I've always loved holiday shopping. The sales, the free samples, the extremely long lines – it's all part of the fun. What's one of the hottest gifts this year? The Apple Watch. Sure, it's pricy, but it's no doubt stylish and for many, a status symbol. It could also be ushering in a trend. Young people used to glancing at their phones to get the time might soon be turning to their wrists instead. Now is your chance to get ahead of the curve. Here are a few eye-catching watches offered in the ad specialty market, including one you've probably seen in stores. Enjoy!
–Dave Vagnoni, editor Follow me on Twitter: @VagnoniASI
Slaptacular The Pitch: Clients nowadays are always looking for unique and customizable products – and this silicone slap watch from Fast Resource Promo, Inc. (asi/53760) stands out in both categories. Waterproof and available in a variety of colors, the watch can help highlight awareness campaigns or be a perfect fit at Greek life events and fundraisers. Priced as low as $2.268 (T). The Bottom Line: Go bright and bold.
Stay Fit The Pitch: With all due respect to Apple, Fitbit remains the biggest player in wearable tech. The Fitbit Surge is the manufacturer's top-of-the-line watch, designed with built-in GPS, an automatic continuous heart rate monitor, music control, plus text and call notifications. Pitch this watch to corporate clients and health clubs that want to outfit their trainers with the very best equipment. Order the Surge from National Vendor Promotions Inc (asi/73480) for as low as $249.95 (X) or from Links Unlimited Inc (asi/67617) for as low as $249.95 (W). The Bottom Line: Expand your offerings with a leading retail brand.
Classic Charm The Pitch: Great for award and incentive programs, ladies will love this lavish watch from Indigo (asi/62560). The bracelet is stainless steel with 60 individually hand-set Swarovski elements crystals. The watch has a mother-of-pearl dial, a second hand, an adjustable EZ-link bangle, and is water resistant up to 30 meters. A three year limited warranty is available, as well. Get one today for as low as $115.00 (R). The Bottom Line: A classy item that demands attention.
Power Draw The Pitch: It's never too early to think about top products for spring promotions and this watch from Pinnacle-Dimaggio (asi/78150) is definitely an excellent choice. It includes golf club hands, a dimple face, and a snap-on ball marker. An ideal product for golf tournaments, new courses and country clubs. Make a note – it's also assembled in the U.S.A.
Priced as low as $14.50 (R). The Bottom Line: Tee up some strong sales.
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