Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November of 2015 and has been updated with new products to inspire your gift giving.
Everyone loves receiving traditional holiday promotional products like stockings and Santa hats, but there are actually some really unique holiday promotional items available that marketers have never even heard of!
Listen up marketers: here's an opportunity to set your business apart from others during the crazy holiday season when many companies stick to traditional holiday promotional products like pens and candies. I guarantee that your business will stand out in the eyes of recipients as clever and innovative if you gift them with unique promo items instead of the same old products that dozens of other companies are already using.
I've compiled a list of 6 unique holiday promotional items to effectively market your company this holiday season. Think outside of the marketing box with the items below!
1. Promotional Hot Cocoa Gift Set
Add a bit of warmth and chocolate to your clients' holiday season with the promotional hot cocoa gift set. This heartwarming gift set features two branded coffee cups and two hot chocolate mixtures in a spoon. The coffee cups are specialty items - double wall stainless steel mugs with a cork textured sleeve and a heat-resistant handle. Your logo or holiday message will appear imprinted on the cork sleeve, which comes in your choice of natural cork color, blue, red, or smoky gray.
2. Custom Energizer Power Bank
The custom Energizer power bank features a portable lithium-ion battery with a lifespan of up to 500 full charges. Recipients of this gift will be able to charge their devices everywhere they go with the included standard USB connector. An additional feature that makes this particular power bank unique is the are the suction cups that stick to any surface to serve as a device stand for your smartphone or music player. Also, this product has a couple of different imprinting options. Your logo may appear in full color on the actual device, or you may choose to utilize a gift box and brand it with your logo. Either way, this power bank is going to be a favorite holiday gift among recipients.
3. Branded Soft Touch Nature Hard Covered Journal
Despite popular belief, note taking with an old fashioned pen and notebook is more effective for processing information, according to Psychological Science. That fact just makes the branded soft touch nature hard cover journal an even more meaningful holiday gift. This highly-valuable item features your choice of a cork or wood motif with 160 lined pages for writing. Despite the natural motif, the cover is smoothly coated so your logo will appear soft and professional looking.
4. Deluxe SweetZ Assortments
What's the holiday season without a multitude of sweets? The Deluxe SweetZ Assortments gift box will satisfy any sweet tooth with the product options of Skittles, Gummy Bears, M&M's, Hershey's Kisses, honey roasted peanuts, roasted almonds, chocolate covered almonds, or cashews. Your choice of sweet combinations will come in a filled glass apothecary jar, a glass mason jar, and a square plastic jar. Because of the multiple pieces included in this set, there are ample opportunities for branding on the wooden box lid and the glass pieces.
5. Customized Overnight Trip Set
The holiday season often involves traveling by default; people go to visit their family and friends all over the world. That's why the customized overnight trip set is a perfect and relevant gift for your clients this holiday season. As picture above, this all-inclusive set includes a tin candle, pumice stone, body wash, lip balm, bath bomb, loofah, and a square jar of body butter all packaged inside a faux leather bag. Almost all of these unique holiday promotional items included in the set are individually branded to make a lasting impact.
6. Rume cFold Travel Duffle
Keeping up with the theme of holiday traveling, here is the RuMe cFold Travel Duffle: a duffle that stows for traveling to holiday destinations. Then, on the way back, this duffle expands into a large bag with zippered compartments for transporting items home. The duffle comes in your choice of black or navy with your logo imprinted on the front of the compacted duffle. Give your clients a convenient gift for holiday travel that they're sure to appreciate.