Sketchbooks, you can never have enough and people will always use it. Like, I'm not going to slap some other company's sticker on my water bottle/laptop/etc.
Pens & totes are cool too.
I slap stickers on shit like crazy — but a nice notepad is a better choice for designers I think.
Yeah, you can't underestimate notepads!
Thanks for the thought!
I've really been digging those bagu reusable bags lately — in SF, where plastic bags are outlawed, they come in WAY handy.
Ah, good point! thanks for the thought!
Branded stickies & sharpies
Sketchbooks are the shit. Stickers are cool, too, but they need to be cool. Logo stickers just don't get used, unless they're from an already loved brand.
I hear ya on the stickers! thanks for the thought!
Fridge magnets. No one ever throws those away. You're just buying cheap ad space on someone's fridge!