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One problem with a lot of commemorative giveaways is that nobody wants to use them. Sometimes it seems these giveaways are ordered for the sake of having something to give away. Unfortunately, they’re not going to be much use as a commemorative item if they head straight to the trash or are almost immediately sent to a Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Here are a few commemorative giveaways that are much less likely to be thrown away.
1.) Custom wristbands
It’s hard to go wrong with a solid color embossed silicone wristband. These inexpensive yet stylish accessories are a nice way to bring attention to a cause or complement an outfit. They’re especially appropriate for sporting events and outdoor festivals. Check out different options for custom wristbands at Wristband Creation.
Classic tees with a tasteful logo are hard to beat as promotional and commemorative items. Some people do join events solely for the commemorative t-shirts. Even then, it’s a win-win situation thanks to the long-term advertising they will be giving in return.
3.) Fridge magnets
Everyone loves a nice fridge magnet. They’re also one of the commemorative items the receiver is likely to see multiple times a day. You can’t say that about nearly every other item on this list — except maybe the next one.
Nice lanyards are just one of the things that everyone wants and are likely to use every day but few will want to buy for themselves. This means that if you offer high-quality woven lanyards with a tasteful design and attachments for keys, access cards, and other useful items, people are likely to snatch them up ASAP. Given how affordable these are, it’s a giveaway that’s well worth considering.
5.) Classic trucker caps
While not necessarily something you see being given away at most events, trucker caps are one of the most sought after commemorative items for people who are likely to be outdoors. If your audience is into fishing, hunting, hiking, or extreme sports, these are almost certain to be a big hit.
Hoodies are now one of the most democratic types of clothing out there. Everyone can use another hoodie. Pullovers with large logos and artwork and zip-ups with smaller embroidered logos are especially popular when the weather turns chilly, but they can be a viable giveaway all-year-round.
7.) Hand sanitizer
This is something that everyone will appreciate. While not necessarily the longest-lasting item on this list, you can be sure virtually none will be thrown away until they’re used up.
8.) Flying discs
While everyone seems to love them, outdoorsy types and dog owners are the ones who are sure to appreciate custom flying discs the most. One of the latest trends in commemorative giveaways, they’re definitely something people and pooches alike would like to hang on to.
9.) Coffee mugs
You probably have promotional coffee mugs in your kitchen that have been with you for years, if not decades. Mugs and other types of drinkware have the advantage of being extremely long-lasting. For commemorative giveaways, that quality is essentially what you need above everything else.
While these are not likely to last as long as a t-shirt or a coffee mug, this is the exact kind of thing everyone will appreciate, given everyone’s dependence on electronic devices.
What other commemorative giveaways can you suggest? We’d love to hear from you!