Whiskey and Ice and All things Nice!

It is the most common question the Bright Sparks team are asked. “What is new and hasn’t been done before?” or “We want something that will surprise people and they won’t expect”. This is why we love branded merchandise. We believe at Bright Sparks the use of promotional products is the only form of advertising the can hit all 5 senses. People can see, touch, feel, hear and often smell... read more

Keeping it fresh!

At Bright Sparks we love collaborating with our clients and factories developing new bespoke promotional merchandise. However, there is no point re writing the rule book with design if it’s not possible to be manufactured or pass mandatory product safety compliance tests. When we develop new concepts we consider everything from design, production, branding possibilities, flexibility and... read more

Re-working a classic

When Hellers came to us wanting a Rubik’s cube with a twist, we knew this was a great opportunity to mix up a classic. Next year marks 40 years since the Rubik’s cube was invented, so what better time to give it a fresh new look? Working with Hellers, it was important to deliver something that communicated the message behind their new product range and tied in with their existing brand... read more

More than a CatWalk

Since early 2016, Bright Sparks has been working with the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust to boost engagement among existing CatWalk members and build wider community awareness of the charity. Founded in 2005, CatWalk supports, promotes and raises funds for research into a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI). Bright Sparks worked alongside CatWalk to identify awareness buildi... read more

Auto Emergency Hammer

Ever been the first to arrive at a car crash? If a car is flipped or a passenger is constrained by their seat belt, an emergency hammer is a small, easy to use tool to help someone out of a damaged vehicle. Hammers of this kind have been popular with motorists overseas due to their small size and ease of use. Preventing and recovering from car crashes is an inescapable part of driving ... read more

Pump Screen & Lens Cleaner

A brand new promotional product to the New Zealand market, and exclusive to Bright Sparks. The Pump Screen & Lens Cleaner is idea for clients that are looking for a low price, novel and new IT item. The price is great, and as in stock in New Zealand delivery is only two weeks. Are you launching a new app? Do you have a website or digital promotion? Do you want to market to some on... read more

Sublimated Apparel equals Sublime Performance

Having been established in 1998 the MUSB Touch team has been through their fair share of branded clothing. When talking to founding member Tom Kitson there was a long list – personalised t-shirts, branded bags, promotional drink bottles, AS Colour t-shirts and AS Colour hoodies, and Biz Collection items to name a few. This season with a change of module the team wante... read more

Full size Foosball Table

The great thing about Bright Sparks being in the promotional products industry is that we are always working on and seeing new products, new marketing ideas and cool new corporate gifts. New promotional products come in all shapes and sizes, this one being a full size Foosball Table, with full colour branding. The minimum order is only 100pcs. They are not cheap, but whenever was something th... read more

NZ Ski Bags

NZ Ski owns and operates three of the very best ski fields in New Zealand, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt. Like all forward thinking businesses, they differentiate themselves from the competition with their customer service. As part of that service level Bright Sparks was commissioned to create a bag that skiers and boarders can use on the mountain to carry ski jackets and boots. ... read more


As a Branded Merchandise company we know the merchandise we do needs to be on point. Hence the Pom Pom Beanie with leather badge is already on order for next winter. Lets be honest, a decent part of the Christchurch summer as well. Four of our team visited our headwear factory in Shenzhen in April this year, so caps, beanies, bucket hats and any other headwear is a product category that we kn... read more

We are fans of this one!

We won't deny it, the Bright Sparks team are fans of this new item. Summer is on it's way, so what better way to keep your brand fresh than a USB fan? This is branded merchandise at its best. Great price, fast delivery, creative, new and a good brand area. CPIT has to be the coolest Polytechnic in new Zealand. read more

2015 Cup Pin

Addington raceway was looking to engage with its clientele leading into cup week and create a funding stream for their charity of choice, the Ronald McDonald House. They were looking for something low cost, that fits with their demographic and could be available for sale. Bright Sparks came up with a metal pin and decided on putting it on a full colour custom backing card, so the message was... read more

KidsFest LED Balloons

School holidays can be so long and boring for the kids, and hard work for the adults! So Christchurch City Council have found the answer! In the July school holidays, they run KidsFest with lots of cool events and activities to keep the kids entertained. They wanted some branded merchandise for one of their night-time events, and Bright Sparks suggested the idea of LED balloons. Cost-eff... read more

Middleton Grange Chiffon Scarves

Middleton Grange School came to Bright Sparks wanting some branded merchandise that their staff could use for gifts when travelling overseas, or when they had visitors to the school. As they were after a female-targeted gift, we liked the idea of a chiffon scarf. It was nice and light, which was perfect for fitting into a suitcase when travelling. With the koru design woven into the ma... read more

Columba College Sport Tights

Now we know girls can be fussy, you should see the girls in the Bright Sparks office - But at the end of the day, women know what they want! Columba College found that a lot of their girls were wearing tights instead of shorts to training, so they wanted to introduce sport tights into their uniform. There was only one problem – they couldn’t find navy ones anywhere, let alone ... read more

Christchurch Casino Bespoke Sheep Keyring

Incase you didn’t know, 2015 is the Chinese Year of the Sheep. The Christchurch Casino see floods of international visitors through their doors each year, in particular a lot of Chinese. And if you ask someone overseas, what is one thing New Zealand is known for? I bet one of the answers will be sheep (along with the wine, the scenery, the Kiwi slang, the list goes on…) So B... read more

Rugby Rugby Rugby!

New Zealand is rugby mad, Bright Sparks are rugby mad, so one day we were thinking about our favourite item of branded merchandise and we thought why don't we do do branded rugby balls? Simple, effective and very useful. Now when you go to kick around the footy with a few mates, or give to the kids to take to school or to the park, why not have your brand flying through the air? We've alre... read more

Promotional Meets Educational

Have you been looking for a promotional item that is both engaging and educational for children? The Dunedin City Council Road Safety Team came to Bright Sparks wanting exactly this. They were running an initiative in the community to educate and highlight the many distractions that occur at intersections.They wanted some sort of branded merchandise that children could take home, where thei... read more

Farmlands Rugby Shirt Promotion

As New Zealand’s largest farming Co-operative Farmlands (previously CRT) is always looking for creative ways to grow and develop relationships with their Shareholders and customers. The opportunity arose for Bright Sparks on a day at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin in 2013, watching the Highlanders host the Crusaders in the Super XV. The purpose of the event was to reinforce the good ... read more

Mainland Tactix Members-Only Scarf

Now here at Bright Sparks, we love being from the South Island but at the same time, we're not always a fan of those chilly mornings that we have! So when the Mainland Tactix netball team wanted a memorable membership gift for 2014, we knew what would be perfect! A Tactix branded, woolen scarf! It's an exclusive members-only scarf which stands out from the crowd with its bright colours, and i... read more