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Branded confectionery - sweets, mints and chocolates are still one of the most popular marketing gifts, especially for Trade Shows and Exhibitions. Who can resist free sweets being handed out? The perfect way to encourage a smile and a chat, confectionery is versatile, always appreciated, a marketing classic. Here are some ideas you might consider for your next event - think about eye-catching packaging, and which sweets are on trend this year.

Vintage themes are still very much in vogue, suggesting happy childhood memories, the 'good old days' quality and reliability. Retro Sweets are instantly recognisable for most of us, and who doesn't love Love Hearts?!  Fruit Salads, Blackjacks, Gobstoppers, Skittles are all still available, and ideal to put together in a gift bag for events.


Sticking with the vintage theme, use old fashioned candy striped paper bags full of sweets, sealed with a printed label to display your details. Colourful swirly lollipops in printed wrappers keep the retro look going, or choose clear tubes of chocolate beans for an updated favourite.


Organza wrapped gift bags filled with a selection of retro sweets are lovely for your Award Ceremony dinner table, and are sure to have guests reminiscing together, as well as networking.

Apart from traditional packs and pots of popular sweets and chocs, for a newer twist, why not present them in stylish, clear pouches branded with your details, practical to hand out and small enough to be slipped into pockets and bags while wandering around an event.


Mini tin suitcases filled with Chocolate Coins, Gummy Bears or Cola Bottles are different, and great for the travel industry. For sports events, clear football boot containers can be filled with sweets of your choice, and kept and re-used as money boxes when empty.

Promotional mints are available in many different packs and dispensers, but colourful round Click Clack tins are still favourites, or how about a credit card dispenser with a puzzle maze game for a bit of fun?

Lastly, it's never too early to think about branding items for Christmas, and traditional Chocolate Coins now come in clear pouches, clear boxes, suitcase or Money Box Tins, all with a generous branding area, if you're looking for something different. For further information on our range of personalised sweets and mints, take a look at our Confectionery pages

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