I’ve never been the kind of person that is creative on a whim. I need inspiration. And coffee. But mostly inspiration. So, I thought I would send a little love your way this week and provide that extra cup of creativity!
So, like most of you, I attend A LOT of tradeshows which means unless a promotional giveaway is fun, really exciting, or something I’ve never seen, it doesn’t catch my eye. But, the alternative to that is when I do find something new and unique, I grab it.
That being said, here are five products that I am all about, and I think your clients will be too:
1. PopSockets® PopGrip – Plant – iClick – SAGE# 67747
The new PopGrip – Plant is a more environmentally friendly, plant-based PopGrip! Made with 35% plant-based materials to reduce emissions, it’s a step forward on the path to a more sustainable future. Like other PopGrips, the PopGrip – Plant sticks flat to the back of your phone with a repositionable gel and features a removable PopTop for Qi wireless charging compatibility. Once extended, it becomes a media stand and grip, making it easier to text with one hand, snap photos, or watch videos. Now your clients won’t have to worry about dropping their phone when taking that really cute selfie.
2. The Dual USB Solar Powered Charger – Smart Go Logo – SAGE# 69342
How many times have you been somewhere without an outlet, and your smartphone is about to die? I know power banks are fairly common these days, and while those are great, the one downfall is that unless you’ve previously remembered to charge your power bank when you go to use it, you end up really disappointed and powerless. With this solar-powered charger, all your clients have to do is put it in the sun! This is such a great gift or giveaway for the outdoorsy type, the on-the-go business professional, or just anyone who uses their phone constantly and can’t seem to remember to charge their power bank.
3. Wheat Straw Bento Box – High Caliber Line – SAGE# 64740
Take lunch to the next level with this wheat straw bento box! Made from 30% wheat straw and featuring an eco-friendly bamboo lid, this will be the envy of the office. The dual compartments come with their own lid and stack neatly to make sure everything fits in a lunch bag nicely. It also includes a plastic fork, knife, and spoon.
Let me ask, are you a Metallica fan? Maybe a Fleetwood Mac fan? Johnny Cash? Or maybe you like Wicked: The Musical. Whatever the musical tastes that you or your clients have, this speaker will surely bring the party. This handcrafted eco-friendly speaker is made with natural bamboo wood and is IPX4 waterproof, which provides protection from splashed water. Enjoy crystal clear acoustics and deep bass that comes from natural wood while your client’s logo is front and center for everyone to see. The speaker is quick to connect to Bluetooth and easy to use. Simply power it on, and it’s ready to connect.
5. Custom Lapel Pins – 1″ Die Struck Iron Soft Enamel – Emblematics Inc. – SAGE# 52109
Okay, full admission time. I adore enamel pins. I have dozens on corkboards at home, and there are always at least a couple on my bag. Plus, some on my jean jacket. My ‘favorites’ on Etsy are filled with enamel pins. There’s no better way to show off your love for something than with an enamel pin! Each piece is struck into high-grade steel, filled with soft enamel colors, and plated with either brass or nickel.
I hope some of these (not paid-for placement) items spark your interest and help you think a little more outside of the box when it comes to the promo products you are sourcing for your clients. Sometimes all it takes is to change your mindset… what do you think is cool? Chances are, someone else will think so too!
Editors Notes: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.