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Stress Balls – Does Your Business Need Them?

Updated on December 9, 2009

Let’s face it, work is stressful. We all need to find ways to wind down and get rid of our anxieties and stresses as often as we can.

Step in stress balls. If you thought the only stress ball in town was the yellow one with a smiley face on it, think again! There are dozens of different designs to go for. And since some stress balls can be made from recycled stuff you’ll be doing your bit to help the world around you in more ways than one too.

Make stress balls the start of a new trend in promotional recycled stuff for your clients and customers

Instead of just having basic computers in your office, why not introduce items made from recycled laptops too?  Recycled cardboard can make great gift boxes to pop those stress balls in, if you wanted to wrap them up in some way.

Think about all the recycled plastic products you could buy once they’re turned into pencils, mouse mats, stress balls and more.  This could be the start of a trend which sees your company using more and more recycled stuff.

How can you use stress balls to promote your business?

What type of business do you have?  Do you manage a medical clinic of some kind?  What about a computer business?  Maybe you own a transport business?

Whatever the answer may be you can use stress balls to start promoting your company.  There are countless other products you could use too, including those made from recycled cardboard, recycled art and even recycled laptops. 

But when it comes to stress balls you will find something ideal for every business.  Let’s take a look at some examples.


Medically speaking…

You can get all kinds of body parts available as stress balls.  Think of organs, tablets and even blood drops and you’ll get the idea.  These would be ideal in a doctor’s surgery or other similar venue. 

You don’t even have to give them out as gifts if you don’t want to.  Let’s say you work in a centre where people come in to donate blood.  How about creating your own area for recycled stuff and having a bowl of stress ball blood drops for people to use while they wait to be seen?

Lots of people can use them as and when they need them, and you can do your own bit of recycling by making sure everyone can keep on using them.

Seasonal stress balls

What better time of year to need a stress ball than Christmas?  Look for recycled cardboard gift boxes to put them in and give them out to your employees. 

Christmas puddings, Santas, snowmen and even penguins are all available as stress balls.  When they open their recycled cardboard gift box to find a little surprise inside, your employees will be relieved to find something to help them through the stress of the festive season!

Sporty stress balls

From American footballs to soccer balls, and snooker balls to golf balls – stress balls come in all these options and many more besides.

If your local club wants to attract the attention of new members this is a great way to do it.  Put together a number of giveaways including items made from recycled plastic products and throw in these stress balls as well.  They’ll certainly attract a lot of attention.

Get practical with a stress ball key ring

Yes you can even hang your keys from them.  If your business likes making good use of things and uses recycled art and recycled laptops in lots of different ways, the idea of a multi-purpose stress ball will certainly appeal.

This type of stress ball will always be close at hand and since you’ll have your keys in the same place you’ll be using it a lot too.

Stress balls could be a part of your overall promotional strategy

Think about it – offering promotional products made from recycled laptops and recycled art is a great idea. They’re useful for your customers and good publicity for you too, in more than one way.

The same goes for the stress balls. You’re providing something people can use, as well as choosing something that is relevant to your business. As such it can sit happily alongside all the other promotional products you have that are made from recycled plastic products and recycled cardboard.

Bet you didn’t think stress balls could be so useful, did you?

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    • stars439 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      nice hub.

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      The Rope 

      8 years ago from SE US

      JA - remember the original "stress balls" precursors to today's fabulous choices - the rubber band balls! Every day we added more and bounced it around office walls on those really "stressful days"! I’m a big fan of today’s “stress figures” and soooo glad we have so many choices! Thanks for great suggestions!

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      K Partin 

      8 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Wow Julie, great hub. Never knew there were so many different stress balls. Kind of a sad commentary on our society huh? Too much stress in our lives. Stress can kill thats for sure. Thanks K.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Being a very phlegmatic person, I can never understand the reason people find to get up the wall. Thank you very much for your good advice.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Definitely need these


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