Fun Promo Items That Make Me Geek Out

There are certain Quality Logo Products promotional items that make me smile every time I lay eyes on them, and those fun products are the ones you’ll see in this blog post. If you just glance at the pictures and don’t bother to read anything I’m writing, then you might end up one confused reader. I feel that I have to briefly explain WHY I’m drawn to these particular giveaway items…otherwise, it will just seem like a random bunch of products thrown together into a photo gallery!

From left to right: Circus Gumball Machine, Wizard Stress Ball, and Super Heroine Stress Ball

Why does a personalized gumball machine make me so happy? Because it takes me back to those carefree days when I’d see a colorful gumball dispenser and immediately want a gumball: I’d beg my mother to give me a coin so I could turn the knob, listen for the soft little clink, and then hope with all of my heart that I received a color I liked. I smile every time I see a gumball machine, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Do you have any idea how happy I’d be if someone I do business with decided to give me a Circus Gumball Machine with their logo on it? It would run out of gumballs in approximately an hour because I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off it!

As for the Wizard Stress Ball and the Super Heroine Stress Ball, these two designer squeezies appeal to my nerd senses. The Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite franchises in the entire world, and Harry Potter isn’t far behind, so can you really expect me to look at this squeezable wizard and NOT see Gandalf or Dumbledore? Of course it’s not an officially-licensed replica or anything, but any kind of wizard fascinates me so I suppose I’m just using my imagination! The superhero stress reliever makes me think of comic books, graphic novels, and comic book conventions, which are also among my interests when I’m not writing about promotional products! 😉 At any rate, I am inclined to reminisce whenever I see either of these stress relievers on our site.

From left to right: Sticky Flags in Pocket Case, Spirit of St. Louis Desktop Clock Radio, and Icon Mental Block

This is the section where you’ll probably scrunch up your eyebrows and wonder why in the world I’d consider these promo items “fun” and why I’d freak out about them. Hold your horses, I’m getting there! I’ve always been an organized person, especially with my reading and writing projects, so therefore I’ve never been able to get enough of office supplies. I know it’s weird, but it’s true. When I saw these colorful sticky flag sets, I flipped because they’re just the kind of things that belong on my papers and in between the pages of my books! Just look at the little case with the different-sized circles where the colored flags can show through – I instantly wanted one (or two, or three…) to help keep my place in a magazine or novel.

The Spirit of St. Louis Desktop Clock Radio is one of the most unusual products on our site, and it makes me geek out because it’s a clock that looks like a miniature suitcase…do I need to say more? This clock is adorable, fashionable, and I’d TOTALLY carry it around with me just to see how many looks I’d get. I don’t care if it was designed for a desk or a cubicle! (Sorry, dork rant over). The Icon Mental Block’s picture alone drives me crazy because I just want to play it – I adore puzzle games and Rubik’s Cubes so I’d relish the opportunity to play around with this little puzzle cube until it was solved! Normally, I wouldn’t recommend making your clients work to figure out your message, but in this case I think I can make an exception.

From left to right: Dice Spinner Pen and Caption Bubble Stress Ball

I’d like the Dice Spinner Pen just a little bit more if it had a d20 (a twenty-sided die) on the top of it, but I think that might significantly narrow its appeal to the general public. The normal six-sided die is enough for this pen to hold my attention, and I wish I had some sort of event coming up that could justify me customizing them! The Caption Bubble Stress Ball would complement the Super Heroine Stress Ball pretty well, but it would also work well on its own. These stress relievers make me happy because they inspire me to read comics, which is ALWAYS a pleasure in my life!

Are you still wondering why any of these promotional items make me happy or why I’d consider them “fun?” Or maybe you share my enthusiasm for these products? Let me know by leaving a nice, juicy comment below. If you want to see even more incredible promo items, then visit the Quality Logo Products website! Don’t forget to interact with us on Twitter and Facebook, too! Thanks for reading our blog, and I hope you enjoyed it.

(Picture above the heading of this blog post is from Jez’s Flickr page.)

Jill Tooley

Jill has been obsessed with words since her fingers could turn the pages of a book. She’s a hopeless bibliophile who recently purchased a Kindle after almost 6 years of radical opposition, and she loves stumbling upon new music on Pandora. Random interests include (but are not limited to) bookstores, movie memorabilia, and adorable rodents. Jill writes for the QLP blog and assists with the company’s social media accounts. You can connect with Jill on Google+.


  1. Bret Bonnet

    There is a little geek in all of us. There is nothing wrong with being a geek – JK!

    I’d say “geekiness” of promotional products = staying power; then again – I did fail college algebra.


  2. Fortress Geek

    Interesting selection. The Wizard Stress Ball is kind of cute for sure.

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