The Top 10 New Promotional Items of 2018

  • Aug 26, 2018

With summer coming to an end, it's a good time to take stock and look at the top 10 new promotional products of 2018.  We definitely now know what the top trends are in 2018, and we are even starting to get a good feel for what will be trending first quarter of 2019 for trade show giveaways.  First, what's hot right now in trade show giveaways? 

1) The biggest trend not only in swag, but on retail, are imprinted stainless steel straws.  Snag Your Swag loves to incorporate retail and consumer trends into your promotional campaigns.  Engraved stainless steel straws have only begun to trend.  They, along with other types of reusable straws, will only grow more popular as we enter 2019.  Shortly, we will be introducing branded, silicone reusable straws as well.

One of our favorites is the blue, bent, engraved stainless steel straw. Beautiful up close. Click on the picture below to browse our entire selection of  engraved stainless steel straws.  Our very first orders of custom stainless steel straws have been delivered over the past few weeks, and we have been thrilled with the response.  When asked how they liked their straws, every single client, without exception, have answered with "we LOVE them" and "they're amazing!". 



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2) Webcam Privacy Covers.  Wow, have these taken off in 2018!  First introduced at the new product expo in January, we have added so many different styles.  I have to say our favorite right now, is the just-introduced combo, pictured below.  This combo comes with a regular sized privacy cover for your laptop or desktop, AND, a mini privacy cover for cell phones.  They are also beautifully packaged with an instruction card, which you may also choose to customize.   We have been giving these out at our own trade shows and the response has been awesome.  If you have an upcoming trade show in 2018 or 2019, you will not go wrong with these as your giveaways.  Click on the picture below to be taken to our Hottest Trade Show Giveaways of 2018 showroom, which includes the combo pack, and other web cam cover choices.


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3) Illuminating Pens.  Laser engraved pens that illuminate your logo were introduced in early 2018 and have become the biggest trend in imprinted pens.  Here are two of our favorites in this style.  The pen on the left illuminates your logo in light, and the pen on the right, illuminates your logo in a color that matches the trim of the color you choose:


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4)Wireless Chargers took the 2018 new product expo by storm, and have been the biggest tech trend in 2018 by far.  You can continue to look for these to dazzle for corporate gifts and trade show giveaways in 2018 and into 2019.  Here are our two favorites.  The first, on the left, is priced for your trade shows, and the second, in the right, is an amazing corporate gift for your clients and employees.  You may click on the pictures for further details.


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5) Lanyard Charging Cords.  Introduced in 2018, these bring something special to ordinary lanyards.  They have built in charging cords and hold your badges at the same time.  This is one of those items for your trade shows that gives your brand that something extra and announces that no, you are not like everybody else.  Love them.  Click on picture for further details.


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 6) Mini Backpacks.  Yep, the 90's are back, and the mini backpack is a huge fashion trend and hot on retail.  So of course you can count on Snag Your Swag to deliver this trend for your 2018 corporate gifts.  Check out our two favorite styles below.  Click on pictures for further details:


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7) Phone Wallets with that extra something.  Remember when silicone phone wallets first arrived on the scene?  I do.  Everyone went nuts over them, and they really never lost their hot factor.  We should all be so lucky, am I right?  Well, we all eventually need a shot of Botox sooner or later, and 2018 brought it big time to phone wallets.  I still use them.  I need them because I travel a lot and I grew very used to being able to slip my hotel room key card in there.  As well as business cards, credit card, etc.  But I also want that one-hand maneuverability a Popsocket gives you.  Now I've got both in one of the best trade show giveaways of 2018.  Below is the model I use, called the Pop Wallet.  But I also love the finger strap wallet, and a few others.  Click on the picture of the Pop Wallet to see several great selections in our hottest trade show giveaways of 2018 showroom.


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8) Bluetooth Ear Buds.  We've all gone wireless, and at first, bluetooth ear buds were a bit too pricey for trade show giveaways.  Que 2018 and some really awesome new releases of wireless ear buds at fantastic price points.  Below is our top pick in wireless ear buds for your 2018 promotional product needs.  These will create buzz around your booth and draw traffic.  They look and sound fantastic and you are going to love them.


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9) Charging Cables with "C" connectors.  I never have enough charging cables.  I think that these days when we are all connected all the time, and really rely on our phones and tablets, we all need charging cables.  In our car, in our backpacks, our bedrooms, everywhere.  I was thrilled when the newest charging cables were introduced that not only have micro and lightning connectors, but also the newest "c" connectors.  These are a hit no matter what kind of show you are exhibiting at.  The one pictures below is my personal favorite, called the iLo cable.  It lights up your logo when in use.  Click on the picture to be taken to our trade show giveaways showroom to the iLo and several other options for this awesome giveaway.


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10) Lip Balm Balls.  We have sold tens of thousands of these in 2018.  We give them out ourselves all of the time, they are one of our always on hand branded giveaways.  We have our corporate office in a very large building, and people from businesses in the same building are always in our office asking for more, or telling us someone down the hall told them they got theirs from us, do we have any more?  I also love that they're colorful.  We do them in all of the colors and keep them in a giant bowl in our offices.  They look and taste great!  First is the Yummy lip balm ball, and below that is the metallic lip balm ball.  You cannot go wrong with either choice.


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These are our Top Ten New Promotional Products of 2018.  Don't forget to check out our hottest trade show giveaways of 2018 showroom here, and our best corporate gifts of 2018 showroom here.  We constantly update both with emerging trends and the hottest new swag.  With 2019 and the new product expo coming fast, you can count on us to keep you up with the absolute latest in branding.


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