7 Trade Show Giveaway Essentials for 2018

The PPAI Expo 2018 is about to come to a close in Las Vegas and we’ve seen plenty of new fabulous trends that are expected to be seen in events, conventions, and other marketing efforts. The expo in Vegas certainly showcased innovative promotional products–mostly leaning towards tech, environmental consciousness, and unique experiences.

Here are 7 trade show essentials we’re sure you and clients will love:

  1. SILLY PUTTY / SLIME

 

glitter slime putty - trade show trend 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $2.05 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

With an increasingly stressful world, sometimes, one has to go back to the basics to decompress. We saw a lot of stress-relief giveaways that are perfectly cheap but totally fun– even for adults. ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) has been trending on social media and it involves exposing one’s self to stimuli that elicits a slight tingling sensation from the scalp down to the rest of the upper body that leads to lowered stress levels. Giving employees something as simple as slime to de-stress helps enormously in their productivity.

2. TRAVEL-SIZED PERSONAL CARE

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As low as $1.65 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

The key to choosing personal care giveaways for 2018 is thinking about how conveniently they can be accessed and used. Travel-sized hand sanitizers, lotions, and toiletry kits will present a greater value for the recipient if they have security clips like carabiners or waterproof pouches. Giving away small but very useful gifts will more likely leave a longer lasting impression on the recipients and allow for more effective brand recall because they’ll take your gift in their bags.

3. PHONE POCKETS

 

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As low as $0.75 in bulk order at brandspirit.com

2018 is also all about tech and mobile accessories and they don’t even have to be expensive. Much like the idea of giving away travel-sized personal effects is gifting clients with multi-functional and practical mobile accessories like silicone phone pockets to keep your credit cards and cash on hand. These giveaways can be customized with full color decorations which makes it an ideal way to promote awareness for your brand. 

4. MOBILE POP SOCKETS

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As low as $4.53 in bulk order at brandspirit.com

Here’s another phone accessory that presents function and convenience for users. Pop sockets prevents accidental phone drops and makes taking selfies and groupfies easy. Unlike other similar holders, your phone can still lay flat and not in an odd angle when you lay it down. The decoration placement gives your brand full exposure whenever the recipient’s phone is in use.

5. SCREEN CLEANERS

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As low as $4.10 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

Another trade show trend to watch is tech and gadget care accessories. Screen cleaners have been seen all over the recent trade show and brands have taken advantage of the full color customization of cleaning cloths and kits. These also make great welcome kits employees. You can give these away in travel size or as kits.

6. FIDDLE CUBE

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As low as $2.26 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

Another trendy stress reliever item expected to become a hot promotional product is the fidget cube. It has more tactile switches and toggles than a spinner. Cubes also have bigger imprint areas ideal for brand awareness. Employees love these as swag items and trade show attendees are more than willing to check out your booth to get their hands on these ant-stress toys.

7. WEBCAM COVERS

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As low as $0.92 in bulk order at brandspirit.com

Cyber security is a very high concern these days and giving away something as simple as a webcam cover can be a big gesture for clients. With people in front of their computers 6 to 8 hours a day, it’s very wise to have your business name on something they can always see. 

Purchase with a Purpose: BRAND SPIRIT IS A CHAMPION FOR SHOT@LIFE. EVERY $100 WORTH OF SALES FROM ALL THESE ITEMS MEANS WE DONATE 1 VACCINE TO A CHILD IN NEED.

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The Perfect Pairing of Custom Journals & Tumblers

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to gift clients or employees with custom journals. They can use it for work, meetings, or personal schedules. Take it a step further and add value to your gift by pairing the journal with a customized drinkware.

Big brand coffee shops and even artisan boutique cafes have used these types of promotional products for awareness and reward programs. Promotional products with a retail look are certainly effective ways to get your business name out there and to make some profit from points programs.

Here are beautiful journals and drinkware pairings you can fully customize.

A DAINTY PAIR

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The Neoskin Hard Cover Journal has a beautiful metallic finish with a deboss decoration option. Metallic is in this 2018 and this custom journal is the perfect gift. Pair it with a decal-themed glass mug to complement the trendy look of the journal.

PERFECTLY PREMIUM

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If you’re looking for a more high end premium pair, then check out the Shinola softcover journal and the Miir Tumbler. Shinola is one of the most premium journal lines in the market that uses sustainable paper. The Miir Tumbler is inspired by the classic paper cup, made modern, that fits perfectly in all standard car cup holders.

MARBLE & ACRYLIC

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The journal has a faux marble design that gives it a very sleek and chic look despite it’s affordable price. The double wall acrylic Lunar Tumbler, on the other hand, allows you to design it with a full color insert to give your brand equally full exposure.

Purchase with a Purpose: BRAND SPIRIT IS A CHAMPION FOR SHOT@LIFE. EVERY $100 FROM ALL THESE ITEMS MEANS WE DONATE 1 LIFE-SAVING VACCINE TO A CHILD IN NEED.

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3 Trendy Mobile & Computer Accessories that Promote Your Brand this 2018

Looking for cool, trendy custom gifts to give your clients? We’ve put together a nice mix of custom promotional products that are hot items for 2018. It’s all about value and function and we’re sure these promotional gift recommendation will effectively get your message across.

2-IN-1-MICRO MOUSE PAD

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As low as $1.69 in bulk order

This computer accessory doesn’t just serve as a mouse pad but it also effectively cleans computer screens. What’s more is that you can customize it with a full color graphic which posts as a great opportunity to plaster your message and your business. Use it as  a giveaway for trade shows or employee swag.

CLOUDCHARGE QI WIRELESS PHONE CHARGING PAD

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As low as $23.18 in bulk order

Rapidly charge a wide range of mobile devices with the CloudCharge Wireless Charging Pad. Simply place your Qi-enabled device on the pad, and it instantly starts charging without having to have anything plugged into it. Universal wireless charging pad compatible with all Qi enabled devices including iPhone 8 & iPhone 10.

SPYSAFE WEBCAM COVER

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As low as $0.55 for bulk orders

Providing front and center branding while putting everyone’s mind at ease, the SpySafe™ Webcam Cover is the simplest and most effective tool to prevent webcam hackers from spying on individuals through the computer’s webcam while putting the brand in the limelight. This budget-friendly, highly effective promotional gift includes a high-quality, full-color decoration. 

Purchase with a Purpose: BRAND SPIRIT IS A CHAMPION FOR SHOT@LIFE. EVERY $100 WORTH OF SALES FROM ALL THESE ITEMS MEANS WE DONATE 1 VACCINE TO A CHILD IN NEED.

No time to shop? We’ll shop for you and find the perfect custom gift for your project. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest or email us at info@brandspirit.com.

4 Gadget Accessories to Welcome New Employees

Having a new face in the office and an added hand in the team is a way to invigorate employees. Part of making sure new employees feel comfortable with their new work environment is to break the ice by naturally integrating them into the company crowd and its culture.

Some useful tips would be to:

  • Have a casual welcome party on a Friday
  • Assign a buddy to new employees so show them the ropes
  • Have a welcome kit ready

Here are a cool gadget accessories to welcome the new team members:

FLEXIBLE WATERPROOF KEYBOARD

 

Flexible Waterproof Keyboard - brandspirit.com employee gifts
As low as $16.41 for bulk orders at brandspirit.com

The washable and  full-size flexible keyboard features a USB connector with PS2 adaptor for PC laptops & computers. The product is PC & Mac compatible and rolls up for easy portability. Wonderful for startups and remote workers.

FOLDING WIRELESS OPTICAL MOUSE

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As low as $12.14 for bulk order

Folds conveniently to fit into backpacks when running from one meeting to the next. Also great for travel! Your new employees will certainly love this cool optical mouse. It’s compatible for both Windows and Mac.

MULTI BLADE CONNECTING CABLES

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As low as $3.74 in bulk order

The Multi Blade is a 3 in 1 charging and data transfer cable. Swiss army knife shape design. Contains 4 cable arms featuring USB input connector, 6 pin connector, and 2 Micro USB connectors. Charge your smartphones, tablets, and most mobile devices. Can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously when using all 3 charging arms at once.

TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE BACK STICKY MACRO CLEANER

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As low as $1.30 in bulk order

The soft fabric does not scratch surfaces, allowing this to be useful on many different items. It sticks to the back of your tablet with removable adhesive backing that is restored by rinsing with water. 

Purchase with a Purpose: BRAND SPIRIT IS A CHAMPION FOR SHOT@LIFE. EVERY $100 WORTH OF SALES FROM ALL THESE ITEMS MEANS WE DONATE 1 VACCINE TO A CHILD IN NEED.

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Outdoor-Ready Tech Business Gifts for Your Adventure-Seeking Clients

solar powered water proof outdoor business gifts

There’s nothing like the great outdoors! But more often than not, we still want to have our tech gadgets close to us. If you have a customer base who are adrenaline junkies or simply enjoy being out and about under the sun, then these outdoor tech toys will hit that spot and leave them with a lasting impression for your business.

These outdoor gadgets range from wearable cameras, solar-powered power banks, and more! Ready?

720p HD CAMERA SUNGLASSES

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As low as $63.62 for bulk order at brandspirit.com. 

With the HD 720P Camera Sunglasses you can take videos or photos in style. The sunglasses feature a High definition 720P camera in the center of the sunglasses. This gives you the perfect angle to capture any moment. The sunglasses also feature a microphone to record sound. 

3000 mAh SOLARBAR POWER BANK

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As low as $16.69 for bulk orders at brandspirit.com

No need to search for a power outlet with the SolarBar – charge your battery while having fun in the sun. Ideal for everyday use, this power bank will keep you going whether you’re in between meetings or need a battery back-up while hiking in the mountains. 

BOULDER WATERPROOF OUTDOOR BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

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As low as $29.98 for bulk orders at brandspirit.com

Enjoy your favorite music regardless of your location. Take the Boulder outdoor speaker with you to the pool, on your hike, or to your next house party. Pair with your smartphone to control remotely.

Purchase with a Purpose: BRAND SPIRIT IS A CHAMPION FOR SHOT@LIFE. EVERY $100 WORTH OF SALES FROM ALL THESE ITEMS MEANS WE DONATE 1 VACCINE TO A CHILD IN NEED.

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Show Some Love with Business-Appropriate Valentine’s Day Gifts

Gift-giving during Valentine’s Day in the office is a fun way to spread positive vibes. While Hallmark cards and candies are staples, you can take it a step further and choose custom gifts that combine sentimentality and function. Here are a few work-appropriate gifts you can dole out to the whole team and even to clients to celebrate the month of love.

HEART-SHAPED STRESS RELIEVER

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As low as $0.81 for bulk orders at brandspirit.com

Show the team you care by giving them something to manage stress in the office. This squeezable stress reliever is a perfectly affordable and useful Valentine’s Day swag to promote your brand or just keep everyone centered and focused. This also makes a good giveaway for clinics and hospitals.

14 Oz. BLACK MATTE CANDLE IN LUX BOX

 

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As low as $19.99 for bulk orders at brandspirit.com

This premium business gift would make a wonderful custom gift for top tier clients or VIPs for Valentine’s Day. They could also be used as tokens for weddings, as well as posh freebies for spas and salons. It certainly sets the tone for Valentine’s Day for recipients.

MUSIC SPLITTER AND PHONE STAND

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As low as $1.59 for bulk orders

For gifts that are more of the techie side, this music splitter would make a fabulous gift. This is a sweet way to enjoy your favorite music from a single player such as a mobile phone. It’s a gift they can keep and take anywhere and it costs under $2 dollars!

7″ DESKTOP DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME

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As low as $63.62 for bulk orders

If you have a bigger budget to spare for your VIPs or top clients, splurge on this customizable digital photo frame to let them display their fave memories on a mini screen. This desktop item would make a wonderful addition to their office tables or even in their homes. On top of being a Valentine’s Day gift idea, it also makes a fantastic executive gift all year round.

Purchase with a Purpose: BRAND SPIRIT IS A CHAMPION FOR SHOT@LIFE. EVERY $100 WORTH OF SALES FROM ALL THESE ITEMS MEANS WE DONATE 1 VACCINE TO A CHILD IN NEED.

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Beautiful Incentive Gifts to Increase Sales & Promote Your Cafe

We can all learn from Starbucks. They made collecting stickers a premium experience for customers and they’ve found an effective tool for repeat sales during the holidays on top of their other offers.

If you’re a start-up cafe and are looking to gain more awareness while increasing sales, running an incentive program for a month or so should be one of the strategies to explore. The coffee giant has perfected their program and other businesses have been following suit with their own spin on the mechanics of each incentive program.

Add a few twists to your incentive program other than the usual “buy X number of stuff to get Y.” Get creative and think of it as an experience for your customer. Perhaps instead of getting points for buying a product for themselves, why grant points when they buy something for a friend while in the store? It’s important to know your demographic and research on what they care about.

As a cafe, travel tumblers would make the perfect incentive gifts to entice product purchase but also put your business name on something people use everyday and an item them will keep for a long time.

Here are a few unique customizable drinkware your cafe might use as an incentive gift.

incentive gifts you can add logo and customize drinkware
All products are available for bulk order and customization at brandspirit.com

 

42 oz MiiR VI Wide Mouth Bottle

The perfect every day bottle, built for people on the go. With 3 sizes in the Wide Mouth line, the biggest or smallest thirst is covered. Built with Thermo 3D™ Double Wall Vacuum Insulation these bottles keep the drink you’re enjoying hot or cold for hours on end. 

16 oz Beck Stainless Vacuum Tumbler

Add a little metallic detail with this awesome tumbler with straw. It’s made of stainless steel with stainless steel liner. Double-wall construction, vacuum insulated to keep drinks hot for 5 hours and cold for 15 hours. Screw-on stainless lid. Straw included.

16 oz. Santana Double Walled Stainless Steel Tumbler

The Santana 16 oz. double walled stainless steel tumbler allows you to get creative! The clear acrylic window offers you an opportunity to showcase your custom design with paper inserts. Ideal for tourist gift shops, it also makes a great corporate “thank you” gift. What a fitting addition to incentive programs or fundraising prize selections. 

Unicorn 20 oz. Tumbler

Got a younger customer demographic? They’ll love this magical-looking tumbler! This drinkware holds ice for up to 24 hours and keeps hot beverages HOT. Comes with a convenient clear lid with a drip-free seal. Accommodates up to 3 coffee cups.

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