Looking for fresh ideas as you plan for 2022? We’ll help you stay on track with our top five promotional product trends for 2022.
Trend 1: Kitting
Kitting represents a growing segment of the promotional product industry. As the work from home movement becomes more permanent, companies are still looking for ways to connect with new hires and customers. Kits offer a personal way to connect clients and employees to your big-picture mission and vision. At JDA, we can put together and drop ship individual boxes and gifts directly to people’s homes.
A fully custom kit allows you to get creative with your messaging and deliver a strong sense of connection with your companies brands and values. Tie all of your items into one theme to present a strong message to your clients or your employees. To learn more, check out our custom care kits solution page.
Pre-made Gift Sets
If you are looking to stay on top of the latest promotional product trends and don’t have the time to create a custom kit, we offer a wide variety of gifts sets where all you need to do is add your logo. These gift sets have lower minimums and quicker turn-around times. Food, drinkware, and journals are just a few options of what you find in our gift sets.
How do I know which type of kit is right for my business? If you have 6-8 weeks and want a kit that is exactly to your specifications, we recommend a custom kit. However, if you are tight on time and don’t need to add custom options, a ready-made gift set makes a great solution.
Trend 2: Promo Items You Can Use at Home
Many of us are spending more time at home and looking for activities to do there. This year we anticipate an increase in the demand for at-home products, along with creative ways to market to people outside of in-person events.
If you are looking for a way to encourage healthy living in your employees, we offer several fitness items to begin that process. Some of our favorites include the ultimate resistance band set and the sublimated yoga mat.
Home Office Essentials
Since remote employees no longer have access to the office supply closet, why not send out a quarterly box of office essentials to keep your staff stocked up? We suggest simple, inexpensive items like pens, notebooks, and sticky notes to start.
Trend 3: Recycled and Biodegradable Material
Over the past few years, we have seen major growth in the use of recycled materials. Almost all products now have a recycled version. rPET, recycled, and biodegradable are three types of materials most commonly used in making recycled goods. Each of these options offers an individual way to present your company values.
You might also consider placing recycle bins throughout your office space to encourage, as these items can often be given new life again!
rPET is the most popular type of recycled material. Most of our soda and water bottles are made from this material. It is made by melting down the plastic and then using that product to make more items. Doing this saves so much from landfills and the ocean. Popular promotional items like umbrellas, coolers, and bags can all be made from rPET.
Trend 4: Tech
NFC in Drinkware
NFC (Near-Field Communication) offers a cool, new way to connect with your customers and employees. According to Spector and Co, “NFC is a form of wireless data transfer that allows a user to access information by simply tapping an NFC enabled device over our product.” This technology is already used in apple pay and other contactless payment options and will soon be as common as a QR code.
If you have an event schedule, instead of handing out pamphlets, upload the schedule to the NFC-connected items you hand out at the beginning of the event.
Trend 5: Fashion
Step up your branding with fully custom shoes. Shoes are an inventive way to show off your brand. We offer all your favorite styles in low minimums so each of your employees can have a shoe that matches their personal style.
We offer several styles of custom socks. Socks have so much room for messaging and branding. Whether you want athletic, knit, workwear, or long socks we have an option for you! Promotional product trends like socks will only continue to grow.