At ePromos, we’re all about supplying you, our beloved customers, with high quality promotional products that will delight and appeal to your target audience. We offer a huge range of products (over 15,000 to be exact), and the possibilities within each product? Endless. That’s because our top-notch customization abilities, from color choices, to logos, to artwork, will truly make your product different than any other one out there. With over two decades under our belt, we’ve got the experience to confidently guide you in all your promotional product needs. And we back that up with our famous 110% guarantee.
While we’re extremely proud of our wide product variety, we also realize that so many products can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re new at this! That’s why we’ve created this piece – to help you cut right to the most popular products we carry. There are many benefits to using a popular product for your next promotional giveaway. For starts, these well-loved items, which are practical and functional, reflect well on your brand – they offer the sense that you get what people want and need. The 15 items we’ve collected below are, statistically, our most popular items, so you can rest assured that you’re getting something that’s already sought after. And we’ve aimed to do this in an efficient and convenient way to you. We’ve done all the heavy lifting by creating this list in a way that makes it easy for you to choose from.
Most Popular Promo Items
Ready to learn about today’s most popular promotional products? Keep reading for our top 15 products to meet all your promotional needs!
Product #1 – Drawstring Bags
Drawstring bags make for a smart promotional giveaway for many reasons. For starts, they’re extremely lightweight and easily portable. This means they won’t take up much storage space, and traveling with them is a breeze. On the flip side, they are also easy on the customer since they fold up – much easier to carry around all day at a convention than a ceramic mug, for example. Drawstring bags also provide great visibility for your brand, as they offer a fairly wide space to customize them with your company name, logo, and artwork. A third reason customers’ love them? Their price point. Drawstring bags offer a great bang for your buck.
Drawstring bags are a great promotional gift for any sports-related or fitness event, as many athletes and gym goers opt for this style of bag. It’s also a good choice for a family-friendly event, as both kids and adults will like them, and get good use out of them, too!
Product #2 – Journals
Journals are a highly functional and practical choice for promotional giveaways. We all know journaling is good for us, and yet so many of us simply don’t. Offering folks a –free— journal is a thoughtful way to jumpstart their mindfulness; with any luck, they’ll keep it around long enough to actually fill it up. And each time they pull it out they’ll be reminded of your brand.
Journals are a smart promotional gift for any wellness- or education-related event. They also offer attendees the opportunity to jot down notes from any speakers at the event, or contact information from attendees when networking. They also make great gifts to leave with clients when out visiting them; a nice token of your appreciation for their time.
Product #3 – Adhesive Cell Phone Wallets
At this point, cell phones might as well be our third arm – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing! We spend a lot of time and money on them, and frankly, the love runs deep (just ask anyone who’s just lost or broken theirs…it’s an immediate reaction of panic and heartbreak all at once). Gifting a promotional item that plays to this love, via an accessory for it, is always going to be a winning choice. Enter the adhesive cell phone wallet. They’re perfect for the busy, on-the-go person that likes to travel light; total convenience. And, they’re convenient for you, too, thanks to their compact size and next-to-nothing weight, which makes handing them out a literal light lift.
Because cell phones are so widely used around the globe, by all ages/genders/populations, adhesive cell phone wallets (and any cell phone accessory) truly work as a promotional gift for just about any event.
Product #4 – Wireless Earbuds
When Apple unveiled their wireless earbuds a few years ago, people were aghast. But, like everything Apple, they’re pricey…and, like everything Apple, people want them despite early mixed reviews. The allure of wireless earbuds has only increased since those early days, and with it, their popularity. As a promotional gift, it’s kind of a no-brainer – folks are going to go wild for them.
Wireless earbuds are a great promotional giveaway at a tech or music event. You should also consider them if your target audience is teenagers and/or twenty-somethings.
Product #5 – Tote Bags
Totes bags have always been a popular giveaway, but today they’re perhaps more popular than ever, thanks to the green movement, which among many other things, seeks to ban the use of plastic bags. Tote bags are also wonderfully practical, and like so many of the products in this piece, are lightweight and portable – always a big plus. Also, similar to the drawstring bags mentioned above, tote bags provide wonderful visibility for your unique customization, including your brand name, logo, and artwork.
Tote bags are a great promotional giveaway at any event with a mindfulness towards sustainability or wellness. They are also a great choice at an event geared towards parents, especially those with younger children, as there are never enough hands to carry everything small children seem to need when out and about.
Product #6 – Pens
Pens are a tried and true, popular promotional item. In fact, we bet you likely have a handful yourself laying around your office, home, and even the glove box in your car. From a marketing perspective, they’re kind of genius. They’re inexpensive, come in a ton of different styles and colors, and well, there’s always a reason to keep a pen hanging around.
As for the perfect event to gift a pen? The truth is, you can’t really go wrong with pens! They’re simple, and really, that’s part of their beauty.
Product #7 – Stainless Steel Water Bottles
We mentioned the move towards sustainability above, and stainless steel water bottles fit right in with that growing trend. While many folks gift plastic water bottles, a stainless steel one will always be favored for their high-quality and durability. They’re also much better at keeping beverages cool over long periods of time; a very practical reason to invest in them! They do cost more money than many of the other items mentioned in this piece, but this is precisely why they will be so valued by anyone you gift them to.
Due to the expense of stainless steel water bottles, they make the most sense to give away as gifts to clients and customers during one-on-one meetings, as opposed to an arena-sized conference with hundreds (or thousands) of folks milling about. Of course, you could always use them as prizes at big events (rather than gift them to every single attendee). In this case, they are a great choice for a sports-, fitness-, health/wellness-, or sustainability-related event.
Product #8 – Can Coolers
Can coolers are a fun promotional giveaway, and they serve a lovely purpose – keeping your refreshing canned beverage nice and cold. They’re lightweight, easily portable, super customizable, and offer decent visibility for your logo/artwork. What’s not to like about all of that?
Can coolers are the perfect promotional giveaway for a tailgate, sporting event, festival, music concert, or any other event that’s ready for some fun…and cold beers and drinks. While they’re appropriate for year-round use, they make an especially nice touch for a summer event, when hot weather makes it extra hard to keep drinks cool.
Product #9 – Sunglasses
Like can coolers, sunglasses are a playful promotional product. They’re also stylish (check out our many styles, including aviators and Ray Ban-style options). Sunglasses are also an inexpensive promotional product, allowing you to really get a good bang for your buck.
Sunglasses are a great giveaway at any outdoor event, whether a sports event, concert, festival, 5K run, etc. Keep gifting them out, and watch as the event slowly fills with folks repping your brand.
Product #10 – Logo T-Shirts
T-shirts have long enjoyed a growing popularity over the past few decades. A staple in so many of our closets (and daily lives), it’s hard to imagine a t-shirt not being loved as a promotional giveaway. Just be sure to choose one that’s high-quality (like pre-shrunk, extra soft, etc.) so that folks will get the most wear out of them – walking billboards for your brand.
Logo t-shirts are another one of those universal promotional giveaways — they work in almost every crowd. Just be sure to have an assortment of sizes on hand.
Product #11 – Polo Shirts
Polo shirts are a high quality promotional giveaway. This one is slightly different than others we’ve mentioned in this piece though. With those, we’ve been more externally facing, meaning we’ve offered advice and tips for gifting them to customers. Let us make this caveat – they all make excellent gifts for employees, too. But a polo shirt? That may take the cake as an employee gift. They’re a smart, preppy, and clean cut clothing choice for employees when out on customer visits or at conferences.
Product #12 – Flashlights
Every household should have a flashlight (really, several flashlights!), yet, they aren’t something many folks routinely think of purchasing – kind of like pens, they just seem to ‘appear’. Help keep your clients and customers safe by gifting them a flashlight, which, like a pen, is something they’ll always keep on hand. Flashlights make a smart promotional giveaway for anyone in the security industry.
Product #13 – Reusable Straws
Like single-use plastic bags, plastic straws are getting a lot of buzz lately for the damage they do to the environment, and many folks are pushing to ban them. That said, straws are a kind of wonderful product. Need a compromise? Check out reusable straws. Eco-friendly, lightweight, and portable, they’re a great alternative to a product that’s been damaging the environment for too many decades. They’re definitely a buzz item these days; get your brand on board by purchasing your very own customized ones.
Like other eco-friendly items mentioned in this piece, reusable straws are a great fit at any health, wellness, or sustainability-minded event. They will also fit in nicely at a food and beverage, or cooking event.
Product #14 – Lip Balm
In less than five years, the lip balm industry is expected to reach one billion dollars. That’s a lot of lip balm. It’s no surprise that people are kind of obsessed with it; it’s a staple product in every handbag around the globe. Gifting it as a promotional item is a bit of a no-brainer, as there’s really no such thing as too many lip balms. Endless flavors alongside your customized wrapping will make it a stand out, popular gift at any event.
While lip balm has a universal appeal, it’s an especially thoughtful giveaway at a beauty or wellness event.
Product #15 – Umbrellas
Umbrellas are similar to flashlights – something everyone has sitting around at home and in their car, but isn’t purchased all that regularly. They’re kind of a “necessity” item, if you will, that folks don’t really love spending money on. This makes them a thoughtful promotional item, and something folks will gladly snatch up. Umbrellas provide a large surface area for your customized branding and artwork — a win-win.
Umbrellas are a pretty universal gift — they’ll work at almost any event. Though they can make an extra punch if you gift them in spring time, which is known for showers.
And that concludes are 15 most popular promotional items (you want to be pop-u-lar)! Now if only they could be featured in a new rendition of Wicked. We hope this list has got your wheels turning for your next promotional giveaway. Remember, when it comes to promotional products, the possibilities are nearly endless. Our knowledgeable reps are standing by waiting to help make those ideas into reality – and they’ll guide you each step of the way as necessary. Reach out today!