Bespoke Branded Merchandise

Independent research shows that 87% of people have kept a promotional gift for more than 12 months. Branded merchandise makes its way into your customers’ homes and offices, providing a constant reminder of your products and services.

At Hambleside, we have hundreds of outstanding merchandise branding options from classic mugs to quirky pint glasses, basic biros to complete stationery sets. We’ve carefully selected items that take printing well, so that you can have your brand name, logo or image crisp, clear and beautifully presented. Whether you’re looking for a branded pen to hand out at a trade show or something more unusual for high value clients, we’ve got solutions at every price point. bespoke branded merchandise

Making your branded gifts effective

Promotional gifts and branded products are a form of advertising, and like any marketing they need to be effective and give you a strong return on investment. At Hambleside we offer a consultation service to all our clients. With years of experience in merchandising solutions, we can help you answer questions like:

  • How much should I spend per item?
  • What type of gift will be retained longest?
  • Do I need different gifts for B2B and B2C clients?
  • Should I go with a bag, a pen or something different at a trade show?
  • Is it worth giving branded merchandise to my employees?

Of course, if you already know what you want, get in touch and we’ll give you a free, no obligation quote on our outstanding products.

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Think outside the bag

Bags and pens are two of the most common branded promotional products used. They’re typically very affordable and most customers and passers-by immediately see them as useful, making them a great choice for mass giveaways. However, if you’re working with high value clients or trying to build an ongoing relationship, a free pen won’t be enough. As part of our creative solutions service, we offer a wide range of branded merchandise, from golf balls to selfie sticks, sun hats to umbrellas, executive briefcases to kids’ backpacks. Talk to our team for individual suggestions.

Gifts create loyalty and boost morale

Everyone likes to be appreciated and to get something for free. Giving branded gifts or personalised items to your clients and employees is a great way to reward loyalty and create positive feels towards your brand, while at the same time sneaking a little bit of your advertising into their lives. At Hambleside, we have the experience and expertise to help you find a great branding solution every time. Whether you want to reward your employees, reach out to existing clients or raise brand awareness in a new sector, we have the promotional products that will help you do just that. We also provide awards and commemorative glassware, so if your employees – or clients – have been truly outstanding, you can tell them so in the clearest way possible.


We have worked with Hambleside Merchandise for many years now. We have always worked very well with the team and found them to be extremely helpful and friendly in their approach.
We sometimes ask for items which are not in the catalogue but this is never an issue, the guys will always source what we need. We always receive quotes quickly and are kept up to date on the progress of our orders. I would recommend Hambleside Merchandise to other companies as we have always received a first class service from them. For any adhoc requests they are always on hand to offer us merchandise solutions. If we need help they are only a phone call away and will pop in to discuss when required. We have forged an excellent working relationship and have confidence in the promotional products they deliver.

Warwick Print

Commendable responsiveness to emails. Very informative and precise. Phone enquiry handled with effectiveness and courtesy, straight to the point. Pleasure to do business with.

College of North West London

Request was acknowledged quickly and a quote provided promptly.
I like the fact that our account manager and team is consistent and that our relationship is both cordial and professional.

Agriculture And Horticulture Development Board

The whole process was handled very professionally and we were kept informed at each stage. The goods were delivered on time and we were even sent an Easter present! No complaints at all and I would highly recommend Hambleside to other people.

University Of St Andrews

A first class service from order to delivery. Excellent.

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

Clear and timely communication throughout. Excellent service within a tight turnaround.

University of Aberdeen

Communication between us was excellent as I was worried about what we need on the lanyards and wanted to make sure that they were correct, which of course they were. Very friendly helpful staff, even when the person dealing with my order was on holiday a colleague picked up my query and was very helpful in putting my mind at rest. Thank you

Accrington & Rossendale College

Customer service was really efficient and professional. Embroidered product also was excellent.

Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Fantastic service. Hambleside were able to turn my order round exceptionally quickly and always responded to emails very swiftly. They were also the best value for money. Thank you so much, will definitely be recommending to others.

University of Chichester

Products were delivered earlier than first communicated which was very helpful from my point of view as I was able to prepare for our conference a few days in advance. Customer service and price were great. Products were the right quality for our purposes.



No, it’s not as expensive as you think. Sometimes there is a one off tooling cost, but this is only chargeable once and then you have your own unique product as the design belongs to you. In many cases though tooling is not charged and you can get a completely bespoke product for no extra cost. Speak to us for ideas and more information.

This does vary on the product ordered, but we will work with you to fully understand your times scales and meet your deadlines.

Yes we can help you with the whole process, from initial design concepts to the finished product. If you have your own designs we can work with that, if not we can work with you to create the design concept.

More about Hambleside

Hambleside Merchandise offers branded merchandise, corporate incentives, business gifts and promotional merchandise, and has done since 2003. For over ten years we have been helping businesses and educational institutions improve and maintain brand awareness and we have supported their sales and marketing activity.

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and premium customer satisfaction results.