What is hot, quirky and topical in the promotional world for 2019 we hear you ask…well in this blog we will showcase the winning branded gifts from the Merchandise World Promotional Product Awards.

Desk Product of the Year: Smart Divoom Tivoo

Personalisation is still very desirable when it comes to making your brand and marketing message stand out and to really connect with your client. The Divoom Tivoo is a Bluetooth speaker with a pixel art screen which can be customised to suit your brand, campaign or your client – you could get pretty creative! It also incorporates various applications such as a calendar, an alarm, sleep aid audio tracks as well linking to your phone to get weather updates, games and a voice messenger.

Executive Product Of the Year: Real Wood Column Award









If you are wanting to make a statement at your next award ceremonies, responsibly sourced, sustainable and recyclable wooden awards would be a great talking point. These real wood awards can be engraved or printed on two sides as standard – making the most of the 3 dimensional views without being constricted to one flat surface of your standard awards.

Most Innovative Product of the Year: W10 Collapsible Cup

We do love our travel mugs at Steel City, not only for their eco-credentials but because they are so useful. This Stainless Steel collapsible travel mug packs a punch when it comes to style and function.

In a matt black finish and with double walled insulation, it holds 400ml/14oz of hot or cold drinks. It collapses from 13.8cm down to 6.5cm, comes with a carry pouch and has a push on lid with an anti splash drinking spout.

Promotional Pen of the Year: Senator Nature Plus Biodegradable Pen

If environmental awareness is important to your brand image and ethos, the Nature Plus pen by Senator will tick those boxes. It is biodegradable, uses sustainable resources and is compostable at the end of its life.  To find out more, take a look at our previous blog where you will also find our special offer currently available!

Eco Product of the Year: E Leather Recycled Notebook

Can you sense a theme yet? Eco-friendly products are definitely on the rise and becoming increasingly popular when it comes to promotional products.

Did you know that up to 75% of traditional leather is unused and often destined for the landfill? Well this UK manufactured recycled notebook uses a patented clean technology manufacturing process to combine traditional leather fibres without the use of unfriendly adhesives. The process also recycles 95% of the water used to manufacture the notebooks as well as converting waste streams into energy which is then fed back into the process.

Promotional Bag of the Year: UK Manufactured Full Colour Tote Bag

If you have some fantastic imagery of photography you want to show off, then a full colour product will work well.  Bags are always going to be a useful branded gift, especially if they are durable and attractive.  This UK manufactured tote bag is individually finished to offer an all over print, is machine washable and comes with black shoulder straps.

Textile Product of the Year: Full Colour Towel

Do you cater for the hospitality or leisure market or do you want to give a gift to your clients in preparation for their holidays? Again, this item would really shine if you had striking photography or artwork that could be elevated onto this full colour printed towel. It is made with a 100% extra absorbent microfibre on the surface and a soft cotton on the reverse. It is available in three sizes; hand, bath and beach.

Technology Product of the Year: E Notebook

Could this be the future of the traditional notebook?! Although writing with pen and paper is hard to beat, this E Notebook is bound to wow and impress clients who attend meetings and want to save time.

Simply write any notes or sketches using the provided pen which are digitised and stored in the Cloud via a handy app.  The notes can then be edited and shared with WeChat, Twitter and Facebook.

Pocket Product of the Year: Octopus Booster


The Octopus Booster multi charging cable is a very handy pocket promotional gift. It can link two devices at once to allow you to charge on the go – a power-bank and a phone for example. The Octopus Booster is available with a Powerbank incorporated into it, or you can team it with a co-ordinating 2,600mAh Powerbank to really impress your clients.  Hot off the press – there is also a special LED edition where your brand can be illuminated!

If you are interested in any of these promotional products or would like us to give you any guidance with your branded merchandise choice or campaign, please get in touch with us via phone: 0114 275 4150 or email.