10 leading promotional product giveaways

When you’re exhibiting at a trade show or other business event, it’s vital to have some branded promotional products with you on your stand. The right branded merchandise will lure in attendees and help to start conversations with potential prospects, offering sufficient intrigue and value to entice them to say hello!

But when we talk about the notion of ‘value’ with promotional products, we aren’t talking about high-cost items. The reality is that promo items need to have a low unit cost as they will tend to be purchased in bulk. But a promotional gift can still be perceived as offering value to the recipient – helping them to solve a day-to-day problem or giving them a benefit in the way that all marketed products and services aim to do.

So which are our favourite 10 promotional products – and the ones that are always in demand?

Branded Mugs

A tried and tested favourite for existing clients, hot prospects and those individuals that you want to be remembered by. A quality branded mug is a perfect gift when supplied with ready teabags and a message, letter or piece of marketing material as everything needed for that all-important tea-break and 5-minute rest from a busy day.

Branded Bags

The trend for sustainability grows ever stronger and we sell cotton and hemp branded bags that give event attendees the chance to forgo environmentally unfriendly plastic in favour of a durable and natural material that they can use time and time again.

USB Mobile Power Banks

Give your customers the chance to power their digital devices on the go and they will thank you for it – and be reminded of your brand every time that they do.

USB Memory Drives

Similarly, these mini digital tools are a modern business essential and very light and portable.

Insulated & Reusable Coffee Cups

Caffeine is a business essential and savvy execs all want to show their eco-credentials by forgoing non-recyclable plastic cups in favour of quality reusable mugs. Your brand featuring on the front is just an added bonus.


A classic small gift that all event attendees will value before conversations – and after coffee!

Printed T-Shirts

Depending on your brand, a beautifully designed and branded t-shirt may well appeal highly to your target market.

Desk Plants

Is there anything more enjoyable than watching a little seed sprout from a rehydrated compost cube on your desk? These are great gifts for frazzled execs who will value a little greenery!

Branded Keyring With Torch

from flat tyres on a dark road to locking up the office at night, everyone benefits from having a little torch on their keyring. Show that you think differently with this quirky, thoughtful branded merchandise.

Welcome to Portako

Portako was established in 2011 with the objective of helping time-limited professionals source their marketing literature and promotional products as efficiently as possible.

We help organisations who regularly buy print and promotional products save both time and money with our professional managed print services.

For more information please visit our home page, or call us any time on 020 8391 3002, and we’ll be absolutely delighted to help you.