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8 Trade Show Giveaway Ideas People Will Actually Use

Choose Trade Show Gifts to Increase ROI

Posted on 08, April, 2015

Last Modified on 22, April, 2015

If you're looking for a way to increase foot traffic in your trade show booth, giveaways and freebie items may be just what you’ve been searching for. I mean, who doesn't love free stuff? Getting conference attendees' attention and directing them to your booth is an essential aspect of a successful trade show experience for any business. So why not entice a little foot traffic with some awesome giveaways?

What items you select as giveaways for your trade show should really depend on your target audience. If you're marketing to a group of millennials, anything tech or mobile related would probably be a hit. If you're marketing to an audience of workout enthusiasts, water bottles or pedometers will fly out of your booth.

Choose items that your audience will actually use - not just throw away or let collect dust under the backseats of their cars. Think of it as an investment in brand awareness, one sure to provide ROI.


  • These nifty little things attach to the back of a smart phone and feature a pocket for holding cards and cash. Keep your most important items all in one place!
iWallet Giveaways are Useful

Wayfarer Sunglasses

  • These glasses are "cool" so there is a good chance people will actually wear them. Or knock out the lenses if you're going for a "nerdy" look.
Wayfarer Style Glasses are a Hit

Lanyard with USB

  • If you're like me, you've probably lost about 10 USB drives. There’s no doubt your audience will find a use for this freebie.
Lanyard USB for Free

Mini Picture Frame

  • Perfect for holding pictures of your kids on your desk at work - or your cat. Whoever you love the most.
Cute Mini Picture Frames for Your Desk

Tote Bag

  • For your tablet, groceries, paperwork, laundry or diapers - preferably not all at once.
custom printed tote bag giveaways

Water Bottles & Tumblers

  • These types of freebies are convenient for hydration during a workout, or even for walking around a trade show all day!
custom printed water bottles

USB Car Charger

  • That moment of sheer panic when you realize your phone is about to die… People will definitely use this freebie to avoid a total communication meltdown.
USB Chargers for a Car

Stress Ball

  • Because we’re all stressed to some degree - plus it’s just fun to squeeze.
Stress Ball Giveaways
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