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Trade Show Giveaway Ideas - Best Summer Swag

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Whether in person or virtually, this summer is the perfect time to reintroduce your brand to potential customers, clients, or recruits. Giveaway items are a great way to promote your brand and maintain brand recognition throughout the year. Promotional giveaway items can be distributed at events, industry conferences, and in so many more ways.


Depending on how you plan to distribute the giveaway swag, it may be beneficial for you to review our guides breaking down all the custom branded goods you need to make the most of that corporate or fundraising event.

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It's time to reintroduce your brand

To help your brand stand out from the crowd, we have curated a list of recommended giveaway promo products for Summer. These items were chosen for their affordability, usefulness, and how they connect to current consumer trends.


Eco Friendly Promotional Products

Less of a trend and more of a way of life, a focus on eco-friendly products is here to stay. That's why we've gathered options that are either made with recycled materials or offer a replacement to single-use plastics.


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Pocket Sticky Note Pack


The cover is made of 75% pre-consumer recycled materials, making it a more eco-friendly promotional product. The small size allows for easy transport, perfect for those who have a mix of work from home and the office.







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Telescopic Drinking Straw Kit


A growing trend for the last few years has been reusable straws. This kit is designed for ease of travel by including the telescoping stainless steel drinking straw with a cleaning brush all in a protective case. Great for using on-the-go instead of single-use, disposable plastic straws.




reusable grocery tote bag


Bento Lunch Box


Fashionable design meets a traditional bento box that lets you carry your meals in style. Its natural bamboo lid that can be used as a chopping board. Ditch the single use sandwich bags for this fun branded alternative. Microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe (without lid).




Sustainable T-shirts


Feel your impact in this crazy-soft sustainable tee that uses an equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic water bottles. Get your brand out there on an Allmade shirt which features 50% recycled polyester, 25% sustainable Tencel Modal, and 25% organic cotton. Review our ink guide to weigh the eco impact of ink types.





Custom Calming Fidget Toys

A trend which has been growing over the past few years, fidget toys are not only for children. Adults can also benefit the from the anxiety relief and mental boost provided by fidget toys.


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Push Pop Bubbles


The latest trend in fidget toys are silicon push pop bubbles which provide a stress relief similar to popping bubble wrap but without all the waste. It encourages focus and self-soothing for users with anxiety, attention disorders, and boredom.





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Anti-Stress Putty


A childhood favorite with real benefits in reducing stress, relieving tension, and boosting attention. The stretchy, tactile putty gel is packaged in a handy and professional looking round tin.






Top Hobbies

With the increased time spent at home, many people developed new hobbies or revisited old favorites. At home fitness, gardening, and baking all grew substantially with the public with no sign of this trend slowing down anytime soon.


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