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Mini Promotional Items: Irresistibly Adorable Ideas for That ‘Aww’ Factor

I know plenty of people who collect miniatures, or at least utter the words “Oh, that’s so cute!” when they see small versions of recognizable objects.

Granted, most of those people are women, but that doesn’t mean anything. Anyone could enjoy these miniature promo items!

Recycling Bin Pen HolderDecorate your desktop and show off your recycling enthusiasm with this Recycling Bin Pen Holder. Isn’t it adorable? You could use it to promote your office’s green initiatives, give it away as a favor for an eco-friendly wedding, or even pass them out on Earth Day. This pen cup is only 5 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide, so there’s even room for it on micro work spaces. And if you get tired of it — which is unlikely but not impossible — you can always hand it down to someone who still plays with Barbie dolls.

Miniature Golf Bag I don’t know a damn thing about golf, but I do know that miniature golf bags would appeal to those who like the sport. It measures in at less than 6 inches, making it a prime candidate for this compilation. There’s also a clear version (the Mini Golf Bag Kit) if you prefer. Or, if golf bags aren’t your style, I’d also suggest the desktop golf game we carry. It’s a mini putter, golf ball, and felt putting green for those “meh” moments in the afternoons!

Mini Hockey StickRegulation size hockey sticks are probably too big to bring to work with you, but this version is significantly easier to display on an office wall. The best part is, you can support your favorite team with a Mini Hockey Stick! At 18 inches long, it’s slightly bigger than some of the other miniatures on my list, but still micro enough to merit a mention. The digital imprint area on these hockey stick replicas allows for multiple colors at the same price.

Mini Watering Can Blossom KitMiniature watering cans? How could you resist? They’re only about 4 inches tall, but they’d technically be taller once the flowers are sprouting from it. Each of these metal containers comes with the seeds of your choice — Coleus, marigold, sunflower, basil, money plant, forget-me-not, parsley, tomato, red-white-and-blue mix, or poppy. Small blooms seem appropriate for a small watering can, we think.

Pen RodFishing enthusiasts could get in on the action as well, thanks to this little gem. It’s a pen-sized fishing rod, complete with drag control, a casting brake, and 40 yards of 4lb line. Each one comes with a lunch bag, too. These are slightly bigger than a normal-sized ballpoint pen and they can do so much more! I think a Pen Rod would make a thoughtful gift for your favorite fisherman (or fisherwoman) around the holiday season because they’re not likely to get a duplicate.

Okay, enough with the sports-related promo items. I’ve also got a suggestion for an adorable product that’s further down the health spectrum — miniature donut-shaped erasers and a coffee mug. They’re called “3Drasers” because of their sharp three-dimensional definition. Can you see why? Look at that detail! It’s impressive, to say the least. These 3D erasers are almost too cute for their own good, though, because people will probably display them instead of using them. (That means more brand impressions for you).

We’ve also got a customizable mini fridge, a mini USB air humidifier, and all sorts of detailed stress balls that are uncanny representations (like the traffic cone stress reliever).

Good things come in small packages…even promotional products! The next time you want to ditch the bulky giveaways and opt for something an itty-bitty bit more casual, consider one of these aww-inducing suggestions.

Can you think of any mini promo items I missed? Is there a particular industry you’d like to see represented? And which one of these is the cutest?

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  1. Bret Bonnet

    This blog post makes me miss my Micro Machines! 🙂

  2. Eric

    I always laugh when I see those miniature recycling bins, wondering if ever an overzealous and literal janitor saw one, and – taking it for what it appears to be – dumped someone’s stash of pens into a bigger recycling bin. The employee unknowingly returns to his desk Monday morning, and, seeing the damage, exclaims, “@#$%!!! NOT AGAIN!”

  3. Mandy Kilinskis

    I love the mini erasers! And you’re right, I would absolutely display them instead of using them. I couldn’t bear to see a smudge on that cute little coffee mug.

    Great selection of items, Jill. I didn’t know we carried so many cute things on our website! I don’t even play golf that much but I would love those mini golf items!

  4. Rachel

    Aww, these are so fun! Those erasers are SUPER adorable. I like the recycling bin pen holder a lot, too. Thanks for putting these all together, Jill! Who knew there were so many cute itty-bitty promo products 🙂

  5. Jenna Markowski

    Aw, that pen-sized fishing rod is so cute! I don’t even like fishing, but I love that promo product! I also love those mini erasers, especially the donuts. Although, I think every time I used one I would be sad that I don’t have any donuts!

  6. EVAN

    The 1st phot on your blog shows a girls holding a miniature house. Do you know where I can purchase houses like that?
    I am a new home builder and I think it would make a great promotional item.

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Hi, Evan!

      Unfortunately that picture was taken from a stock clipart gallery and I am not sure where you could purchase miniatures like that. I agree, those would be super cool promo items!

      We have some similar things on our website: House Stress Ball, House Stress Ball Keychain, and House Bank.

      If those don’t suit your fancy then I wish you luck on your search!

  7. T. J. Person

    Question: Do you ever have miniature megaphones – approximately
    4″ high? Red or white

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Hi TJ,

      It doesn’t look like we carry one of those. Does it need to function as a megaphone or would a megaphone stress ball work for you?


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