9 Inspiring Trade Show Giveaways

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there are some aspects of  the perfect trade show giveaway that will never change: they need to be budget-friendly, easy to transport, and attractive to potential booth visitors.

Think Beyond the Pen 

According to the 2016 ASI Global Impressions Study, usefulness is a key reason that people keep promotional products they receive. 77% of people said that they would keep a promotional item that was useful to them. That’s why, for my updated list of inspiring trade show giveaways, I’ve focused on unique trade show giveaways that people will be excited to use.

Here is list of unique trade show giveaways that will help you think beyond the pen and make a bigger impact on everyone who visits your booth.

1. Smart Wallet for Mobile Devices


This slim silicone pocket attaches to the outside of any mobile device and is perfect for storing driver’s licenses, credit cards, hotel keycards, business cards, and cash. It even protects card strips from deactivation.


2. Microfiber Cloth

Microfiber ClothMicrofiber cloths are always valuable. They’re the kind of product that everyone needs to effectively clean mobile devices, laptops, CDs, eyeglasses and LCDs, but most people forget to buy for themselves. These branded microfiber cloths come in a vinyl pouch, so they’re easy for trade show attendees to carry around and store. You can keep it simple with your brand color and logo, or take advantage of the large imprint area to create a full-color masterpiece.


3. Petite Loop Cell Phone Accessory

new trade show giveaways for 2016


This is a relatively new product to become a trade show giveaway, so it’s sure to catch peoples’ attention when you display it in your booth. This unique tech accessory works with any mobile phone that has a case; just tuck the ends of the ribbon in between the phone and the case.

4. Lip Balm

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The great thing about branded lip balm is that it’s an inexpensive promotional item that leaves a lasting impression. People normally keep lip balm in their purse or bag, and every time they use it they’ll be reminded of your brand. The promotional lip balm pictured here features a laminated label to protect your company logo and is available in a variety of flavors.


5. Digital Reward Promotions



While everyone else at the trade show is giving out boring pens and magnets, you can give your prospects something they’ll actually be excited to receive. Imagine offering your prospects free music downloads, restaurant rewards, digital movie rentals, eGift cards, eBook downloads and more. Digital reward promotions use reward codes to deliver promos with a high perceived value at a minimal cost. For example, you can order 500 custom music download cards for only $1.58 each, keeping this item right on budget for the average trade show giveaway. The cards are fully customizable to reflect your brand and spark awareness. This is the perfect way to deliver relevant, real-world items at a fraction of their perceived value.


6. Stylus Pen

Custom Stylus Pen

We told you to think beyond the pen. But stylus pens merge the traditional with the modern, giving your brand an even bigger opportunity to get in front of an audience. Whether the person is writing or using their mobile devices, they’ll be reaching for a tool with your logo and brand colors.


7. Slim Multi Tool 15-in-1

Delta Survival Tool
Talk about useful! This metal tool has 15 different functions while still being as small as a credit card. The survival tool can be used as a can opener, knife edge, screwdriver, ruler, 4 wrench sizes, and more. With a customized case perfect for maximum brand exposure, this is one promo product that prospects will definitely keep.


8. Power Bank

Logo Powerbank

Power banks have recently become one of the most popular promotional items among my clients, and for good reason. Not only are these small, sleek mobile chargers unbelievably convenient and useful, they also look great with a company logo imprinted on them. They’re perfect for trade shows because they charge smart phones and other mobile devices on the go without needing to plug them in.


9.  RuMe xPose Tote Bag

Trade Show Tote Bags

Here’s a promotional product that will significantly enhance your prospects’ trade show experience. Unlike the trade show tote bags that you’re probably familiar with, the RuMe xPose tote bag features a cross body strap that allows attendees to enjoy their trade show experience hands-free. Despite its convenience for use at a trade show, your prospects will appreciate this product courtesy of your brand due to its high-staying power. Prospects can use this item for years to come, not just for trade shows!


The key to the most successful trade show giveaways is finding something that hits the sweet spot between unique, attractive, and useful. These products are just a glimpse into the world of promotional products beyond the pen

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