These days conference bags and event bags tend to all look the same, a printed canvas bag with some plastic crap inside. Most of these suffer from what our local medical professional calls “novelopenia” which roughly translates as a lack of good promotional gift ideas. Cool swag ideas are memorable and the best event gift bag idea is one that people will take home. We asked the creative team to come up some cardinal rules for inspired branded gift bag ideas.
RULE 1: Make it Reusable – Cool Swag Ideas with a Second Life
We have all seen full bins outside an event or conference full of event giveaways that have become event throwaways with useless branded gifts. Do we want to live in a world that is 95% corporate gift landfill?! Add some memorable wording and a discreet logo and this will spend a retirement in a useful place in your client’s office. Make it reuseable – do it for the kids! These awesome Clipboards can hold a serious amount of text or logos making them a large banner of a promotional gift.
RULE 2: Make it Personal – Personalized Gift Event Ideas
Yes, well of course we are going to say that but you know who is coming to your event so why not make them feel a little special by creating a personalized gift, just for them. You can monogram anything from 1 to 10,000 branded gifts especially for your event. Add a discreet club crest, company logo, or mission statement alongside their initials for maximum effect. Here is a cool swag idea for a travel event.
RULE 3: Make it Relevant – Event Branded Gift Ideas that are Local & Specific
Distinctive Goods is all about sourcing local products and engaging with the local community. Why not add something creative and inspirational to the goodie bag and create an event giveaway that has meaning? Use a design that is specific to the event you have created or from a designer or artists who is local.
RULE 4: Make it Happen – Send the Gifts Ahead of the Event for Maximum Effect
It’s busy and people want to meet people and they do not want to carry around more stuff on the day. Why not send the goodie bag to their home or office ahead of the event? Better yet if you send the gift before the event along with any tags or invitations. Send us a spreadsheet of the attendees and our creative team will make sure they get the personalized gift bag in advance of the event. A little less stress for the day!
These shot glasses allow your attendees to toast the event in advance!
RULE 5: Make it Fun – Promotional Gift Ideas with a Smile
It is always difficult planning the operational side of events and even harder planning the emotional side of events. Getting people together is like herding cats, it’s never easy! Lubricate your event with a promotional gift idea that will lighten up the mood. Check out the catalogue to find corporate gift ideas that will help to ease the conversation along.