Graduation Gifts for Austrailan Schools

It’s that time of year again when teachers and school staff begin thinking about the students that are flying the nest and how to make this year’s graduation memorable. When I graduated high school, we were given a pen with the school’s name on it. It’s not to say pens don’t work but this one wasn’t nice to use and broke shortly after its first use. Like all branded products, the quality of the product you are presenting to someone should be a representation or your organisation. Most graduation classes are only 50-200 students, so it is not that expensive to invest in a product of quality over quantity, even if they are smaller like a pen or bookmark.

Graduation gifts for Australian Schools

Why not try something new?

What about presenting students with a branded technology product that will help their transition from high school to university or the workforce?

Power banks and charging kits are a great way to help your graduating students power their devices while they adventure off into the world. Power banks can be branded with the school’s name, some can even be personalized to include the student’s name. Included can be a school motto or encouraging message. Charging kits in a handy case can also be branded to include a school logo and message.

 
Boost Charging Kit   No Minimum Order Required  Request a Quote

Boost Charging Kit
No Minimum Order Required
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If you plan on presenting your students with branded products, they can use on graduation night, Mobile Phone Camera Lens Kits are a fun alternative. They have different interchangeable camera lenses for different camera effects.

 
3 in 1 Lens Kit  No Minimum Order Required   Request a Quote

3 in 1 Lens Kit
No Minimum Order Required
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I recently interviewed a selection of school teachers and some said they have presented past students with an eco-friendly product. They have branded reusable coffee cups presented in trendy gift tubes or gift boxes. Providing a student with a reusable product like a good quality drink bottle or coffee cup means they will be reminded of school memories with every use – hopefully, the good times not cramming for exams or detention.  

 
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Other teachers, I spoke to have given good quality personalised pens, engraved metal bookmarks, photo frames with the school logo printed and a photo of their class and branded stuffed animal school mascots.

Speaking of stuffed animals, a graduation classic is Signature Bears. Promoloco has these bears available with a good range of t-shirts in school colours and can print your school logo.

 
The Original Signature Calico Bear  Minimum Order Quantity 50 units for white, blue, black and red Tshirts with bears / Min 500 for other colours    Request a Quote

The Original Signature Calico Bear
Minimum Order Quantity 50 units for white, blue, black and red Tshirts with bears / Min 500 for other colours
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Whether you have a large or small graduating class, Notebooks will always be put to good use. For smaller classes, we have a great range of notebooks in plenty of colours, styles and sizes available from stock for no to low minimum order quantities. Your school logo can be printed or debossed to the front of a notebook with an inspiring message. For higher quantities we can offer some customization features for larger graduating classes such as; custom pages, a page of advice for the future or message from the principal, custom checklists, photo of class or even photo of the school today vs when it opened.  

 
Large range of Moleskine brand notebooks   Minimum order quantities start at 10 units   Request a Quote

Large range of Moleskine brand notebooks
Minimum order quantities start at 10 units
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Custom Hardcover Notebooks  Minimums start at 250 units   Request a Quote

Custom Hardcover Notebooks
Minimums start at 250 units
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I spend a lot of time working and living with people who have experience working in Australian education, so I know that time and money are always a pressure point. If this sounds like you, I am happy to make graduation gifting easier for you. Feel free to contact me for a chat about your branded product needs and budget.

Written by female founder Bronwyn Smith

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Unique Corporate Gifts for 2019

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Finding the right Christmas or end of year client gift is always a difficult task. The gift needs to reflect your gratitude towards your client or employee but also needs to match the values of your business. We’ve put together a modern list of unique corporate gifts to help make this silly season simple.

Eco-friendly Corporate Gifts

We, like many businesses in 2019 are becoming more environmentally conscious when it comes to giving. Not only are eco-friendly materials and products good for the environment they also complement contemporary branding and logos.

 I’ve always found water tastes better in a Glass Drink Bottle. Why not let us brand one of our beautiful glass drink bottles with your logo and match it with a gift box?

 
Eden Glass Bottle   Glass bottles also available in other styles with corporate colour trims  No minimum order quantity.  Contact for quote

Eden Glass Bottle
Glass bottles also available in other styles with corporate colour trims
No minimum order quantity. Contact for quote

 

Wine is always a classic gift at any time of year. If branded wine bags are what you are looking for, why not try Natural Jute Bags? We have single and double wine bags available in jute material as well as tote bags for other branding opportunities. If you are looking for another way to present wine, we’ve got engraved Wooden Wine Boxes.  

 
Napoli Jute Wine Carrier  Also available in double wine carrier  No minimum order quantity.  Contact for quote

Napoli Jute Wine Carrier
Also available in double wine carrier
No minimum order quantity. Contact for quote

 
 
Wooden Wine Box  No minimum order quantity.  Contact for quote

Wooden Wine Box
No minimum order quantity. Contact for quote

 

Bamboo promotional products always compliment modern branding well. We’ve got a wide range of bamboo products ready to be branded for this Christmas. Such as, bamboo coaster sets, bamboo table wear, bamboo cutlery and even Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers.

 
Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker  No minimum order quantity.  Contact for quote

Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker
No minimum order quantity. Contact for quote

 

Branded Reusable Packaging

We love promotional products that can be reused for multiple purposes or repurposed. It’s not just great for the environment but also for the brand, as it extends the life of your brands exposure to the gift receiver.  

Branded gifts can act as the packaging of a hamper, wine or gift card.

Reusable coffee cups are still as popular as ever, the larger sizes fit gift cards or lollies perfectly. We can even supply the lollies too.

Branded cooler lunch bags can be stylishly packed full of delicious wine or snacks from your company or a local retailer. After they’ve eaten the snacks or drank the wine, they’ll be happy to have a cooler bag to pack their favourite brews for summer parties or pack their lunch in when they go back to work in the new year.

Ice buckets can also be packed as a hamper with a mixture of wine and complimenting snacks.

Zest Lunch Cooler Bag  No minimum order quantity.  Contact for quote

Zest Lunch Cooler Bag
No minimum order quantity. Contact for quote

Divino Double Wall Glass Cup  Many other reusable coffee cup styles to choose from  No Minimum order quantity.  Contact for quote

Divino Double Wall Glass Cup
Many other reusable coffee cup styles to choose from
No Minimum order quantity. Contact for quote

Promotional Ice Buckets  Minimum order 25 units.  Contact for quote

Promotional Ice Buckets
Minimum order 25 units. Contact for quote

 Outdoor entertaining

Us Aussie’s love spending time outside and entertaining. Give your clients or employees a branded product they can use outside to create memories over summer. We have an ever-growing range of Branded Cheese Boards and serving platters that can be engraved with custom logos or food-grade ink to impress guests.

 
Soroba Cheeseboard & Knife Duo  Minimum order 10 units.  Contact for quote  Check out more cheeseboards in our  new corporate gift section

Soroba Cheeseboard & Knife Duo

Minimum order 10 units. Contact for quote
Check out more cheeseboards in our new corporate gift section

 

We work with a wide variety of local and international factories with tens of thousands of products – the limits are really endless. Start the conversation with us today about your corporate gifts for this Christmas by filling out the below contact form, emailing hello@promoloco.com.au or calling (Bronwyn) 0412 213 128.

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Tips for Trade Show Bags

Less is more

Trade shows are great for industry exposure – that’s why they exist. 20 years ago, Trade Shows and the Yellow Pages was the main sources of finding new products, customers, suppliers and stockists but now we have a little something called the internet. Trade shows are still important for other reasons, like being able to physically feel and try products, educational panels, workshops and demonstrations but there is not the same urgency to get your promotional pen or single use plastic water bottle into every single show-goers hands.

Try a smaller quantity of a higher quality product and only offer it to serious potential clients. If people stopped by your stand to ask questions or engage, then offer them something like a good quality printed reusable drink bottle, coffee cup or debossed notebook instead. Make sure your merchandise is displayed nicely so people know there is a potential “freebee” on offer for engaging with you. Who doesn’t like a good quality freebee? Branded reusable products are great reminders of your business after the event is over.

Invest in good quality promotional products

Remember your promotional product represents your business. If you buy a cheap product in a large quantity to spread brand awareness, you will compromise on quality.

Let’s talk about the actual trade show bag for example… If you are visiting a large trade show you will be given more than one bag and by lunch time you’ve merged them all into the biggest and best quality bag. If your company invests in a higher quality practical bag there is a higher chance your branded trade show bag will be the bag full of all the other bags.

Practical promotional products

Whatever promotional product you invest in, make sure they are relevant to your brand and the event. If you are planning the event, team up with one of the larger exhibiting businesses to set up a free coffee cart with branded reusable coffee cups donated by the business.

If the conference, trade show or expo goes all day or several days, why not try charging cable lanyards? Guests can charge their devices on the go with branded power banks donated by another sponsor or exhibiting business.

Providing branded reusable straws or cutlery is another practical tradeshow bag idea. Attendees will then be able to use these instead of single use plastic straws and cutlery at the event.

 
 

Thinking about doing away with trade show bags?

Some long running events are starting to simplify or do away with trade show bags and giveaways, which from an environmental point of view is fantastic. If your event is known for their “swag bags” full of free promotional merchandise and it is expected by attendees, make sure you tell guests ahead of time. If you are going cut down on promotional merchandise or remove them from your event completely but still charge the same ticket price, the money usually budgeted for swag should be donated to charity or publicly invested into improving the event; guests, panels, experiences or catering.

If you are wanting to make a more eco-friendly choice when it comes to your event, but you still want some branded merchandise, why not offer it in door prizes or for new members instead.

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