Best giveaways for trade shows in 2021

best trade show giveaway items for 2021

Trade shows are back on track this year with a new selection of giveaways taking center stage.

With COVID-19 dwindling across the U.S., companies from New York to L.A. are ready to showcase their products and services. But with a heavy emphasis this year on health, a few new trade show giveaways are in high demand.

Topping our list are giveaways rated budget-friendly and most popular with consumers. While browsing, keep this in mind: Statistics show that 83 percent of people are more likely to do business with a brand that gave them a promotional item.

Top 13 trade show giveaways in 2021

Here are the most popular trade show items for 2021, as chosen by our team of experts at Totally Promotional.

1. Hand Sanitizer

customized hand sanitizer bottle giveaways

Custom hand sanitizer in bottles and handy sprays will be a leading trade show giveaway in 2021 and for years to come. If the pandemic taught us anything, it was the importance of keeping germs at bay.

  • Low minimum order quantities
  • Full-color imprint options
  • Free setup on select items

2. Sports Bottles

custom water bottles with logos

Hydration is very important for keeping good health on track. Trade show attendees will appreciate having refillable sports bottles as they wander throughout the trade show. Plus, every time they take a sip, they’ll see your logo!

  • 16 product colors
  • Stainless steel, metal, aluminum, glass and plastic materials
  • More than 18 sizes
  • BPA-free sports and bike bottles for less than $1 each

3. Stress Balls

stress balls for tradeshows

Who can’t use stress relief? Stress balls in traditional and fun shapes will take up residence on desks, in vehicles and gym bags. These colorful giveaways are priced for low-cost marketing.

  • Six categories of shapes
  • 18 product colors
  • Free setup on most items

4. Webcam Covers

logo webcam cover on laptop

Cybersecurity concerns are a big issue for everyone. Show your clients you care by giving them webcam covers to protect their privacy. Your logo will be highly visible every time they use their laptop, computer, smart TV and other devices.

  • Small for easy storage, transportation
  • Promotes safety
  • Easy slide open/close

5. Phone Holders

customized phone wallet and phone stands

Our cell phones need a home, too! Customers will appreciate a handy phone holder or stand to keep their cell phone screen visible at work or home.

  • Minimum order quantity as low as 25
  • 17 product colors
  • Simple, lightweight display

6. Lip Balm

custom printed lip balm giveaways

Custom lip balm is always a favorite giveaway at trade shows where circulated air can leave lips dry. Lip balm will draw attendees to your booth in swarms!

  • Made in an FDA-compliant facility in the U.S.
  • All-natural beeswax flavors
  • Flavor oils used as lip-safe fragrances

7. Hats

custom printed hats for businesses

Apparel is the most popular promotional product used today. Hats are appropriate for all genders and most have adjustable closures for a perfect fit on any attendee.

  • Nearly two dozen product colors
  • Free delivery
  • Minimum order quantity as low as 25
  • Embroidery options available for logos

8. Stuffed Animals

custom printed t-shirts and stuffed animals

Who knew cute and cuddly was a branding secret? Find the critter that fits your marketing effort and order yours today! Stuffed animals are proven eye-catchers at trade shows.

  • Minimum order quantities as low as 24
  • Free setup on select items
  • Dozens of animals
  • Imprints on T-shirts or bandanas

9. Drawstring Bags

drawstring bags with logos for trade shows.

Custom drawstring bags give your name and logo outstanding exposure at little cost. Trade show attendees will gather at your booth first.

  • Two dozen product colors
  • 8 types of materials
  • Water-resistant materials available
  • Best-sellers for less than $1 each

10. Mugs

custom printed ceramic campfire mug

A cup of Joe will get everyone’s day started right, especially when using our most popular 13 oz. Ceramic Campfire Mug! Your logo or inspirational message will be expertly printed with state-of-the-art dye sublimation or silk-screen printing equipment.

  • 14 mug sizes
  • Minimum order quantity as low as 12
  • One-color and full-color imprints

11. T-Shirts

promotional t-shirts for conventions

No one refuses a free tee! Turn potential trade show clients into brand ambassadors with promotional T-shirts. We have the brands you trust such as Hanes® and Gildan®.

  • More than two dozen product colors
  • Free delivery
  • Up to 7 imprint colors on select styles
  • Adult and kids sizes

12. Can Coolers

custom printed can cooler giveaways

Pile ’em high and watch these disappear from your booth! Trade show attendees love can coolers and Koozies® they can easily slip into pockets and purses. Months or years later, they’ll still be using these at BBQs and other gatherings.

  • Free delivery on most
  • Free second-side imprint on most
  • Select up to four can cooler colors per order
  • Easy to display

13. Pens

personalized pens for trade shows

Add custom pens to your giveaway list, especially if you are seeking signups and hosting contests.

  • Free setup on many styles
  • High-quality metal pens for less than $1 each
  • Free delivery on most
  • Great selection of materials including, metal, plastic, aluminum and wood

Unique trade show gifts start with customization

If you want to stand out in the crowd, you need trade show giveaways that are different from those in the booth next door. Customizing giveaways with your company logo, personal message and unique colors and style will give you the edge.

Personalization remains the key to getting noticed and making a grand impression. Our team has been helping businesses just like yours for nearly 30 years. Whether you’re prepping for an in-person or virtual trade show, we have giveaway ideas you’ll love!

Visit our site today for incredible products at affordable prices. And don’t forget to check out our table covers and banners to enhance your success!

Make a lasting impression with unique giveaways!

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