Best Movie Swag Ideas for Entertainment Companies

February 26, 2024

Lights, camera— movie swag! Discover the best cinema merch for entertainment companies!

Entertainment is one of the most exciting yet competitive industries around. So when it comes to time to thank your crew, garner interest, promote your latest masterpiece, or find excellent gifts for filmmakers, don't leave important details to chance. With fun movie swag, you can ensure you get the most bang for your investment and leave your recipients wanting more and your hard working team feeling appreciated!

15 Fun Movie Branded Merch Ideas

Just as stunning off-screen as they are below, these movie themed gifts and incentives are ideal for branding, gifting and wowing your recipient. Talk to your Gemnote rep on how you can get customized movie swag. 

1. Branded Tee Shirts

Other movie themed gifts that are sure to please: stylish tee shirts that are perfect for marketing your next project! These all-season faves continue to be a top seller when it comes to swag store merch, promotional items and giveaways, as well as branded tokens of appreciation. 

Thinking of customizing apparel for your movie swag? It’s a favorite when it comes to custom merch for clients, customers, employees, vendors, and more. 

Photo courtesy of:; Shown: Eras Tour Tee Shirts

2. Ring Light

It doesn’t take a professional cameraman to know that lighting can make the difference between a fabulous picture and one that is easily passed over. So why not help your recipient look their best in every photo they take with an easy to use ring light! It’s perfect for keeping anyone and everyone in the spotlight— including your next project! 

Shown: Selfie Ring Light

3. Colorful Desk Accessories

Here’s proof that desk accessories don’t have to be boring! Help your recipients infuse color into their work space with colorful and practical picks, like these semi-transparent acrylic essentials! For more desk accessories,  check out our Lookbook! 

Shown: Phone Stand Green Collection and Square Neon Yellow Acrylic Tray

4. Personalized Patches 

For brand merchandise ideas that really stick, you can beat a cool patch. It’s perfect for letting your recipient use it how and where they want it. Not to mention, they can create their own unique style, while you have an affordable option for keeping your brand top of mind. 

Shown: That’s the Spirit Iron On Patch and Take it Easy Chain Stitch Patch

5. Branded Bluetooth Speakers

Whether it’s gifts for filmmakers you’re after or a cool movie swag bag addition, you can’t go wrong with colorful bluetooth speakers that keep the tunes flowing even in the water or on the go. 

Shown: Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Mini Bluetooth Speaker

6. Camera or Accessories

Help your recipient make everyday a memorable occasion with a photo stand or an actual camera, like this Instax Mini 90 one. Talk to your Gemnote rep for even more movie-themed gifts or ideas that you can customize. 

Shown: Portable Phone Stand Instax Mini 90 Camera

7. Custom Towel

Really want to show off your branding without breaking the bank? Branded towels make fun and functional movie gift ideas since they offer your recipient an everyday essential and you the perfect palette for logos, graphics, taglines, and more! Plus, they’re large enough to market your company or next project as much or as little as you want!

Photo courtesy of A24 Films; Shown: A24 Towel 

8. Personalized Keychain

Sure nowadays almost everything has keyless entry—but that’s what makes these retro keychains so fun. Whether you add them to your actual keys or slip them on your backpack, luggage, jean loop and the like, they’re the perfect accessory for keeping around! Best of all, they make an inexpensive option for movie theater gifts and giveaways.    

Photo courtesy of Mr Porter Celine Homme keychain (Left), MixedSaladShop Busted keychain (Center),  Well Done Goods Hotel California Keychain (Right)

9. Custom Apparel

Whether you choose a cargo style vest that’s loaded with cool features like buckle and velcro patch pockets with embroidered patches or a packable performance hoodie, hard working styles like these are perfect for branding. 

Photo courtesy of Heroes & Villains; Shown: Star Wars Performance Hoodie and Cargo Vest

10. Custom Branded Posters

For branded merchandise ideas that keep your project front and center—without breaking the bank—think paper goods, like posters which are available in all shapes and sizes! Talk to your Gemnote rep for more ideas!

Photo courtesy of SantostefanoFinds; Shown Oppenheimer Movie Poster

11. Fanny Packs

Another option on a smaller scale, a fanny pack keeps essentials close at hand and there the options are plentiful when it comes to customization. Plus, fanny packs enjoy the retro cool of all things 80s and 90s and come in a variety of price points so there is a style for everyone. 

Shown: Patagonia and Cotopaxi Fanny Packs

12. Laptop Cases and Sleeves

Just think, you can put your branding on the one item that goes almost everywhere your recipient does! Whether you choose a case or a sleeve is up to you, just know the options on customizing are almost endless. Talk to your Gemnote rep for brands, styles, colors and ways to add your logos like embroidery, labels, screen printing, patches and more.  

Photo courtesy of Hoff; Shown: Hoff Funda Ordenador Burdeos and Laptop Baggu Puffy Laptop Sleeve 

13. The Perfect Candle

A scent has the power to invoke memories, enhance the mood, and embrace the moment. Plus, if you’re on the hunt for brand merchandise ideas, candles are perfect for customizing with your own label and making it the star of the show! 

Photo courtesy of Homesick; Shown: Barbie Dreamhouse Candle

14. Travel Tumblers

At home, on the go, and even on vacation… no matter where you are, there’s no need for one and done plastic bottles and cups which are bad for the environment. That’s why you and your recipient will appreciate the ease and functionality of a travel tumbler. And, for extra points, add innovation, like the collapsable, space-saving Stojo cup or the responsibly sourced tumbler with straw from Wolf and Badger.  

Photo courtesy of Wolf and Badger; Shown: Stojo Cup and Wolf and Badger Tumbler with Straw

15. Colorful Branded Stickers

Just like enamel pens and custom patches, stickers are an easy swag gift that give you marketing power that sticks. Plus, they’re another cheap movie swag option that’s great for promos and giveaways.  

Photo courtesy of Only New York and A24 Films

16. Branded Desk Accessories

Whether your recipient is behind the scenes, in front of the camera, or in the audience, surprise them with fun, branded merch like custom postcards, logo trays, and other desk accessories.

Photo courtesy of A24 Films; Shown: Greetings from Postcards + Desk Accessory Trays


17. Customized Drinkware

They say there’s no business like show business, which may be true, but when it comes to movie swag, there’s no need to keep it all business. Whimsical, colorful, memorable… for the best movie gift ideas try cups and mugs from Poketo which offer all of the quality along with a dose of fun!  

Shown: Poketo Double Wall Mug + Double Wall Groovy Cup

18. Branded Hats 

For branded merchandise ideas that keep your entertainment company or project top of mind, hats, beanies, and other headwear can be a sustainable, fashionable, and marketable promotional item! Plus, when it comes to customizing you have a rainbow of hues and features to choose from. Plus, they made our list for the top 30 Top Company Swag Products.  

Photo courtesy of American Needle Store and P and Co.; Shown: Custom Hats 

19. Logo Umbrella 

Being prepared is half the battle. The other half? Maybe it’s finding a way to stand out in a crowded marketplace with enviable movie themed gifts that keep spirits up even on stormy days. Case in point: an umbrella with your logo on it! Check out more umbrella styles and customization ideas for every price point. 

Photo courtesy of A24 Films;  Shown: Logo Umbrella

20. Custom Branded Socks

For inexpensive movie swag with unlimited design options, custom socks make for fun branding! Just talk to your Gemnote rep for ideas on creating your perfect pair— including custom options like embroidery. 

Photo courtesy of Bon Appétit; Shown: Bon Appétit Martini Socks

As you can see, when it comes to the best movie swag, you have plenty of options that are just right for customizing your brand and logo! As a gift or a giveaway, they’re a powerful tool to amplify your entertainment company’s presence, express gratitude to your dedicated teams, and, of course, continue to captivate your audience. And, if you still haven’t found that ideal promotional product for your entertainment company, check out these corporate personalized swag ideas for more options. 

Ready to get started? By partnering with a company like Gemnote who specializes in creating cool movie swag, you can leave a lasting impression and strengthen connections within the entertainment industry. Not to mention, you can leave all the heavy lifting to the experts. Let Gemnote handle everything from creating a curated collection of options to show off your brand and logo to all of the sourcing and production, packaging (including sustainability!),  kitting, and warehousing, so you can relax and enjoy the show. 

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