What’s a major factor when choosing an item to brand with your logo? Whether or not that item will be used by the recipient.
If a promotional item is useful, a recipient is likely to keep it around, giving it staying power. And the more often the item is used, the more opportunities your branding has to make an impression.
Items that are useful for one audience and market may differ greatly from that of another. But one category of promotional products that has staying power across industries are branded desk items.
Whether we like it or not, many of us spend a lot of time at our desks. It’s where both the hard work and the creativity happen. A useful, functional, and well-made desk item is sure to be appreciated, sticking around on desks for a long time to come.
Here are our 8 picks for desk items with staying power.
1. Refillable Notebook or Padfolio
We may be in a digital age, but pen and paper are still indispensable. A refillable portfolio, which often includes inner pockets and a pen loop, helps keep all your notes organized and easily transportable from desk to meetings to home. Refillable journals give you the option to invest in and give a higher-quality journal, knowing it will be refilled and reused over and over again.
2. Desk Caddy
A caddy is handy for keeping desks organized and is also an opportunity for adding your branding. They can be as simple as an etched bamboo cup, or as complex as a caddy with a digital screen displaying time and temperature.
3. Stainless Steel Mug or Bottle
It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Among many other issues, being dehydrated can affect your thinking and reasoning, meaning you’re not performing your best. Since they’re reusable, insulated drinkware items are an eco-friendly choice. Whether a thermos, mug, or water bottle, beverages will be kept cool or hot throughout the day. And, they’re available in a variety of colors, styles, and price points to fit your brand and budget.
4. Quality Pen
There are pens, and then there are pens. I’m sure you know the difference. Consider a pen that’s a touch above the basic plastic styles, perhaps with a soft touch finish. Recipients will prefer using such a pen, they’ll likely be complimented on it by others…and may come asking you for more.
If you’re using a mouse at your desk, you’ll probably want to have a mousepad, too. While functional, mousepads are also a visible item with a sizeable canvas for branding. There are several styles of mousepads available, as well. Standard rubber pads allow for a colorful design, while a debossed leather option provides a touch of class. And, mousepad calendars offer triple functionality: as a mousepad, as a calendar, and as a notepad perfect for jotting notes while on the phone.
6. Wireless Charger
Our smartphones are often essential to our work lives. A wireless charger can often be branded with a vibrant, full color logo, and kept on a desk for easy access and maximum visibility.
7. Bluetooth Wireless Speaker or Headphones
Whether listening to music, podcasts, webinars, or conference calls, having a functional and versatile way to connect and listen and clear is essential. Bluetooth speakers and headphones are fun and handy items that can be branded with your logo.
8. Webcam Cover
Webcam covers have become a popular privacy tool, designed to cover a webcam lens to stop potential spies. They can slide open when you want to use the webcam for a video call. While small physically, such an item can have real branding power, as your logo will be front and center every time the recipient uses their computer.
Looking to make an impression with your brand using promotional products? Whether desk items, outdoor accessories, or tradeshow giveaways, our Promotional Specialist, Sarah, can help you find the right item for your brand, budget, and timeline. Or explore our online catalog for a variety of new and creative branding ideas.