Doing nice things for others not only brightens their day, but also boosts your own health. Performing acts of kindness for family, friends or strangers can increase your self-esteem, compassion and empathy. It can also lower your blood pressure and cortisol, according to the Mayo Clinic.

On National Do Something Nice Day on October 5, businesses, nonprofits, retailers and organizations of all kinds can show up in the nicest way with promotional products. From surprise gifts for employees and volunteers to logoed giveaways for customers and patients, there are plenty of ways to use promos to put a smile on someone’s face.

Keep reading this issue of Promotional Consultant Today for a few ideas for National Do Something Nice Day.

Plan For This Promo:
What: National Do Something Nice Day
When: October 5

Yes Way Rosé

Raise a toast to clients on National Do Something Nice Day with the Laser-Engraved Wood Box With a Rosé Mini and Flute. The slide-top wooden box features a logo or message, and the wine and glass are nestled inside wood shavings for an elegant presentation.

A+ Wine Designs / PPAI 173549, S4 /

Want S’more?

Sweeten a business meeting or company retreat with the S’mores Kit. The pack includes a marshmallow and two sugar cookies topped with a custom logo in Belgian milk or dark chocolate. Include a message of appreciation on a full-color insert card.

Chocolate Chocolate / PPAI 111668, S5 /

Hydration Station

Nonprofits can thank donors on National Do Something Nice Day with the H2Go Lumos water bottle. This stainless-steel thermal bottle holds 25 ounces and features a wide drinking spout, carrying handle and threaded dual-opening lid. An included gift box makes it gift-ready for the occasion.

ETS Express / PPAI 135148, S11 /

Nice Job

The Office Kit makes it a cinch for organizations to show appreciation to employees on National Do Something Nice Day. The gift includes blue light-blocking glasses, a microfiber cleaning cloth, mousepad, pen and notepad tucked inside a logoed drawstring backpack.

Gold Bond, Inc. / PPAI 113974, S10 /

A Bag Upgrade

On National Do Something Nice Day, retailers can give shoppers the Cotton Canvas Admiral Tote Bag. This sturdy carryall features a zippered closure, front pocket and 26-inch handles. Choose from more than a dozen color combinations.

Hit Promotional Products / PPAI 113910, S13 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers