1. Eco Friendly Charging Pad
  2. Toothbrush
  3. Papper Straws
  4. Recycled Stainless Steel Water Bottles
  5. Reusable Tote Bag
  6. Wheat Straw Ballpoint Pen
  7. Cell Phone Wallet
  8. Keychain Tool
  9. Chip Clips
  10. Calendars

Swag is a slang word used to describe free promotional giveaways labeled with your company branding message. It encourages attendees to visit your company’s trade show booth and make your brand memorable. In 2024, the news has been heavily focused on discussing the environment. The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) has released its 2024 public policy agenda, with one of the key areas focusing on “Championing industry-led decarbonization efforts”. I have read several articles suggesting that eliminating the distribution of disposable swag would be beneficial to the environment. I wouldn’t take drastic measures since we live in a disposable society and buy products daily. But, perhaps it is an opportunity to give away some environmentally friendly items. One of ECA’s six issues for 2024 is “Promoting industry-led sustainability and decarbonization efforts that ensure the industry remains in control of its path to Net Zero.” This year eco-friendly, biodegradable, reusable, and sustainable will be popular terms. With these issues in mind and considering the bestselling items from our vendors here are some of the best choices for 2024.

1. Eco-Friendly Charging Pad

eco-friendly charging pad swag

Although a little more cost wireless charging pads are very popular for For attracting more attendees to your booth. Try handing out eco-friendly versions made from wheat straw or bamboo materials. To save costs, hourly raffles are a great idea. Have attendees drop business cards into a bowl, for a chance to win. Not only will you attract people, but you will have their contact information as well!

2. Bamboo Toothbrush

bamboo toothbrush swag

Another great eco-friendly giveaway. This inexpensive item will only run you $.50 for 200. A toothbrush made from renewable and environmentally friendly bamboo wood. Attendees staying over for the conference will appreciate this gift when they discover that they forgot their toothbrush!

3. Paper Straws

paper straw

4. Recycled Stainless Steel Water Bottles

water bottle swag

Not only is hydration very important for keeping good health, but the recycled angle will have a great impact on associating your brand as being eco-friendly compatible. Trade show attendees will appreciate having refillable sports bottles as they stroll through the trade show. Plus, every time they take a sip, they’ll see your logo.

5. Reusable Tote Bags

reusable tote bag swag

As a result of environmental concerns leading to the ban on plastic bags, many consumers now bring their own reusable bags when shopping. Two out of five Americans have switched to reusable bags. With that number of people using their own bags, it is a great way to promote your company.

6. Wheat Straw Ballpoint Pen

wheat straw ballpoint pen swag

Pens are always very popular for their price and everyday use. The reason why wheat straw has become so popular is because wheat straw is renewable, meaning it can be produced indefinitely without depleting the world’s resources. It is also less energy-intensive to produce than traditional plastics. Additionally, wheat straw plastic produces fewer greenhouse gases during its production than traditional plastics.

7. Cell Phone Wallet

cell phone wallet swag

The struggle is real when it comes to carrying around your phone and wallet on a busy day. If you wear pants without pockets or don’t have a bag, it can be tough to know what to do with these must-have items. Cell phone wallets are perfect bulk promotional items to give out because of their low cost. Tech- themed items are always a big hit, and will sure to be picked up for your brand to get noticed. They also come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and styles.

8. Keychain Tools (tap measure, can opener, knife, light)

keychain tool swag

9. Chip Clips

chip clip swag

10. Calendars

Calendar swag

Perhaps this has nothing to do with the eco-friendly theme but because they are so useful we had to keep them on the list from 2023. Small magnetic and sticker calendars are well-liked and cheaper per unit than larger calendars. Why not promote yourself 12 months of the year? I remember our printer passing out calendars every year. I hung it in my office and would see their logo every day.

in summary, this year’s hottest swag can help your trade show booth draw in crowds and have a lasting impression on your attendees. Even so, choosing the best swag will come down to a combination of budget and goals. Some other factors to consider when choosing swag is to determine your goals and objectives for the event, and your company’s branding image. If you need additional help, please contact us. With many years of experience, KatArt Visuals can help you choose the best “Swag” that suits your needs.

Article written by Michael Gugliotto

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