Souvenir Ideas for Special Events

Contrary to popular belief, London souvenirs are not only given out as presents to friends and family after a trip to the capital of England.

Giving out gifts at special events is a fantastic way of ensuring that your attendees will remember your party, brand or the cause that you are representing.

In fact, there are all sorts of occasions where people choose to give out souvenirs, such as at corporate events and conferences, charity fundraisers, parties and as welcome gifts in hotels too. Souvenirs are also often used as wedding favours, in birthday party bags and even as stocking fillers at Christmas time.

Souvenirs as Giveaways at Corporate Events

Corporate gifts, also referred to as freebies, swag or giveaways are a great idea for marketing your business.

There is no better way of creating brand awareness than giving out a promotional gift which has been personalised with your company logo or info. There are many ways of doing this, whether you choose to have the items professionally branded, or if you add your business card along with the item in a small gift bag. You can also have the gift bags printed with your company details or even stickers that can be added directly onto the souvenirs themselves.

When considering which souvenirs you would like to use as giveaways, choose something valuable that will leave a lasting impression on your guests and reinforce your brand.

This striking, red Double Decker bus model, for example, can easily be personalised by replacing the stickers with your own printed design. Furthermore, it is a high quality item that will be much appreciated by anyone who receives one, for years to come.

Souvenirs as Wedding Favours

Novelties and keepsakes from London have proven to be extremely popular as favours for weddings that take place abroad, particularly when either one or both of the happy couple is from Britain.

Small keepsakes such as premium quality metal keychains can be added to organza bags along with other little treats such as sweets and candies, these are a superb idea for wedding favours.

As for the table decorations, bottle openers and large centre pieces, such as grand Big Ben clocks and model replicas of London landmarks will really set the scene.

British Themed Parties

Parties with a Union Jack theme are a big hit across the globe. People are putting out the red, white and blue for many reasons such as sports events, street parties in celebration of anything that’s currently happening with the Royal family or just simply because it’s a cool idea for a party theme!

Novelties like Union Jack pens, pencils, erasers, badges and keyrings always work well and they can be presented in Union Jack party bags which will highly compliment any Union flags and bunting that may have been put up.

Charity Events and Fundraisers

People often use souvenirs for charitable causes in London and put them on sale or as raffle prizes so that the proceeds can go to charity.

Souvenirs are a great idea for charity and fundraising events with a London theme. Pink post boxes and bus keyrings have proven to be really popular for raising cash for charity at breast cancer research and awareness events.

Children’s Birthday Party Favours

Go that extra mile and add a little something from London to your party bags, the children will love it and if you are not in London already, it’s a great way of educating them about another part of the world.

Although children can never have enough pens and pencils, there are many other souvenirs that would go well too such as badges, stickers and mini toy models of famous London icons.

Hotel Welcome Packs

Many kind hotel owners love to impress their guests and give them a nice surprise when they enter their hotel rooms for the first time to find a welcome basket containing souvenirs. This creates a fantastic first impression that will most certainly have your guests returning again and again, as well as recommending your hotel to others.

Gifts ranging from tin tea caddies to teddy bears make fabulous welcome gifts for hotel guests to receive on arrival. The can be added to gift hampers containing other edible items and essential items that they can use during their stay.

Gifts from Sight-Seeing Tours

If you have ever taken a London taxi tour or sight-seeing bus tour yourself, depending on the driver or tour company, you may have received a small token of your journey. It’s a great idea for tour guides to give out small items such as fridge magnets or keyrings as an unforgettable part of the tour which can be taken home together with the memories of a fantastic day out.

It is always nice for tourists to receive a keepsake that represents a famous landmark that they have just visited, or a miniature bus or taxi like the one they have just taken a tour of the city on.

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