A great mix of exciting trade show giveaways is trending for next year.

Companies from New York to L.A. are gearing up to showcase their products and services. We still see an emphasis on health-related products but the big interest continues to be tech products.

Small promotional product giveaways are always a big hit with businesses. Our clients enjoy transporting lightweight trade show giveaways to all their events.

Topping our list are budget-friendly giveaways that consumers love to receive. 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 15 trade show giveaways for 2023

Here are the most popular trade show items for 2023, as chosen by our team of experts at Totally Promotional.

1. Hand sanitizer

Custom hand sanitizer in bottles and handy sprays are always popular trade show giveaways. Here are a few more good reasons to order them today:

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

2. Water bottles

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

  • 16+ product colors
  • Brand-names such as Tritan™ and Coleman®
  • Stainless steel, metal, aluminum, glass and plastic materials
  • More than 18 sizes
  • BPA-free sports and bike bottles for about $1 each

3. Stress balls

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

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

4. Webcam covers

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

Our cellphones 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 12
  • More than a dozen product colors
  • Simple, lightweight display idea

6. Lip balm

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

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 24
  • Embroidery options available for logos

8. Stuffed animals

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

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

9. Drawstring bags

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
  • 6+ types of materials
  • Water-resistant materials available
  • Bestsellers for less than $1 each

10. Mugs

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.

  • About a dozen mug sizes
  • Minimum order quantity as low as 6
  • One-color and full-color imprints

11. T-shirts

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®, District®, Nike®, Bella + Canvas® and Gildan®.

12. Can coolers

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 with your name front and center.

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

13. Pens

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 starting at about $1 each
  • Free delivery on most
  • Great selection of materials including, metal, plastic, aluminum and wood

14. Chip clips

Customers and potential clients won’t forget you when you’re logo is clipped to their favorite snacks! Place your name or fun message on refrigerator magnet clips for top-notch trade show traffic.

  • Minimum order as low as 12
  • Plastic and metal materials
  • Nearly 20 colors to match your logo

15. Keychains

Today’s keychains do a whole lot more than organize your keys. Our wide selection includes keychains with flashlights, touchless door openers, bottle openers and so much more!

  • Free setup on most styles
  • Minimum order as low as 12
  • More than 20 different materials
  • 20+ product colors
  • Engraved options

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 such as fridge magnets 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 more than 30 years. 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!

Shelley Grieshop is a former newspaper journalist who earned more than a dozen Associated Press awards for her in-depth research and writing skills. In May 2016, she joined Totally Promotional as a creative writer. She currently writes company blogs about branding, marketing, logos, wedding planning and much more. One of her life goals is to teach people when to use hyphens and apostrophes.

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