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The Suite Life The Pitch: While we're on the topic of giving thanks, Soundline (asi/88241) has a cool CD/candy combo in their Sweets & Suites collection. Item HCBX1 features a mix of hard candy in a thank-you bag, plus a full-length CD of soft piano music. Perfect for gift-giving this time of year. Think about sending your own clients one for Thanksgiving. Pricing starts at: 25; $13; S. Check it out: http://www.soundline.com/. The Bottom Line: Timely twosome.
White and Bright The Pitch: OMG, girlfriends, you know that tooth whitening and lip plumping are all the rage. I used whitening toothpaste and am wearing lip plumper right now as a matter of fact. Well, Whiter Image (asi/97066) offers the to-go teeth whitening system with a vanilla-flavored lip shine plumper. The Chic-Flic Duo Pen has a teeth whitening gel and a proprietary lip shine plumper in one case with white stones, mini LED lights and mirrors built in. This is the right choice for any of your beauty-related clients, as well as promotions geared towards girls on the go. Pricing starts at: 12; $33-P and if you spend $1000, the supplier will throw in five more pens. See it here: http://www.whiterimage.com/product-chic-flic.html. The Bottom Line: Big smiles!
Fur Factor The Pitch: This is, as my mom would say, "ADORABLE!" (She says everything is adorable.) Item 140 from Gemline (asi/56070) is a microfiber mini-tote with faux fur trim and a front pocket. It's black with black fur, but they have a red with white fur version too. Plus, they have holiday sales pricing on it at: 100; $3.98-R (expires 12/31/09). Click on: http://www.gemline.com/. The Bottom Line: All the trimmings.
Pining Away The Pitch: Couldn't you just imagine sipping your eggnog by a cozy fire ... under your Snuggie ... all toasty-like from this set of four assorted pine tree-etched highball glasses from Sterling Cut Glass Co. Inc. (asi/89663)? Item 03-206H is on sale at: 24; $20-R. This would make a lovely gift for anyone who drinks anything. See them here: http://www.distributorcentral.com/. The Bottom Line: Show them your etchings.
A Firm Handshake The Pitch: Here's an interesting tidbit (do with it what you will): In ancient times, people shook hands to make sure the other was not carrying any weapons. These days, the handshake is a lot more friendly (although it does stand to reason that not packin' weapons is more friendly). At any rate, I love this award, which would be a unique way to say "thanks," or "good job" to any employee or best customer. Item ML215 from Martin Line (asi/68924) is an optical crystal award featuring a handshake atop a crystal base. The supplier is offering it on EQP through 12/31/09 if you use the code asi2009. Click here: http://www.martinline.us/. The Bottom Line: Shake on it.
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