Today’s businesses always look for new ways to connect with people. But let’s be honest: most branded merchandise ends up in the trash faster than you can say “swag.”

How can we make your brand live long after the handshake meet-and-greet? Think high-quality.

Our well-curated products not only create instant connections but also foster repeat buys, ensuring your brand maintains lifelong visibility. With Imprint Engine’s screen printing, laser engraving and etching, and embroidery services, all executed by our talented in-house team, creating your dream brand experience has never been more promising.

If you’re looking to make an impact in 2024, here are some business merchandise ideas to get you started:

1. Tech Gadgets to Make WFH Easier

Let’s face it: working from home (even just a few days a week) is here to stay. Why not give away sweet tech accessories to improve remote setups? We can customize sleek headphone stands to lighting kits, making anyone a Zoom pro in no time.

Boost your brand visibility with this supercharged power bank while people work remotely from coffee shops. This premium Italian leather charging tray from Courant can be precisely cut and CO2 laser engraved for luxury, lasting designs.

2. Custom, Sustainable Apparel

We said it before and will repeat: You do not want your clothes to end up in the dumpster. Instead of itchy, static, and environmentally harmful garments, there’s a more leisurely road—clothes people like to wear. We recommend athletic and loungewear like Original Favorite’s hooded sweatshirts made of moisture-wicking French Terry, bamboo tees, and recycled polyester quarter-zips

These eco-friendly purchases help nail your corporate ethics standards, making them excellent business merchandise ideas.

3. Office Essentials

Just because we’re not in the office 24/7 doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some good old-fashioned desk swag. Elevate your business merchandise with items like desktop vacuums—since let’s be honest, many of us eat at our desks—or opt for wireless noise-canceling headphones for those intense focus sessions.

Our in-house team customizes office supplies with digital ink for super-high levels of detail, making these offerings practical and truly ingenious. These products ensure your brand is a constant, supportive presence in your customers’ daily routines, always there when they need it most.

4. Curated Gift Baskets

Sometimes, the best way to show appreciation is with a carefully curated collection of goodies. Whether you’re promoting at tradeshows, a new business owner trying to land deals, or just saying, “Thanks for being awesome,” our gift basket kets will surely impress. Why? Part of a gifting strategy is picking what your audience will most use and cherish. 

We’ll work with you to select the perfect product mix that fits your budget and brand. 

Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Laser-engraved leather journals and high-quality pens
  • Etched drinkware and embroidered hats 
  • Screenprinted t-shirts and socks with cool designs

5. Insulated Drinkware

Hydration is key, people! Especially regarding the hotter-than-hot Stanley tumblers on everyone’s got-to-have-it list. 

There’s no better way to stay fresh and relevant with your audience than with branded drinkware, from sleek water bottles like the one from Ocean Bottle made from recycled stainless steel to bottles with a built-in straw. Plus, this stainless steel thermal is excellent with its steamy vacuum-tight insulation.

6. High Quality Accessories

Elevate your brand with premium goods your audience will reach for repeatedly. These Terra Thread tote bags are perfect for high-res print design and are the ideal gift for business-to-business owners. Chrome Industries’ recycled polyester sling bags are suitable for custom embroidery and exciting urban exploration. Where luxury meets practical, this waterproof Cruiser Speaker is a great business merchandise idea!

What Does Meaningful Business Merch Look Like?

The best merch is the kind that people use and appreciate. It’s not about quantity; it’s about quality. Here are a few key things to keep in mind:

Usable: Choose products that serve a purpose and fit seamlessly into your audience’s lives. What are the people raving about? The more they use the item, the more exposure your brand gets.

Affordable: You don’t have to break the bank to create meaningful merchandise. Many small business owners focus on finding high-quality items that fit their budget and will make the most impact on customers to scale. Bulk orders and your lifelong brand visibility make most business merchandise ideas inexpensive.

Sustainable: More and more people are looking to support brands prioritizing sustainability. Opt for products made from eco-friendly materials and work with partners who share your values. We make every effort to team up with products and brands that do minimal waste to the environment and focus on high quality. We repeat: we do not want your merch to end up in the trash!

Consistent Quality: Nothing kills the mood faster than inconsistent branding or shoddy craftsmanship. Partner with a reliable supplier who can deliver quality goods to ensure your merch is always on point.

Our fantastic team helps you discover your dream design and create it in-house. Our online IEX Platform also allows you to collaborate, share, and know shipping details to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Create Merch That People Want With Imprint Engine

In summary, the right branded merchandise can significantly boost your brand’s visibility and deepen connections with your customers, whether at trade shows or in daily use. At Imprint Engine, we pride ourselves on crafting merchandise that’s not just memorable but integral to your brand’s message and values—from eco-friendly apparel to innovative tech gadgets and beyond.

Would you be ready to make your brand stand out from the pack? Drop us a line to explore how we can bring your vision to life.