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October 7, 2014

Andy - Ready Writer


Ready Writer

The sophisticated Tilt Ballpoint Stylus (1067-68) combines a classic ballpoint with a stylus and features a grooved grip for writing comfort. Smart choice for financial or education promotions. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). For more Click Here.

Joe - At Your Fingertips

 At Your Fingertips

A microfilament sewn directly into the fingertips of these gloves allows the wearer to operate a touchscreen devices without removing the gloves. Pantone color matching and upgrade to five-finger sensitivity are available. Perfect for employees who work outside and for any one commuting to work whether via public transportation or their own vehicle. Also, a great idea for college students. Available from Pop Promos (asi/45657); (267) 858-4621. For more Click Here.

Kathy - Knit Wit

Knit Wit

There’s a chill in the air, which means it’s the perfect time to pitch a deluxe rib cuff, heavyweight winter acrylic jacquard knit hat from Wisconsin Knitwear (asi/97595). Free set-up and paper proof. Select your own color combinations. It’s made in the USA and your client’s name or logo is knitted and woven directly into the material. Suggest it for school stores, ski resorts and ice rinks to name a few. For more Click Here.


September 30, 2014

Michele - Silver Bullet


Silver Bullet

The Growl 16 oz. stainless pint eliminates the worry of dropping and breaking your glass. Great for use at games and for tailgating, and is perfect for cold beverages. Available from Leed’s (asi/66887). For more Click Here.

Kathy - Hey, Sugar

Hey, Sugar

Who wouldn’t appreciate the 10-oz. Aztec Spooner Mug with removable, matching spoon attached (to stir in your cream and sugar, Sugar)? It’s from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125). It meets FDA requirements and hand washing is recommended. Get it for as low as $2.99-C. Suggest it for diners and cafes and contact your HR clients about new employee welcome gifts. To see all the pretty colors available Click Here.

Andy - Home Repair

Home Repair

Remove staples, open letters, and tighten screws with just one useful 4-in-1 desktop tool (E104). Made of high-quality ABS plastic and steel for dependable durability. Practical, affordable giveaway for contractors or trade schools. Available from Erkie (asi/52570); For more Click Here.

Joe - Cool Glass


Cool Glass

This 16-ounce beer can shaped glass is fun and unique. It works great as barware at night clubs and restaurants as well as a promotional item for microbreweries. It’s also perfect for cafes for iced tea service. Available from Numo (asi/74710); (800) 253-0434. For more click Here.


September 23, 2014

Andy - Stretch Out


Stretch Out

The Yoga Sak is a stylish, functional backpack-style bag with built-in water bottle holder and rear compartment for yoga blocks, towels, shoes, or anything else. It’s a great incentive for health clubs or employee wellness drives. Available from Yoga Sak (asi/98816). For more Click Here.

Michele - Paw Power

Paw Power

Offered in an array of colors, this cat pen is purrfect for pet stores, Vet offices and groomers. Available from Minya USA (asi/71370). For more Click Here.

Joe - Slip Sliding

Slip Sliding

Slippers are constructed with a 100% microfiber material that allows the wearer to literally clean hardwood and tiled floors while wearing them. A novel gift idea for new home owners and college students living in dorm as well giveaways for hardwood floor contractor/refinishers, Realtors and exhibitors at home shows. Available from Beacon Promotions Inc. (asi/39250); (800) 628-9979. For more Click Here.


September 16, 2014

Chris - Sporty Style


Sporty Style

Called the Kelton, this water-repellant track jacket (product # TM12348) with sporty diminishing contrast piping features an autolock zipper pull and concealed coil zipper pockets. Available in four color choices, the outerwear piece is a great choice for coaches, teams, fitness centers, wellness programs and more. From Trimark Powered By Leed’s (asi/66888); 724-334-9000.

Michael - Penguin

Penguin

Inflatable penguin from Jet Creations, inc (asi/63340).

C.J. - Layers To The Story

Layers To The Story

Fall is fleece season, and versatile lightweight jackets are the go-to staple ‘round these parts. This bonded jacket (88697) is soft and visually pleasing with its mélange fabric and on-trend contrast coloring. Available from Ash City (asi/37153). For more Click Here.

Joan - Seasonal Scents

Layers To The Story

The ultimate symbol of appreciation, the iconic Large Yankee Candle Apothecary Jar or the 2-Wick Tumbler Candles always make the perfect gift. From The Yankee Candle Company (asi/98756).


September 9, 2014

Kathy - Good Shot


Good Shot

You don’t even want to know how many people in and around the editorial department I’d like to sling something at pretty regularly. Alpi International (asi/34415) has something fun for office workers who feel similarly. The Slingshot ballpoint pen is perfect for humorous employee gifts (add it to a welcome mug for new hires) and new student welcome packages for colleges (dorm wars, anyone?). For more Click Here.

Michele - This One Goes to 11…

This One Goes to 11…

Brookstone’s rechargeable speaker rotates to project sound in any direction and has an audio cable that conveniently stores in the unit Lithium battery recharges via included USB cord. The playback time is approximately 2-3 hours and a Brookstone box included. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). For more Click Here.

Joe -Think Pink

Think Pink

Football teams from the pros to college to high school and Pop Warner celebrate breast cancer awareness month by donning pink socks, jerseys, etc., for games. Your clients can get in on the support too with pink products. This mini football can be tossed to fans during the game. The spirit towel is perfect cheering accessory. And, the seat cushion provides ample space for a variety of sponsor logos. Sponsors can include local health organizations and other business that want to support the cause. Available from Pepco Poms (asi/77280); (800) 527-1150. For more Click Here.


September 2, 2014

Chris - Weather-Defying Style


Weather-Defying Style

Waterproof and breathable, the mid-length Meridian Storm Shell jacket includes a detachable hood, internal media port, neck warmer and more. Prime high-incentive item for wellness programs. Also, think corporate stores. From Stormtech (asi/89864); 866-407-2222.

Joan - Diamond District Jewelry Tower

Diamond District Jewelry Tower

The Diamond District Jewelry Tower from Prime Line (asi/79530)is a leather, travel jewelry container with three tiers. Each compartment can hold candy, such as chocolate coins or peppermints. Once the treats are gone, the Jewelry Tower remains to hold watches, rings or other precious jewelry while traveling.

Joe - Heads Up

Heads Up

This light-up skull mug is available in two different sizes. Mug flashes through multiple colors and makes the perfect piece of drinkware for your upcoming Halloween bashes. Great for bars, restaurants and trick-or-treating events/parties for kids of all ages. Available from AlightPomos.com (asi/34194); (888) 217-8800. For more Click Here.


August 26, 2014

Andy - Heat Beater


Heat Beater

Simply remove the plug and fill this easy-to-grip hand mister (FA510) with water for a quick refresher at any hot event. Includes battery and carabiner and makes a great promotion for outdoor concerts, fairs, or church functions. Available from Way2Cool (asi/95735). For more Click Here.

Kathy - Yeah, Buddy

Yeah, Buddy

We went to the Eagles preseason opener against the Steelers last week and let it be duly noted that tailgating is in full swing. You can’t go wrong suggesting beverage coolers to your clients for sports –related events and other party atmospheres. And now, you can add a pocket to your cooler, courtesy of Numo’s (asi/74710) Little Buddy. This is great for holding IDs, credit cards and some cold, hard cash and it’s sure to put some cold, hard cash in your pocket too. To see available patterns, colors, imprinting options and pricing for the addition, Click Here.

Joe - Rock On

Rock On

This genuine Fender guitar is completely customizable. Makes a unique corporate gift as users will proudly display it in the home or office. Also, great for fundraisers and awareness campaigns. Perfect for beverage companies, bars, restaurants, radio stations and anyone in the music industry. And, you can play it too. Available from Brand O Guitars (asi/41461);(407) 620-4229. For more Click Here.


August 19, 2014

Michele - Card-Carrying Convenience


Card-Carrying Convenience

Keep your important cards close to you at all times. The Silicone Card Holder attaches to your cell phone with adhesion and will keep credit cards, ID cards and business cards close to you. Perfect solution for travel, an excursion or the gym. Available from Leed’s (asi/66887). For more Click Here.

Kathy - Animal Attraction

Animal Attraction

Selling to the pet market doesn’t have to be ruff (sorry), especially with all the neat pet-related products available. I like the double-duty Pet Scoop N Clip (item 3205) from Evans Mfg. (asi/52840). Scoop the puppy’s food out of the bag and then seal it to keep it fresh. Special pricing is available until 9/30. Use promo code 5284. For more Click Here.

Chris - Clever Cooling

Clever Cooling

The Hat Trick Kit is a clever can and bottle cooler that’s outfitted with a loop that allows for storage of a bottle opener. Perfect for tailgaters, fraternities, resorts, corporate picnics and more. From Crown Products (asi/47700); (800) 367-2769.

Joe - Game On


Game On

This desk top cornhole game is just like it’s bigger brother. It comes with two boards and four red bags and four blue bags. A unique stress reliever for the home, office or college dorm. A great giveaway at employee events, tailgating parties, cornhole tournaments and more. Available from A J J Enterprises (asi/30226); (888) 360-8575. For more Click Here.


August 12, 2014

Nicole - Flight Jacket


Flight Jacket

This Women's top gun flight jacket with patches (W201036) from Cockpit USA (asi/43022) is authentically patterned after the Navy flight jacket. Constructed of supple vintage and treated French antique lamb, shearling mouton fur collar with wool blend knitted cotton waist band and authentically embroidered insignia reminiscent of the jacket featured in the iconic Top Gun movie. It is expressly tailored for today's contemporary action minded women. Made in USA. Sizes: XS-2XL

Kathy - Dental Delight

Dental Delight

Nobody wants to go to the dentist (unless you’re a masochist), so why not lighten things up for everyone? How about some classic wind-up, hopping fake teeth to bring a newly cleaned, cavity free smile to patients’ faces? Well, look no further than Brighter Promotions (asi/42016), big proponents of letting the good times roll … or hop in this instance. For more Click Here.

Andy - Going Places

Going Places

This popular softcover North American atlas (0528011545) contains maps for every U.S. state and Canadian province, including over 50 North American cities. Choose one of the high-impact customization options for clients in auto sales or insurance. Available from The Book Company (asi/41010). For more Click Here.

Joe - Terrific Towel


Terrific Towel

The medium weight terry velour beach towels are 32 inches wide by 64 inches high and weigh 16 pounds per dozen. Made from 100 percent cotton, this towel is hemmed all the way around with terry loop on one side and a velvety velour finish on the other side. While it’s perfect for Beach, spa and pool promotions don’t forget clients in the incentive travel industry, swim teams and gyms, making towels great year-round products to sell. Available from Cotton Love (asi/46756); (877) 986-9357. For more Click Here.


August 5, 2014

Michele - Got Milk?


Got Milk?

This reminds us of old-school milk containers that used to be home-delivered by milkmen – very retro and cool. With lids offered in a wide array of colors, this 20 oz single wall glass beverage vessel is ideal for back-to-school promos. Available from ETS Express (asi/51197). For more Click Here.

Joe - Mighty Mug

Mighty Mug

This ceramic mason jar mugs hold 23 oz. of hot or cold beverages. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe. I unique gift for new employees, for cafes and dairies. Available from Dard Products Inc. (asi/48500); (800) 323-2925. For more Click Here.

Andy - Slam Dunk

SLAM DUNK

Share the team spirit with this 100% cotton velour sport ball towel (FRBK-20) collection in a variety of stock fiber-reactive designs. Fun for college or company teams and charity tournaments. Available from Pro Towels (asi/79750). For more Click Here.


July 29, 2014

Michele - Eighties Flashback


Eighties Flashback!

I love these matte 11 oz. neon mugs because they remind me of the halcyon heyday of neon, the ‘80s. And because (believe it or not) neon is making a comeback. Offered in pink, green, yellow & orange. Available from Numo Manufacturing (asi/74710). For more Click Here.

Kathy - Light It Up

Light It Up

Looking for a technology-related product? If you order the Illuminated Power Bank from Dard Products (asi/48500) they will waive the set-up fee for a one-color/one- location imprint. It powers tablets, phones, cameras, etc. It also works as a phone stand and comes gift-boxed so think of it for holiday promos too. For more Click Here.

Andy - Portable Power

Portable Power

Charge smartphones on the go with this compact keychain swivel USB car charger (5116). Just insert into the lighter port then attach your own cable. Nice item for used-car dealers or credit unions. Available from Innovation Line (asi/62660). For more Click Here.

Chris - From City To Mountain


From City To Mountain

Whether worn to the office or on an autumn hike, the Solstice jacket (F7260) is sure to impress end-users with a taste for the trendy and practical. Made of lightweight polyester performance fleece, the piece features TempUp heating technology. Eager buyers could include technology companies, engineering firms, golf resorts, alumni associations and more. From Tri-Mountain (asi/92125);800-824-6464.


July 22, 2014

Michele - Perfectly Balm-y


Perfectly Balm-y

This lip-balm comes in 100 flavors, 10 colors, in a mini soda or beer can. It’s Made in the USA and follows FDA guidelines and cosmetic industry testing for Quality Assurance. Price includes regular lip moisturizer with a four color laminated decal. Available from Admints (asi/31516). For more Click Here.

Kathy - It's Wine O'Clock Somewhere

It's Wine O'Clock Somewhere

Ad-N-Art (asi/31518) offers brand-new Imperial Wine drinkware. The vacuum-insulated, stainless steel wine cup keeps wine cold longer, no cubes necessary. It comes in a variety of spiffy colors and is gift boxed. For pricing and to check it out, Click Here.

Andy - Course Correction

Course Correction

The Hat Trick Golf Divot Repair Tool is a unique accessory that incorporates a divot fixer, magnetic ball marker, bottle opener, cigar holder, club rest, and can tab opener. Ideal for charity tournaments or as an add-on for sports retailers. Available from Hat Trick (asi/80303). For more Click Here.

Joe - Terrific Towel


Terrific Towel

This tri-fold golf towel measures 16 by 26 inches and includes a grommet and clip for attaching to a bag. Embroidered logos really pop. Comes in a variety of colors and is the perfect tee gift for tournaments and events. Great for golf leagues, as well as a gift to give when out golfing with business partners. Available from Cotton Love (asi/46756);(877) 986-9357. For more Click Here.


July 15, 2014

Jake - Bottle Opener


Bottle Opener

Jumbo size cabbage shape magnetic bottle opener. Big imprint area for logo. Strong refrigerator magnet. Solid metal construction for the opener. Affordable and long-lasting. Every household loves it! Ideal for beverage, bottle, restaurant, food and self promos. Custom shape welcome. Available from Nu Promoline Canada (asi/74589).

Chris - Gear Up For Fall

Gear Up For Fall

Packed with performance attributes and available in three stylish colors, the Jasper Hybrid Jacket (TM12960) features a polyester mechanical stretch material and water-repellent finish. Perfect for cooler summer nights and soon-to-be-here autumn days, this light jacket is an excellent fit for corporate stores, mountain resorts, auto dealerships and much more. From Trimark Powered By Leed’s (asi/66888);724-334-9000. For more Click Here.

C.J. - Back To School

Back To School

Get schooled again with this District retro backpack (DT715). It comes in seven bright colors to help fit in with the cool kids, while its sturdy poly fabric and media port gives it updated functionality for the modern age. Available from SanMar (asi/84863);(800) 426-6399. For more Click Here.

Joan - Blue Fish Chill Patch


Blue Fish Chill Patch

Blue fish shaped gell-filled chill patch is made with PVC skin that contains no phthalates and the soothing gel it can be used to give cool relief. Products are not intended for use by children or pets. From Alpi International (asi/34415).


July 8, 2014

Michele - Rock On!


Rock On!

Put your client’s logo on myBuds ™ B26 premium in-ear headphones with balanced micro drivers to deliver stunning levels of sound. Included are four sizes of soft silicone ear buds and a gold plated 3.5 mm audio jack for stellar sound. Available from All in One (asi/34256). For more Click Here.

Joe - Small Wonder

Small Wonder

The DoohicKey is a pint-sized multi-tool product that includes a ruler, bottle opener, screwdriver, three wrenches and box cutter. A carabiner clip allows the user to attach it to a belt loop, back pack and more. The entire thing is TSA friendly as well. A unique gift for outdoor enthusiasts and home owners. Available from Compass Industries Inc. (asi/46170);(800) 221-9904. For more Click Here.

Kathy - Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Ladies will love the Bling Mirror Tumbler from Berney-Karp Inc. (asi/40261). Take a sip and reapply your lipstick using the rhinestone-framed mirror on the front of the stainless-lined acrylic tumbler. Suggest it for spas, salons and women's events. For more Click Here.


July 1, 2014

Andy - Ride On


Ride On

Customize this flexible nylon bicycle seat cover (BSC) with your client’s logo for a long-lasting sports promo that fits seats from extra-slim to extra-large. Use it as a direct-mail promotion for bike shops or promoting trails and parks. Available from EMT Plus (asi/52263). For more Click Here.

Joe - Gooooooooooooooooooal!

Gooooooooooooooooooal!

This plush soccer ball includes panels that are made with a microfiber cloth which are meant to clean computer monitor screens as well as touch screens on smart phones and tablets. Clients still have time to capitalize on World Cup fever and local soccer clubs can use the product for registration and recruitment events. Other sports balls are available as well. Available from ComputerAdvertizing.com (asi/46183); (707) 935-3800. For more Click Here.

C.J. - It’s The Balm

It’s The Balm

Maximize the branding power of lip balm with this product, which comes with a domed lid and full-color logo. Comes in 30 different flavors, in addition to custom flavors that can be specifically developed for a client. (Ever curious what grass lip balm tastes like?) Available from Snugz USA (asi/88060); (888) 447-6840. For more Click Here.


June 24, 2014

Michele - Golf Glamour


Golf Glamour

This Women's Long Sleeve Scoop Neck T-Shirt is made of 100% ring-spun cotton, and is offered in sizes S-3XL in white, pink and black. Perfect for cocktails after a round of golf. Available from Vantage Apparel (asi/93390). For more Click Here.

Kathy - Carry A Tune

CARRY A TUNE

People love blasting their tunes and anyone would be happy to receive the new Fusebox mini silicone speaker and phone holder from Crown Products (asi/47700). Plus, you can get a mid-year markdown. For pricing and all other info, click here. For more Click Here.


June 17, 2014

Joe - Cool Down


Cool Down

This sip and spray bottle is perfect for the beach, sitting around the pool or for those who work outside. The bottle has an additional chamber for water. Fill the main compartment with the iced beverage of your choice, which also will chill the water in the spray chamber. Available from Way2Cool (asi/95735): (888) 292-9226. For more Click Here.

Chris - Outdoors’ Style

A Cushy Job

Perfect for manufacturers, outfitter shops and rod and gun clubs, the Mallard Cap (3308) features a 3-D embroidered design of the wild duck on the side, leaving the front profile open for branding. From Dri-Duck (asi/50835); 866-852-8222. For more Click Here.

Andy - Well Handled

 Well Handled

Keep your cold beverages in this 30 oz. single-wall mason jar (PL-4486) with handle, straw, and screw-on lid. BPA-free with a fun design and generous capacity, this is a corporate picnic pleaser or a smart summer festival giveaway. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). For more Click Here.


June 10, 2014

Michele - Wrap Party


Wrap Party

This 35” x 70” lightweight cotton sarong is indispensable attire for beachgoers but is also versatile enough for use as a sun scarf, shawl, or beach cover up. While its bright and festive colors attract admiration, your logo enjoys the spotlight too. Offered in: fuchsia/orange or turquoise/lime. Available from Towel Specialties (asi/91605). For more Click Here.

Kathy - A Cushy Job

A Cushy Job

Here’s something different for a company store program. How about custom-embroidered, personalized chairs (bean bags; recliners, office, etc.) from Flash Furniture (asi/54575)? You can also suggest a corporate client personalize the boardroom – swanky! For more Click Here.

Andy - Hold My Calls

Hold My Calls

The Piggy Back cell phone holder (PB13) lets you safely clip a phone to a monitor, laptop or tablet. It’s a flexible product that can promote smart technology, travel, or online security. Available from AmeriCraft Promotional Products (asi/86364). For more Click Here.


June 3, 2014

Michele - Wine All the Time


Wine All the Time

In what no doubt will be Kathy Huston’s New. Favorite. Pen. Ever., this wine bottle pen is ideal for wineries, liquor stores and enthusiastic day drinkers (like your radio hosts). Available from Minya (asi/71370). For more Click Here.

Kathy - Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play

The Bubba 128-oz. sport jug is perfect for backyard barbecues, tailgating, company picnic giveaways, camping, fishing trips and many more fun events. Norwood by Bic Graphic (asi/40480) offers it. It keeps drinks cold and has a handy spout and handle. I would use it for my world-famous sangria! For more Click Here.

Joe - Draft Dodger

Draft Dodger

This kit contains eight foam gaskets for switch plates and wall outlets. Homeowners can install the plates to help seal drafts. The pack is perfect for energy conservation companies, electric utilities, heating technicians and as a great home show giveaway. Available from Energy Saving Products Inc. (asi/52483) ;(877) 430-0377; For more Click Here.


May 27, 2014

Kathy - Hit the Right Chord


Hit the Right Chord

Is there a rock star on your agenda? Check out the 18-oz. coffee mug with guitar-shaped handle from Xpres(asi/52475). Pitch it to music schools, retailers that sell instruments, concert promoters, radio stations and any promotions you want to hit a high note. For more Click Here.

Andy - Bright Idea

Bright Idea

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this 16 oz. double-wall insulated mug (MUG0600) with a removable handle that detaches to become a convenient flashlight. Great for camping or as an automotive accessory. Available from Sunscope (asi/90075). For more Click Here.

Joe - Sunny Promos

Sunny Promo

This fun in the sun kit includes a pair of logoed sunglasses, bug repellent lotion, sunscreen, lip balm and aloe lotion. Great for beach promotions, for spas, swim clubs/teams and vacation destinations. Available from Web Company (asi/95838) ;(800) 999-9322; For more Click Here.


May 20, 2014

Andy - Pop A Top


Pop A Top!

Die-struck dog tag (BOL150) with internal bottle opener and antique brass finish also includes full-color epoxy dome imprint. Great for micro-breweries, restaurants and bar openings. Available from EMT (asi/52263). For more Click Here.

Joe - Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Presentation box is created with custom inserts so your clients next promotion or program stands out. Great for home builders, season ticket holders, new employees, sales incentive trip winners and so much more. Available from The Platform Group Gallery (asi/78708); (888) 880-4790. For more Click Here.

Kathy - Beachy Keen

Beachy Keen

The Slip Clip from The Slip Clip Company (asi/91093) is a 6" plastic beach towel holder that clips to your chair. It’s great for resorts, hotels, marinas, cruise lines, corporate events, travel agents, etc. Bundle it with towel orders. It’s patent approved and made in the USA. For more Click Here.

May 13, 2014

Michele - Sparkle On!


Sparkle On!

The snazziest meeting accessory ever to hold your phone or wallet, this bling ring wrist-let is offered in an array of colors. Available from Aakron Line (asi/30270). For more Click Here.

Joe - Little Wonder

Little Wonder

This tiny little ecosphere contains a living cactus plant. Water weekly by emersing the bottom in water for a few minutes and the plant will last up to a year. I neat idea for an ecofriendly promotion or for a promotion that plays on a “grow your business with us” theme. Available Milano Worldwide Corp (asi/71170); (561) 266-0201. For more Click here.

Kathy - Have a Slice

Have a Slice

Add some summertime flair to tech promotions. Here's a fruity idea from Global reach Network (asi/57582). They offer a watermelon slice-shaped 8 GB USB drive. Pretty cool, huh? It comes packaged in a PVC bag. For more Click Here.

May 6, 2014

Michele - From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk?


From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk?

There aren’t many more famous in fashion than Isaac Mizrahi, and he’s teamed up with Gemline to bring these haute bags to the promo market. The “Sloan” computer bag is fully lined, with a padded main compartment with zippered closure & reinforced, padded 25" shoulder straps for carrying comfort. It’s also PVC- and Phthalate-free. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). For more Click Here.

Andy - Up Your Dosage

Up Your Dosage

Syringe-shaped highlighter (1377) features a gel ink that does not smear or dry out and is available with yellow, pink, or blue ink. Doctors' offices, nursing groups, and other medical professionals will enjoy these. Available from Fields (asi/54100). For more Click Here.

Kathy - It Makes Scents

It Makes Scentss

Nothing says “summer” like cruising in your car, windows down, radio up … ahhhh. HandStands Promo (asi/59525) keeps the summer fun rolling along with Hot Rod Vent Sticks. The auto air fresheners stick into the car’s air vent and are offered in a variety of summery scents, like Summer Breeze, Cucumber Melon and Coconut Smoothie. For more Click Here.

Joe - Cool Off


Cool Off

The battery operated compact spray mist fan holds 1.8 oz. of water and includes a carabiner. Great for outdoor events and promotions, the pool and beach and for sports fans and athletes needing to cool off during summer competitions. Available from Way 2 Cool (asi/95735) ;(888) 292-9226; For more Click Here.


April 29, 2014

Andy - Blow and Go


Seed and Feed

These tissue boxes (CZ1002BK) are decorated on four sides and hold 30 virgin pulp tissues. Choose a stock or custom background. Desktop favorite for clients in health-care or cosmetics. Available from Points of Light (asi/78825). For more Click Here.

Joe -Custom Set

Pop And Go

This set of four glass coasters can be created with a single image or mixed with four separate images. Each coast has rubber feet so they wont slip and slip on bars or tables. A great employee appreciation gift and a natural for bar and restaurant and beverage promotions. Available from Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140); (800) 826-PINS For more Click Here.

Kathy - No Sweat

Chalk It Up

April is National Stress Release Month and I know it’s almost over but let’s be real, buddies – every month is stressful.Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld (asi/47056) has just what the doctor ordered with their fun, colorful Thinking Putty for stressed-out adults. It comes in desk-friendly metal tins. It bounces! They also have glow-in-the-dark, heat-sensitive and magnetic versions! It’s also a great tool for brainstorming sessions. Click here for options and a video, which will show you a whole lot of uses and give you some cute taglines for client promos. For more Click Here.


April 22, 2014

Andy - Seed and Feed


Seed and Feed

Each of these flowers-in-a-can (MFDAIS01-06) contains the necessary seeds and nutrients, just add water. A natural choice for landscapers or real estate clients. Available Milano Worldwide (asi/71170). For more Click Here.

Joe - Pop And Go

Pop And Go

The Brew Opener Cup is made of stainless steel and holds 18.5 oz. It also includes two bottle opens – one for pop tops and one for twist offs. The Brew Cup is pefect for tailgating events, parties, summer barbecues, company picnics and local beer festivals. From Ad-N-Art (asi/31518); (888) 738-9021 For more Click Here.

Kathy - Chalk It Up

Chalk It Up

April flowers are blooming. The Chalkboard Vase from World Wide Lines (asi/98290) will have your sales blooming too. It’s a unique twist on such an item with its write-on, erasable surface. This is cool for all sorts of promos, including florists, farm shops, restaurants, and coffee shops, bed & breakfasts (leave one in every room with “Good morning!” written on it) and more. For more Click Here.


April 15, 2014

Michele - Keep Calm & Carry On!


Keep Calm & Carry On!

Frequent travelers know that being hit with excess luggage charges is a PITA. This item removes that issue, as it weighs luggage up to 70 lbs., is easy to use and no batteries required, a rubber handle that folds down for easy storage & a built-in tape measure to make sure you don’t exceed dimension restrictions. Available from Debco (asi/48885). For more Click Here.

Chris - Right On Time Watch

Right On Time Watch

Silver numbers and glow in the dark hands enhance the bold, fun colors that make the Right On Time (31773) a great fit for scavenger hunts, team events and more. From Norwood (asi/74400);877-667-9663 For more Click Here.

Kathy - Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Love these Petal Pusher buttons from American Greenwood (asi/35500). (Cute name, too.) They have a pin on the back like conventional buttons that you wear, but they are seeded, so after wearing them, they can be planted to grow flowers. Is that unique or what? Pitch these for awareness walks, eco-friendly events, summer camps and more. See them here: Click Here.


April 8, 2014

Michele - When it Rains…


When it Rains…?

Designed for rainy day work, this umbrella measures rainfall in inches and/or centimeters, both shown in large, easy-to-see lettering. It’s molded in sturdy, impact plastic & the non-glass tube is plastic which won't break if dropped. It can be attached to a post or inserted in garden soil. Available from Bay State Specialties (asi/38980). For more Click Here.

Andy - Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

Combination reversible screwdriver and ballpoint pen (2BTP) is designed with colored caps on either end. A great do-it-yourself gift for architectural firms, construction companies and repair services. Available from Graphcoline (asi/57956); For more Click Here.

Joe - Nice And Neat

Nice And Neat

The Grid-It organizing system keeps your backpack and brief case essentials neat and orderly. The product consists of a crisscross pattern of varying sizes of elastic straps that hold charging cords, cell phone, ear buds, business cards and more. Users simply find an appropriate size strap and secure an item under it, then toss ther Grid-It in a bag. Straps and border can be corporate colors and a custom tag can be sewn in as well. Great for travelers, business people, students and more. Available from Cocoon Innovations (asi/45582); (212) 448-7630 For more Click Here.


April 1, 2014

Michele - What’s Black & Red & Cool All Over?


What’s Black & Red & Cool All Over?

This fun & fashionable bold red lipstick facsimile USB memory drive has a chrome silver-color case and comes packaged in a gift box. Available from Sweda (asi/90305). For more Click Here.

Andy - April Showers

APRIL SHOWERS

Flashlight umbrella (105FLA) has a 42" arc and a push-button LED flashlight in handle with auto open and close functions. Auto dealerships can hand out to interested browsers or with test drive. Available from Stromberg (asi/89955); For more Click Here.

Kathy - Cheers and Beers

Cheers and Beers

Opening Day for Major League Baseball was yesterday and although our Phillies are predicted (already) to be in last place in their division, I’m excited. I think you will be excited by this perfect tailgating item from Ad-N-Ar (asi/31518). You’re all winners with the Brew Cup Opener, a stainless-steel beer cup with a built-in bottle opener (for both snap-off and twist-open lids). For more Click Here.

Joe - You Knead This Product


You Knead This Product

Thinking Putty comes in an imprintable tin and makes a create stress reliever. This version actually glows in the dark. A unique gift for anyone and works well in promotions for spas, museums and business that are considered high stress. Available from Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld (asi/47056):(866) 578-2845; For more, Click Here.


March 25, 2014

Chris - Outdoorsman’s BBQ SET


Outdoorsman’s BBQ SET

The season for barbecuing and camping is nearly here, making the Hunt Valley BBQ Set (0045-53) an outdoorsman’s must-have with its spatula, fork, tongs and poly canvas camouflage carrying case. Buyers could include rod/gun clubs, universities, outfitter stores, manufacturers and any company looking for a practical summer-themed gift for valued employees and clients. From Leeds, (asi/66887); 724-334-9000. For more Click Here.

Jake - Boxed Water

Boxed Water

Boxed water was started with the simple idea of creating a bottled water brand that is kinder to the environment and gives back. We found that it shouldn’t be bottled at all but instead, boxed. Boxed Water Is Better, LLC is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based company. For more Click Here.

Kathy - Bum Deal

Bum Deal

I have to say I felt like I was on an acid trip watching this video. from the team at Gill-Line (asi/56590),) But I have to give them an A for creativity in regards to that and the product it’s about, the Bum Box. Right off the bat, how could you not be intrigued by the name? It’s dubbed as “your personal box seat.” It pops up in seconds and folds flat with a handle for easy carrying. Made from corrugated cardboard, it’s reusable and durable and supports up to 260 lbs. It’s ideal for outdoor venues and events. For more Click Here.


March 18, 2014

Joe - Rah Rah


Rah Rah

Fan hands incorporate a glove and cheering pom-pom. Available in a variety of color combinations, a school, or corporate mascot can be embroidered on the palm. While they are perfect for outdoor, colder events, they work for any situation where cheering and spirit is needed – sporting events, games, conventions, meetings, etc. Available from The Bubba Glove Co. (asi/90704); (805) 341-9113 For more click here.

Michele - Top it Off

Top it Off

The Happy Nest Vacuum Wine Cap has a button on top of bottle cap creates vacuum seal to keep liquids fresh. The internal silicone piece conforms to the shape and size of mouth of bottle to create seal. The item is FDA compliant and offered in black, red, blue & green. Available from Leed’s (asi/66887), www.leedsworld.com.

Kathy - Bronzed Goddess

Bronzed Goddess

Listen up, ladies (and gentlemen): It’s time to get your tan on. And you don’t have to feel the burn. White Towel Services (asi/97040),) offers a self-tanning towel. The tan lasts 4 to 10 days. And there’s no streaking, dripping or mess. Plus it’s aloe infused and made in the USA. Pitch this for travel promos and salons. For more Click Here.


March 11, 2014

Joe -Look Ma, No Hands


 Look Ma, No Hands

The Tugo is a device that allows any traveler to haul a hot cup of coffee through an airport with needing an extra hand. It easily affixes to the telescoping handle of and piece of luggage. Now travelers can handle their luggage, phone, boarding pass and more. Great promo item for travel agencies, and any industry targeting business travelers. Available from iClick (asi/62124); (800) ) 456-9177 For more Click Here.

Michele - Light Up Your Lipstick

Light Up Your Lipstick

Shaped like every woman’s favorite accessory, the black, aluminum body has a bright LED light activated by a jeweled button & a soft rubberized stylus tip works on touch screen devices. A keychain accessory attaches to the headphone plug of a mobile phone or tablet as an attractive charm. Available from Minya USA (asi/71370), www.minyausa.com.


March 04, 2014

Joe - Cup O’ Jo


 Cup O’ Jo

Coffee pods fit in any Keurig brewer and come with a custom label. Buy in quantities of 100 or purchase a box of 18. Expect a Pavlovian reaction as the drinker will surely recall the giver not only when they have coffee but perhaps every time they smell it. A great leave behind when calling on clients or potential clients. Available from Webb Company (asi/95838); (800) 999-9322 For more Click Here.

Andy -High Voltage


High Voltage

High-capacity portable charger (BCPB4400) features an extra-large LED back-lit logo area and auto shut off. A must-have travel item for sales teams or public speakers. Available from BrandCharger (asi/88751). For more information, visit www.brandcharger.us .

Michele - Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

This 2-in-1 tech tool includes a capacitive stylus for touch screen devices and a microfiber screen cleaner bar in an easy-to-carry case. Available from Logomark (asi/67866), www.logomark.com.

Kathy - Got the Giggles


Got the Giggles

Laughter is the best medicine, so a laughing stress reliever must be even better medicine, right? Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730)) brings you the Laughing Man stress reliever. Squeeze this guy and he says, “Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” This is fun for any lighthearted promotion and quite perfect for comedy clubs and related events. For more, Click Here.


February 25, 2014

Joe - We’re A Happy Family


 We’re A Happy Family

Stick families on rear windows of cars and vans seem to be more prevalent then “my kids an honor student …” bumper stickers today. And, they come in a variety of themes like Star Wars and Disney vacation. So what a unique way for clients to get into the game. The sheet of stick family comes adults, kids, babies, pets and a variety of accessories like skateboards and fishing rods. The sheet can also include your clients’ logo or product replicas. Great idea for gas stations, hotels, travel industry or any company catering to families. Available from Gill Studios Inc. (asi/56950); 888) 455-4422. For more click Here.

Andy - Attitude Adjuster


ATTITUDE ADJUSTER

Thumbs-up stress reliever(PL-3933) sends a positive message and comes in a large variety of colors. Try it for smoking cessation programs or student presentations. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). For more information, visit www.primeline.com .

Michele - Turn Up the Volume

Turn Up the Volume

The “Nano” hi-def Bluetooth 3.0 wireless speaker is offered in an array of bright colors & comes with a 31” cord and a convenient carrying pouch. Ideal for home, office or outdoor activities. Available from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125), www.hitpromo.net

Kathy - Fan Favorite


Fan Favorite

Sports are a year-round opportunity for sales. I’m suggesting the Insta-Seat from BamBams (asi/38228) because, as the supplier says, “It’s a seat in your pocket.” The inflatable “TushTote,” as they also call it, is a great idea for fundraisers and game-day giveaways. Encourage your clients to include it in a fan appreciation pack too. For more, Click Here.


February 18, 2014

Joe - Plugged In


Plugged In

The card-sized multi USB adapter provides portable convenience for the user. Comes with adapters for iPads and iPhones as well as smart phones so multiple devices can be charge. Makes a great gift with purchase or for use by a tech company. Available from Sweda Company (asi/90305); (800) 848-8417. For more Click Here.

Andy - Strap Around Shades


Strap Around Shades

Neoprene eyeglass strap (PEY1300) keeps glasses close at hand and comes in four vibrant colors. An obvious choice for optometrists or frame designers. Available from Lanco (asi/66224). For more information, visit www.lancopromo.com.

Michele - Lego Love

Lego Love

The Lego-Blox Phone Accessories Set is the ideal gift for clients young or young at heart. A desk item destined to be the hit of the office, it combines the Logo-Blox phone stand with the Logo-Blox stylus and the Logo-Blox™ screen cleaner. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530), www.primeline.com


February 11, 2014

Kathy - Aloe, Aloe


Aloe, Aloe

Live Aloe Vera from Groline (asi/58295)just screams summertime (yes, please!). And remember that Earth Day is April 22. You can get the stalks of this healing plant in different sizes and even in a plastic tube. Check it out here.

Andy - Zip Replacement


ZIP REPLACEMENT

Zipmates can be attached to most zipper pulls on backpacks, jackets, gym bags, and more. An ideal apparel accessory for clients with standout logos in media or sports. Available from Line of Sight Creations (asi/67577). For more information visit www.shademates.com

Michele - Back to the 80s

Back to the 80s

This Retro Boombox Cooler has quality sound speakers that provide beach-booming sound, front zippered pockets that conceal speakers and amplifier and a pocket for your music device. With an adjustable shoulder strap, the cooler has a 20-can capacity and is Phthalate free. Available from Gemline (asi/56070), For more information visit www.gemline.com

Joe - Cheers


Cheers

This 12 oz., double wall insulated wine glass includes a freezer gel that helps keep wine and other drinks colder, longer. The glass even comes with a lid and straw. Perfect for vineyards, wine resellers and for your clients upcoming spring and summer festivals. Available from Norwood (asi/74400). For more information call (877)667-9663 or Click Here.


February 4, 2014

Kathy - Hair-Raising Experience


Hair-Raising Experience

This product would be perfect for Hair Club for Men Promotions (and others, not to worry). The Ceramic Grow Guy from Jornik Mfg. Co. (asi/63549) grows grass hair out of the top of his head. He looks like he’s just chillin’ and has pre-seeded soil in his noggin, so you simply add water. This is fun for upcoming spring promotions and any type of growth theme. Check it out here.

Chris - Fashion Camo Hood


Fashion Camo Hood

A fashionable light-layering piece, this full-zip Alternative printed hoodie (1970ea) capitalizes on two distinct trends. The soft hooded sweatshirt caters to the growing demand for camouflage patterns, while also scoring points with eco-conscious clients because it's made partly from recycled polyester and organic cotton. Potential buyers include tech start-ups, earth-friendly nonprofits, independent record companies, rock bands, and anyone looking to appeal to a youthful, fashion-forward crowd. Available from S&S Activiewear (asi/84358). For more information, call (800) 523-2155 or visit www.ssactivewear.com.

Michele - For the Car Connoisseur

For the Car Connoisseur

This heavy-duty Carry Case features 2 large zippered storage pockets, 2 outside pockets and reinforced handles & included a Wet/Dry car vacuum, a spray gun, detailing components, and a tire pressure gauge among manyt other items. Available from SuperEx (asi/90231), www.superex.com


January 28, 2014

Kathy - Fun in the Sun


Fun in the Sun

Shademates from Line of Sight Creations (asi/67577) are a fun addition to any pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses. The patented design easily attaches a custom logo or design to the arms. These are great for trade shows, product launches, branding, bar/restaurant promotions, golf tournaments and more. For pricing and other info, call the supplier, but first, check them out here.

Joe - Putt Perfect


Putt Perfect

The PutterWheel is a golfing aide that helps the user perfect his putting stroke. The wheel, which has ample room for an imprint, will roll smoothly when properly hit. And players will learn a proper putting stance as well. This set comes with three PutterWheels, a carrying case and a ball marker that allows golfers to mark their playing ball for proper putting alignment. Perfect for your client’s next golf outing. Available from PutterWheel (asi/84362). For more information, call (917) 553-0596 or visit www.putterwheel.com.

Andy - Steel Appeal

Steel Appeal

Stainless steel koozy (2899) accommodates a 12 oz. can and includes foam insulation to maintain beverage temperature. Works as a tie-in with safety programs or anything “strong as steel.” Available from Nordic (asi/74245), www.nordicpromos.com


January 21, 2014

Kathy - Brush Up


Brush Up

Evans Mfg. (asi/52840) has a “Health Care Calendar” on their website. And they offer a whole host of health care items, so that’s a smart move indeed. I like their antibacterial toothbrush holder. Suggest it for dental offices and travel promotions. By the way, February is Children’s Dental Health Month. The holder is FDA-approved and pricing starts at: 250; $1.19-R. Check it out here.

Michele - Add Some Class to Game Day!


Game Day!

Great for barbecues, tailgates, fairs and festivals, the 9oz Game Day Cup has an inner wall shaped like a wine glass. It’s BPA free, and offered in blue, clear and red. Available from Leed’s (asi/66887); www.leedsworld.com

Joe - A Shot Of Color

A Shot Of Color

The syringe gel wax highlighter is fast drying and lasts a long time. As the item is used, a simple twist of the cap will advance more of the highlighter. Perfect for any health related promotions, for promotions geared to students and for anyone that wants to “inject” some fun into a campaign. Available from Fields Manufacturing Inc. (asi/54100). (800) 654-1517 www.fieldsmfg.com.

Andy - Dial Tones


Dial Tones

The iStand cellphone suction speaker (SP-200) is a small speaker with big sound that also doubles as a cellphone stand. Makes an interesting giveaway for travel companies or to promote local radio. Available from Corporate Key (asi/63053); www.corporatekey.com.


January 14, 2014

Kathy - Shake It Up


Shake It Up

OK, here's something I've not seen before, and I have seen everything when it comes to promo products, trust me. Cheer Gloves from The Bubba Glove Company (asi/90704) are stretch gloves made of 95% acrylic/5% spandex. They have texting tips on the thumb and first two fingers. But the clincher is that the back of each glove is covered with 20 poms in various colors, so when you're clapping it also looks like you're waving your pom poms. Now come on, is that the spirit or what? See them and a very cute video (kudos to the actors and director) here.

Joe - Clean Taste


Clean Taste

This 20 oz. water bottle has a flip-up straw that includes a filter on the end. The device filters out impurities without compromising the taste. Comparable to a Brita water pitcher, this bottle is perfect for gym and spa promotions, for bikers, hikers, joggers and for companies looking to hold a health and wellbeing campaign for employees. Available from Jetline (asi/63344). For more information, call (877) 858-9908 or visit www.jetlinepromo.com.

Michele - Bling Ring

Bling Ring

Just in time for trade show season, is this supped-up sparkle-fest of a lanyard, able to be customized with your clients colors in the jewel stones. Available from Foxyware asi/87605, www.87605.asisupplier.com


January 7, 2014

Joan - In Stereo


In Stereo

This sleek wireless headset has a built-in microphone and lets you listen to music or make calls from cell phone. Great item to take on the airplane. Available from Debco (asi/48885); www.debcosolutions.com.

Michael - Custom Temporary Tattoos


Custom Temporary Tattoos

Available from Promotional Manufacturing Group of America (asi/79982).

Jen - Text And Go

Text And Go

Perfect for the never-ending snow, texting gloves come in a lot of fun colors. They are made of acrylic with conductive-fiber on three finger tips. Available from Admaster Promos (asi/31062).

Liz - Desktop Boxing Speed Punching Ball


Desktop Boxing Speed Punching Ball

Available from Brain Business Promo (asi/41502).


December 31, 2013

Joe - Block Head


Block Head

This small speaker packs a powerful punch. It plays music from any MP3 player with the included cables. However, if the device has Bluetooth capabilities, the cables are not needed. A great promo product for music lovers, bands, radio stations and more. Available from Star Line USA (asi/89320); (800) 831-2231. www.starline.com.

Michele - At Your Fingertips


At Your Fingertips

All of the protection of silicone heat resistance at your fingertips. Slip on and off for fast decision making and safety. The silicone construction makes the fingertip mitts dishwasher safe. Available from Bay State Specialty Co. (asi/38980) www.baystate.com.

Kathy - The Noisy Bunch

The Noisy Bunch

I know what loud is. So does Vonco Products (asi/94180). And here's a cool little nugget of info for you: the supplier's ThunderStix were recently showcased on the game show “Jeopardy.” The question involved noisemakers used at sporting events and they even played a clip of the stix being used at a game. There you have it: promotional products in action. These are fun for fans everywhere. For more, click here.

Andy - Keep Digging


Keep Digging

Retrieve whatever gets stuck between the seat and console with the Gap Stick (GS14). Great product for auto detailers or parking garages. Available from AmeriCraft Promotional Products (asi/86364); www.americraftproducts.com.


December 24, 2013

Joe - Heavy Metal


Heavy Metal

This wallet is actually fashioned from stainless steel. While it is completely flexible it will set off metal detectors. It’s great for people who travel as the wallet protects credit cards as thieves are unable to steal the RFID information. Available from Stewart/Stand (asi/54588); (718) 407-4197 www.stewartstand.net/custom.

Michele - Cuddle Up!


Cuddle Up!

This super-soft Brookstone “Nap” throw is perfect for every season and features all-around satin trim, measures 60" L x 40" W” and is machine washable. This super-soft Brookstone “Nap” throw is perfect for every season and features all-around satin trim, measures 60" L x 40" W” and is machine washable. Available from Gemline (asi/56070) www.gemline.com.

Kathy - Power Surge

Power Surge

Superex (asi/90231) offers the new Multi-function Power Failure Nightlight, which plugs into the wall, but stays lit should there be a power failure. The plug also folds into the body so that it turns into a flashlight. Isn't that pretty nifty? Suggest this for safety programs and Realtors' gifts to new homeowners (it can be part of a new home gift package). For more, click here.

Andy - A Little Wine


Cash & Carry

Personalized bottle of Chilean merlot (VDLA187merlot) is an ideal client gift for the wine-lover or for promoting B&Bs. Available from Personal Wine (asi/77747); www.personalwine.com.


December 17, 2013

Joe - Let It Snow


Let It Snow

This desktop item allows the receiver to create his very own snowscape. Simply add water to the snow crystals and watch the snow build. Comes with a shovel. While it’s perfect as a holiday greeting it works equally well for ski resorts, plowing services and travel agents. Available from American Greenwood (asi/35500); (800) 323-5051 www.americangreenwood.com.

Michele - Rock On


Rock On

Work or play like a Rockstar with this guitar pick-shaped stylus, which conveniently attaches to your Smartphone or Tablet via the 3.5mm audio jack so while you’re on the go you always have a stylus with you. The soft rubber tip eliminates fingerprints and smudges from your device. Available from Leed’s (asi/90305); (asi/66887); www.leedsworld.com.

Kathy - All in the Wrist

All in the Wrist

Exercise your options with the Kylie Key Cuff from Brandwear (asi/41545). It’s made from bamboo jersey and is moisture-wicking and antimicrobial and it holds keys, cards and cash right on your wrist. Suggest this for fitness clubs, fundraising runs and walks, cheer teams, dance classes and more. It comes in a variety of colors and you can get it with a reflective imprint. Contact the supplier for pricing and check it out here.

Andy - Cash & Carry


Cash & Carry

Money band clip makes a lightweight front pocket wallet and has a die-cast custom logo golf ball marker. Something different for a golf-related campaign. Available from Bandit Elastic Money Clip (asi/37688); www.banditclip.com.


December 3, 2013

Joe - Shake It Up


Shake It Up

As we head into a new year many folks will start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. And more than any, losing weight is at the top of the list. This salad shaker is a great idea for health and wellbeing promotions or as a great item for gyms and fitness clubs. The sizable main compartment holds veggies or fruit and a small container is perfect for dressings, cottage cheese or whatever the user prefers. It comes with its own fork that snaps into place. Available from Jetline (asi/63344); (877) 858-9908 www.jetlinepromo.com.

Michele - Stylish AND Eco-Conscious


Stylish AND Eco-Conscious

Made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles, the iPad Sling from BlueLounge offers a contemporary design black sling that accommodates your iPad, books and supplies, an easy-access front pocket for keys, phone or small accessories & a comfortable simple-to-adjust cross-body fit. Available in black from Sweda (asi/90305); (asi/30270); www.swedausa.com.

Kathy - Fast Java

Fast Java

Those coffee lovers who need their coffee first thing in the morning to help them wake up would surely appreciate the Microwave Coffee Maker from Premium Line (asi/79370) . You'll get fresh-brewed coffee in minutes and it works with any favorite coffee. There are no filters to replace, it's dishwasher safe and it makes up to 30 ounces per brew. This is a nice incentive gift or coffee shop giveaway. See it here.

Andy - Scary Spice


Scary Spice

Seriously-hot peppers make this red pepper sauce an all-natural and gluten-free treat for fans of real heat. Fun for promoting any “hot” new event or location. Available from Panola Pepper (asi/75787); www.panolapepper.com.


November 26, 2013

Kathy - Light Show


Light Show

If you're looking for a fun party, concert, sporting event item, Buzline (asi/42963) presents the LightPulse BuzBracelet. The motion-sensitive bright white LEDs flash with movement. One size fits most. You can check out the colors and see a video here.

Jake - Lip Balm


Lip Balm

This Wildberry Lip Balm is made from natural and and organic ingredients. Available from IDProductsource (asi/62088). For more information, visit www.idproductsource.com.

Shaun - USB Drive

USB Drive

Uncork a cool and unique new marketing campaign! This handy cork shaped USB drive is great for keeping your important files and documents safe! A great promotional product for electronic conventions, tradeshows, wineries and school fundraisers. Available from WBPromotions asi/98409.


November 19, 2013

Kathy - Bring the Heat


Bring the Heat

Panola Pepper Corporation (asi/75787) has a great story to tell. They grow the ingredients for their hot sauces and marinades right on the farm in Louisiana. Their logoed sauces and gift packs are a unique idea for the collegiate market and any promos that need pizzazz. Go to their website and see all their offerings. Check it all out here.

C.J. - Stop, Thieves!


Stop, Thieves!

The premise is simple: Never lose your wallet again. This new "Freedom Wallet" (RFTR110-5) comes with a tracker device that is Bluetooth-compatible – meaning your smartphone can find your wallet should you ever lose it. In addition, this wallet has technology that blocks hackers who can steal credit card and social security numbers from RFID tags on your person. Available from Royce Leather Gifts (asi/52390). For more information, visit www.royceleathergifts.com.

Chris - Winter Run

Winter Run

The lightweight Unisex Winter ThermoLite Long Sleeve Tech Shirt (4200) is a perfect fit for race events, company wellness programs, teams, fitness centers and more. Enhanced by performance features like moisture-wicking, odor control and UPF 15+ sun protection, the shirt’s hollow-core fibers trap air for insulation, while the open-faced texture of the fabric speeds evaporation. Available from RaceReady (asi/74894); (800) 537-6868; www.raceready.com.


November 12, 2013

Joe - At Your Finger-Tips


At Your Finger-Tips

The Spectator Gloves have a conductive thread woven into the thumb, forefinger and middle finger allowing the wearer to operate a tablet or smart phone while wearing them. A great product idea for winter based promotions or as an employee appreciation gift. Available from SanMar (asi/84863). For more information, call (800) 426-6399 or go to www.sanmar.com.

Michele - Calendar Boys


Calendar Boys

Aakron owner Devin Piscitelli came up with the idea to have his male colleagues dress as famous mustached men in support of Movember, which draws attention to men’s health issues. The result is this calendar, which is as brilliant as it is HIL-ARIOUS. November is our new favorite month, incidentally. Available from Aakron Rule (asi/30270); dpiscitelli@aakronline.com.

Kathy - Cold Shower

Cold Shower

OK, this one is a little pricey (you can get it for as low as $103.53-C), but it would be a very nice incentive gift. Give your wine a cold shower with the Waterfall Wine Chiller, which bathes it in an ice-cold waterfall and chills the bottle in 15 minutes (because we don’t want to wait too long for our wine, now do we?). It’s from Starline (asi/89320). Check it out and watch a short video on how it works here.

Andy - Squeeze Play


Squeeze Play

Collapsible polyethylene water bottle holds up to 28 oz. when fully expanded or 16 oz. when collapsed. Includes push-pull spout and makes a funky fitness or travel promo. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530); www.primeline.com.


November 5, 2013

Joe - I've Got The Power


I've Got The Power

The Starbright power bank is rechargeable and comes with it's own carrying case and charging cable. It's compatible with iPhones, Samsung, Blackberry and other USB power devices. An integrated microchip prevents overcharging. A great promo item for business people and outdoor enthusiasts. Available from NVS Promo Designs Inc. (asi/74741). For more information, call (877) 503-3533 or go to www.nvspromo.com.

Michele - Mood Enhancer


Mood Enhancer

This unique industrial design holds four USB 2.0 ports and has color changing LED lights to enhance your work environment. Available from Minya USA (asi/71370); www.minyausa.com.

Kathy - Cookie Crumbles

Cookie Crumbles

Christmas is seven weeks away, which is utterly ridiculous, since I just ate dinner outside in DC on Saturday night. At any rate, one great part about the season is the smell of cookies baking. For those of us who aren't the baking type, however, the smell can still permeate your house with the tumbler-type Christmas Cookie scented candle from Yankee Candle Company (asi/98756). For pricing and other info, such as imprinting options, call: 800-792-6180.

Andy - Gifted Program


Gifted Program

Silkscreen or engrave this pewter-finished reindeer cast ornament for a tasteful holiday decoration. Includes cord. Memorable way to thank customers during the holiday season. Available from Marken (asi/68760); www.markenind.com.


October 29, 2013

Joe - Give 'Em The Boot


Give 'Em The Boot

This lace-up rain boot has an allover imprint and is also available in solid colors. A unique product for a client's corporate store as well as for promotions geared to high school and college students, especially sororities. Available from FAssertive Creativity (asi/37166). For more info, call (347) 350-6349 or visit www.assertivecreativity.com.

Kathy - Sales on Wheels


Sales on Wheels

Here's an excellent idea for bike shops, races, bike rental establishments and more. Bicycle seat covers from EMT (asi/52263) feature a flexible fit and long-wearing nylon material. For more, click here.

Michele - Soup-Er!

Soup-Er!

Perfect for bringing soup to lunch on cold days, this durable double-wall, 18oz. stainless steel vacuum food jar is leak-proof, & ideal for keeping cold foods cool and hot foods warm for hours. The has a wide mouth for easy filling and cleaning, with a screw on/off lid, & the item is FDA compliant. Available from Leed's (asi/66887); www.leedsworld.com.


October 22, 2013

C.J. - Whole Lotta Glove


Whole Lotta Glove

At your kid's chilly soccer game and need to check work e-mail on your phone? (Or more likely looking up something inane like the name of that Cheers spin-off. Not Frasier – the other one.) Then these gloves (STA01) will definitely come in handy. They feature conductive threads in the thumb, forefinger and middle finger of each hand that work with smart phones and tablets. Never take your gloves off again in the cold. Available from SanMar (asi/84863). For more information, go to www.sanmar.com.

Michael - Rock Star Glove


Light-Up Rock Star Glove

This impressive, eye-catching item utilizes 15 high powered LED's and features 6 different flash modes, including solid green, blue and red. If you're looking to create a buzz at your next event, dim the lights and slide on the rock star glove.

Jen - Wedding Flutes

Wedding Flutes

This pair of crystal wedding heirloom flutes is a perfect way to toast a happy couple. It's also a great idea for a bridal shower so that the couple can use them at a reception. Also consider pitching these to wedding planners and bridal shows. The flutes are packaged in a white gift box with gray ribbon. Available from Indigo (asi/62560).

Joan - This Won't Hurt


This Won't Hurt

I despise needles but love this gel highlighter with its unique syringe shape and twist-action design. The gel is designed not to smear, bleed or dry out. Available from Targetline (asi/90640); www.targetline.com.


October 15, 2013

Jake - Knit Hats


Knit Hats

Custom name knit hat with pom-pom – Love this cause it screams – just like mom or grandma would make. Available from Wisconsin Knitwear Inc. (asi/97595).

Nicole - Key Chain


Key Chain

The lenticular key chain (Globi-R203) from Lantor 3D Lenticular (asi/66260) has a tiny pouch with changing image of leopard print when tilted. There is a key chain attached to an YKK zipper allowing this to be used as a key chain. Constructed with soft lenticular PVC and lined with fabric on the inside. Its tiny and sleek design makes it a necessity to own. It is only 3" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" and weighs a mere 1 ounce. The pouch can be used to hold change, makeup, chap stick, etc. It is imprinted with hot foil stamping.

Chris - Spray That Cold Away

Spray That Cold Away

As the sniffle season sets in, help clients keep the germs at bay with this combination pen/hand sanitizer spray (HSPEN10-SPRAY). This novel product includes a four-color process laminated decal. A great giveaway for sales conferences and trade shows, the pen could also figure into corporate wellness programs. Available from Admints & Zagabor (asi/31516); www.admints.com or call (866) 556-4687.

Kathy - Cheerleader


Cheerleader

Since the NY Giants are really sucking wind this season, my dad is now a Jets fan ... a fair-weather one at that. I happen to be a fan of the Big Game Line-Up Mini Bar Basket from Corporate Gift Experts (asi/42421). This football-themed box is filled with 12 assorted mini bar bottles (50 ml each). The assortment includes a box of roasted peanuts, mini Pisco Porton, Jameson, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, Barcardi Gold, Barcardi White, Jack Daniels Honey, Absolut, Crown Royal and more. It can be customized to fit your client’s budget, along with other content options. Suggest it for rewarding loyal clients who are football fans, as well as for employee rewards programs and more.


October 8, 2013

Joe - Multi Functional


Multi Functional

This multi-function tool includes 10 separate devices to help the user cut, saw, drive, etc. Comes with it's own carrying pouch and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Available from Fields Manufacturing Inc. (asi/54100). For more info, call (800) 654-1517 or visit www.fieldsmfg.com.

Andy - Snowed In


Snowed In

Create a personalized polyresin snow globe (Snow Globe 32) by adding your own unique decoration. Custom sizes available, too. An ideal gift to personalize for employee incentive programs. Available from ZZ PROMOS (asi/99555). For more, click here.

Michele - Tres Trendy

Tres Trendy

This retro mini tote is ideal an a gift-with-purchase item and is offered in black, white, red, green or blue, with silver or gold trim. Available from Gemline (asi/56070); www.gemline.com.


October 1, 2013

Joe - Shot Up


Shot Up

This shot glass is made from Himalayan salt and is perfect for drinking tequila as it gives it a salty nuanced taste without having to salt the rim. Just add a lime and enjoy. A perfect gift for clients who enjoy a nice high end tequila. Available from TheSpicelab.com (asi/88719). For more info, call (954) 275-4478 or visit www.thespicelab.com.

Kathy - Boo!


Boo!

It's October already, so don't wait any longer to pitch the Halloween Combo Pak from Better Life Line (asi/40390) to your retail clients. It includes a fun mask coloring book, crayons, Halloween-themed temporary tattoos and a glow-in-the-dark wristband. It's a treat For more click here.

Michele - Take a Bite Out of This!

Take a Bite Out of This!

From the uber-trendy Gumbite(R) line, this silicone cable organizer wraps your cable around the spindle to hold it in one place, and allows you to customize your cable length. Offered in lollipop colors. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530); www.primeline.com.

Andy - Open Season


Open Season

This made-in-the-USA bottle opener key ring (11862) features a full color laminated insert comes with a split ring attachment. Simple, handy giveaway for important local services like electricians or plumbers. Available from LarLu (asi/66390). For more, click here.


September 24, 2013

Joe - Drink Up, Puppy


Drink Up, Puppy

This travel water bottle for pets comes with a clip and flip up bowl. When Fido is ready for a drink simply raise the bottle and a notch helps release the water into the bowl. A unique gift for those in the pet industry and for municipalities with dog parks. Available from Sanders Mfg. Co. (asi/84820). For more info, call (866) 254-6611.

Kathy - This Is Jarring


This Is Jarring

How cute is the brand new h2go mason drink bottle with colored lid and matching straw from ETS Express (asi/51197)? I think this is perfect for company picnics, family reunions, bar and bat mitzvahs and all kinds of special events. It's made from Eastman Tritan copolyester and is BPA free. For more click here.

Michele - Sipping in Style

Sipping in Style

This sleek 18oz double-wall stainless steel tumbler has a steel liner, is vacuum insulated and has a threaded stainless lid and black straw. Also offered in black matte. Available from ETS Express (asi/51197); www.etsexpress.com.

Andy - Night Rider


In The Clear

Water-resistant bicycle safety light has two bright LED bulbs with steady, flash, and slow modes and mounts with a silicone strap. Bright idea for safety programs or parks with bike paths. Available from Golden Lion (asi/57657). For more, click here.


September 17, 2013

Joe - Fancy Fleece


Fancy Fleece

This fleece zip up jacket has contrasting side panels, three pockets and a port for headphones. It's warm and fashionable and perfect for those who work outdoors in garden centers, wineries, tour guides, etc. Available from Ash City USA (asi/37127). For more info, call (866) 274-2489 or go to click here.

Kathy - Rain On Me


Rain On Me

Charles River Apparel (asi/44620) brings you the Vapore water-repellant hoodie. It features a technical water-repellent coating that makes water bead off the fabric, but you still get that soft and cozy sweatshirt feel! It has front pouch pockets and contrast-colored hood lining, drawstrings, and zipper. It's perfect for outdoor workers and sports teams. For more click here.

Nicole - Bomber Jacket

Bomber Jacket

This cool, ladies’ fitted collarless design bomber jacket (ML-L536X) is available from Apparelstar (asi/36539). It has a durable lambskin leather, double-snap collarless closure, front-zipper closure with button snap downwind flap, a rib-knit waist for a snug fit, decorative zippered chest pockets and button flat pocket (faux pockets), two-button snap-down flap hand pockets, one zippered horizontal pocket (right side), YKK zipper hardware in chrome finish, snap-button cuffs and a polyester satin liner.

C.J. - In The Clear


In The Clear

New NFL security rules require that larger bags and totes must be clear – bags that most fans don’t have. Capture this market opportunity with this clear NFL-approved tote (T1401), which features a double zipper pull and long handles. Next time at the stadium for gameday, I’ll be using one of these. Available from BagWorld (asi/37980). For more, click here.


September 10, 2013

Kathy - That's Bananas!


That's Bananas!

So we’ve all seen iPhone holders. But have you ever seen the What a Monkey Caddy? It’s fully adjustable and holds iPhones, iPods and most smartphones and hangs anywhere, so you’re device is always hanging around close by. You can also bend the tail and sit it on a desk. It’s from i-mark (asi/35579). For more info, click here.

Andy - Libation Liberation


Libation Liberation

Rugged ABS plastic opener (K382) includes serrated blade for removing foil and a heavy duty corkscrew that won’t quit on you. Practical giveaway for BYOBs or wine retailers. Available from Bay State (asi/38980). For more click here.

Joe - Busy Hands

Busy Hands

Kicking cigarettes is one of the toughest things people can do. But lots of businesses are trying to help their employees do so as it's better for everyone all around. The Wikki Stix stress reliever pack looks like a pack of cigarettes however inside you'll find a pack of colorful Wikki Stix. It makes a great giveaway for smoke cessation classes as it gives people something to do with their hands every time they feel like reaching for a smoke. Available from Wikki Stix (asi/97539). For more info, call (800) 869-4554 or click here for more.

Michele - Double Duty


Double Duty

I love this stylus pen and screen cleaner for your smartphone that stands up right on your desk, so it's easily accessible. Offered in a variety of colors. Available from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125). For more, click here.


September 3, 2013

Kathy - Reseal the Deal


Reseal the Deal

The Cliqloc from Orcas (asi/75083) reseals any beverage can so the fizz doesn't fizzle. Pitch it for special events, tailgating promos, concerts and more. For more info, click here.

Andy - Word Nerd


Word Nerd

Fluorescent gel highlighter (6066) features gel wax technology and is paired with a ballpoint pen combo. Perfect promo for computer repair shops, schools, or cafes with free wi-fi. Available from Liqui-Mark (asi/67675). For more click here.

Joe - Fido Football

Fido Football

Americans love two things: their pets and football. So as the season is about to kick off dog owners will surely love to have their pooch clad in their favorite team's jersey. This pet jersey (fits cats too) comes in sizes XS-XL. Makes a fan-tastic pet or football themed promotion for a variety of clients. Available from Promopet (asi/79698). For more info, call (888) 558-1709 or click here for more.

Michele - Quick & Clean


Quick & Clean

Splish splash, give your car a bath with this car wash kit. Includes a sturdy five gallon collapsible bucket with metal handle, micro fiber cloth, sponge, wash mitt, squeegee and convenient carrying case with handle. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). For more, click here.


August 27, 2013

Joe - Boogie Woogie Oogie


Boogie Woogie Oogie

The Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet is an eco-friendly, electronic alternative to memo pads, sticky notes, and dry erase boards. Comes with stylus and magnets for mounting on metal surfaces like refrigerators and filing cabinets. Great for business and home owners too. Available from Improv Electronics (asi/62489). For more info, call (330) 673-8784 or go to click here.

Kathy - S'more to Love


S'more to Love

You can keep the summer fun going with the large S’mores kit from Mid-Nite Snax (asi/71685). It includes graham crackers, marshmallows, Hershey’s milk chocolate bars and toasting sticks. It’s a great idea for Scouts, fundraisers, camping-related promos, self-promos and more. Think of including this in a new homeowner’s welcome basket. For more click here.

Nicole - Flask

Flask

This Maxam (R) 8 oz. flask (RKT8221) is constructed out of stainless steel and features metal studs on the front. Designed with a polished finish on the top and bottom and a screw-down cap for keeping contents secure while on the go, it's an excellent gift item to have in bars and liquor stores! Measuring 3 5/8" x 5 3/4", this flask is available as a blank product only. This flask includes a limited lifetime warranty and comes in a white box. Available from Redline (asi/81133).


August 20, 2013

Kathy - I Got Rhythm


I Got Rhythm

The Beat Bottle from Ad-N-Art Inc. (asi/31518) is a very cool new water bottle that turns the iPhone 4 and 5 into a mini boombox. Yup, you can play your amplified music and store your phone in your bottle. Silicone secures and protects the phone and the bottle is BPA and Phthalates free. A gift box is included. This is a great gift for anyone. Pitch it to college recruiters, HR managers, sporting venues, amusement parks, nonprofits and more. For more info, click here.

Andy - Moveable Feast


Moveable Feast

Ten-quart cooler features wet and dry storage compartments and comes wrapped in 3M vinyl guaranteed to last for five years. Lock up the tailgate crowd with this item. Available from Cool Works USA (asi/46508). For more click here.

Joe - Get The Set

Get The Set

Set of 4 coasters are made from 1/4" thick acrylic. Material protects high resolution graphics from scratches, fading, and condensation. Four non-skid adhesive bumpers add extra support and stability. Great ideas for bars, restaurants and beverage companies. Create collectible set of 4 each year and your clients' customers will be coming back for more. Available from Special Market Sports LLC (asi/88572). For more info, call (262) 787-0650 or click here for more.

Michele - Come Fly With Me!


Come Fly With Me!

This reminds me of those cool travel bags airlines used to give out in the 60s. Offered in black, navy & tres retro turquoise, it's ideal for the travel and hospitality industries. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). For more, click here.


August 13, 2013

C.J. - Under Cover


Under Cover

On days when it’s pouring outside, a fashionable branded umbrella would really come in handy. Not only does this umbrella offer wind-venting technology and automatically opens, but it features a sleek digital camo pattern that sets it apart from the standard one-color options. Available from Haas-Jordan By Westcott (asi/58860). For more info, click here.

Andy - Bake Sale


Bake Sale

Cookie cutter and custom recipe card come in a heat-sealed cellophane bag. Choose from one of 180 stock shapes or design your own. Makes a unique fundraiser giveaway or bakery promo. Available from Ann Clark (asi/36255). For more click here.

Joe - Sound System

Sound System

The FOCO is a small accessory that helps focus the sound from the rear of an iPad to the front. Simple physics allows the sound to be reflected and redirected. A unique trade show giveaway and promotion geared to iPad users. Available from Emperor (asi/52371). For more info, call (888) 883-1286 or click here for more.


August 6, 2013

Kathy - Koozball


Koozball

Football season is coming up; in fact, the Eagles are playing the Patriots this week in pre-season fun. So what could be better for tailgating diehards than the Koozball from US Poly Enterprises (asi/92868)? Click here for more.

C.J. - It's a Texture Thing


It's a Texture Thing

Subtle sophistication is a cinch with this textured insulated jacket from Ash City, which just unveiled its highly-awaited fall collection. The heat reflect technology and classic patterned fabric matches the best of the past and the future. Available from Ash City (asi/37143). For more click here.

Andy - Drinks On Me

Drinks On Me

Absorbent round single stone coaster comes with cork backing and is packaged in a printed box. Brilliant full-color promo for microbrewers or snack-food manufacturers. Available from CoasterStone (asi/60965). Click here for more.

Michele - Put a Cork in It!


Put a Cork in It!

This USB drive has natural cork casing and be imprinted in an array of colors. Ideal for bars, restaurants, wineries and resorts. Available from (asi/34256). For more, click here.


July 30, 2013

Kathy - Cool in School


Cool in School

I saw the first commercial for back-to-school yesterday from Target. Ugh; I can't stand it. But you really should be looking for school ideas now I suppose and Points of Light (asi/78825) offers a fun notepad folio that looks like a hoodie, complete with drawstring and front pocket. It's perfect for school stores, fundraisers, welcome gifts for new college students, etc. Click here for more.

Joe - Fun In The Sun


Fun In The Sun

This fun kit includes a 22 oz. stadium cup, sun glasses and 9" beach ball. Ideal for company picnics and last minute summer promotions. Available from PromoBiz USA (asi/79903). For more info, call (866) 539-5527 or click here.

Christy - Wine to Go

Wine to Go

A sippy cup for wine. Inside is even shaped just like a wine glass! The classy way to drink wine while not having to worry about it spilling or making a mess. Packed in 3 assorted lid colors (green, red, and white). Available from Manufacturers’ Direct Sales, Inc. (asi/68630). Click here for more.

Michele - Found, Not Lost


Found, Not Lost

Ideal for keeping keys handy, these magnetic hooks -- with an ample imprint area for your clients' logos -- are perfect for the real estate market. Available from Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140). For more, click here.


July 23, 2013

Michele - Trendy Traveler


Trendy Traveler

You won't forget anything in this deluxe Kenneth Cole Women's Tote. Three sections comprise the main compartment, and it includes a padded computer pouch that holds most 15.4" computers & a padded pocket for your iPad, tablet or e-reader. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). Click here for more.

Joe - Pick Me Up


Pick Me Up

The Magne Caddy is a strong magnet that screws atop a putter's handle and allows golfers to pick up clubs without bending over. Comes custom boxed and also includes a ball marker. A great and unique idea for a golf outing tee gift or as a giveaway when golfing with clients. Available from G5 Marketing LLC (asi/55621). Click here for more.

Chris - The "Very Important Tee"


The Very Important Tee

Designed to make you look hip and cool for any occasion, the 4.3oz “very important tee” (DT6000) is made from 100% ring spun combed cotton, meaning it’s super soft and comfortable. Offered at an equally attractive price point, the shirt comes in a variety of colors, including black, deep royal, olive, turquoise and heather purple. From schools to concert events to tech start-ups, the markets to which the VIP tee may appeal are many. Available from SanMar's (asi/84863) District line. For more info, click here.


July 16, 2013

C.J. - Sweat The Technique


Sweat The Technique

This custom fitness T-shirt features an inspirational message that only reveals itself when the user starts sweating. From gyms and charity runs to athletic clubs, there is no shortage of hard-working potential wearers. Available from ViewSPORT. Click here for more.

Jen - Beach Chair


Beach Chair

Folding beach chair with cooler bag from Lionhill Sourcing (asi/67623) is great to use on the beach this summer or for camping.

Chuck - Bamboo 4 U


Bamboo 4 U

The Eco Pint 16 oz. single wall pint is made from bamboo fiber and comes in a bunch of great colors. It’s a super-durable product with great eye-appeal that looks even better with a sharp logo on it. Hand wash only. Do not microwave. Available from ETS Express (asi/51197).


July 9, 2013

Kathy - Tailgate Party


Tailgate Party

The Drink & Plate from Pioneer Plastics (asi/76770) is perfect for company picnics, family reunions and sporting events. Click here for more.

Andy - Dial And Dangle


Dial And Dangle

Fully waterproof iPhone case (Dri Cat) with lanyard or carabiner clip allows device to remain fully functional while secured and protected. Hands-free promo for tourists or summer festival-goers. Available from EK USA (asi/51201). For more info, click here.

Joe - Quite The Light


Quite The Light

This small little flashlight packs a powerful punch. It includes two bright LED bulbs that have three settings -- steady, flash and slow flash modes. It also includes a silicone strap that allows the user to attach it to back pack straps, bicycle frames, etc. Great for home and for active people. Available from Golden Lion International Co. (asi/57657). For more, call (888) 930-9993 or go to www.goldenlionusa.com.


June 25, 2013

Kathy - Sitting Room


Sitting Room

If you're planning for fall promotions (yes you should be), you may be working on ideas for football and other school events and fundraisers. Custom Stadium Seats (asi/47913) offers a more upscale version of the average stadium cushion and you can get it customized with logo, team mascot, colors, etc. And there's the "Designer" section on their website where you can choose colors and place artwork to see what your client's custom design will look like. Click here for more.

Joe - Tee Time


Better Bottle

The eco-friendly tees in this pack are made from recycled material, are biodegradable and last longer than traditional wooden tees. The packaging allows your client to customize the insert card on the front and back. A great tee gift for golf outings or as a hand out when reps golf with clients. Available from Eco Golf (asi/51557). For more info, call (574) 772-2120 or click here.

Andy - Trouble Free

Trouble Free

Stay prepared with this 15-piece vehicle survival kit (16DAS06009) containing energy bar, emergency thermal blanket, bright sticks and more. Great for construction or transportation clients. Available from RoadPro (asi/82649). For more info, click here.

Michele - Convenience Personified


Convenience Personified

The "Contigo Kangaroo" water bottle, offered in an array of lollipop colors, has a push button opening, a storage compartment for items like keys and a carabiner carrying loop. Available from ETS Express (asi/51197). For more, click here.


June 18, 2013

Kathy - Fireworks Display


Fireworks Display

It's that time of year again when we hear fireworks going off somewhere in our neighborhood. Of course, there are plenty of official displays too. Lion Circle (asi/67620) has a great accompaniment: square flag-shaped firework hand fans with firework film eye cut outs that enhance night lighting events such as laser shows and fireworks. Click here for more.

Joe - Better Bottle


Better Bottle

The Van Metro 22 oz, squeezable sports bottle comes with its own, removable, neoprene sleeve. The sleeve helps keeps beverages colder and keeps condensation off of the user's hands. Great for gyms, spas and promotions geared to outdoor enthusiasts. Available from Numo (asi/74710). For more info, call (800) 253-0434 or click here.

Andy - AC More

AC More

Fast and convenient three-in-one charger (CR1080) fits all USB charged devices and works anywhere with its built-in battery. Nice for travel or any digital audio recording retailer or manufacturer. Available from Lexar Global (asi/79372). For more info, click here.

Michele - Om...


Om...

Yoga is all the rage for one's physical and mental health, so check out this thick PVC yoga mat, offered in 5 colors, with black nylon webbing carry strap for your health-conscious clients. Available from Debco (asi/48885). For more, click here.


June 11, 2013

Jake - Custom Bandannas


Custom Bandannas

From APB Accessories (asi/30218). Click here for more.

C.J. - Tank You Very Much


Tank You Very Much

SanMar (asi/84863) had a mightily impressive launch last year of its revamped District line, and now the youth-driven brand is back with dozens of fresh, new items for the summer. This striped racerback tank (DT229) will be an instant female favorite. For more info, click here.

Joe - Thumbs Up


Thumbs Up

This foam thumbs up is the perfect product for your clients to promote their Facebook fan page. Hand them out at events, concerts, parades, etc. Available from Pepco Poms (asi/77280). For more, call (800) 992-1048 or go to www.pepcopromotional.com.


June 4, 2013

Kathy - The Club Scene


The Club Scene

Here's a fun idea for night clubs and other party venues. It's the sound-activated flashing bracelet from Clegg Promos (asi/45450). They flash automatically in response to sound or motion, so when all the party people start shaking their groove things, the whole scene lights up. Click here for more.

Joe - Up In Smoke


Up In Smoke

This handmade Dominican cigar is infused with Maker's Mark bourbon and the glass tube includes it's famous red-wax seal. Tube is imprinted and your clients can also logo a custom hangtag. A unique item for golf outings, corporate events, offsite sales meetings and more. Available from Maker's Mark Catalog (asi/68596). For more info, call (866) 804-7983 or click here.

Andy - Sharp Dressed Man

Sharp Dressed Man

Three sets of brass collar stays (PKS2355) in a tin box with hinged lid and slotted velvet interior. Perfect for dry cleaners or menswear retailers. Available from Swiss Stays (asi/90423). For more info, click here.

Michele - Dog Days of Summer


Dog Days of Summer

Paws up: Are you as amused as I am by pets in people clothes? This new 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt is offered in a variety of sizes and colors, all of which are extra-adorable. Available from American Apparel (asi/35297). For more, click here.


May 28, 2013

Kathy - Luscious Lips


Luscious Lips

Yeah, these lip balms have summer written all over them. I'm talking about the Hot Tropics SPF 15 collection from InnoPack USA (asi/62656). They come in delicious flavors like Loco Coconut and Tequila Lime. How perfect would these be for beverage and bar promotions and special events? They also have beer and ketchup flavored if you're interested. Click here for more.

Joe - Safe And Sound


Safe And Sound

This waterproof cell phone bag with double sip closure has triple protection due to a fold over snap feature. When closed, the bag keeps out dirt moisture. It's an ideal product for a beach, pool or summertime themed promotion. Available from Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/30270). For more info, call (800) 828-1570 or click here.

Michele - The Bling Ring


The Bling Ring

Guaranteed to garner attention and make your clients memorable at their next event, this sparkly lanyard comes in a variety of colored stones, and even a version to carry your iPhone. Available from Foxyware (asi/87605). For more, go to www.foxyware.com.


May 21, 2013

Andy - Wine Seller

Wine Seller

Clever kit in the shape of a wine bottle conceals a corkscrew, wine stopper, drip collar, foil cutter, and pourer. Great wedding gift or winery promo. Available from Minya Collections (asi/71370). For more info, click here.

Joe - See The Light


See The Light

The USB light uses LED, has a coiled arm and plugs into any USB port. Great for illuminating keyboards and can be used with tablets and in cars as well. A great gift for a variety of users. Available from Bay State Specialty Co. (asi/38980). For more info, call (866) 947-6708 or click here.


May 14, 2013

Kathy - Is There a Doctor in the House?


Is There a Doctor in the House?

Why, yes, there is! Prime Line (asi/79530) offers a doctor tote and flexi bottle combo. The bag is made from laminated, non-woven fabric with an imprinted lab coat and stethoscope graphic. The bottle looks like a little doctor too and is made from ultra-lightweight BPA-free plastic with an aluminum foil coating. It’s about as adorable as a medical-themed promotion can get. It holds about 24 oz. and is collapsible, dishwasher- and freezer-safe. Click here for more.

Joe - Ditch The Wallet


Ditch The Wallet

The Card Ninja affixes to the back of any cell phone or tablet. It securely holds credit cards, driver's license, photo ID, money,etc. A great idea for an employee appreciation gift or as a gift with purchase for those who cell electronics. Available from Card Ninja (asi/95026). For more info, call (408) 657-8446 or click here.

Michele - Shape Up; Drink Up!

Shape Up; Drink Up!

New from Jetline is this convenient water bottle that doubles as a hand-weight, ideal for fitness buffs who are frequent fliers and power walkers. Available from Jetline (asi/63344). For more info, click here.


May 7, 2013

Michele - Vin Et Fromage


Vin Et Fromage

This insulated tote is perfect for carrying two of my favorite things, wine & cheese, to outdoor concerts, picnics and events. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). For more info, click here.

Kathy - Add Spice to the Ice


Add Spice to the Ice

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for summer! You know who else is ready for summer? Howw Mfg. (asi/61952). They’ve got a whole load of light-up bar supplies and I really like their 5-light ice bucket. It would be perfect for bar promotions and special events. For more info click here.

Joe - Hoodie Coolie


Hoodie Coolie

This bottle cooler is made of neoprene and fashioned to look like a hoodie, complete with quarter-length zipper, front pocket and drawstrings in the hood. Perfect for summer promotions, especially for those geared to college students. Available from Cooler Graphics Inc. (asi/80345). For more, call (877) 922-0262 click here.

Yann - Built-In Coolness


Built-In Coolness

Say bye-bye to ice packs as this iCooler includes built-in non-toxic gel packs in all 6 panels. Freeze the cooler and your set to go. Will keep lunches and beverages cold all day. A unique item for summer day and sports camps and for those who work outdoors. Available from iCooler LLC (asi/63037). For more, call (949) 870-2134 or click here.


April 30, 2013

Colin - Freezer Mug


Feelin' Groovy

Throw your next event on a hot day and these mugs are sure to get noticed! This BPA free, 15 oz. freezer mug is made of acrylic and eliminates the need for ice. Simply place the frosty mug in the freezer upside down for 60 minutes or until frozen solid. The non-toxic, freezable gel freezes to keep your beverage icy cold. Available from Moderne Glass Company Inc (asi/71920). For more info, call (724) 857-5700 or click here.

Joe - Sweet Relief


Pins With Sole

This neck pillow is constructed with micro beads that conform to the shape of one's neck and then regain their original shape. In addition, the cover is removable and can be laundered when needed. Makes a great promotional item for anyone in the travel industry (for planes and trains) and the home market (wear while watching TV). Available from Anico International (asi/36230). For more info, call (973) 912-8588 or click here.

Andy - Water Works


Water Works

This 16 oz. double-wall tumbler (KM6110) has a translucent upper body and a rubberized grip on base. Stylish travel promo that’s fun to show off. Available from Logomark (asi/67866). For more, click here.


April 23, 2013

Michele - Feelin' Groovy


Feelin' Groovy

New from Leed's, the "Groovy Double Wall 18oz Tumbler" has a unique ergonomic design for an easy comfortable grip and sipping. It's BPA Free and offered in an array of trippy colors. Available from (asi/66887). For more, click here.

Joe - Pins With Sole


Pins With Sole

Rubber sneaker shaped lapel pins available with graphic card option available in three styles -- with laces, without laces and just the sole. Perfect item to use is running clubs, charity runs and walks and as a way for companies to promote their health and wellbeing programs. Available from Pinnovative Designs (asi/78141). For more info, call (800) 644-0709 or click here.

Kathy - Fortune Teller

Cat Sock Puppet

The Pitch: Here's a fun gift (and I'm all about fun gifts): CleggPromo (asi/45450) offers the fortune message pen decision-maker. Click to get answers to yes or no questions. Answers include: Ask again, Looks promising, Absolutely, Not likely, No doubt about it, and It is possible. For more, click here.

Andy - Fiber Optics


Fiber Optics

Colored trim and handles give strong, simple visual appeal to this two-tone jute tote (J0161). Promote corporate eco-conscious incentives or partnerships. Available from Cosmos Exports (asi/46758). For more, go to www.cosmosbags.com.


April 16, 2013

Colin - Water Bottle


Water Bottle

I absolutely love the design of this water bottle. Sleek and modern. The weather is getting nice, and this is perfect for any outdoor activity. Available from Kor Water (asi/65616).

Joe - Cuddle Time


Cuddle Time

The ECO fleece sports/travel blanket measures 50" x 60" and comes in its own carrying pouch. Use as a pillow or blanket. Perfect for the car, camper, home, stadium use, etc. Your clients in the camping, automotive, travel or home industries will find lots of promotional uses for the blanket. Available from Kanata Blanket Co. (asi/63723). For more info, call (800) 594-9411 or click here.

Michael - Cat Sock Puppet

Cat Sock Puppet

Available from Folkmanis, Inc. (asi/55011).

Andy - Play Ball


Play Ball

Baseball-shape monitor cleaner (SMC-60101) with optical-grade chamois removes dust and smudges from any screen. A practical giveaway for sports bars or sports-package cable TV offers. Available from Computer Line (asi/46183). For more, go to www.screenies.com.


April 2, 2013

Kathy - Gardener's Delight


Gardener's Delight

Garden Gems from Walters Seed Company (asi/95075) are perfect for anyone who wants to grow their business. The adorable and biodegradable paper planter comes with everything you need to grow herbs, flowers and veggies. Click here for more.

Joe - Sound Sensation


Sound Sensation

The mono capsule speaker -- XAM8 X-Mini v1.1 -- packs a powerful punch despite it's mini size. It delivers a loud output, has volume control, holds a charge for 6 hours, comes with a USB charging cable and a storage pouch. A great giveaway for any music themed promotions and for those in the music industry. Available from RBC Trading Company (asi/80246). For more info, call (805) 312-5873 or click here.

Michele - Everything's Illuminated!

Everything's Illuminated!

We love this light bulb keychain, which actually lights up, designed like those new, fusilli pasta-shaped eco-friendly bulbs. Available from Minya (asi/71370). For more info, click here.

Andy - Felt Fine


Felt Fine

Make that morning cup of coffee warm and fuzzy with this unique felt fabric reusable sleeve (CCS1). Better than throwaways, it’s a fun and economical giveaway that is excellent for media or travel promotions. Available from BizPins (asi/40595). For more, go to www.bizpins.com.


March 26, 2013

Kathy - Big Props


Big Props

I love this idea for car-related promotions. The Pump N' Prop from H.W.P. Hard Working People (asi/58701) stores magnetically on the inside of your customer's fuel tank door and props the gas pump for hands-free refueling. No more frozen fingers. Click here for more.

Joe - Touchy Feely


Touchy Feely

This key tag has a generous imprint area and a split ring. In addition it has a stylus end that allows the user to operate any touch screen devices like iPads, iPhones, Droids and other smart phones. Perfect for anyone in the automotive industry as well as a unique item geared to college students. Available from CNIJ (asi/43008). For more info, call (800) 739-2645 or click here.

Michele - Triple Threat

Triple Threat

Make noise in a new way with this patented hand-attached noisemaker (BR400) that fits over gloves and leaves hands free for eating, drinking or gesturing at refs. Support your kids’ teams or make the next corporate holiday party a bit louder. Available from Slick Stuff (asi/87657). For more info, click here.


March 19, 2013

Kathy - Tour Guide


Tour Guide

Here's a great idea! Tourz2Go (asi/91611) offers MP3 players that provide guided walking tours of popular destinations, such as our beloved Philadelphia, NYC, Boston and many more. A custom message can also be included. These are a unique gift for travel and tourism, obviously, but they would also make a nice giveaway to trade show attendees and exhibitors in various locales. Click here and listen to sample tours.

Joe - Neat & Compact


Neat & Compact

This coin purse has two zippered pockets and an attached split key ring. Holds keys, money, credit cards, identification and more. An ideal giveaway geared to students and those on the guys as it's smaller than a purse and traditional billfold. Available from Waldor Products (asi/94770). For more info, call (800) 481-3042 or email info@waldorproducts.com.

Andy - Fan Favor

Fan Favor

Make noise in a new way with this patented hand-attached noisemaker (BR400) that fits over gloves and leaves hands free for eating, drinking or gesturing at refs. Support your kids’ teams or make the next corporate holiday party a bit louder. Available from Slick Stuff (asi/87657). For more info, click here.


March 12, 2013

Kathy - Game Plan


Game Plan

It's March Madness time, folks. Get your game plan in place with this very nifty molded chocolate locker filled with chocolate basketballs from Swift & Holland Chocolates (asi/44944). Think of these for youth league awards too. I bet they never got a trophy they could eat before. To order, click here.

Jake - Custom Ski Goggles


Custom Ski Goggles

Plastic frame sport ski goggles with plastic polycarbonate lens, foam surround and adjustable elastic band plastic in a variety of colors. Available from Orcas (asi/75083). For more info, click here.

Colin - Golf Flag

Golf Flag

Spring is in the air and I’m dusting off my clubs. This is perfect to add that extra touch and branding to your golf event. Not only dressing up the greens, but also to decorate the recipient’s man cave for years to come. Available from Valley Forge Flag (asi/93250).


March 5, 2013

Andy - Power Trip


Power Trip

Stay charged on the road with this emergency charger for any electrical device with a USB cable. Takes two AA batteries and makes a great promo for global airlines or high-speed rail. Available from Emperor (asi/52371). To order, go to www.emperormktg.com.

Joe - Hey Buddy


Hey Buddy

The Fruit Buddy is a neoprene case that protects a piece of fruit -- bananas, apples, pears, grapes and oranges. The clip allows the user to attach to a back pack or school bag. Perfect for school promotions or any company launching a health and wellbeing campaign for its employees. Available from Seville Gear (asi/86565). For more info, call (800) 759-1450 or click here.

Kathy - Zoom In

Zoom In

Get ready for your close-up with the myPhone Case iZoom for iPhone 4/4S from All In One (asi/34256). It turns your iPhone 4/4S into an awesome camera with a telescopic zoom lens. The premium tripod provides stability needed for image framing, zooming and focusing. It includes lens, tripod, universal lens adapter, universal clamp, iPhone 4/4S case, and lens cleaning cloth. Think of this as a gift with purchase or for incentive programs. Check them out here.

Michele - Triple Threat


Triple Threat

The "Blossom" pen, just in time for Spring, is unique to Spector & Co. and is a combination pen, stylus and highlighter. Offered in a broad palette of bright colors, it has a colored comfort grip. Available from Spector & Co. (asi/88660). For more, go to www.spectorandco.com.


February 26, 2013

Michele - Key to the Kingdom


Key to the Kingdom

Like something out of "Game of Thrones," add some personality to your key ring by customizing your home, office or school key with these 2D and 3D toppers made of antique silver, pewter, nickel, antique brass, among other materials. Available from Steel Threads (asi/89475). To order, go to www.steelthreads.com.

Joe - Lil' Critters


Lil' Critters

The Bean Bag Buddies are little pluched animals with a customizable T-shirt. The perfect product for day cares, preschools, pediatricians, pediatric dentist, children's hospitals, hotels, high school and colleges. Available from Vitronic Promotional Group (asi/93990). For more info, call (800) 666-7117 or click here.

Kathy - Frozen Assets

Frozen Assets

According to the U.S. Dairy Association, 1.53 billion gallons of ice cream and related desserts were produced in 2011. Americans love their ice cream, especially in the summer months. So they will eat this up: The aluminum ice cream scoop from American Made Cutlery (asi/35560). It has a specially shaped bowl for easy scooping. You can choose from two handle styles. Pitch this to ice cream shops, dairy farms and more. Check them out here.


February 19, 2013

Michele - Rock Star Cool


Rock Star Cool

These new Bali Sunglasses are perfect for hotels, resorts, cruise lines, spas and golf tournaments. Get your client's message out there while sporting the latest trends in fashion. Offered in a variety of styles, all with 100% UV protection. Available from (asi/53411). To order, go to www.expresspens.com.

Joe - Rock On


Rock On

The Peavey is a two pickup guitar with carved top and a deep lower cutaway. Completely customizable this instrument is perfect as an executive gift or award, especially for the music lovers out there. Also works well for music based companies, radio stations, beverage companies, bars, etc. Available from Brand O' Guitar Company (asi/41461). For more info, call (407) 620-4229 or click here.

Kathy - Light the Night

Light the Night

If you could use a light-up spiked Mohawk headpiece (and really, who couldn't?), Liquid Light (asi/67670) is the supplier you should call today. These are fun for special events like concerts and parties. Check them out here.


February 12, 2013

Andy - A Cut Above


A Cut Above

Set of six authentic, seamlessly designed Laguiole knives with brushed stainless steel bolsters, all forged, stamped, honed and sharpened to the highest standards. Excellent gift for foodie clients or top achievers. Available from Wine Appreciation Guild (asi/97292). To order, go to www.wineappreciation.com.

Joe - It's A Bling Thing


It's A Bling Thing

This metal business card case is decked it in genuine Swarovski crystals. Great for attendees of conferences geared to female business owners and for any female business person in general. Available from TK International Group (asi/90487). For more info, call (888) 868-1218 or click here.

Kathy - This Time, It's Personal

Brainstorming Session

Minya International Corp. (asi/71370) always has new and interesting ideas and one product that got my attention in Dallas is their personal humidifier. It's USB-powered and would be perfect for any dorm room or desk. It also has a soothing blue light that illuminates the water level. Check them out here.


February 5, 2013

C.J. - Head and Shoulders Above


Head and Shoulders Above

Finding that perfect ladies promotional top can be a burden, but lift that weight off with this off-the-shoulder French terry crew sweater. Available in 10 colors ranging from everyday neutrals to ultra-trendy brights, it’s a perfect addition for dance studios, spring break promotions and much more. Available from Independent Trading Company. To order, call (877) 366-9911 or email info@independenttradingco.com.

Jen - Going to the Chapel


Going to the Chapel

Any bride-to-be will appreciate this planner, filled with to-do checklists and helpful tips. Great for the hospitality, retail and travel markets. Available from Norwood Triumph Calendars (asi/92185). For more info, click here.

Michael - Hand Sanitizer

It Gives Me Paws

A 2.3 oz. alcohol-free foaming hand sanitizer. Available from Snugz/USA Inc (asi/88060). Check them out here.

Chris - The Spring Rain Stopper


The Spring Rain Stopper

Spring showers will be here before you know it, so help keep end-users dry and fashionable with this men’s lightweight mini-herringbone weave jacket (J6025). Called the “Freeride,” this trendy piece features a shell of windproof/water-resistant polyester and a double storm flap. Outfitted with an adjustable hood, half elastic cuffs, and a draw-cord bottom hem that provides a tailored fit, the jacket is perfect for corporate stores, client gifts, and technology start-ups with a hip, young workforce. Available from Tri-Mountain (asi/92125). For more, go to www.trimountain.com.


January 29, 2013

Andy - Yuck It Up


Yuck It Up

Flexible plastic GermBloc (TM) with antimicrobial coating kills germs on contact on door knobs, handles, restrooms, etc. Great for public transit, cruise ships or airlines. Available from Willspeed Technology (asi/97201). To order, go to www.willspeedtech.com.

Joe - Safety First


Safety First

These emergency cards are designed to give emergency personnel important information in case of an accident and victims are unconscious. One sticker directs EMTs to another that includes names, none allergies, contact information, etc. Card also allows one side to be completely customizable. Perfect for a variety of markets including police, fire and medical. Available from eFamily (asi/73386). For more info, call (888) 577-9770 or click here.

Kathy - It Gives Me Paws

It Gives Me Paws

Have you seen the new Paws-N-Claws drawstring bags from Vitronic Promotional Group (asi/93990)? So adorable, as my mom would say (she says everything’s adorable – even me). They are made of 210 denier polyester and feature exclusive copyrighted designs in various animal prints with fun 3D features. These are perfect for schools, day-care centers and camps. Check them out here.

Michele - Say Cheese!


Say Cheese!

This 5-piece steel cheese set with wood handles and a matching block includes two spreaders, two knives and a fork. Ideal for foodies and gourmands. Available from Logomark (asi/67866). For more, go to www.logomark.com.


January 22, 2013

Andy - Pearly Whites


Pearly Whites

Easy open and close toothbrush (G125) with medium soft nylon bristles is convenient for travel and opens into a full size brush with ergonomic handle. Perfect item for hotels or luggage manufacturers. Available from Bay State (asi/38980). To order, go to www.baystate.com.

Joe - Drive To Go


Drive To Go

The iPhone4 case not only provides protection for the phone but it also includes a USB flash drive. Perfect for college students and business people who need to take important documents on the go. Available from Emperor (asi/52371). For more info, call (888) 883-1286 or click here.

Kathy - Brainstorming Session

Brainstorming Session

I like to think of myself as a creative thinker and thus, I like the Creative Thinker journal from Journalbooks (asi/91340). This fun journal flips vertically so that one side can be used for brainstorming and the other side can be used for more analytical notes. It includes an insert in the center with right/left brain fun facts and a quiz. This is great for office, school or home, so really, anyone would appreciate it. Check them out here.


January 15, 2013

Michele - Cat Walk


Cat Walk

This simulated leather and cheetah print tote hits all the right notes as a fashion-forward accessory, straight from the runways. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). To order, go to www.gemline.com.

Joe - Shot Solution


Shot Solution

This shot glass is designed specifically for jello shots. The user simply twists the orange insert to release the jello from the side of the shot glass. Perfect for bar, night club and alcohol promotions as well as for colleges, fraternities and sororities. Available from American Greenwood (asi/35500). For more info, call (800) 323-5051 or click here.

Kathy - Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Oh, hey now! Here’s something I haven’t seen before. The Sippin’ Snacker from The Sippin’ Snacker LLC is an all-in-one drinking and snacking cup, which allows anyone to drink their favorite beverage while eating his or her peanuts or popcorn or whatever from the same container. It’s BPA free and FDA approved and a drinking straw is included. Check them out here.


January 8, 2013

Andy - Case Studies


Case Studies

Neoprene tablet sleeve with 600D carry bag (CS6760) features a top zippered opening and matching neoprene handles and trim. A nice incentive for tech retailers or for adult education. Available from Justin Case (asi/63698). To order, go to www.justincasepromo.com.

Joe - Drink Up


Drink Up

The Red Party Cup is very reminiscent of a those Solo cups we've seen at so many parties. The difference? This cup is reusable, double wall insulated, dishwasher safe, BPA free and made in the USA. A great idea for tailgating events, corporate parties and for college promotions. Available from American Greenwood (asi/35500). For more info, call (800) 323-5051 or click here.

Kathy - Lip Service

Lip Service

This is really cute. The Lipz Convertible Tote from Points of Light (asi/78825) is a full-size tote that folds into a shiny fuchsia lip pouch. This is a fun idea for any promotion where a tote would come into play. Check them out here.


December 18, 2012

Michele - Fur Sure!


Fur Sure!

These furry legwarmers -- a take-off on a hot fashion trend -- can be created in a school's or team's colors for the perfect spiritwear item. Available from The Innovation Line (asi/62677). To order, go to www.asi62677.com.

Joe - Tea Time


Tea Time

The tea ball is a glass mug that includes a silicone handle. In addition it comes with a two-piece silicone ball infuser. All silicone is food grade. This is a perfect gift for tea drinkers. Also makes a fantastic gift-with-purchase. Available from Ad--Art (asi/31518). For more info, call (888) 738-9021 or click here.

Kathy - Error-Free

Error-Free

Make no mistake, the Eraselet is a cool product. Well, you can make mistakes, actually, because it’s a bracelet that erases and it’s from Sanders Mfg. Company (asi/84820). Plus, equally cool, is that a portion of the proceeds goes to Erase World Hunger Organization. This is a perfect fit for the education market. Check it out here.

Andy - To Serve Man


To Serve Man

Serve sheet cakes easily with a 7-1/2” long mini server (W233) with black handle and length. A nice tool for caterers or buffet restaurants. Available from American Made Cutlery (asi/35560). For more, go to www.americanmadecutlery.com.


December 11, 2012

Michele - Rock On


Rock On

Work or play like a Rockstar on your touch screen device like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android OS Tablets and Smarpthones with the Guitar Pick-shaped stylus, which conveniently attaches to your Smartphone or Tablet via the 3.5mm audio jack so while you are on the go you always have a stylus with you. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order, go to www.leedsworld.com.

Joe - Foolproof Filtration


Foolproof Filtration

The Hydros water bottle includes a carbon filter. However, unlike similar bottles that filter water as the user drinks it, the Hydros filters the water as it's poured into the bottle. A great addition to a company store as well as for any sports and outdoor related industry.Available from Hydros (asi/60600). For more info, call (866) 830-1310 or click here.

Kathy - Fly-By

Fly-By

Here’s a fun idea for Christmas promos from Jornik (asi/63549): Flying Santa and reindeer slingshots. Santa ho-ho-ho’s as he’s flying and the reindeer shrieks. You can get them both at EQP until 12/14 so hop on it. Click here for Christmas cheer.

Andy - Finding Nemo Delicious


Finding Nemo Delicious

Mouthwatering Swedish fish come in four flavors with custom packaging. Leave behind for clients for a memorable calling card. Available from Sweet Nut Tree (asi/90392). For more, go to www.sweetnuttree.com.


December 4, 2012

Michele - One Size Fits All


One Size Fits All

New from Sweda's "Mia" collection of fashion-forward items for women is this back microfiber jewelry organizer in the shape of a woman's little black dress. Clear vinyl pockets on the front side hold smaller jewelry such as earrings and bracelets, and hook & loop velcro closures on the back hold larger jewelry such as necklaces and thin belts. Available from (asi/90305). To order, go to www.swedausa.com.

Joe - Running Hot & Cold


Running Hot and Cold

This pad can be heated or frozen depending on the need. Pop into microwave for a heat pad to ease aching muscles or freeze to ice down swollen joints. Made with pure water and the ink from the imprint is under the first layer of the pad therefore it won't ever rub off. Good for sports related promotions, doctor's office and a lot more. Available from Smarte Goods (asi/87802). For more info, call (203) 255-0001 or click here.

Kathy - Follow the Light

Follow the Light

Yes, it's already December and chances are good you will need an ice scraper at some point in the near future (unless you’re lucky enough to live in the warmer climates). The Magnet Group (asi/68507) offers a light-up version. Think of this for auto-related promotions and for hotels to give to stranded guests. Check them out here.


November 27, 2012

Michele - Time is on My Side


Time is on My Side

Perfect as a holiday gift for a top employee or valued client, this transparent unisex wristwatch with luminous hands has a bezel watch face -- offered in six colors -- high precision Japanese movement, a rotating colored bezel and a flat mineral crystal. Available from (asi/67866). To order, go to www.logomark.com.

Joe - Kick The Can Cooler


Kick The Can Cooler

The Koozball is a can cooler that doubles as a football. Holds standard soda and beer cans to keep refreshments cold during a tailgating or other event. Remove the can and the Koozball can be tossed like a standard football. Great for tailgating events and to use to promote college bowl games, NFL playoffs or as gifts for high school football team end of season banquets. Available from US Poly Enterprises Inc. (asi/92868). For more info, call (800) 274-1579 or click here.

Kathy - A Good Reflection

A Good Reflection

This knit acrylic cap, in neon orange or neon yellow with reflective stripes, is perfect for nighttime runners, people walking their dogs, kids walking across campus and more. It's from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125) and one size fits most, unless you have an unusually large noggin. Check them out here.


November 20, 2012

Michele - Double Duty


Double Duty

Wristbands have become a ubiquitous fashion statement and now you can combine style and function around your wrist with a trendy silicone wristband that doubles as a stylus pen that's compatible with most tablet or phone screen interfaces. Available from PSL (asi/90344). To order, go to www.pslworld.com.

Andy - Pick Me Up


iPhone Case

Eight-ounce bags of fresh roasted gourmet coffee available in an array of flavors, such as Brazilian sunset and Island Hawaiian Hazelnut. Also in 1.5 oz. sizes – great for hotels and B&Bs. Available from Little Black Dress Promotions (asi/67735). For more info, click here.

Kathy - File This Away

File This Away

Ladies, you know you're always looking for a nail file. Am I right? So here you have a great idea from A Promo Solution (asi/30051). It's a miniature nail file on a key chain. That's so dandy and handy. Think of this for salon promotions. Check them out here.


November 13, 2012

C.J. - Too Cool For School


Too Cool For School

Unless you’re Billy Madison or Josie Geller, you can’t go back and do high school all over again. Wearing this letterman hoodie is the next best thing. Featuring cotton/poly fleece construction and a laser applique mascot decoration, it allows anybody to pretend they were the BMOC. To order, call (800) 323-0880 or go to www.sportcousa.com.

Nicole - iPhone Case


iPhone Case

This snug-fitting hard plastic case (7140-22) for the iPhone 5 from Leed's (asi/66887) is sleek and stylish and allows optimal access to all buttons and ports, while still keeping a strong enough exterior to protect from scratches, dings, and dents. Comes in Black; Clear; Red; White.

Kathy - Baubles

Baubles

This is a really cute idea for pin collectors and traders. Bauble Boards (asi/38922) offers appropriately named Bauble Boards, which are custom display boards that can hold anything that can be hung with a push pin. Pins push on firmly and won't fall out or poke through. The back has a writing surface for keeping notes or dates regarding each item displayed. Check them out here.


November 6, 2012

Joe - Let's Face It


Let's Face It

Custom hand fans are made with any face you want. Perfect for elections and any event where large numbers of people are gathering -- sales meetings, retirement dinners, pep rallies, etc. Available from Lion Circle Corp. (asi/67620); To order, call (800) 255-2480 or go to www.lioncircle.com.

Michele - Get Your Licks In!


Get Your Licks In!

New from Magnet LLC are these lollipops that you can put a four-color logo or photo on in edible inks. An awesome idea for a self-promo, the lollipop is offered in an array of stock shapes. Available from (asi/68507). For more, click here.

Andy - Games People Play

Games People Play

Custom domino set in an attractive wooden box with slide-out lid and 28 double-six tiles. Great for community centers or to promote “domino effect” themed promotions. Available from Game Parts (55750). To order click here.

Kathy - Hold Up


Hold Up

I like this iPhone-related item almost as much as I like my iPhone. It's from Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730) and it's a phone holder which folds flat for storage and also holds a 5 x 5-inch microfiber cleaning cloth. You can target tech, telecom, college stores and a whole lot more. Check it out here.


October 23, 2012

Joe - Suh-Weet


Suh-Weet

Golden box comes with custom logo that doubles as a magnetic closure and is filled with Godiva chocolate treats. A great idea as your clients approach the gift given season. Available from Chocolate Inn (asi/44900); To order, call (800) 526-3437 or go to www.chocolateinn.com.

Michele - It's the Tops!


It's the Tops!

This fun spinny top pulls double duty as the cutest USB drive ever. Offered in an array of colors. Available from PSL Canada (asi/90344). For more, click here.

Andy - Rain Check

Rain Check

Stay dry beneath the 100% recycled PET canopy of this compact 42" umbrella (1281) with bamboo handle. Opens manually and features a recyclable aluminum shaft. Practical promo for banks or travel. Available from ShedRain (86785). To order click here.


October 16, 2012

Joe - Fits Like A ...


Fits Like A ...

This pair of premium split cowhide safety gloves include reinforced knuckle strap for added protection, shirred elastic at wrist for a comfortable fit, wing thumb construction, yellow canvas back and s rubberized safety cuff. Takes a generous imprint and is ideal for fall promotions geared to people working outside on the construction site or just at home raking leaves. Available from Road Pro (asi/82649); To order, call (866) 440-1258 or go to www.roadpropromo.com.

Michele - Retro Ringy Dingy


Retro Ringy Dingy

This may be my favorite item since the finger puppets. This silicone phone handset, offered in an array of cool colors, hooks up to your smart phone so you can talk through it. Great for tech geeks and hipsters. Available from Gordon Sinclair (asi/57800). For more, click here.

Jake - 40 Oz. Cozies

40 Oz. Cozies

"We call it a cozy. Others call them beer koozies, bottle holders, coolies, koozie cups, even stubby holders. Regardless, you gotta love what we’ve done to revolutionize the once boring, cheap drink holder. Buy one to improve your drinking well-being, and feel warm inside knowing that 30% of all proceeds go to our company’s beer funds." Available from 40cozy.com. To order click here.


October 9, 2012

Joe - Toe The Line


Toe The Line

Custom socks are perfect for sports teams and any organization looking to promote team unity. High school booster clubs can sell them to raise funds and the athletes themselves can include them as part of their uniform. Also good for company events where team building exercises are being held. Available from Soyad Textiles (asi/88403); To order, call (800) 521-2860 or go to www.88403.asisupplier.com.

Kathy - Go Nuts


Go Nuts

Here's how to make a holiday greeting stand out from the crowd. Put it on a coconut. Sound cuckoo? Well, it's not. Coconut Greetings (asi/45521) paints and labels real coconuts and coconut products for all kinds of greetings, including invitations, favors, incentives, sales promos, awards and even birthday gifts. And it's all done right here in the USA. For pricing and other info, email: sales@coconutgreetings.com.

Andy - Meet Your Marker

Meet Your Marker

Unique fluorescent gel highlighters won't smear or dry out. Just twist to advance the highlighter. Colorful idea for educators, libraries or art programs. Available from Liqui-Mark (asi/67675). To order go to www.liquimarkpromo.com.

Nicole - Wide Wrist Band


Wide Wrist Band

Wrap up a great marketing campaign with this stylish wide wrist band (AC001) from Rustico (asi/84264). This cuff has a classy design, with a strap measuring 1.25" x 9.5" and comes with a stud closure and adjustable sizing. Choose from 5 different leather tones and customize with a deboss or laser engraving to further tailor this item to your specific needs. Made in USA.


October 2, 2012

Joe - Steady Shot


Steady Shot

The SlingShot is a tripod with a sling that cradles an iPhone and other make of smart phone that take pictures. But it can also be used with all sorts of cameras by unscrewing the sling and attaching the tripod to the camera. Aside from steady shots, the user can set the camera's timer and jump into the shot with his family and friends. Available Boing! Designs (asi/40790); To order, call (503) 290-6800 or go to www.boingpromo.com.

Michele - Artisan Etchings


Artisan Etchings

I just returned from Europe, and this leather-wrapped journal with the leather wrap closure, reminds me of something in which DaVinci would have scribbled his schematics. Offered in black or brown from this supplier's Leeman NY Collection. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). For more, click here.

Andy - Smudge Match

Smudge Match

Place Smudge-Away (SA1316SQ) on the back of any phone and simply peel off to clean fingerprints and dirt quickly. It's washable and can be repositioned thousands of times. Great promo for tech companies. Available from Innopack USA (asi/62656). To order go to www.innopackusa.com.


September 25, 2012

Andy - Thermo Dynamic


Under the Weather

Soft, reusable hot/cold mat with art safely printed between nylon film layers so it never comes in contact with contents. Freeze, boil or microwave – perfect health & wellness promo. Available from Smart N Classic (asi/87802). Click here for more.

Nicole - LED Candle

Dress Up Your Desk!

Cast a beautiful glow without the worry of fire, the smell of smoke or the mess of waxy spills with this LED pillar candle! This battery powered candle from Brighter Promotions Inc. (asi/42016) looks and acts just like the real thing. A high powered flickering LED light simulates the flame. Imagine your logo or message on this brilliant and safe promotional product! Great for restaurants, churches and more. Long lasting batteries included and installed. Choking hazard, not for children under 3 years old.

Joe - Phone Rest

Phone Rest

The Wedge in a bean bag chair of sorts for your personal electronics. Besides a cushioned stand for iPods, iPhones, iPads, Blackberrys, etc. the product also includes an antimicrobial microfiber panel that allows the user to quickly de-smudges screens. A unique gift with purchase for electronics retailers as well as a great gift idea for office employees and college students. Available from Toddy Gear (asi/91411); Get more info here, or call (312) 416-5070.


September 18, 2012

Andy - The Great Outdoors


Under the Weather

Rechargeable LED lantern features dual fluorescent bulbs, compass and chargers for both home and automobile. Bright idea for campers, hunters or deep woods stargazers. Available from Logomark (asi/67866). Click here for more.

Michele - Dress Up Your Desk!

Dress Up Your Desk!

Here's a great desk accessory, ideal as a conversation piece. This magnetic sculpture block with all metal pieces would be perfect as an executive gift for fun clients. Custom shape of metal pieces available. Offered from Minya Int'l. (asi/71370). Click here for more.

Joe - Vroom Vroom

Vroom Vroom

This custom plush toy resembles a Formula 1 racecar. It is the perfect giveaway for tire dealers, or anyone in the auto industry. The cool thing about this product is it's custom, meaning that the manufacturing can craft a plush to for any of your clients, regardless of the products or services they provide. Available from Curto Toy Mfg. Co. (asi/47897); Get more info here, or call (610) 252-9800.


September 11, 2012

Joe - Filtered Goodness


Filtered Goodness

This water bottle is BPA free, squeezable and comes with a carbon filter that is good for 200+ refills allowing the user to refill anywhere from park water fountains, to the kitchen sink. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, cyclist, runners, walkers, etc. Available from Ad-N-Art (asi/31518); To order, call (888) 738-9021 or go to www.adnart.com.

Kathy - Flippin' Out

Flippin' Out

Present this one-two punch for your client's next promotion: Ritter Pen (asi/82528) presents the Data-Booster pen with flip-out USB drive attached. It comes in various versions and not only do you get a pen that writes up to 3.78 miles, according to the supplier, but your client can load the USB with videos and more that promote their brand even further. For more info, email Ritter Pen.

Andy - Acute Dangle

Acute Dangle

Ballpoint pen features a magnetic top to hang conveniently until it's needed. Great for themed promos: "Won't Leave You Hanging," "Hang In There," or similar concepts. Available from Magna-Tel (asi/68480). To order go to www.magna-tel.com.

Michele - Red Solo Cup


Red Solo Cup

This item looks a lot like the star of Toby Keith's famous song, but is, in fact, ceramic -- making it ideal for repeated uses at parties and festive events. Available from IMC (asi/62820). For more, go to www.imc-miracles.com.


September 4, 2012

Kathy - Under the Weather


Under the Weather

The mini backpack umbrella (item #20038) from Rainkist Umbrella Company (asi/80490) comes in a multicolor or black case, with a carabiner, so you can attach it to a backpack. It's great for students and commuters. Click here for more.

Michele - Surf's Up

Surf's Up

Ideal for sales retreats and incentive trips at exotic locales, this surfboard pen has a large imprint area perfect for showcasing your client's message and logo. Available from Aakron Line (asi/30270). Click here for more.

Chris - Foam Football Stress Reliever

Foam Football Stress Reliever

Football is America's most popular sport, and with the collegiate and professional seasons kicking off, there's no better time than now for gridiron-themed promotions. This stress reliever football could be just the thing. Made of polyurethane, the squeezable foam ball comes in black, blue, red, brown and white. Available from Bullet (asi/42424); Get more info here, or call 800-749-7367.


August 28, 2012

Joe - Bucket List


Bucket List

This galvanized metal bucket holds up to six bottles or cans making it a fantastic product for bar and club promotions as well as a giveaway for beverage companies. However, there are lots of other uses. Fill it with treats for out-of-towners for trade shows or weddings, and it can always be the "basket" when assembly gift baskets for clients. Available from Formgraphics (asi/55100); To order, call (800) 657-6966 or Click here for more.

Michele - Puppet Master

Puppet Master

Who doesn't love puppets? A fun and unique way to promote yourself or your clients, these four-color printed, paper hand puppets can show your face on the front (different outfits offered) and contact info on the back. Available from Lion Circle (asi/67620). Click here for more.

Andy - Battery Park

Battery Park

Easily portable lithium-ion battery backup for iPhone (CMC608) that lasts up to 500 charges. New, clever item that's perfect for travel or tech promotions. Available from IWalk (asi/46170); Get more info here.


August 14, 2012

Joe - Chill-lax


Chill-lax

This mini thermal tub is insulated, leak proof and includes a front pocket, bootle opener and Velcro closure. A great end of summer gift for guests of resort and beach town business as well as a great employee picnic and tailgate giveaway. Available from Lisa's Unique Creations (asi/67688); To order, call (888) 285-5472 or Click here for more.

Nicole - Patent Bag

Patent Bag

This cool black patent leather bag (product: ILBS-5143) can be embossed or debossed; it’s available from Mak Group of Companies/Tomahawk (asi/68595).

Kathy - Big Man on Campus

Big Man on Campus

As the mom of a kid going away to college next week (I will need tissues), I love this idea from Gold Bond (asi/57653). It's called the Collegiate Kit and it is a sports bottle filled with a carabiner, a drawstring bag and a wooden nickel (on which you can imprint some sort of coupon, for the campus store, the café, etc.). Get more info here.


August 7, 2012

Joe - Self Defense


Self Defense

What appears to be a art deco cat figure is actually a self defense tool. The Equalizer fits onto a key tag and when held properly will help fend off a would-be attacker as the points are sharp enough to scratch or maim. A unique item for a self defense class, women's group, co-eds, etc. Available from Bottle Eze (asi/41271); To order, call (316) 267-4111 or Click here for more.

Chris - Hockey Hoodie

Hockey Hoodie

Fall is nearly here, and that means clients are ready to buy cooler weather staples – especially hooded sweatshirts. Perfect for schools, fitness centers, teams and any business or organization wishing to project a sporty image, this 11 oz. premium fleece "hockey hoodie" is made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester. Available from Sportco (asi/88792). To order, call (800) 323-0880 or visit www.sportcousa.com.

Kathy - Stylish Shopping

Stylish Shopping

All shopping totes are not created equal. If you're looking for something a little more high-end, Leed's (asi/66887) has the answer. Item #3006-42 is the Nicole Quilted Shopper Tote, made from faux, high-gloss patent leather. Any woman would appreciate this, so think of using it as a gift at retail. To see this snazzy tote, click here.


July 31, 2012

Andy - Putt Wiper


Putt Wiper

Multi-use golf towel with absorbent microfiber on outside and MicroBrush groove cleaner fabric inside. Perfect thank-you for links-loving execs. Available from Pro Towels Etc. (asi/79750); Click here for more.

Michele - Corn Rows

Corn Rows

These festive plastic beads, offered in an array of colors, are made from bio-based plastics derived from corn that contain no toxins and are compostable and biodegradable. Ideal for Mardi Gras parties and eco initiatives. Available from Innovative Line (asi/62677). Click here for more.

Kathy - Suds Up

Suds Up

A La Carte (asi/30350) introduces a brand-new line of custom soaps. The line ranges from small soap squares with client logos or other artwork etched into the top of the bar to large bars with the logo embedded in the center. Packaging options include individual shrink-wrapped bars, gift boxes and custom paper wrapping. The glycerin-based soap is available in specific colors or clear and with a choice of scents or natural. These are a unique choice for all types of clients and promotions. For pricing and other info, email Mike.


July 24, 2012

Joe - Chill Out


Chill Out

This reusable wine tote is just the thing for chilling and carrying white wine or champagne. Comes in five colors. Give to guest of a wine and cheese party, use as a gift with purchase at a local winery or use at the end of the year at a holiday party where guest get the bag and a bottle of wine. Available from Wine Appreciation Guild (asi/97292); To order, call (800) 231-9463 or go to www.wineappreciation.com .

Kathy - Fan Favorite

Fan Favorite

Here's a cool variation on noisemakers. Spirit Clakkers from Points of Light (asi/78825) are fingerless gloves with noisemakers on the inside, so when fans clap, they clack. Plus, they are touch-screen friendly. One size fits all. These are perfect for sports, pep rallies and fundraisers. Check them out here.

Andy - Bubbly Personality

Bubbly Personality

Colorful and reliable Champagne resealer features a "super seal" insert and comes in 11 colors as well as translucent. Also available with an engraved metal disk. Pitch to caterers, event planners or bridal shops. Available from Wine Appreciation Guild LTD (asi/97292). To order go to www.wineappreciation.com.

Michele - Box of Chocolates


Box of Chocolates

Ideal for real estate agents, car salesmen or service providers to send clients as a follow-up "thank you" gift, this 18-piece box of chocolates can be custom-molded into shapes like houses, cars and hearts (as in "we love your business"). Available from A La Carte (asi/30350).


July 17, 2012

C.J. - A Henley Man


A Henley Man

The casual long-sleeve favorite that is the henley shirt is experiencing a much-deserved revival. Supersoft washed fabric, contrast stitching and slim silhouette make this shirt a youth-driven favorite. Available from Golden Goods (asi/57695); To order, call (415) 963-9817 or email jscult@goldengoodsusa.com.

Liz - Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Amazing low cost Havaianas flip flops. The sublimation imprint process on our flip flips guarantee a high quality imprint. Perfect for summer, outdoors events. Available from Cool & Unique Products (asi/46527). See it here.

Jen - On the Go

On the Go

This lunch bag, made of neoprene, fits just what you need for a tasty lunch. It expands to fit various size containers and frozen packaged meals. The insulated material keeps items cool or warm for hours. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). To order go to www.gemline.com.

Michael - USB Drive


USB Drive

LEGO Series USB Drive. Available in a variety of colors. Prop65 and RoHS Compliant, built with Tier1/Grade-A Chips and includes a Lifetime Warranty. From Techtron Industries (asi/90696).


July 10, 2012

Andy - Flat Fancy


Flat Fancy

Getting smaller and smaller, USB drives now even come inside a credit-card-sized item. This one can have four-color process all over, and it contains a USB stick of varying memory sizes. Perfect for direct mail campaigns that can pack a lot of info. Available from iClick (asi/62124); www.iclick.com.

Michele - Bug Off!

Bug Off!

Ideal for hot summer days and nights outside, these silicone wristbands -- offered in a wide array of colors -- are dipped in bug repellent to help keep your clients insect-free all season. Available from Spirit Promos (asi/88722). See it here.

Joe - Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

The camera lens cup looks like the real deal. The cup is made out of food grade plastic with a stainless steel center. And it's perfect for hot or cold beverages. A unique gift for anyone in the photography business or for "picture perfect" themed promotions. Available from Bannerpen (asi/38297). To order, call (514) 495-9040 or go to www.bannerpen.ca.


July 3, 2012

Michele - Go Nuts!


Go Nuts!

Here's a clever way for your clients to show their loyalty for their favorite teams and causes. These bracelets (also offered as necklaces) are made of kukui nuts, plucked from the State Tree of Hawaii, painted and polished with messages and logos. Ideal for game days, tailgates and alumni events. Available from Style Pasifika (asi/89997); To order go to www.realfansgonuts.com.

Jen - Sun Adventure Kit

Sun Adventure Kit

Mesh drawstring case holds sun lotion, after sun lotion and lip balm. Great item for corporate retreats. Available from SafeHaven (asi/84495); To order, go to www.safehavenproducts.com.

Kathy - Kool Off

Kool Off

American Zebra (asi/35645) is a female-owned, family-run supplier and if that's not cool enough, consider their new, U.S.-made Kool Top. It's a low-density, cloth-laminated, open cell foam beverage holder with a nylon lining and velcro closures. It keeps your 12-oz. can cool and covered so that nothing nasty gets in your drink. Perfect for summer events and autumn tailgating. Check it out here.

Chris - Retro Visor


Gotcha Covered

Get your 1970s summer slacker vibe on with his hip retro visor(3000T1). Made of 100% cotton, this fun unisex cap features an adjustable strap and a vintage white crown with a contrasting color bill. Perfect for corporate picnics, camps, softball leagues, ice cream parlors, burger joints and more. Available from Alternative Apparel (asi/34850). To order, call (888) 717-3988 or click here.


June 26, 2012

Colin - Powerstick


Cut Above

The Powerstick is a portable power source for mobile devices. Charge in any USB port, stash it in your pocket, and charge up your device whenever and wherever. Available from Ecosol Solar Technologies (asi/51566)

Josh - The Grill Topper

A Cheesy Grin

Designed to sear your favorite logo onto hot dogs or brats! Buy one, or line 'em up on your grill and you'll be the talk of your tailgate party. Available from The Grill Topper (asi/58226)

Liz - Lemon Drop Freeze Cocktail Mix

No Prying Eyes

Put your client's message on these unforgettable cocktail mixes. Perfect drink for summertime. Makes approximately 10-12 8 oz. beverages. Available from Little Black Dress Promotions (asi/67735)

Jake - Water Gun


Trendy Throw-Over Shirt

Great summer fun . . . that describes this customizable water gun! Available in red only this uzi-shaped toy would be ideal for outdoor parties, events and backyard barbeques. The toy measures 8" in length with an imprint area of 3" x 5/8". Have your company name or logo emblazoned on the side and give out the finished products at cultural celebrations. Shoot the competition out of the water using these customized water guns! Available from The Lincoln line (asi/52710)

Michael - Customized Sunglasses

No Prying Eyes

Nothing shady about these shades. Available in a vast variety of colors, they feature fully imprintable, see-through lenses. These sunglasses are great for any special event, tradeshow, or party. Available from Frenchy Stars, LLC (asi/55465)


June 19, 2012

Andy - Cut Above


Cut Above

5" kitchen knife features a Zirconia ceramic blade and comes in a black magnetic gift box. Nice gift for foodies or adult cooking classes. Available from Norwood (asi/74400); www.norwood.com.

Kathy - A Cheesy Grin

A Cheesy Grin

You can't help but smile at this Kuzil Krazy Cheese Slicer/server from Bay State Specialty Co. (asi/38980), because it's smiling back at you. It’s made from durable ABS plastic and would be delightful for any cheese shop, winery, kitchen store and more. Pricing starts at: 250; $2.01. See it here.

Joe - No Prying Eyes

No Prying Eyes

The CamPatch is a custom printed cover for webcams found on laptops and tablet devices. It protects the devices owners hackers prying into their private lives. Available on a card the patch is the perfect giveaway to high school and college students and makes a great gift with purchase for retailers that sell laptops, webcams and tablets. Available from CamPatch (asi/43666). To order, call (414) 335-0033 or go to www.campatch.com.


June 12, 2012

Jen V. - Baby Bonanza


Baby Bonanza

This is cute for anyone who has to plan a baby shower. It's the 11 piece soft pastel baby shower decorating kit from Brighter Promotions Inc (asi/42016). Each kit contains tons of cute cutouts. Great item for event planners and baby stores.

Kathy - Eye-Popping Detail

Eye-Popping Detail

If your client requests a pen, why not get a little goofy? Points of Light (asi/78825) offers the Goofy Pop Pen with popping eyeballs. You can't help but smile when you see it. This is great for school fundraisers, pediatricians' offices, day camps and any office environment in need of a little lightening up. See it here.

Joe - Fish Story

Fish Story

This bass fish popper stands on it's own and shoots balls that look like fishing bobbers. A fun giveaway for fishing tournaments, fishing equipment retailers, marinas, camp sites, bait and tackle shops, etc. Available from Hog Wild (asi/61228). To order, call (877) 517-8787 or go to www.wildline.com.


June 5, 2012

C.J. - Board Meeting


Board Meeting

Get into the summer spirit with these sublimation-ready board shorts. They’re made from a sturdy sueded microfiber fabric and feature the option of unique sublimation printing on the waistband, pocket and side panels. Because, truly, life’s a beach. Available from Bishop The Garment Co. (asi/40585); To order, call (800) 797-9629 or go to www.bishopwear.com.

Joe - A Hole In One

A Hole In One

This nylon golf flag has metal grommets and is perfect for your clients next golf outing/tournament. Use them on the course and then give to members of the winning teams to take home. Also good for pro tour events as a souvenir. Available from Quinn Flags (asi/80228); To order, call (800) 353-2468 go to www.quinnflags.com.


May 29, 2012

Michele - Handy Holder


Handy Holder

The patented ClipTrax™ 3 in 1 Binder Clip Ball Point Pen with magnet & sticky note pad can attach to a refrigerator, school locker or file cabinet for convenience use. You can use the pen clip to attach to a presentation, business card holder, checkbook or the sun visor in your car. Available from Liqui-Mark (asi/67675); To order go to www.liquimark.com.

Andy - Funny Money

Funny Money

Spot and stop fraud with a DriMark counterfeit detection pen good for any U.S. currency issued 1959 and beyond. Great for financial or legal organizations. Available from Beacon Promotions (asi/39250); To order, go to www.beaconpromotions.com.

Kathy - Party Starter

Party Starter

OK, this is cool. It's the Chillaxin' Cooler from Bennington Rhodes Ltd. (asi/39839). The rolling cooler has a foldout seat and holds up to 24 12-oz. cans plus ice. This is perfect for camping or tailgating and would make an excellent incentive gift. Check it out here.

Joe - Gotcha Covered


Gotcha Covered

This trailer hitch cover comes in 24 different stock shapes and is made in the USA. It's a great way to show school and team spirit when created in the likeness of a mascot. It's also the perfect give-away for truck dealers, camper dealers, boat dealers and marinas. Basically any company that sells something that gets hitched to a trailer is a potential client. Available from Pepco Poms (asi/77280). To order, call (800) 527-1150 or go to www.pepcopromotional.com.


May 22, 2012

Michele - Decisions, Decisions


Decisions, Decisions

Aim for the bull's eye with this dart board pen holder, which will not only help you make a decision, but provide a pen to write it down and a holder to keep the note! The holder comes with two magnetic darts and includes a 1 color direct print. Just throw the dart and watch the magnetic pull choose an answer. Available from Tekweld (asi/90807); To order go to www.tekweld.com.

Andy - Mend It Like Beckham

Mend It Like Beckham

Soccer ball shaped chill patch (31063) is filled with cool gel to soothe mild muscle aches. Ideal for sports rehab or for high school soccer programs. Available from Alpi (asi/34415); To order, go to www.alpi.net.

Kathy - Good for What Ails Ya

Good for What Ails Ya

This is the perfect idea for golf addicts or anyone who would simply like to have a relaxing day on the links. MVP Gift Bag (asi/68322) offers a prescription bottle filled with 2 or 3 logoed golf balls. You can get a customized RX on the vial. This would also be a nice addition to tournament bags. For pricing and other information, click here.

Joe - Straight As An Arrow


Straight As An Arrow

The Polara Ultimate Straight XS gold ball reports to correct hooks and slices by 75% making it the perfect ball for duffers. It's a great idea for a tournament tee gift or as a prize for longest drive. Also consider showing it to private and public golf course pro shops. Available from Polara Golf (asi/78841). To order, call (760) 658-9161 or go to www.polaragolf.com.


May 15, 2012

Michele - Inked In


Inked In

This snazzy and fun silicone business card holder is just the thing to liven up any drab desk. Offered in blue, green and orange. Available from Minya (asi/71370); To order, go to www.minyausa.com.

Kathy - Pass the Pint

Pass the Pint

There were lots of reasons to celebrate this weekend at the Huston house: Matt's college graduation, Andrew's senior prom, Mother's Day ... for celebrations everywhere, Crown Products (asi/47700) offers the brand-new Silipint. According to the supplier, it's the world's first 16-oz. silicone pint glass and it's indestructible. See it here.

Joe - Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

This state-of-the-art water bottle is manufactured from 75% post-consumer recycled glass with food grade silicone rings and cap. It's not only eco-friendly but it's assembled by special needs adults in South Carolina. This unique water bottle is a perfect option for clients who don't want plastic or stainless steel bottles. Available from Intelligent Galaxy LLC (asi/62731). To order, call (914) 428-3329 or go to www.intelligentgalaxy.com.


May 8, 2012

Liz - Apron


Apron

Milano - Apron made of 100% cotton. We've added a dash of glamour and a bit of bling to our classic adjustable apron style in this special apron collection to make you the best dressed hostess in town! You'll be as inspired as we are by some of our favorite cities around the world whether you're preparing diner for two or hosting a party.

Michael - Amp It Up! Speakers

Amp It Up! Speakers

Amp It Up! Speakers are great for computers, iPod, iPhone, iTouch, and many other digital music players. Great clarity of sound...even at higher volumes. Comes with 4 AAA batteries. Optional AC adapter available sold separately. iPod not included.

Chris - Koozie Cool

Koozie Cool

With summer just around the corner, the new Fancy Edge Koozie (45902) is perfect for keeping beverages cool at outdoor events, including company picnics, concerts, carnivals and fairs. Ideal for direct mailing campaigns as well, the 100% polyester Koozie features ridges across the top that give it a distinctive flair. Available in red, black and royal blue, the Fancy Edge Koozie can easily be screen printed. Available from Norwood (asi/74400). To order, call (800) 336-9198 or visit www.norwood.com.

C.J. - Chew On This


Chew On This

This doggie chew toy gives new meaning to the term "rabid sports fans." Durable and machine washable, it comes in a number of top college mascots. It's an easy way for clients and their pooches to show some college pride and take it to their biggest rival. Available from Pride Bites. To order, call (424) 256-0102 or go to http://www.pridebites.com.


May 1, 2012

Andy - Inked In


Inked In

This nifty QR-code tattoo is a great way to direct trade-show attendees to a client’s site. Especially good for a tattoo-friendly niche like skaters or motorheads. Available from Tattoo Factory Inc. (asi/90650); To order, call (941) 923-4110 go to www.tattoopromotionfactory.com.

Kathy - Hold Everything

Hold Everything

Custom flexible magnet with clear vinyl pocket with side opening holds appointment or business cards, coupons or photos. From Magna-Tel (asi/68480). For more, click here.

Joe - Keep-sake

Keep-sake

The iKeep Charge connects to an iPhone and the unit then can attach to a belt loop, purse, back pack, etc. The unit has a retractable cord for easy and convenient use in addition to a plug that allows the phone to be charged without removing it from the Keeper. A micro plug also allows the user to charge other devices like Android phones and Blackberry. A unique item for electronic stores and as a gift to reps who use iPhones. Available from R P Direct Inc. (asi/81626). To order, call (310) 372-9709 or go to www.rpandassociates.com.


April 24, 2012

Andy - Cold Comfort


Cold Comfort

As picnic season approaches, this freezable PVC six-can cooler is perfect for summertime. With a zippered closure, special pockets to keep beverages chilled for hours and a space-age style that looks like it was the hit of the year-3000 product showcase, this cooler is an ideal promo for fun destinations, entertainment or even HVAC companies. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530); To order, call (203) 331-9100 go to www.primeline.com.

Kathy - Clean-Up Crew

Clean-Up Crew

One thing that drives me nuts about my new iPhone is all the fingerprints on the glass front. I use my handy microfiber screen-cleaning cloth a million times a day. So I think the new Big Mouth Key Chain from Opper Fiber (asi/45513) is super awesome. It’s a large key chain that holds a blank cleaning cloth. It’s perfect for many promotions, including a giveaway with iPhone (which I never received). Check out the company’s website here.

Joe - Fore!

Fore!

Some people think that golf balls are not such a hot promotional product because, well, golfers tend to lose them. But think about that, that's not such a bad thing as lost balls are often found by another golfer, thus putting the logo into someone else's hand. Besides that, the obvious benefit is that golfers appreciate receiving golf balls and will remember those you give them. Golf balls are the perfect tee gift for outings and tournaments and should be used by any rep that often goes golfing with clients. Available from Pro Golf Premiums Inc. (asi/79680). To order, call (800) 890-6068 or go to www.progolfpremiums.com.


April 17, 2012

Michele - Portable Bling


Portable Bling

Help your clients be the superstar of every tradeshow with this sparkly lanyard which attaches to an iPhone, which is offered in an array of colored stones. Available from Foxyware (asi/87605); To order go to 87605.asisupplier.com.

Kathy - Karma Chameleon

Karma Chameleon

You know what karma is right? It’s the philosophy that what you put out there in the world comes back to you. I think if you put the Karma Bead Bracelets from Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140) out there, you will get great results. They are eco-friendly, strung on an elastic band and custom-printed on every other bead. They are available in blonde, brown and black natural woods at various prices. These would be fun for souvenir shops, teen-related promos, yoga studios and more. Check them out here.

Joe - Doggie Sweet Treat

Doggie Sweet Treat

All-natural dog treats come in tube that's made of recycled material and is completely biodegradable. Perfect product for anyone in the pet industry -- dog groomers, veterinarians, dog walkers, pet shops, municipalities with dog parks, etc. Available from Solar Advertising (asi/88148). To order, call (866) 851-2502 or go to www.solaradvertising.com.


April 10, 2012

Michele - Happily Ever After


Happily Ever After

Possibly the best brownies I've ever had -- so rich they're like fudge -- your clients can enjoy one dozen of these perfectly portioned bite-size Magic Morsels. This gift includes three each of Original, Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Walnut flavors in a beautiful purple box with silver lining. All Fairytale Brownies are individually wrapped and certified Kosher. Available from (asi/53518); To order go to 53518.asisupplier.com.

Andy - Bigger Is Better

It's All In The Shawl

Prepare for highlighter-envy among the hordes of lesser-endowed writing instruments. This monster 8” highlighter is great for any whimsical education promotion. It comes in a variety of colors with a cap that secures to the back. Available from Nationwide Promotions LLC (asi/73464); To order, call (800)367-2523 go to www.nwpromos.com.

Kathy - Tee Time

Tee Time

Here's a product in honor of Bubba Watsons everywhere: The Golf Pro Gourmet Gift Bag from Gifted Expressions (asi/56777) looks like a bucket full of balls, but it includes pretzels, dipping mustard, chocolate chip cookies, almonds and more. It's the ideal tournament gift. Check it out here.

Joe - I See It


I See It

This 3D image view finder is just like the one you had when you were a kid. But, now, your clients can present their products and service in a creative way. Customize the film reels with images of new offerings and package it in a custom book. There are lots of areas of application including nostalgia themed promotions. Available from Image 3D (asi/62232). To order, call (503) 632-2470 or go to www.image3d.com.


April 3, 2012

Michele - The Real Snoop Dog!


The Real Snoop Dog!

OMG, is this the cutest thing ever? The Flex Fleece Dog Zip Hoody is the ideal item for petsitters, vets and doggie daycare centers. There's a zipper enclosure, kangaroo pocket and an opening for a leash clasp on the back. Offered in six colors. Available from American Apparel (asi/35297); To order go to www.americanapparel.net/wholesaleresources.

Chris - It's All In The Shawl

It's All In The Shawl

Hipster chic meets classic comfort in this shawl collar rugby shirt. A blend of cotton, polyester and rayon, the unisex piece features a 3-button placket, dual side pockets, and a tubular waistband. Great for any promotion targeting fashion-forward end-users -- from sororities to technology companies with a youthful culture. Available from American Apparel (asi/35297); To order go to www.americanapparel.net/wholesaleresources.

Jen - Gym Bag

Gym Bag

Since I STILL tell myself that I'll go to the gym after work, it seems like having a packed bag is half the battle. I love this athletic duffel from Port Authority because it comes with a wet pouch for used clothes. The perfect item for executives who still need to stay organized at the gym. Available from Dark Star (asi/48503). To order, go to www.companycasuals.com.


March 27, 2012

Michele - Promo Putty


Promo Putty

Ever since I received these little tins of putty I can't stop playing with them. Seriously. The perfect item for executives who need to de-stress or to boost employee morale, the putty can be PMS-matched, is Made in the U.S., offered in metallics and glow-in-the-dark colors and in small, medium and large tins. Available from Putty World (asi/47056). For more information, go to www.puttyforpromos.com.

Andy - King of Clubs

King of Clubs

Keep those club covers where they belong with this cleverly designed pair of metal badges. Connect them to the top of two covers and reduce the chance of a single cover detaching from bag or cart. Available from Eisinger Smith Inc. (asi/51810). To order, call (800) 222-8444 or go to www.eisingersmithpromotionalproducts.com.

Joe - Twisted Energy

Twisted Energy

This braided titanium necklace is favored by pro athletes as it reportedly helps with energy flow, fights muscle fatigue and allows the wearer to focus better. Available in a variety of color combinations, this necklace is perfect for high school and college baseball teams as well as for local club teams. It can even be part of a tournament gift package. Available from Superb (asi/90230). To order, call (800) 551-4800 or go to www.superbline.com.

Kathy - Bet On Sweat


Bet On Sweat

Temps are rising, players are ballin' it up and there are plenty of folks who are going to need to cool down. Well, look no further than Darose Int'l. Ltd. (asi/48507), which carries the Chill Towels line. These individually wrapped, self-cooling cotton/terry-cloth towels provide instant cooling, without refrigeration, right out of the resealable package! These are just the right item for walks, runs, camps, teams, outdoor events and much more. See them for yourself.


March 13, 2012

Michele - Building a Smarter Saver


Building a Smarter Saver

This translucent stacking block-shaped bank is a perfect giveaway for financial institutions interested in teaching kids how to save. There's a twist-open cap on the bottom for money retrieval and the item is offered in red, green and blue. Available from Ariel Premium Supply Inc. (asi/36730). For more information, go to www.arielpremium.com.

Andy - Auto On

Auto On

Put that car cigarette lighter to good use with this charger that has six different connectors for a variety of electronics makes great sense. Great for tow-truck companies, car washes or traveling salespeople. Available from Spotz Media (asi/88751). To order, call (604) 568-1441 or go to www.brandcharger.us.

Joe - Flippin' Genius

Promotional Panacea

The die-cut spatula includes a bottle opener on the end and an imprinted handle. Perfect for sports fans and tailgating events. Also, an ideal incentive gift for barbecue grill manufacturer or outdoor deck contractors, especially with the grilling season soon to be upon us. Available from Sportula (asi/88882). To order, call (800) 477-0276 or go to www.sportula.com.

Kathy - Have a Seat


Have a Seat

Here’s a great new product from Alexander (asi/34040): It’s the Take a Seat, "the eco-friendly, go-anywhere stool." Specifically, it’s made of laminated corrugated cardboard and folds up to be conveniently carried anywhere you go. This would be ideal for camping, boating, fishing, tailgating, barbecues … anywhere you could use a resting place. I’m thinking also about all those cute little old guys you see waiting for their wives and holding their purses in the mall, etc. Check it out. What do you have to lose? Click here.


March 6, 2012

Michele - Old-School Cool


Old-School Cool

This fun phone handset is perfect for use with iPhones and smartphones and lets you use the phone's screen while talking. It's the best of both worlds, would make a great desk accessory and has a super-huge imprint area. Available from All In One (asi/34256); To order go to www.allinoneline.com.

Andy - Basting Beauty

Basting Beauty

This silicone pastry brush is the perfect tool for capturing that domestic market while lightly basting sweet trifles or smothering ribs in BBQ. Great for appealing to home bakers while promoting large agribusinesses or small family cooking classes. Available from Bay State (asi/38980). To order, call (866) 947-6708 or go to www.baystate.com.

Joe - Wear It's At

Wear It's At

Classic spiral-design tie-dye tee will make most advertiser's logo, pop. Available in a variety of colors this tee is perfect for spring and summer festivals, music companies, radio station promotions and local bands. Available from Dyenomite (asi/51185). To order, call (888) 777-1916 or go to www.dyenomeite.com.


February 28, 2012

Michele - Powered-Up Promo


Powered-Up Promo

Love this item that I found at the PSI Düsseldorf Show and that's carried by Polyconcept. You can print your client's information on the card and a super-thin USB key is attached, that can download additional info. Perfect for the pharma and healthcare industries. For more information contact: olivier@intermedasia.com.

Andy - Sweet Success

Sweet Success

Hatch some good ideas with an Easter egg jar filled with a cookie assortment featuring key lime, peach, blueberry and raspberry. A nice seasonal thank-you for clients or for celebrating a strong first quarter. Available from Provender Intl Corp (asi/79975). To order, call (800) 678-5603 or go to provender.asisupplier.com.

Joe - Promotional Panacea

Promotional Panacea

Guys will love this product. The Fix-All Kit is perfect as a giveaway at home shows or as a promotional piece for carpenters, handymen, repairmen. hardware stores, etc. It includes the mini WD40 no-mess pen and a strip of duct tape. Play off the theme that if it doesn't move and should there's WD40 and if it's moving and shouldn't there's duct tape. Available from Natural Trends (asi/73497). To order, call (800) 753-9591 or go to www.naturaltrends.com.

Kathy - Make No Mistake


Make No Mistake

Everybody makes mistakes, which is what makes the Eraser Stick from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125) so valuable... and at less than a dollar. It looks and works like a pen, but when you push the plunger, the eraser appears. This would work well in many promotions, including those geared towards students and numbers-crunchers (and me when I try to balance the checkbook). See it here.


February 21, 2012

Michele - En Francais, S'il Vous Plait


En Francais, S'il Vous Plait

Having just come back from France, this French-English dictionary would've been handy to have. This company has a variety of useful books like this -- a Thesaurus, a Dictionary, a First-Aid/Medical handbook & assorted other language translations -- all able to be imprinted with your client's logo. Tres magnifique! Available from Lewtan Industries (asi/67230); To order go to www.lewtan8.com.

Kathy - All-Inclusive

All-Inclusive

You never know when you're going to need a bottle opener … and a compass … and a knife. Well, here you have such an all-inclusive product and it even includes an LED light and a split key ring. It's from Stop-N-Go Line (asi/57655). This is the perfect solution for camping and boating promotions. To order, click here.

Joe - Fly Guys

Fly Guys

These plush animals -- frog, chicken, monkey, pig and cow -- come with an imprintable cape and a loud voice. Each has elastic arms and when stretched, the users sends them flying through the air which activates their "voice box." Ideal for a themed promotion "when pigs fly," "don't be chicken," "don't monkey around," etc. Also great fun for brainstorming meetings. Available from Jornik Mfg. Corp. (asi/63549). To order, call (800) 656-7645 or go to www.jornik.com.


February 14, 2012

Michele - Cord Keeper


Cord Keeper

Ideal for floor, desk, especially small spaces and made from fire retardant plastic, this simple design box hides router cords, adapters and small hubs, and has a hidden supplied surge protector that allows for a single source for all cords and stows away excess cable lengths – close the lid and you’re done! Offered in white, orange, blue and green. Available from Sweda (asi/90305); To order go to www.swedausa.com. * Bonus: Watch this video from Sweda! Funniest. Thing. Ever.

Kathy - Hang-Ups

Hang-Ups

It's Heart Health Awareness Month and here's a fun twist on your usual purse hanger (you know, those metal hooks that hold your bag off the germy, dirty floor and on top of the table?). It's a heart-shape swivel hanger from EMT (asi/52263). It's great for restaurants, retailers and more. It makes a cute purse-strap accessory when closed too. It includes a full-color custom imprint epoxy dome. To order, click here.

Joe - I See The Light

I See The Light

The Itzy Bitzy is a small set of reading glasses that has a light and comes with its own carrying pouch. It's designed to fit into a wallet so that no matter where the user is, he has accesses to his glasses. They're perfect for reading menus in low-lighted restaurants as well as playbills at the theater. Also, promotions geared to seniors would see results with these specs. Available from Panther Vision (asi/75825). To order, call (847) 783-5900 or go to www.panthervisionpromo.com.


February 7, 2012

Andy - Mega Phone


Mega Phone

A clever tech toy without batteries, wires, reset buttons or driver requirements. With nothing more than ancient ram’s-horn level technology, this silicone mini-speaker amplifies an iPhone up to three times, sits vertically or horizontally and has an opening for charger. Available from Calibre International LLC (asi/43442); To order, call (800) 707-2757 or go to www.highcaliberline.com.

Kathy - Awaken the Senses

Boom-tastic

Solar Advertising Inc. (asi/88148), in an exclusive partnership with hellomellow, offers aromatherapy blends of avocado-mango body butter in four fragrances: Awaken, Balance, Unwind and Empower. This would work in any number of programs, including spa and resort promotions, new-mom gifts at hospitals and more. To order, click here.

Joe - Ice Cold

Ice Cold

This freezable ball snaps into it's holder and is placed inside a wine glass to keep wine chilled without effecting the taste as the cube won't melt and dilute the wine. The tab atop the holder carries your client's imprint. A unique ideas for bars, restaurants, vineyards and wine and cheese parties. Available from Intelligent Galaxy (asi/62731). To order, call (914) 428-3329 or go to www.intelligentgalaxy.com.


January 31, 2012

Michele - Good Karma


Good Karma

These super-cool "Karma" wood beads are offered in a variety of colors, imprinted on every other bead and eco-friendly. Perfect for sororities and fraternities, and the music and travel industries. Available from Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140); To order, go to www.pinnacledesigns.com.

Kathy - Flavor Flave

Boom-tastic

Calling all chocoholics (and that would be me). Did you know that Snugz USA (asi/88060) offers tasty treats now? Yes, indeed, and I particularly am drawn to their individually packaged chocolate chunk brownies. These would be a delicious addition to trade shows and other special events. To order, click here.

Jake - Snuggie

Snack Attack

Authentic Snuggie blanket with sleeves includes two color imprint is 100% poly fleece, machine washable. Great for sporting events, fundraisers, promotional give-aways, corporate events, being lazy, never leaving your couch and so much more. Unisex, one size fits all. Each authentic Snuggie blanket comes with the "Snuggie" tag on the sleeve. Individual book light included in each individually packaged Snuggie. Custom inserts may be placed inside each individual bag. Client must provide inserts. Available from Custom Snuggie (asi/47592). To order, go to www.customsnuggie.com.


January 24, 2012

Michele - Kitty Clean Up!


Kitty Clean Up!

Rugged and efficient, this handy clean-up tool is perfect for all pets and is ideal for kitty litter boxes. With a huge, up-front, copy area to highlight your message, this is smart advertising for kennels, vets, pet stores, feed stores and pet lovers everywhere. Available from Bay State Specialties (asi/38980); To order, go to www.baystate.com.

Andy - Feel The Power

Feel The Power

Help empower clients with this messenger bag featuring built-in battery, ports and pockets for charging a host of tech devices. Great for product rollouts or as a thank-you for the plugged-in exec. Available from Power Sales And Advertising (asi/79083). To order, call (866) 446-4989 or go to www.psakc.com.

Joe - Clean Machine

Clean Machine

The spotless Swing is a three-in-one golf towel. The outside keeps hands, face and grips clean. The inside traps dirt and mud from wet clubs. And there's a micro brush inside as well that cleans club grooves efficiently and easily. A unique tee gift for your clients upcoming golf outings. Other uses include pro shops, golf leagues, golf teams and as a gift when golfing with clients. Available from Pro Towels Etc. (asi/79750). To order, call (800) 547-8783 or go to www.protowelsetc.com.

Kathy - Chill Pill


Chill Pill

Plenty of puppies need meds and Bay State Specialties (asi/38980) has pet pill boxes, including a bone-shaped version, which are perfect for vets, pet groomers and sitters, kennels and more. To learn more, click here.


January 17, 2012

Kathy - Have a Ball


Have a Ball

Idproductsource/Aspinline (asi/62088) has a great new product. It’s The Ballgame Bag, a basketball-jersey-style shopping bag that turns into a ball-shaped 3" x 3" pouch! Pitch this to your school clients and local athletic leagues. To order, click here.

Jen - Winter Survival

Winter Survival

Perfect for the winter, this 40 piece survival kit includes roadside safety items in case of an emergency. Available from Justin Case (asi/63711). To order, call (877) 761-8998 or go to www.justincasepromo.com .


January 10, 2012

Nicole - Scoop Neck Dress


Scoop Neck Dress

When is a T-shirt not just a T-shirt? When it's a shirt dress! With all the comfort, softness and cutting edge decorating options, a shirt dress is a great ladies-only or companion promotion. Available from US Blanks (asi/92423); To order, call (323) 234-5070 or go to www.usblanks.net.

Andy - Street Wise

Street Wise

Get your clients’ promotions back on the road with this accident kit containing disposable digital camera, forms and flashlight. Great for safety classes, driving instructors or insurance providers. Available from Digital Packaging Inc. (asi/49727). To order, call (800) 307-4592 or go to www.digitalpackaginginc.com.

Joe - Bright Light

Bright Light

The Podlight is like a refrigerator light for purses, back packs, totes, lockers tool chest, etc. The user simply turns the unit on and places in a dark place. Once a bag, locker door, etc., is opened, the Podlight illuminates and lights up the interior. A unique product for a variety of industries marketing to students, women, men, homeowners. Available from Tadzini Design Group (asi/90557). To order, call (866) 904-3100 or go to www.tadzini.com.

Kathy - Some Romantic Evening


Some Romantic Evening

The Romance Kit from Admints & Zagabor (asi/31516) would come in handy for Valentine's promotions and much more, including resort pillow gifts, restaurants and dating services. It includes a heart tin soy candle, premium cherry lip balm, and mints. To learn more, click here.


January 3, 2012

Michele - Baby, You're a Firework!


Baby, You're a Firework!

This eye-catching award, "Blue Flash," is a sapphire-colored Starphire Art Glass award with a black marble base. It reminds us of capturing a flash of lightening -- kind of like a star employee's "wow power" or a flash of genius that deserves recognition. Available from Visions Awards (asi/93986); To order, go to www.visionsawardcraft.com.

Chris - The Drinkin' Duck

Boom-tastic

The Drinkin' Duck is a beverage can attachment that prevents dirty things from landing on your drink can. With the appearance of a mouthpiece, the Drinkin' Duck fits over the lip of a beverage container. Made of BPA-free durable silicone material, the Drinkin’ Duck is washable and reusable. Available from Tainnovation (asi/90555).

Joe - Heads Up

Heads Up

This light up noodle headband comes in a variety of colors making it perfect for a number of different promotions -- St Patrick's day, Halloween, Mardi Gras, Christmas, etc. The light up mode makes it perfect for night club and bar promotions and the "fun factory" also makes ideal for promotions geared to kids. Anyone who receives one will surely want to keep it for a long time. Available from AlightPromos.com (asi/34194). To order, call (888) 217-8800 or email esp@alightpromos.com.

Kathy - All Buttoned Up


All Buttoned Up

Interactive Promos IRMS (asi/62725) offers a unique product that’s great for political campaigns, rallies of all kinds, concerts and entertainment events and so much more. The I-Button is, according to the supplier, "the world's first interactive CD/DVD playable button." The facing is actually a 3" mini CD or DVD which holds over 180MG of information including video presentations, direct weblinks, photos, product catalogs, virtual tours and more. To check it out and play the demo, click here.


Week 62 - December 27, 2011

Michele - Stash Your Pills in Style


Stash Your Pills in Style

This swanky pill box has a mirror and comes in sleek black and jeweltone red and blue. Eight individually covered compartments unfold to a large-view mirror and the outside has an ample imprint area. Available from Dard Design International (asi/48499); To order, go to www.darddesign.net.

Jake - Down Jacket

Boom-tastic

This down jacket delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high loft warmth. - these are known as the new sweater - cool coat - great company! Available from Patagonia (asi/76442). To order, click here.

Jen - USB Mug Warmer

USB Mug Warmer

This USB mug warmer is perfect for the office. You can keep a mug full of coffee or soup warm for as long as you need it. Great for winter promotions! Available from Splendor Promos Inc. (asi/88746). To order, go to www.splendorpromos.com.

Kathy - Down to Business


Down to Business

AuthentiBrands (asi/30118) offers a unique holographic 3D animated twist on business cards The supplier also has 3D bookmarks that are so very cool. To order, go to www.holobrands.com.


Week 61 - December 20, 2011

Michele - Glitter, Glitter Like a Star


Glitter, Glitter Like a Star

We love, love, love this new sparkling glitter imprint technique - perfect to add some "wow power" to your clients drinkware. Offered for ceramic, stainless steel, aluminum, acrylic and glass items with silver, gold, pink, blue, red & green glitter. Available from Berney-Karp Inc. (asi/40261); To order, go to www.thesource4drinkware.com.

Joe - Boom-tastic

Boom-tastic

This knit cap -- called the Boom Beanie -- keeps the wearer warm and looking stylish during cold winter spells, but it also delivers tunes to his ears. Built-in ear speakers easily connect to an iPod or any other MP3 player. A unique topper for winter-related promotions and those geared to high school and college students. Available from Source Abroad Inc. (asi/88242). To order, go to www.sourceabroad.com or call (866) 744-8196.

Andy - Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Batter your competition by pitching this air-tight bag sealer that locks the entire bag for optimum freshness. Serve it up to groceries, take-out restaurants or real estate. Available from AccessEast (asi/30275). To order, call (419) 873-0733 or go to www.accesseast.com.


Week 60 - December 13, 2011

Kathy - Tee'd Off


Tee'd Off

The Golf Bag Flash Drive from US Flash & Technologies LLC (asi/93131) is perfect for tournaments, pros and amateur duffers. Also think of these for pro shops and golf schools. For more, www.usflash.net.

Joe - Cheers

Cheers

Not only is custom wine perfect for the holiday gift giving season, it's perfect for any number of events -- to announce a grand opening, as a unique tee gift for a golf tournament, as a take-home gift for a wine and cheese parties. The options are endless. Your client's customized etched bottle can include Champagne, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Chardonnay. Available from A Plus Wine Designs (asi/30223). To order, go to www.apluswinedesigns.com or call (800) 201-9463.

Andy - Good Ad Mice

Good Ad Mice

Capitalize on the tech craze with this skinny mouse that's barely bigger than a credit card. Comes with 30” retractable long cord and is great for travelers, web designers or hospitals. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). To order, call (203) 331-9100 or go to www.primeline.com.


Week 59 - December 6, 2011

Kathy - Charming Initiative


Charming Initiative

Charity Charms (asi/44616) offers custom 3D pewter charms attached to silicone bands and all are assembled by adults with disabilities. These are a unique idea for fundraising, walk-a-thons and more. Read all about them here.

Andy - Tool Time

Tool Time

Choose the right tool for your job by pitching this handy five screwdriver set with flat and Phillips heads. Great to promote home improvement, auto repair or equipment manufacturers. Available from TargetLine (asi/90640). To order, click here
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Michele - Mix It Up!

Mix It Up!

This company's Frozen Peach Bellini mix is the perfect way to drink champagne and ideal for that something special dinner party, engagement or just casual entertaining. Offered in a variety of mixes such as Margarita, Mojito and Sangria, which are great for gift baskets. Available from Little Black Dress Promotions (asi/67735). To order, go to www.littleblackdresspromotions.com.

Joe - Bear Necessities


Hot and Cold

This soft and cuddly little fella comes with an imprinted tee and an optional Santa cap.A perfect give away at children's hospitals and pediatrician's offices. Also a fun product for schools and sororities as the imprinted shirt can include school mascots or sorority letters. Available from Vitronic Promotional Group (asi/93990). To contact, email customercare@vitronicpromotional.com or call (800) 666-7117.


Week 58 - November 29, 2011

Kathy - Soap Stars


Soap Stars

I love the Inspire Eco Luxury 4.5-oz. custom carved bars of soap from Carved Solutions (asi/43809) and I think you will too. They are100% vegetable based, triple milled and made in Vermont. They are also a fave of none other than Oprah herself. Personalize them any way you want, but check out the holiday sentiments available here. You can also email dawn.lancaster@comcast.net for pricing and further information.

Andy - Deepen Sight

Drink Up!

Help clients see the light by pitching these wraparound sunglasses with imprint visible to everyone but the wearer. Consider racing events, hunters or skiiers. Available from Camovision of Georgia (asi/43658). To order, click here
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Michele - Deck Your Desk!

Deck Your Desk!

An ideal holiday gift for clients, this flat-bottom ornament has a star-shaped memo clip and a large imprint area. Offered in the festive hues of blue, gold, green, red and silver. Available from Minya Int'l (asi/71370). To order, click here.

Joe - Hot and Cold


Hot and Cold

This pack contains a gel that can either be frozen or heated in a microwave. It's used to ease sore aching joints and muscles. One side carries an imprint and the other has a cloth backing. A great item to use in promotions geared to people who are active. Also a unique idea for snow removal companies to use in a bid to get more business. Available from IDM Enterprises LLC (asi/62097). To contact, email customerservice@customice.net or call (800)645-5983.


Week 57 - November 22, 2011

Kathy - Take Notes


Take Notes

This is a great idea from International Merchandise Concepts (asi/62800): It's the Motor Memo 16-oz. porcelain mug with a drink-through lid and a holder for your Sharpie (not included). Write a message, note, reminder on the mug and its permanent until you wash it. For more, click here.

Michele - Drink Up!

Drink Up!

Perfect for clients looking for "Made in the USA" and/or eco-friendly items, this 26 oz. water bottle -- offered in a variety of colors -- is made of recycled material and manufactured domestically. Available from CPS/Keystone (asi/43051). To order, go to www.keystoneline.com.

Andy - Flip Your Lid

Flip Your Lid

Check out this forward-thinking Ottoman with a new lid, one that lifts to reveal a generous cooler and flips for a handy drink table. A new idea for man caves, sports bars or lounges. Available from A to Z Worldwide (asi/30022). To order, call (877) 915-9595 or go to www.atozworldwide.com.


Week 56 - November 15, 2011

Kathy - What's the Word?


What's the Word?

I don't know about you, but having multiple passwords for multiple online accounts is driving me bananas. Just this morning, I had to remember four different usernames and passwords. I have them all written down on a Post-It note, but the recycled password pad from Alexander Mfg. Co. (asi/34040) is a much better idea. It's alphabetized for ease of use and includes space for account, username, password hint and password. To order, click here.

Joe - Pop Charts

Trendy Track T

This pop-up booklet includes a golf course map and promotional piece for the company sponsoring the event. However, the product can be created for a variety of needs like tradeshow floor map and trade show schedule of events, or as the map of a city where a trade show is being located, or with information on your clients products and services. The options are endless and only limited by ones imagination. Available from PopOut Products (asi/68650). To order, call (888) 677-8570 or email info@popoutproducts.com
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Andy - Soda Pop

Fill Up The Tank

Add some fizz to your promotions with this 16-oz. leather-wrapped stainless-steel tumbler. Leather is removable for washing. Perfect as a bonus gift for repeat coffee shop customers. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). To order, call (203) 331-9100 or go to www.primeline.com.

Michele - For Trend-Conscious Travelers


For Trend-Conscious Travelers

The Sophia Checkpoint-Friendly Compu-Tote has a large zippered main compartment that includes removable padded TSA-compliant laptop sleeve for expedited airport security. Holding most 15" laptops, the main compartment includes organization pockets and a large nylex-lined zippered pocket that will fit iPads and e-readers. Exclusively designed for Leed's by Elizabeth Tracy. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order, go to www.leedsworld.com.


Week 55 - November 8, 2011

Kathy - A Girl's Best Friend


A Girl's Best Friend

I love, love, love this Ring Bling double-wall ceramic mug from Berney-Karp Inc. (asi/40261). It holds 10 ounces and when you put your finger through the "handle," it looks like you are wearing a 4- to 5-carat diamond ring. Check this out and tell me if you think it’s cool too.

Chris - Trendy Track T

Trendy Track T

Looking for a fashion-forward tee that captures a youthful image? Check out "The Track Shirt." Cut in a trendy V-neck, this tri-blend tee takes inspiration from American gym classes and track meets of the late 70s and early 80s. Made from 50% polyester, 25% combed cotton and 25% rayon, The Track Shirt is available from American Apparel (asi/35297). To order, call 213-488-0226 or email info@americanapparel.net
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Joan - Fill Up The Tank

Fill Up The Tank

A custom-branded gas card is a great vehicle to drive your sales. Redeemable at most major gas stations. Perfect for trade shows, sales promotions, brand building and gift with purchase. Available from USA Connect (asi/92429). To order, go to www.usaconnect.biz.

C.J. - Music To Our Ears


Music To Our Ears

Have you heard the news? Clothing has become the new go-to accessory for music listening. The Boom Beanie is just the latest innovation in this field. Not only is it a trendy winter hat, but it has an MP3 player plug and built-in ear flap speakers that work like headphones. Available from Source Abroad (asi/88242). To order, call (866) 744-8196 or email info@sourceabroad.com.


Week 54 - November 1, 2011

Kathy - Cocoa Loco


Cocoa Loco

By now you know I have a fondness for all things related to chocolate. This chocolate notepad from Fastidea Promotion Inc. (asi/53749) is sure to be a hit in homes, offices, classrooms and dorms. It actually smells sweet! For more, click here.

Michele - Rain, Rain Go Away

Rain, Rain Go Away

New from IMC is the MoMA-designed witty & ethereal umbrella with an eternally cheerful sky. Made from 100% nylon, it has an 8-panel, 37" span and an automatic open/close function. Available from IMC (asi/62820). To order, go to www.imc-miracles.com
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Joe - Pocket Journal

Pocket Journal

This Moleskine journal is perfect for trade shows, sales meetings and off site brainstorming events. It's pocket-sized, includes lined pages and an elastic band to keep it closed. The cover's belly band and the inside can be completely customized for your clients too. Available from Moleskine America Inc. (asi/71990). To order, call (646) 461-2433 or email custom@moleskine.com.


Week 53 - October 25, 2011

Kathy - Heart This Product


Heart This Product

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Sticky Jewelry Inc. (asi/89811) has a pretty alternative to the usual medic alert bracelets. It’s a Tiffany-style stainless steel diabetes heart-charm bracelet that’s a smaller size that's perfect for pre-teens and petite women. The word “Diabetes” and the red medical symbol are pre-engraved into the heart. To order, go to www.stickyj.com/cr1883c.html.

Michele - Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour

Perfect for your client's favorite stylish pooch as the weather gets chillier. Offered in a variety of colors and can be screenprinted with a logo from a Vet or pet supply store. Available from American Apparel (asi/35297). To order, go to www.americanapparel.net/wholesaleresources/
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Andy - Tray Chic

Tray Chic

This charging station doubles as a tray for change or keys. A unique and timely product that's perfect for tech, financial or utility promotions. Available from IMC (asi/62820). To order, call (800) 331-6624 or go to www.imc-miracles.com.

Joe - Comfy Cozy


Comfy Cozy

This outdoors fleece travel blanket comes in three color combinations. The blanket is not only sizable but it comes with its own carrying strap. Great for outdoor promotions including for fall sports and spring picnic. Also makes a nice, cozy holiday gift for clients. Available from Norwood (asi/74400). To order, call (877)667-9663 or email orders@norwood.com.


Week 52 - October 18, 2011

Kathy - I'm Optimistic


I'm Optimistic

Did you know that October is Positive Attitude Month? "The Power Of Attitude" is a 96-page hardcover book that's inspiring and motivating. It's from The Book Company (asi/410100). To order, go to www.thebookco.com.

Michele - Cuddle Up!

Cuddle Up!

This 50" x 52" blanket is large enough for two, and soft & comfortable in a beautiful plaid pattern with a water-resistant backing. It folds up in a compact, easy-to-carry pack with a large imprint area on the flap and a black web handle that make it great for travel or a football game. Available from Sweda (asi/90305). To order, go to www.swedausa.com
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Andy - Measure Up

Page Gracefully

You’ll see beautiful results by pitching these super-cute googly-eyed measuring cups in 1/4 to 1 cup sizes. Great for restaurants, groceries and cooking schools. Available from Bay State (asi/38980). To order, call (866) 947-6708 or go to www.baystate.com.

Joe - Plugged In


Plugged In

The multi-color squid hub allows the user to attach up to four different USB enabled devices while keeping the workspace neat and organized. Perfect for the home, office or dorm room, this product can be used by computer related companies, inside of college welcome kits and as an employee gift. Available from Magna-Tel Inc. (asi/68480). To order, call (800) 467-2537 or go to www.magna-tel.com.


Week 51 - October 11, 2011

Kathy - It's A Bling Thing


It's A Bling Thing

I love bling and I love cookies and Fresh Beginnings (asi/55439) offers Bling cookies in a tin. Choose gold- or silver-sprinkled sugar cookies, which are perfectly festive for the holidays. For more information, email foodgifts@freshbeginnings.com.

Michele - The Gift that Keeps Giving

The Gift that Keeps Giving

Yes, this may just be the perfect holiday gift: It's high-end and refined, crafted from black leather with chrome trim. But what I truly love about this double wine tote is that it carries two bottles of wine -- I've never understood why anyone would want a carrier that holds just one!Available from Logomark (asi/67866). To order, go to www.logomark.com/
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Andy - Page Gracefully

Page Gracefully

Great for any education-related promotion, these laminated magnetic bookmarks offer plenty of imprint space and hold tight to the page. Target libraries, bookstores and non-profits with this clever item. Available from Buzline (asi/68480). To order, call (800) 467-2537 or go to www.buzline.com.

Joe - Water Works


Water Works

This 500 ml, water bottle is highly stylized and highly motivational as well. The bottle's flip top has a compartment for the user to place a message which is seen while drinking. Great for sports teams and gyms and for health and well-being programs. Available from Kor Water (asi/65616). To order, call (714) 708-7567 or go to www.korwater.com.


Week 50 - October 4, 2011

Kathy - That Time of Year


That Time of Year

I really do appreciate receiving promotional calendars to hang on my fridge, but if you're looking for a different twist, I love the clear pen holder filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans with a digital calendar on the front, featuring time, month, day, date and indoor temp. It’s from Dard Products (asi/48500). To order click here.

Michele - Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter

The coolest product I've seen in some time, Magic Concepts(R) puzzle-like product folds and expands into different shapes, offering a variety of space for logos & messages. It's already a hit in the automotive, pharma (great for medication info) and beverage markets! Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order, go to www.leedsworld.com
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Andy - Pink Noon

Pink Noon

Perfect for October Breast Cancer Awareness promotions, this stylish watch and part of the proceeds goes to either the Breast Cancer Resource Center or Planned Parenthood. Consider fund raisers, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Available from Express Pens (asi/53411). To order, call (800) 677-7897 or go to www.expresspens.com.

Joe - Helmet Head


Helmet Head

My Domz is a knit cap replicated to look like a football helmet. It's a six-panel cap with a detailed embroidered logo and rubber badges to complete the look. This model completely mirrors the helmets worn by the Iowa Hawkeyes but you can have it fashioned to look like any team's head gear. Great fall/winter promotion for schools, booster clubs, pro teams, etc. Available from NuLine Concepts Inc. (asi/90864). To order, call (866) 310-9347 or go to roy@mydomz.com.


Week 49 - September 27, 2011

Kathy - Pick Your Brain


Pick Your Brain

If you’re looking for a perfect product for concert promotions, music schools, radio station events and more, here you go: PickBandz are available to the industry through Steve Clayton Inc. (asi/45365). They are patent-pending wristbands that include a custom guitar pick, allowing the recipient to wear their favorite picks. To order, email orders@steveclayton.com.

Michele - Hard Shell

Hard Shell

If you travel a lot, you know what a beating your luggage can take. This stylish and sleek hardsided luggage from Victorinox Travel Gear's new Spectra™ Collection combines lightweight durability with 360 degree weightless movement to create the ultimate hardside travel case, offering guaranteed protection and handling ease to meet the demands of the modern traveler. Available from TRG Group (asi/90507). To order, go to www.trgcorporate.com
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Andy - G'Day, Mate

G'Day, Mate

The Australian outback is just a hop, skip and a jump away with this kangaroo pen. Great for schools and zoo promotions. Pad print imprint at the bottom. Available from Chulani Promotional Products. (asi/45100). To order, call (973) 279-6666 or go to www.chulani.com.


Week 48 - September 13, 2011

Kathy - Rain Date


Rain Date

With all the rain we've been having lately, these functional, comfortable, and fashionable Wet Wellies rain boots are timely and trendy and great for any campaign, but especially college and school promotions. They are from Neet Feet (asi/73525). To order, go to www.neetfeet.com.

Joe - Mini Product, Big Potential

Mini Product, Big Potential

This replica Mini Cooper actually houses a USB flash drive. The unit can be created to replicate any car making it a great giveaway at car shows or for auto dealers to give to potential buyers. The stick can be loaded with all the vehicle information as it can also be set up to launch websites with product special and offerings. Your clients don't sell cars? Well, have a custom unit built in the likeness of their products. Available from Oceantop USA Inc. (asi/74816). To order, call (561) 901-9142 or go to www.oceantopusa.com
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Andy - Dose Age

Dose Age

Promote both wealth and health by prescribing this handy dosage alarm that adheres right to the top of any medicine bottle. Consider this for pharmacies, seniors’ health charities, hospitals. Available from Dose Alert. (asi/77811). To order, call (877) 745-5846 or go to www.dose-alert.com.

Michele - Convenient Cakes!


Convenient Cakes!

These cupcake bags are a fabulous choice for bakeries, parties and all events festive in nature. Made of durable, high-quality nylon, these reusable bags are housed in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and blueberry cupcake cases. Available from Minya (asi/71370). To order, go to www.minyausa.com.


Week 47 - September 6, 2011

Kathy - Oh Poop


Oh Poop

Five balls of seeded moose poop "droppings" packaged with a full color header card for a fun holiday giveaway. When placed in soil and watered, they grow flowers! Allegedly, they are straight from the North Pole. See them for yourself from Symphony Seed Papers (asi/74930). To order, go to www.seedcards.com.

Joe - Face Off

Face Off

Cardboard hand fan can be created for virtually any face including cartoons, movie character, celebrities and plain old regular folks. They can be used to promote movie openings or as a sign of support for coaches or faculty members as well as for company employees. Available from Lion Circle Corp. (asi/67620). To order, call (773) 284-3650 or go to www.lioncircle.com
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Andy - Loud & Clear

Loud & Clear

Help power your clients to rock star status with these foldaway, perfectly portable speakers. Easily expandable for great music and harmonious promotion. Think consumer electronics, DJs and music retailers. Available from The Magnet Group. (asi/68507). To order, call (800) 458-9457 or go to www.themagnetgroup.com.


Week 46 - August 30, 2011

Kathy - Send Me A Lifeline


Send Me A Lifeline

Since 1988, the Student Lifeline Card has been providing free and unlimited emergency rides in the greater NY & NJ communities in getting students home in avoiding a drunk or menacing date situation or for a woman escaping danger or abuse. This is a great product for school safety, insurance companies and agents, etc. Available from American Student Books (asi/35624). To order, go to www.studentlifeline.com.

Joe - Touchy Pen

Touchy Pen

This twist action, slim profile, ball point pen has a rubber nub on the end meant for use on touch screen electronic devises. Users can operate any touch screen without getting fingers prints, smears, oil, dirt, etc., on the the screen. Perfect giveaway for retailers who sell such devices, for clients whose reps use touch screen devices and for tech repair companies. Available from Yafa Line Inc. (asi/98760). To order, call (800) 274-9232 or go to www.yafaline.com

Andy - Cold Storage

Good Point

Great for back-to-school, this is a gel-filled, freezable and dishwasher-safe storage container. Also recommended for delis, culinary schools and home goods retailers. Available from Bay State. (asi/38980). To order, call (866) 947-6708 or go to www.baystate.com.


Week 45 - August 23, 2011

Kathy - Cool in the School


Cool in the School

Even though my sons are in total denial, it's time to stock up on school supplies. Calibre International LLC (asi/43442) has a cool new plastic pen holder that also sits atop your book, acting as a bookmark. This is an inexpensive and practical item that's perfect for school and bookstore promotions. To order, click here.

Colin - Ready For Some Football?

Ready For Some Football?

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm more than ready for some football. This football bottle open is perfect for tailgates, cookouts or even just game time in the "Man Cave". Made of durable plastic with a pop-top insert. This unique marketing tool will remind customers of your company every time they look at their keys! Available from Openers Plus (asi/63073). To order, go to www.openersplus.com

C.J. - Reversible Fleece Jacket

Reversible Fleece Jacket

My closet has 10,000 fall jackets -- from fleeces to soft shells and everything in between. But with this jacket, I could get away with just one for the entire season. Of course it's water-resistant with a streamlined modern fit, but the fun part is that it's reversible -- one side fleece, one side silk-like pongee. Depending on the weather or your mood, you have a fall jacket to fit your needs. Available from Ash City USA (asi/37127). To order, call (866) 274-2489 or email customerservice@ashcity.com.

Nicole - Trendy Throw-Over Shirt


Trendy Throw-Over Shirt

Women’s burnout throw-over shirt (aa2667) made of 50% poly, 50% cotton burnout. Colors: Cobalt; mushroom; silver; true black; violet; and white. Great for giveaways for female employees and clients; also good for uniform pieces. Available from Alternative Apparel (asi/34850). To order, go to http://wholesale.alternativeapparel.com.


Week 44 - August 16, 2011

Andy - Pen Station


Pen Station

Keep your sales in the fast lane with this handy pen caddy featuring an adjustable clip that attaches to a vehicle’s air vent. Also comes with double-sided tape. Steer towards auto rentals, car washes or computer peripheral retailers. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). To order, call (203) 331-9100 or go to www.primeline.com.

Colin - Style & Function

Style and Function

I absolutely love this leather notebook I received from my friend Patrick at Rustico a while back debossed with my name. An extremely thoughtful gift. This high quality book is made in the US and comes in black, buckskin, burgundy, dark brown and saddle. Also, not only is it hand-made, but uses paper from recycled post-consumer-waste. The only issue is finding something else as nice when I fill it up. Available from Rustico (asi/84264). To order, go to www.rusticoleather.com

Michele - Get a Do Over!

Get a Do Over!

If you have clients like me who highlight printed information for a living, these erasable highlighters are ideal and make me want to say, "where have you been all my life?" Offered in a variety of colors and delightfully non-toxic (though it'd be nice if they still have that trippy smell). Available from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125). To order go to www.hitpromo.net.

Joe - Zip It


Zip It

The classic whiteboard, beloved by sports coaches the world over, has just received a modern upgrade. This retractable white board can be rolled up with the touch of a button and taken anywhere. In addition, it has a marker holder and a belt clip for easy transport. Available from Zipboard (asi/99039). To order, call (855) 947-2627 or go to www.thezipboard.com.


Week 43 - August 9, 2011

Andy - Measures Up


Measures Up

Build on your success with this handy tool featuring locking measuring tape and laser for precision leveling. Great product for contractors, lumber yards or trade apprenticeship programs. Available from The Magnet Group (asi/68507). To order, call (800) 458-9457 or go to www.themagnetgroup.com.

Kathy - Putt-Putt

Putt-Putt

Do you know that August is National Golf Month? The 19th Hole Golf Set is a great idea for tournament prizes and executive gifts. It’s from Prime Resources Corp. (asi/79530) and includes a golf putter cup and two golf balls fitted in a gift box. The putter cup is simulated leather with faux suede lining. To order, go to www.primeline.com

Michele - Love Handles

Love Handles

Words cannot express how much I ADORE this bag, which is the most stylish, fashion-forward thing I've seen in the industry in quite some time. Offered in black and red, it has a glossy, sleek exterior, a spacious main compartment and metal ring handles. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order go to www.leedsworld.com.

Joe - Scrub Up


Scrub Up

Lava soap contains ground pumice, a key reason why it’s so effective in removing paint, engine grease and even tar from the skin. This bar of lava soap bar is packaged in an imprintable plastic container. great for promotions geared to landscapers, painters, auto mechanics, construction workers, etc. Available from Natural Trends (asi/73497). To order, call (800) 753-9591 or go to www.naturaltrends.com/.


Week 42 - August 2, 2011

Andy - Neck Store


Neck Store

This combination lanyard and pen holder is available with a variety of options such as attachable ear protection and sunglass holders. Nice idea for sporting venues, concert promoters and hospitals. Available from Integrity Marketing (asi/62687). To order, call (888) 508-5445 or go to www.penyardz.com.

Kathy - Running Man

Running Man

High-school cross country teams and football teams will be in training this month and these are a great idea for any athletic program, as well as charity runs. Designed for runners, Handskins (TM) are thin, ultralight soft feeling gloves. Available from DeFeet International (asi/49018). To order go to www.defeet.com.

Michele - Cool Item, Great Cause

Cool Item, Great Cause

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's never to early to start planning ahead. This stylish watch -- in red-hot white -- has a silver sunray dial, calendar date, quartz movement and a two-year warranty. Best of all, part of the proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. Available from Express Time Source (asi/53411). To order, call (800) 677-7897 go to www.thepinkribbonwatch.com.


Week 41 - July 26, 2011

Andy - Time After Time


Time After Time

Keep clients on time and looking stylish with this silicone awareness bracelet that’s also a watch. Product is available in more than a dozen colors and can be screen-printed, embossed or debossed. Great for cause marketing and fundraising campaigns. Available from BamBams (asi/38228). To order, call (866) 913-4463 or go to www.bambams.com.

Kathy - Salute the Kernels

Salute the Kernels

I love the Mini Popcorn Party from The Chest (asi/44830). It includes: two mini 4CP popcorn boxes and a 100-calorie Orville Redenbacher microwave mini pack of popcorn. All three are packed in a resealable clear cello bag. To order, click here and scroll down to item BXC-105.

Michele - High & Dry

High and Dry

Keep your phones and electronics dry with this product from Bay State Specialties. There's no need to remove your electronic item from the case, and yes, you can listen and talk through the water proof vinyl pouch. Protect your important electronics while boating, on the beach, and/or camping so you're never out of touch again. Available from Bay State Specialties (asi/38980). To order go to www.baystate.com.

Joe - Whack Away


Whack Away

Looking for something fun for your client's next big event? well consider a custom created piñata. Piñatas can be crafted into a number or different shapes and figures and can be made in the likeness of any person desired. Great for corporate celebration, business grand openings, weddings and corporate parties. Available from Pinata Casa (asi/73969). To order, call (347) 746-2827 or go to www.99pinatas.com/.


Week 40 - July 19, 2011

Jake - Logoed Bandanna


Logoed Bandanna

Here is a great way to take advantage of the most popular design ever printed on a bandanna - the paisley. We make your logo part of the paisley pattern, adding it to the center, corners, or sides of the design. Your logo becomes part of the pattern, creating your own unique "custom paisley" bandanna. Available from Caro-line/Bandana (asi/44020). To order go to www.bandannapromotions.com.

Kathy - On Time

On Time

Whimsical Watches’ (asi/97073) photo watch is a unisex silver watch with an Italian leather band. It has Japanese quartz movement and a long-life battery. Wouldn’t this be a great concert souvenir, featuring a photo of the singer or band? Or how about a party favor, featuring the person of honor? To order go to www.whimsicalwatches.net or email sales@whimsicalwatches.net.

Jenn - Solar USB Charger

Solar USB Charger

The solar USB charger works for iPods, BlackBerries and most electronic devices. After allowing the charger to soak up the rays, you can plug in your USB device to charge your favorite device. Perfect for travelers who don't have access to a power source 24/7. Available from Calibre International (asi/43442). To order go to www.highcaliberline.com.

Dawn - Laser Pen


Laser Pen

Laser-pointer pen. Available from All In One (asi/34256). To order go to www.allinoneline.com/.


Week 39 - July 12, 2011

Nicole - Lap Top Bag


Lap Top Bag

From decorator Catalina Island Girl comes this retro-funky-cool ladies' Coquette Lap Top Bag, which measures 14.5" x 11.5" x 3". Perfect for client and star employee gifts. Available at www.catalinaislandgirl.com.

Kathy - Play The Slots

Play The Slots

This fun custom jackpot pen features a rotating inner barrel customized with your own full-color slot machine graphics. Slots change every time the plunger is pushed. This is not only great for casinos, but anyone who wants to take a gamble or anyone who has hit the jackpot in one way or another. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). To order go to www.primeline.com.

Michele - Mini Mouthfuls

Mini Mouthfuls

These individual-sized gourmet treat bags come with jellybeans, nuts, trail mix or single cookies and pieces of candy -- all delicious and perfect for your clients' offices and tradeshow booth as tasty giveaways. The packaging can be labeled with a four-color logo. Available from Fresh Beginnings (asi/55439). To order go to www.freshbeginnings.asisupplier.com.


Week 38 - July 5, 2011

Nicole - Camo Hat


Camo Hat

Rhinestone designs continue to be very popular on youth-focused hats. This rhinestone design from Pacific Sportswear & Emblems Co. uses the wide surface area offered by a cadet cap for an expansive skull and crossbones design. Available at www.drpatch.com.

Joe - Get The Glare Out

Get The Glare Out

These eye strips reduce glare and go a long way in foster team spirit. Perfect for team fundraisers and for sports clubs in general. Clients who run baseball tournaments can either sell or give to teams at registration. Also great for fall football programs. Available from Intuitive Innovation LLC (asi/62847). To order, call (701) 228-4104 or email glarestrips@gmail.com.

Andy - Rev It Up

Rev It Up

Build up your bottom line with these novel, ball-point pens. Remove the vehicle-shaped micro engines from their aluminum base and watch them zoom off. Pitch to construction, transit and shipping companies. Available from Private Label Executive Gifts (asi/79653). To order, call (408) 866-5500 or go to www.pleg.com.

Michele - Bootylicious!


Bootylicious!

A brand-spanking-new product in the ad specialty industry, the Booty Wrap is offered in four colors and three sizes and looks like a sweatshirt tied around your waist, but it's not -- it's a flat, bulk-free garment with sleeves and pockets to store your stash in style! Available at www.bootywrap.com or call (845) 398-9500.


Week 37 - June 28, 2011

Kathy - Something Smells Good


Something Smells Good

Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/50270) now offers scented saddle-shaped key holder, which come in a variety of colors with complementary scents. These would be great for car-dealer and real-estate promotions, any promotion where “success is key,” and also think about citrus for beverage companies, vanilla for ice cream shops, cinnamon for candy shops and more. To order, go to www.aakronline.com.

Michele - Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

This company's imprintable mini candy roll has five pieces of candy offered in peppermint (sugar-free too!) or cinnamon, and is a great handout for tradeshows, outdoor events and for office and conference room candy bowls. Available from A La Carte (asi/30350). To order, go to www.alacarteline.com.

Andy - Getting Warmer

Getting Warmer

For the upcoming biting winds of winter, keep in mind this oversized, hooded stadium blanket, accented by front buttons and a massive imprint area. Consider schools, sports teams and bands. Available from Towel Specialties (asi/91605). To order, call (800) 938-6935 or go to www.towelspecialties.com.


Week 36 - June 21, 2011

Kathy - OMG!


OMG!

Cell phone lingo slide guide helps parents keep up with their kids and alert them to cyber risks. Defines over 80 shortcuts, acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms teens and preteens use when sending cell-phone text messages and online instant messages. Also includes cybersmart tips plus info on cyberbullying and sexting. Available from Promotional Slide Guide Corp. (asi/79930). To order, go to www.thepositiveline.com.

Joe - Not Your Average Button


Not Your Average Button

This button is actually a 2-gig MP3 player. It can be pre-set with songs or songs can be downloaded onto it. A unique item for bands to promote and give away during their summer tours. Any audio files, like a corporate presentation can be downloaded as well so it works well as a trade show item. Available from Sound Line LLC (asi/88241). To order, call (973) 4100 or email info@soundline.com.

Andy - Band Together

Band Together

Make your mark this summer by pitching this sleek bracelet, featuring a unique cut-out area for a logo or slogan. After a few hours of tanning at the beach, an imprint will be left behind on a wearer’s skin. An ideal promotional item for swim clubs and resorts. Available from BamBams (asi/38228). To order, call (866) 913-4463 or go to www.bambams.com.

Michele - Take a Note...

 Take a Note

There are plenty of people like me out there, who still make notes on actual paper (gasp!) with an actual pen (OMG!). This compact notepad is perfect to carry in one's pocket or purse to quickly jot down reminders and to-do lists. And this supplier's ability to do stunning four-color process is a huge plus. Available from ModernLine (asi/65910). To order, go to www.modernline.com.


Week 35 - June 14, 2011

Kathy - Cool It Now


Cool It Now

The Simple and Cool Cooler is foil insulated with a main zippered compartment, but what makes this tote stand out from the crowd is that it is made from 50% recycled materials. It is available in 26 vibrant colors, so it will work for any type of promotion, but think schools and offices in particular. From Avaline (asi/37590). To order, go to www.avaline.com.

Joe - Fierce Face


Fierce Face

The rally face is reminiscent of throwback hockey goalie masks. However, this version has a cut out in the chin allowing the wearer to drink a beverage. A unique item for fans of all sports – high school, college, minor league, pros, etc. Also consider for other groups too, like cheer squads and marching band competitions. Available from Pure Brands Management Inc. (asi/80083). To order, call (902) 442-9266 or go to www.puregolfgroup.com.

Andy - Helpful Hub

Helpful Hub

Become a sales leader by offering this colorful, four-port USB hub, featuring an extended device cord. Consider software firms, gaming companies and digital camera manufacturers. Also can be a giveaway item at technology trade shows. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). To order, call (203) 331-9100 or go to www.primeline.com.

Michele - Star Spangled (& Sparkly) Banner

Star Spangled Banner

Perfect for Fourth of July parties and events, this pen is encrusted with over 250 crystals and can be personalized by adding a charm or subtle design. Available from Foxyware (asi/87605). To order, go to www.foxyware.com.


Week 34 - June 7, 2011

Kathy - Here Comes the Sun


Here Comes the Sun

And you can measure the strength of it with this very awesome product. Item is an ultraviolet meter watch with instructions on back. Of course this is a unique idea for day camps, special events, pool clubs, resorts and more. From Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/30270). To order, go to www.aakronline.com.

Joe - Sweet Treat


Sweet Treat

These pint-size cookies pack a powerful taste to satisfy any sweet tooth. They're handmade and are available in flavors like vanilla pecan and key lime pie. The cookies logoed tins and make a great party favor and a terrific sales rep calling card/leave behind. Makes a great thank you gift as well. Available from Sofia’s Cookies. (asi/88099). To order, call (800) 883-7041 or go to www.sofiacookies.com.

Andy - Be Cool

Be Cool

This insulated sports cooler includes side air-mesh pockets, a sleeve to hold an ice pack and a top flap design for extra storage. Think beverage companies, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and resort gift shops. Available from Continental Marketing (asi/46420). To order, call (800) 238-4858 or go to www.cmbags.com.

Michele - White Hot

White Hot

One of the hottest trends in fashion right now, especially with summer full swing, is white watches for women. This one, with its large face and rubberized band, is as stylish as it is sporty. Available from Express Time Source (asi/53411). To order, call (800) 677-7897 or go to www.expresspens.com.


Week 33 - May 31, 2011

Kathy - Ink Spot


Ink Spot

Magnetic pen pen clip can be clipped to your car visor or checkbook and can hold several sheets of paper. Or you can stick it to a fridge or file cabinet. From Magna-tel inc. (asi/68480). To order, go to www.magna-tel.com.

Joe - Tie It Up


Tie It Up

This awareness double sided highlighter & pen combo features the familiar awareness ribbon shape with a pink highlighter on one end and a black pen on the other. Just the thing to show your clients for breasdt cancer awareness programs. Available from Liqui-Mark Corp. (asi/67675). To order, call (800) 486-9005 or email info@liquimark.com.

Andy - Luggage Locator

Luggage Locator

Provide clients with a great way to find misplaced bags through this electronic luggage locator. The tracking system can trace personal items around the world and notifies travelers within seconds when luggage is found. Consider travel agencies, touring groups and salespeople who are frequent flyers. Available from Simply Think USA Group (asi/87344). To order, call (239) 262-8300 or go to www.simplythinkusa.com.

Michele - Feeling Blue? Or Purple?

Feeling Blue? Or Purple?

I loved these when they were out in the 70s, and begged my Mom for one. Now Thermographics has mood rings available for your clients, complete with a card that explains each color and what it means. Perfect for music festivals and events for high school and college students -- they'll love them! Available from Thermographics (asi/91100). To order go to www.thermographics.com.


Week 32 - May 24, 2011

Kathy - Puckin' Around


Puckin' Around

Hockey stick adirondack fir wood chair. From 4 Sizzle (asi/55213). To order, go to www.4sizzle.com.

Joe - Cool Cooler


Cool Cooler

The Recycooler has a waterproof inner shell, rigid cellulose board insulation and custom printable outside shell. Not only is it made of recycled material but it's also reusable and recyclable. Available from Recycool Inc. (asi/82500). To order, call (888) 973-2926 or email info@recycoolinc.com.

Andy - Bank It In

Bank It In

Cap off a sizzling summer of sales by offering this ceramic gas money bank, which includes a rubber stopper and a bright red finish. Great for banks, alternative energy companies and even racing teams. Available from IMC (asi/62820). To order, call (800) 331-6624 or go to www.imc-miracles.com.

Michele - Go to Shows in Style

Go to Shows in Style

This swanky and eye-catching lanyard has a very Juicy Couture-esque vibe and will make your clients stand out at any trade show or meeting. Available from Foxyware (asi/87605). To order, call (877) 241-6134.


Week 31 - May 17, 2011

C.J. - Scribble Tees


Scribble Tees

It’s a rule that kids will draw on just about anything – walls, furniture, clothing. So why not give them something that actually encourages it? This ScribbleTee comes with eight washable fabric markers that allow kids to draw in the design, and then do it all over again after one run through the wash. Available from Target Decorated Apparel (asi/90549). To order, call (800) 689-6461 or email info@targetda.com.

Kerry - Butterfly-Shape Fan


Butterfly-Shape Fan

Put your logo in their hands, with a high quality 22 point paper board, liquid laminated, glued wooden stick butterfly shaped fan. Over 100 stock shapes to choose from, hand fans are great promotional products for any advertising campaign at a budget price. Available from Lion Circle Corp. (asi/67620).

Chris - Camouflage Hat

Camouflage Hat

For brands that want their promotional headwear to convey an outdoors image, you can’t go wrong with Realltree patterned ball caps. Popular styles include the 360RT, a six panel, brushed cotton/polyester twill from Outdoor Cap Company, Inc. (asi/75420). To order, call (800) 826-6047 or go to www.outdoorcap.com.


Week 30 - May 10, 2011

Kathy - Lip Service


Lip Service

Brand-new from Clearly Organic (asi/51599) is their CHERRY LIMEADE SPF 15 all-natural lip balm! It's a great summer flavor and it's PALM-OIL FREE: palm oil plantations and harvesting are a direct cause of rain forest destruction. Plus it's gluten free, petroleum free and most importantly, part of the profits go to environmental causes. To order, go to www.clearlyorganiclips.com.

Andy - Tee Time


Tee Time

Score big with clients by pitching this neoprene-like ball caddy sleeve. The product can hold three golf balls, can clip to a bag and comes in five colors. Perfect for charity golf tournaments and fundraisers. Available from Evans Manufacturing (asi/52840). To order, call (800) 745-3826 or go to www.evans-mfg.com.

Joe - Here's To You

Here's To You

This European pilsner glass includes not only a client's imprint but a useable chalkboard as well ... a fun take on a classic glass style. Its write-on/erasable chalkboard will liven up any corporate event or party and makes a unique addition to your bar and nightclub clients' barware collection. Available from World Wide Lines Inc. (asi/98290). To order, call (800) 238-6391 or email customer.service@worldwideline.com.

Michele - Surf's Up

Surf's Up

Board Towelz surfboard-shaped towels are the must have product of the season. These velour towels are an enormous 32" x 80" and make the perfect lounge chair cover or beach towel. Perfect for incentive trips, "board" meetings, web surfing themes, company picnics, recognition programs and holiday gifts. Offered in lime, orange and turquoise.Available from Towel Specialties (asi/91605). To order, go to www.towelspecialties.com.


Week 29 - May 3, 2011

Kathy - Out Damn Spot!


Out Damn Spot!

The effective and proven national brand, OxiOut Emergency Stain Stick removes tough stains like tea, coffee, juice, cola, and wine quickly and easily with the power of oxygen. Easily fits in a glove compartment, purse, travel kit, or desk. It's from Natural Trends (asi/73497). To order, email sales@naturaltrends.com.

Andy - Play It Safe


Play It Safe

Promote safety among your clients with this triple-action flashlight, perimeter light and emergency light. Two colors are available and batteries are included. Think car rental companies, first responders and security companies. Available from Simplex Consulting (asi/87343). To order, go to www.simplexpromo.com.

Joe - The Squeaky Wheel

The Squeaky Wheel

WD-40 has been found in houses, garages, car trunks and basements for years and it's now available for the first time in the promotional products industry. The formula is used to stop squeaks, loosen rusted bolts and drive out moisture. Custom-printed cans of WD-40 are perfect for promotions geared to home owners, do-it-yourselfers as well as auto mechanics and drivers alike. Available from Natural Trends (asi/73497). To order, call (800) 753-9591 or email sales@naturaltrends.com.

Michele - Get Your Foot in the Door

Get Your Foot in the Door

Designed by Liz Dubois and Anthony Petrie for IMC's line, this promotional doorstop features a firm grip rubber coating to hold your door open in style. Available in black or red and packaged in a clear drawstring shoe bag. Available from IMC (asi/62820). To order, go to www.imc-miracles.com.


Week 28 - April 26, 2011

Kathy - Have A Heart


Have A Heart

Heart-shaped jeweled USB drive necklace, 2 GB. From Foxyware Rhinestone Glassware (asi/87605). Great wedding or party favor. To order, call (888) 993-7334.

Andy - Stick To It


Stick To It

Taking dual-purpose items to a new and unusual level, this item is a USB stick that can also be used to open bottles. The drive can be silk-screened or laser-engraved, and pre-loaded with promotional content. Excellent for club promotions, beer festivals and summer fairs. Available from iClick (asi/62124). To order, call (800) 456-9177 or go to www.iclick.com.

Joe - Two-Faced Towel

Now Hear This

This microfiber Scrubber towel is made of ultra-soft 100% microfiber polyester velour on the front side with scrubber loops on the back. It can be printed edge-to-edge with fine details. Pitch to country clubs, gold courses, golf teams and your corporate clients who host golf tournaments and outings. Available from Terry Town (asi/90913). To order, call (800) 742-9793 or email sales@terrytowninc.com.

Larry - Louisville Slugger

Louisville Slugger

Louisville slugger bat, from Hillerich-Bradsby Co. (asi/60835). To order, call (800) 282-2287 or email nancy.millett@slugger.com


Week 27 - April 12, 2011

Kathy - Road Trip!


Road Trip!

National Geographic Society (asi/73393) presents "Drives of a Lifetime: Where to Go, Why to Go, When to Go." This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes. This is perfect for tourism boards, auto dealers, car shows, and travel agents. For more information, email jmcfeely@ngs.org.

Andy - Chill Out


Chill Out

Help clients keep their food and drink on ice this summer with this Arctic Zone cooler available in 10 colorful designs. An ideal promotional item for sporting events, company picnics and concert tours. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order, call (866) 533-3724 or go to www.leedsworld.com.

Joe - Now Hear This

Now Hear This

Audio Star is a set of compact twin stereo speakers that can be used for computers and portable music players. The resonance domes pop up for strong bass sound and the battery is rechargeable via USB or wall outlet. Full charged units allow for six hours of play time. Available from ALL-IN-ONE (asi/34256). To order, call (800) 843-7367 or email orders@allinoneline.com.

Michele - Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

New from Dard Products is its line of gourmet desserts, including Signature Toffee covered in milk chocolate, Creamy White Chocolate popcorn and Ultimate Milk Chocolate caramel apples. The packaging and pricing are as appetizing as the treats! Available from Dard Products (asi/48500). To order, go to www.tagmaster.net.


Week 26 - April 5, 2011

Kathy - Caps Off


Caps Off

This silver graduation cap key chain is perfect for upcoming graduations. Even think of this for college recruitment programs; you can give it out to prospects with the college's name and "Class of ...". From Goodfaire Corp. (asi/576980). For more information, email sales@goodfaire.com.

Andy - Band Together


Band Together

Focus on fitness without the over-sized price tag by offering these heavyweight 48” strength training bands. The bands are available in four colors and allow for a one-location imprint. Great for gyms, rehab centers or even employee wellness programs. Available from Ad Products Bazaar Inc. (asi/31522). To order, call (888) 447-2441 or go to www.bazaarline.com.

Joe - Flip Your Lid

Flip Your Lid

This skin is a lightweight, breathable, water-resistant and light-reflective cover that fits most bike helmet sizes from child to adult. The skin has a patented design that works with many helmet styles and comes with a back zip closure for custom fit. Available from NuLine Concepts Inc. (asi/90864). To order, call (630) 687-1388 or email roy@mydomz.com.

Michele - Street Chic

Street Chic

From this company's Soren line comes this fashion-forward Grommet Tote which has a large main compartment to provide ample storage for catalogs, magazines and accessories. Offered in a wide array of colors, it's available from TRG Group (asi/90507). To order, go to www.trgcorporate.com.


Week 25 - March 29, 2011

Kathy - The Grass Is Greener


The Grass Is Greener

The Turf 'n Tin from Specialty Candle Company (asi/88591) is a 16 oz. tin container, wheat grass seed and soil. You can grow green grass right at your own desk. This is a fun idea for realtors, landscapers and any growth-themed or spring promotion. Plus for employees with windowless offices, it's nice to be able to experience a bit of the outdoors during the day. For more information, call 888-485-4900.

Andy - Clever Coloring


Clever Coloring

Sniff out new business and help clients gain more notoriety with these educational coloring and activity books. Each book is themed with positive messages for kids. Think day care centers and youth tutoring programs, as well as police and fire departments that often have children visit. Available from Coloring Book Solutions (asi/45815). To order, call (800) 455-5105 or go to http://coloringbooks.asisupplier.com.

Joe - Toss Me A Beer

Toss Me A Beer

The CAN-iN-BALL is a totally unique beverage cooler that holds your favorite beverage while open. Place a can inside and twist on the end and a beer, or other beverage, can be tossed to another. Neat idea for football teams, games and tailgating events. Available from Positive Outcomes (asi/79043). To order, call (636) 449-5590 or email info@positiveoutcomesinc.com.

Michele - Metal Head

Metal Head

Perfect for the music or youth-based industries, this company's items are like objets d'art using metal as the medium. These business cards, for example, would make anyone stand out as hip, unique and edgy among a sea of staid white-paper cards. Available from Steel Threads (asi/89475). To order, go to www.steelthreads.com.


Week 24 - March 22, 2011

Kathy - Bug Off!


Bug Off!

Insect Shield T-shirts are super high-performance. Not only are they moisture-wicking, they have UV protection and are treated with an odorless bug repellent to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants and more. Just right for summer activities. From Zorrel International (asi/99550). For more information, email info@zorrel.com.

Jake - Pom-Pom Hats


Pom-Pom Hats

Check out these hip pom-pom winter hats as seen on the band Dr. Dog, which is perfect for combating late season chills as you swoosh down the slopes or just looking slick out in the world. Available Wisconsin Knitwear Inc. (asi/97595). To order, call (877) 572-1929 or go to www.knithats.com/.

Joan - Double Delight

Double Delight

This Upper West Side wine case traveler holds two bottles of wine and is made of cowhide leather and includes a corkscrew. The zippered case is padded and lined with luxurious faux suede, and is great for hospitality and travel programs. Available from Leeman Designs-Prime Line (asi/66920). To order, call (203) 331-9100 or go to www.leemandesigns.com.

Michele - Fashion Flashback

Fashion Flashback

This 14k yellow-gold charm is ripped right from the halcyon disco days of the 70s. It's a great accessory as well as a fashionable way to make personal statement about oneself. Adorable, unique and intricate, these detailed charms come in all the letters of the alphabet, each one encrusted with rhinestones. Available from American Apparel (asi/35297). To order, email info@americanapparel.net.


Week 23 - March 15, 2011

Kathy - Runaway


Runaway

Running Man Pedometer features top-view LCD display for easy monitoring. Tracks up to 99,999 steps. Non-replaceable battery. And it's patent pending. From Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730). For more information, go to www.arielpremium.com.

Joe - Map It Out


Map It Out

This event Invitation shows how the Single Popout with Gatefold item was used to deliver a customized and helpful invitation as a self-mailer. It was fully customized and features maps of the Vegas Strip and Central Las Vegas. It works for any client holding an offsite meeting or those who run trade shows and conventions. Available PopOut Products LLC (asi/68650). To order, call (888) 677-8570 or email info@popoutproducts.com.

Andy - The Clear Choice

The Clear Choice

Keep clients happy and your bottom line healthy by pitching this protective, transparent anti-bacterial keyboard film. Product is also waterproof and dustproof. Consider school districts, hospitals and libraries. Available from Pingline (asi/78137). To order, call (800) 708-8918 or go to www.pingline.com.

Michele - Kick Up Your Flats

Kick Up Your Flats

These completely rollable, foldable and portable flats are perfect for ladies at formal events who need to shed their stilettos. Waterproof and skidproof, they fit in the smallest bag and come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. Celebs love them and so will your clients! Available from Footzyrolls (asi/54915). To order, go to www.footzyrolls.com.


Week 22 - March 8, 2011

Kathy - Hole In One


Hole in One

Check out this great new golf award, which is perfect for all those upcoming tournaments. It’s the Antigravi-Tee levitating golf ball suspended over a golf tee, with a plate for engraving a winner’s name, tournament title, etc. It’s from English Creek Products (asi/52494). You can call (609) 653-6599 and ask for Ron.

Joe - Ready. Aim. OINK!


Ready. Aim. OINK!

Squeezable pig comes with six balls. Load up his nose and fire away. A fun product to be used at corporate brainstorming sessions or for barbeque restaurants. Available from Hog Wild LLC (asi/61228). To order, call (877) 517-8787 or email Kristi@hogwildtoys.com

Nicole - Cool Camo Chick

Cool Camo Chick

This well-cut, trendy Juniors Vintage Wash Long Sleeve Zip Hoodie is ultra-soft in 6.2-oz., combed ring-spun,100% cotton. Comes in traditional Army Green, Black and Brown, and in fun colors, such as Bubblegum Pink; Charcoal; Dark Green; Hot Pink; Indigo; Silver; and Wine. Available from Kavio! (asi/64512). To order, go to www.kavio.com.

Michele - Find Your Balance

Find Your Balance

Feeling is believing! Perfect for health- and fitness-conscious clients, the Balance 3000 bracelet is based on the idea of optimizing the body's natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many oriental philosophies. Offered in black, navy and white, one size fits all. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order, go to www.leedsworld.com.


Week 21 - March 1, 2011

Kathy - Wine Time


Wine Time

This wine aroma kit includes 12 characteristic aromas, informative scent cards, a brochure and an interactive notepad. Wine appreciation is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America and this kit is perfect for hobbyists, vineyards, liquor stores and more. From Spector & Co. (asi/88660). You can go to www.spectorandco.com.

Joe - Rock Star


Rock Star

The paper in this notepad is made from rocks. Since no trees or bleach (paper is naturally white) are used in the manufacturing process it's eco-friendly. The paper is compostable, tear and water resistant. In addition the user can write on it with a pen, pencil or metal object like a car key. Great for any Earth Day (April 22) promotion. Available from Bannerpen (asi/38297). To order, call (514) 495-9040 or email info@bannerpen.ca

Chris - Rising Heat

Rising Heat

New from KTI Networks, Inc. (asi/63776) is this eco-friendly thermometer, which is made and packaged with recyclable material. When you stick the thermometer to a window using its attached suction cup, the device reads the outside temperature. KTI says it’s a great product to use when targeting homeowners, especially those with school-aged kids.

Michele - Get Your Licks In

Get Your Licks In

This fabulously yummy Chocolate Message Bar Pop is shaped like an old fashioned fudge bar and imprinted on the handle and on the hidden part of the handle under the chocolate with edible ink. Perfect for upcoming warm-weather company barbeques! Available from A La Carte (asi/30350). To order, email mike@alacarteline.com.


Week 20 - Feb 22, 2011

Kathy - Light Up the Night


Light Up the Night

One pair of light-up shoelaces from Winning Victory (asi/97550). Fun for track teams, running clubs, school pride, special events and more. If I owned a pair of sneakers, I would want these. You can email adam@winning-v.com.

Joe - Light Bright


Light Bright

This flat, hand-sized flashlight features four bright LED bulbs and a full color imprint. It also has a magnetic back which allows the user to place on a refrigerator door. Great fro clients who've traditionally use magnets as well as for any company targeting home owners. Available from The Bentcil Company (asi/39850). To order, call (800) 236-8245 or email cs@bentcil.com

Andy - Get A Grip

Get A Grip

Win new clients and hold on to current ones by offering this unique hand spray, designed to improve a golfer’s grip on clubs. Call on pro shops, club fitters and golf instructors. Available from Quick Grip Golf Inc. (asi/80232). To order, call 516-318-2829 or go to www.quickgripgolf.com.

Nicole - Strapless Dress

Strapless Dress

This fashionable strapless dress (3002) -- which is made from 100% polyester football jersey material -- is great for college fans, high school fans and groups, sorority recruitment, youth sports, drill teams, cheer squads, pep squads, school uniforms, restaurant uniforms and corporate sporting events. Available from Girlie Game Gear (asi/57051). To order, go to www.girliegamegear.com.


Week 19 - Feb 15, 2011

Kathy - Cleaning Crew


Cleaning Crew

Sweeper people pens from All-in-One (asi/34256) have crazy-looking, static-free hair that sweeps away the dust on your keyboard! Fun idea for schools, offices and homes. You can email orders@allinoneline.com.

Joan - Doctor in a Bottle


Doctor in a Bottle

This dress-up sanitizer holds 2.2 oz. of citrus scented sanitizer and has a flip-top lid. You can create a custom outfit or choose from 22 stock outfits. Available from Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/30270). To order, go to www.aakronline.com

Andy - Way To Save

Way To Save

Shortening each shower you take by one or two minutes will help conserve up to 150 gallons of water every month. Give your clients another eco-friendly idea by pitching this H20 conservation kit, containing a toilet tank water saver, a cycle diverter and a silent leak detector. Available from Energy Saving Products, Inc. (asi/52483). To order, call 877-430-0377 or go to www.energysavingproductsinc.com.

Andy V. (Intern) - Bleacher Bums

Bleacher Bums

Forget sitting on cold, metal bleachers at the next high-school football game. Parents will stay warm when wearing this stadium jacket with a built-in seat that unfolds from the jacket. The jacket also compresses into its own bag for convenient storage. Available from Outwrap. Available from Outwrap. To order, go to www.outwrap.com.


Week 18 - Feb 8, 2011

Kathy - In the Spotlight


In the Spotlight

Umbrella in a tube/flashlight. It's from The Magnet Group (asi/68507). The tube acts as a carrying case and the flashlight handle and the flashlight is powered by a strong LED bulb. Great for spring promotions, auto-related programs (keep one in the car) and safety programs. You can email orders@themagnetgroup.com.

Joe - Bowled Over


Bowled Over

This etched crystal bowl makes a stunning award for a golf tournament, sales contest winner, sports champ, etc. Bowl stands on a finished walnut base. Available from Art Crystal LTD (asi/36965). To order, call (800) 347-2921 or email shon@artcrystalltd.com

Andy - Skype Phone

Skype Phone

Perfect for frequent business travelers, this two-in-one device is both an optical mouse and a Skype Internet phone. Fourteen different imprint colors are available. Call on tech companies, mobile communications dealers and firms that serve overseas clients. Available from All-In-One (asi/34256). To order, call (800) 843-7367 or go to www.allinoneline.com.

Michele - Small, But Stylish

Small, But Stylish

A brand new item I snapped up at the ASI Orlando Show, this mini compact (only about 1" x 1") keychain is ideal for any fashionista on the go, and the domed, four-color imprinting looks stunning. Available from Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140). To order, go to www.pinnacledesigns.com.


Week 17 - Feb 1, 2011

Kathy - Lunch in Style


Lunch in Style

This is not your average insulated lunch tote and would be appreciated by any female employee or college student. It's made in fashion colors and is adorned with a sequined flower on the front. It's from J J I International (asi/62999). You can email info@jjiinternational.com.

Joe - Wicked Pick


Wicked Pick

The imprint on this guitar-pick keytag is of high quality. Item is perfect for band promotions, music teachers and music shops. Available from Zoogee World Inc, (asi/99280). To order, email reception@zoogee.com

Andy - Reverse Course

Reverse Course

This two-sided beverage holder is durable and collapsible, and offers up to three imprint locations. Think bars, breweries or sporting events--perfect for upcoming March Madness promos. Available from American Zebra (asi/35745). To order, email sales@americanzebra.net.

Michele - Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Enjoy these bright, 1.5 oz. sampler cups at your next event. Great for tasting your favorite cordial, these translucent samplers -- offered in blue, red, orange and yellow -- ensure your brand is front and center. Available from Bay State Specialty Co. (asi/38980). To order, go to www.baystate.com.


Week 16 - Jan. 18, 2011

Kathy - Fine-Tuned


Fine-Tuned

Here's a very cool Grand Piano cheese board set with a hinged lid and recessed tools. It includes four stainless-steel serving utensils with bamboo handles. And it's made from natural bamboo wood. Perfect for any music-related promotion and anyone who likes cheese. You can email sales@ascotpromotional.com.

Joe - Lux Accessory


Lux Accessory

This leather padfolio has directions for either right handed or left handed use and features inside and outside pockets. makes a great new employee gift or a gift for VIPs. Scully Leather (asi/86020). To order, email dscully4@scullyleather.com

Andy - Double Duty

Double Duty

Multi-function tools rule. Offering two options that go great together, this pizza cutter and bottle opener combo is dishwasher safe and available in several colors. Consider pizzerias and restaurants. Could also make a great fundraising item. Available from Nationwide Promotions LLC (asi/73464). To order, email sales@nwpromos.com.

Michele - Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

One of the coolest little toys ever. Once your client has one on his desk, visitors will never put it down. Offered in many different colors and styles. Available from Prime Line (asi/79530). To order, go to www.primeline.com.


Week 15 - Jan. 11, 2011

Kathy - Play Misty for Me


Play Misty for Me

Perfect for office, home or travel, the mini USB air humidifier from Starline USA (asi/ 89320) silently disburses a cool mist that improves air quality associated with dry air. Features 2 misting levels while setting the mood with a blue illumination. Continuous for one hour, then automatically switches to intermittent or select intermittent immediately. You can email ntasca@starline.com.

Joe - Keeping Score


Keeping Score

Golf log has a natural grain cover and 96 printed score pages so golfers can log in each round played. The weathered patina of the cover will deepen and look better with age. Great for a golf club membership drive, as a tee gift for golf tournaments or for golfers in a corporate league. Available from Rustico LLC (asi/84264). To order, email sales@rusticoleather.com

Andy - Keep Listening

Keep Listening

Keep warm and fit with this innovative mp3-enabled head warmer that can also neatly contain earbuds. Made of moisture-wicking fleece, the product has a pocket for mp3 players. Pitch to running clubs, race organizers and fitness camps. Available from Limb Gear (asi/67554). To order, email tyson@limbgear.com.

C.J. - Movie Marketing Magic

Movie Marketing Magic

Maybe the movie wasn't so hot, but this innovative decoration certainly is. Created for the Sex and the City 2 premiere, this v-neck shirt was screenprinted with dangling sunglasses and the movie logo on the back. Available from AddVenture Products Inc. (asi/31940). To order, email info@addv.com.


Week 14 - Jan. 4, 2011

Kathy - Chocolate Fix


Something Smells Good

This hand-crafted lip balm from Custom HBC Corp. (asi/47934) is made in small batches with real chocolate and all natural flavorings. It's the perfect winter-time promotion; think Valentine's Day too. You can get it in flavors like dark chocolate blended with espresso, white chocolate chai tea and milk chocolate with orange zest. You can email info@customhbc.com.

Joe - Growth Journal


Growth Journal

This journal includes 40 unlined sheets of paper with a cover manufactured of all natural, biodegradable seeded paper. When the end-user is done with the journal she can simply plant it and wildflowers will grow. A great product for eco-friendly promotions and campaigns for this year's Earth Day festivities. Available from Okina/Symphony Seed Papers (asi/74930). To order, email laura@seedcards.com

Andy - Get Smart

Get Smart

First aid training could save someone’s life. This safety-tips pocket slider includes information on choking, bites, head injuries, burns and even CPR. Think emergency responders and relief agencies. Available from Firstpoint International (asi/54405). To order, email info@betterlifeline.com.

Michele - Candy Land

Candy Land

This nostalgic dispenser evokes the childhood memories of the local candy store and their multi-colored array of delicious confections. A half-pound standard assortment of America's favorite jelly beans, the JELLY BELLY® is included, and the wooden cover is firebranded with your client's imprint. Available from Maple Ridge Farms (asi/68680); To order, email marketing@mapleridge.com


Week 13 - Dec. 28, 2010

Kathy - Something Smells Good


Something Smells Good

Clique Here (asi/45356) offers scented T-shirts like fruits, chocolate, seasonal scents and more. The scents remain through multiple washes using Durascent Ink Technology. You can go to their website for their Top 40 Scents (www.cliquehere.com). You can email Bill Wallace at bwallace@cliquehere.com.

Joe - Over The Shoulder


Over The Shoulder

This adventure sport sling backpack is made of 600D polyester and 300D ripstop polyester with PVC backing. It features a diagonal dual-zippered opening to main compartment with build-in iPod or CD holder with earport. A perfect fit for campaigns aimed at high school and college students, gym members and commuters. Available from Banaka Inc. (asi/38243). To order, email info@banaka.net

Andy - Fully Loaded

Fully Loaded

This clock is packed with features: monitors outdoor and indoor temperature, projects data – time and outside temperature – on wall or ceiling (up to 90°), has atomic time and date with manual setting, automatically updates for Daylight Saving Time, displays perpetual calendar, includes time alarm with snooze and an AC power adapter. Available from RFGLine (asi/82283). To order, go to www.rfgline.com.

Michele - Ring Of Bling

Ring Of Bling

I use one of these for my keys, and always get compliments on my rockin' rock! The Bling Ring key tag is a super-huge faux diamond (or other colored stone) offered in either silver or gold tone. Your client's logo hangs from the enamel message tag. Available from Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140); To order, email info@pinnacledesigns.com


Week 12 - Dec. 21, 2010

Kathy - To A Tee


To A Tee

Golden Goods USA (asi/57695) partners Jeff Scult and Jeffrey Levine have the goods, as the name implies, when it comes to stylish and high-quality industry apparel. One of their hot new items is item GG 600, a unique unisex fashion hoodie, made from 100% combed ringspun Jersey cotton T-shirt fabric. To order, email jscult@goldengoodsusa.com.

Joe - We Got You Covered


We Got You Covered

Keyboard protective film protects computer keyboard from dust, dirt and spilled liquids. It also includes anti-microbial properties so it also protects the user from unwanted germs. Great idea for computer training firms, conventions centers and traveling sales reps. Available from Pingline (asi/78137). To order, email artwork@pingline.com

Andy - On A Roll

On A Roll

Reward your loyal clients with this roll-up style, 100% polyester fleece stadium blanket, featuring a matching flap and handle, as well as a hook-and-loop closure. Makes a great item for a youth sports or band fundraiser. Available from Crown Products (asi/47700). To order, email customerservice@crownprod.com.

Michele - Party Like A Rock Star!

Party Like A Rock Star

The Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo was first introduced on their classic 1971 album, "Sticky Fingers" and has become one of the world's most iconic images. When placed on a wine bottle, it's also a perfect gift for all your favorite music lovers and party animals to help them get their ya-yas out. Different wine blends are offered. Available from Celebration Cellars (asi/443666); To order, email colleen@celebrationcellars.com


Week 11 - Dec. 14, 2010

Kathy - Grab Some Plaid


Grab Some Plaid

Plaid is big! Bamboo plaid scarves from Wolfmark (asi/98085) are available in six fashionable patterns and are 10" x 78" including 3" rope fringe. These scarves are incredibly soft and are perfect for embroidery. Contact Bruce at: 800 621 3435.

Joe - Sound Sensation


Sound Sensation

This mini, accordion style speaker packs quite a wallop. Compatible with MP3 players, iPods, PCs, laptops, mobile phones and PSPs it affords rich and loud sound. A great idea for any industry associated with sound -- radio stations, electronics stores, music stores etc. Available from Think Geek (asi/91123). To order, email brett@thinkgeek.com

Andy - Into A Scrape

Into A Scrape

Be prepared for Mother Nature’s winter wrath with this handy ice scraper that connects to a lined mitt to keep hands warm. Pitch to auto dealerships, rental car agencies and snow removal companies. Available from Justin Case (asi/63711). To order, email info@bagdesigns.com.

C.J. - Take to the Seas

Take to the Seas

The dilemma: How do you look classy on the high seas without raiding Captain Stubing's closet? Try this nautical-inspired summer jacket, which offers just the right amount of weight and comfort. Not only do the striped collar and sleeves echo the popular nautical trend, but its 100% polyester water repellent exterior means it's equally functional in open water. Available from James Harvest Sportswear (asi/63117); To order, email info@james-harvest.ca


Week 10 - Dec. 7, 2010

Kathy - It Gives Me Paws


It Gives Me Paws

COMING SOON! Protect your pooch's paw pads in the frosty winter with natural paw balm from Solar Advertising (asi/88148). The product will be in by the end of the month, and they can take pre-orders. For more info, contact: 866-851-2502.

Joe - Walk Tall


Walk Tall

This wooden hiking stick is made of natural wood and sports a carved emblem. Great for outdoor-themed promotion but also a great incentive item that represent the "miles two companies traveled together." Suitable for hanging on a wall or leaning in a corner. Available from Atteff International (asi/37455).
To order, email sales@atteff.com

Andy - Kindling Sales

Kindling Sales

This genuine leather case, made to hold an Amazon Kindle, is accented with special safety features, including elastic bands and deep leather pockets. A great item for an employee rewards program. Available from Royce Leather (asi/52390). To order, email royce@verizon.net.

Michele - Get Carded!

Get Carded!

With trade show season right around the corner, now's the time to get a snazzy new businesscard holder for yourself and your clients. This style, "Colorplay," is 4" x 3" and constructed of leather with a brushed chrome trim and back, felt lining and a hidden magnetic closure. Offered in an array of vibrant colors. Available from Spector & Co. (asi/88631); To order, email info@spectorandco.ca


Week 9 - Nov. 30, 2010

Kathy - Just Ducky!


Just Ducky

CelebriDucks (asi/44398), the original creator of the first ever celebrity rubber ducks is releasing their new Canard line (ka-nard - French for duck) of Cupcake, Coffee, Wine, and Chocolate-themed limited-edition rubber ducks just in time for the holidays. Contact Craig Wolfe at info@celebriducks.com.

Joe - Dining Guide


Listen To This

Customization has now come to the world-famous Zagat Dining Guide. Your clients in the trade show industry, event industry, travel industry etc. will have the opportunity to target their clients with a dining guide that highlights all the hot eateries nearby. Also good for huge sporting events and movie premiers.Available from Zagat Survey LLC (asi/98908).
To order, go to www.solutions.zagat.com

Nicole - Burnout Tunic

Burnout Tunic

This women's short sleeve burnout tunic is made of 50% poly, 50% cotton burnout. Burnout fabric has been put through an extensive process producing a weathered look and feel. Burnout material knits together a blend of cotton and polyester and then burns the cotton out. From Alternative Apparel (asi/34850). To order, email info@alternativeapparel.com.

Michele - Mother's Little Helper

Winter Warmup

Ideal for pharmacies, pharmacy colleges or those who love pharmaceuticals, this patented Capsule Stapler has sticky flags that color-coordinate with the capsule color -- offered in red, yellow, blue and purple. Available from Dard Products Inc. (asi/48500); To order, go to www.tagmaster.net


Week 8 - Nov. 23, 2010

Kathy - Score!


Score!

Team hoodie backpack tote cinches closed and has a decorative kangaroo pocket. From Leed's (asi/66887), 866-533-3724. This is perfect for schools and team fundraisers, as well as giveaways at minor leagues sports games.

C.J. - Listen To This


Listen To This

The integration of apparel and electronics is just beginning, and the MP3 Hoodie Buddie is at the forefront of the movement. This nifty sweatshirt has ear buds built into the drawstrings and an audio jack in the front side pocket to play your iPod. And the ingenious part? It's completely washable, every single part of it. Available from Sunscope (asi/90075). To order, email orders@sunscopeusa.com

Larry - Action Figures

Action Figures

A custom action figure similar to a "GI Joe" action toy. They can work with you to design and build your own action figure that has rotating arms, legs, waist, and head. Completely custom, from a unique head sculpt based upon art or a photo you provide, to the clothing and paint. Available from AdVantage Line (asi/31570).

Dana - Winter Warmup

Winter Warmup

Whether it's your morning coffee, homemade soup or hot cocoa, this versatile mug is a must-have this winter season. The two-tone 9.5-oz ceramic mug comes with a matching spoon that fits in the handle. Features a sleek black exterior with a vibrant interior in your choice of seven colors.To order, go to www.adsuninc.com.


Week 7 - Nov. 16, 2010

Kathy - Got Milk?


Got Milk?

Magic Milk Straws from FMMI Specialties (asi/54909) takes plain old boring milk and turns it into a sweet treat in a variety of flavors: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and cookies and cream. Plus they are all natural and gluten-free and are a fun idea for schools and day-care centers. Call 952-894-0110.

Joe - Marked for Success


Marked for Success

This unique ball point pen is fashioned after a football first down marker. Fans will surely want to get their hands on one. A fantastic product for beverage companies, football leagues and any company that wants to "score" points with clients and prospects. Available from 1st & 10 Pen (asi/54328). To order, email norm@firstandtenpen.com

Michele - Snuggle Up!

Snuggle Up

New from Sweda, the "Snuggle Me" micro fleece blanket is perfect for chilly winter days. Large enough to wrap your body in, it's 55" x 70" and has two oversized arm sleeves and a front pocket. Soft and comfortable, it's offered in many bold attractive colors and on sale at 40% off until the end of November. Available from Sweda (asi/90305). To order, go to www.swedausa.com.

Andy - Keyed In

Keyed In

Be at the forefront of tech trends with this auto web key. When the key is plugged into a computer, your client's website pops up. Perfect for car manufacturers, dealerships, rental agencies and repair shops. Could also be a unique business card. Available from All-In-One (asi/34256). orders@allinoneline.com.


Week 6 - Nov. 9, 2010

Kathy - Sweet Holiday Idea


Sweet Treat

Reusable 16-oz. acrylic tumbler with a candy cane straw comes with candy canes inside. From Gordon Sinclair (asi/57800). Call 800-226-0808.

Joe - Head And Neck Wrap


Head And Neck Wrap

This smart pad offers both hot and cold relief depending on the need. For lower back pain, the pad can heated up in a microwave and applied to the necessary area. For a sore knee the pad should be placed in the freezer for a cold treatment. A unique idea for spas, gyms and athletic teams. Available from TheraPearl (asi/91084). To order, email sales@therapearl.com

Joan - A Real Winner

A Real Winner

Radiance art glass features graceful blends of color that reach up and out. This amazing glass award would make an ideal gift to honor reps who reach new heights or for special employee milestones. Available from The Magnet Group (asi/68507). To order, email orders@themagnetgroup.com.

Nicole - Biker Chick Jacket

Bike Chick Jacket

From Cockpit USA (asi/43022) – a women's motor cycle cafe racer jacket. Crafted from the softest supple calf skin with a smooth surface. flattering compliment to any woman from fashion conscious Madison Avenue to the rough and open road riders. Made in USA, www.cockpitusa.com.


Week 5 - Nov. 2, 2010

Kathy - Thumbs Up


Thumbs Up

"Text-free Driver" thumb band from BamBams (asi/38228) is a reminder to drivers who wear it about the dangers of texting and driving; 28% of accidents are texting-related. This is an ideal product for driving schools and licensing centers. Contact Jeff Allen: jeff@bambams.com.

Joe - Head And Neck Wrap


Head And Neck Wrap

Minimize the number of winter garments that end-users must pile on this season with a black hooded scarf (HoodieScarf500) made of 100% polyester fleece. It features an 11" hood and a plush, anti-pilling finish. Available from Suntex (asi/90160). To order, email art@suntexindustries.com

Michele - Star Trek Pizza Cutter

Pizza Cutter

Exclusively designed by the dorky though ingenious minds at Think Geek, we have a metal pizza cutter in the shape of the famed Star Trek Enterprise (all nerds bow to pay homage). Perfect for Sci-Fi fans and those in the tech industry. Available from Think Geek (asi/91123). To order, email brett@thinkgeek.com.

Andy - Spicy Fare

Cajun Seasoning

Bring a taste of New Orleans to your clients with this Cajun blackening seasoning, an ideal coating for fish. Consider seafood markets, street fairs and cooking schools. Items can be customized to feature any marketing message. Available from Ingredients Corporation of America (asi/62649). To order, email sherri4@memphi.net.


Week 4 - Oct. 26, 2010

Kathy - School A Fish


Fish School

The R2 Fish School is a complete training system that includes everything you need to teach your fish really amazing tricks. The kit explains in simple, detailed steps how to easily train your fish. Teach your fish to play fetch, shoot hoops, swim the slalom, do the limbo and more! For more information go to www.r2fishschool.com.

Joe - Fits Like A ...


Work Gloves

This sturdy pair of work gloves is just the thing for your clients in the construction industry as the will not only keep hands warm this upcoming winter but they will also protect the wearer from injury. In addition, they will work well in promotions geared to homeowners. Available from Atteff international Inc. (asi/37455). To order, email sales@atteff.com

Michele - Carried Away

Computer Bag

Rarely are women's computer bags this sleek, stylish and couture-inspired. From Gemline, the Life In Motion Capri computer bag is constructed of black microfiber and croc-stamped simulated leather, and is roomy enough at 16.25" x 12.5" x 4.75" for a laptop and anything else a glamour girl-on-the-go would need. Available from Gemline (asi/56070). To order, email sales@gemline.com.

Andy - Road Wise

Travel Kit

This travel kit comes equipped with gadgets that all business travelers need. In a small case that can be decorated on the outside, each of the items on the inside can also include logos or marketing messages. Comes with a USB hub, laser pointer, wireless mouse and more. Available from Logo Included (asi/67837). To order, email salesteam@logoincluded.com.


Week 3 - Oct. 19, 2010

Kathy - Flashschwag


CustomFlashschwag

It all started 5 years ago when 2 teachers founded Flashschwag out of their living room and they make these cool and eye-catching totes out of recycled newspaper in Burlington, Vermont. They come in medium and large and the supplier also makes lanyards, padfolios, etc. Contact Laura Cheney at flashschwag@gmail.com.

Joe - Wooleater Sock


Wooleater Sock

The high-tech Wooleator sock keeps feet cooler when hot and warmer when cold. A great addition to any sports-related uniform program or as a nice gift for fine men's clothiers. Available from DeFeet International (asi/49018). To order, email bmettee@defeet.com

Michele - Street Chic

Watch

The tres cool Caprice Bengel Bracelet Watch has a metal case with a bright chrome finish and a leather bracelet band available in eight fashion-forward colors: green, orange, blue, white, pink, red, brown and black. Available from Express Pens/Express Time Source (asi/53411). To order, email mike.linderman@expresspens.com.

Andy - Measured Approach

Measure Pen

This pen is the perfect dual-function item, as it comes equipped with a tape measure. Packing a two-in-one punch, this is the perfect product for any company in the real estate or construction sectors. Available from Dard Products (asi/48500). To order, email info@tagmaster.net.


Week 2 - Oct. 12, 2010

Kathy - Custom Logoed Beef Jerky


Custom Logoed Beef Jerky

Sourced from a market-leading manufacturer under an exclusive arrangement, Custom Beef Jerky from Minimus (asi/71357) is a high-protein, low-fat amenity snack. Perfect for tailgate parties , golf tournaments, camping, hiking, walking and cycling events, trade shows and more. For more details and pricing, click here.

Joe - Music To Your Ears


Music To Your Ears

Ear warmer is an MP3 enabled apparel item that houses both an MP3 player and earbuds that are threaded through the wrap. A perfect promotional item for runners/joggers, people into fitness and those who work outdoors in colder months. Available from Limb Gear (asi/67554). To order, email Tyson@limbgear.com

Michele - Make Every Hour Happy Hour!

Make Every Hour Happy Hour!

Sleek, swanky and stylish, it's perfect for your most glamorous imbibers. Constructed of black leather with black stitch piping, the case has a sturdy 6" handle, button snap closure, suede like-lining, six mini shot glasses and six leather coasters. Available from Logomark (asi/67866). To order, email orders@logomark.com .

Andy - Rule The School

Rule The School

Tap into the booming education market with this customizable translucent school kit. It features a pencil, ruler, eraser and pencil sharpener, along with a three-hole punch. Ideal for school districts and teachers. Available from Aakron Rule (asi/30270). To order, email info@aakronrule.com.


Week 1 - Oct. 5, 2010

Kathy - Can Grill


Beer Can Grill

From Hartleigh Creations (asi/60104). It looks just like a beer can, but it's 4ft high and 18 inches wide and it's a real bbq. It's made so the top of the bbq really looks like a beer can. There's room for a huge imprint and initial reports are that distributors are excited. To order, email mark@hartleigh.com.

Joe - Sun Sensation


Solar Mobile Charger

Solar mobile charger charges iPhones, BlackBerries and other devices with a compatible USB charging function. Users can either put the unit in the sun or charge the unit via a computer. Available from Leed's (asi/66887). To order, email customerservice@leedsworld.com

Michele - Bring on the Bling!

Bling Pen

This all-over bling pen is completely emblazoned with rhinestones, and this supplier, Foxyware (asi/87605), can incorporate a simple logo into the rhinestone design, as they did with their pink ribbon design for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To order, email tami@foxyware.com.

Andy - Sweet Treats

Chocolate Truffles

Perfect for holiday sales, this box of chocolate truffles would brighten up any office. Filled with 16 different truffles, the bow on the box can be decorated with a company's logo or any organzation's marketing messages. Available from Maple Ridge Farms (asi/68680). To order, email marketing@mapleridge.com.
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