Great Giveaways

Whether you’re in charge of the booth at your next industry tradeshow, or you just want a little something to ease the pain of sending the entire sales team to Indiana in the dead of winter, a giveaway or promotional item may be just the ticket. Here is a roundup of Internet-based companies that can help you pick just the right gift: With over 700,000 items available for custom imprint, is bound to have something to fit your style – and your budget. Items start at under $1 (bottle openers, lip balm, pens) and up. You won’t find “executive-level” gifts, but you will receive live chat support, express shipping and an easy-to-navigate site. Contact online or at 1-888-264-9700 or 1-877-206-0228. Billing itself as the world’s largest online seller of promotional items, does offer a huge variety of apparel and other giveaway items. The company guarantees low prices, and the site offers live chat support. One other neat feature: Upload your company’s logo and see the graphic applied to any item in the company’s vast catalog, in a variety of colors. Contact online or at 877-292-4901. If you’re looking for a unique giveaway that won’t take up space in your attendees’ suitcases, may have the answer. The company offers customizable phone, movie pass, ring tone and music download cards. A neat way to give guests something they’ll actually use – and not just pass on to the kids. Contact online or at 866-872-2666. If you’re looking for something that meeting attendees haven’t seen a thousand times before, try With a worldwide network of manufacturers, offers its customers assistance in finding the perfect giveaway item. New product highlights: Hydration packs for weekend warriors, keychain USB drives, and customized Texas Hold ‘Em sets. Warning: The Web site is a bit clunky. Contact online or at 1-800-780-1962. If you know exactly what you’re looking for, navigating the world of promotional items is pretty simple. But if you aren’t quite sure what you need, you can get lost in the myriad choices of lanyards and letter openers. Enter With an online tutorial that helps you figure out what you’re trying to accomplish with your giveaway item, makes it easy to make a choice. The site also offers lists of top giveaways by industry, by collection and by goal. Contact online or at 1-800-LOGO-216.