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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.

 

Why Marketing with Promotional Giveaways Works

Creating a promotional giveaway with custom-branded products is a wonderful way to gain attention. A promotional giveaway is where a business gives away free products featuring its company logo to customers and potential customers to attract new business and build customer loyalty. It’s a way that allows you to connect with your current customers, and attract the attention of potential new customers.

 

Promotional Giveaways are Cost-Effective

Promotional giveaways are a low-cost, yet effective way to leave a lasting impression and keep your brand on the minds of your target audience. It’s cheaper and more effective than standard advertising and allows you to connect with your target audience.

Most people keep a promotional gift for an average of one year or longer depending on the product. Something like stainless steel drinkware or an umbrella will last for years, giving you extended exposure.

 

Creating Brand Recognition

In addition to keeping your name on the minds of your customers, it’s a great way to attract new customers. Others will see your custom product being used, and it will pique their interest and prompt them to reach out to your company to inquire about your business and its services.

 

Customer Appreciation

Promotional giveaways are ideal for showing your customers how much you appreciate them and their business. When people feel appreciated, it will increase their loyalty to your company. Items that people can use every day, like custom drinkware, is a great way to keep your name front and center so your brand is ever present on their mind.

 

Promotional Products that Work

While most custom products are a great way to promote your brand, some products do work better than others. Items such as custom bags, drinkware, pens, lip balm, umbrellas, and hand sanitizer are more effective than a one-use gimmick or gad items such as fidget spinners, stress toys, or other items that wear out or break easily.

When considering the kind of promotional product you want to represent your brand, consider long-lasting and useful items. Almost everyone owns a promotional pen or drinkware product. Why? Because they work. For instance, stainless steel drinkware is something that everyone can use, and use often. Drinkware that is versatile and can be used for both hot and cold beverages will give you more exposure than a plastic cup.

You also need to consider your audience. If you are a sports-related brand you might want to use a sports water bottle that can be used during workouts or while playing sports, or even hiking or biking.

 

The Bottom Line

No matter what type of business you are in, you can benefit from promotional giveaways. Whether you are attending tradeshows, hosting an event, or just looking for a way to show your customers how much you appreciate their business, promotional products are a winning marketing idea.

Promotional products are also a great way to show employee appreciation. And when you give your employees brand merchandise, they will often give it to a friend or family, giving you even more exposure.

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!

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.

Best Promotional Products for Back to School

It’s that time of year again! Time to wind up vacations and settle back into a daily routine of getting the kids up early and dressed, making school lunches, and getting them to and from school on time.

It’s a day dreaded by parents and kids alike. The massive amount of paperwork for the parents on day one is exhausting. And the list of required school supplies from each class is overwhelming. Every teacher wants something, and they are usually very specific.

One thing that might make the transition easier is helping out the parents by providing a backpack filled with items that the kids can use during the school year, items that are often forgotten when shopping for school supplies.

Providing these items with your company logo is a great way to promote your business while helping parents, and the kids, get organized for the new school year. Below is a list of items that will help everyone out, including you by getting your name in front of parents, teachers, and school administration.

Drawstring Sports Packs

These great backpacks are a wonderful way to promote your brand, and you don’t even have to break the bank doing it!

Our three best-selling custom drawstring bags are the
Non-Woven Hit Sports Pack ($1.19 and up), Small Hit Sports Pack ($1.51 and up), and Ripstop Drawstring Bag ($2.64 and up).

These bags are perfect for use as everyday backpacks, or to carry gym clothing or other sports-related items. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, drawstring sports packs are a favorite of students. It allows them to take the basics from class to class, and school to home and back again, without having to bring everything in their locker home.

Lunch Bags

One thing every child needs is a lunch bag! In these times, most parents don’t want their children eating from the school “buffet”, or using their trays and other supplies to try and keep them from catching Covid and other viruses.

All of our lunch bags are insulated to keep food fresh longer. Our best-selling Budget Cooler Bag ($2.40 and up) is a great selectio, and is plenty large enough to hold a sandwich, juice box, snack, and more.

Our Crosshatch Lunch Bag ($2.06 and up) is another wonderful option. If you want something a bit larger for teachers or administration (yes, they bring their lunch too!), check out our Non-Woven Thrifty Lunch Cooler Bag ($2.81 and up)

Sports Bottles

Another inexpensive way to get your brand recognized are custom sports bottles. They make a great addition to the sports bags, and help keep kids hydrated throughout the day. Not everyone is a fan of drinking from water fountains, and it would give parents peace of mind knowing their child is using a bottle and not sharing a public fountain, especially considering today’s world of Covid.

Our top two selling sports bottles are the 20 Oz. Surf Bottle (Push Pull Lid) (73¢ and up) and 20 Oz. Hydration Water Bottle (78¢ and up. The Metro Collapsible Water Bottle (96¢ and up) is also a great choice, and is easy to store in once empty.

Hand Sanitizer

Now more than ever it’s important to keep our kids healthy, and one of the best ways we can protect them when they are not with us is by arming them with an antibacterial hand sanitizer.

Our .5 Oz. Hand Sanitizer Gel (56¢ and up) is our top seller, and for good reason! The portable size makes it easy to store in a backpack, desk, or even a pocket. The citrus scent is sure to please all, and the full color label will make your logo will stand out!

Double your exposure with a 1 Oz. Square Hand Sanitizer Gel (64¢ and up), or opt for our 1 Oz. Tutti Fruity Hand Sanitizer Gel (75¢ and up) with a Blue/Berry, Clear/Citrus or Green/Green Apple color/scented hand sanitizer that the kids will love!

Promotional Pens and Mechanical Pencils

Let’s not forget one of the basics of any education – writing! While Mechanical Pencils are best for younger school age kids, Stick and Click Pens are geared toward the older kids. Both are an essential and will be appreciated by the recipients and teachers alike.

Our Budget Stick pens start at only 17¢ per piece, and our Click Pens start at 21¢ per piece. We also have Bic pens as low as 32¢ per piece.

Any of these options are a great choice and make a wonderful addition to your promotional campaign. Place your online order today and be ready to help out your local schools and parents.

Be a hero and supply the school with one drawstring sports pack per child, filled with useful items to get the school year started off right!

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!

Custom Bags for Promotional Giveaways

You’ve finally decided you want to create a custom bag for your upcoming promotion. And why not? A custom bag makes a great investment! Not only are they economical and affordable, but they garner much more attention than a small one-use item that only the recipient will see.

When you give away a great tote bag imprinted with your custom logo or message, you’re basically passing out portable little walking billboards! And since they are reusable, people will use them over and over again, giving you a lot of exposure from just one product.

So now that you have decided what you want, you need to decide what type of bag is right for your brand. Let’s start with the basics.

 

Where to Begin

First, think about your company and the event you will be promoting. You want something that will remind your current customers of how wonderful you and your products are while creating something to attract new customers.

What image do you want to represent? Consider your business and the kind of customers you want to appeal to. There are many styles to choose from, ranging from mini bags to coolers, to large totes. With so many colors and styles, you are sure to find the perfect tote bag to represent your company, as well as match or enhance your color scheme.

So, let’s take a look at the different kinds of custom bags available.

 

Types of Custom Bags

Depending on the brand or event you are promoting, there are several types of bags you can choose from that will project the right image you want to promote.

 

Tote Bags

Tote bags are sturdy and made to last, and are an excellent choice for bookstores, grocery stores, and other types of shops that may sell heavier items.

Looking for something a bit more eco-friendly? Browse through our Cotton Tote Bags. We have a few nice-sized natural cotton grocery totes that project an organic image or feel, perfect for fresh markets.

Drawstring Sport Packs

Promoting a sporting team or event? Look no further than our Drawstring Sport Packs! These handy little bags are ideal for supporting or raising money for your local sports team or school, and make wonderful fundraisers. Sell them at concession stands during sporting events, or as a fundraiser for the football team, band, or any other sport or school-related program to raise money and support student activities.

 

Paper and Plastic Bags

Heading to a tradeshow? Custom plastic and paper bags are a must for any tradeshow! Not only are they a great way to hand out your promotional materials, but they will be seen all through the event prompting others to visit your booth or table!

 

Dry Bags

Dry bags are a great way to promote beach parties, boating excursions, corporate picnics, and more! They are a great way to protect cell phones, watches, clothing, and other items you don’t want to get wet while out having a good time. And they float! If it falls off a boat, or you want to pull it behind you while in the water, the bag will stay on top of the water for easy access to your belongings.

Coolers or Lunch Bags

From single lunch bags for schools to larger coolers that can accommodate up to 24 canned drinks, cooler bags are another profitable way to support a school, sports team, or another event. There is a wide selection of cooler bags to fit every need. And just imagine the exposure your brand can get during tailgating season!

 

Gym and Duffel Bags

Custom gym and duffel bags are another great way to promote a sports team or sporting venue, as well as work-out facilities and gyms. You can sell them in your gym’s shop so customers use them to carry their gear around, giving you exposure everywhere they go.

You can always check out our best sellers to see what other people are using. Any bag you choose is sure to boost sales and brand awareness. So go ahead and place an order today!

 

Boost your Brand with Custom Bags

Having your brand name and marketing message seen all over town is a goal many business owners strive to achieve. The more you put your brand in the eyes of potential customers, the quicker your business brand becomes a household name in your industry. While some people solely rely on the digital space to advertise their brands, you can go far beyond that to leverage the power of promotional products.

As a business owner, it’s important to understand that the world’s digital market economy is characterized by congested and aggressive advertising. As a result, you must look for smarter ways to build brand awareness outside the digital space. Promotional products are items you can personalize to drive your brand marketing campaign locally or nationally. Business owners who understand the power of traditional advertising include promotional items in their marketing efforts.

Regardless of the type of business, custom tote bags, lunch bags, grocery, messenger, business, gym, and duffel bags can be used for effective physical brand promotion. Not only do they make great customer gifts, but they provide the added value of repeated use and brand exposure. Unlike a disposable plastic bag, tote bags are reusable; and recipients will use them over and over again, giving you extended brand exposure. The longer they use these bags with your promotional message imprinted on them, the higher the exposure your brand gets.

Why Use Custom Bags as a Marketing Strategy?

Imagine what it will look like when people are seen in shopping malls, offices, streets, and event arenas with your personalized bags. Of course, this will go a long way to improving your brand visibility. But this isn’t the only reason you need custom bags for your business marketing.

Here are some other reasons why more businesses are paying attention to the use of reusable bags for their brand marketing:

Promotional products are cost-effective

The cost of advertising your business using custom bags is less when compared to the use of radio, television commercials, or billboard advertising. As such, even small business owners can depend on it. And with the added value of repeat exposure over longer periods of time, you get more for your advertising dollar!

Custom bags come in different types, styles, and sizes, making it easier for you to pick one that fits your budget. At The Custom Bag Store, you can see the different designs, materials, and prices that fit your advertising budget.

Nothing beats the reusability of custom bags. People have the habit of reusing custom bags multiple times and for different purposes. You can easily benefit from this habit by customizing a bag with your business logo, promotional message, and contact details. Not only will the recipient be reminded of your business, but you can potentially gain new customers from the exposure you get when it is used around town.

There is no doubt about the importance of using promotional custom bags for your brand awareness. Whether you are using them to promote your business at a tradeshow, or a customer and employee gifts, you stand a higher chance of benefiting from this marketing with a unique bag for your business. Get started today, by creating walking billboards through customers that will provide you years of return exposure!