The key to choosing the right promotional giveaway to promote your brand at trade shows and expos is finding something people will actually want to use. As you can imagine, that changes from year to year. For instance, this year power banks and phone chargers are certainly the hottest promotional products around. With more than half of Americans owning a smartphone, it's a giveaway that absolutely comes in handy. Let's take a look at power banks and more of our best trade show giveaways for 2014:
1. Leed's Jolt Charger
This handy backup battery will keep everyone's mobile devices charged up. Its 2200 mAh internal battery has enough power to fully charge an iPhone! It will come in handy year-round, but especially during trade show season when staying connected is most important. Our Leed's jolt charger is available for just $12.48 each, with a minimum order of 24 pieces.
2. "A Night Out At The Trade Show" Kit
Guess what? Trade shows are just as exhausting for attendees as they are for exhibitors. Give away this trade show kit, which ensures everyone will make it out alive! It includes Life Savers Mints, Aleve, Emergen-C, Blistex and much more.
3. Vino2Go BPA-Free Wine Tumbler
If you're presenting at a food or wine expo, this giveaway will be truly cherished by attendees. Motivators' popular Vino2Go BPA-free wine tumbler features a convenient snap-on lid that allows you to enjoy a glass of wine just about anywhere. (Although you might want to remind everyone to keep it legal!)
4. Broad Recycled Wrist Band
I know what you're thinking: "There's nothing groundbreaking about giving out wristbands to promote your brand." And you're right -- it's been done time and time again. But our broad recycled wristbands are different because they're made from 100 percent recycled silicone! Plus, they're thicker than your Livestrong bracelet. Give them away at eco-friendly trade shows and imprint them with a message about the environment!
5. iPhone 5 Case & Wallet
iPhone owners will instantly fall in love with this practical product, which is why it is one of the best trade show giveaways around right now. It will keep their phones safe while also doubling as an easy-access wallet. At just $3.35 each, you can't go wrong. Stock up for trade show season.
6. Miami Two-Tone Sunglasses
If you're looking to reach a younger crowd at your next trade show, consider ordering these hot sunglasses. They're available in a huge selection of colors (so matching them to your branding is a cinch), and they're just plain trendy!
7. Fiesta Mason Jar Tumbler
Drinkware trends seem to have come full circle; mason jars are popular again! This one's available with several bold lid colors to really catch the attention of passers-by.
8. Leed's Zoom Energy Bar Charger
Yes, I already mentioned a power bank. But if you've got a bigger budget and/or a smaller audience, this piece is worth looking at. It will seriously blow them away. The 6600 mAh Li-Ion battery includes two USB outputs that allow you to charge multiple devices at once, yet it's still small enough to be portable.
9. iSlimster Stylus Pen
For a simple and affordable yet totally practical trade show giveaway, check out Motivators' stylus pens. This variety is popular because it's available for just $0.46 each and has a built-in retractable pen. (It's not just a stylus!) Everybody uses a tablet or a smartphone these days, so it's a product that will definitely come in handy.
There you have it! These are some of the best trade show giveaways for 2014. What else would you add to the list?