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6 Fabulous Trade Show Giveaway Ideas

Are you stuck on what promotional items you should give away at trade shows, conventions, or expos? If you want to avoid showing up with the exact same product as your competitor, then listen up! Here are 6 super-spiffy logo items that will help you stand out from the sea of booths.

6. Personalized Captain’s Chair

Who wouldn’t like to be a captain? Of course, there are different types of captains, and I know I’d mimic Captain Jean-Luc Picard if I sat in one of these imprinted chairs. However, my Star Trek nerdiness is neither here nor there! The fact of the matter is that these Captain’s Chairs are colorful and practical alternatives to dime-a-dozen trade show giveaway items, and you’re not going to spend a fortune customizing them. I’ve seen companies giving away custom chairs like this, and their booths are always packed! If your budget is modest (which is more than understandable), then consider personalizing these for big-ticket drawing items to draw in the crowds. For maximum effect, set up a few of these chairs by your booth so that weary visitors can relax, and you could gain some prospective customers in the process!

5. Custom Mood Stadium Cups

Some may consider these magical, but I see these promotional color-changing cups as ways to one-up your competitors. “What’s that, arch-nemesis? You’re giving away imprinted stadium cups? That’s great and all, but we’ve got Mood Stadium Cups!” BOOM – they’re totally pwned. Follow that up with some maniacal laughter and you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world! Plus, which logo cups do you think people are going to want to use more, solid color or color-changing? If you said color-changing, then you have chosen…wisely. The best thing about these custom Mood Stadium Cups is that they’re affordable enough to give to every trade show attendee – so you won’t have to worry about excluding anyone!

4. Promotional Magic Answer Ball

Remember these from when you were a kid? They’re so much fun! If I received one of these customized fortune-tellers at a trade show, then it would never leave my desk – and I’m sure I’m not the only one. There is no better way to goof around on break with a co-worker and ask silly questions. Face it, people don’t look twice at disposable giveaway items anymore, so why should you bother? You need your logo to stick around! Imprint these Magic Answer Balls with your logo and contact information, and you’ll be ensuring that they won’t end up in the trash can after 5 minutes. I know I wouldn’t throw it away! Will these “psychic” balls make your booth popular? SOURCES SAY YES!

3. Big Sound Recordable Button

These inexpensive little buttons get noticed more than you may think! Here’s a hot tip for a fun promotion: get people to come to your booth by giving them a custom Big Easy Recordable Button, explain your products and services, and then encourage them to push the button you’ve given them; if the recording says they’ve won, then give them an extra-special promotional gift or enter them in a drawing for a more expensive prize. Customers will love playing a game, and you’ll love interacting with them! Don’t listen to the people who say you should be seen and not heard, because clearly that’s false! Your message should be seen AND heard, right?

2. Customized Tree in a Bag

There has been a recent increase in the popularity of environmentally-friendly gifts, and you can take advantage of that by giving away a little piece of nature at trade shows! If I saw a company handing out promotional Trees in Bags, then I’d rush over to claim mine right away. Everyone always talks about long-lasting products and gifts that keep on giving, but nothing keeps on giving like a tree! People will always remember the mighty gift, and you’ll feel better knowing that you’ve contributed to the Earth. Trees will thrive and make a difference long after the trade show is over and long after you’ve secured the business of the clients who received them. This customized Tree in a Bag redefines “grassroots” advertising!

1. Custom Bobble Heads

I know I already mentioned these Custom Bobble Heads in another blog post, but I couldn’t resist featuring them again! There’s no other promotional item that offers as much customization as these, and you can make them 100% unique to your needs. If you want to guarantee that no other trade show booth is going to be giving away the same product, then create a Custom Bobble Head in the image of your mascot or spokesperson! Who knows…if you make it adorable or humorous enough, then people will want to have them around indefinitely.

There is no sure-fire method to have a successful trade show giveaway, but if you are intuitive to your customers’ needs and wants, then you are certainly on the right track! Your possibilities are endless when you shop with Quality Logo Products®. No matter which promotional product you choose to give away, trade show attendees are likely to flock your way if your booth attracts them with original prizes and a friendly demeanor!

If you have any questions about environmentally-friendly items, trade show giveaway ideas, or any other personalized product, please let us know! As always, we love hearing from you.


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  1. Mr. Table Top

    Trade shows are a great place to meet and interact with many people. An attractive trade show display will lead more people to the booths….

  2. custom trade show booth

    Thanks for sharing these amazing ideas with us!

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