Customized stress balls are squishy marketing tools that dare us to “Give A Squeeze!”

The inviting feel of the polyurethane foam makes them a popular giveaway item at trade shows and many other events. Picture your name and logo printed on a stress ball in the hands of hundreds or thousands of potential customers. It’s big exposure at a very low cost! Many of our stress balls are priced less than $1 each; your artwork proof is free!

Marketing ideas for stress balls

various stress ball shapes

Our customers use personalized stress balls to raise awareness, reach new customers and promote good health. Here are a few ways you can use yours:

Give A Squeeze to:

  • Employees for reaching goals
  • Open house attendees
  • Fans at sporting events
  • Runners at 5Ks, marathons and other races
  • Parade watchers
  • Blood donors
  • New club members
  • Summer camp kids
  • Therapy patients

Health benefits

people stress balls

Our staff at Totally Promotional has 30 years of experience helping customers with promotional ideas. But we’re not doctors or health experts. We do not encourage anyone to use stress balls for health reasons without consulting a doctor or mental health professional.

But I was curious what the experts had to say about the health benefits of stress balls, so I did some homework. According to online health experts, LIVESTRONG, using them can improve physical and mental health. The act of squeezing a stress ball can release tension, which subsequently relieves stress. This can lead to better sleep, less illness and an overall better quality of life.

Squeezing a stress ball can also help circulate the blood; it’s common for blood donors to use stress balls during the procedure. I also learned that squeezing a stress ball repeatedly for periods of time can strengthen muscles in the hand and wrist.

What’s your favorite shape?

fun shapes stress balls

Round stress balls are the most popular type of customized stress balls today. I personally prefer penguins and ocean liners. (I love animals and cruises!) The biggest selling point for personalized stress balls may be the many shapes and sizes available. It’s easy to find something irresistible to promote your products, services or message. For example, our Red Heart Stress Ball is perfect for hospitals, pediatric offices, blood drives and heart awareness events. Our Baseball Stress Ball is a great prize for your Championship Little League team!

Browse our Custom Stress Ball page or find a specific item in one of our sports stress balls, food and drink stress balls, animal stress balls, people stress balls, transportation stress balls or healthcare stress balls sections.

Order today so you can “Give A Squeeze!”


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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