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40 Years of Fun: Happy Anniversary Rubik’s Cube


One of our most whimsical promotional items is celebrating four decades of brain-teasing excitement in the new year. That’s right – the iconic Rubik’s® cube puzzle, a beloved relic from our childhoods, has been entertaining (and often frustrating!) users for half a lifetime now.

World Record Rubik’s

The original 3”x3” cube has – wait for it – more than 43 quintillion possible solutions. If that isn’t impressive enough on its own, it turns out that each of those winning combinations can be achieved in just 20 moves or less. Out of practice? We’ve got your covered – see our tips below.

Long before fidget spinners and sensory boxes, Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian sculptor and architect, invented the mechanical math puzzle. His work was complete by 1974, but it would take another six years to gain wide release. Once it did, the Rubik’s Cube became an instant sensation.

It became so ubiquitous, in fact, that professional-level competitions for solving the Rubik’s Cube are held each year around the world. These events celebrate speed, accuracy, and even the ability to solve the puzzle in extreme conditions, such as while blindfolded.

At the 2018 Cube for Cambodia competition, Australian speedcuber Feliks Zemdegs broke the world record by solving the puzzle in a lightening quick 4.22 seconds. Thanks in part to his jaw-dropping speed, he’s also the only speedcuber to ever win the World Cube Association World Championship twice.

Secrets for Solving

You don’t have to solve the puzzle in less than 5 seconds flat, but you may want a few tips for the next time you pick one up and start messing around. Keep the following in mind:

• The center tiles are part of the puzzle’s core, and they can’t move relatively to each other. This means these squares are already “solved” – instead, your goal is to bring the corner and edge pieces to the corresponding color center tile.
• Lighter colors like yellow and white are easier to recognize, so if you’re going for speed, start with these.
• A beginner’s method to solving the puzzle divides the cube into layers and then applying a given algorithm that keeps the correctly placed pieces where they need to be as you go. For a step-by-step tutorial, take a look.

New Twists on a Cherished Classic

In addition to creating the original 3”x3” cube we most often associate with Rubik’s name, Ernő Rubik is also responsible for mechanical puzzles: Rubik’s Magic (Classic and Master Edition) and Rubik’s Snake. His inventions paved the way for other similarly-styled complex puzzles, the most difficult of which is thought to be the Pentamix – a 9-layered Megaminx dodecahedron-shaped twisty puzzle.

Promo Puzzles

We love a useful item as much as the next person, but not every promo gift has to be function-first.A Rubik’s Cube created with your custom logo is a playful way to send off clients or customers with something to remember you by.

 

 

 

Looking for something that evokes the spirit of this iconic puzzle while also adding value? Consider a Rubik’s wireless speaker, spinner, or mini-highlighter set for even more fun.

 

 

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Top Trends of 2019


A Year in Review: 2019’s Greatest Promo Hits

The promotional products industry often sees trends come and go pretty quickly, but every so often there are a few greatest hits that keep on playing. We’ve taken a look back at some of our most popular products and categories to give you the top trends of 2019. These babies are here to stay (at least for the foreseeable future).

Check out 2019’s Top 5 Trends:

1) Technology

In our world of ever-growing innovations, it’s no wonder the technology category is number one on our list. Technology has been a trend for several years running, and that’s not about to change anytime soon. In addition to the usual tech items like USBs and power banks, think wireless everything! Chargers, headphones, speakers – you name it – your customers want it wireless.

Also part of the technology scene, though slightly newer, is smart home tech. From outlet plugs and power strips to doorbells and security kits, this level of technology has become readily available to the public at an affordable rate. Smart home technology proves to be a sound investment for your marketing plan in the coming years.

2) Cause Marketing & Sustainability

Customers like to see a brand giving back. Now more than ever, give-back programs, cause marketing and sustainable practices can make or break a sale. In fact, many consumers actively seek and choose brands with clear sustainability credentials.

What does this mean for marketing? It means stepping up your game in green initiatives or giving back to the community. There are many ways to accomplish this goal, and we’ve seen a substantial uptick in brands doing so throughout the year. As far as products, reusable straws have been huge sellers as well as many other alternatives to single-use plastic.

3) Unique Prints & Materials

One of the trends we’ve noticed since the beginning of the year has stayed surprisingly consistent enough to make it onto our list of Top 2019 Trends: unique prints and materials.

We’ve seen a ton of camo, animal and marble prints as well as iridescent items and rainbow patterns. These eye-catching products have done well all year, and we believe they’ll continue to be strong.

4) Casual Workwear

This year we’ve seen performance wear take off in the workplace. More and more companies are in favor of a business casual dress code over formal. There has been such a shift in office space itself with more businesses adopting remote employees, coworking spaces, open-office concepts and even work-from-home options. With so many changes to how and where we work, it’s no wonder this flexibility has crossed into workwear.

Casual workwear is now more popular than ever. Items such as a simple polo shirt have become the new norm. After all, a happy employee is a productive employee…and a comfortable employee is a happy one!

5) Safety

We saw it early in 2019, and we’ve seen it throughout the year…Safety is a rising trend consumers crave. Items such as safety whistles and combination locks as well as emergency kits and flashlights have been popular promotional products this entire year.

In addition to traditional safety items, clear bags have continued to do well. Many stadiums require clear bags for sporting, concerts and other events, so they have become a popular retail product. This trend has migrated over to the promotional products industry as well as schools and universities. Clear backpacks and even fanny packs have been a big hit this year.

Check back for more industry trends and updates in January when we take our first look at the new products for 2020!

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The Top 10 Branded Holiday Gifts of 2019


While it feels as if the holidays are far off, the gifting reality is much different. When you consider the time to browse, sample, brand and print, now is the perfect time to start your holiday gift order. Not only does an early fall purchase ensure you’ve got the right gifts in-hand immediately post-Thanksgiving – the prime gifting window – but it also gives you maximum time to tackle everything from packing and shipping logistics to gift list development.

In other words, while it may feel totally early bird for a holiday gift order, crossing this off your list means weeks to kick back and enjoy the pumpkin spice of it all, while other businesses scramble to find the “perfect” gift.

Better still? We’ve rounded up the best, most sought-after and most #trending gifts of the year – the must-haves topping client’s, vendor’s, partner’s and staff’s wish lists this year. Be the seasonal superstar by locking down one or more of these amazing branded holiday gifts now.

1. True Wireless Earbuds with Rechargeable Case, $11.99
Apple’s® AirPods® burst on the scene this year in a very big way. Now you can leverage the universal appeal and total trend-worthiness of this trend with our True Wireless Earbuds with a Rechargeable Case this holiday season.

Not only are they the perfect gift – who doesn’t like to have music at the ready as they’re jumping on the train, running between meetings or sweating it out on a morning run – they auto-pair via Bluetooth® and work for up to 33 feet. Get up to 90 minutes of charge from the case and up to 4½ hours from a full charge, ensuring your recipients can go anywhere and do anything with these branded earbuds.

2. Stout Double Wall Camp Mug, $12.19

Embrace the great outdoors all year long with these laser-engraved double-wall camp mugs. Ideal for the camper and non-camper alike, these mugs are ideal fireside, couch-side or anywhere in between – and with a spill-proof lid and the ability to keep hot drinks hot for up to eight hours (cold for 12!), your recipients will no doubt take them everywhere.

3. Fuji Lunch Gift Set, $29.49
Consider this a one-two holiday punch: help your clients and customers stick to their post-holidayresolutions while ensuring they not break the bank in the gift-buying lead-up. With an on-trend bento box and water bottle packed into this premium gift set, you’re gifting clients and customers a healthy day every day.

The bento box includes two distinct sections for packing their favorite on-the-go lunches as well asreusable utensils. Paired with the Quench Tritan® Bottle – which comes complete with reusable ice cubes – and you’ve got the ultimate go-to whether recipients are in the office, in the car or dashing between meetings.

4. Roots73® Woodland Knit Mittens, $26.45
Who doesn’t love an amazing pair of warm, cozy mittens? You can truly never have too many – but, once your customers, clients and team members slip these on, they’ll no doubt become the seasonal favorite. Lined with anti-pill microfleece, these mittens are incredibly softs on the inside and out, while keeping hands toasty warm in low temperatures. Perfect for tailgating, sledding or, simply helping make outdoor winter activities a little more pleasant, our Roots73 Woodland Knit Custom Mittens are up to the challenge.

5. Roots73 Sprucelake Plaid Shirt, $55.25
The perfect winter layering piece, this Roots73 cotton flannel plaid shirt will quickly become one of your client’s favorites – and ensure your branding gets out there over and over again. With Roots branding, they’ll want to slip it on, and with soft, comfortable cotton, this breathable shirt will be the perfect wardrobe essential – layered under sweaters and jackets in the winter, or open and casual in the warmer months.

6. iLuv® And Click2 Wireless Speaker w/Amazon Alexa®, $46.15
Streaming now accounts for 75% of U.S. music consumption – so chances are, your clients, customers and employees are streaming around the clock, making this iLuv and Click2 Wireless Speaker with Alexa built-in an amazing holiday gift.

Portable, durable and easy to wireless connect, once it’s up and running you can activate Alexa and stream Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeartRADIO and other popular music services instantly. Another perk? They can use the built-in mic to call and say “thanks” hands-free.

7. Iridescent PopSockets® Cell Phone Stand & Grip, $9.99

PopSockets burst on the scene a few months ago and haven’t stopped their meteoric rise.

What looks like a simple enough smartphone add-on actually serves many functions, turning your phone into a hands-free device, selfie mount, personal movie theater or grip. Made from aluminum and soft plastic, it’s easy to attach and POP anytime, ensuring you never lose the hold on your phone.

While there are numerous PopSockets to choose from, this one tops our list because it incorporates another trend we can’t get enough of: the iridescent trend.

These PopSockets have a cool iridescent finish and are laser-etched with your company branding or logo.

8. Dipped Stainless-Steel Bottle, $8.65

Inspired by the never-ending Swell craze, this Dipped Stainless-Steel Bottle is triple-insulated to keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 – a whole workday (or three…).

 

While it’s easy to see who would be the perfect recipient for some of these gifts, there’s no question everyone could do with drinking more water – or, simply, would love to have a go-anywhere, do-anything insulated bottle to tote morning coffee or tea (hot or iced), afternoon soups or smaller hot bites or any other beverage you want to sip on all day long. And when they do, they’ll be reminded of your amazing brand – the brand responsible for their favorite holiday gift.

9. The North Face® Groundwork Backpack, $65.99
North Face is a household name for a reason. This classic backpack is a perfect example of North Face cool, casual and totally versatile – all with your prominent branding to engage and activate recipients and everyone they pass.

That is just the beginning of why the Groundwork Backpack made our holiday list. Yes, it’s cool and yes, it’s classic North Face, but this bag offers a padded back panel with a spine channel and FlexVent™ Suspension for maximum support. It’s so supportive, in fact, that it’s endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association for its ability to reduce pressure and improve ventilation – so you know it’s rock solid.

If you’re giving a bag to an outdoorsy person – that hiker, camper or explorer on your list – they’ll no doubt appreciate the bungee cord for added storage and the two mesh water bottle pockets. If they couldn’t be further from getting OUT, they’ll be all about the floating padded laptop sleeve in the main compartment, plus the padded top handle and a sternum strap that improves comfort and wearability.

10. Gourmet Snacks Gift Box Tower, $27.69
There’s nothing like an incredible SNACK to usher in the holiday season – and this four-tier gift box seals the deal. Add your imprint and a ribbon of your choice and you’re good to ship – and good to receive the countless calls from customers and clients who can’t stop munching on the lemon cookies, honey mustard pretzel nuggets, peanut brittle crunch, shortbread, dark chocolate covered almonds and chocolate hazelnut wafer cookies that pack this pack.

Whether they share it with the office or keep it to themselves, this massive snack tower is the perfect way to share some holiday cheer, and welcome in a happy new year with your best clients, partners and team members.

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Clever Promotional Gift Ideas You Can Use


Promotional gifts are a dependable method for getting your brand noticed and increasing business. A few stats that may make your jaw drop:

• 8 in 10 consumers own at least 1 promotional item
• 89% of consumers can recall the name of an advertiser on a promotional product they received in the past 24 months
• More than 50% of consumers keep a promotional product from 1-4 years

…and perhaps our favorite…

• After receiving a promotional product, 85% of consumers do business with the advertiser.

Reasons, such as the ones listed above, are what we are constantly shouting from the rooftops — promotional products need to be part of your marketing strategy. From pens, to drinkware, bags, and t-shirts, there are a ton of tried-and-true options that will make potential customers really happy (success!). But this piece is dedicated to those looking to make a bigger splash by choosing something a bit off the beaten path. There are many benefits to going this route:

• A unique experience/promotional item keeps your brand memorable.
• People will be more likely to share or show off a clever item to others, extending your brand reach and impression.
• A creative product still takes advantage of all the benefits of a regular promotional item, so you won’t be missing out on anything!

Clever Corporate Gift Ideas

Now, onto the promotional goods. Keep in mind, some of these items are things people may never consider buying themselves, but would find very useful if they were to receive one. Which really, pretty much makes them the perfect gift!

2-Piece Stainless Steel Custom Reusable Straws

Reusable straws are having a moment, but that moment is really a movement.

As the threat of climate change climbs, more species are added to endangered lists, and tales of more plastic in the ocean than fish emerge, it’s no wonder the shift to be more environmentally conscious is gaining speed alongside these horrors. One simple change many people are taking notice of is simply switching to reusable straws — and by “people”, we also mean the likes of Starbucks, Coachella, and the City of Portland, all of which recently ditched plastic straws. Gifting a reusable straw is a great way to send a positive message to consumers and join the conversation for environmentally-sustainable choices.

From a practicality perspective, this is a compact, lightweight gift people can easily slip into their pocket or bag — always a great convenience when milling around a crowded convention. While any business could make the case for gifting this set of reusable straws (the need to go green is a universal conversation), it would fit especially well with a brand in the food or beverage industry, such as a coffee shop or café, or beverage brand.

Tool Sets

Most of us are not Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, and when it comes to fixing things, well, sometimes it’s just easier to call someone. Which isn’t to say we’re incapable of fixing them, but rather we don’t have the needed tools to get the job done — which is why this compact but extremely useful tool set, made by Origaudio®, is an amazing promotional gift. The tools in this set are especially unique, as each piece is multi-use so you get the most out of each and every one. For example, the barrow tool has 10 different uses (multiple wrenches, built-in screwdriver bits, wire stripper, bottle opener, and more). This set is perfect for a low-maintenance person who needs to fix the occasional item around the house; although it’s also the perfect item to stash in your car for on-the-road emergencies. This high-quality tool set is a perfect promotional gift for a business geared towards hardware or home improvement/DIY.

Custom Emergency Kits

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of the great outdoors and being one with nature — until something goes wrong and you realize civilization is miles away. Enter this handy emergency kit. It’s wonderfully clever as a promotional item, because, well, who would ever throw it out? It’s a perfect item to stash in the car, a backpack, or among hiking/fishing/outdoor gear thanks to how compact and lightweight it is.

An emergency kit is a clever promotional gift for a brand geared towards the outdoors (hunting, fishing, climbing, hiking, etc.). Equipped with items like a whistle, knife blade, fishing hooks on line, a cotton fire tinder, among others, this emergency kit is a nice way to show clients you support their interests — and have their backs if something goes wrong.

Portable Custom Lounger

We’re going to cut right to the chase — these portable loungers are, in a word, amazing.

They make for the perfect on-to-go afternoon nap anywhere, but also have a ton of other features to love (as if portable nap ability isn’t enough). They’re huge, with the ability to hold up to 550 pounds, but fold up in a wonderfully compact, small, self-contained bag. They also require no external pump; to inflate them you simply catch the air as you walk back and forth with it. Oh, and the top inflates to create a pillow, and there’s even a pocket for a drink and an iPad®. Comfy, convenient, and environmentally friendly. Not bad at all. From a branding perspective, this large novelty item provides plenty of space to prominently display your company name, logo, etc. Similar to the custom emergency kit above, this item is a great giveaway for any outdoor-related brand, although you could make the case for its relevance in almost any industry. This portable lounger sends a relaxing message — its the item to choose if you’re going for a chill, Zen vibe with your promotional gear.

Foldable Custom Solar Charger

We’re a super tech-dependent society. iPhones®, tablets, laptops — all these items make our life wonderfully convenient and connected. But one of the massive downsides is battery life. We can all relate to the annoyance (and maybe slight panic) of searching for an outlet when our battery life is dangerously low and flashing red. Enter this dreamy foldable solar charger. Its compact design makes it perfect for use anywhere. And it’s wonderfully environmentally friendly, which, as discussed above, is a trending (and serious) topic du jour. This solar charger, like the reusable straws, sends a message of your brand being connected to the green movement. And frankly, it’s just a cool product; a conversation starter. Having your brand imprinted on it is a great way to get in on that conversation. The solar charger is a great gift for a business that wants to send a green message with a high-end product.

Wireless Charging Custom Padfolio

This smart padfolio is a must-have business item. It’s a 2-in-1 product that allows someone to take notes while simultaneously charging their device. A multitasking dream wrapped up in a sleek design! A blend of old and new, it houses a notepad (like, literal paper), elastic pen loops, a smartphone stand, and, drum roll, a charging bank, which you can connect to wirelessly. This item is perfect for any business-minded, on-the-go person. It’s a fantastic way to have everything you need for roving meetings — coffee shops, business lunches, conferences, etc. This handsome padfolio makes a wonderful gift from any business-oriented industry, such as a law firm, advertising agency, hospital, or university.

Bottle Shaped Water-Resistant Custom Bluetooth Speaker

This handy Bluetooth® speaker is indeed clever — a tech item with the look of a water bottle

(a wildly popular promotional item) provides an interesting aesthetic. It also provides great functionality, as it’s portable, rechargeable, and even water resistant. It has a rubber carrying handle that can be clipped onto a backpack for ease of travel, especially when at the beach or camping. While it makes for a fun gift for an outdoor, or party-oriented business, a Bluetooth speaker is useful, literally, anywhere. It’s a really good “show off” item that can be used at home or even on a desk.

Smart Wifi Video Promotional Doorbell

This promotional item will really get people talking — it’s out there, in the most wonderful, tech savvy way. It’s functional, serving a real purpose, but is on theme with items people will love, but not necessarily buy for themselves. The smart Wi-Fi doorbell features some super cool things. For starters, it produces a live feed, which streams to your smartphone so you can instantly see and communicate with whoever is at your door. It also starts recording as soon as its sensor is triggered, which is a fantastic safety measure. And it’s not impeded by nightfall, thanks to its infrared technology that allows it to work in the dark. This is a dream promotional gift for any business related to safety and/or security. One such industry could be an insurance company that provides this clever gift for policy-holders, perhaps as a welcome gift or a 5-year “thank you” gift.

We hope these creative promotional gifts have made you think outside-the-box when it comes to corporate giveaways. Of course, there’s always a place for the more common (and highly popular) items, such as mugs and tote bags, but the items discussed in this piece just bring a little more oomph — which will get your potential customer’s attention (and appreciation). Check out all of these items, and more, on ePromos.com. Looking for something off-the-wall that isn’t listed here? Get in touch. We’re always happy to brainstorm with you to find the perfect promotional product to increase your brand awareness and wow your customers.


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Promo Trends Mid-Year Review


Back at the start of 2019 we had some big ideas about what to expect in the coming year for the promotional products industry. Diving headfirst into the new year, we got a good “first look” at some of the hottest trends. Now that we’ve made it halfway through 2019 (can you even believe it?) let’s take a look back and see how our predictions have fared with this mid-year review.

Fresh off the Floor of the ASI Show® Chicago

It’s been an exciting few days as we scouted out the most sought-after items of the year. Which of the trends from January are still going strong this summer and which should you set aside? You’re about to find out. Let’s review.

The “Glam” Trend

At the start of the year we saw a lot of shiny and brilliant surfaces – a lot of iridescent and metallic materials in everything from lip balm to apparel to drinkware. Now we’re finding that these eye-popping finishes are not quite as prevalent though not completely gone either. A new item in this category showing that all is not lost is the iridescent PopSockets®. We’re also finding a lot more in the realm of sequins and glitter.

The Safety Trend

Safety is always at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. Though we’ve called it out as a trend, it’s really more of a constant. Choosing safety items will never go out of style. A new fav we just couldn’t wait to share…this collapsible solar lantern, which makes a great companion for any travel.

The Wireless Charging Trend

Wireless charging is here to stay! And with good cause. Who doesn’t love eliminating wires for the devices we use daily? Technology is always on trend, and with wireless charging you definitely have a reliable choice to show your clients how up-to-date your business is.

The Give-Back Trend

People love to support a cause. Earlier this year we observed a trend for giving back to the community or environment. In Chicago we’re seeing this passion for social and environmental sustainability has not dwindled. In fact, we expect the second half of the year to continue to climb in reusable and eco-friendly products as well as those with an effective give-back program.

The Retail-Inspired Trend

If anything, we’ve seen an increase in retail-inspired items as the year progresses. The most recent jump in color-changing, mood products lends itself to this very trend thanks to Starbucks’® reusable mood cups. The promo industry is also picking up speed in retail-inspired fanny packs!

The “Spending More Time Outdoors” TrendLime Squeezer

Now that summer is in full swing, we seem to be seeing a lot of items in this category. And it makes sense, of course. From corn hole games and lime squeezers to beach towel bands, sunglasses and patchwork on blankets and caps, the industry is practically screaming “go outside,” as well it should!

The Modern Trend

The sophisticated look of wood tones and marbles were prevalent in promotional drinkware, bags and journals early in the year. Now we’re finding these modern-looking styles in the technology category as well – another trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. New to the scene with their minimalistic design are these 8 oz. skinny bottles – leak proof and BPA free, these cuties are perfect for more feminine brands looking to make their mark.Perka 8oz Bottles

NEW Trends for the Second Half of 2019

The most notable trend worth focusing on in the second half of 2019 is smart home technology. This is a big one! Up until recently smart home technology was reserved for the elite, made unaffordable and unattainable for the average consumer. Thankfully that’s no longer the case.

And with the promotional products industry, smart home devices have become even more accessible. They are, without a doubt, some of the most useful and sought-after gifts you can use to market your business and get people talking. Like this app-enabled smart-button, for example. Program up to three tasks at once and stick it under your desk. Knock once? Start the coffee. Knock twice? Turn off the lights. Think of the possibilities! OrigAudio App Enabled Smart Button

Another trend continuing to make waves – hydration. We couldn’t get enough of this smart hydration reminder, helping to calculate how much water you’ve consumed each day. Genius!

hydration reminder

So, there you have it – a look back and a look forward. Let’s make the second half of 2019 even better than the first with trending promos to put your business on top. Stay tuned throughout the year for updates, and stay on top of what’s trending by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest!


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Win Customers & Loyalty with These Innovative Gifts


Gifting promotional products is a must, regardless of the size of your business. There are a ton of benefits to using promotional giveaways in your marketing strategy. It’s a great way to spread your brand.

Innovative Gifts to win Customers + Loyalty

Here are some quick facts on the importance of promotional products:

• 8 out of 10 people have 1-10 promotional products and 63% give away their promotional products when not needed
• 6 out of 10 people keep promotional products for up to two years
• 85% of people do business with a brand after receiving a promotional item from them

That said, loads of companies give away promotional products for all the reasons above and more. So, how do you make sure your promotional product doesn’t get lost in the sea of promotional goodies at a convention or other event full of vendors with this same strategy? You must get creative. A creative giveaway will stop consumers in their tracks, or, better yet, have them hunt you down at said convention when words gets out about your swag.

Mastercard is a great example of a brand getting creative with their giveaways. A few years ago at the Sony Open, they handed out sweet swag bags to Elite Mastercard holders. The bags were full of useful items that attendees could use instantly, like binoculars to better watch the tennis matches, and handheld fans to stay cool in the Miami heat.

Speaking of Sony, they opened a sweepstakes for Sony Rewards members last year that drew over 12,000 people to enter (remember, swag can be contest-based!). What was unique about this swag was that the winner won one million Sony Reward points. The points evened out to about $10,000, which could be used to purchase Sony gear. A contest is a fun way to get a crowd excited but when there’s only one winner, most folks forget about it as soon as it’s over.

Below we offer some creative ideas for your next promotional giveaway:

Idea #1: Speakers and Radios 

A custom speaker or radio is some seriously sweet swag. It’s an unexpected gift, and one that consumers will, if nothing else, hang onto it simply out of curiosity (unlike a pen). It’s an especially great gift for any vacation or outdoorsy oriented business, as a speaker or radio is the perfect addition to a beach day or camping trip. Does your business do podcasts? Giving out portable speakers is a unique way to encourage them to tune into your next one.

Idea #2: Web Cam Covers

As workplaces become more flexible, laptops are the computer of choice and Skye-style webinars the new face-to-face meeting. The downside—the fear of loss of privacy, especially as camera hacking reports continue to pop up. Sticky notes, Band-Aids, tape…they’ve all been used to cover the camera on a computer. And while they work, they’re not an ideal solution. Enter web cam covers, a simple plastic cover that easily slides on and off the camera feature of a laptop. A simple tool that serves a huge purpose and gives peace of mind—watch them practically fly off your table.

Idea #3: Custom Food Containers 

Mugs and water bottles are popular promotional giveaways, and for good reason. They’re practical and useful everyday items that people need. But for all their good, they don’t exactly scream creativity. To make a splash with your next food-related giveaway, consider these unique custom food containers. They’re perfect for on-the-go meals, and even include a fork and removable sauce container that is nested into the lid.

Idea #4: Custom Socks

Apparel is a great giveaway. T-shirts and hats are often popular choices, but socks? They’ve been having a moment for a few years now, for both men and women. Add a quirky touch to your next giveaway by gifting consumers with custom socks. They can be as funky as you want, as ePromos has the ability to fully customize them. Of course, you’ll want to include your company logo or design, but also consider adding a unique twist by including the citys cape or famous landmark where your event is being held—something that makes the socks equal parts souvenir and brand promotion. 

Idea #5: Mini Custom Scented Sachet

From organic food to yoga and essential oils, health and wellness is booming. This makes a wellness-related promotional product a great giveaway, especially for a health-minded crowd. These mini custom scented sachets, which come in a range of scents like vanilla and lavender, are a lovely—and creative— way to bring relaxation to a conference, festival, or other busy event.

We hope these ideas have gotten your creative juices flowing for your next creative promotional giveaway. Don’t hold back either, as the more innovative, the greater chances consumers will not only be interested in your giveaway, but remember your brand, and in turn, become a loyal customer.