Case Study – Our Most Successful Self-Promo Item

  • May 31, 2023

by Samantha Sage


As a cannabis promotional products company, we give a fair amount of thought to what the best swag items are to use for our own promotional needs! We’ve created a wide variety of promo items to get Higher Promos’ name out there at events and tradeshows – everything from custom embroidered North Face beanies and branded Bluetooth speakers:




to glowing logo signs and 3D crystal awards to showcase cannabis nugs!




But out of every possible self-promo we’ve thought up over the years, one has broken through as our most popular, most recreated cannabis swag in 2023…


Our Smoker’s Essentials Grab Bags


We love bringing these convenient, all-in-one swag bags with us to tradeshows and new client meetings to demonstrate a few of the many possibilities that exist for low-cost, custom-branded cannabis swag.

Our clients are so impressed with them, they frequently decide to make an exact recreation for their own brand. The novel presentation and fun “unboxing” effect of these bags elevate the perceived value of the affordable cannabis swag contents.  Dispensaries and cannabis brands using these bags have found that their customers appreciate the thoughtful approach - providing branded merch that they actually want, need, and find useful! 


Our standard Smoker’s Essentials Swag Grab Bags contain:

  • A Plastic Herb Grinder – available with 1-color imprint or a full color decal to capture your logo in high resolution, true to your brand colors. An affordable and always useful cannabis promo option!

  • 2 Disposable Caldwell’s Pipes for discreet, convenient consumption – available with 1-color imprint standard or upgrade to a full color imprint with full wrap for more branding.

  • Full-Color Custom Rolling Paper Packs – personalized with your branding and art inside & outside of each pack, these awesome hemp papers also include custom display boxes to sell your branded rolling papers in your dispensary!

  • BIC Maxi Lighters – the #1 selling lighter in the USA, these BIC lighters are the ultimate must-have for cannabis consumers. Available with 1-color imprint standard, customize with more colors or a digital full-color wrap for the custom lighters your cannabis brand needs.

  • 2 Full-Color Buttons – Made in the USA from 65% recycled steel and FSC-Certified paper, these super affordable promo items are a classic giveaway for all industries.

  • Full-Color Cotton Multipurpose Bags – the ultimate reusable swag item, these stash bags are made from sustainable cotton and feature your full color logo or art all over both surfaces – get creative with your design, or let us help you create an awesome bag that your clients will keep for years!


The best part about our swag bags and custom cannabis promo kits is that they are fully customizable for your needs!

Want a different selection of custom swag items in your cannabis brand's grab bags? Want to upgrade to smell-proof stash bags, or even hard-sided combo-locking stash boxes? Just reach out to us to discuss your vision for the perfect cannabis giveaway or smoker’s kit to resale at your dispensary, and Higher Promos will make it a reality.


Email us today for current pricing on our cannabis swag grab bag components and ideas on how to make them your own.



Samantha Sage is the Marketing Coordinator & Sales Assistant for Higher Promos. Sam has worked in many facets of the Oregon cannabis industry since 2018, and is now leveraging her years of multi-industry marketing experience to help cannabis businesses grow their brands with quality promotional products. When Sam isn't researching new & unique cannabis swag options, you can find her in the Oregon woods with her husband & senior rescue dog. 

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