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15+ Mood Color-Changing Promo Items to Shake up Your Next Giveaway

Month after month, mood color-changing items make an appearance on our top-selling products lists.

It’s easy to understand their appeal; what’s not to like about a pencil or stadium cup that changes color? That’s awesome!

Color-changing items also give your clients extra incentive to hold on to your imprinted stress balls or reuse your branded stadium cups.

So whether you’re a promo products veteran looking to branch out from your regular items, or a first-time user who wants to generate a ton of word-of-mouth, then give one of these exciting color-changing items a try!

School/Office Supplies

Color-Changing Mood Shadow Pencil

Shadow Pencil: Coolest of the cool

My current favorite is the Shadow Pencil. This personalized pencil is a fresh new take on our classic Color Changing Pencil. Instead of changing from one color to another, this pencil changes from black to neon colors. Simply hold in your hand and watch the color change. For even more options, try a Paw Print, Ribbon, or Splash color-changing pencil. The tiny erasers on the end of a pencil are never big enough, so why not include an awesome Mood Eraser with your mood pencils to make sure your customers continue to enjoy the color change, long after the pencil’s eraser is gone.

If you’re just more of a pen person, we also carry the Mood Sham Click Pen. Pens and pencils are by far the most useful color-changing items because they will be used just about every day.

Last, but not least, is the exciting wooden Mood Ruler. Yes, I just put “exciting” and “ruler” in the same sentence. I promise that you’ve never had fun drawing a line until you’ve drawn a line with one of these. Even better? They come in both 6 inch and 12 inch sizes.

Stress Balls

Color Changing Mood Stress Key Chain

Mood Stress Key Chain: Cuteness to go

One of our best-selling items is the Mood Smiley Face Stress Ball. With his little grin and color-changing action, it’s impossible to resist giving him a little squeeze. That’s why I love that he also comes in key chain form. Your clients will slip him on their keys and squeeze him when traffic gets ridiculous.

Not cute enough? I agree. That’s why there’s also the Smilin’ Mood Stress Dude. Between his thumbs-up, can-do attitude and his fuzzy hair, you’ll have a stress reliever that customers of all ages will fawn over.

Smiley faces not your thing? No problem, we also have Mood Star Key Chains that are perfect for schools, educational programs, and sports teams. School, club, local, and professional football fans would get a kick out the Mood Stress Football.


Question: What kind of party doesn’t have color-changing drinkware?

Answer: Not a party I want to be at.

Color Changing Mood Stadium Cup

Mood Stadium Cup: Party essential

I’m endlessly amused by color-shifting drinkware, and I know that I’m not alone here. Our Mood Stadium Cup is consistently on our top 10 lists. The sun-changing Sun Fun Stadium Cup is new on the scene, but I imagine that it will become equally popular.

Depending on the kind of party, company picnic, or family reunion you’re throwing, you may prefer the Mood Beer Stein or the in-trend Plastic Mason Jar with Mood Straw.

For your clients that would rather hike through the wilderness or hit the gym, they can enjoy the color-changing action: the Mood Cycle Bottle changes with cold liquid. Also, the Sun Fun Cycle Bottle changes with UV light, so it’s a perfect companion for those that work out or play sports in the sun.

Color Changing Double Wall Mood Tumbler

Double Wall Mood Tumbler: Can’t handle the awesome

But by far, my favorite color-changing drinkware is the Double Wall Mood Tumbler. Polypropylene tumblers like these are extremely popular and will be used frequently at home and the office. And since your tumbler changes color with water, tea, and other cold drinks, you can bet that your current and prospective clients will choose this reusable tumbler over all other reusable water bottles.

If for some reason you don’t want mood cups, or have already ordered awesome drinkware that unfortunately doesn’t change color, there are still ways to keep the mood at your party. If you’re throwing a house party where people will be sitting or setting their drink down on your tables or counters, protect your wood furniture and wow your guests at the same time with Mood Coasters. If your guests will be walking around with their glasses and sipping mid-conversation, order Mood Straws to guests can take the color change with them.

If there will be ice cream at your party (or really anything you can eat with a spoon) order yourself and your guests some Mood Spoons to bring color to every bite.

Opting for mood giveaways is a great way to bring new and renewed interest to your brand. Imagine the envy your competitors will feel when they see your color-changing pens snatched up like hot cakes as their regular old click pens sit neglected.

Any questions about color-changing giveaway items? We’d love to hear them! Feel free to contact us by email (, by phone (866-312-5646), via our live chat, or just leaving a comment below.

Have you ever given or received a color-changing item? What’s your favorite mood product? Would you also boycott a party that doesn’t have color-changing drinkware?


Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on


  1. Amy Swanson

    To answer your most important question first, yes I would also boycott a party that doesn’t have color-changing drinkware. 😉

    I love color-changing products too, Mandy! They hold my attention so much longer compared to other products. Plus, everyone should reward and indulge their inner seven year old sometimes!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      I’m glad that you would be boycotting that party along with me, Amy! We could have our own color-changing drinkware soiree!

      I picked up a sample color changing ruler at the ASI show and I caught myself playing with it for like, 3 minutes after I used it to measure something. I definitely remember the brand name on it. 🙂

      And yes! #5or25 lives on in mood color changing items!

  2. Kelsey

    I love color changing products too. I actually have a mood cup at home, and it’s always the first one I grab. When I worked at kohls, they also sold color changing t-shirts. They were really entertaining to just play with, and they sold super fast!

    That little smilin’ mood stress dude is definitely on my “I want” list. He’s so cute!! 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      I have a few of the Mood Sham Click Pens, and I use them all the time! it takes a little more heat to get the pens changing, but it’s totally worth it.

      And the Smilin’ Mood Stress Dude is also on my “I want” list. I think I squealed out loud when I discovered him yesterday! 😀

  3. Jenna Markowski

    I knew we had a lot of mood and color-changing promo items on our site, but I didn’t know we had THIS many! It was a great idea to put all of these awesome items together in one post, Mandy!

    My favorite is definitely the Sun Fun Stadium Cup, I use that one at home all the time. But now that I’ve discovered the Smilin’ Mood Stress Dude (gotta love that rhyming product name!), that cup’s got some competition! 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Right? I set out on a mission to see what other cool mood items we had, and I was pleasantly surprised with how many items there are! The stadium cups and pencils are some of our most popular products, but now people know that they have some other awesome options, too!

      Right now, my favorite is the Mood Shadow Pencil and the Double Wall Mood Tumbler. Putting color shifting action on a tumbler? Genius!

  4. Eric

    I bequeath you the power to…uh…increase the production of chlorophyll! Not sure what use you could have for a UV gun. Hmm. Anyhow, Mandy, nice write-up on a whole bunch of items I added, probably, as you were writing this! 🙂 Not only are they color-changing, but they’re new, too, folks! Be one of the first to get your hands on these and truly stand out from the crowd!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Thanks, Eric! And thanks for adding them all to our site!

      You and Jeff make a great point about how they are brand new items! People haven’t started using them yet, so imagine how cool you’d be if you’re one of the first passing out the Mood Shadow Pencil or the Sun Fun Flyer. So cool.

  5. Mandy Kilinskis

    The Sun Fun items are so cool. I brought home a few of the cups from the ASI show and tried them out. They start changing color immediately in sunlight. It’s awesome! Even cooler, when you have cold drinks in there, the color stays nice and vibrant. I want all of them!

  6. Bret Bonnet

    The girl in the header of this post looks ABNORMALLY happy! 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      She’s just so stoked about color-changing products. I guess you could say they’re a real mood booster. 🙂

  7. Rachel

    Hooray for color-changing stuff! This article prompted me to bust out my Mood Sham Click Pens and play with them for a few minutes, haha. That tumbler sounds especially cool! I also like the idea of the mood stress ball keychains; those would be fun to hang off my keys. So many color-changing items, so little time! Thanks for writing this up, Mandy — it’s a great resource for anyone looking to check out our range of color-changing promos. 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Thanks, Rachel! It was a lot of fun to discover the cool mood items we have (and then promptly play with all the ones I own). I know that if I received a color shifting keychain, I would promptly put it on my key ring.

      Hopefully mood products fans will get a kick out of it, too!

  8. Alex Brodsky

    Probably a good thing to note here:

    Sometimes right out of the box, these items don’t change color as well as they should. Well, we’ve got the solution! Pop ’em into the freezer for about 5 minutes and after that, they should work like a charm!

    Woo! I like shiny things (and color change things)!!!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      That’s definitely good to mention – thanks, Alex! The last thing you’d want is to think that your mood items don’t work!

  9. Josh Barnes

    Thanks so much for this very awesome helpful post.

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