Using promotional items at festivals

Each year festivals throughout South Africa play host to thousands of excited festival goers. The electric atmosphere of the various festivals that are held throughout the country is enough to give those who attend some serious, positive vibes and memories that will last for many years to come. For a company that is serious about marketing, festivals provide the perfect setting in which to boost their brands and to distribute promotional items while they are doing so.

Festivals such as Afrika Burn could be great places to give away promotional items.
Festivals such as Afrika Burn could be great places to give away promotional items.

Imagine having 10 000 people walking past your stall, and for everyone that passes by you give them a promotional item. Such a huge recognition of your brand is going to boost your company in the most amazing ways, so long as you are smart about the way in which you do your marketing. Not all promotional gifts are going to suit the occasion and if you give a gift that does not suit the occasion or promote your company, chances are you are not going to be making that huge impact that you are hoping to make. From OppiKoppie outside Northam to Afrika Burn in the Karoo and Innibos in Nelspruit, you could tour the country with your promotional gifts and really spread your brand. Here are a few of the promotional items that you can give when you are thinking about this unique and interesting way to boost your brand.

  1. Sunglasses

In the Karoo desert, Afrika Burn turns a normally arid landscape into an artist’s fantasy world. Afrika Burn is an electric festival that is full of some of the nation’s most interesting people; people who build monuments to art, who dance with fire, who share their immense artistic talent. But it is still a festival that is happening in the desert where the sun is beating down and sunglasses are possibly going to be much appreciated. If you are planning on attending those festivals that happen outdoors then you should consider giving branded sunglasses to protect festival-goers from the bright African sun.

Sunglasses make great gifts.
Sunglasses make great gifts.
  1. Sweat Bands

A little while ago we wrote an article about the Color Run. Last year’s Color Run gift pack included a branded sweat band which runners could wear on the day. This is a great idea if your festival is a running festival, such as the Color Run, or even if it is a music festival where people will be standing outdoors in the heat, a sweat band with your corporate branding is going to make an impact.

  1. Water bottle

Water bottles as promotional gifts at races or music festivals are a hit.
Water bottles as promotional gifts at races or music festivals are a hit.

The last item on the list of great things to give to those at a festival is a water bottle to help keep people hydrated. At a festival such as OppiKoppi people are outdoors all day and in the heat, they could really do with a water bottle. The water bottle is also likely to become a memento of their time spent at the festival. People love to hold onto things like this and keep them for a long time which is a plus for your promotional gifts.

Looking for the right promotional items to give away at a festival? Look no further than Gift Wrap. With our huge selection, we will have the ideal promotional items for you.

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Buy Personalised corporate gifts to up your marketing game

Buy personalised corporate gifts to up your marketing game

This winter you should consider treating your clients to a selection of memorable corporate gifts, the kind that will make their lives easier while making your company truly unforgettable. Promotional gifts are not the only way that you can make a big impact on your audience, but they are an important part of the marketing plan of any company. With promotional itmes, you will be able to bring in new supporters for your company and help to generate a new client base. Giving away a gift can be one of the best ways to help your company grow, even without making a massive dent in your marketing budget.

The key to the success of your gift marketing lies with the planning that you need to do. With the right plan, you will certainly be able to do magic!

When choosing any corporate gifts, you will need to consider a few very important facts:

  1. Is the gift useful?
  2. Is the gift unique?
  3. How much is it going to cost?

Once you have answered these three important questions you will be able to figure out just how successful your project is going to be. Boring gifts can be the death of an otherwise good campaign, so when you are doing your planning, a lot of thought is needed.

Marketing a company using corporate gifts is a technique that has been around for many years and will continue to outperform just about any other physical marketing technique available. Promotional gifts now make up a multi-million dollar industry and they have become a part of a strategy that is as successful in South Africa as it is in other countries.

Promotional giveaways can become the most important marketing tool you use

And this is because promotional giveaways are wonderfully memorable and they have the staying power needed for the company to remain in the minds of those receiving the product. Research has proven that a promotional gift is more effective when it is kept for a long period of time. This is where the usability of the product becomes so important. If those receiving a promotional gift find that the gift has no purpose, they are more than likely to get rid of it.

What turns a gift into a corporate gift is the branding. This is the most important aspect of this kind of marketing and when it is done properly, you are guaranteed a gift that is going to have staying power. The branding that is place onto a gift is usually fairly simple, with the company’s logo, perhaps a slogan as well as its contact details included on the corporate gift. Each time a person uses the gift, they will see the branding and be reminded of your company.

Promotional giveaways are not just a reminder about your company, they are also a great tool for engaging with your potential audience. Using a promotional product as a conversation starter can help to give you the platform to answer people’s questions and start building up their trust in your company.

3 methods to use when giving the corporate gift

When you decide to give away products, you need to make sure that you are doing everything possible to get the most out of each gift given. This goes beyond the basic planning that you would need to do, such as buying gifts at the best prices. There are a few methods that anyone can use to improve the impact of their promo items and this impact will go a long way towards being the secret to your success.

Not every company has a massive budget to spend on corporate products, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use this strategy. Basically, the more simple your gift is, the more effective it is likely to be. People will appreciate even the smallest gesture but you should not start out by giving a promo item which has been used by every other company. When you are looking to grab attention, unique but affordable products are a good start. Once your campaign is off the ground you can slip back into the more comfortable habit of giving your everyday gift.

To get your marketing going, and to really stand out, try these 3 techniques:


  1. Be authentic and give from your own stock

If your company is all about selling products, the biggest impact gift lies on your shelves. Giving from your own stock will allow people to try out your products and get a feel for the quality you are offering. When you let your products speak on your behalf, you are very much likely to win over more than a few new customers. By giving your own stock, you are marketing in the most authentic way possible. This will help to build up a trust in your brand and your products.

But I hear you asking, “What if I don’t sell products but rather offer services?”

This doesn’t mean that you can’t be authentic with your customers, you will just need to be a little bit cleverer with your planning. For instance, if you are offering IT services, you won’t go amiss by giving away a useful flash drive with your company’s details branded on it.

  1. Always make extra sure that your gifts are useful

It can’t be stressed enough that your gifts must have a use. When gifts are useful, they have more staying power as they are less likely to be given or thrown away. While you can give a more affordable gift, you should never go the cheap route as that can severely compromise the quality of the product. If a promo item breaks just a few days after giving it away, you have wasted your time and your money, while you might have also compromised the success of your campaign.

Buy quality, useful products at affordable prices and you won’t regret your choices.

  1. Give gifts

When you are looking to make a short-term impact, you can give gifts of chocolate and biscuits, but when you are ready to make a long-term investment, you need to give away actual gifts. Edible, or drinkable, gifts will be used once and then they will more than likely be completely forgotten. The real power of promo items lies with giving away the gift that has staying power.

Corporate gifts and Clothing to giveaway in winter

Whenever the seasons change, you have a new opportunity to give gifts that will be useful, at that moment, for those receiving them. Giving away gifts that people might not have otherwise bought for themselves can also have a positive impact on your brand exposure. Winter is the season when there is a more than a usual number of options for corporate gift giving.

Here are a few useful gifts that you can give this winter:

  • Branded scarves and beanies
  • Hot chocolate or coffee hampers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Aluminium water bottles (to keep coffee and tea warm)
  • Biscuits and chocolates

If you haven’t added promo gifts to your marketing campaign just yet, now is the perfect time to get started. While in winter you can focus on giving away those gifts that will keep people warm, you can really give away just about any gift in winter. For instance, a USB drive or a battery charger is going to be a welcome gift all through the year. When you are planning your campaign, you need to make sure that you are choosing the right gifts as your clients are unlikely to use a scarf in the middle of summer!

Choose GiftWrap

Now that you know the power of the corporate gift, you need to work with the company that has years of experience and a seemingly endless variety of promotional products. GiftWrap is South Africa’s preferred promotional products supplier and manufacturer and if you can think it up, you can probably find it in their product range. Here you will find everything you could need to successfully market your company using promotional products.

Perfect your promo gift marketing campaign by getting in touch with GiftWrap. With our products and your imagination, you can reach an audience in ways you might not have considered before.

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Promotional Items

A list of the best promotional products and corporate gifts

Competition is very tight in every industry which means that your company needs to stay ahead of the game and constantly be in the mind of its customers. Your client base is your bread and butter so ensuring that they always think of you first when they are in need of the product that you provide or the service that you give is of the utmost importance. Corporate gifts or promo items are going to help you to achieve that. Using high-quality products that are unique and have a purpose are going to boost your company’s image and improve the goodwill and support that your company will receive.

But what makes a gift ideal for giving within the corporate industry and what are the best gifts for you to give? The gifts that a company gives does not necessarily have to be related to what the business does but it should be a genuine gift that is given without expectation and the gift giving should never be seen as a bribe. The gift should be something that the person receiving it will appreciate receiving rather than something that they will throw away as soon as they can.

Buying corporate gifts can be very tricky however with the increased amount of online shops catering for this very industry, you will not be short on options.

What to keep in mind when you are selecting a corporate gift

  1. Usability

A corporate gift should be able to service a purpose rather than be an ornament. These days a popular item to give is a flash disk with the company logo attached to it. This is a very useful gift for most people and it is a quality gift to give.

  1. Price tag

You don’t want to use your entire advertising budget on your promotional items so when you are selecting promotional items you should select quality items that are reasonably priced. Having reasonably priced corporate gifts will make them easier to give away.

  1. Keep cultural differences in mind

The corporate world involves all types of cultures and it has become very important to keep the cultures of those who you are giving the gifts to in mind. You would not want to inadvertently insult someone by giving them a gift that they might consider inappropriate.

  1. Keep an eye on the quality

Corporate gifts should always be high quality not matter what the gift is because it is going to be a reflection of your business. You wouldn’t want to give your clients or stakeholders a low-quality gift as the impression that it would give might not be favourable.

  1. Personal delivery

If it is possible delivering the gift personally is a nice way to show your clients and your stakeholders that you are willing to go the extra mile. Unfortunately, this is not always an option as the list of people that you would like to give gifts to could be very long. An easy way to hand deliver your corporate gifts would be to give the gifts away at an expo or convention where your company has a display stand or to hand a gift over the counter to your customers when they visit your business.


Top promotional and corporate gifts to give

Promo items, also known as promotional giveaways, can be given at any time of the year although the giving of these types of gifts will usually increase during the festive season. The giving of such a gift is used to increase your brand, increase goodwill among your existing clientele and stakeholders, and to attract new customers to your business.

Depending on who you will be giving the gifts to, the type of gift that you are likely to give will vary. Your stakeholders will probably be given a pricier gift as a thank you for their involvement and as they are a smaller group you can afford the few small but more expensive gifts. Your loyal customers might number in the hundreds so giving a smaller gift but one that is of a high quality is usually the norm. Regardless of who the gift will be going to, you should always invest in gifts that are high quality as the name of your business will be attached to the gift.

Some of the most popular promotional gifts include:

  • Stainless steel business card holders branded with the name and logo of the company giving the gift.
  • Drinking glasses are also a popular gift to give as they will be used every day and they will be a constant reminder of the company that gave the glasses. The glasses can be engraved as well. Wine glasses are also a popular choice and they will usually be given to stakeholders as this type of gift is not one that will normally be given to clients.
  • T-shirts are a popular choice for many companies as they can be quickly manufactured in large numbers at an affordable price. Think about the companies that sponsor running races, usually their names and other details will be branded on a T-shirt given to runners. This type of gift can be used to improve goodwill and attract new customers rather than be used as a thank-you for customers.
  • Soft toys with the company name and branding details are also popular items. They can be manufactured at a reasonable price and given to regular supporters. These gifts can be small which makes them ideal for a client can keep them in their car, allowing your brand to be seen by many.
  • Sweets and chocolates are a fantastic way in which to thank clients. Stickers with your company details can be stuck onto the sweets and chocolates. Remember that sweet things have the ability to improve the mood of many people enabling them to have a good impression of your company.

Promotional gifts and corporate gifts are the best way for a company to reach new people and to make those who you give the gifts to not only remember your business but also have a good impression of your business. At GiftWrap, we specialise in high-quality corporate gifts at affordable prices.

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Corporate gifts – How to Choose the Correct Supplier

Corporate gifts to promote your company

Choosing to include corporate gifts in your marketing strategy is the very best way to let your clients know that you appreciate their support. It is also a great way to encourage new customers to support your business. Now that you can boost your brand with promotional giveaways, why are you waiting to start benefitting?

When a company is giving away gifts, it is not a random decision that they have simply thought up on the spot. Instead, it is something that they have given plenty of thought to and that they have created a realistic strategy for. Corporate gifts are a part of a multi-million rand industry, an industry that has its roots in the United States of America, and has never stopped growing.

Unlike other marketing techniques that might fade away, the giving of corporate gifts is one form of marketing that has continued to be a viable and useful form of marketing and continues to reach thousands of people.

But what are corporate gifts and why are promotional giveaways so important?

In a nutshell, corporate gifts (or promo items), are gifts that are given to clients and potential clients at expos, in the mail, directly while shopping or to those passing the shop. What differentiates promo items from your ordinary gift is that corporate gifts are usually branded with the company’s details and they are usually given with the purpose of attracting business and/or continued support from clients.

Regardless of how small a gift is, a gift that is branded the right way can become a very powerful reminder to support a company. No amount of advertising can work half as well as having corporate gifts, especially if you have made sure that your promo items serve a purpose beyond advertising. The power lies with how often a person will use the gift that you have given as well as how long they will own the gift. A corporate gift with staying power can work like magic with the right marketing strategy in place.

Every company should have a workable marketing strategy in place and when combining their existing efforts with the right promotional products, the chances of seeing their profits increasing over time is almost a guarantee. Promotional giveaways are not just great for those who receive them, they are also great for being conversation starters. The more talk that your promo item can generate, the more interest your company is likely to receive from the public. This is exactly what you should aim to achieve when you have promotional products.

Attracting attention to your business and serving as a very effective reminder about your company are the two biggest reasons why you should be considering the corporate gift. But there is more power in a promotional gift that just that.

Branded items receive the most attention!

And why shouldn’t they? When an item has been branded you are likely to draw attention and if the branding is done just right, a corporate gift can become truly memorable. The right branding is all about making sure that the gift that you give makes that immense impact, an impact that will become even more outstanding when the gift that is given is interesting. Since branding is what makes the gift a promotional one, here is why you need to make sure that you get it done right the first time:

  • You can build up your reputation with the right item

The thoughtfulness and generosity associated with giving any gift are what is going to instantly have people thinking about your company a little differently. You want people to know that yours is a generous and reliable company and this is a message that you can convey when you give corporate gifts. If you are looking to build up a good reputation with your clients and if you are looking to gain more popularity among your potential clients, you need to start with good branding. Many businesses have seen great success when they have used promotional items to market their brand and advertise what they have to provide. You want your company to become the trusted and preferred provider, and you can start that by making sure that your promotional items are building your reputation.

  • You become memorable

It is so easy to become lost in the jumble of companies doing similar work to yours. If you want to become memorable to your client and to your potential clients, you need to become unforgettable. Branded items have the immense power to do just that. A great promo gift is going to become a permanent reminder of the work that you do for as long as the item is kept. With the details of your company branded on your gifts, you will be memorable.

  • You get the competitive advantage

As a company owner, having the competitive advantage over other companies is exceptionally important in making sure that you are able to take the lead in your industry and reap the rewards of big profits. A branded gift can become your biggest ally in the efforts you are putting into your marketing. Branded corporate gifts are guaranteed to make you stand out from all of your competitors in the most positive way because you are making a big, positive impact when you are giving gifts that people can savour and appreciate.

  • You will open up the right kind of communication channels

Communicating with your clients is the most important part of having a company. When you make sure that you are starting out the communication process on a positive note, you are setting your company up for great success. Once you have given a gift, you are already opening the lines of communication which can set up the future success of your company.

  • You are bringing attention to your products

If you are looking for a way to instantly bring attention to your products, you can always give away a product. When you choose to give away promo items, you are instantly doing a great deal to place your company firmly into the spotlight. When giving such a product, be sure that it relates to your company. When you give products related to your company, you are improving the impact of your promo gift giving.

How to go about choosing the right gift for your marketing campaign

Plenty of thought is needed when you are selecting the right promotional gifts. If you don’t do your planning properly, you are likely to end up with a campaign that will not work well for you. Here are the things that you need to consider before you buy the gifts that will become promotional giveaways:

  1. Create your budget first

Before you start buying, you need to create a budget that is going to work in your favour. If you haven’t created a budget then you might find that you are wasting money instead of making money. The general idea is that you should buy your promotional items in bulk. Promotional products can be very expensive when you haven’t made the right decisions, so planning ahead and sticking to your budget is the best way to make sure that your campaign is off to a successful start.

  1. Make sure every gift has a purpose

When selecting your corporate gifts, you need to consider what purpose your gifts are going to serve. Will they provide a solution to a problem that your audience is facing or will the gift simply become another useless item that will be placed to one side once it has lost its appeal? You are guaranteed to be able to make a proper impact with your gift when you know that the gift will serve a helpful purpose. The more useful the gift is, the more often it will be used, and so the more often your branding will be seen.

  1. Don’t shy away from talking

Handing over a gift is the best conversation starter that you have available to you. Communication is very important when you are looking to improve your business and grow your client base. If you are looking to open that communication channel you will need to take the time to hand out your branded gifts to your audience and talk to them. People remember first impressions, so make sure that yours is a great one.

About our company

With many years of experience, our team at GiftWrap has built a company that is able to provide any and every promotional gift you could possibly imagine. And we know that our branded gifts work because we have seen many of the companies that support us, grow through the use of great, well thought out corporate gift marketing. Any product you can think of giving is likely to be in our supply of corporate gifts for sale. Our team can also give you the very best advice for how you should go about buying and branding your corporate gifts.

A massive selection of over 10 000 promotional items means that you have so many choices to go through. Each of our gifts is bought in bulk and they are affordable for every company either starting their first campaign as well as those who have been giving away gifts for years. Contact us today to find out more about how you can improve your marketing and give your company the exposure that will keep the customers coming.

Get in touch with the team at GiftWrap and we will help you get in touch with your audience.



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Your customers won’t stop talking about these promotional gifts

The ultimate goal of any company that invests part of its budget in promotional gifts is to buy those gifts that their customers are not going to stop talking about and that they are not going to throw away. The longer your customers keep your gift, the more of an impact your gift is going to have. We have done a bit of research to determine exactly which gifts will get people talking the most, and here is the list that you should consider when you are buying promotional gifts.

  1. A stress ball

Who doesn’t have stress these days? The stress ball is one of the most popular gifts to give and they are so easily customised to suit your business. Does your company have a mascot or other type of character attached to the logo? You can easily have the face printed on a stress ball, or you can take it in another direction by having a villainous figure placed on the ball, a proper bad guy to take their stress out on. Not matter what you choose to feature on your stress ball, make sure that it is memorable as that is the best way to get people talking.

Stress balls can be customised, making them extra memorable
Stress balls can be customised, making them extra memorable
  1. Games or toys

Even adults enjoy games and toys, so you won’t be going wrong by giving them such a promotional gift. If you want to really wow your market then you can unleash your creativity and create a game that is unique to your company. Customised games, perhaps even with their own rules and characters, are going to be spoken about by your customers. If you are able to make that extra step and unleash your creativity, then you are sure to cement your company in the memory of your clients.

  1. Shopping bags

No matter how many of these bags a person has, it never really feels like enough. How often do you finish your shopping, head to the till and then get agitated with yourself because you have forgotten your shopping bags in the boot of your car? Shopping bags make fantastic corporate gifts; they are easily customised and will always come in useful. These bags can also have custom images printed on them and they are available in different colours. And one of their biggest attributes is that they are cheap and can be bought in bulk, so your company will not be breaking the bank with these promotional gifts.

  1. Multifunctional gifts

A keying that doubles as a flash light? Perhaps a Swiss Army Knife? Multifunctional gifts are among the best gifts to give and they are sure to spark an interest in your clients and therefore keeping the dialogue going, long after you have given the gift.

You would be amazed how many people love this kind of promotional gift
You would be amazed how many people love this kind of promotional gift
  1. T-Shirts

The personalised T-Shirt is certainly up among the most popular gifts that you can give. Depending on what you print on the shirt, your customers are going to love having a custom T-Shirt and because they will love the shirt, they will wear it for as long as they have it. Interesting clothing is also a great conversation starter.

GiftWrap continues to stock a wide variety of promotional gifts, and with the option of customising the gifts made available, you are sure to give those gifts that will make the biggest impact.

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Giftwrap Trading glimpses the future in Hong Kong

Giftwrap takes over Hong Kong trading.

South African-based corporate and promotional gifts provider Giftwrap Trading recently visited the 31st Hong Kong Gifts & Premiums Fair and returned with some exciting glimpses of what the future may hold for the business in South Africa.

The Hong Kong Gifts & Premiums Fair is the largest event of its kind in the world. Held from the 27 – 30 April, this year’s event attracted over 4 000 exhibitors and just under 50 000 buyers from 134 countries across the globe.

As South Africa’s premium supplier of corporate and promotional gifts, Giftwrap Trading made the long trip to Hong Kong to gain valuable insight into the market and identify new cutting-edge products which are making a buzz.

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Some of the most innovative products which the company may soon add to its online catalogue of more than 10 000 items include:

–          Cardboard 3D glasses which can be used to turn your phone into a 3D device.

–          Virtual reality 3D glasses which transform your phone into a theatre within minutes.

–          3D pens that allow you to draw virtually anything you want into a solid 3D object.

–           A private desk lamp power bank with a large capacity of 5200mAh. You can choose any colour lighting you want.

–          A card-sized power bank which you can fit into a jacket pocket.

–          2 in 1 CoolPop Pocket Fan, a fan which you can plug into your phone to cool you down.

Giftwrap Trading’s Marketing Director Benje du Toit said that it was exciting to see the development of new products internationally.

“It’s amazing to see how fast the industry is expanding and we want to bring this expansion into South Africa. We are always excited to add to our product range and provide customers with novel gifts and technological innovations,” said du Toit.

During the event, surveys amongst buyers and exhibitors showed that decorative gifts and figurines are likely to have the strongest growth potential this year, followed closely by technological gifts. Respondents also voiced the opinion that consumers are increasingly focused on product practicality and pricing, followed by pricing and cosmetic design.

“As we look to play on a global stage, it was educational/insightful to get some insights into the industry, which will allow us to better develop our products offerings,” du Toit said.

To browse Giftwrap Trading’s large online product offerings, visit The website has a handy search tool which allows you to find whatever you’re looking for. You can also fill out a contact us form, or complete an online request form. To get in touch directly, call 0861 111 457 or email

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Promotional items to build relationships with clients

There are many mistakes that you can make when you are using promotional items as part of your marketing campaign. And sometimes it is those very mistakes that can end up damaging the benefits that you would normally enjoy when giving promotional gifts. Giving corporate gifts can sometimes be given the wrong way, for instance, the gift might be too impersonal. The gift that you give can scream the wrong message if you haven’t given it the right way or if you haven’t given it to the right person. This is why those who work in the industry of promotional items have done plenty of research to find out the best ways to give promotional gifts and the most common mistakes that you can avoid.

Wine is always a most welcome gift at Christmas time and it can be easily transformed into a promotional gift
Wine is always a most welcome gift at Christmas time and it can be easily transformed into a promotional gift

Give the right gift, the right way and watch your client relationships blossom

Giving a gift that is too impersonal or that is perhaps inadvertently offensive, can destroy the entire purpose of giving the gift. One of the biggest mistakes that we make when giving promotional items is to give gifts that are not what our clients want but that are rather what we would want to receive.

One of the biggest mistakes is when we think that we while we would like to receive the gift, others would also be happy to receive such a gift. But oftentimes our tastes are not at all the same as those to whom we are giving the gift. You might like to receive chocolate, but there are those who are not so excited about receiving such tasty treats. This is not just a mistake that businesses make, it is also a mistake that we make when giving gifts to family and to friends.

The gift of chocolate is always welcome and chocolate boxes can double as promotional items
The gift of chocolate is always welcome and chocolate boxes can double as promotional items

There is so much more to consider than just giving gifts. There is a whole lot of background information that you will also need to consider. Giving promotional gifts is not so much about giving an actual gift than it is about the message that will come along with the gift.

The biggest goal is going to be the return on investment on your promotional goods

The lasting impression is what you need to be aiming for. You need to make sure that your gift giving is all about making that lasting impression that is going to get the client buying from you. With promotional gifts, it is important that you go back to the number one reason why gifts are given.

By taking the time to make the right choice and by being willing to spend the right amount of money on the right gift you will be giving the right recipient the most perfectly chosen gifts. And you can get the best advice when you are buying gifts from the best promotional gift shop in South Africa. GiftWrap has a wide selection of the best promotional items and they are all available at the most affordable prices. 

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Get ready for winter with these promotional gifts

It doesn’t take much to notice that winter is truly right around the corner and there are a few things that you could really use to help you get through the season. Imagine the kind of impact that you would be making if you were to give away promotional gifts that would make the lives of your customers all the easier?

Winter is here and you need to adapt your promotional gifts to suit your campaign
Winter is here and you need to adapt your promotional gifts to suit your campaign

Everyone loves to receive something for free so when you are thinking about what you can do in the next few months to really give your company a boost turn your focus to giving corporate gifts that are perfect for the coming winter months. Promotional items are more affordable than they have ever been before, and they are always going to be making a big impact on those who receive them. Your promotional gifts can be given away to anyone; your students, your clients, and your colleagues. Corporate items are suitable for all occasions and if they are of a great quality, then you are going to immensely benefit from all of the positive factors that can come from giving such gifts.

Here are a few winter promotional gift ideas to get you ready for the coming months:

  1. Custom flask

Those cold winter mornings mean that most of us are getting up in the cold darkness and will usually hit the road bright and early before the sun has even provided a little bit of warmth. And so having a flask keeping your coffee or your tea nice and warm is something that many of us are going to be using during winter. From a company’s point of view, the flask is a great corporate gift to give. It is easy to brand.

  1. Coffee

How about some delicious coffee to go into that flask? Giving your own unique brand of coffee is most definitely going to be making an impression. Any coffee lover is going to appreciate being given a delicious blend of coffee.

Make an impact with coffee promotional gifts
Make an impact with coffee promotional gifts
  1. Pullovers, jerseys, and fleeces

To keep your staff warm this winter, you should be considering branded winter clothing such as jerseys, fleeces, and pullovers. Your company name and logo can easily be added to these items of clothing and your staff will keep warm this winter. The alternative will be to brand these types of clothing and then to hand them out at events or conferences.

  1. Scarves

Giving away a scarf is so simple and affordable. Scarves can keep you really warm in the winter months and they are also ideal for easy branding. Scarves can be handed out wherever you are, and they can just as easily be given to your staff, making them an all-round great promotional item to be giving.

Branded scarves will keep your clients warm
Branded scarves will keep your clients warm
  1. Mugs

Mugs don’t have to be boring, they can be decorated with stunning colours and designs. Cleverly designed mugs will usually become part of the office kitchenware which means that not only will the person you gave the mug to be seeing the mug often, but so will the rest of the staff at a company.

GiftWrap has all of these gifts and more, you can contact us today to get your marketing campaign ready for winter.

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The best promotional gifts for Mother’s Day

On Sunday, we will commemorate and celebrate mothers everywhere and one of the most popular ways that we will do this is by giving those promotional gifts that mothers everywhere can really appreciate.

Mother's Day is on Sunday and it is time to get your promotional gifts ready
Mother’s Day is on Sunday and it is time to get your promotional gifts ready

But Mother’s Day is not just a day for children to give their moms that something special.  Everyone should be appreciating moms, they do some of the hardest work around while also trying hard to compete in the very competitive corporate world. They are doing a tough job and they are doing it exceptionally well. So they deserve to not only be recognised and celebrated by their children, the rest of the world also needs to respect those who are raising the youth.

Businesses should consider using this time of the year to give away a few special, and useful, promotional gifts, to make moms life easier. Giving that special gift can truly make her day complete, let’s face it life is not easy at the moment for anyone and giving a little something will not only go a long way for your business but it is also going to put a smile on her face.  You can find a whole range of incredibly useful and interesting gifts from GiftWrap. Let us guide you to some of the best gifts to give mothers this Mother’s Day.

  1. An organiser or diary

You cannot go wrong with a personal organiser as a corporate gift
You cannot go wrong with a personal organiser as a corporate gift

Every busy mom is going to need an organiser to keep track of all of those things that she is going to need to do in a day. An organiser is also going to help her to keep track of her children’s extramural activities while being a helpful place in which to put her shopping lists and to make notes. The organiser, when it is small and compact, can easily be kept in a handbag and whipped out when needed. Consider giving an organiser as a promotional item and also consider personalising it with an engraving.

  1. A manicure set

Compact, neat and more useful than you would think, giving a manicure set as a promotional item is going to be appreciated. Manicure sets fit into handbags so easily and they are ideal for many things from broken nails to cutting off that exceptionally annoying piece of string. Manicure sets are available in different colours and they are very affordable. A helpful hint for you would be to give these promotional gifts if you are in some way related to the beauty industry. This will help you to make a bigger impact, especially if you place your logo and other details onto it.

  1. Chocolate

Chocolate is a classic gift
Chocolate is a classic gift

It is a timeless gift that is suitable for almost any occasion. So why not give away some delicious chocolates on Mother’s Day? These gifts are convenient as they can simply be given to each customer that walks into your shop. Prepare for this Mother’s Day by buying and personalising chocolates for those customers who will be coming by on the day.

Mother’s Day is a great day to be promoting your company, so be sure to have promotional gifts to give away this Sunday.

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