Monday, November 30, 2015

5 Unique Executive Holiday Gift Ideas

Buying Holiday gifts is hard when you don't know the recipient all that well. Kids, partners, parents, these are all people who are reasonably easy to buy for. You know their personal preferences really well, and if you happen to miss the mark on a gift one year, you know they’ll still love you anyway. 

However, every year there are work gifts to buy - to thank valued customers or suppliers, people on your executive team or Board members, or for your best employees. Sure, you work with them for a good portion of your week, but you may not get too much in to the details of what that person wants for the holidays.

Your best bet for getting something they’ll love is going with something practical, but also something they probably wouldn’t get for themselves.

Here’s a few of our favorite unique executive gifts that fit the bill:

Double Wall Thermal Tumbler

Professional go-getters tend to all have one thing in common, they love their coffee. And while we think coffee is one of the best things in the world, cold coffee is easily one of the worst. This double wall thermal tumbler keeps cold coffee from ever being a problem as it’s insulated with medical grade 304 stainless steel liner and features adjustable temperature controls (90C | 194F maximum). And on the off chance the person you’re gifting to doesn’t like coffee, this double wall tumbler works just as well with soups and other beverages.

World Traveller Digital Luggage Scale

We’ve all experienced that moment of stepping up to the check-in counter at the airport, fingers crossed, praying that our bags aren’t overweight (an unfortunate event that can make a trip $100 more than you were anticipating). Let your executives kick that worry to the curbside check in desk with the World Traveller Digital Luggage Scale. This portable, electronic scale comes with a convenient hand grip and displays your bag’s weight with an easy-to-read LCD display.

Rain or Shine Light

Ideal for executives who commonly leave work after the sun has gone down, this light features 6 LED lights in the handle and four lights for use as a flashlight and 2 red for emergency flashing. The added bonus? This flashlight also doubles as an umbrella! So no getting caught in the rain or the dark with this in your bag. Your gift recipient will hang on to this gift seeing your company's logo for a long time.

The Sportula Grilling Spatula

Have a sports-loving executive who loves to break our the grill on game days? Gift them this heavy-duty stainless steel grilling spatula, which you can have laser-cut to reflect the logo of your business or organization. In addition to being a strong and sturdy spatula that can stand up to the biggest burgers on the grill, this spatula also features a convenient bottle opener at the top of the handle.

Chateau Rosewood Wine Box with Wine Toolset

If you have a group of wine lovers on your hands, you can’t go wrong with the Chateau Rosewood Wine Box. In addition to a beautiful rosewood box for carrying, this gift also comes with a 5-piece tool set including a wine opener, stopper, spout, drip stopper and wine thermometer. Choose your own wine to include, and voila, your gift is complete! Your logo will stand out on the beautiful gift box.

Now that you’ve got a solid start on ideas, it’s time to place your order, because the holiday season is here and everyone will be headed out for vacation before you know it! Get in touch with me today at 847-398-5500 or shoot me an email at and I can help you navigate the perfect gift options for your the Executives on your Holiday shopping list.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Dress to Impress with Branded Apparel

Did you know branded apparel has the highest recall rate of all promotional products? Meaning people remember your brand more from seeing it on apparel than any other type of promotional product.

Yep, there’s a reason why branded t-shirts are the go-to giveaway items for events such as trade shows, conferences, sporting events, and annual get-togethers. But handing out t-shirt after t-shirt can get pretty old, so why not switch up your branded apparel with something different?

Here are a few of our top picks of branded apparel that are sure to catch your audience’s attention and help them remember your company:

Performance Polo

Show up looking sharp to any event in one of our custom performance polos! This polo is ideal for traveling as it is wrinkle, fade and stain resistant, it also has the added bonus of wicking moisture 8 times faster than cotton. Whether it’s a golf tournament, outdoor mixer or your trade show is in a sub-tropical climate, this performance polo will ensure you and your team will feel cool and look professional at every outing. These are great as "uniforms" for your employees at trade show events, or as VIP giveaways at trade shows, conferences or golf tournaments.

Golf Cap

If you’re looking for a versatile piece that your team members can wear for their next corporate golf outing or outdoor event, as well as something budget-friendly enough to hand out at your next event, this relaxed golf cap is a great choice. Hats a wonderful way to keep your brand top of mind for your audience. (Pun totally intended.)

Touchscreen Gloves

With the weather getting cooler, outerwear is the perfect way to show off your brand with a useful product. These touchscreen gloves feature your logo on the back while the wearer enjoys a soft fleece lining that keeps hands warm while allowing them to stay connected on the go. P.S. These gloves make for excellent employee and corporate client gifts!

Knit Spectator Beanie

Give your clients or employees something to keep warm and fuzzy this season with our knit spectator beanie! In addition to being a budget-friendly branded item, our knit beanie with your custom logo is great for representing schools and charities, corporate and/or fundraising events and a number or other occasions.

Spectator Scarf

Everyone loves showing their team pride, and you can let your brand show it’s team pride too with this striped spectator scarf. Whether you want to create a look that supports your city or state’s home team, or you want a scarf with your branded colors, our wide array of color choices provide tons of options! You can also pair this scarf with our Spectator Beanie or Gloves for the ultimate branded fan gear gift set.

Protective Safety Vest

While not an everyday-wear apparel item, it’s by far one of the most useful when needed. These protective vests have four outside pockets, two inside pockets, and are great to have on hand if your company is participating in any emergency relief efforts, construction projects (like volunteering for Habitat for Humanity or building a new business location), or if your brand is sponsoring a school event that needs crossing guards or other safety personnel.

Customized Apron

Hosting a company cook-off challenge, a charitable event with lots of food, or a corporate picnic? Outfit all the chefs in our customized apron to let your brand be seen! Our aprons comes in colors including blue, red, white, brown, black, and orange, and the best part is they can be used again and again.

Paisley Bandana

By far the most versatile piece of apparel is the paisley bandana, which is one-size-fits-all and can be used for nearly every kind of event. Whether it a festival, concert, trade show, relay race, school game, college spirit day, or a convention, this bandana is a classic way to rep your brand.

These aren’t the only branded apparel items you can choose from, there’s plenty more to browse through, and if you need more help with finding the perfect item to meet both your budget and event, please give me a call at 847-398-5500 or shoot me an email at

More ideas on how to promote your brand:

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Using Foldable Pocket Guides to Market Your Next Big Event

Big events like trade shows, conferences and conventions are wonderful ways to get your brand in front of the most influential and interested members of your audience. However, for attendees, these events are big, confusing, and there’s often a lot to navigate. There is danger that they might never make it over to your trade show booth to learn about your great products and services or even realized you sponsored the event. So instead of getting lost in the crowd, use that large event to your advantage and wow attendees with branded, foldable pocket information guides that make their life easier. 

Whether you’re hosting an event with tons of booths, sponsoring a conference, or you’re promoting your venue, foldable pocket guides are an ideal way to convey all the information your audience needs about the event in a pocket-friendly, easy-to-carry format.

For trade shows, we love the idea of creating a map of the event with your booth highlighted and some additional information on the surrounding area with places to eat, things to do, and sights to see. You can also add an incentive for people to re-engage with your business after the event with a coupon code or special bonus only offered to event attendees on your foldable product.

For example, TripBuilder Media created a memorable and easy-to-carry handout for an event hosted by The National Association of Elementary School Principals. The handout they designed folds down to smaller than the size of a credit card, yet opened reveals the full event schedule, floor plans of their venue and Exhibit Hall, and also contains other important info attendees should know.

This handout for the The Philadelphia Arts Association, also designed by Tripbuilder Media, shows how you can incentivize people to patronize your business using foldable products. This handout features information about all the Philadelphia Arts Association member museums and contains a special front cover card pocket with an admission discount card tucked inside.

So, what do you think? Does your event lend itself to using a foldable pocket guide to convey information and grab attendee attention? Give us a call for pricing and ideas at 847-398-5500.

More trade show and event marketing ideas:

Get in the Game to Get Sales from Your Next Trade Show Booth
5 Unique Ideas to Drive More Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth
3 Ways to Choose a Branded Promotional Product People Will Love

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Adult Coloring Books - Give the Gift of Creativity and Stress Relief this Holiday Season

The winning combination for any great holiday gift is a mix of usefulness, relevance to the recipient, and fun factor. With all these things in mind, in addition to your budget, holiday gifts for your corporate clients, customers and employees can get tricky. How do you get something that fits all of the criteria for a ton of people (all with varying interests) while still staying at a reasonable cost?

Thankfully, one of this year’s hottest product trends makes for a perfect gift for anyone you have to give to this holiday season, you might even want to save one for yourself!

So, you’re probably wondering, what’s the gift? Coloring books! And, no, these are not the Disney Princesses and superheroes coloring books your kids use at home, these trendy coloring books are specifically created for the adult mind, and their especially useful for those in the workforce.

According to an article published on CNN, “Though they can be used by kids, these and other new coloring book titles are being marketed to stressed-out, work-addled adults, who want to benefit from the quiet zen that a coloring session can bring.”

And while art therapy is nothing new in the healthcare world, it’s interesting to see how these new coloring books are becoming a therapy of sorts for people in the workforce, many of whom spend hours looking at a screen.

This practice of coloring is great for stress-release, gaining focus, practicing mindfulness, and doing something simple that doesn’t require thinking, not to mention, it’s also a great way to boost feelings of creativity. And we don’t know about you, but all those benefits sound pretty sweet to us, we also bet your clients and managers won’t mind having less-stressed and more creative employees around the office.

In addition to the creative release and stress relief benefits, I've even seen people use these adult coloring books as an excuse to have a party.  So, what are you waiting for? Gift your VIP customers, employees, referral sources, and vendors with one of the hottest non-tech, promotional products around.

First, you have to pick out a coloring book you think your clients and customers will love. Here at Newport Promotions we have a patterns-themed adult coloring book and a nature-themed adult coloring book, both of which feature a place for your branded logo on the cover and beautiful art and designs that appeal to men and women of all age ranges.

Beyond the Holidays, these adult coloring books would make great giveaway items for trade shows or use them to give everyone a mental break at your next meeting or conference.

And as an added bonus, these coloring books also have perforated pages, so we suggest keeping a few extras on hand to keep around the office or to kickstart a meeting to get the creative juices flowing!

Still need help finding the perfect holiday gift for your corporate clients or looking for something to accompany your coloring book gift? Give me a call or shoot me an email and I’d be happy to assist you in finding the solution to any of your branded gifting needs. I can be reached at 847-398-5500 or

For more corporate gift ideas, you might like these other posts:

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Treat Your Clients with a Food Basket Gift This Holiday Season

Now that Halloween is over, the Holiday Season is upon us! Time to thank those people who made your year a success, like your customers, employees, referral sources and key vendors.

One of the best ways to do that is with food gifts, which are always welcomed and give a nice personal touch to your gift giving. Here at Newport Promotions, we only offer the freshest food gifts that are made when your order is ready to ship. No pre-packaging weeks and months in advance, we want your recipients to get the best taste available.

Explore some of our favorite food choices that people will be sure to gobble up!

Vibrant Party Tower

This glittering multi-color gift tower is great for the holidays, but honestly, this is a winning gift for any time of year. This particular party tower is brimming with some of our best selling gourmet treats including Cocoa Dusted Truffles, Pecan Turtles, Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds and Almond Pecan Honey Corn. Can you say, “yum!”? Your brand will be imprinted on the gift ribbon.

Holographic Tower of Treasure

Our Holographic Tower of Treasure has the perfect wintery look for the holidays with a shiny snowflake pattern on the boxes filled with three of our favorite treats. When your clients unwrap their Tower of Treasure, which is wrapped with a satin white ribbon imprinted with your brand’s logo they’ll find six-ounces of Chocolate Covered Peanuts, six-ounces of crunchy Virginia Peanuts and five-ounces of Cranberry Walnut Mix.

Note Holder with Jumbo Cashews

If you’re looking for something that helps promote your brand longer than the time it takes the recipient to eat the gift, this promotional product will provide something useful AND delicious. This handy desk accessory, with your logo foil-stamped in white or embossed on the front, comes filled with 400 sheets of notepaper and is the perfect addition to any desk. Best of all, we include a five-ounce box of our famous fresh-roasted Extra Fancy Jumbo Cashews just as an extra thank you.

Holographic Sampler Tower

Similar to the Holographic Tower of Treasure, which is good for giving to an individual client, the Holographic Sampler Tower is a little larger and has five treats included instead of three, which makes it a good gift for your clients who run small departments or small businesses. For clients who love their sweets, they’ll be sure to enjoy the magnificent selection of gourmet delights in this sampler. With your logo imprinted on the ribbon, everyone in the office will know who to thank.

Festive Tower of Plenty

A pleasure to give, but even more of a thrill to receive! This festive tower serves about 15-20 people and contains an excellent assortment of gourmet confections including 12 pieces of our signature English Butter Toffee, 18 luscious Pecan Turtles, nearly a dozen Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Truffles and more. Your logo is foil-stamped in gold on the ivory satin ribbon for a look that’s elegant and perfect for holiday season greetings.

Giant Towering Heights Tower

Talk about a gift that’ll be the talk of the office! This Giant Towering Heights gift uses eight boxes filled with 12 delicious gourmet treats to create a beautiful two-foot-tall display. Some of the goodies found inside include English Butter Toffee, Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Cocoa Dusted Truffles, which are also great for sharing with a large office.

The best part about these food gifts? We are able to offer a reduced price on these particular food gifts as the packaging styles will soon be discontinued, so don’t delay and give me a call today so I can help you place your order. I can be reached at 847-398-5500 or shoot me an email at

More posts with gift ideas on the PromoDona blog:

Customer Holiday Gift Sets that Impress on a Budget

5 Last-Minute Corporate Holiday Gifts

Gift Sets Make Buying Promotional Products Easy and Impactful