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  1. Promotional Products Everyone Needs

    Promotional Products Everyone Needs

    There are certain promotional products that everyone needs in their daily lives. Depending on your lifestyle there are certain items that you always use, so why not get these emblazoned with your unique brand. Here are our three promotional products that you need today!

    Logo Branded Carabiner Keyring

    Carabiners are a handy and useful product that come in need in a variety of situations. This 6mm carabiner also features a split ring, making it ideal for outdoor activities. With a sturdy aluminium body, this carabiner is designed to ensure that your keys or torch never fall off. Additionally, its abundance of colour ranges means you can contrast your unique logo on this useful item.

    Promotional Buffalo Power Banks

    In a modern and technological society, power banks are a must if you want your phone or tablet to maintain its charge. This premium power bank has an ABS body and an acrylic cover which comes in a variety of stylish colours. It is the perfect choice for the modern business person. The 4000 mAh emergency charger can be utilised by USB and micro USB to charge your phone or other devices. As this item runs off a lithium-ion battery, you will be able to charge multiple devices at the same time! Getting this branded with your unique logo is sure to have your name remembered.

    Customised Ovation Duffle Bags

    Everyone needs a durable duffle bag for everyday purposes. This tough bag is made from 600D polyester and is designed to be used on a daily basis. With the main compartment for general items, side pockets for bottles, front zip and a lower compartment for shoes, this bag can fit anything and everything. The bag even features a comfortable shoulder strap for easy handling. Imagine having your brand name on this bag and handing it out to teams at sporting associations. This is truly a useful promotional tool.

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  2. Top Branded Merchandise for Winter

    Top Branded Merchandise for Winter

    Cold winds have started sweeping through the nation but this does not mean your promotional campaigns have to end. We offer a wide range of winter-themed marketing merchandise that is sure to get your brand noticed whilst being helpful to all who receive your gifts. Here are our three top branded pieces of merchandise for winter!

    Logo Branded Comfy and Warm Socks

    Fluffy socks seem like an essential item to have during winter. Regardless of whether you are working outdoors or in the comfort of your own home, socks are a necessary and fantastic item. So why not complement your socks with your unique brand or logo and gift these to your employees, clients, friends and family. This is an easy method of promotion whilst handing out a useful piece of apparel.

    See our range of promotional socks here.

    Promotional Insulated Mugs

    Having the right mug during winter is key. If your mug isn’t insulated or protected against the temperature, then your hot drinks will immediately cool down. We recommend investing in mugs that have insulated walls that will maintain the warmth of your beverages for hours on end. This is a no brainer during winter and a promotional item that will surely warm your patrons.

    See our range of branded mugs here.

    Custom Hand Sanitiser

    Unfortunately, the winter season is known for spreading disease, especially in today’s state of affairs. It is important that you and everyone you know carry around portable hand sanitiser to ensure your hands are clean and free from germs. We offer a variety of mini hand sanitisers that can fit in your bag, purse or even your pocket! Coupled with your custom logo or brand, this becomes a mobile means of marketing whilst keeping everyone clean.

    Check out our locally stocked custom hand sanitiser here.

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  3. Top 3 Promotional Products for the Cold

    Top 3 Promotional Products for the Cold

    Winter breezes are starting to sweep us away and keep us huddled up at home. But beating the cold season doesn’t have to be difficult if you have the right products. Take this opportunity to spread your custom brand and logo on promotional items to benefit your clients, staff, friends and family. Here are our top 3 promotional picks for beating the cold!

    Logo Printed Hoodies

    Hoodies are the ideal apparel item for everyday use. They are perfect to wear whilst going for a walk in a park or to the shops but also make for comfortable loungewear around the house. Our hoodies are a versatile item that is just asking to be decorated with your unique brand or logo. They offer mobile marketing as your hoodie can be taken out and showcased in public. But more importantly, no one can deny that a hoodie is a great gift.

    Beat the winter season with: fleecy promotional hoodies, ladies shepherd hoodies, or sports custom personalised hoodies.

    PersonalisedCeramic Coffee Cups

    If you think it’s difficult to promote your brand to those stuck at home, you are wrong! Ceramic coffee cups are a thoughtful promotional gift that is perfect for domestic use. Everyone loves relaxing with a hot cup of coffee and tea, especially during the colder seasons. Take this opportunity to brand our coffee mugs with a thoughtful message, plus your company brand and logo, and send them to let your customers, employees, family and friends. This will surely relieve everyone’s stress or anxiety and highlight the compassion of your brand name.

    Warm yourself up with: printed Santa Fe speckled mugs, custom vista ceramic mugs, or branded Winnipeg mugs.

    Branded Hand Sanitisers

    Hand sanitisers are a no-brainer during the winter and flu season. The common cold can be easily prevented by ensuring your hands are clean and disinfected whilst out in public. Encouraging hygienic practice will benefit your health and those around you but is also an excellent way to promote your brand. These little sanitisers can be taken with you everywhere and don’t even require soap or water! Every time someone pulls out their custom hand sanitiser your brand and logo will greet them.

    Stay safe with: small hand wash keyrings, 60ml logo branded sanitisers, or hand disinfectant cards.

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  4. Working from Home Gift Ideas

    Working from Home Gift Ideas

    Now that nearly everyone is stuck working from home, the days can start to get dull and blend together. It is important that you, your staff, clients, family and friends maintain a positive outlook. This is the perfect opportunity to get these people a present that will lift their spirits. Consider these three unique and thoughtful working from home gift ideas.

    Xloud Branded Bluetooth Speakers

    Bring some energy into your home office with these wireless Bluetooth speakers. This small device has a modern cylindrical shape with superb sound quality. Its small size makes it ideal for placing on a desk or work station. This speaker features a 10-metre wireless range or can be connected via audio cable for non-stop tunes for 4 to 6 hours. This is the perfect gift the lift the spirits of your clients and staff whilst effectively promoting your brand name.

    Melody Promotional Headphones

    Depending on your home environment, it may be difficult to get some peace and quiet. Fortunately for you, these melody promotional headphones are the perfect solution to compose your staff. Block out noise with these fantastic headphones. This product comes in an array of vibrant colours and the earmuffs have ample room for decoration. Most importantly, thanks to this product’s applicability, it will certainly be enjoyed by all.

    Tickle Head and Massager Gifts

    With the stress of the crisis, everyone needs to let off some steam. This tickle head and massager is a unique gift to raise the mood of your staff, clients, friends and family. This product will immediately wake you up by sending a wonderful sensation down your head and back. Spark some joy in those you care about with this quirky gift. With a large surface area for branding, no one will forget your name.

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  5. Bulk Hand Sanitisers Available Now

    Bulk Hand Sanitisers Available Now

    The promotional product we are getting the most requests for at the moment is undoubtedly branded hand sanitisers. Right now, with the flu season about to start and the COVID-19 Coronavirus sweeping the globe, people are understandably concerned about the transmission of both viral and bacterial infections -- which is where hand satisfiers come in.

    Why Use Promotional Sanitisers?

    The best way to protect ourselves against nasty bugs is to wash our hands thoroughly with soap and water, however, this is not something we can necessarily do throughout the day. This is where our range of bulk hand sanitisers come in. Available in compact 30ml and 60ml sizes, these hand sanitisers have an effective alcohol agent in them which kills germs quickly and efficiently. Keep these packs in your pocket, bag, or at your desk so that you can dodge any nasties you pick up on your hands.

    Who Buys Bulk Hand Sanitisers?

    When there's a health scare, most everyday people will likely pack a hand sanitiser in their personal belongings each day to use after a trip on public transport. However, these products are useful as a means of promotion at events and marketing campaign functions as well. When you're meeting a lot of new people, shaking hands or being in otherwise close contact, hand sanitisers with your event logo make the perfect attendee gift. They're also great themed items for medical conferences or anyone working in health, where sanitation is vital to everyday goings-on.

    What Hand Sanitisers Are Available Right Now?

    Obviously there has been a steep increase in demand for these products in early 2020, but that doesn't mean Promotional Items Australia is without options. Right now, we have a team working 24/7 producing new bottles of sanitiser to meet the needs of our Australian clients. Our fastest turnaround time is 4-weeks for Promotional 30ml Hand Sanitisers and Promotional 60ml Hand Sanitisers. These products are the only styles we can fulfil quickly for now and are Australian Made so you can shop with absolute confidence.

    How Do I Order My Sanitisers?

    Please contact our friendly sales team on 1300 869 577 for information and pricing over the phone, or send an email to [email protected] -- you can also fill in our standard enquiry form here on the website, or send an order through the above product pages. Let us know if you need any further assistance or infotrmation, we're dedicated to providing quality hand sanitisers in bulk to all Australian clients.

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  6. New Promotional Product Recommendations

    New Promotional Product Recommendations

    February is already half over, but we're still rolling out new additions to our unbeatable range of promotional products. Want to see what items are hot right now? Check out our top-sellers from the exciting new range.

    600ml Logo Emblazoned Sports Bottles

    When you need durable drink bottles featuring your unique custom branding, you can't go past 600ml Logo Emblazoned Sports Bottles. Made from hard-wearing, BPA-free Tritan plastic these bottles boast a sturdy lid with a push-button opening for easy access. Promotional Items Australia also prints your logo design directly onto these bottles, making them a popular new choice for sports teams, team-building exercises, conferences, and marketing events.

    Fold Up Backsacks With Event Printing

    Increasingly Aussies are adding custom totes or backsacks into their handbags and briefcases as secondary shopping bags in a pinch. Now that disposable plastic bags are outlawed, it just makes sense to provide your customers and staff with a reusable option featuring your logo that will remind them of your business every time they use them. These custom printed backsacks not only fit lots of items in them, but they're also easy to carry, available in multiple colours, and can fold into a small pouch size. Truly, these are an innovative addition to our collection of promotional bags.

    Custom Branded Keyring Power Banks

    There's nothing worse than using up your entire phone charge while you're on the move. Our smartphones are essential items that connect us to work and home seamlessly, so nobody wants to run out of battery. Luckily we have these new Custom Branded Keyring Power Banks in stock, as they're a lightweight and comfortable addition to your keychain that can potentially save you in a pinch down the track. We print your logo directly on one side of the mini power bank, and you can distribute them as promotional gifts. Each power bank keyring boasts 1200 mAh, which gives you around an additional 2 hours of talk time.

    Run, don't walk, to get your hands on these unique custom goods from the Promotional Items team!

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  7. Top Promotional Trends for 2020

    Top Promotional Trends for 2020

    Trends in promotion change every year. It is crucial that your brand stays on top of these shifts and markets your brand in the best way possible. Luckily for you, we know how these trends will change, so, we’ve compiled a list of the top three promotional methods to look out for this year!

    Eco-Friendly and Environmentally Positive Items

    Climate change has begun to shift the way society operates. From major businesses to your local supermarket, everyone is actively trying to change their habits to benefit the environment. So,

    what are you waiting for? Make a difference through our eco-friendly promotional items to send a positive message about your brand and inspire a trend of environmental protection and conservation in 2020!

    Product Ideas: Bamboo Coffee Cups; Portable Metal Straws; Recycled Paper Notebooks; Cotton Tote Bags.

    Durable and Long-Lasting Items

    Everyone loves a useful item and especially one that you can use over and over again. More importantly, such items sustain your name for a longer period of time, meaning more people will see and be reminded of your brand. Investing in a durable item will pay dividends for your brand and shows you care about your clients or employees.

    Product Ideas: Silver Metal Ruler; Leather Custom Card Holders; Gel Mousepads; Skyfall Power Bank.

    Quirky and Fun Items

    Take promotion to the next level in 2020 and stray away from traditional marketing goods. Research shows that unique products actually leave a greater impression on your clients, meaning your brand will be fondly remembered for its distinctive nature. These types of items are guaranteed to lift the mood of the room and take your brand to new heights.

    Product Ideas: Promotional Cow Spring; Soccer Maracas; Mini Basketball Game; Large Cow Bell.

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  8. Personalised Gifts for Christmas 2019

    Personalised Gifts for Christmas 2019

    Now is the time for festivities and celebration. Christmas is just a few weeks away meaning you need to get your presents sorted now! People often find Christmas shopping difficult for co-workers, employees and clients, but it doesn’t need to be. Below we’ve listed our top recommendations of types of gifts you can give out this Christmas.

    Useful and Practical Branded Items

    Novel gifts are great but have you ever considered getting your customers, clients, friends or family something they can use in their daily life. An item that provides some real benefit goes a long way. We recommend getting something that not only benefits the recipient but also your brand, and through our decoration techniques, this can still be Christmas themed!

    Product Ideas: Charles Dickens Swarovski Crystal Pens, Corporate Branded Brass Letter Openers, Customised Tea Glass Gift Sets.

    Sustainable Goods to Help the Environment

    Make a difference this Christmas and shift to gifting eco-friendly products. Environmental concern is always at the backs of people’s minds and this time of year is a great way to bring awareness to this global issue. A large portion of our products are ethically sourced, produced with longevity in mind and designed to be biodegradable. People really respect your effort in helping the environment and this can pay dividends for your brand image.

    Product Ideas: Bamboo Coffee Cups, Essence Bamboo Desk Buddy, Portable Metal Straws.

    Technological Products are the Future

    Technology has become increasingly important in our lives. We use it virtually 24-7, making it the perfect promotional gift. It appeals to everyone and is valued by all ages. Whether it be some headphones to listen to music, a power bank to keep your phone alive, or a USB to transfer data, these tech products will always come in handy. Consider going digital this Christmas!

    Product Ideas: Angel Bluetooth Printed Speakers, Logo Branded Tablet Case, Digital Silicon Watch.

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  9. Spring and Summer Promotional Swag Trends

    Spring and Summer Promotional Swag Trends

    Australia is heating up, which means it's time to start getting your marketing merchandise organised for spring and summer events, campaigns, and giveaways. Not sure where to start? Don't worry; we've got some tips for selecting the right custom products for your warm-weather campaign.

    Lightweight Items are Winners

    Nobody wants to carry around cumbersome products at the best of times, but during spring and summer, there's nothing worse than lugging something heavy around -- even if it's a useful item. That's why we suggest looking at lightweight promotional products that are easy to carry, feature breathable material where possible, and feel like a treat to have with you rather than a burden.

    Product Ideas: Promotional calico bags, custom mesh caps, colourful sports drink bottles.

    Single Colour Logos Are All The Rage

    The trend we're seeing in promotional products this season is that a lot of businesses are ditching the full-colour digital prints and opting for simple, one-colour designs instead. While a lot of this depends on your logo and the message you want to convey, we think there's going to be a lot of stylish single colour designs at expos and conferences through spring and summer.

    Product Ideas: Promotional flying discs, non-woven tote bags, logo printed squishy stress toys.

    You Can't Beat Eco-Friendly Gifts

    One trend we're not seeing change at all in the past 12-18 months is the increased demand for eco-friendly promotional products. Eco-friendly can mean items made from recycled or ethically sourced materials, reusable long-term use goods, products made to biodegrade in the right conditions, and gifts made from natural fibres like calico or wood. We all want to lessen our impact on the planet, so these items and your organisation will do its bit by investing in eco-friendly products rather than single-use objects.

    Product Ideas: Recycled Paper Logo Notepads, bamboo blend eco mugs, bamboo pens and pencils.

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  10. The Best Ways to Wear Your Brand

    The Best Ways to Wear Your Brand

    Promoting your brand can often be a difficult task. Practical items may be too small or not noticeable enough. For this reason, we believe wearing your brand is the number one way of getting people to consciously and subconsciously take note of your name. Here are the best ways to wear your brand.

    1. Promotional Caps and Visors

    Logo branded caps and visors are the staples for brand recognition. Headwear is worn throughout virtually every season of the year, meaning it is a regular form of marketing. More importantly, when talking with someone, your face/head is the first thing that people see meaning your brand or logo will instantly come to their attention!

    2. Custom Branded Sunglasses and Eyewear

    What better way to complement your promotional cap than with some branded eyeglasses? Eyewear has the same applicability as headwear but is lightweight and puts a trendy tweak on promotion. These are great for indoor, outdoor, sporting and work-related activities. You would be remised if you did not pair your promotional caps with sunglasses.

    3. Casual and Workwear Apparel

    The last and most obvious means of promotion is through shirts and jackets. Strapping your name across a jacket is a great way to get noticed. Similarly, neatly placing your logo on a business shirt is also bound to get people talking. One of our most popular options is a classically embroidered promotional polo shirt. The permutations here are endless and wearing your brand is certainly the most effective means of promotion.

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