Monday, November 26, 2018

Promotional Gifts That Give Back

Want promotional products from companies that do their best to give back? I am so proud to work with several promotional products companies that take the opportunity offered by the Holiday Seasons to give back themselves. What better way to share your brand message than by aligning yourself with companies that believe in the power of giving back!


A portion of the proceeds of each Basecamp product sold is donated to support the Warrior Spirit Retreat, a place where Wounded Warriors learn to heal. The proceeds from 2017 Basecamp sales allowed Sweda to present Dan Nevins, Basecamp Brand Ambassador and founder of the Warrior Spirit Retreat, with over $100,000. For more information on this amazing story, visit

Basecamp offers a wide variety of promotional products like the Basecamp Tundra Bottle pictured here. For more information about Basecamp items, visit my website.

AWS Collection

AWS gives back through a special collection built in memory of Bill Schmidt, Sr., Founder of Hit Promotional Products. This collection was created to honor a generous and kind-hearted man who valued others and had a strong sense of philanthropy. 5% of the proceeds from the AWS collection, named for his initials, are donated to some of Bill's favorite charities including: Shriners Hospitals for Children, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Make A Wish, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Items like this Highland Blanket will be appreciated in so many ways - from the recipient of the blanket to the people helped by the charities of the AWS donation program. For more products offered by AWS or to place your order, visit my website.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday Season, with some giving back sprinkled in.

If you need more help with finding the perfect promotional item, please give me a call at 847-398-5500 or shoot me an email at I’d be happy to guide you to the best items for your budget and needs!

Choose Plaid - The Perfect Promotional Item This Season

Plaid. You see it everywhere. It is showing up on fashion runways, on the street, and even on Dancing with the Stars! While there are many types of plaid designs, one of the hottest trends this season is Buffalo Plaid. According to Mood Sewciety, "Buffalo Plaid is characterized by its pattern that looks like repetitive blocks." This bold design is perfect for apparel items and will make a big impression for those who are mad about plaid!

Fleece-Nylon Blanket

This 50" X 60" fleece and nylon blanket includes a convenient case with carry handle and is ideal for picnics, the beach, camping, concerts, festivals, or simply lounging around outdoors. One side is water resistant and the other side is soft. A one color screen print of your logo will be showcased nicely on the blanket.

Plaid Knit Cap with Cuff

This bold plaid hat is the perfectly toasty way to top off any outfit in style this year. With your branding on the folded cuff you can't go wrong with this plaid choice! Price includes your logo embroidered on the front of the cap.

Buffalo Plaid Laminated Shopper Tote

This stylish laminated tote bag has an open main compartment and a front slash pocket. This shopper silhouette tote features double handles with a 10” drop handle. Your logo can be screen printed, one color on the front pocket. The price is very affordable too!

Women's Logan Thermal Long Sleeve Shirt

This stylish shirt features a flattering women's cut with a micro fleece lining, insulated sleeves, snap closures, and a great buffalo plaid pattern.Completely on trend, this shirt is the perfect item for your staff members or valued clients. Your logo can be embroidered on the front of the shirt.

Following trends like this one can help you stay current in your promotional efforts. Adding any of these buffalo plaid items to your marketing mix will keep you current with the latest styles and offering promotional products that people will love and use.

For more information or to place your order, contact me at me at 847-398-5500 |

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Add Some Adventure to your Marketing Plan with these Outdoor Items

Fall is the perfect season to head outside to enjoy the weather, no matter where you live! These outdoor-themed promotional items are sure to be a hit with your clients and customers because they are both useful and stylish! From staying dry to keeping warm, these items are sure to bring out a sense of adventure and a sense of goodwill towards your company.

Medium Weight Rain Poncho

Our quality medium weight 14mm adult poncho features a roomy hood and large 52"x 86" coverage. It's 100% waterproof so the ponchos are great for outdoor events, concerts, graduations, or anytime you are heading outside! Your one color logo can be screen printed on the upper left chest or larger on the back of the poncho.

Mineral Lip Balm

Made with the mineral zinc oxide, this lip balm provides a natural shield against UV rays to prevent sun damage. It also makes wearers feel good about protecting the environment. Other ingredients in its effective formula include sunflower seed oil, beeswax, aloe vera leaf extract, and organic olive oil. It has been tested to be reef safe as well. Price includes a full color, full wrap at about a $1 each.

Mini Mag Lite with Smooth Barrel

The "AA" Mini Maglite® is now available with Full-Color imprints and it's still the best mid-sized flashlight, shining up to 70 times brighter than flashlights with comparable battery resources. This amazingly handy item is stylish and it comes with a spare bulb, 2 "AA" batteries, and presentation case. It's a promotional item that makes a big impact for a great price.

Uncuffed Beanie Cap

Be warm and stylish with these classic beanie's. Our 100% acrylic, double-layered beanies are embroidered with your logo or slogan prior to assembly, allowing for a large imprint area and enabling us to hide the backing of the embroidery between the two layers for a better look and comfort. These cozy hats will be worn again and again, sharing your brand message over and over.

HotMates Reusable Hand Warmers

Warm hearts = HOT Promotions! Simply flex the disc and HotMates reach temperatures of 130+ degrees in seconds with no carbon emissions. Re-charge them in boiling water to use over and over. Perfect for fall and winter events. Quality microfiber lens cleaning pouch includes 2 x 3" full color digital imprint and two reusable on-demand hand Hand Warmers!

Basecamp Ironstone Backpack

With this kind of storage, our backpack is sure to be a favorite! This heathered polyester backpack is lined and features two main compartments, a padded laptop and tablet pockets, front zip catch-all pocket, front organizational pocket, felt lined media pocket, air mesh back panel, and padded adjustable straps. Whew! That's a lot of storage space. Your one color logo will stand out front and center on the backpack.

If you need more help with finding the perfect promotional item, please give me a call at 847-398-5500 or shoot me an email at I’d be happy to guide you to the best items for your budget and needs!

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Help People "Think Pink" This October and Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

According to the American Cancer Society, "More than 3.5 million US women with a history of breast cancer were alive on January 1, 2016. Some of these women were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment."

You can help spread awareness of this disease as well as the treatment options that are available by sharing these Pink Ribbon promotional items.

Awareness MopTopper™ Stylus Pen & Notebook Set

This set includes the Awareness MopTopper™ screen cleaner with stylus pen and spiral bound  plastic notebook with die cut pen slot. The pen fits snuggly in the notebook pen slot and the pad includes wire binding, 180 lined sheets, and a snap closure flap. Your logo can appear on both the pen or on the notebook.

Ribbon Carabiner

Support breast cancer awareness with this fun, unique product! This pink ribbon carabiner will serve as a great reminder of breast cancer awareness at any fundraiser, non-profit walk, or health care event. Your logo will be laser printed on the side.

Awareness Tote Bag - Small

This perfect little bag is sure to raise awareness for breast cancer as well as for your support since people are going to use it again and again. The bag features a ribbon handle. The bag is reusable and hand washable. Your one color logo appears on one side or pay for extra for both sides. The price for this promotional item is very reasonable.

Ribbon Emery Board

This ribbon shaped emery board is perfect for awareness marketing. The board is made of European emery paper laminated to wood veneer. Your full color logo will be digitally printed on one side. The price for this item fits every budget.

Breast Cancer Awareness Event Pack Bundle

When only one promotional item just won't do. This bundle of branded promotional items is perfect for events and includes an econo visor cap, a ribbon grocery shopper, the adorable awareness MopTopper™screen cleaner w/stylus pen, SPF 30 sunscreen, fashion sunglasses and a breast cancer awareness flexi-bottle. Each item can support your message to spread awareness at any upcoming event. Price includes one color printing of your logo on each item.

To plan your October event needs or even upcoming Holiday gifts, contact me at 847-398-5500 |

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

More Spirited Promotional Products for Sports Themed Events

We've got spirit, yes we do! Do you have spirit? Then show it with spirited items that are sure to be fan favorites! Having your brand message shared in the stands is a powerful method of igniting excitement - for the home team and for your company.

Solid Paddle Handle Pom Poms

This solid handled pom pom features 500 plastic streamers attached to a large molded plastic, paddle-shaped handle that easily accommodates detailed logos and multicolored imprints on 1 or 2 sides. The price is great for the promotional impact this item will create.

Bambams Inflatable Noise Makers

Sports fans all around the world love these best-selling noisemakers. When inflated and sealed, fans hit them together for loud cheering fun. Noise makers are sold in pairs. Although they are a lot of fun for sports games, these personalized noisemakers can be used to promote any type of company or fundraiser. They are great to hype everyone up at a sales or client kick off meeting.

Branded Spirit Towel

Fans are sure to swing these spirited towels around all game long! This higher end towel has versatile use and is great for golf, spas, resort, sports, promotional giveaways, etc. Available in a variety of colors with your one color logo imprint.

Custom Glitter Tattoos

Your clients are going to be thrilled to wear your brand with these temporary glitter tattoos. Rainbow glitter covers your full-color design, for a temporary tattoo with a little something extra. These custom tattoos last on skin for 3-5 days, but are easily removed with baby oil or rubbing alcohol. They are super fun and very inexpensive.

Promotional Branded Car Flag

Support your school or organization with our Car Flags! Our Car Flags are produced using a 2-ply 100% polyester fabric, that is made to last. Printing is done using a full color, dye sublimation process for a rich, vibrant look. Car Flags measure 12"x 18" and come with a clip-on stand ready to attach to the vehicle.

Call me today to find the perfectly spirited item for your company: 847-398-5500 or

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Head to the Game in Style with these Spirited Promotional Items

From the top of their heads to the tips of their fingers, your clients, customers, and prospects will look like winners with these branded promotional items that are perfect for the next big game.

Most importantly, these items are useful and of high quality to ensure that they will be used again and again, providing multiple impressions for your brand message.

Clear Tote with Zipper

This clear tote bag is a clear winner. Most stadiums are requiring fans to use clear bags when entering the stadium so this promotional item will be much appreciated. With a large area for your logo and branding message, this bag meets NFL sizing guidelines, and is roomy enough to carry all of your game day necessities. Bags are available in five accent colors.

Win the Day with These Spirited Promotional Items Perfect for Tailgaiting and Parties

From Friday night lights, Saturday morning tailgating, to Sunday watch parties, ‘tis the season to show support for your team with some promotional products for the win!

Choose one of these beverage related promotional products to share your team spirit. Useful items like bottle openers and a handy six-pack tote are sure to be used again and again, reinforcing your brand image along the way keeping it in front of people.

Jumbo Size Football Shape Magnetic Bottle Opener

This jumbo size football shaped magnetic bottle opener has a big imprint area for your logo. With a strong refrigerator magnet and solid metal construction, this affordable and long-lasting item is a hit in any household! Ideal for beverage, bottle, transportation, motor coach and self promotions. The price is tremendous as well.