Often when a customer calls in, they ask me what I think is a good item to give as a gift. With the thousands of items we carry, it can be overwhelming to search through or know what item works best. So without any further ado, her are my top 10 promotional gifts under $10 that I would like to suggest!
1. Power Bank
This is going to be my fun accessory Christmas present that I give to my friends and family (last year was the touch screen gloves). We have all fallen victim to our phones running out of battery, so having a power bank can be a life saver. I love this item for the holidays.
2. Microfiber Cloth
If you are looking for something useful and a little less expensive, a microfiber cloth is a wonderful giveaway. The imprint on the cloth can be digitally printed so it gives you a lot of space for your logo or art. I have a microfiber cloth at work, at home and in my car!
3. Travel Mug
I love coffee and tea, but I hate spending money on it every day! So I am a huge advocate for having a travel mug. Besides the obvious perk of keeping your drink warm, the lids prevent spills, and reusing a mug is much better for the environment. I love my shiny green stainless steel mug that I received as a gift!
Who doesn’t love clothes as a giveaway or gift? Luckily, here at Motivators, we have shirts, button-ups, sweatshirts, polos, and fleece-wear that are branded with our logo. Custom apparel is actually everywhere you look, including beach shops, concerts, restaurants and the gym. Most people hang onto apparel for years!
5. Executive Pen
A good pen is hard to find. And a great pen can be costly. So that is why I recommend our Paper Mate Lexicon CT Ball Pen. I happen to be biased towards PaperMate, but this is a wonderful executive pen that is under $10. The imprint is laser engraved on the pen so that it never comes off and it makes the pen look very sleek.
I have mentioned before about how important it is to give an item that people won’t throw away. Umbrellas have serious staying power (just ask How I Met Your Mother fans). Umbrellas also offer a huge imprint area that everyone will see. Motivators carries all categories of umbrella: golf, children’s, vented, folding, and eco-friendly. They are fantastic wedding or baby shower gifts (get it? pun intended). Umbrellas are gifts that people will use and reuse!
In all seriousness, I must look at my calendar 50x a day. I have a custom calendar at my desk and at my home. While some rely on their digital calendars, I still prefer being able to look at my hand-written appointments and important dates. My three-year-old even has a princess calendar so that she can understand and learn her days and schedule. Calendars are great mailers that a business can imprint their information on. You can even include a coupon on the imprint!
Fall and winter are no longer the only seasons when you should be purchasing antibacterial. Let’s face it, sometimes there is no sink with pretty smelling sop, and as a mom, I like to have a backup plan! Antibacterial is great to throw in your car or bag. They are one of the top giveaways at tradeshows, an they offer a digital imprint on the label. Don’t forget to order your hand sanitizer and give them out to your friends!
While we have shirts and novelty items galore, we also have delicious food items! From mini chocolate squares, to large gift baskets from Maple Ridge Farms, people love getting food gifts! If you don’t really know someone well, food is a wonderful universal gift that can impress! One of my favorites is a mug with some hot chocolate or cookies.
10. Clear Bag
I happen to be a big football (Giants) fan. So if you want to get through the security line, a clear bag is essential. The tote has an open main compartment with sporty webbing trim that allows the contents to be seen easily without spending much time at your security checkpoints. The handles are durable and come in an array of colors so that your bag can still be fun!
These are just ten promotional items, but there are so many more at Motivators.com that could work very well as gifts! Check out our website and find some promotional products that work for you!