

Written by

Alexandra Horridge | Digital Marketing Executive

With five years of experience across both agency and client-side digital marketing, Ally brings a wide range of expertise to the TM team. Ally possesses the technical and creative abilities to create engaging promotional merchandise content and paid media campaigns. A keen photographer, Ally also takes many of the shots you'll see in our articles and social posts. Outside of work, she assists at a local smallholding and has developed a love for all animals, including her African Grey Parrot - Maxwell.

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