5 Branded Gifts That Don’t Suck

Whether you’re looking for small rewards or prizes for your employees or whether you are trying to find just the right promotional gift for potential clients at a trade show, giving away branded gifts that are unique and memorable is no easy feat. You can’t expect to thrill people with mouse pads and stress balls anymore. Now you need something that is at least slight useful and just cool enough to carry around.

Here are 5 ideas of branded gifts for your clients and employees that don’t suck:


If you haven’t been paying attention, socks are a big deal these days. People are spending big money on designer socks that are colorful and unique. Why not give your clients a pair of socks with your branding on it? Socks are a great gift because they can be used over and over again. Each time your sock slips over someone’s foot, they get a reminder of who you are just before the shoe goes on. This is a unique idea that will gain you points in creativity too.


From watching a movie on a plane to running on the treadmill, people are always in need of an extra set of earbuds. Give your employees or future customers a set styled in just the right way with your logo. Earbuds are great because they will be used over and over again providing exposure and a useful gift.

Guitar Picks

Here’s a gift that is distinctive, unusual and possibly inspiring! Even if your potential clients don’t play the guitar, they’ll probably still feel pretty cool carrying one or 2 around. Add your logo and contact information and let your company’s guitar picks double as both a fun gift and very unique business card.


Next time you want to give your employees a gift that not only brings a smile to their face, but also helps to promote your business, give them customized flip-flops covered with your branding. This is a fun and useful gift. Employees love showing their loyalty to their company especially when they can show it by wearing something cool like flip-flops. Do some checking and you’ll find flip-flops are pretty inexpensive, but can go a long way with your employees.

Selfie Stick

As long as social media and apps like Snap Chat are around, it’s safe to assume that the selfie craze isn’t going away anytime soon. If you start paying attention, you’ll notice selfie sticks are everywhere! When you add your logo to a selfie stick and give it out as a gift to potential client, you’ll not only make an impression, but you’ll help that person make an impression to all their loyal followers.

For more ideas on gifts with branding or to find out how to get these types of design and print gifts, give Printing Solutions a call at 480-596-6300.

Andrew Pinch

Andrew Pinch

Andrew has been working in the print industry since 2003, working in prepress, management, and ultimately owner of print shops, including Printing Solutions of Tempe, Arizona. See Andrew's LinkedIn Profile here.