NEW YORK, NY, October 1, 2008 — ePromos Promotional Products Inc., a leading provider of custom logo merchandise and business gifts, today released its sixth annual Top 10 Corporate Gift Picks list. The list, compiled from a collection of over 12,000 different products, showcases the newest and most popular trends in promotional merchandise
“This is our sixth annual for a reason,” explains ePromos CEO and founder Jason Robbins. “We initially started the list to help our clients identify stand-out promotional gift items. But the idea quickly took off-people both inside and outside the industry showed interest, as did several business publications. Today, many corporate, non-profit and small business gift buyers wait for the list to be published before they start their gift campaigns.”
According to Mark Yokoyama, ePromos’ Director of Marketing and Merchandising, the list continues to wins mindshare for good reason. “Buyers, managers and owners realize that-if they want to impress and satisfy gift recipients, whether customers or employees-they need to choose cutting-edge products that really stand out,” says Yokoyama. “This year’s Top 10 list features some of the most creative and original products ever-gifts that reflect a growing demand for exceeding, not just meeting, expectations, as well as for maximizing gift budgets and guaranteeing a memorable campaign” he adds.
The new list accommodates a range of themes, price points and product categories, including high-end client gifts to employee sales incentives and rewards.
ePromos’ Top 10 Corporate Gift Picks
1. Growable Blue Spruce Tree (SKU: 8830207 – As Low As: $5.73): Show you care enough about the environment to send the very best-like the eco-friendly, holiday themed, eight-inch live blue spruce tree with a cotton cinch bag and planting instructions.
2. Antimicrobial-Washable Keyboard (SKU: 8830505 As Low As: $49.99): The holiday season means flu season ? and flu season means germs. Promote a sanitary work environment and help reduce germs (and employee absences) this year with a branded, highly visible antimicrobial, washable keyboard-an employee and business customer gift that continues to give year after year.
3. 8-Bottle Wine Chiller (SKU: 8830436 – As Low As: $189.00): Hard to forget, impossible not to enjoy, this elegant, eight-bottle metal wine chiller with digital temperature setting and AC power adapter-not to mention your logo-helps keep your firm’s name in mind and “in spirits” all year long.
4. Fleece Stadium Blanket – Laser Etched (SKU: 8825638 – As Low As: $13.85): Keep employees and customers warm this winter with this soft blanket crafted of 365-gram fleece and whip stitching, and with a convenient nylon carrying handle. Your logo laser-etched adds a touch of finery-and keeps your brand in view throughout winter.
5. Eco-Smart Dynamo Cell Phone Charger (SKU: 8830167 – As Low As: $11.31): Is solar power in our future? It can be in yours: be both eco and solar smart by giving the gift of solar. This unique solar charger, which clips to belts, purses and bags, is great for emergencies and for employees and customers who travel often. Hand crank for one minute for a 10-30 minute charge for most DC
6. Eco 100% Recycled Laptop Sleeve (SKU:8830185 – As Low As: $14.67): Want an eco-alternative to the messenger bag? How about this 15” laptop sleeve with handle, made from 100% recycled post-consumer materials? Give the gift of style and sustainability all in one and let their bag-emblazoned with your brand-do your talking.
7. Powertech Charging Station (SKU: 8830168 – As Low As: $49.99): Practical and innovative promotions help you win the branding and gifting games hands down-as does this unique desktop gadget: a multi-device charging station with 4 AC outlets and 2 USB outlets. This gift, sure to garner their valuable desktop real estate, features a 2-in-1 rocker switch with 15-amp overload resettable circuit breaker, not to mention a foldable design for convenient packing.
8. Digital Photo Viewer Keychain (SKU: 8830403 – As Low As: $19.99): Stuff stockings and gift boxes with this innovative, affordable digital photo display keychain-and your brand will go with them wherever they go. This easy-to-mail corporate gift idea features a 1.5″ CSTN digital photo display, an alarm clock, a calendar, a re-chargeable lithium-ion battery-and 1MB of built-in flash memory that stores up to 70 images.
9. Cairo Mp3 Player – 1 GB (SKU:8830200 – As Low As: $27.99): Your employees and clients will think you spent a fortune on this popular-for-giving gadget: it’s just like the iPod Shuffle but with a .75″ x .25″ digital display. This portable music player holds 1GB of MP3 and WAV files, and comes with everything they need to listen at home, in the office and on the go: earbuds, USB cord, belt clip, manual and software.
10. Travel Sentry Luggage Tag & Lock – TSA Compliant (SKU: 8830187 – As Low As: $7.54): Just in time for holiday travel, give your employees and clients peace of mind with the gift of no-more-broken-locks and no-more-stolen-belongings: a combination luggage tag / TSA-compliant travel lock, open-able only by the owner and authorized TSA personnel. It’s affordable; it’s practical; it’s brandable. And-it’s very easy to mail.
ePromos delivers impactful promotional products that help Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, not-for profits, associations and academic institutions increase brand recognition. The company ranks in the top one percent of promotional products distributors in the U.S. and is a five-time winner of the Promotional Products Association International’s Best Web Site award, the industry’s highest honor. Based in New York with offices in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Massachusetts, ePromos serves a highly diversified global base of over 20,000 customers.