Promo Item ideas

Promo Item Ideas

Whether you have a student event or want branded items on hand for a spur-of-the-moment gift, finding the perfect promotional item can be a daunting task. Here are some themed promo item ideas to help you brainstorm.

How to order

To order promo items from University Print & Mail Services, please contact Roger King at, or 801-581-3947. Please be aware that there are quantity minimums and delivery can take up to 5 weeks.


Student-Themed Items on a Tight Budget

Full-Color Cleaning Cloth

Imprint details: full-color imprint on the front of the cloth
Available cloth colors: white (with full-color imprint)

With students spending most of their time on their laptops, this cleaning cloth is the perfect gift to remove fingerprints from screens, phones, and glasses! What's unique about this item is you can print your design on the cloth's entire 5" x 5" front surface! Your design can include pictures of your program, logos, graphics, emojis, inspiring quotes—the options are endless.

Camera Cover & Screen Cleaner

Imprint area: one-color imprint on the front
Available cover colors: red, black, blue, green, white

What's worse: thinking your camera's off during a Zoom session, or some hacker accessing your camera and watching you without your knowledge? Give students the gift of privacy with this camera cover. It fits perfectly over laptop, desktop, and front-facing smartphone cameras. It also features a cleaning pad that will easily wipe off smudges from screens.

Bright Post-it Flag Set

Imprint details: one-color imprint on the front cover
Available booklet colors: red, blue, natural, white, silver, black

Help students study with a set of bright adhesive flags perfect for tagging notable pages in textbooks. Each booklet comes with five colored post-it flags and is small enough to easily carry inside backpacks, computer bags, purses, and binders.

Cord Wrap for Headphones

Imprint details: one-color imprint on the front
Available cord wrap colors: pink, purple, blue, lime green, red, orange, white, black

Cordless AirPods are nice to own, but this luxury item is sometimes not in the budget for a struggling student. Regular headphones are fine, but they tend to get tangled when not in use. The perfect solution—this cord wrap organizer! Its small, flat design makes it ideal for mailing campaigns and gifts.

Metal Whistle Keychain

Imprint details: white laser-engraved imprint on the front
Available whistle colors: red, purple, blue, green

Help students feel safe with this durable, loud, aluminum metal whistle. It's mounted on a keychain and can easily attach to a set of keys, a backpack, or a purse. It is the perfect tool to get attention quickly or as an extra safety measure when walking around at night.

Card Caddy Smartphone Wallet

Imprint details: one-color imprint on the front
Available caddy colors: translucent red, trans. blue, trans. lime green, white, black

Make it easy for your students to hop on the tracks or purchase school supplies. This card caddy secures one card like a UCard or debit card to the back of a smartphone for easy access.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Hot Chocolate Kit

Minimum order qty: 50
Imprint details: full-color imprint on the front of the hangtag
Ribbon colors: black, red, blue, green, gold, silver, ivory, brown

Treat your recipients to a cup of cheer this holiday season. This hot cocoa set comes with a packet of hot chocolate, mini marshmallows, and crushed peppermint candy. This gift is lightweight (perfect for mailing), delicious, and makes for a great stocking or mug stuffer.

Neo Vacuum Insulated Cup

Minimum order qty: 25
Imprint details: one-color imprint centered on front
Cup colors: stainless steel, blue, light blue, mint green, lime, orange, red, white, black

Help keep your recipients’ drinks hot or cold with this double-wall, vacuum insulated stainless steel cup. It holds 10 ounces and comes with a clear lid you can sip through—great for car or sleigh rides.

9" Cutting Board

Minimum order qty: 100
Imprint details: one-color imprint on the handle of the board
Cutting board colors: translucent red, translucent violet, translucent blue, translucent green, translucent frost

With multiple dishes and sides to prepare during the holidays, this 9” cutting board is great to have on hand. It’s BPA-free and has a contoured handle for easy carrying from counter to guest.

Centerpiece Chocolates

Minimum order qty: 25
Imprint details: molded imprint on the center of the chocolate bar
Packaging colors: light chocolate/gold, light chocolate/silver, dark chocolate/gold, dark chocolate/silver

This decadent gift is sure to endulge chocolate lovers. Your logo is featured on the center chocolate, surrounded by alternating “happy holidays” and “snowman” chocolate designs.

Silicone Oven Mitt

Minimum order qty: 75
Imprint details: one-color imprint on the front
Mitt colors: red, blue, black

The only thing that should burn this holiday season is logs on a fire. Keep your recipients’ hands protected with this durable, 100% cotton canvas oven mitt. Its diamond-patterned silicone design provides better grip when lifting items from the oven.

Ribbon Box - Small

Minimum order qty: 75
Imprint details: one-color imprint on the outside cover of the box.
Box colors: 34 colors available

This 4” x 4” x 3” box is a cute and inventive way to save money on gift wrapping materials as the “ribbon bow” is built into the box design. This box is made with dense 20pt poster board and has a high-gloss finish. The box comes prefolded for easy storage, and has punched slits for simple assembly.

Cutting Board & Slicer Pack

Minimum order qty: 12
Imprint details: imprint is fire-branded into the cutting board surface
Colors: wood grain board & stainless steel slicer

This is a grand gift for those who want to impress. This set includes a half block of mild Wisconsin cheddar cheese, a 5-oz stick of Maple Ridge Farms famous beef summer sausage, a 2-oz box of Bremner sesame wafers, and a reusable cheese slicer and fire-branded cutting board that can be used year-round.

Cotton Cooking Apron

Minimum order qty: 50
Imprint details: one-color imprint on the front pocket
Strap colors: black, red, royal blue, navy

Help your recipients keep their holiday party attire clean from cooking splatters with this 100% cotton apron featuring a large front pocket perfect for holding menus and utensils.

Imprinted Ribbon

Minimum order: 1
Imprint details: one-color, continuous imprint on the front of the ribbon at 2" intervals
Ribbon colors: 26 colors available

Make any gift Utah-themed with imprinted ribbon. This premium satin ribbon is 5/8” wide and continuously features your imprint over 100 yards. Order as little as one spool—perfect for a tight budget.