Promotional Gifts


10 Customizable and Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts

Between clients, vendors, partners and colleagues, you’ve got a TON of people to gift this season – and crossing everyone off that list can be expensive, to say the least.

Now the good news: you don’t have to go above and beyond your budget just to make your gifts memorable. Some of this season’s hottest must-haves are also the most cost-effective – win, win, win!

Gifts under $10

1. Bamboo Cutting & Serving Board

The savvy host on your gift list will love this one-of-a-kind cutting board. Made from natural bamboo wood, this cutting board is both a better-for-you option (versus plastic) and an on-trend accessory your recipients can use to not just chop but, also, serve. #Instagram-level entertaining, anyone?


2. Stainless-Steel Speckled Camping Mug

This nostalgic speckled mug is the perfect gift for the outdoorsy folks on your list. When summer seems far away, this mug’s enamel-finished design and stainless-steel interior invite a camping vibe right into your kitchen. Fill it up with coffee or hot chocolate then gather around the indoor campfire and, instantly, you’ll get your camp on – even if the temperatures don’t agree.


3. Full-Color Hot Chocolate To-Go Paper Cup Kit
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, this cute hot-chocolate kit will do the trick. It’s packed with hot chocolate mix, and even marshmallows to top it off – because, really, what’s cocoa without the marshmallows? Cheers to that!



Gifts under $20

1. Field & Co.® Multifunctional Mini Promotional Backpack
For anyone who’s always on the go, this mini backpack is a must. Made from easy-to-clean cotton canvas with a front compartment for easy access to snacks, electronics and more, this backpack is as functional as it is sophisticated and stylish – and it’s the perfect branded corporate gift for holiday 2019.


2. Cookie Tote Gift Set
Customize this cotton tote and we’ll do the rest – AKA, pack with a seemingly-endless supply of delicious cookies. From hazelnut to chocolate and more (much…) there’s no doubt every recipient will find their fave in this must-have holiday gift. And – bonus – there will be plenty of cookies to leave for Santa…maybe.



3. Omega Wireless Power Bank w/Ring Holder
There’s no such thing as having too many phone chargers. Keep someone on your list charged-up with this power bank that can be used at home or on the go. One side of the power bank has suction cups on it, so users can attach it to the back of their phone and charge anytime, anywhere.



4. Embroidered Two-Tone Scarf
There’s no room for winter chill when you gift this trendy two-tone scarf. Finished with your logo or branding, this gift is the perfect way to (literally) tuck in your clients, vendors and partners this holiday season.


Gifts over $20

1. Twisted Fringe Plaid Wool Blanket
Made from 50% Australian wool and 50% acrylic, this blanket is super luxurious and super cozy at the same time. Whether they keep it for chilly days in the office (AKA summer days when the AC is blasting) or for kicking back on a weekend in, your recipients will stay super snuggly – and think of you every time they cozy up.


2. Coffee Press & Glass Set
So long, Starbucks®. Surprise a coffee connoisseur on your list with a little extra buzz this season – without the endless lines. This stylish coffee press and glass set comes complete with two coffee glasses and a customizable gift box.




3. Essential Oil-Infused Gift Set
Give clients and partners the gift of ahhhh this holiday season with this oil-infused gift set. Inside they’ll find an essential oil-infused soap, candle and bath salts, perfect for a little holiday unwind session. This pack also includes an essential oil rollerball and a pumice stone for the ultimate at-home spa experience.


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These 5 Gifts are Unnecessary Yet Totally Memorable.

Sometimes it’s not about the dollar value.

Sometimes they want something unique or simply ordinary, yet totally memorable.

For corporate planners, business owners and other gift givers, this is a critical time of year. Breaking through the clutter of holiday gifts can be a challenge.

And, to us, that’s key, especially in this hyper-competitive landscape. Now more than ever, it’s time to ditch the gift cards and consider some unusual start-of-the-year gifts – starting with our roundup below. These  corporate gifts are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone and everyone on your gift list, including staff, clients, vendors or, even, your top customers. Cheers to that.

Drone with Logo1. Remote-Controlled Mini Flying Drone

For the tech-savvy, kid-at-heart audience, consider a drone. They’re fun and less ubiquitous than your average corporate gift, with a high perceived value and optimal branding space.

Choose from different color patterns and drone designs, for a sleek set or a few different options to distribute. Each drone “pack” comes with rechargeable batteries, a USB charging cord and a remote control that doubles as a carrying case. Bonus: this drone is super easy to fly. So, whether your recipients take it for a spin or pass the controls to a junior pilot, your holiday gift will no doubt soar.

2. Our Full Color Hand Warmer Pack

Cold hands can curb your fun, especially when you’re out and about taking in all things winter. That is why these 10-hour hand warmer tops our list of unusual holiday gifts. So random yet so practical.

This is an ideal gift for virtually anyone – the outdoorsy client who can’t seem to warm up, the on-the-go exec who undoubtedly vacations in Vail – anyone, really.   Chances are you’ll want to hang on to at least one for yourself, especially as the temperatures drop – trust us, we did.

Full Color Promotional Diffuser3. Essential Oil Diffuser

The planning, the shopping, the cooking, the hosting – there’s so much that goes into the holiday season. This year give your clients, vendors, employees and customers something that will keep them calm and collected as they start a fresh new year.

Enter – oil diffuser. This easy-to-use diffuser adds a relaxing aroma and oh-so-calm ambiance to any space. It changes colors when in use, has three different timed settings up to 120 minutes – a great option for anyone on your list, especially ones that focus on wellness.

And, of course, an oil diffuser isn’t just holiday or new year centric. Similar to our other luxury corporate gifts, this one is perfect for year-round use, anytime your recipient needs a little ahhh in their life.

Floating branded speaker4. A Floating Wireless Speaker

One of the most newest most unique high-end corporate gifts to make the list, our floating wireless speaker will get your clients talking. Useful for all ages, your clients will be packing this gift to join them in the pool on all future vacations and holidays.

Pairing from up to 30 feet away, this high definition Bluetooth® speaker is ideal for boating or time at the pool or the beach, giving your brand maximum exposure all summer long. Package it in a custom gift box for an even bigger “wow”.

Custom Solar Power Charger5. Foldable Solar Charger

Ideal for the beach, a camping trip or in case of emergencies, you can be sure this solar charger will be kept in the glove compartment of any recipients car. With 5 watt solar panels and a USB port, it’s practical, yet different. That means kudos to you,  repeat brand exposure for your business.

Finding a memorable gift for clients, customers and employees can be overwhelming, especially when you’ve got lots of diverse people on your list. Opt for something that seriously stands out, and you’ll no doubt wow your crowd, no matter what tops their holiday wish list. Reach out and we can work together to find the perfect fit!

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Clever Promotional Gift Ideas You Can Use

Promotional gifts are a dependable method for getting your brand noticed and increasing business. A few stats that may make your jaw drop:

• 8 in 10 consumers own at least 1 promotional item
• 89% of consumers can recall the name of an advertiser on a promotional product they received in the past 24 months
• More than 50% of consumers keep a promotional product from 1-4 years

…and perhaps our favorite…

• After receiving a promotional product, 85% of consumers do business with the advertiser.

Reasons, such as the ones listed above, are what we are constantly shouting from the rooftops — promotional products need to be part of your marketing strategy. From pens, to drinkware, bags, and t-shirts, there are a ton of tried-and-true options that will make potential customers really happy (success!). But this piece is dedicated to those looking to make a bigger splash by choosing something a bit off the beaten path. There are many benefits to going this route:

• A unique experience/promotional item keeps your brand memorable.
• People will be more likely to share or show off a clever item to others, extending your brand reach and impression.
• A creative product still takes advantage of all the benefits of a regular promotional item, so you won’t be missing out on anything!

Clever Corporate Gift Ideas

Now, onto the promotional goods. Keep in mind, some of these items are things people may never consider buying themselves, but would find very useful if they were to receive one. Which really, pretty much makes them the perfect gift!

2-Piece Stainless Steel Custom Reusable Straws

Reusable straws are having a moment, but that moment is really a movement.

As the threat of climate change climbs, more species are added to endangered lists, and tales of more plastic in the ocean than fish emerge, it’s no wonder the shift to be more environmentally conscious is gaining speed alongside these horrors. One simple change many people are taking notice of is simply switching to reusable straws — and by “people”, we also mean the likes of Starbucks, Coachella, and the City of Portland, all of which recently ditched plastic straws. Gifting a reusable straw is a great way to send a positive message to consumers and join the conversation for environmentally-sustainable choices.

From a practicality perspective, this is a compact, lightweight gift people can easily slip into their pocket or bag — always a great convenience when milling around a crowded convention. While any business could make the case for gifting this set of reusable straws (the need to go green is a universal conversation), it would fit especially well with a brand in the food or beverage industry, such as a coffee shop or café, or beverage brand.

Tool Sets

Most of us are not Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, and when it comes to fixing things, well, sometimes it’s just easier to call someone. Which isn’t to say we’re incapable of fixing them, but rather we don’t have the needed tools to get the job done — which is why this compact but extremely useful tool set, made by Origaudio®, is an amazing promotional gift. The tools in this set are especially unique, as each piece is multi-use so you get the most out of each and every one. For example, the barrow tool has 10 different uses (multiple wrenches, built-in screwdriver bits, wire stripper, bottle opener, and more). This set is perfect for a low-maintenance person who needs to fix the occasional item around the house; although it’s also the perfect item to stash in your car for on-the-road emergencies. This high-quality tool set is a perfect promotional gift for a business geared towards hardware or home improvement/DIY.

Custom Emergency Kits

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of the great outdoors and being one with nature — until something goes wrong and you realize civilization is miles away. Enter this handy emergency kit. It’s wonderfully clever as a promotional item, because, well, who would ever throw it out? It’s a perfect item to stash in the car, a backpack, or among hiking/fishing/outdoor gear thanks to how compact and lightweight it is.

An emergency kit is a clever promotional gift for a brand geared towards the outdoors (hunting, fishing, climbing, hiking, etc.). Equipped with items like a whistle, knife blade, fishing hooks on line, a cotton fire tinder, among others, this emergency kit is a nice way to show clients you support their interests — and have their backs if something goes wrong.

Portable Custom Lounger

We’re going to cut right to the chase — these portable loungers are, in a word, amazing.

They make for the perfect on-to-go afternoon nap anywhere, but also have a ton of other features to love (as if portable nap ability isn’t enough). They’re huge, with the ability to hold up to 550 pounds, but fold up in a wonderfully compact, small, self-contained bag. They also require no external pump; to inflate them you simply catch the air as you walk back and forth with it. Oh, and the top inflates to create a pillow, and there’s even a pocket for a drink and an iPad®. Comfy, convenient, and environmentally friendly. Not bad at all. From a branding perspective, this large novelty item provides plenty of space to prominently display your company name, logo, etc. Similar to the custom emergency kit above, this item is a great giveaway for any outdoor-related brand, although you could make the case for its relevance in almost any industry. This portable lounger sends a relaxing message — its the item to choose if you’re going for a chill, Zen vibe with your promotional gear.

Foldable Custom Solar Charger

We’re a super tech-dependent society. iPhones®, tablets, laptops — all these items make our life wonderfully convenient and connected. But one of the massive downsides is battery life. We can all relate to the annoyance (and maybe slight panic) of searching for an outlet when our battery life is dangerously low and flashing red. Enter this dreamy foldable solar charger. Its compact design makes it perfect for use anywhere. And it’s wonderfully environmentally friendly, which, as discussed above, is a trending (and serious) topic du jour. This solar charger, like the reusable straws, sends a message of your brand being connected to the green movement. And frankly, it’s just a cool product; a conversation starter. Having your brand imprinted on it is a great way to get in on that conversation. The solar charger is a great gift for a business that wants to send a green message with a high-end product.

2-in-1 Wireless Charging Promotional Portfolio

This smart portfolio is a must-have business item and the newest in charging technology. It features an integrated 5000 mAh powerbank that also functions as a wireless charger. A multitasking dream wrapped up in a sleek design! A blend of old and new, it houses a notepad (like, literal paper), elastic pen loops, and, drum roll, a charging bank, which you can connect to wirelessly. This item is perfect for any business-minded, on-the-go person. It’s a fantastic way to have everything you need for roving meetings — coffee shops, business lunches, conferences, etc. This handsome portfolio makes a wonderful gift from any business-oriented industry, such as a law firm, advertising agency, hospital, or university.

Bottle Shaped Water-Resistant Custom Bluetooth Speaker

This handy Bluetooth® speaker is indeed clever — a tech item with the look of a water bottle

(a wildly popular promotional item) provides an interesting aesthetic. It also provides great functionality, as it’s portable, rechargeable, and even water resistant. It has a rubber carrying handle that can be clipped onto a backpack for ease of travel, especially when at the beach or camping. While it makes for a fun gift for an outdoor, or party-oriented business, a Bluetooth speaker is useful, literally, anywhere. It’s a really good “show off” item that can be used at home or even on a desk.

Stainless Steel Custom Power Bank Water Bottle w/ Wireless Charger Lid

This promotional item will really get people talking — it’s out there, in the most wonderful, tech savvy way. It’s functional, serving a real purpose, but is on theme with items people will love, but not necessarily buy for themselves. Makes a great gift to celebrate employee anniversaries and milestones! This is Stainless Steel Custom Power Bank Water Bottle w/ Wirelesss Charger Lid an new way to keep you and your gadgets powered up at all times. This bottle features a double wall construction and spill resistant lid. The wireless charging pad is built in to the lid, and connected to the bottom of the bottle is a 3600 mAh power bank!

We hope these creative promotional gifts have made you think outside-the-box when it comes to corporate giveaways. Of course, there’s always a place for the more common (and highly popular) items, such as mugs and tote bags, but the items discussed in this piece just bring a little more oomph — which will get your potential customer’s attention (and appreciation).

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Promotional Calendars: 7 Stats You Didn’t Know

You may think that physical calendars are antiquated and obsolete in this era dominated by the digital… but you’d be surprised to learn that they are still commonly used and needed by virtually everyone. In fact according to a study by PPAI, 84% of workers in America find calendars to be important in their daily lives.

It’s time to give promotional calendars another look! Check out this infographic for six more stats you didn’t know about promotional calendars:

ASI 2019 ad impression study calendar spotlight stats

Stand Out with Unique Promotional Calendars

As one of the most popular promotional products, calendars are also incredibly versatile. There are so many different styles to choose from. From the standard desktop or pocket calendars to the interactive, technology-driven calendars, it’s easy to find something to make your brand blow the competition away. Here are just a few examples of what is possible in the promotional calendar category nowadays:

Laminated Yearly Calendarlaminated yearly calendar
View the entire year at once, and note important dates with the included dry erase marker that wipes clean when changes need to be made. With a huge imprint area, this promotional calendar is bound to be noticed.

word-a-day calendarWord-a-Day Calendar
This 13-month custom calendar is perfect for anyone interested in expanding his or her vocabulary. Made of glossy paper, it’s visually appealing as well as interactive and fun. It features a new word each day from the Merriam-Webster dictionary, so you can be sure recipients will interact with and appreciate this unique wall calendar.

Flower Bouquet Desk Calendarflower bouquet desk calendar
If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind promotional calendar, this is it! It looks like a decoration, but is in fact a calendar featuring a flower for every month and a vase imprinted with your logo – a definite conversation piece.

DIY projects wall calendarDIY Projects Wall Calendar
It may look like your average wall calendar, but this promotional calendar actually includes a do-it-yourself video for each of the 12 months. Simply scan each month’s photo with the Pixaction App (free to download), and watch the videos instantly. An invaluable gift for first-time home buyers!

Buy Promotional Calendars Early!

The early bird gets the worm! There are major advantages to buying promotional calendars early in the year including better pricing, selection and visibility for your brand. The best time to shop for custom calendars is actually mid-year (around the summer months) when the selection is vast and the pricing is low.

In addition to finding the best deals this time of year, shopping early also puts you ahead of the competition. If your company is the first to deliver a promotional calendar, it is more likely to be used by the recipient. Think about it… people like to write in calendars both for personal and professional reasons. Once they start adding information by hand, they would be disinclined to switch it out for another one later on.

So shop early and deliver early for the best chance of getting eyeballs on your brand all year long!


7 Reasons Umbrellas are a Year-Round Promotional Product Favorite

When you’re searching for a corporate gift with functional, stylish staying power, consider an umbrella – 45% of consumers own one – and with good reason. Umbrellas are useful year-round, can be given to recipients of any age and gender, and have dozens of options when you’re looking for the best match to represent your brand, occasion, or event.

Here are 7 reasons why a custom promotional umbrella should top your list of go-to employee gifts or giveaways.

1.Umbrellas are useful and convenientStromberg heathered strap

Personalized umbrellas show off your business name or logo as part of a thoughtful, functional gift with maximum versatility. Whether you’re trying to stay dry during New Orleans’ rainy season or seeking a little spot of shade in sunny Phoenix, an umbrella is useful anywhere in the country.

We like to stay in tune with how the weather is going to impact our day. With the convenience of an app just a tap away, we check the forecast an average of three times per day. Stay dry with a fashion umbrella that makes a statement or choose an umbrella which offers an app that will tell recipients whether or not it will rain!

2.Custom umbrellas are unique

Umbrellas are a unique promotional product that get a lot of mileage and are warmly received by just about everyone, from your youngest hires to your most veteran employees. There’s also so much diversity among umbrella styles and functions that even somebody who already has a couple of umbrellas can always use one more. Everyone uses umbrellas, so you really can’t go wrong when choosing this as your promo gift.

3.Promotional umbrellas are long-lasting

Inverted Umbrella with C Shape Handle

Our Inverted Umbrella with c-shaped handle makes for easy carrying.

Umbrellas have excellent staying power, with an average life cycle of 14 months. Among Baby Boomers, it’s even longer – 59% keep promotional umbrellas for two years or more. And hey, if one gets left behind somewhere, someone else will come right along and adopt it.

Go for special features that make your umbrella stand out, such as a built-in flashlight, a C-shaped handle for hands-free capability, or a chair clip.

Fifty-eight percent of consumers report umbrella quality is the primary reason for hanging onto it.

4.Umbrellas show off your logo and branding

Customizable umbrellas are a big, blank canvas making it a perfect walking advertisement for your business. There’s ample room to show off your logo and messaging, and there’s an infinite number of possibilities when it’s time to select colors that match or complement your brand (even if your logo is an umbrella).

5.A lot of marketing coverage

Would you pay someone to walk around all day with a billboard for your business? When you use umbrellas as promotional gifts, you don’t have to. With so much use, it should come as no surprise that custom umbrellas generate an average of 1,100 impressions over their lifetime. When you need an effective promotional item, an umbrella is an ideal pick.

6.Personalized umbrellas are great gifts and giveaways

There are plenty of cool, fun, and interesting promotional items to give away, but it can be tricky to find a universal crowd-pleaser. People are happy to receive something as functional as an umbrella, especially when it’s stylish or comes with cool features. Because they’re so practical, they rarely get tossed in the bottom of a drawer and forgotten.

7.Promotional umbrellas come in different styles for any occasion

Our Telescopic Classic Umbrella

Our Telescopic Umbrella is a classic and comes in 18 different colors.

While it’s true any old umbrella can keep you at least somewhat dry, they aren’t created equal. When you’re searching for the best umbrella to represent your brand, there are lots of choices.

Opt for a classic umbrella that prioritizes utility,function and affordability, especially if you’re serving employees all over the country. If you’re creating gifts for a specific demographic, take a look at golf umbrellas or patio table umbrellas. If you’re looking for a gift that’s on trend this year, go for an inversion umbrella , which not only looks awesome but is cleverly designed to keep people dry as they get in and out of the car.

Umbrellas are an ideal year-round promotional product that keeps your name top of mind every time it’s overhead. Thinking about spreading sunny smiles with a custom promotional umbrella? Start here.

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5 Reasons to Consider Food Gifts With a Keepsake (Any Time of the Year)

Everyone loves gourmet food gifts, no matter the time of year. We love them too, but we what makes us love them even more is when they include a gift that’s not perishable (we are in the branding business, after all).

These gourmet treats are packed in reusable totes and coolers, for a keepsake gift your clients will love.

From totes to coolers to crates, some of our favorite yummy treats are packaged with a bonus gift – something your recipients can keep long after the last cookie crumb vanishes. Not only will they love sinking their teeth into the contents, but they’ll walk away with an evergreen gift they can use over and over all year long – and that’s not just good for them, it’s good business for YOU. Here’s why…

#1. It’s Endless BrandingOur Cookie Crate

Yes, the cookies are amazing. And, yes, there are nine different flavors packed in a single crate. But, after they finish the last cookie in your Cookie Gift Crate, that wooden crate becomes a catch-all for their desk, upgraded inbox or, simply, a mail-drop by their front door. Regardless, every time they see this versatile crate, you’ll be top-of-mind.

#2. It Ties you to Convenience

Snacks, drinks or even office supplies get loaded into the tote left over from this Sweet & Savory Gourmet Gift Caddy Tote, and your logo, branding and message travels all over your customer’s office and beyond. It’s a quick way to remind your client base that you’re in-it-to-win-it with them 24/7 – and with multiple pockets and compartments, it’s easy to stay organized and on the move.

And before this caddy makes the rounds? This tote houses their favorite treats, including cookies, caramel popcorn, peanut crunch, hummus and crackers, fruit and nut mix, pretzels, caramels and more. Yes, please…

#3. It Shows off Your Creative Side

Our Meeting Gourmet Snack Custom Gift Tote

This Meeting Gourmet Snack Gift Tote is a total head-turner, with a unique shape that customers will want to show off long after they finish the popcorn, shortbread, apple chips, cookies and pretzels packed inside. Don’t be surprised if the tote finds its way onto your customers’ desks or becomes their new meeting carry-all. And when they’re asked where they got that super sleek, super chic tote? You’ll no doubt get kudos for the creativity.


#4. It Shows You’re Thinking of Them

Everyone loves snacks, especially during the holidays. And, going a step further, everyone will love the raspberry honey mustard dip, pretzel twists, lemon cookies, apple chips, cookies, popcorn and all of the other amazing picnic faves packed into this Picnic Treats Gift Lunch Cooler.

But the best part about this keepsake gourmet gift? When they’re done sharing and snacking, this tote becomes your clients’ new go-to lunch box. Because it doubles as a lunch or picnic cooler bag, they can pop their favorite lunchtime eats into this bag all year long. Not only will this bag be a constant reminder of your partnership, but your clients will know you’re always thinking of them – as will everyone who spots these bold branded totes in the break room fridge.

#5. It’s Such a Great Bag…

Our Gourmet Treats Custom Gift ToteEveryone loves – and needs – a great carry-all tote. Why not be the business that supplies it? That’s the power of this Gourmet Treats Gift Tote. As with our other holiday food packs, this one is filled to the brim with cookies, fruit and nut mix, caramel popcorn, peanut crunch and caramels.

And when it’s empty? It’s a classic and totally on-trend tote, perfect for carrying anything from gym clothes for a post-work workout, meeting must-haves, travel essentials or, really, anything. It’s a great bag, period. And it’s a great bag you’ll be tied to every day when your customer grabs it and goes.

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