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The Top Promotional Products Trends Of 2016


From custom tote bags, to drinkware, to apparel…there are so many options for promotional merchandise it could literally make your head spin.  While most companies are going to use promo item staples such as bags and pens, you don’t need to be boring.  If you take a look at companies like Google, their promo choices are never boring – ever! If you want to stand out, make a statement and kick your competition to the curb, you have to step up your game.  That is what working with ePromos is all about.

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Here is our most recent instalment of top trends to get you noticed and make your competition jealous. Inventors are constantly bringing us the latest concepts in branded giveaways and our merchandisers have their fingers on the pulse of leading-edge promotional products. Here is the Top 10 list shaping the 2016 promotional products landscape.

1. Inflatable Loungers:

You’re probably seeing these brightly colored custom inflatable loungers everywhere.  Also known as breeze bags, wind couches, beach sofas and air chairs. They are a retail sensation and now you can get them with your logo. Talk about impressing your clients. At home loungers are great outdoors or indoors: soccer games, movie nights, video gaming, sleepovers or instant  extra seating that looks cool. Many of our clients are saying recipients love them at the office as a fun piece of extra furniture. Portable, waterproof, durable, and easy…just gather some air, roll up the end and clip – it’s  ready to go in seconds. Unclip, rollup releasing the air and store in the drawstring bag. Your logo goes both on the lounger and the bag for great exposure.  Go make your mark with this trendsetting product.

Instant Inflatable Custom Lounger Bag

Click here to see our video on How to blow up an inflatable lounger.

2. Insulated Tumblers:

Two of the biggest names in drinkware have made a huge impact in retail. Everyone wants one! However, there is no need to spend $30-$50 per tumbler on a Yeti or Swell. ePromos has similar high quality custom tumblers and you don’t have to pay the high price tag for a brand name.  Depending on the drinkware you choose, these less expensive tumblers will also keep ice for more than 24 hours. Vacuum-sealed which means the temperature outside doesn’t conduct through to the liquid inside. Many of our items are sprayed internally with copper for extra insulation. Insulated tumblers have become increasingly popular for coffee and tea, too…keeping beverages hot long after a morning commute. In addition, you don’t have to settle for just the stainless steel color and smooth texture, ePromos brings some style in a wide range of textures and colors to match your company’s identity..

Stainless Steel Double Wall Custom Tumbler – 20 oz.

Stainless Steel Copper Insulated Custom Tumblers – 20 oz.

Stainless Steel Copper Insulated Custom Tumblers – 30 oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Virtual Reality Goggles:

Virtual Reality Goggles are no longer a product of the future. Today your brand can exist on this futuristic product so anyone can experience VR and transport themselves anywhere in the world. Choose your favorite virtual reality app, slide a smartphone into these goggles (promoting your logo) and transform any cellphone into a virtual reality experience. Promote your brand at a low cost and you can order small quantities to make this cool giveaway even more affordable. You can even speak to our our Brand Consultants about making your very own VR application featuring your brand in the experience.

Cardboard Virtual Reality Custom Goggles

Cardboard Virtual Reality Custom Goggles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers:

Bluetooth technology is quickly making wired electronics a thing of the past. When customers need a bigger sound from their devices, you can gift  them a quality speaker imprinted with your logo – an item with high perceived value that people will appreciate. Our current selection of custom Bluetooth speakers features over 80 items in a wide variety of shapes with carry-along features such as carabiners, straps, clips or hooks to secure the speaker. We even have multifunction speakers that also serve as chargers and sell from brand names such as Brookstone and OrigAudio.

Waterproof Bluetooth Cube Custom Speakers

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5. The Heather Look

One of the most fashionable fabric trends this year has been heathered items. Traditionally custom apparel was the only promotional product where you found heather looks. Now this fashion favorite look of heather can be found in portfolios, lanyards, totes, caps, duffel bags and more. And, you’ll find colors beyond the traditional heather gray, we are using many base colors interwoven with white thread to produce muted shades to match your logo. Look for these hot new items at ePromos.com.

Striped Heather Custom Tote Bag – 18.25″w x 13.75″h x 4.25″d

Heathered Custom Lanyards w/Metal Crimp & Split Ring – .75″w

New Era Heather Melton Wool Unstructured Custom Caps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Drones

Remote Control Flying Drone Custom Toys

The newest and coolest trend up there, literally is Remote Control Flying Drones. You’ll be making a difference with your logo on a promotional drone that you know is going straight home and creating backyard bonding with the family. Gifts that allow for family bonding are always effective. Drones will be the main attraction as the top prize at any tradeshow booth – talk about a conversation starter! Giving a drone as a gift will be an effective advertising tool as well as keeping recipients buzzing while your brand is taken to new heights.

 

 

 

 

7. Fitness Bracelets

Personal fitness trackers are on the shelf at stores everywhere. ePromos offers brand name Fitbits with your logo and fortunately, we also have activity trackers  at much lower prices so you can get your name on recipient’s wrist daily! Imagine your logo on the trendiest fitness technology in the industry. These fitness-aware devices not only keep time, track distances and display calories burned, these good health promoters will show your company cares about wellness. Jump on this trend to make your business stand out from the rest.

Activity Tracker Custom Wristband w/ Clock

 

 

8. Mobile Chargers

Cell Phone Custom Chargers Accessory Kit

Today, cellphone battery life is a lifeline. Whether it’s personal or business, people rely on cell phones every day…so you can bet your audience will find a cool charger imprinted with your brand very useful. ePromos suggests this custom charging kit to show your clients you are there for them. The kit includes a USB car charger, a USB wall charger and 3-in-1 charging cables. At 2.1 amps of power these work with tablets and charge smartphones twice as fast as typical 1 amp chargers. That’s power at clients’ fingertips…and your brand is there, associated with being a lifesaver too!

 

 

9. Selfie Sticks

Yes, Selfie Sticks are still hot! Reach out to your customers and promote an easier way to take a selfie. Favorite moments will be captured while you promote your brand with an ePromos customized selfie stick. Travel with your audience and capture the good times with the perfect picture…your logo is alongside the fun too!

10. City Style Totes

The conservation movement is huge right now in the world but many bags lack style. Handing out an ePromos custom RuMe Tote Bag with your logo provides a high fashion on trend item that is practical and eco friendly. shows your company is environmentally aware. Customers opting for green-friendly commuting need an on-the-go carrying solution will love this bag! Imagine a lightweight bag that can fold up to fit in the palm of your hand, and is. But this durable enough to tote expands and can hold up to 50 pounds! Useful every day and ready to carry almost anything…anywhere. Here’s a link to many other on trend styles:

RuMe Classic Medium Custom Tote Bags – 15.5″w x 15.5″h x 4″d

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Glass Etched Wine Bottles – a Personalized Gift & Sophisticated Business...


Have you been looking for something to show customers or partners how much you appreciate their loyalty? Set yourself apart from the competition with etched wine bottles! Anyone can give out a pen or a stress ball, but those trinkets aren’t fit for repeat clients or generous donors. A nice bottle of wine is a sincere gesture that they can enjoy during a special occasion, while the bottle becomes a keepsake.

Our Process

We want to give you the finest quality decorated wine bottles that will be cherished by recipients. Our process is done by hand to provide a deep etching with luxurious texture for a one-of-a-kind design on every bottle. Add one color to create a branded message that catches the eye, or choose a full-color, vibrant design for a beautiful decor piece.

Select from LaTerre Cabernet, LaTerra Chardonnay, Monterey Cristal Champagne, and sparkling cider. For spirit or wine enthusiasts wanting a different selection, we invite you to work with one of our brand consultants to create a custom order.

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Glass Etching On Bar Accessories

Our options don’t stop at wine and liquor bottles. We also have etchable bar accessories and packaging to choose from. Pairing a wine bottle with accessories that display a matching design is the perfect touch to make your business stand out from the pack. One of our brand consultants can help with putting kits together with various items, including some not listed on our site. Start brainstorming ideas with our list of example products below!

Glass Bar Accessories

  • Wine Glasses
  • Stemless Drinkware
  • Stemmed Drinkware
  • Flutes
  • Brandy Tasters
  • Martini Glasses
  • Rocks Glasses
  • Beer Mugs
  • Pilsner Glassware
  • Decanters
  • Wine Carafes
  • Leather Presentation Boxes
  • Wooden Presentation Boxes
  • Glass Front, Wooden Presentation Boxes
  • Glass Wine Holders
  • Glass Wine Stoppers

Customized Wine Bottles as Party Favors

Etched wine bottles go beyond customer appreciation, including gifts for large celebrations. Attendees of weddings, anniversary parties, and corporate holiday parties will appreciate a remembrance bottle of wine to take home with them. You can engrave the date along with a special message that fits the special occasion. Take a look below at some example phrases:

Special Occasion Wine Etching

  • A Special Thank you
  • Thank You for Your Service
  • Happy Birthday
  • Aging Finer Than Wine
  • Season’s Greetings
  • Happy Hanukkah
  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy Holidays from the Private Wine Cellar of (Insert your name)

Increase Business with Etched Wine Bottles

Nothing says “congratulations” quite like a bottle of wine. Many businesses help their clients with major life changes, such as buying a home. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful gesture to show up with an etched bottle of sparkling wine, saying “Best Wishes on Your New Home,” with your logo and business information etched at the closing? They would admire that bottle for years, while their guests would see it proudly displayed every time they come over.

You can also achieve new deals and strike fruitful business relationships by using etched wine bottles as an out of the ordinary sales tactic. Often, if you want to do business with someone the only way to get to them is through their assistant. Sometimes those thoughtful touches are what help you get a foot in the door to land a big contract.

We hope these ideas make doing business and hosting events extra special. To start your etching, design a custom order, or build a unique gift set, give one of our brand consultants a call today at 844-768-0319!

Please Note: Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Utah prohibit shipment of alcohol by law. Non-alcoholic wines are available, please contact your Brand Consultant for details.

Our products’ prices include a one color/design imprint in any location. There is a setup charge per color/design. For each additional imprint or color added, an additional per-item charge will be added. The information below breaks out the pricing and available locations.


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Top Custom Tech Tools For Travelers


I travel, not as much as I used to, but on average a week a month. Most of these weeks begin at 4 am as I fumble through the house in the dark so I don’t wake my kids. I’ve pretty much packed everything the night before, but I am usually panicked that I’m going to leave something behind.

Enough clothes? (Usually too many.) Check.

Cute shoes? Check.

Comfortable shoes? (It’s not always the same as the cute shoes … ladies you know what I am talking about.) Check.

Toiletries? Check.

Undergarments? Check.

Power cords and charging cables? Um, not always.

Let’s face it: Whether getting on a plane once a month or travelling in your car, there are always technology tools that can help you along the way.

The first thing that is a must for me is a bag. I have to have a functional piece that will allow me to carry my laptop. Here is my preferred bag when flying and my stylish choice when fluttering around town.

Other items I wouldn’t leave home without are:

1. 3-in-1 charger and ear buds.

This pack meets so many of my needs! Ear buds for the plane, car charger for the rental car, and wall charger for the hotel.

2. Power bank.

You can learn more about custom power banks here. I carry one with enough mAh to charge my tablet.

3. Media shelf.

This guy is super handy when at the airport!

4. Cord wrap.

I get so aggravated when I can’t use my ear buds.

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5. Zoom travel outlet with USB ports.

Coming to the site soon! No more waiting on an outlet at the airport. Share the wealth with this soon-to-be-on-the-market product that turns one plug into four.

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These are just the things that fit into my medium-size hand bags.

So road warriors, occasional travelers like me, or those of you catching windshield time on the way to work: Tech items are a must! Reach out to us on Facebook and let us know what you like to carry. We just might send you a surprise.


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How To Use Promotional Products To Add A Personal Touch To Weddings


Promotional products can rock marketing campaigns, but don’t overlook their softer side—they’re also perfect for personalizing a wedding.

Every couple wants their wedding day to be unique and unforgettable, and custom products are just the way to infuse the big day with an extra-special touch. They can showcase the personality of the couple, and they can enrich the entire wedding experience for everyone involved.

promotional productsU.S. couples spend an average of $25,000 on their big day, according to The Wedding Report, Inc. With that kind of investment, guests should remember the wedding.

Promotional products ensure that the big day lives on. They commemorate the couple and the wedding, and they’re lasting reminders of the day that two people said “I do.”

Don’t think promotional products can only be used as wedding favors. We adore buttermints in personalized wrappers as much as the next wedding guest, but there are many other ways to personalize your wedding with custom products.

Here are some ideas for using promotional products to turn a wedding into a gorgeous, personalized experience:

Welcome out-of-towners.

When far-flung wedding guests arrive for the big day, treat them to custom bottled water and personalized snack packs. Go the extra mile by creating welcome packages containing custom bottles of shampoo or lotion. They’ll appreciate the kind gesture, and couples will be creating a personalized experience right from the start.

Thank the bridal party.

Promotional products become lasting keepsakes for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Whether it’s personalized tote bags or custom stainless steel water bottles, custom gifts are symbols of friendship and appreciation.

Enhance the décor.

Personalized banners or signs can both welcome and direct guests. Display them outside the venue, and station them at various places around the reception. Custom tabletop runners make a beautiful addition to the décor, as well as custom beverage napkins and personalized coasters.

Send guests home with something special.

Giving out unique wedding favors is one of the best ways to make a wedding memorable. Custom products can be trend-setting or traditional—it’s all up to the bride and groom. Custom seed packets capture the spirit of outdoor weddings, while wrapped custom candy is a classic, timeless wedding favor.

Promotional products are a way to make a wedding unlike any other. They’re custom-made specifically for the event, giving it a personal, distinctive feel. When store-bought favors and gifts just won’t do, elevate the experience with custom products.

Promo know-how tip:

Incorporate wedding colors into the promotional products or the imprint. Our Brand Consultants can work with you on every detail.

 


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Wedding Ideas That Wow


Summer is a season for weddings, and June is the most popular month for tying the knot. More than two million couples wed in the U.S. every year, and nearly 11 percent do so in June.

If you’re planning a wedding, we have some wedding ideas that wow.  And we’re not just talking about wedding favors—we have everything from custom gifts for the wedding party to custom ideas for the honeymoon.

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For the rehearsal dinner: Custom wine charms
Custom wine charms dress up the table, and they’re a beautiful way to help guests differentiate their wine glasses. You can even add decorative beads to coordinate with your wedding colors.

For bridesmaids: Custom lip gloss
Custom lip gloss lets your bridesmaids keep their smiles picture-perfect. This custom lip gloss has a sweet berry flavor and a light pink tint that coordinates beautifully with any dress color.

For groomsmen: Custom money clip
This top-grain leather custom money clip is a classy way to show appreciation to groomsmen. It’s designed with a magnetic clip to secure loose bills and a pocket to hold credit cards.

At the reception: Woven custom coasters
Add these woven custom coasters to place settings for a lovely custom touch. Since they’re woven—not paper or cardboard— they’ll last long after the celebration.

For the toast: Stemless custom champagne glasses
The wedding toast is a time-honored tradition, and stemless custom champagne glasses are a way to do it in style. Bring them out on anniversaries to re-live the moment.

For favors: Custom buttermints
Custom buttermints are a soft, melty and sweet way to thank guests for attending your wedding.

For the honeymoon: Custom sunscreen
The most popular honeymoon destinations are Las Vegas, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Jamaica. What do all these hot spots have in common? Sunshine, and lots of it. That’s why custom sunscreen is a must for honeymooners.

Promo know-how tip: Adding names or a personalized message to your custom wedding products means they’ll become treasured keepsakes from your wedding day. Check out our Pinterest board for more custom wedding ideas.

 


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Under Armour Uses Custom Backpacks For Good


Under Armour, a company known for its high-tech sportswear and accessories, is using custom backpacks to send a message of encouragement to wounded service members overseas.
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Teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), Under Armour is filling logo backpacks with custom Under Armour essentials such as jackets, t-shirts, socks and shorts. The mission is simple: To honor and empower wounded warriors.

Under Armour makes it easy for shoppers to support our nation’s heroes by packaging essential wearables in tough, rugged and durable custom backpacks. And in honor of their gift, Under Armour sends shoppers a numbered, limited-edition challenge coin, dog tags and a WWP story. These logoed products are a way for shoppers to get a little something back when they give—and one more way for Under Armour to expand its reach.

Promo know-how tip: Custom backpacks are perfect for military personnel, and they help Under Armour spread a message of goodwill and military support. If your company wants to champion a cause, we can help you pinpoint the perfect promotional products for your mission.