When we think of promotional gifts, we usually associate that phrase to promotional mugs, pens and notepads we have lying around the house with the company’s logo etched or printed on the object. We always find these items useful and they can easily be used for day to day activities.
This is exactly what one should consider when creating ideas for promotional gifts.
Functionality should merge with the aesthetic. Mugs, pens and notepads are staple items which can never go out of style but one should consider items that appeal to our technologically driven lifestyles. It’s always great to pick gift items that can also be used around the office and will help ease the receiver’s workload.
A very popular item today is the mouse mat which has endless marketing potential. Most companies usually give these away in all shapes, color and sizes. A company’s logo can easily be printed on its face together with some basic company information such as URL addresses, fax and phone numbers. Related to this are USB or flash drives that can be bought in bulk with the company’s logo printed in them. They can range from 64MB to 1GB, depending on the giver’s budget. They can be used to store information and compact enough to be carried around as a keychain or worn around the neck for safety. The perfect companions to flash drives are lanyards with the company’s name or slogan stitched on it to hold IDs and access cards. You can even have the option to get an ID and access card holder that can be clipped on.
To help relieve stress and frustration, everyone will appreciate a good sturdy stress ball. Companies even incorporate their logos into the shape. They can be manufactured in the shape of cars for automobile companies, light bulbs for electric companies, even miniature copies of a company’s mascots. They are fun and functional ways to pass the time and relax. Laser lights incorporated into flash lights and key chains are also brilliant promotional gifts. They can function as pointers in client presentations and they are within easy reach.
Giving away promotional gifts that can be used around the office will ensure maximum advertising for your customers. They are also highly appreciated considering their usefulness. Going with items that can compete with the times and the needs of the customers assures the business’ survival in the long run.