Charming and convenient eco-friendly products are stealing this year’s show. From sustainable planters to digital business cards, the most captivating products enhance and rethink classic favorites. For 2023, clients and end users are looking for products that will elevate their lives without guilt. Here are PPAI associate editor Kristina Valdez’s picks from The PPAI Expo 2023.

The Tarana Cooler Bag is a stylish and roomy, soft cooler tote. The fabric shell for this insulated picnic tote is made from 15 recycled water bottles. There is a water-resistant liner, a full-length zipper closure and a front zippered accessory pocket.

Picnic Time Family of Brands / PPAI 143890, S6

The Spin Magic Ball puts a new twist on fidget toys and puzzles. This unique ball-shaped device provides hours of entertainment for adults and kids and is a great conversation piece at a party or trade show. The object is to properly align all of the colored balls inside the orb. To do this, simply rotate each semicircle while sorting the balls.

LogoIncluded / PPAI 270232, S4


ClearCharge is a crystal clear, wireless phone charger that lets you peek inside at its internal components. As your phone wirelessly charges, soft LED lights illuminate the clear acrylic block and highlight the laser-etched logo. ClearCharge also makes a premium award or commemorative gift with practical functionality. For every order, a tree is planted. / PPAI 383252, S8

Add some greenery to your space with the triple planter grow kit. Your brand is prominently displayed and can be further enhanced by upgrading to an eye-catching laser engraved imprint. This grow kit includes three seed packets, three protective liners and six soil pods to get your indoor garden started.

Fields Manufacturing / PPAI 111951, S8

The bamboo Elify Tap Plus Digital Business Card makes sharing digital info in person as easy as tapping a card to a cell phone. Now companies can create a custom, branded digital business card experience that employees can individually personalize with their contact information and headshot.

iClick / PPAI 254537, S11

Drinking from a stainless-steel bottle is definitely the more sustainable and wiser way to go. But does the cold water have a metallic aftertaste? The Asobu Puramic Orb eliminates this problem. Once recipients use this ceramic-lined insulated bottle, they won’t be able to use a regular stainless steel bottle again.

Ad-N-Art / PPAI 236926, S4