Best Selling Promotional Products For UK Businesses

With the end of the year - and decade! - fast-approaching, we've decided to shine a light on the most popular promotional products of 2019. 

These are no ordinary branded merchandise items. Rather, they're the promotional superheroes that our customers have ordered time after time, relying on them to help push their businesses and marketing objectives to whole new levels of success. (Want further proof of exactly how powerful these items are? Read some of our killer stats about the effectiveness of promotional products.)

Branded metal water bottles
There's no denying it: our best-selling branded metal water bottles are true superheroes!

And of course, these aren't flash-in-the-pan branded merchandise items: these are the enduring classics that offer long-lasting and meaningful visibility for your business and ensure lasting awareness that your customers won't forget in a hurry. 

With all that in mind and without further ado, get inspired by our 10 best-selling promotional products of 2019. We can guarantee they'll be popular into the new year, too, so prepare for a fix of ideas that might even influence your next marketing campaign, too. Enjoy!

Curvy Ballpens

Consider them because... They're an icon! As one of our best-selling products, our promotional curvy pens offer a no-fuss writing experience for your customers whilst keeping your logo perfectly on display.  

Available in a huge range of colours, these classic Curvy Ballpens are cost-effective and budget-friendly, offering high visibility. Arguably the perfect printed pen, it ticks all our proverbial boxes - and we reckon your business will be able to reap the benefits from it, too. 

Cotton Tote Bags

Great for: Logo awareness on-the-go! Offer your customers a striking design that they'll be happy to incorporate into their daily lives, with your artwork printed in up to four colours on both sides of these branded tote bags.

Available in our classic natural material, our printed cotton tote bags are strong and enduring, offering long-lasting awareness for your business. By the way: we've got you covered if you want coloured cotton tote bags, too. 

Cambridge Promotional Mugs

Choose them if... You want to put your logo straight into the hands of your customers. Our classic branded mugs are ideal for creating longer-lasting visibility for your business, whether you use them in your office (perfect for serving up a branded brew for visitors and clients!) or choose them as giveaways at events or exhibitions. 

Available in white by default or in the colour of your choosing for a small extra cost, these printed Cambridge mugs offer the perfect blank canvas for adorning with your artwork. Best of all, they can be available for dispatch in as little as 24 hours!

A5 Soft Touch PU Notebooks

Popular because: The soft-touch covers of these branded notebooks will add a distinct touch of luxury to your merch offering - despite the budget-friendly prices!

Choose from 18 different colours and have your artwork embossed, foil blocked or printed in up to full colour for unmissable brand awareness. Dispatch is possible in as little as five working days from proof approval, making them a brilliant last-minute giveaway option for exhibitions, conferences and more. They're also useful to have in supply in-house, too! 

Budget Nylon Drawstrings Bags

Brilliant if... Your marketing campaign is aimed at a specific demographic, such as gym-goers or students.

Cheap, cheerful and colourful, these vibrant personalised drawstring bags are ideal for fitness or youth-facing campaigns. Available to order on our 48 Hour Express service, these printed backpacks are great for generating awareness for your business with every use and will ensure your logo is visible to customers (and passers-by!) at all times. 

Electra Metal Ballpens

Great for: Adding a touch of elegance to your marketing campaign, without busting your budget!

Whether you opt to have them printed with your logo in one colour or four (or perhaps even engraved!), these branded metal pens are ideal for incorporating a sophisticated touch to any marketing campaign. 

Fruit of the Loom Valueweight T-Shirts

Choose them if... You want wearable awareness for your business. Our best-selling promotional T-shirts are ideal for ensuring your artwork is always in plain sight for customers.

Whether you order them as part of a staff uniform or to handout as giveaway items to potential or existing customers, these printed T-shirts are ideal for ensuring your branding is displayed in all its glory.

Finger Grip Sports Bottles 500ml

The perfect choice for... Wellbeing or lifestyle-themed campaigns - these grabbable bottles are perfect for accompanying your customers anywhere and everywhere, from the gym to the office!

Create bespoke branded water bottles for your business by mixing-and-matching the shades of the lid and the bottle (a great way to acknowledge a corporate colour palette, no?) and have your artwork printed in as many as four colours for unmissable brand visibility. We'll drink to that! 

Brite Mat Mouse Mat

Ideal for: Adding a touch of brand awareness to desktops across the country. According to research from the British Promotional Merchandise Association, the typical UK desk has around four promotional products on it - and printed mouse mats are the perfect product to ensure your business stays in the eye-line of customers all day long. 

Want to finish off a promotional giveaway in style? Consider adding coordinating branded coasters to your order, too. 

Sticky Notes 3 x 3

The perfect pick if... Who doesn't love a sticky note? Ever useful (we actually rounded up seven ways to use sticky notes that you might not have considered), they're a brilliantly useful giveaway that you can guarantee recipients will love to use.

Striking, useful nad  and Need further reason to invest in branded sticky notes for your business? Total Merchandise is currently offering them with a brilliant 36% discount! 

Of course, we have many more best-selling branded merchandise for you to consider. Browse more of our best-selling promotional products and contact us today to get a bespoke quote for your business.

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Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

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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