As we close the door on an eventful 2018, it’s time to round up our highest-performing and best-selling promotional products of the year. Notable trends that increased in popularity this year were tech items with wireless capabilities, eco-conscious promos and unique value-driven products.
Here are the best promotional products of 2018:
At least 4 million Americans are regularly working from home, and there’s nothing more useful to a freelancer or a telecommuter than a tablet case with a contemporary design. Anyone stepping into your local coffee shop will see your logo when you gift creatives and tech workers with a functional tablet case constructed with fashionable materials and modern style.
While the PopSocket® has reigned supreme in this category, minimal phone grips and straps are becoming the smartphone trend with staying power. Multi-use phone grips help you keep a grip on your device with a flexible finger loop holder, securing your phone or tablet safely in hand instead of falling to the floor.
Bluetooth wireless earbuds are among the most trendy promotional products you can buy, and the added convenience of a magnetic wireless charging base seals the deal. A higher-cost promo, this product is great for rewarding employees or impressing top clients.
Wellness promotional products continue to be a reliable hit. Exercise mats are a terrific addition to any employee onboarding welcome package. Textured, non-slip exercise mats are perfect for pilates, yoga and other fitness activities you can do as a group in the office.
Wireless tech is at the top of everyone’s list. Few promotional items fit the bill better than lightweight wireless charging pads that makes recharging any smartphone an easy process. A generous imprint area ensures your brand is clearly visible and a non-slip button ensures the wireless chargers stays in place.
Pens remain a giant in the promotional marketing industry for good reason. Pens are the most cost-effective promotional item per impression. The key is to invest in quality. The incredible smoothness and fast dry-time of this retractable pen make it a top-seller.
Virtual reality is leaving the fringe and going fully mainstream. Virtual reality headsets delight employees when gifted as incentive rewards, enabling 360-degree viewing and gaming in the living room or office. Heading to a technology conference or summit? Promotional VR headsets will make your booth a must-visit highlight of the event.
For a fraction of the price of an Apple Watch, executives and important clients can receive notifications on this LED smart watch by connecting via Bluetooth. Loaded with great features, smart watch provides 120 minutes of stand-by time and 45 minutes of active talk time.
In 2018, more companies opted for a multiple-item gift set, adding value and creating as many brand exposure opportunities as possible per promotional product. Gift sets are available in a wide variety of price ranges and themes. Find everything from an affordable Sleep Easy Kit to a high-end PowerPlay Kit, featuring sought-after tech like Bluetooth speakers and power banks.
As we head into 2019, the promotional marketing industry is poised to grow in new and exciting ways. Stay on top of developing trends by contacting your HALO Account Executive when ordering promos for the upcoming year. Our extensive market research enables you to invest in promotional products clients and customers will treasure.