16 Great Branded Gift Ideas for Memorable Job Fair Giveaways

Career fairs are just as crucial as trade exhibitions for displaying your company’s identity.  Companies that want to attract the […]

Mark Jackson

President at SwagDrop


Career fairs are just as crucial as trade exhibitions for displaying your company’s identity. 

Companies that want to attract the most outstanding personnel work hard to impress prospective employees, just as job seekers work hard to get the best offers. 

Customized promotional materials can significantly raise brand awareness; hence we have created a list of 16 great branded gift ideas for the best job fair giveaway experience.

These are some of the gift ideas we’re going to discuss:

  • Pocket notebook
  • Malibu sunglasses
  • Eco-friendly jacket

Let’s get reading.

Table of Contents

  1. Pocket Notebook
  2. Malibu Sunglasses
  3. Eco-friendly Jacket
  4. Catch-All Tray
  5. Meeting Minutes Gift Set
  6. Technical Pencil
  7. Cool Sling Bag
  8. Deluxe Drawstring Bag
  9. Mini Travel Umbrella
  10. Stress Reliever Power Bank
  11. On-the-Go Gift Set with Snack
  12. Soothing Sound Machine
  13. Digital Luggage Scale
  14. Leakproof Straw Lid Bottle
  15. Reusable Face Mask with Wash Bag
  16. Dog Walker Hydration Sling

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Pocket Notebook

Pocket notebooks are great promotional products because they’re easy to carry around.

Anyone can keep their notes on the go and just pop this notebook in their pocket due to its size. 

Another excellent bonus is that pocket notepads come with card slots to keep all of your business cards and credit cards safe.

In addition, pocket notebooks are durable and super customizable. 

So let’s check our next fantastic item on the list. 

2. Malibu Sunglasses

Malibu sunglasses are inexpensive, and they will provide your receivers with a fashion statement without breaking the bank.

They are available in various styles and price points, ensuring that there is something for everyone

Your clients will use them often, and the freebies will undoubtedly build your clients’  devotion to your brand.

Moreover, these swag items are ideal for summer trade shows or any type of outdoor marketing event.

This promotional item will shield your receivers from the sun’s UV rays while making them look stylish. 

Author’s Tip: You can pair these Malibu sunglasses with a reusable water bottle for the perfect summer kit for your next career fair giveaway. 

3. Eco-friendly Jacket

A high-quality eco-friendly jacket is a winner.

Check this cool jacket just below; it looks incredibly cozy!

It’s no secret that the “going green” movement has been gaining traction for some years. 

The unfortunate reality is that as our ecosystem continues to degrade, it is critical that everyone should be more environmentally aware. 

Furthermore, businesses must adapt as customers grow more socially and ecologically conscientious. 

According to studies, 70% of customers in the United States and Canada feel a company must be sustainable or eco-friendly. 

Hence, including eco-friendly customized items in your gift ideas list is a great way to make a difference, improve brand awareness, and develop positive brand connections with potential employees and potential candidates

4. Catch-All Tray

A catch-all tray is a perfect office and home companion. So it’s excellent for keeping everything organized. 

This item has a lot of excellent functions:

  • Great for organizing drawer clutter, and keeping office supplies and sticky notes altogether
  • Keep it on the nightstand to store your phone, glasses, and watch
  • Ideal for remote controls on coffee tables and end tables
  • Leave it at the front entrance to hold keys, keychains, wallets, phones, and prevent you from forgetting your work ID in the morning

Moreover, it can be used to place your cell phone, chargers, adapters, USB flash drives, mints, earbuds, small gadgets, or any desk accessories in the same place, making it a convenient promo item. 

5. Meeting Minutes Gift Set

A meeting minutes gift set is the perfect corporate gift for your next recruitment event, as it can get any job seeker excited for their next opportunity.

This kit can include a document holder, a promotional pen, stickers, and a fantastic journal.

Moreover, you can customize each included item with your company logo, handing any prospective employee a chunk of your brand identity.

6. Technical Pencil

A technical pencil is a great writing instrument, and it’s unique compared to traditional custom pencils.

Since it will be observed numerous times each day, a distinctive and appealing promotional technical pencil will serve as an effective promotional tool; when used to its highest potential, there can be months of exposure.

Furthermore, according to research, 89% of consumers own promotional writing instruments, so nothing beats a printed pen. 

Also, in terms of cost, it can be the perfect option. 

They are inexpensive to begin with and, if purchased and printed in quantity, they will cost you hardly anything per pen. 

That means you can get affordable branding and advertising on something that will last a long time. 

Your foot in the door of your prospective client’s life for a few cents on the dollar.

This raises brand exposure and identification while also giving significant value to the user.

7. Cool Sling Bag

Sling bags provide excellent marketing displays for businesses since the large imprint surface of these bags allows them to easily display their brand and company message.

Distribute these travel-themed handouts at trade shows, retail openings, or events to see how long your audience remembers your message. 

Furthermore, your recipients will appreciate having these practical and stylish sling bags to hand. 

These medium-sized sling purses would not seem out of place on a day at the beach, a shopping trip, or any other occasion. 

Also, the best part is that this item looks great with both casual jeans and formal suits, and they can be worn in style at any event.

Author’s Tip: You can also give it to your staff on their first day of work since it fits the business setting and is large enough to hold all office supplies.

8. Deluxe Drawstring Bag

Similar to the sling bag we just talked about, a drawstring bag is a great trade show giveaway item.

With one spacious pocket and a drawstring tie at the top, all of your things will remain snug on your back until you need them. 

Also, some drawstring bags include quick access zipped compartments on the front or side of the bag to keep belongings organized, just in case the enormous main compartment isn’t enough.

Moreover, this item makes an excellent choice for virtual or in-person events as it’s easy to carry around and comes in many color options.

9.  Mini Travel Umbrella

A mini travel umbrella can be a life-saver.

If you’re going on a hike or to a tropical destination, the last item you want to be carrying is an oversized rain jacket. 

Why would you when a portable umbrella offers double the ventilation and security?

In addition, a mini umbrella looks cool while being so easy to just throw in a bag.

This item comes in a lot of great styles and prints, and it’s so easy to personalize to make it look the coolest.

Hence, include this item in your event gift ideas, as it’s pretty useful for all of your candidates’ next adventures. 

10. Stress Reliever Power Bank

This one-of-a-kind power bank serves two functions: charging your gadgets quickly and reducing tension with its soft rubber texture.

Just look how squishy it looks in the below image!

This item is quite small, making it super portable and easy to carry around.

Another great bonus is the various colors to choose from.

Let’s move forward.

Author’s Tip: You can add to this item with a phone stand and a pop socket for a hip-looking mini tech kit.

11. On-the-Go Gift Set with Snack

All of your meeting necessities in one set; that sounds amazing. 

An on-the-go gift set can include a pocket journal, a zippered pouch, any type of pen, and a great-tasting snack

For starters, journals are small, don’t expire, and are easy to keep, which means your promotional item spending won’t be wasted. 

Second, their small size makes them simple to transport, guaranteeing that your business name remains in the receivers’ home or workplace.

When it comes to promotional pouches, they come in a variety of sizes, colors, styles, and forms. In terms of materials, cotton, canvas, PU leather, and polyester are the most popular. 

The minimum order quantity and cost can vary according to the type of material, design, and style; to bring the designs to life, product designers will use a variety of printing processes on the bag.

Last but not least, giving out a pen as a promotional gift entails more than just slipping something into a tote bag at a conference; pens are very personal products, and some users can get very attached to a particular pen style. 

Our next item is a soothing sound machine; sounds very interesting!

12. Soothing Sound Machine

A soothing sound machine is the best gift for relaxation and unwinding. 

White noise devices can assist you in getting a better night’s sleep by concealing ambient or outside disturbances that are disrupting your sleep.

With a sleek aesthetic, smooth texture, and white color, this white noise machine is suitable not only for home use but also for the office.

Your future employees will be able to bring calmness anywhere they go as the portable size will easily fit into any luggage or suitcase.

13. Digital Luggage Scale

A digital luggage scale is a very lightweight gift that’s really out of the box. 

The digital scale is quite precise

Simply hang your baggage on the scale hook and weigh it; you will be able to tell the difference and hence work out the objects you must leave behind.

Another advantage of the luggage scale is its convenience

You can take the little gadget with you everywhere you go. 

Plus, it is small enough to fit in your handbag. 

Last but not least, when not in use, you can place the gadget in a drawer to keep it out of the way; your candidates and clients will be able to weigh their bags at any moment, thanks to you.

14. Leakproof Straw Lid Bottle

A leakproof straw lid bottle is a great corporate gift used at home and in the office. 

Its tight-fitting and leakproof cover eliminates the risk of drips or spills seeping onto your phone, cash, or other possessions.

In addition, all reusable water bottles outlast their plastic counterparts by a long shot. 

You can depend on your water bottle to be strong and not too heavy in your work backpack wherever you use it.

15. Reusable Face Mask with Wash Bag

Reusable face masks have been around for a long time, but cleaning them can be a bit tricky due to their size. 

A reusable face mask wash bag helps reusable masks from getting tangled, snagged, or pulled in the washing machine.

You can pair this item with a reusable face mask for a perfect kit.

Let’s check our last item on the list.

16. Dog Walker Hydration Sling

It’s no surprise that pet ownership has risen dramatically in the last year or two

This corresponds to an overall increase in the number of pet owners in the United States,  as per the findings of recent research so a dog walker hydration sling makes a creative swag option for all proud pet owners out there.

A sling water bottle sleeve has an adjustable cinch attachment, a front zippered pocket, luminous side tabs, and a shoulder strap.

Check the below video to see how the item can be used and what it looks like:

You will have everything you need when walking your dog while adjusting the strap when needed; this is a great swag item for all the pet owners you know. 

Our piece has come to an end; let’s wrap up. 

Now Over to You

Career fair freebies make people feel important, especially if the giveaway item is functional. 

Now that you have a complete list of ideas, we hope you get to incorporate them soon.

Feel free to contact us anytime in case you need further information about the best job fair gift ideas.

Thank you for reading!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are some of the best things to give away at a career fair?

Some of the best-branded items to give away at a career fair:

Q2. How do I get my career fair booth to stand out?

To get your career fair booth to stand out, you need to focus on great swag items. 

Thoughtful swag can enhance your brand’s exposure and profile among the prospective candidates you’re looking for, as well as promote interest in your firm and job vacancies.

In addition, customized products will help you differentiate your company from the competition.

Q3. Should I give away branded products at a career fair?

You should definitely give away branded products at a career fair! 

Branded products will enable you to distinguish your organization as authoritative and reputable compared to others.

In addition, branded career fair freebies are essential for creating a long-lasting image for job hunters and fresh-graduate college students. 

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