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October 30, 2013
It is almost time for those end of year functions, and if you are looking for some corporate Christmas gift ideas we are here to help. We have got great gift ideas for men and women, awesome luxury gifts and even fantastic long service awards for you. We also brand these products with your company name and logo, or even a customized name. 


We have a wonderful range of products to choose from that your clients and staff will love. Below are some great gift ideas:

XD Design Vlam Table Fire LS-6182

If you are looking for some executive gifts, our brand new XD Design Vlam Table Fire. This is a creative and unique gift idea that is great for men and women. These designer lamps function as a beautiful candle light lamp for the table and as a gas light and heater. This is a stunning gift that is well presented and makes a great Christmas gift for your executive.

Corporate Christmas Gift Ideas Vlam Table Fire

Carving Knife Sets

Another great unisex gift option is a carving knife set. These are popular year on year and make great gifts because they are classy and suitable for everyone. We have quite a few different carving knife set options to choose from ranging from the classic wooden handled sets, to a more modern solid stainless steel option. These sets are all presented in beautiful gift boxes that we can brand with an engraved plaque.
Carving Knife Sets

Diana Carmichael Gifts

We are a proud supplier of the stunning Diana Carmichael range of corporate gifts and housewares. These products are beautifully crafted with pewter designs inspired by Africa. The Cheetah range is known worldwide and includes a large range of great gift ideas. To brows our selection of Diana Charmichael corporate gifts please click here.

Diana Charmichael corporate gifts

If you would like to order your great corporate gifts for end of year, or if you need some more creative gift ideas, please contact us at info@brandinnovation.co.za. We supply these beautiful products in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and anywhere in South Africa or Africa.
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October 29, 2013

We are a premier supplier of Montblanc luxury products in South Africa.

If you are looking for a spectacular gift for your executives or VIP clients, it may be difficult to find something that they will truly use and appreciate. One gift option that is always popular is a beautiful personalized pen.

Pens are items that are used on a daily basis, even in this new age of technology. Especially in the business environment are pens used to sign documents and write notes, and using a classy, elegant pen makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable.

Montblanc Pens are quality crafted writing instruments that last a lifetime, and can be used over and over again with Montblanc ink refills. These luxury pens are made with the finest materials and created with great attention to detail.
Each Montblanc pen is designed to fit into the hand well, and the pen nib glides smoothly over the paper, so writing by hand becomes refined art when using one of these pens.

The Montblanc brand is known worldwide as a maker of fine writing instruments and they continue this age-old tradition with stunning pen ranges such as the Meisterstuck and Starwalker.


The Montblanc Starwalker Midnight Black Ballpoint Pen -105657

This is the luxury pen of choice for most businesses and these pens make stunning corporate gifts. The Starwalker Midnight Black is a uniquely dark pen inspired by the wast blackness of the night sky. These pens are made with black precious resin and enhanced with ruthenium-plated clips and rings. Like all the pens in the Starwalker range, this pen has a transparent cap-top with the iconic Montblanc emblem embedded within.


Montblanc Starwalker Pen South Africa



The Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Platinum Line Ballpoint Pen - 02866

The Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Ballpoint Pen is a slim pen with a beautiful, sleek design that is perfect for both men and women. This pen is made of deep black precious resin with elegant platinum plated details. The distinct white Montblanc emblem crowns the top of the pen, adding to the character of the pen.


Montblanc Meisterstuck Pen South Africa



Montblanc Pen Presentation

All Montblanc pens are supplied in a luxury gift box that can be branded with an engraved plaque. Below is an example of the box with a branded plaque that we have done for our clients.


Montblanc Pen Engraving Plaque
To order your Montblanc Pens, please email us at info@brandinnovation.co.za.

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October 24, 2013
Eco friendly promotional gifts are becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. Eco promotional items are a great way to promote and support environmentally friendly living and help protect our planet. We have a range of great promotional products to choose from for your marketing campaign.

All of our eco items meet one or more of the eco characteristics below;
  • Made of recycled products and components
  • Made of renewable or sustainable materials such as bamboo or jute
  • Can be reused or recycled
  • Is biodegradable
We have a very large range of these great environmentally friendly products and picking your perfect item might seem daunting. That is why we have compiled a few of our favourite eco friendly items that your clients will love.

The Ink Fusion A5 Notebook - NB-9372

This eco notebook is a definite crowd pleaser. It is made entirely with recycled cartons and recycled paper and has a fresh, unique design. What gives this notebook it's added touch is the recycled pen that is embedded in the notebook cover. A great eco notebook and pen combo that brands beautifully.
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recycled notebook and pens

The Long-Handled Cotton Tote Bag - Amcam62164

This is a simple, yet fashionable eco friendly bag that is perfect for shopping. These bags are made with 100% cotton and have long handles so it can be worn over your shoulder. This tote bag looks stunning with branding and we can print some great designs. 
Long Handle Cotton Tote Bag

Bamboo USB Flash Drives

Memory sticks and flash drives are always popular corporate gifts, and the Bamboo USB is no exception. This beautiful wooden USB has an exterior made of sustainable bamboo. It is the perfect eco technology gift and can be branded with your company logo. These flash drives are available in various sizes.
Eco Friendly Wooden Flash Drive

The Solar Torch Keyring - Amcam-97798

This is a great eco giveaway item. This torch keyring has 3 LED lights that are powered with solar energy. The keyring has a solar panel that uses the sun's energy to charge the batteries in the torch. These solar keyrings are cost-effective and great as marketing items.
The Solar Torch Keyring

You can promote your company and promote going green with one awesome product! Buy your eco friendly corporate gifts in South Africa, now at info@brandinnovation.co.za.
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October 18, 2013
Are you looking for ideas for giveaways in South Africa? As a student on campus during an open day, l've eagerly joined a line, hoping to get my hands on some free giveaways.

Marketing to university students

The most popular freebees usually received range from;

•  sticky notes
•  free rulers
•  coffee mugs
•  flash drives
•  pens
•  water bottles

All these gifts serve as a great way for companies to keep their name branded in any students mind.
The key to getting your brand out, is providing a gift that will provide a long term branding effect. The above mentioned marketing products are generally targeted for mainly an academic environment. 
As great as the above mentioned gifts are, the more practical the gift and the more usage it provides in everyday living, the bigger the chance of getting your name seen by a variety of people. 
Free gifts should not only be targeted at students for their academic work, but should expand to their social lives too.
This is why a great lecture bag (can be used for a variety of things not only lectures), a keyring, and even a cellphone cover, are great ways to get your companies brand across, without limiting itself to the academic world only.
 Students have lives outside their academic lives, which is why their usage of these free giveaways, should range beyond their academic lives too.

New gift ideas include:

  • Lecture bags
  • laptop/notebook/ipad covers
  • cell phone covers
  • keyrings
  • diaries
  • notebooks
  • calendars

•  Lecture bags for girls

When it comes to lecture bags, from a girls perspective, bigger is better. 
There is nothing more frustrating than having to squeeze things into a tiny bag, particularly in rushed situations.  In addition to having all our books and stationary, girls need to have space for various other things too.
Most girls today make sure they never leave the house with a bottle of water, odds and ends for makeup reapplication, as well as other bits and bobbles essential in every girls life. 
Colour tones should generally be neutral, like black , baige or brown , for a quick change from lecture to a handbag.
A bag should also have various compartments for all the separate things it is used for storing.
For instance, a small pocket for parking tickets and car keys, to reduce time wasted on looking for small things. 


•  Lecture bags for boys

In a boys world, less is generally best. 
From personal experience boys either have only the book they need for their lectures, or a very small and simple bag, easy to carry and chuck in their boot if need be. A simple book bag with a branded logo will work perfectly.
Branded book bags for students  


•  laptop/notebook/ipad covers

University students love a lifestyle filled with notebooks, notepads and the iPad. 
With this new craze comes the need to have the most fashionable accessory, which is why businesses' should use this as an opportunity to get their brand out. 
Cover's ranging from leather, to bright and funky patterns are popular amongst students.
The demand will only expand as the world is continually adapting towards a world filled with these types of products.


•  Cellphone covers

In a world of smartphones, a cover needs to be many things.  I
t needs to fill its protecting purpose, as well as maintain its slim shape. 
As great as these smartphones are, unbreakable they are not. 
Which is why everyone owning a smartphone, ownes a protective cover too.
The problem with many covers are that they are seen as too bulky.
Most students want their phones to be protected, but they still want their phone to look sleek. 
Which is why cellphone covers should remain slick as well as protective.

•  Keyrings

A keyring is something every student will find the need for. 
Being away from home, most students have a million keys for their houses, lockers, bags and of course, their cars. 
A complimentary keyring will be always be used and should therefore remain simple and ready to be switched around to various sets of keys.

•  Diaries/Notebooks

Every student needs a diary!
Whether it be for copying down their timetable, remembering their homework assignments or even noting down important dates.
A5 diaries are generally the most popular and can fit easily in to a variety of lecture bags.
student diaries


•  Calenders

Being a student, you never stop socializing and attending events as well as meeting new people all the time. 
In order to balance their social and academic lives, it is important for students to remain organized and write everything down!!
Businesses should use this to their benefit and provide calendars as an organizational tool for students and if the calendar is any good,
the customers will be sure to come back for another every year.


Marketing products for students - Summary

The main companies advertising their services on such days, are usually accountancy and financial firms. Marketing products are therefore targeted at students in those faculties. This is a limited strategy by any company in my opinion.  As a non-bachelor of commerce student, I feel various companies are missing out by advertising for these students alone. There are thousands of students in other faculties, who are not encouraged to attend these pop up stores as they do not form part of this specific niche.  Companies should branch out to all faculties in the University, which could enhance their image amongst a broad range of users and not only a limited range of students.

 
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October 07, 2013
We have great year end gift ideas for your clients and staff. This is a stunning business gift for executives. The Valencia USB Wallet is a deluxe card wallet with a 4GB USB and a mini pen. These awesome corporate gift wallets make great gifts for businessmen and businesswomen of all ages.

A beautiful card wallet is a great business gift, but this fantastic wallet is a multi-function wallet that includes a USB flash drive and a mini pen. This is the perfect travel companion to make sure that you always have your flash drive, a pen and business cards wherever you go. 

The beautiful faux leather cover adds an extra touch of class, and can be branded with engraving on the metal plate. The wallet is also presented in a black gift box.

Wallet Features:
  • Beautiful faux leather exterior
  • 5 card slots
  • 1 x mini ballpoint pen
  • 1 x 4GB USB flash drive
  • Metal plaque for engraving
  • presented in gift box

These executive wallets make great year end gifts that are both stylish and functional. If you are looking for more great end of year gift ideas, please let us know. We have some fantastic options that will suit your needs. Please emails us at info@brandinnovation.co.za.

We are the best corporate gift company in South Africa!
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October 04, 2013
Branded document pockets are very useful promotional products for any business. These awesome plastic folders are great quality and cost-effective promotional products that are great for using at the office, at school or university or at home. Having a folder to keep your documents and files organized is great for any environment.

Our A4 document folders are made of plastic and have a button closure that seals the pocket. Because these folders are so versatile they make great marketing gifts. And they look stunning with a printed logo to boot.

We like these pockets so much that we have even branded a bunch of them for ourselves to use at the office and to hand out - they make cost-effective giveaways.

These awesome document pockets are available in 7 colour options;
  • red
  • blue
  • clear
  • orange
  • green
  • purple
  • grey
Unlike a cardboard presentation folder, these folders have a plastic outer that will protect your files against wear and tear and spills. The plastic envelopes are also very light and thin and fit easily into your briefcase or bag. 

These document folders really are fantastic branded products that are used again and again. To order your awesome branded folders, please email us at info@brandinnovation.co.za. For more great giveaway gifts please click here.

We supply these plastic folders throughout South Africa.
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October 02, 2013
Desk clocks are very popular corporate gifts for the office.
Most working people spend approximately 8 hours a day at the office. Having an awesome branded clock as a desk gift is a great way to keep your company name ever present throughout the work day. When ever your clients need your contact details, they can simply look at their awesome desk clock.

A branded clock is also a great gift idea for your own employees. A nice colourful clock option is a great way to brighten up any workspace.

Keeping track of time is a normal daily activity that we do almost without thinking. Having a clock that is within easy access and highly visible is something that everyone will appreciate. A multi-functional desk clock is even better! We have some great options that double as pen holders or photo frames.

Colour Changing Desk Clock and Pen Holder - Amcam24542

This clock and pen holder combo is a fantastic desk gift idea with an added fun and funky touch - The display of this clock changes colour with each function!
This is a digital clock with an alarm, temperature display and date display. These clocks make great promotional gifts.
  • pen holder
  • colour changing display for different functions
  • digital clock
  • date
  • timer
  • temperature
  • alarm clock
For more office gift ideas, please go to our Desk Gifts Category.
We look forward to assisting you with your awesome corporate gifts for the office.
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October 01, 2013
Company branded notebooks are popular corporate gifts in any industry. We supply a wide variety of notebooks in different styles, colours and sizes.  

A notebook is a very useful and versatile item that can be used for making business notes, keeping a journal, doodling and drawing, and so much more.

Our most popular branded notebook is the Amcam A5 notebook - Amcam27636. This is a stunning business notebook with a beautiful black padded cover. These notebooks are stylish and professional and are very similar to a Moleskine notebook.

The Amcam A5 notebook features;

  • 160 lined and perforated, tear-out pages 
  • inner back pocket, similar to a Moleskine
  • a satin ribbon bookmark
  • an elastic closure and elastic pen loop
  • padded cover
These company notebooks can be branded with a printed or embossed logo. The print is great for if you want your logo to stand out and grab the receiver's attention. The embossing is a more subtle branding that looks very professional and elegant.

Another popular notebook is the A5 Ink Fusion Notebook - NB-9372. This is an eco friendly promotional notebook that includes a pen. The notebook is made of recycled carton and paper and the pen is embedded in the notebook cover. These notebooks have a unique style that clients love. For more information on the Ink Fusion Notebook, please click here.


We are the premier supplier of branded company notebooks in South Africa.
Our selection is perfect, not too big and not too small. We have a notebook to suit everyone's needs.
From our Moleskine notebooks to our eco friendly notebooks, A4 to A5 to A6, we have one for everyone's taste.
For more company branded notebook ideas, please view our complete range of corporate gift notebooks here.

Who would love to receive a company branded notebook?
  • A businessperson
  • A student
  • A schoolchild
  • A housewife
  • A learner
  • A writer
A notebook is used for so many things, nowadays with the fast pace of life you also need to remember everything. It is also important to have goals and to dream big in life, and what is better than a notebook to record all your goals?

Order your notebooks now.
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October 01, 2013
Balmain Pens are elegant and stylish writing instruments designed by the world famous fashion desinger, Pierre Balmain. We are a premier supplier of the Balmain Paris Pens range in Cape Town, Johannesburg and South Africa.

Balmain pens high quality corporate gift pens, each with a unique style. The Balmain range includes a large variety of ball pens, rollerball pens and pen sets. Pens are very popular as corporate gifts because they are a unisex item, suitable for men and women of all ages.

These pens make great business gifts and we can engrave your company name on the barrel.

Our most popular Balmain pen is the Balmain Supreme Ballpoint Pen PEN-787. This pen has a polished chrome barrel wrapped in genuine leather. The pen is available with a black or brown leather section and is presented in a matching pen pouch made from simulated leather. This is a great executive gift.

Balmain Supreme Pen Features:
  • Barrel is brass with polished chrome
  • wrapped in genuine leather
  • includes simulated leather pouch
  • available in black or brown

Pen pouch size: 14.5 x 2.8 x 1.8

For more great Balmain pens options, please view our Balmain Catalogue here. We supply Balmain South Africa.
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September 30, 2013
A car air freshener is a great promotional marketing product.
There are many reasons why it makes the perfect corporate giveaway
  • After property, your car is your most expensive investment
  • People will appreciate being given a car air freshener 
  • They will definitely hang it in their car
  • Your brand will be seen from the moment they get in their car
  • Many people spend hours in their car every day driving to work and back

Car air freshener fragrance

You can choose your fragrance from a variety of fragrances.

These are;
  • New car
  • Vanilla
  • Sea breeze
  • Papaya melon
  • Water lilly
  • Green apple
Get your brand moving and travelling throughout South Africa.

The minimum order quantity is 500 units.
The air fresheners are made of paper
Come with hanging string
Individually wrapped air fresheners
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