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Eco-friendly corporate giveaways 2024

Event giveaways. Love them or loathe them, they’ve been a mainstay of corporate events for decades. The opportunity to personalise everything from pens and notepads to bags, USB sticks and even umbrellas and gadgets is often an opportunity that businesses don’t want to miss. 

As event organisers, we know that if you get the right items, you’ve got a chance to remind people of your company long after they’ve walked away from your event. But also, if you get it wrong, you could end up spending hundreds of pounds, with potentially no return on your investment. 

We know that there are plenty of options available, and we have a network of suppliers that we regularly work with who can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Our experience in working with clients to manage successful corporate events is to make sure that you’re getting the most value for money. We can work with you to figure out what those little tokens of appreciation should be that you want to hand out to clients, employees, or potential customers. 

Our twist is that we want to focus on finding those unicorn items. The small giveaways that are eco-friendly, sustainable and affordable, yet they also offer options for corporate branding. 

So, let’s have a look at a few things that we could potentially use for your 2024 corporate events. 

Corporate giveaways: the changing trends

Corporate giveaways have changed a lot in recent years. Some items have simply fallen out of fashion, while others are no longer a practical option. For example, ten years ago, businesses loved to hand out branded USB sticks – often, slick firms would include a presentation of some sort about their services ready-saved onto the stick. But these days, most firms will have strict IT policies in place that will forbid the use of external devices and most people now use the cloud and other sharing methods, so USBs have been made redundant. 

Similarly, items like keyrings, lanyards and even trolly coins have fallen out of favour as many clients are finding that these goods are not bringing in any value for money. Each item is priced individually, and with minimal opportunities to bring in business, they can be a costly expense for corporate events. 

The eco-friendly options for corporate giveaways that will become popular in 2024

We love being able to think outside the box when it comes to corporate events and giveaways. As firms pay close attention to their sustainability pledges and the environmental concerns of their customers, we predict that next year will see a huge boom in eco-friendly giveaways. 

This is something we’ve worked on for quite a while, often offering suggestions to clients about how they can raise their profile and build new business contacts in a responsible yet cost-effective way.

Here are a few of our suggestions for eco-friendly giveaways that we think businesses will love. 

Branded Wildflower Seeds

We’ve seen a few of these – they are a great option because you can personalise the branding on the packaging while still thinking about the environment. Wildflower seeds are great for your garden and wildlife – they are symbolic of business growth as well as floral blooms. After a recipient has sown the seeds, they can be reminded of your business each time they look at their flowers. 

The better news is that they can be relatively cheap to buy, making them an excellent customer giveaway. 

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Herb or Vegetable Seed Kits

Another variation is a possible herb or vegetable seed kit – anything that is about sustainability yet has the chance to remind people of your brand each time they look at it. It is a great option for a business giveaway and who doesn’t love something edible! 

Plantable Desktop Accessories

If you’re not 100% sure of the green finger credentials of your guests, why not look at plantable desk accessories? Desktop gardens or individual plants can be a great option for businesses looking to enhance their green credentials while continuously reminding them of your brand. 

Eco-Friendly Notepads

If you’re looking for something a little more classic, then notepads are still a popular choice. You can choose to brand and personalise the front cover or each page. The choices are endless. One thing we always advise now is to choose eco-friendly options, such as recycled paper or bamboo notepad covers. There are so many options available, from biodegradable paper to cork notepads, that the choices are endless.

You can even go a step further and opt for seed paper notepads, which can be planted once they’ve served their purpose, turning into lovely flowers. 

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Reusable Tote Bags

The trusty tote bag has stood the test of time and is still a popular choice. We regularly source eco-friendly, reusable versions made from organic cotton or recycled materials. You can choose to splash your brand all over the side of the bag or opt for something small and discreet. The good news is that tote bags remain hugely popular, with people often leaving them in their cars, ready to take to the supermarket. 

Personalised Water Bottles or Coffee Cups

Sustainability and hydration go hand in hand. Personalised water bottles, especially those made from stainless steel or glass, are eco-friendly and highly appreciated. They’re perfect for quenching your guests’ thirst while they’re on the go. Same goes for the coffee cups – an item that can be used again and again, and many coffee shops now often offer a discount for using your own reusable cup with them. These are often a firm favourite with guests at corporate events. 

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Food and Drink Giveaways

Food and drink always remains a popular choice. If you are looking for sustenance, there are always options to give away branded cookies, cupcakes or other food items at your corporate events. Fun options can include things such as popcorn or even pick and mix – you can choose to personalise and brand some cups or bags for guests to take snacks home and share with their kids. 

Talk to us about how to make the most of your corporate event

We love working with clients to plan corporate events. Whether you’re hosting an informal training workshop, attending an exhibition or hosting your own conference, we’ve done it all. We can advise on all aspects of your event planning, from your seating and room layouts to your marketing giveaways. 

We specialise in finding unique yet eco-friendly and brandable giveaway options. You’ll not only make a positive impact on the environment but also the minds of your attendees. 

To find out how we can help you with your corporate event planning, please get in touch. 

Our event planning services are ideal for those living in Devon or the southwest. Alternatively, if you need any inspiration, why not head over to our Instagram or Facebook page.


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