As an event designer I get asked a lot of questions about swag and the number one question is, “what’s hot right now?” I thought I’d pull together some of the top giveaway/promotional/swag items that are my favorites with the following categories: most useful, most fun, witty and clever, guaranteed to get your brand noticed, and a little something for your wedding guests.
Popsocket Cell Phone Stand and Grip: I have one of these on my phone right now and it’s been life changing. Taking pictures is so much easier and my photos are better because Im less shaky trying to get that perfect angle while managing to hit the button. They expand and collapse so you are able to fit your phone in your pocket. Popsockets come in a wide array of colors and your logo can be placed on the back. You can’t beat this price point for something that is guaranteed to be a win!
Phone charger: This has come in really handy for day trips where I likely won’t be able to take the time to charge my phone. Not sure if this will be the most recognizable piece of swag, as most people put their phone away as it’s charging but it will make your customer really happy and they will have fond thoughts of you as they charge their phone.
USB Hub: With all of the new gadgets out there that can run from USB this is a must for anyone using a computer. I have one connected to my computer right now that is housing my phone charger, an SD card reader, a mini fan, and my tiny salt lamp. Such a great tool to give away.
Photo booth w/ props: If you can spare the space at your event your guests will be so happy that you did. They can take photos of themselves with new friends they’ve made during the convention, dress up with themed props, and get a photo texted to their phone with your event/company logo on the bottom ready to share with all of their social media buddies, thereby expanding your brand recognition. Such a fun way to market your event.
Bobble Heads: Who doesn’t love a bobble head? Does your event have a featured personality or host that you could create a bobble head for as a giveaway or prize?
Themed Food: I recently attended an event where a vendor hosted a themed candy bar. All of the candy was in their signature color and the bags had their logo on it. Everyone swarmed this candy display to get an afternoon sugar rush!
Giveaways That are Witty or Clever
These are always a good idea like this pencil idea and this yoga straw. Not only will your brand stand out at the event, attendees will remember you.
Guaranteed to Get Your Brand Noticed
Swell bottles are recognizable and stand out for their innovative design and superb quality. Putting your brand on an item with those attributes is guaranteed to get your recognized for all the right reasons. Another perk: Swell donates a significant amount to provide drinking water to children around the world.
Backpacks are taken everywhere (and thus SEEN everywhere), especially if they are high quality and functional.
Fun for Your Wedding Guests
– something that engages your audience that they will continue to use and think of you when they do: bottle opener, matches + candle, pro photos of their family from your event.
What are your favorite swag items that you have received over the years? Comment below and let us know!