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2021 Promotional Product Trends

Keeping up with the latest promotional product trends can be difficult due to the constant change in demand. However, you can count on MOBO to keep you in tune with the most popular promotional products of 2021. All of the products you will soon see are perfect holiday gift ideas and now is the time to plan for that.

Work from Home Products

The pandemic has affected many businesses in many ways. Many large corporations have recognized the value in allowing their employees to work from home. Companies like Google and Facebook have extended work-from-home options well into 2021, while Twitter and Square say their employees can work remotely forever. Businesses everywhere are expected to follow this trend. Which means more and more employees will be in need of work from home products to help them stay productive from their home offices. Working from home can be stressful especially if you have children who are home while you’re working. Our top work-from-home products are a webcam cover and noise canceling headphones. The Mini Webcam Cover is great for protecting your security and privacy. It prevents webcam spying and fits most smartphones, Smart TVs, laptops, PCs, tablets, and all external third-party webcams. Open it or lock it easily thanks to its thin sliding disc. The Lunatune Wireless Headphones has a 33 foot wireless range, adjustable headset size, 2 hour recharge time, foldable design for easy portability and an 8+ hours of audio playtime. These headphones would come in handy when the household is a little too noisy while you are trying to get some work done.

Back to Work Products

On the flip side, when employees do go back into the office, they will want to be protected. Your company can limit risk and boost employee morale by giving your teams everything they need to stay healthy and safe. Of course, the personal protective equipment essentials like masks, gloves, and sanitizers are critical, but consider products that people can’t just get anywhere. For instance, some might have a stock load of hand sanitizing wipes, but what about a UV sanitizing water bottle? Some other back to work products we recommend are a wireless phone charger with UV cleaning function and the no touch keychain. The Purity Wireless Charger with UV-C Chamber works with a nontoxic chemical approach. The Purity UV-C cleaning case and wireless charger kills most germs found on daily use items. You can choose between two cleaning modes; for a quick clean (90 sec) or deep clean (5 min). The Purity also has a built-in 5W wireless charging pad in the attached lid! The No Touch Keychain works as a door pull and button push tip. A handy tool to keep on your key chain when you want to avoid touching doors, and other publicly touched surfaces.

Eco-Friendly Products

Environmentally friendly products have been a steadily increasing trend throughout the past few years. And it keeps getting stronger! A study found that the sustainability trend continues to dominate consumer behavior and values. To put it simply, sustainability sells. According to ASI’s 2020 Ad Impression study, 46% of consumers have a more favorable opinion of an advertiser if the promotional product they received was environmentally friendly. Consumers are searching for more than just quality products and services now a days. They are looking for brands that align with their personal values. Some of MOBO’s favorite eco-friendly products are a wheat fiber utensil set and an organic lunch bag. The Morrison Wheat Fiber Utensil Set is a great cutlery set and includes fork, spoon and serrated knife and a protective carrying case. This set is reusable and easy to clean and a sustainable alternative made from a renewable resource. The Insulated Cotton Lunch Bag has an outside shell made from a premium quality biodegradable cotton canvas with foam instillation. It features a front pocket, Velcro top closure, bound seam and heat sealed, lead-safe & non-toxic PEVA lining.

Retail Products

It is evident that consumers want products they recognize. Recognized brand names typically have shown a consistency in product quality that has contributed to the evolution of the brand.  Those products have a solid reputation and a price to match. If the brands consumers use consistently deliver a positive experience, consumers form an opinion that the brand is trustworthy, which gives them peace of mind.  Giving away recognizable promotional items makes them seem more desirable and aligns your brand with a quality product. Some of our recognizable retrial products include the Nike Dri-Fit Vertical Mesh Polo, the Adidas 35l Weekend Duffel Bag, the North Face Thermoball Trekker Jacket, the Contigo Ashland Autospout 24 oz Monaco, and the Carhartt Signiture 17″ Computer Messenger Bag.

Wireless Products

As our world becomes firmly planted in the digital space, the need for wireless products will continue to grow. Everything from meetings, to holiday celebrations are being switched to online these days. Plus, as home and work life clash together, wireless products are in higher demand more than ever before. The remote office has fueled the need for flexibility in work spaces, and a decrease in cord clutter. No one wants to be tied down to an outlet while they’re in the middle of a video call. Help keep remote employees happy and customers impressed with the latest wireless products. MOBO’s top wireless products are wireless earbuds and a wireless charging pad. The Budsies Wireless Earbuds have a 33-foot wireless range, a built-in microphone for hands-free use and an in-line volume control play/pause function. This product includes a charging cord and 3 ear tip sizes. The Baseline Inductive Wireless Charging Pad is quite simple. All you have to do is place your phone in the center of the charging pad and leave it to charge. This wireless charging pad is compatible with most Qi enabled devices.

Now that you’ve learned more about recent Promotional Product Trends, you can use this information to your advantage, and surprise your staff with great Christmas gifts!

Until next time, stay safe and take care.

-Team MOBO