5 Unusual Branded Merchandise Ideas for Aspiring Brands

Meetings, Events, and travel are back, with the rescheduling and normality of regular activity resumed in the aftermath of Covid-19.

These physical interactions are creating opportunities that face-to-face interactions offer to position your brand with, high-quality branded merchandise.

One significant change is the super-low unemployment resulting in a shortage of talent and a rise in choice for job hunters. This has led to firms increasingly offering ‘golden hello’ payments and putting emphasis and investment into onboarding packs for new starters to profile their organisation as better than others in their field. Onboarding packs have also gained traction on social media which has been fantastic profiling and PR opportunity for employers.

Moulded power banks

Power banks moulded to look like blue trucks.

Power banks are one of those products we always tell ourselves we need but never get around to buying. It’s for this reason these quirky moulded power banks are such a hit – they’re desirable. As a bonus, the novelty factor makes them certified Instagram-worthy, so you’ll get a few social mentions out of it too.

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Rubik’s Cube Bluetooth speaker

Like moulded power banks, Bluetooth speakers are a desirable item many of us haven’t gotten around to buying yet and this one is extra special. Shaped like the classic toy, they’re sure to get people talking. They’re a perfect choice for onboarding packs and giveaway packs. We recommend having them branded with your company logo. Since most users will take them while travelling or on trips with friends, you’ll get a nice little brand-awareness boost and word-of-mouth appreciation from the recipient.

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Unusual recycled stationery

Recycled plastic pen being held in writing position on top of plinth.

Branded stationery, in general, is always well received. We can never have too many pens and notebooks, right? The benefit of recycled stationery is that it has the added factor of remarkability – it makes a good talking point. The example above, for instance, is a pen made from recycled corn – pretty cool! We can also source other quirky stationery items like notebooks made from recycled apple cores and lanyards made from recycled paper. 

One of the latest products we’ve launched is a notebook made from coffee grounds an amazing sustainability story and the product even smells of coffee which is sure to appeal to any coffee lover.

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Unusual Branded plant pots

With many of us now working more than ever before from home, these branded plant pots would make a well-appreciated addition to our newly created home offices. We can’t guarantee it, but we suspect these might get your brand a bit of Zoom or Teams screentime too – and that’s sure to make you a hot topic during virtual meetings! 

Try a growth competition amongst peers. We think you’d be amazed how competitive teams get over the simple concept of growing their plant faster than a colleague’s pot.

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Unusual Gift Boxes

If you want to show your employees you really care, then why not combine all of these ideas into a corporate gift box to remember? Whether it’s an employee welcome pack, a gift for your team to show them how much they’re valued, or a Business Development pack to wow your prospects, it’s a great way to delight your chosen recipients.

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To start your brand’s collection of unusual branded merchandise contact our team of merchandise experts today.