The stress ball is one of my favorite promotional items for a lot of reasons. For one thing, if you want to express your business’s identity or show off a tagline, a stress reliever is a great option because of all the shapes, sizes, and colors you can choose from. But, perhaps even more importantly: there are so many cute animal stress balls out there! Who can resist a free promo product when it’s an adorable little animal that you can squish and play with when you’re stressed?
On that note, I bring you my list of the top ten cutest animal stress relievers:
Bright colors, a swishy tail, and memories of winning one of these fellas from a ring toss at the local fairgrounds. What’s not to love?
Great for: pet shops, swimming facilities, and carnival-themed promotions.
This guy’s dopey smile and roly-poly body make him simply adorable.
Great for: zoos, wildlife foundations, and the food industry (as in, hungry hungry hippos!).
Look at his floppy ears and that big snout! Too cute.
Great for: the beef industry, ice cream shops, and dairy farms.
That tiny mouth gives this pig a sweetly puzzled expression. Plus, he’s pudgy and pink.
Great for: banks, tailgating promotions (pigskins!), and county fairs.
Who doesn’t love bunnies? This one’s pink nose and soft smile really ramp up the adorable.
Great for: springtime promotions, magic shops, and veterinary clinics.
This guy just looks so happy, and his large blue eyes and colorful body give him even more charm.
Great for: travel agencies, pirate-themed promotions, and art studios.
The stubby horns, equally stubby legs, and childlike smile are what catapult this giraffe from nice to full-out cute and lovable.
Great for: safari-themed promotions, childcare centers, and conservation societies.
How can you say no to a face like that? He just looks so sweet and cuddly!
Great for: nature centers, museums, and the publishing industry (black and white and read all over!).
The round ears, the whiskers, the paws outstretched for a hug … have you ever seen a cuter mouse?
Great for: gourmet cheese shops, kids-themed promotions, and computer companies.
Look at those giant dewy eyes! Those stumpy legs! He’s almost too adorable for words—which is why he’s my number one cutest animal stress reliever ever.
Great for: aquariums, water parks, and beach-themed promotions.
Plenty of cute stress balls didn’t quite make the list: the Dinosaur, Koala Bear, Bull, Sea Horse, and Squirrel Keychain are just a few of the many other lovable stress relievers you can find at QLP. And cuteness isn’t restricted to stress balls; the Mischief Monkey Bank is just as adorable as many of the other options here!
Don’t forget that any stress ball, no matter the shape or style, can be relevant to your business or event as long as you imprint the right tagline. Hippos might have nothing to do with your company, for instance, but if you want to promote a BIG sale, the hippo stress reliever or one of his many jumbo animal cousins can be clever promotional items. So don’t be afraid to bust out those thinking caps and be creative!
Do you agree with my top choices? Would you pick a different winner? Which adorable stress relievers did I miss?