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Promotional gifts for the desk

Promotional gifts are suitable for all sorts of occasions but have you considered the power of a promotional item for an office desk.

Sitting idly at their desks, wading through another work day, employees of any company could do with a little bit of distraction to keep their minds occupied. No one can be 100% focused throughout the day, and sometimes when a person’s mind wanders it is actually a great way for them to get back some of that productive energy that is bound to slump during the day. When that tiredness hits and their minds wander a bit, their eyes might be roving around their desks. They look at their desk plant, their pens and notebooks, their desk clocks, and all the while they are taking in the details of each item. Now imagine it was your branding on each one of those items on their desks.

Promotional gifts for the desk should be included in your marketing plans
Promotional gifts for the desk should be included in your marketing plans

Promotional gifts for the desk are a fantastic, constant reminder about your company and what it is that you do. Each time the person looks up from their work and looks directly at the promotional item on their table, they will be looking at your branding and your details. This is a powerful marketing technique and if you haven’t been investing in it then you have certainly been missing out. One of the greatest things about promotional gifts for the desk is that they are so much cheaper than other gifts to give away and they have longer staying power. You are unlikely to be giving out huge, pricey desk gifts simply because the office desk is only so big and can only accommodate so much.

The ideal corporate gifts for a desk

  1. Desk pad

Each year, thousands of calendar desk pads are printed and distributed. For the next year these pads are going to be on the desk and each day the person working at the desk is going to look down and see the branding of the company which gave the gift. Desk pads can be personalised and they can also be bought and branded in bulk.

  1. A pen and paper holder

Having a pen and piece of paper within reach is always incredibly handy. Almost every person working at a desk job is going to appreciate this gift as pens and paper are never turned away. A pen and paper holder is the ideal promotional gift as they can be elegantly and discreetly branded, allowing them to suit every desk.

Many industries still rely on the pen and paper
Many industries still rely on the pen and paper
  1. A frame and clock

No one wants to think of themselves as clock watchers but sometimes, especially when the mind is wandering off, looking at the clock might become a habit. Having a photo frame included with the clock is only going to make the promotional gift even more special as the person can include a photo of their loved ones within the frame.

If you haven’t considered giving promotional gifts that are ideally suited to the desk then it is about time that you start including them in your marketing campaign. GiftWrap has all of these gifts and more, you can really make an impression with these gifts.

Promotional items you should know how to use before giving

Companies that spend part of their budgets on promotional items enjoy a lot of success. But what happens when you give a gift that you have no idea how to use? And what’s worse is, what if you give that gift and then the customer asks you how to use it but you don’t know how to? You don’t need that type of embarrassment in your life and the last thing you need is for your customers to think that you don’t know what you are talking about. The giving of the promotional gift has as much power as the gift itself. You want your gift to make the bigger impact and in order to do this, you need to educate yourself about your gifts before you start. Giving corporate gifts is an art, and you can start perfecting your art by knowing what you are giving.

Here are a 2 promotional gifts that you should learn to use before giving:

The Boomerang

Boomerangs are interesting promotional items
Boomerangs are interesting promotional items


They already look rather odd, but if you have watched enough movies you are likely to have seen the boomerang being used. It flies smoothly through the air, does a turn and flies all the way back to your hand. But that is not always the case. You have to know how to use it in order for it to work correctly. So…

Step 1: Focus on the wind direction

Step 2: Grip one side

Step 3: Release it with a spin to the side of the wind (not directly into the wind, throw it at a 45-degree angle). The spin is very important, think of it almost as throwing a rugby ball. It will turn midair on its own. Remember not to throw the boomerang aggressively, it is a calm but firm toss.

Step 4: Watch it cut through the air and prepare to catch it before it hits you.

With the boomerang, practice makes perfect. Give it a few tries before you attempt to show a customer and be sure there is wind. If you are able to accomplish the throw and catch, your clients will be impressed.

The Compass

Figure out how the compass works before you give it as a gift. Teaching your clients how to use compass might just impress them
Figure out how the compass works before you give it as a gift. Teaching your clients how to use compass might just impress them

It might seem as if it is very easy to use a compass successfully, you might still see people walking around completely confused with a  compass balancing on their outstretched palm, not exactly understanding what they are looking for or which direction they are going. Luckily we don’t depend on compasses as much anymore, but having the knowledge of how to use a compass is still pretty valuable. So…

Step 1: Hold the compass in the palm of your outstretched hand. It needs to be held flat so that the needle can turn.

Step 2: Orientate yourself by determining which direction you are facing. First, turn the degree dial until the arrow lines up with the magnetic arrow so that both are facing north. Once this is done, unless you are already facing north, you should be able to determine the direction you are facing.

Step 3: Work out your degrees by checking the degree marker. You can find this by looking at where the travel arrow is pointing. Once you have your bearings you will be able to use a map to navigate.

Those who are going to be receiving your promotional items will receive a lasting impression if you are able to show them how the gift actually works. At Gift Wrap, you can find a number of interesting promotional gifts all at affordable prices.

Why you should be giving chocolate promotional items

“Chocolate makes everything better” – Zella Day

Chocolate are feel good promotional items
Chocolate are feel good promotional items

Chocolate is always appreciated. As promotional items, they are small bites of marketing genius while they are simple and affordable to give. Chocolate sweetens even the dullest day and when you are the company giving away chocolate as promotional gifts, you are going to be making a memorable impression on your market.

Why do people love chocolate?

It is not just the taste of this sweet treat that has people always looking forward to more, chocolate has a number of other characteristics that make it such a welcome gift. Aztec kings are thought to be among the first to have eaten chocolate and since it first touched a human pallet, chocolate has become something that not even the staunchest dieter can resist. Chocolate is one of the most popular treats and it is one of the few treats that is literally able to melt in your mouth.

Everybody likes to recieve a gift of chocolate and even if they don't eat it themselves they can always give it to someone who will
Everybody likes to recieve a gift of chocolate and even if they don’t eat it themselves they can always give it to someone who will

Some say that chocolate is the ultimate food, because of its composition. Chemically it is filled with opioids. Opioids are pain suppressors and give you a general feeling of wellness. It is certainly a feel-good food, and any promotional items that make your clients feel good are going to be a hit. Remember that when it comes to promotional gifts, the feeling that a person gets from receiving and using the gift, plays an important role when it comes to the conversions that you want to see.

The benefits of chocolate go beyond their marketing power, especially as they are able to play a positive role in the health of those who you give chocolate to. Here are just a few of the health benefits that come with eating chocolate (especially dark chocolate):

–        Chocolate is good for your skin

Throw away any stories you have heard about chocolate being the cause of bad skin conditions. Dark chocolate actually has the opposite effect on your skin and can prevent outbreaks from happening. Flavonoids can also protect the skin from the harmful UV sun rays.

–        Chocolate reduces the risk of having a stroke

According to Swedish studies, eating just 2 bars of chocolate a week can reduce your risk of having a stroke. The flavonoids in chocolate act as an antioxidant which can fight off strokes.

–        Chocolate makes the brain stronger

A study done by Johns Hopkins University has proven that dark chocolate can protect the cells within your brain and again plays a role in reducing your risk of having a stroke. The epicatechin in chocolate has also been found to reduce brain damage in mice after a stroke.

You can be creative with your chocolate gifts and have them branded
You can be creative with your chocolate gifts and have them branded

Why give chocolate as a gift?

Just because would suffice for most people but we want to give you a real answer, so why should you give chocolate as a promotional item? Most people like chocolate, so you won’t have to do a lot of research into your market before giving it, chocolate promotional items can be engraved with your company’s details and finally chocolates are exceptionally affordable so you can afford to give them away to lots of people.

Gift Wrap has a selection of promotional items for you to give. Contact us should you want to give chocolate as a gift to your clients and staff.

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The best executive promotional gifts to make a lasting impression

Not everyone who you will be giving gifts to are going to get the same gift. Those clients who are a little more supportive than the rest and who are considered to be the more executive types are going to receive gifts which are very impressive. Executive promotional gifts are a cut above the rest and should you have a board of executives working within your company, these gifts are great for saying thank you.

We often make  the mistake of thinking that we can only give promotional gifts to our clients but promotional items are not just reserved for the everyday shopper, they are also ideal for spoiling the executives within your company. The executive corporate gifts are those that are high quality and designed to be given specifically to either the most loyal clients, or the executive members of the staff. Whether they are the executives who are supporting your company, or the executives within your company, these people are always on the go and they are always going to welcome a promotional gift that is going to make their lives a whole lot easier. Here are the gifts that you should give to executives.

Executive promotional gifts come in all shapes and sizes
Executive promotional gifts come in all shapes and sizes
  • A charger

When someone lives a hectic lifestyle, they are always on their cell phones or typing away on their laptop. So what better gift to give to an executive then a special type of charger? One of the best types of chargers that you can give is the type that can be charged by the sun. A solar charger is affordable and incredibly useful. They have a USB output cable that will allow you to plug in your cell phone charger and your laptop cable. Allowing up to 8 hours of use, this is a fantastic promotional gift for executives.

  • A flat power bank

Power banks are useful and always a hit

Slim enough to fit into your wallet, this power bank  makes a wonderful executive promotional gift. Along with a cable this power bank is going to help your executive clients or members of your staff to charge their electronics when they are on the move. And the slim style of the device means that they can easily be stored away in your wallet or pocket.

  • A stylish USB laser pen

The executive is likely to hold many meetings and sometimes having a laser pointer can make the proceedings go a whole lot smoother. The USB pen is an incredibly popular gift, especially as it is a three in one gift. A pen, a USB drive and a laser pointer all in one. If you really want to make a lasting impression with promotional gifts, this is one of the best ones that you can give.

  • A digital photo frame key ring

With the ability to store up to 50 photos, the digital photo frame key ring allows you to load the photographs you would like to see onto your key ring and then hang your car keys onto it. It is a special gift to give and it is a wonderful option if you are looking for a special promotional gift.

Your executives deserve promotional gifts that are extra special. You can find all of these gifts at Gift Wrap, shop with us!


Why you should give pens as corporate gifts

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.

– William Makepeace Thackeray

Pens make great corporate gifts
Pens make great corporate gifts

It might seem like the simplest gift to give and it is certainly one of the cheapest gifts to give, so it is no surprise that giving a pen as a corporate gift is as popular as ever. Even though the world has gone digital, the use of a pen is as important as ever. We still reach for a pen for many reasons and for most people working in an office setting, not having a pen on their desk is almost unthinkable. So if you are looking to give your brand a boost then you should consider having a look at giving branded pens as promotional gifts.

Everyone uses a pen, and since a corporate gift needs to be convenient, useful and long lasting, the pen kind of ticks all of the boxes. Depending on how often you use your pen, the pen can have quite a long lifespan. Since most people these days are using computers, the pen has a much longer lifespan and this means that your pen corporate gift is going to be much longer lasting than it would have been a couple of years ago.

Although the pen has been around for years it is still a popular corporate gift
Although the pen has been around for years it is still a popular corporate gift

Many people are going to see the branded pen gift. Office workers will usually leave a pen on their desks and all of those who walk past the desk are going to see the pen. If the design placed on the pen is really beautiful then it is going to be picked up and admired, spreading your brand even further. It is also important to make sure that your pen is well designed as it is unlikely that your pen is going to be the only corporate gift pen on the person’s desk. Make sure that the design on your pen is really eye catching and beautiful. This is part of what is going to make the gift so memorable.

The best gift is the one that keeps on giving and this means only giving corporate gifts that both have a use and can actually be used. How many times have you received a pen as a gift, or bought a pen, and found that it is not working or that it is blotchy? Giving an inferior gift can reflect badly on your business and on your brand. Buying the pen from the right company can help you to make sure that you receive a pen that is going to write smoothly and become something that the receiver cannot do without.

The right pen is a mighty tool, both in the office and in the home. Make sure that the pens that you give are great quality and well branded. If you are looking for pens that you can brand and that you can buy in bulk, then Gift Wrap can assist you. With our variety of all sorts of corporate gifts, you will be able to give the best pens to your clients amongst our collection.


Party accessories and decorations: Planning a perfect party with promotional items

Your child’s birthday is coming up and you’re clueless, or you have to plan a team building party for your office, whatever the occasion, Gift Wrap can help you out. With a wide variety of party accessories and decorations, as well as gifts for any occasion, you can find it all in one place. When it comes to planning the perfect party, find great ideas on Gift Wrap’s website; your one stop corporate gifts and promotional items solution. Here are a few things you might want to consider ordering for your perfect party…

Birthday parties

Looking for party accessories for the next party you host? Gift Wrap has numerous party accessories for you to choose from.
Looking for party accessories for the next party you host? Gift Wrap has numerous party accessories for you to choose from.

You’ll need a wide variety of party accessories and decorations to make a kiddies birthday party memorable. Among these accessories, you need balloons of various shapes and sizes, swirly straws, sugar sticks, handheld windmills, face paint and yo-yo’s to keep the little ones busy, as well as an assortment of gift bags, soft toys, puzzles and board games for gifts. But if you’re planning a party for grownups, you might want to get a few paraffin lamps or electronic candles to create ambiance, along with tablecloths, swivel sticks, salt and pepper mills, napkins, ice buckets, coffee pots and mugs, bottle openers and an assortment of electronic gadgets for gifts.

Slumber parties

If your daughter asks you to invite a few friends over for a slumber party, you’ll want to be prepared with all the party accessories and decorations for the perfect party so that your daughter’s friends will enjoy it as much as possible. In the winter, you’ll need warm water bottles, soft fleecy blankets – fully customized with your daughter’s favorite Disney princess if you like – portable speakers for their music, manicure sets, folding mirrors, eye masks, disposable cameras and even fortune cookies for fun.

Beach parties

Now you’ve got to think about an entirely different array of elements, such as sun and wind issues, so you will be looking at different party accessories and decorations for this occasion. For the perfect party on a beach, you might need a gazebo, umbrellas, towels, cooler bags, picnic baskets, beach buckets and spades, collapsible tables, beach balls and mats, flip-flops, hats, and water bottles to keep hydrated. Gift Wrap has all of these and more.

Gift Wrap has an assortment of promotional items that you can use at your next beach party.
Gift Wrap has an assortment of promotional items that you can use at your next beach party.

Corporate parties

This is a great opportunity to promote high spirits among employees as well as your company by planning the perfect party for your employees. You can get embroidered or dyed tablecloths and napkins with your company’s logo branded on it, awards and trophy’s for outstanding employees and you can choose from almost 50 different promotional items, ideal for year-end functions. From cufflinks to i-Pad covers to personal organizers, you’re bound to find the perfect party gift online. Party accessories and decorations are easily found at Gift Wrap. Corporate parties are a great place to give away a few promotional items.

If you’re a party planner and you want to buy the perfect party accessories and decorations in bulk, Gift Wrap can supply you with all kinds of fun and funky things to help make your parties unforgettable. Not only that, but Gift Wrap can give you a discount on big orders as well. Gift Wrap has a variety of promotional items available for all occasions.


Promotional gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner once again and it is giving all types of businesses the opportunity to give promotional gifts. Chocolate is definitely a favourite gift to give on Valentine’s Day and a business that treats its customers to a delicious gift of chocolate is sure to make a memorable impression. But it is not the only gift with the power to make an impression.

Valentine's Day is on Sunday and it is the perfect time to give promotional gifts
Valentine’s Day is on Sunday and it is the perfect time to give promotional gifts

Valentine’s Day is steeped in history and in tradition, but these days it is known as the day of love and many people use this day to spoil their partners. For businesses, it is a great day to give away a few promotional items.

A few of the best promotional gifts to give on Valentine’s Day:

Dipped fortune cookies

Cute fortune cookies are always interesting. People love to receive them and although the messages within the cookies are not to be taken too seriously they do make an interesting talking point. Giant decorated fortune cookies make wonderful Valentine’s Day corporate gifts. The container in which they are held can be branded with company details and contact information. When people are happily munching on this sweet treat they are going to be thinking about your company.

A bowl of truffles

Are you thinking of giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day? For many people chocolate is their go-to gift. As a company, you can really spoil your most supportive clients by giving a bowl of truffles. Such a lovely gift is really designed to make an impression and with a whole lot of truffles within the bowl, you are going to be thought of with every bite.

Colourful candles

Candles and romance simply go together and giving a few candles away as promotional gifts for the most romantic day of the year is quite probably going to make a wonderful impression. Candles are not just for Valentine’s Day they are also for every other day of the year. This means they will be seen and used throughout the year and your company is going to be thought of every time that wick is lit. Candles are soothing and they truly create a wonderful ambiance.

Red candles can make a great gift
Red candles can make a great gift

The conventional chocolate

A heart shaped chocolate that is wrapped up in a red paper is enough to remind anyone of the love that is celebrated on this day. Your gestures towards your clients don’t have to be grand, even the smallest gift is going to be appreciated. A small chocolate to nibble on while they are walking through the shops, or while they are stuck in traffic, is a great way to promote your brand.

Chocolates are conventional Valentine's gifts
Chocolates are conventional Valentine’s gifts

A red notebook

Not everything given as a Valentine’s Day gift needs to be heart shaped or designed to create a mood. Rather a colour relating to Valentine’s Day is good enough to remind people of the day and with a highly useful red notebook, you might find that the gift is a hit.

At Gift Wrap, we have numerous promotional gifts and gift ideas for you to use this Valentine’s Day. Contact us and visit our website to find out more.

The importance of promotional items for any business

If you have found your way to our website then you have probably already heard about the importance of promotional items in your business. Promotional items hold a lot of power and when you are looking to build your brand or to enhance it more than just a little bit. Big businesses, small businesses, medium businesses, even start-ups! Every business can harness the power of using promotional items and this is why every business should.

Promotional items are important for all companies.
Promotional items are important for all companies.

We live in a world where there is an overabundance of choice. In the shops you are likely to see numerous brands of coffee, countless cereals and when you are driving on the road you are going to pass countless car brands. There is no longer just one shop selling just one product and within your industry, you are likely to be facing many competitors who are selling the same things to the same market. Standing apart from the rest and standing out in a way that captures interest and attention is the only way that you are going to survive.

Promotional items allow you to be different, they allow you to be unique in a world where everyone and every business is the same. Promotional items are used by those who have a clever approach to business and who are serious about making their company become a stand out success. The success of a company using promotional items is quite astounding as research a few years back showed. Researchers have shown that 52% of people who receive a promotional product will think positively about the company and of those who receive a promotional product 50% use the product on a daily basis.

Don't underestimate the power of a well thought out promotional gift.
Don’t underestimate the power of a well thought out promotional gift.

What do these statistics tell us?

Promotional products that are seen often or used often are going to become a constant reminder about the company which has given the promotional item. The more a person is reminded of a product and a company, the more likely they are to buy the item from the company. There are few marketing strategies that can claim to have as much swaying power as a promotional item.

With an increase of brand recognition, a small budget required to purchase the promotional items en mass and the gifts being helpful to the person receiving them, promotional items are definitely the way to go. A branded promotional item is going to become the best business card you will ever own.

Now is the time to introduce corporate gifts to your marketing

It is always a good time to add promotional gifts to your marketing strategy, and when you are suddenly facing more competition than before, adding promotional gifts can only make your company unique. One bit of advice before you go out and buy promotional products is to think about how the item is going to be relevant to your business. An item that is relevant is going to make a bigger impact.

After reading this, I hope you are considering how to bring in promotional gifts. They are affordable and with so many options you can really be creative. Dare to stand out in your industry, and claim your place among your market.

Best corporate gifts to give to students

Diaries, calendars, writing instruments and notebooks, you are going to have plenty of options when you are looking to give corporate gifts to students. Students are mostly living on a budget and they are going to appreciate getting some free stuff to assist them through their time studying. Not having to pay out money towards stationary or notebooks, because you have given them the right corporate gift, is going to make a massive impression on the student receiving the gift.

Corporate gifts for students require the same manner of thinking in order for the gift to be a success. The gift still has to be relevant to your company and it still needs to be thought out as it needs to make that impression that will not only bring attention to your company but that will encourage them to support you.

Corporate gifts for students can make a big impact
Corporate gifts for students can make a big impact

Corporate gifts ideas for students


Most students are going to love music and what is better for a music lover than receiving a set of headphones as a gift? Living in dorm rooms or living at home, students are probably not going to be able to listen to their favourite music at a high volume. But they are still going to want to enjoy their escape from reality, something they will achieve when they put on their headphones and crank up their tunes. Headphones are great promotional items because they allow the company giving the gift to place their details onto the headphones.

A diary

Not all schools and colleges give students a diary and not all students will like the diary they get should they receive one from their school. This leaves an opening for you to give a diary, or a personal organiser, as a corporate gift. A gift such as this will give students the opportunity to get organised with their studying schedule and to ensure that they know when they will need to be attending their classes or submit work.

A diary, and stationary, are always going to be a hit.
A diary, and stationary, are always going to be a hit.

Pens and pencils

As a student I had many pens and pencils, a lot of them were promotional gifts. A student is always going to need stationary to get through their studies. From taking notes in their classes to completing their assignments, a pen or a pencil is always going to go down well with a student. When giving pens and pencils as corporate gifts you are going to be saving the student money, and this is going to make a big impact.

A memory stick

Students these days do a lot of their work online, or at least on a computer, especially if they are university students. Being able to save work to a memory stick and take it to class, or to be able to share notes using a memory stick is going to make their lives a whole lot easier. Memory sticks make great corporate gifts and they are fantastic to give to students.

Don’t think that students are not going to become your customers. They moment they start working and spending, that promotional gift they received, the one that made life so much easier, will remind them of your company. At Gift Wrap, we have all of these gifts, and a whole lot more.

The smallest promotional gifts make the biggest impact

When it comes to promotional gifts it is not the size of the gift that matters but rather it is the gesture of giving and receiving, along with some clever logo placement that can have the desired effect on your marketing. The giving of promotional gifts is all about boosting your brand, building up the trust with your clients and your potential clients, and to bring in some new customers. Promotional gifts are a must for all companies but sometimes what you need is not the biggest gift available but rather the smaller gift that can easily be given to many people and save you money.

Even the smallest gifts can be a promotional gifts
Even the smallest gifts can be a promotional gifts

Remember that the giving of all types of gifts has the ability to make an impact on your market. The purpose behind gift giving remains the same, whether you are giving a pen or a water cooler! Here are a few of the smaller promotional gifts that have the power to make the biggest impact.

1. Cell phone accessories

Cell phone covers, pouches, protectors, wallets and stands, they all make great small promotional gifts and they are all highly affordable. These days everyone has a cell phone and just take a look around you and you will see people constantly using their most favourite accessory. It is the item that almost every person on the planet owns and the ability to accessorise it makes it more personal and a whole lot more stylish.

Cell phone accessories can be promotional gifts
Cell phone accessories can be promotional gifts

2. Fridge magnets

If you are looking for a corporate gift that is going to show off your brand each time it is looked at then you should consider a fridge magnet. These sneaky promotional items can be accessorised with your company’s details and each time they are seen the person seeing them is going to be reminded of your company. These small promotional items are also very affordable.

3. Lip balm

Given to a man or a woman, lip balm makes for an interesting gift to give. Small enough to be placed into a pocket or hand bag. Lip balm is extra nice to give during the winter months when lips can get chapped and sore. Lips balm bought in batches and branded with your company logos are more than affordable and they are quite nice to receive. Looking for a small promotional gift? This is a great one.

4. Set of sticky notes

Everyone who works in admin, which is quite a few people, are going to enjoy receiving a set of sticky notes as a promotional gift. A set of sticky notes can be branded on its cover and whenever it is used the person is going to see your branding. Sticky notes are really affordable and they can be bought and branded in bulk.

Sticky notes can also be promotional gifts
Sticky notes can also be promotional gifts

The smallest promotional gifts can truly have the biggest impact on those who receive them. You can make your branding a success when you use corporate gifts, and at Gift Wrap we have all of those promotional gifts that can transform your marketing.