Giveaways are a great way to make your event attendance more exciting and unpredictable. At big events, where lots of meetings and talks happen within a short time span, giving away interesting gifts is one of the easiest ways to get noticed and remembered.
Here are some unique ideas for giveaways that can take your event game to the next level:
- Flight Discounts
Travel is more popular than ever. With loads of attractive destinations all over the world, cheap fares and luxurious resorts, it’s very hard to decide where to spend your precious out of office days.
Make these decisions much easier and sweet by giving away flight discounts to your event attendees. You can either partner up with an airline or buy them in bulk for cheap.
- Green Energy
2019 and 2020 have been all about us reconnecting with Mother Earth and the environment as a species. We see this trend across all industries: many retailers are deciding to go plastic-free, recycling is at an all-time high and there are more green activists than ever before!
Here are some ideas for green goodies:
Bamboo water bottle / Glass water bottle
Solar device chargers
Reusable tote bags
“Keep up with the times and show your (potential) customers that your company participates in the fight for saving the environment. It’s great PR and can show that your company cares about way more than just profit, unlike many others”, says Cathy Lange, a marketer at Studicus.
- Essential Oils
We live in stressful times and all of us have to work on trying to relax and shut out the stress of daily lives as much as possible. In combat against stress, essential oils have been scientifically proven to be very effective.
Because of this, essential oil diffusers are a part of everybody’s anti-stress arsenal nowadays. At your next event, you can give away essential oils as fuel for diffusers after a long, hard day.
4. Fancy Gadget Raffles
Alexa, VR headsets, drones – you name it! There’s certainly no shortage of cool, new gadgets to choose from as your next giveaway idea.
The reason we have included this on the list is those tech goodies are a well-known giveaway prize – but phones and tablets are getting quite cliché.
To keep the excitement and unpredictability going for you, go with new, cutting-edge gadgets!
“Cool gadgets always get a lot of attention at events – and you don’t have to burn through your budget to get them. Try partnering up with the suppliers and get a decent price for your giveaway goodies, while doing them a favour of promoting their own brand and products”, says Connor Shelley, a marketer at BestEssayEducation.
5. Tote Bags – Switched up
Tote bags are a classic event giveaway, which means that you won’t be the most unique stall at the event if you give out bags, but if you switch it up and surprise, they can be quite effective.
Instead of opting for the simplest, most boring solution of printing your company logo on a tote bag, try thinking outside of the box. Why not include a quote from an industry expert? Or a comic book about a day in your office? There are a million ways that you can go to surprise your guests and make them remember your brand.
6. Quote & Meme Stickers
Since we have already mentioned quotes, another good idea is to print them out on stickers. Stickers are one of those giveaway gifts at events that most attendants actually end up using. That is, if they’re interesting enough.
You can get loads of inspiration from pop culture, TV shows, movies, memes and other sources of entertainment.
I remember one funny sticker I got at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona from a marketing agency. It said Let’s get high (which is definitely something you notice immediately as you walk by) and then in tiny font in brackets – ROI.
7. Fun Company Brochure
At events, companies and brands usually hand out boring, predictable brochures about their mission, vision, blah, blah, blah… But think outside the box for a minute and use the same format, but make it fun!
For example, you can create a short booklet about your company’s story. Include the funny parts, failures, mistakes, best times with clients… This will certainly be more memorable than a classic brochure.
To create these out-of-the-box booklets, you can use some of the following online services: TrustMyPaper (a writing services website), GrabMyEssay (find writers for the book’s content), Fiverr (hire freelance writers for your giveaway booklets), or Canva (to create mini-books and design them yourself).
8. Product and Services Discounts
Who doesn’t like a good discount? These goodies can help you capture the leads that weren’t all that interested in your products or services before they heard about the good deal they can get. It’s just plain human nature.
It’s also very easy to make them – you can just create coupons with a discount code and hand them out at your next event.
9. Blue Light Glasses
Glasses that protect the eyes from so-called blue light coming from electronic devices are all the rage in 2020. If you work in an industry where looking at a laptop for hours on end is just another day at the office, your event attendants will definitely be grateful – and their eyes, as well!
You can get them for very cheap on AliExpress or Alibaba and get a cool giveaway present for events at just a fraction of the price you would normally spend.
Who doesn’t like a piece of candy, especially if it’s unique and original? There are many services that you can use to get your company logo or some other visual printed on a piece of chocolate or other sweets.
The only danger with this gift is that it’s likely to get eaten around the corner from your event stand!
What you give away at your event will speak volumes about your brand, so make sure it’s original, unique and amazing! Try any of the ideas we have mentioned above and your guests will surely be wowed.
Stay tuned with us on our blog to read about some great event & industry insights ahead!