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Custom Drinkware Makes Great Gifts During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again and the holiday season is upon us. While December is traditionally a slow month for most businesses (aside from retail stores that sell goods!), it’s the perfect time to show customers how much you appreciate their business with a gift personalized with your company logo.

 

Repeat Exposure – the gift that keeps on giving!

Personalized drinkware is an excellent choice for holiday gifts to show customers (and employees) that you appreciate them. Not only is drinkware reusable, but it is something everyone uses daily, putting your name in front of the customer time and time again (actually, with each sip!), providing you with repeat exposure while reminding them how much you appreciate their loyalty. Your thoughtful gift will remind customers of your brand long after the holidays are over.

Glassware for Company Parties

Hosting a company-sponsored party or holiday event? We have a great selection of custom glassware ideal for catered events and holiday gifts. One way to do both is to have glassware imprinted with your logo that guests can use during the party, and take home with them once it is over. Filled with a specialty drink created just for the event makes it even more memorable.

We have every kind of glass you need for your event! With a large selection of beer glasses and mugs, wine glasses, shot glasses, beverage glasses, and specialty glasses, we have just what you need to make your party a promotional success!

Whatever type of drinkware you choose will be appreciated by everyone who receives it. Not just for customers, custom drinkware also makes great holiday gifts for employees, contractors, or vendors you want to thank for their service or dedication.

 

Prices to fit every budget

The Custom Drinkware Store has a great selection of drinkware ideal for holiday gift-giving. Your investment can be minimal (under $1) a piece, or you can maximize your impact with a more substantial gift. No matter how much you want to spend, you are sure to find a promotional drinkware product that represents your business and the image you want to project.

One of our most popular lines, stainless steel and aluminum drinkware, makes a wonderful holiday gift. Whether you are looking for a tumbler, bike bottle, wine cup, or travel mug, our stainless steel and aluminum drinkware will showcase your brand’s logo or graphics in style. We have over 140 products to choose from, guaranteeing you will find a drinkware item that fits your needs and budget.

Head over to the Custom Drinkware Store today to start your holiday gift-giving off in the right direction. With our satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose but business!

Holiday Gift Giving for Customers and Employees

The holiday season is a great time for businesses to show appreciation to customers and employees for their loyalty. Without either of these groups, your company would not be operational! While you are always looking out for new customers, keeping current ones happy is important. Repeat business is the key to long-lasting success.

And of course, you always want to include your employees. Sales might bring in the money, but happy employees are key to making your business run smoothly and efficiently. When you show employees that you care about and appreciate them, they will be happier in their work which is reflected in their attitude, and the way they treat customers. It’s also important for employee retention – a content employee is a long-term employee.

 

What makes a great gift?

When choosing branded gifts, whether for customers or employees, think about the quality of the item and the reusability factor. While small trinkets and items are great for promotions throughout the year, holiday gifts should be something that makes them say “wow”!

Studies have shown that when you give a customer a promotional gift, they tend to keep those gifts for 5 years or more! And of course, each time they use your gift they will think of your business, creating a reminder so they will call you when they are once again in the market for your services or products.

 

Gifts that Last

The best holiday gifts are ones that can be used over and over again. Repeat impressions are key to successful marketing, and that includes branded holiday gifts. Below are a few ideas for promotional gifts that are ideal for both customers and employees.

 

Drinkware

Custom drinkware makes a great promotional gift and is an easy way to keep your name in front of people throughout the day. The Custom Drinkware Store has a wonderful selection of sports bottles, koozies, glassware, and stainless steel drinkware.

16 Oz. Denali Stainless Steel Thermos – Stainless Steel with a screw-on, spill-resistant lid, and pop-up lid for pouring, this thermos has double-walled construction and is ideal for hot coffee as well as cold beverages like iced tea and water.

20 Oz. Full Color Stainless Steel Himalayan Tumbler with Antimicrobial Additive – featuring built-in antimicrobial properties to prevent germs and bacteria from forming on the cup, this stainless steel tumbler has a 4-color process wrap to create a one-of-a-kind gift that people can immediately associate with your brand.

Bags

A custom bag gives the recipient a useful and long-lasting gift with many uses. At The Custom Bag Store, we offer a varied selection of bags to meet every need.

Deluxe Sports Duffel Bag – This handsome duffel bag sports has several pockets and a shoe compartment to hold everything you need for a trip to the gym or weekend getaway, and features a generous size imprint to showcase your logo.

Manhattan Tote Bag – this stylish tote comes with a unique checkered pattern with Black, Blue, or Silver Accents and a Black or Brown pouch. It’s ideal for carrying groceries, work supplies, and books.

 

Umbrellas

A custom umbrella can be used year-round, and it’s one of the few items that you can use to promote your brand that will give your brand a broader reach. Every time someone uses a promotional umbrella with your logo, not only will they think of your company but they are advertising your product to everyone around them each time they use it. Check out our complete line at the Custom Umbrella Store.

46″ Auto Open & Close Reversa Inversion Folding Umbrella – The intelligent design makes it easy to open and close and is designed not only to protect you from rain but also from a rain-soaked umbrella. When not in use, it folds to only 13″ long so that it fits almost anywhere.

46″ Auto Open Reflective Iridescence Umbrella – featuring a generous imprint area, you can promote your brand while offering users a safe way to travel in the rain. This umbrella features a reflective iridescence canopy so others can easily see you when the skies are gray.

A Personal Touch

No matter what gift you decide on this holiday season, you can always add a personal touch to make it even more special. If you are wrapping your gifts, consider adding a Custom Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer, or Promotional Pen to the bow so they know just who the gift is from! You can also add a gift tag to these items and attach it to the gift if you decide not to wrap them individually.

 

Fundraising with Promotional Products

Fundraising is an essential part of running many organizations, especially charities, as they would simply not exist without being able to raise money in order to properly provide their services. Schools, sports teams, and other organizations are also often required to raise funds so they can afford to buy books, sporting equipment, and more.

Custom promotional products are a great way to raise funds for any organization, and there are several ways to go about it. From planning special events to basic fundraising, any business or charity can benefit from a successful fundraiser.

Charities often hold local events, inviting the public to come to learn about what they do. This is a great time to set up booths to sell products featuring your charity’s logo. Custom drinkware, cleaning cloths, bags, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and pens are ideal for events such as this. You can order a large variety of items, and setup up a table or booth at any entrance, so people have a chance to buy your merchandise as they come and go during the event. These same products are wonderful to give to people who donate to your cause or sell in an on-site store.

Schools and sporting clubs can also benefit from fundraising with promotional products. Below are several ways you can quickly and easily raise money for your school or sports team.

Concession Stands and Sporting Events

    • Stadium Cups – fill the cup with the patron’s choice of drink
    • Sports Bottles – great for sports drinks
    • Bottled Water – why sell bottled water with someone else’s logo?
    • Koozies – inexpensive, easy to carry, and a customer favorite
    • Sunglasses and Sunscreen – perfect for daytime sporting events

School and Company Stores

    • Stainless Steel Tumblers – customer favorites, and they last for years
    • Hand Sanitizer – a must for today’s world to stay healthy and virus free
    • Lip Balm – keep lips soft and moist in the dry air of an office
    • Pens – everyone uses them – they might as well be promoting your business while they write
    • Key Tags – perfect for an extra set of keys
    • Tote Bags or Gym Bags – great for carrying
    • Cleaning Cloths – keep your electronic devices free from fingerprints and smudges

There is so much you can do to raise money for your cause. We have a great selection of promotional products to fit every need. And with the lowest prices online, you can easily make a profit on every item you sell.

Every product we sell is customized with your graphics. We offer one, two, three, and full-color imprints, depending on the product. Each product specifies its imprint requirements so you know exactly what you are getting!

Check out all of our stores at PromotionalWebstores.com to order everything you need to raise money for your next event!

How to Create an Awesome Swag Bag for Promotional Giveaways

When planning promotional events, swag bags are a great idea for any business. They not only provide guests with a goodie bag (which everyone loves!), but it’s a wonderful way to promote your brand and keep your name on the minds of customers and potential customers.

Creating a swag bag guests will love isn’t hard. Just make sure you have items that people can use more than once. Don’t waste your money on a one-use gimmick or fad items that will just end up in the trash before they even leave your event.

Start with a custom tote bag, like our Non-Woven Promotional Tote Bag. Pricing starts at 96¢, with an imprint area of 10″ W x 10″ H to showcase your company logo or event theme graphics. It comes in a variety of colors so you can match or complement your theme colors. We have a great selection of tote bags, paper, and plastic bags, and more with prices ranging from 43¢ to $25.00 per piece so you can find the right size and style of bag to hold your swag.

Include useful items that will remind people daily of your company. Small and compact items from our Custom Cleaning Cloth, Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer, Drinkware, or Pen stores are inexpensive and easy to fit into any size bag. Below are some of our best-selling items from these stores.

Custom Cleaning Cloths

Staring at 57¢, CC-1000HP is a Value Microfiber Cloth in a Printed Pouch that includes a one-color imprint directly on the pouch for an inexpensive gift. Measuring only 4” W x 2-1/4” H, this pouch is easy to carry to easily clean phones, glasses, and more.

Another popular product is CC-2000LP – our 6″ x 6″ Microfiber Cloth with a Zig-Zag Edge that comes with full color, edge-to-edge imprint to make your graphics come alive. Pricing starts at only 65¢ per piece and makes a great and useful giveaway.

Personalized Lip Balm

Our best-selling lip balm, LB-7000TW – is an SPF 15 Lip Balm w/ Vitamin E & Aloe – includes a Full-Color Imprint starting at just 46¢ per piece and comes in 18 delicious flavors.

Another great option is LB-7005TW, an All Natural Beeswax Lip Balm with a Full Color Imprint . Available in 24 flavors, pricing starts at just 39¢ per piece.

You can even opt for several flavors in quantities of 100 by using the coupon code FLAVOR on either of these great lip balms. Most of our lip balm products are available to purchase in multiple flavors. Information regarding quantity requirements are located on each product page.

Promotional Hand Sanitizer

Available with your choice of cap colors, HS-7000TW, our .33 Oz. Hand Sanitizer Pocket Spray starts at 72¢ per piece. The clip cap makes it easy to keep with you in a shirt pocket for a convenient way to keep hands free from germs and bacteria.

Another popular and extremely portable item is HS-7001TW, a .67 Oz. Credit Card Hand Sanitizer Spray. Available in 10 Colors, this sprayer easily fits into a wallet or pocket so you can take it with you everywhere.

Custom Drinkware

We have a great selection of Custom Drinkware to fit any event or promotion. 820DB – our Best Coolie with a 1 Color Screen Print (Printed in the USA) is a very affordable option. This koozie holds standard drink cans, comes in a large selection of colors, and starts at only 48¢ per piece.

For evening events that serve adult beverages, 289DG – our 11 Oz. Executive Old Fashion Glass is a great option. Pricing starts at $3.14 per piece and comes with a one, two, three, or four-color imprint.

We have something for every promotion, including Sports Bottles, Stainless Steel Drinkware, Bottled Water, and more at affordable prices at the Custom Drinkware Store.

Promotional Pens

An extremely affordable, practical, and usable giveaway is a Promotional Pen. Preston B (539PE) – our top-selling pen – is a click pen with a pocket clip that starts at only 21¢. Coming in a close second place is the Belfast Budget Stick Pen. Pricing starts at 18¢ per piece. With a white barrel and black ink, you have a choice of 13 cap colors to match or complement your logo or theme.

For outdoor events, opt for a pair of custom sunglasses from The Custom Sunglass Store or a bottle of Custom Sunscreen.

And of course, if your bag is large enough, we have umbrellas. At the Custom Umbrella Store, we have a great selection of promotional umbrellas, ranging from just under $5.00 to around $25.00.

You don’t have to use all of these items of course. Pick a few that you feel people will use the most, put them in a custom bag with your logo, and people will remember your event and brand long after it is over!

BPA and its Effects on Plastic Drinkware

Most everyone knows BPA is unsafe for use in drinkware and plastic containers, but do we really know what it is and why it should be avoided? Let’s take a look at exactly what BPA is, its effects, and how to avoid it*.


Let me start by saying that at the Custom Drinkware Store, all of our plastic drinkware is BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about it when ordering from us. BPA is found only in plastic drinkware, not glass, aluminum, or stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing or using any of our products. Everything we sell is BPA-free and safe to use.


What is BPA?

BPA stands for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical which has been used to make certain plastics and resin since the 1950s. BPA is often used to make food containers, water bottles, and other drinkware in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Epoxy resins are used to coat the interior of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops, and water supply lines.


BPA is considered dangerous, as when it is used to make plastic drinkware and containers, there is a possibility that it may leak into the food or beverage being consumed, and can cause potentially life-threatening diseases or unwanted health concerns.


Negative Effects of BPA Exposure

Research shows that BPA can seep into beverages and food from plastic containers, causing unhealthy effects for the user and their children. Health issues include problems associated with the brain, increased blood pressure, and disrupting hormone levels in infants and children. Possible health risks from the use of BPA products are numerous and include breast and prostate cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, infertility, and miscarriages, just to name a few. It can also cause early puberty, brain and behavioral disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and more in fetuses, infants, and young children.


Information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conflicting, and while they once stated BPA in drinkware was dangerous, have now revised their statement to state that “BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods. This assessment is based on the review of hundreds of studies.” Many scientists and consumers believe that this may not be the case.


Minimizing your Exposure to BPA

If you are concerned about the negative effects of BPA, you can take some simple steps to reduce exposure:

  • Look for BPA-free products. There are so many products on the market today, that it’s easy to find drinkware and food containers labeled as BPA-free. If you don’t see a label indicating that BPA is not used in a product isn’t labeled, you may want to avoid it. Keep in mind that some plastics marked with a recycle code 3 or 7 may contain BPA. To be on the safe side, only purchase products that are clearly labeled as BPA-free.
  • Don’t Microwave food in plastic containers. If you can’t use BPA-free plastic containers in microwaves and dishwashers, use glass or ceramic containers to prepare your food. Otherwise, the heat may break them down over time, allowing BPA to leak into your food.
  • Don’t use Plastic Drinkware. Instead, opt for glass or stainless-steel drinkware. If you do use plastic, make sure it is labeled BPA-free. Use glass baby bottles if you cannot be sure that they are BPA-free.
  • Check your Children’s Toys. Ensure that your children are not playing with toys made with BPA. Kids are prone to putting pretty much everything they pick up into their mouths, so be sure they are playing safely and their toys are not made with BPA.

 

Conclusion

In the end, it is ultimately a consumer’s belief on whether or not BPA is safe to use, but when purchasing promotional drinkware, it is probably best to err on the side of caution with BPA-free plastic bottles to ensure that ensure customers will be able to use your custom drinkware.


*Please note that I am not an expert and am providing this article solely for informational purposes, and to outline the possible negative effects of human consumption. This information has been gathered from various websites, including the Mayo Clinic, Web MD, and the FDA for research purposes.

Best Promotional Products for Tradeshows

Whether you are a large or small business, creating a presence at a tradeshow can be a cumbersome task. With so many companies promoting their brand, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of booths and displays. In addition to creating an interesting and eye-catching area to draw the attention of tradeshow attendees, you need a way for people to remember your brand after the event is over.


People will spend all day traveling from booth to booth, checking out each vendor to see if what they have to offer may benefit them or their business. After seeing dozens of companies and their offerings, it can be hard at the end of the day to remember which company offered what services. Obviously, you need to have creative and interesting marketing materials on hand for visitors to take with them so they can review your services later. But is that enough?


In addition to printed marketing materials, another way to keep our company on the mind of prospective clients is by giving away promotional items featuring your brand’s logo, so they are reminded of your company each time they use it. Below is a list of some of the most effective promotional products for tradeshows.

 

Lip Balm

Custom lip balm tops our list for several reasons. Lip balm is inexpensive and easy to buy in bulk. You have numerous types to choose from, and a large variety of flavors that can be mixed. Light and portable, it’s easy to carry 1000’s of lip balm into a tradeshow facility ensuring that you have something for everyone who stops by your table. With out Flavor mix option, you can order several different flavors and let people choose the one they like best – meaning there is a good chance they will use it more frequently giving you a lot of repeat exposure.


Hand Sanitizer

Talk about a necessity for tradeshows! With all the hand-shaking and people touching your displays, marketing tables, and everything else around you, hand sanitizer is a must-have for any large gathering. Try placing a couple of large 16 oz. pump bottles on your table so you and anyone else visiting your area can freshen their hands as needed. Additionally, you can get up a display of travel-sized hand sanitizers so guests can take one as the leave to freshen up with throughout the day.


Pens

You must have pens! Pens with your logo on it are just a no-brainer. They are cheap and affordable to buy in bulk, and easy to carry and setup anywhere you are. Promotional pens are great for tradeshows. People will use them throughout the day and see your logo every time. Will they lose them? Undoubtedly! But that’s ok! Because when they drop one, someone else will pick it up and see our name and logo – and it might even entice them to come visit your display!


Drinkware

There are so many ways to go with drinkware! You have many options and can do so much with it depending on how much you have it your budget. Here are a few top sellers for your consideration:

  • KooziesInexpensive and easy to store, Koozies are a great way to advertise your brand, and since they are versatile between bottles and cans, everyone is sure to want one to take home to use with their favorite drink. Talk about repeat exposure!
  • Sports Water Bottles: Sports bottles are a popular promotional item and work for any brand. You could even hand them out with a few other items like lip balm and a pen placed in side for a great little giveaway package!
  • Stainless Steel Drinkware: A customer favorite, stainless steel cups and tumblers make great promotional items for any event. And recipients will see your logo each time they use it, giving you a lot of bang for your buck!
  • Bottled Water: Imagine seeing your logo (instead of a famous water company) on water bottles being used all through the event.


Tote Bags

For the ultimate giveaway, consider a custom tote bag loaded with promotional goodies to hand out to potential clients! You don’t have to give one to everyone who approaches your booth, but instead make them special giveaways to those who really take their time to inquire about your services or products, seem genuinely interested, and are likely to give you a call once the event is over.

Promotional Ideas for the Fall Season

The start of the school year signals the impending end of summer, and that fall will soon be here. Everyone will be excited about spending more time outside once the weather cools off a bit, and it’s a great time for outdoor events and activities. Below are just a few ideas to get you started.


School Events

Fall is a great time to hold a fundraiser for your local schools. Outdoor fairs and carnivals are always popular with the children and their families, and it’s a great way to raise money for your school. For the school itself, branding items with the school’s name and selling them at a table to earn money for the school, or even different clubs is a great idea. With all the folks that will be present at the event, you are sure to earn a fair amount of money to help fund your club.


Non-school branded items to giveaway during the event is a great idea too. You can easily offer to help your school by providing items imprinted with your logo to help sponsor the event. You could provide cups to help them serve drinks in, and offer free gifts the school could use in raffles or as prizes. Keytags, sunglasses, and sunscreen are just a few ideas that would make wonderful giveaway items for games and raffles.


Fall Themed Contests

A great way to boost brand reputation is by creating a contest for current and/or potential customers. You can offer a big prize (cash, your services, products, etc.) as well as smaller prizes. Consider tote bags, umbrellas, and drinkware as they make great gifts that will get a lot of repeat exposure.


Sponsor a Chili Cookoff

With the cooler air, fall is a great time to hold an outdoor event, and what’s better than a chili cookoff! You can provide the venue and let people from all around enter the contest to see who can make the best chili! You can provide branded items that participants can use during the event, as well as prizes for the winners and runner-ups, as well as hold smaller guest contests to win other branded items.


Halloween Parties and Events

Of course, we can’t forget Halloween! October is a wonderful month for promotions, and Halloween is a fun time that people of all ages can enjoy. There are so many things you can do for Halloween and it’s a great way to attract the attention of people of all ages. Below are just a few ideas for creating Halloween fun!

  • Hayrides
  • Carnivals
  • Costume Contest
  • Games
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest

Here are few of our favorite promotional items that are ideal for any event. Order several to put together a great bag you can give out as prizes. We even have a cute pumpkin tote you can use to get you started!


Reflective Halloween Pumpkin Non-Woven Tote Bag – the name says it all. It’s a great bag to fill with branded items and candy to pass out to visitors.


4-Color Process Wrap Stainless Steel Drinkware – a great way to create a one-of-a-kind graphic sensation to make your brand stand out from the competition.


Custom KeyTags – we have some fun-shaped keytags that are ideal for any promotion. Pricing starts at just 66¢ per piece, making it an affordable add for any event!

Retro Sunglasses – always add fun to any event, and with price starting at just 68¢ per piece, they make great game and contest prizes.

Promotional Ideas to Support your local Football Team and Marching Band

Fall is a popular time for local schools and students involved in sports. Football is a mainstay of any school, which usually also includes the marching band on game night. While these are two separate groups, both are considered a sport, and work together during the football season and get a lot of attention from the students, teachers, parents, and other family members. Each club often sells candy, food, and products branded with its name and logo at the concession stand to raise money.


And while you could also do the same, by selling items with your logo and offering the proceeds to the school, or the club directly, another idea is to provide the members with materials (featuring your branded logo, of course) they can use, and often need.


A great way to promote your brand would be to supply these students with a tote bag filled with promotional products featuring your name or logo. Not only does it show that you care about the kids, but their parents will see your thoughtful gift and remember your business the next time they require your services.


Custom Drawstring Sports Packs

Custom drawstring sports packs are a great idea for both the football team and marching band. They are ideal for holding everything a kid in either club needs, and it’s a great way to keep the materials separate from the rest of their school items, so they can grab it and go when it’s time for practice.


Football players will have clothing, shoes, towels, and maybe even a playbook to bring to practice, while marching band kids always have extra items to carry in addition to their instrument. They have band music and folders, instrument accessories, cleaning kits, gloves, shoes, jackets, and more. And if you fill them with useful items featuring your logo, you are sure to be noticed by their parents and teachers as well!


A sports bag is a great choice for these students. With the drawstring closures that also serve as handles, they can easily wear it – even while marching if needed! Our best-selling Non-Woven Hit Sports Pack sells for as low as $1.19 per piece and offers a large 8″ W x 9″ H imprint area for your logo, so it will be seen even from the bleachers!


Custom SPF Lip Balm

All of these kids will spend a lot of time outdoors, first in the hot sun, then in the bitter cold once the weather turns. There will be a lot of chapped lips! An SPF lip balm (or two) would be a great addition to your bag and greatly appreciated. Starting as low as 33¢ per piece, our These lip balms contain an SPF to help protect young lips from the damaging rays of the sun, and the drying winds of winter.


Personalized Hand Sanitizer and Custom Cleaning Cloths

Having hand sanitizer and a cleaning cloth in their bag is a great idea, especially for the marching band students that share instruments! In today’s world of fast-spreading viruses and your standard cold and flu, keeping your children as healthy as possible is always difficult.


Pair our 1 Oz. Square Hand Sanitizer Gel (64¢ and up) with our Value Microfiber Cloth in Printed Pouch (as low as 57¢) for a useful addition that parents and teachers will also appreciate!

For something unique and memorable, check out our Football Shaped Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. It’s perfect for the football team!


Custom Imprint Sports Water Bottles

Both of these activities are exhausting and can cause severe dehydration if you don’t have water on hand! Our 20 Oz. Surf Bottle (Push Pull Lid) would make a great addition to your bag, and is something every member needs! Starting at only 73¢ a piece, it’s a small price to pay to keep the kids hydrated.

BPA-free, it holds a generous 20 ounces and comes in a wonderful selection of colors for both the bottles and the lids, so you can mix and match to complement school colors or those of your logo. You can also order an assortment if you want to have more than one color combination!


Promotional Pens and Mechanical Pencils

One thing every member needs is a pen or pencil! There are always changes in football plays, as well as the music and choreography for the band throughout the season. Including a promotional pen or mechanical pencil would be appreciated by the football coaches and band director, as well as the students!

Our Click Pens start as low as 21¢ per piece, and are a great option since they don’t have a cap to lose! Or you can opt for a Mechanical Pencil (46¢ and up). If you want to make an even greater impression, opt for one of our Full-color Imprint Custom Click Pens! Starting at only 33¢ per piece, your pen will truly stand out from the others.

If you put this all together, you can create a fantastic gift package for each child for only $3.67 per child! That’s a small price to pay for everything you get: 1) Knowing that you have provided a useful gift that everyone will appreciate, 2) Peace of mind for the parents, 3) and the huge amount of exposure your company will get when other students, teachers, coaches, parents, families, and more when they see your name and logo all over each item!

Celebrate Labor Day with Promotional Products

Labor Day is the last holiday of the season, signifying the end of Summer. There’s no better time to throw a BBQ or party celebrating with family and friends or to have a company picnic showing employees how much you appreciate their efforts. After all, Labor Day was created to honor Americans and their contributions and hard work.

Labor Day Traditions

The first Labor Day was held in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union, which was again celebrated a year later. As other cities and states gained momentum to adopt the holiday, President Grover Cleveland officially signed into law that the first Monday of September each year would be declared a national holiday known as Labor Day.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, Many Americans celebrate Labor Day with parades, picnics, and parties – festivities very similar to those outlined by the first proposal for a holiday, which suggested that the day should be observed with – a street parade to exhibit “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day.

While this gives us the basis of the holiday, over the years Labor Day has become a day to celebrate more intimately, with family, friends, and co-workers. And who says you can’t promote your company that hires those workers during your celebration?

Employee Appreciation Gifts

Labor Day is a great time to celebrate your employees by providing them with a day filled with fun, activities, and of course, free stuff! Below we present some of the best promotional products you can use to show employee appreciation, that can also be used during your holiday party.

Let’s start with the basics. You will of course want to provide food! Anything from hot dogs and hamburgers, to ribs and steaks, are ideal for outdoor parties (depending on the size of your guest list)! And of course, you will want to serve drinks!

Custom Drinkware

One of the easiest ways to serve drinks on a large scale is to fill coolers with ice and cans and/or bottles. From soda to beer, a custom koozie is a great way to keep those drinks cold and drinkable! And to keep in the theme of the day, consider our American Flag Full Color Hugger Koozies!

Starting at just 90¢ per piece, these 12 oz. collapsible beverage can holders will give guests a way to keep their drinks cold and makes a great take-home gift.

You can also create your own custom Koozie with your own full-color graphics, or opt for our Bottle Buddy if you don’t plan to serve canned drinks.

If you are serving up drinks made in pitchers (or maybe a keg of beer), consider a Stadium Cup. Perfect for any beverage, these sturdy and reusable handy cups start at just 51¢ per piece and are great for kids and adults alike.

If your event is catered for the adult crowd, consider a Stemless Wine Glass or maybe a Pint Glass.   We have a wonderful selection of Barware including wine, beer, and shot glasses, as well as other types of barware ideal for any party.

Personalized Sunglasses

How about sunglasses? No outdoor party is complete without some fun sunshades! Our Patriotic Malibu Retro Sunglasses featuring a vintage distressed American flag pattern with white temples would be a great choice for this American-made holiday.

If you want something that offers more colors, you could opt for one of our Retro Styled pairs of sunglasses and order them in an assortment of colors so guests can choose their own to match or complement what they are wearing.

And of course, don’t forget the kids! Every child loves to wear sunglasses. We have a nice selection of sunglasses geared towards Pre-School Age children, many of which come in an assortment so you don’t have to worry about ordering different colors – they come packaged that way!

Promotional Drinkware – Why it Works!

Whether you are just starting out or a giant in your field, promotional drinkware is a great way to advertise your company. Think about it! What is the one thing everyone does, every day? They drink! Water, coffee, sports drinks, even beer and wine, and since drinking is a necessity, it’s an effective way to keep your name in front of customers.


A Promotional Favorite

Drinkware is a mainstay of the promotional industry. It’s not a fad, gimmick, or one-use item. It can be used day after day, year after year, giving you enormous long-term exposure with a minimum investment. Drinkware is both a customer and advertiser favorite. People love receiving free cups and promoters love the repeated exposure they provide.


Repeat Exposure

Imprinted with your company logo, name, or company information, drinkware makes great promotional gifts and is a great way to get, and keep, your name in front of customers and potential clients. When you gift a cup with your logo, not only will your customer be reminded of you each time they use it but others around them will see it too, providing you with even more exposure!


Choosing your Drinkware

With such a large variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, there is a product for every promotion. The type of drinkware you choose should depend on the type of promotion you are running, as well as your target audience.


Glasses and Barware

If you own a restaurant or bar, your choices are pretty easy. You want something that reflects your style and promotion. Put your logo on your tea, water, beer, and wine glasses to showcase your name throughout your establishment. Or you might choose something like a mason jar to serve them all in!


Tradeshows and Promotional Events

But what about other types of businesses looking to boost their brand recognition? Promotional drinkware works for anyone looking to leave a lasting impression. Sports bottles, stainless steel tumblers, koozies, and travel mugs are ideal for outdoor events. Travel mugs are a great choice for tradeshows, and everyone will visit your booth to get one, allowing you to present your products or services in the hopes of gaining new clients.


Personal Events

Promotional drinkware is also a wonderful way to create mementos for personal events such as weddings, birthdays, and family reunions. Add the name and date of the event, and even an image, and give them out as keepsakes for all the people who attend. as a lasting souvenir of your special day!

If you need help deciding on a product, just email us and we will be glad to help you select the perfect product for your marketing campaign or event!

Promoting your Brand on a Budget

New and small businesses have a lot of hurdles when starting out. Advertising your business doesn’t have to be one of them! While marketing is key in getting your name on the lips of potential new clients, you don’t have to break the bank while doing it.

Affordability

Marketing a new business can be a trying time. Trying to find an effective, yet affordable way to get your name out might feel out of your reach when you first start your company. The good news is, it’s easy to promote your brand on just about any budget! Not all promotional products have to be expensive. While you have a lot of choices that fall in the under $1 category, there are also many custom items you can get for less than 50¢ a piece! Some for even less.

There are numerous products you can customize for 50¢ to $1.00 – custom bags, cleaning cloths, drinkware, hand sanitizer, lip balm, pens, sunglasses, and sunscreen are the most popular. Many of these options even have products under 25¢ per piece! So, no matter how low your current budget is, it’s easy to find a product to help promote your business and get you started.

Putting your logo on pens is about the cheapest item way you can spend your advertising dollars. Pricing starts below 20¢ a piece, making it affordable to buy in bulk and pass them out to anyone and everyone! The great thing about pens is not only will users see your company name or logo as they are writing, but others around them will see it too. And while pens are probably the most easily lost items, it doesn’t mean a loss for you. When one person loses a pen, another finds it, which extends your reach to another potential customer!

Repetition is Key

The best way for people to remember your name is by repetition, and if you give them a one-use item, they won’t remember you for long. You need to spend your money on products that will be used by potential (and/or current) customers daily so your name is always fresh on their minds.

When selecting a product to customize for your promotions, consider items that people will want to use over and over again, so your company name and logo are repeatedly seen by the user. Don’t bother with items that will be tossed after being used one time. Spend your money on items that will be used over and over again, giving your brand repeat exposure.

Choosing the Right Product for your Brand

One of the hardest things about choosing a product is knowing what to customize. You can put your name on just about anything, but you want to be selective about the products you choose.

The key to a good promotional item is usability. Choosing a product people will use that is also seen by others is very important. It’s also vital to select something reusable, so you get the most bang for your buck. When you buy gimmicky little one-use gadgets or fad items, they usually just end up in the trash before you’ve had a chance to leave an impression on the person who received the item.

When looking for a product to represent your company, you want to choose something that your company would use, or that people might think of when using your customized item.

For instance, dentists and orthodontist clients favor custom lip balm. Almost everyone uses lip balm, and when your lips are feeling soft and moisturized, you tend to smile more. And no one wants you to have a great smile more than your dentist! And with prices as low as (or less than) 35¢ a piece, it’s easy to buy in bulk to pass out to every client when they come in for dental work or to use as a mailout for checkup reminders.

Another example is personalized pens. Pens are great for any business and work especially well for banks, realtors, car dealerships, and other companies you typically associate with signing papers.

Custom drinkware is another great promotional tool that works for any company. Not only does drinkware get a lot of reused, but your logo will be seen with every sip by the user, their coworkers, or other people around them.

Portability

Another factor to consider is how portable a personalized item is. If you pass out products with your name on them that can be easily kept on a person, the more likely your logo is to be seen frequently not only by the user but by others around them. Hand sanitizer, lip balm, pens, and sunglasses are a great way to showcase your name while staying within your budget.

The bottom line is, you really can’t afford NOT to promote your business. With so many items with prices below $1.00, it’s one of the best ways to spend your marketing dollars to advertise any company. Get started now at PromotionalWebstores.com!

Increasing Brand Popularity with Custom Water Bottles

Using Custom Water Bottles for Promotions

As a business owner, seeking a reliable way to market your business is a goal you must be committed to. These days, the competition for more customers and sales lives doesn’t just live on the internet, you have to connect with potential clients in a more personal way. With businesses looking outside the conventional social media ads for brand advertising and lead generation, promotional items are a potent alternative.

When it comes to creating a promotional item for your business, you have many product choices, However, whichever item you choose, you want to ensure it has the potential to provide high returns on your investment. Water bottles are one item you can easily (and affordable) personalize to promote any business or event.

 

Why Custom Water Bottles Work

Let’s take a look at why you should consider custom water bottles as a brand promotional item. The number of people seen carrying water bottles every day should ignite your advertising instincts! During the summer especially, people tend to rehydrate more often than at other times of the year. However, water bottles are a year-round investment, and many people use them daily throughout the entire year.

As a business owner, you can leverage this trend by personalizing water bottles with your brand, while helping people to rehydrate. One of the easiest, and most affordable ways to get your name out is to order custom water bottles in bulk, imprinted with your advertising message or logo. Once you receive your order, the ways you can use them are virtually unlimited!

Water bottles customized with your logo and message are an effective marketing method simply because it works! Most people carry a water bottle around with them everywhere they go these days. So, when you hand yours out to your customers, it works in two ways.

First, it keeps your name in front of your current customers. Your logo will be in front of them all day long, and they will see it with each and every sip! Secondly, everyone around them will also see your logo or message which might prompt them to think further about, or even research your company. That’s a win-win in anyone’s book!

 

Distributing your Personalized Water Bottles

There are many ways you can pass out your branded bottles. Of course, there are tradeshows, and conventions, as well as leaving them with customers when you visit their office or sending them home with one when they visit yours.

Sponsoring events is another great way to get noticed. Spring and Summer bring a lot of 5k and other running races, as well as bike races. Helping to sponsor an event like this is a wonderful way to promote your brand! You can pass out a bottle to each participant, and even sell them at the concessions if you like. Your name will be obvious and seen throughout the entire event! You can even put your name on bottled water, to make it easier for participants to rehydrate!

Tradeshows, conferences, or workshops are other functions where you can share water bottles with your personalized ad message. Workshops can last for hours, with little to no breaks, which can be tedious. You can capitalize on this by distributing your water bottles to the workshop and conference participants to help them rehydrate and refresh.

Another simple, but effective idea is to package them as customer giveaways. You can mail them to your customers, or drop them off to them. Either way, they will not only appreciate your thoughtful gift but will remember you each time they use it.

No matter which way you choose to distribute your custom water bottles, you have a winning promotional product that is sure to garner your brand the attention it deserves! Go to the Custom Drinkware Store and start promoting your brand today!