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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!

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!

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!