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6 Holiday Gifts That Make a Sweet-and-Savory Statement


Nothing says “tis the season” quite like a festive bite (or two…). From sweet treats to savory snacks to DIY cookies perfect for your clients, customers and their families, these holiday favorites ring in the season in a big way – and, this year, we’re counting down the days until we can whip up a batch, crack open a tin and sink our teeth in. This holiday season, we’re starting with a few classic faves, adding in some new must-eats and sprinkling in some super festive snacks and sips we can’t get enough of. As you’re making your list and checking it twice, start here.

Brand these fun, festive holiday food gifts and make a serious seasonal statement.

#1. S’mores Kits

Think s’mores are only for camping trips? Think again. These Gable Box Kits are perfect for holiday gifting. Want to go big? These larger kits come complete with everything you need to make three full-size s’mores.

#2. Hot Cocoa Kits

Everyone loves a stainless-steel tumbler – but, as the holidays roll in, everyone especially loves a tumbler topped off with some festive hot cocoa. This Ghirardelli® Cocoa Kit is the best of both worlds, with a custom tumbler that keeps cocoa, coffee or tea hot, and their famous double chocolate cocoa.

Another perfect pick? This LEEMAN® NYC Tuscany set includes cocoa, two cups and a sleek faux leather-bound journal perfect for making those naughty and nice lists.

#3. Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

Want to go cup-less? Fun and festive, Hot Chocolate on a Spoon is it. Each spoon features a delicious Belgian chocolate square topped with mini marshmallows, all packaged for holiday gifting. Simply stir into a cup of hot water or milk for an instant cup of hot cocoa and marshmallows.

An alternative to the spoon? These all-in-one cups – simply add hot water, stir and sip.

#4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Speaking of mixing it up, this branded Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix is the perfect gift for the baker or non-baker on your list. Not only does this mix deliver the perfect “a little bit chewy/a little bit crispy” cookies every time, but it only require two ingredients (butter and an egg – easy!) to complete.

#5. Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Kit

Another DIY fave is this new classic – make-your-own chocolate-covered pretzel rods. As easy to perfect as the cookies, these pretzels are destined to become a seasonal must-have around your office. Simply melt the chocolate, dip a pretzel and top with a favorite candy – or candies. It’s all included –  everything your clients and customers need to make a sweet and salty holiday treat.

#6. Towers, Tins, Totes and Crates

Want to really wow recipients? These towers, tins, totes and crates are the perfect place to start.

Two gallon popcorn tins contain three seasonal favorites – butter, cheddar and caramel. Sink into these gourmet kernels and you’ll never go back to regular popcorn – trust us.

Want popcorn – and then some? We don’t blame you. And that’s why this Gourmet Treats Custom Gift Tote is a holiday classic and a popular choice in the “off-season.” Not only is this tote packed with everyone’s favorites – lemon cookies, berry and fruit nut mix, peanut crunch, butter toffee caramels and, yes, that amazing caramel popcorn, but the branded tote is the perfect carry-all once the snacks run out.

If you’re all about the cookies, this jam-packed crate of crisps and cookies is the way to go. With classic seasonal flavors including chocolate, lemon meringue, snickerdoodle, mixed berry, cranberry shortbread and, of course, chocolate chip, this oversized cookie delivery will keep your clients and customers snacking all season – and thinking of you with every bite.

And if it’s all about making the ultimate snacking statement, this is it: the Gourmet Snacks Gift Box Tower – yes, tower. This four-tier tower is overflowing with tons of treats perfect for every palate – think lemon cookies, honey mustard pretzel nuggets, peanut brittle crunch, shortbread, chocolate-covered almonds, wafer cookies and more. Tie it all up with a custom ribbon and your tower is good to go – and sure to be the favorite gift this season.

We’ve rounded up even more amazing holiday food gifts here. Have questions? Get in touch to discuss your holiday gift order now!

 


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4 Reasons Why Popcorn is the Ultimate Holiday Gift


Reasons Why Popcorn is the Ultimate GiftWe’ll just come right out and say it: This is THE BEST popcorn we’ve ever had. Ever. Ever.

It’s savory.
It’s sweet.
It’s melt-in-your-mouth good.

Even popping the lid on the 3-Way Gourmet Popcorn tin (which, BTW, has two gallons of popcorn in it) is enough to push taste buds into overdrive. And, no, it’s not an exaggeration. Because this is the exact same popcorn which flies off the shelves at luxury retailers and gourmet grocers.

This is THE popcorn – the popcorn that will spoil you and your clients for all other popcorns – F-o-r-e-v-e-r. This is the popcorn you want as your corporate holiday gift – provided you can snag enough bags before the seasonal crush.

Until then, we’ll keep tearing into our own bags, taking note of favorite flavors, colors and combinations. Here’s why…

#1. The Flavors are outrageous

Cookies & Cream? Sriracha? White & Dark Chocolate? White Cheddar Truffle? These aren’t just any flavors of popcorn. These are our wildest snacking fantasies come to life – and this is good. Very good. And these amazing flavors are a big reason this popcorn has won us and our clients over. They’re just plain fun. Who wouldn’t love to get a bag of cool, creative, delicious popcorn, delivered to their desk heading into the holidays? Exactly…

#2. And there are tons of them…

The 3 Way Popcorn TinSpeaking of those flavors, we offer our gourmet popcorn in nine flavors, plus the 3-Way tin which includes the classics – cheddar, caramel and old fashion butter. The single-pack custom gift bags are available in:

● Kettle Corn
● Peanut Butter Cup
● Sriracha
● Cheddar
● White & Dark Chocolate
● Cookies & Cream
● White Cheddar Truffle
● Chipotle
● White Cheddar

Our goal? Work through all nine flavors – which shouldn’t be too difficult. Do yourself and your clients a favor and opt for a few different flavor combos if you don’t go for the tin. This will allow you and your recipients to mix, match and find their ideal snack mix.

#3. Salty, sweet…enough said…

There’s just something about the salty/sweet combo that we can’t get enough of. The 3-Way tin is a slam dunk on that front, with two savory and one sweet option built in. But, with these smaller-sized custom gift bags, it’s easy to send a savory/sweet combo pack to a client. Some of our go-tos? Cheddar + Kettle Corn and White & Dark Chocolate + White Cheddar Truffle, for starters. We also love Cookies & Cream + Peanut Butter Cup. Yes, it’s more sweet + sweet, but the peanut butter gives it just enough salt to satisfy the cravings. In a word, YUM.

#4. They’re the perfect size

The BEST Cookies and Cream PopcornThe tin is perfect for sharing – or not. But the custom gift bags are a great desk-side snack. Unwrap the ribbon and you’ve got just over two ounces of amazing gourmet popcorn at your fingertips – literally. It’s great for a post-lunch snack, great to bring to meetings and events as a “thank you” and great for those long road trips, plane trips and train trips during the holiday season. In other words, these popcorn packs will be a welcome holiday addition for your clients, scoring you tons of brownie points – or should we say “popcorn points” – all year long.

Do yourself a favor and grab a free sample or two, then get your orders in ASAP. There’s a reason luxury retailers and boutique grocers opt for this gourmet popcorn. Grab a bag and you’ll see why.


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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.

Etched Promotional Wine Bottle - LaTerre Chardonnay - 750ml Etched Custom Champagne Bottle - Monterey Cristal Etched Custom Wine Bottle - LaTerre Cabernet - 750ml

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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Four Reasons Promo Products Brighten The Holidays For Your Customers


promo productsPromo products can bring a little merriment into your customers’ lives—and keep them coming back to your business into the New Year.

How?

Because your customers are just like you. They want the best deal on whatever products or services they buy. Gifting them with custom products is a way to cement their loyalty instead of losing them to a competitor.

Here are four reasons to use promotional products this month:

1. They can inspire fun.

Whether you give your customers a custom golf set or promotional wine accessories, you’re setting the stage for a good time. Want your logo to be a part of their happy memories? Give them a custom gift they’ll reach for time and time again.

 

2. They can tempt the taste buds.

Food is one of the best parts of the holidays, so delight your customers with gourmet custom food gifts. From rich promotional chocolate and decadent custom brownies to savory nuts and crunchy popcorn, food is comforting and it’s appreciated.

 

3. They can bring cheer to the workspace.

The desktop is a coveted spot for promo items, so give customers something colorful and bright that they can use on the job. Imprinted products such as pens, notepads and desk sets are useful and help create a cheerful association to your company.

 

4. They can warm up wintry days.

Jack Frost is no match to cozy custom gifts such as luxurious blankets, warm fleece jackets or trendy beanies. These are gifts your customers can use right away, and they’ll have you to thank for keeping cozy and warm in frosty weather.

 

Promo know-how tip:

Do you know what holiday your customers celebrate? You can send the appropriate gift for the occasion or keep your promo items nonspecific so they’re suitable for any holiday.  


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Top Five Reasons To Give Corporate Holiday Gifts


corporate holiday gifts

With the holidays fast approaching, ’tis the season to think about corporate holiday gifts. They’re one of the most effective ways to polish your company’s image and earn your customers’ loyalty going into the New Year.

Plus, your clients, associates and business partners are likely expecting at least a little something from you. If they’ve worked with you all year, the gesture of a business holiday gift shows you value the relationship—you’re not just in it for your benefit.

When you give corporate holiday gifts, you …

1. Make your business stand out.

Think your customers won’t take note if you send them a luxurious embroidered blanket or a ribbon-tied box of gourmet brownies? Oh, they’ll notice. And what’s great about business holiday gifts is that it doesn’t matter what the gift is, as long as it’s thoughtfully selected. Whether you give something sparkly or sumptuous, exciting or elegant, your customers won’t forget it.

 

2. Highlight your company’s core values.

What’s at the heart of your company: ingenuity, tradition, forward-thinking, a commitment to quality? Your corporate holiday gifts can express these values in a tangible way. When you give your clients a meaningful, carefully selected gift, it leaves a lasting impression on them and speaks volumes about your business.

 

3. Show your appreciation.

Business holiday gifts aren’t about blasting your brand to recipients—they’re about expressing your gratitude for their business. Your company wouldn’t exist without your customers, so say thanks with personalized gifts. Consider your audience and give them something they’ll be genuinely happy to receive.

 

4. Strengthen your brand.

Business holiday gifts are a win-win: you’re gifting something special to your audience, and you’re getting your name out there, too. Just keep it subtle with your branding so your gift doesn’t seem insincere. Try using a tone-on-tone imprint or color scheme that coordinates with your logo for more understated branding.

 

5. Solidify your business relationships.

Start the New Year off on the right foot with your valued customers by giving them well-chosen corporate holiday gifts. It shows that their business is important to you and that you’re committed to working with them in the coming year. The key is to choose something special—you don’t want to select promotional items you normally give. This is the time of year to wow them.

 

The holidays can be a magical time of year for your marketing and your brand when you give corporate holiday gifts. Whether you aim to impress or you simply want to send season’s greetings, your audience will appreciate the gesture, and you’ll be establishing an emotional bond that will last long into the New Year.

 

Promo know-how tip:

Make your holiday gift budget go further by segmenting your audience into groups and sending gifts based on the level of the business relationship. 


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Top 10 Corporate Gifts


Gift-giving season is drawing near, and it’s time to think festive! But forget the mistletoe and eggnog—we’re cranking up the jolly with our newly released Holiday Favorites catalog. We hand-picked 29 fresh, innovative products that are sure to make your customers’, partners’ and employees’ eyes light up.

That’s not all.

Every year, we bring you the top 10 best corporate gifts. You can find them spotlighted in the catalog and also right here on the ePromos blog. Sheila Johnshoy, our Vice President of Marketing, says this year’s collection has something for everybody.

“This year’s list includes not only traditional gifts, but also brand new items that showcase some of the emerging trends in business and technology,” she says. “The 2012 list features a range of price points from low to top-tier, and represents all of the best-selling product categories. Gift recipients are going to love these items, and companies are going to create a lot of long-standing brand awareness and goodwill.”

Presenting the top 10 corporate gifts of 2012:

promotional gift tower1. Executive sweets promotional gift tower. Recipients will love opening this faux leather box and finding a decadent collection of French chocolate truffles dusted in cocoa powder. When the treats are gone, your logo remains—the box is perfect for stashing paperclips, jewelry or loose change.

 

 

 

 

custom embroidered jacket

2. Custom embroidered jacket. Keep your clients stylishly warm in this custom softshell jacket. Made with a breathable membrane and waterproof finish, it’s perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list. It’s also offered in a coordinating women’s version.

 

 

 

 

 

custom golf divot tool

3. Custom switch blade divot tool. Golfers will be reminded of your organization each time they reach for this high-quality European gift. A stainless steel construction means it’ll last round after round.

 

 

 

 

 

promotional charging station

4. Promotional charging station. This tech-savvy gift allows recipients to recharge up to four devices simultaneously. An auto-detect smart charge allows for an optimum power supply to adequately charge iOs devices.

 

 

 

 

 

travel promotional tote bag

5. Travel promotional tote bag. Get your brand big-time exposure all over the globe with this custom bag. Travelers will appreciate the easy magnetic closure and thick double straps. It’s fashionable in black microfiber with a luxurious quilted stitch pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

shimmer ballpoint stylus pen

6. Shimmer ballpoint stylus combo pen. The ladies on your list will love the sparkly CZ crystals, pearl finish and silver accents on this promotional stylus and pen combo. It makes a luxe gift that keeps your company name visible with each use.

 

 

 

 

 

mirco mink sherpa embroidered blanket

7. Micro mink Sherpa embroidered blanket. A luxuriously cozy gift, this custom embroidered blanket is super-soft micro mink on one side and faux lamb’s wool on the other. Choose from a lovely selection of rich colors to complement your logo.

 

 

 

 

 

security-friendly promotional messenger bag

8. Security-friendly promotional messenger bag. Frequent flyers will appreciate the stylish functionality of this posh promotional bag. It includes a removable, TSA-friendly padded laptop sleeve, and it’s designed with antique nickel hardware and leather handles.

 

 

 

 

 

bamboo promotional cutting board

9. Bamboo promotional cutting board. Give a greener gift for the kitchen with this chic bamboo cutting board. Made from bamboo, it’s durable, water repellant and easy to maintain. A stainless steel handle makes for simple handling.

 

 

 

 

 

wireless Bluetooth custom speaker

10. Wireless Bluetooth custom speaker. A great way to show appreciation, this promotional speaker is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices and gives a larger voice to music, movies and games. It’s packaged in a Brookstone retail box.

 

 

 

 

 

Promo know-how tip: A cash gift gets spent and forgotten, but a customized gift sticks around—possibly for years. Make the holidays brighter for your customers, partners and employees with a personalized gift. We can create almost anything you can dream of through our talented custom sourcing team, so give us a call to get started on your custom holiday gifts.