Hot/Cold Custom Packs

Hot/Cold Pack Reusable, pliable and non-toxic.

Nothing’s worse than sore muscles. Whether you strained yourself at the gym or pulled a muscle bringing in the groceries, those aches and pains seem to never go away. Lucky for you, there are some simple methods like using a heat pack or cold pack that can provide instant relief!  Custom gel packs and cold packs are great for pain relief from everyday chores from back, shoulder or joint pain. Great for: Ankle Sprains, Back Pain Muscle pains, stomach aches, stiff neck Calves, Quads, Sports injuries

Sure, you could go out and buy a hot pack from the store, but receiving one as a giveaway. Turn up the heat for your marketing campaign with the instant heat of one our heat packs. Our products are available in a variety of colors and can be reused over and over by placing into hot water, the freezer or microwave.  The pack leaves room for your imprint and can be a great handout for your fundraiser. They are Suitable for Kids and Adults. 

Fire Engine hot/Cold pack

Today heat and cold packs are available in many different themes.  Say you want you promote your local firehouse. We have a fire engine design. When do you need ice packs or hot packs?  Cold therapy is recommended for the first 48 hours following the injury. Store the gel pack in the freezer for at least 2 hours.  Hot therapy should not be used until 48 hours after the injury. Hot Water Heating Immerse pack in the hot water for approximately 10 minutes Microwave Heating Heat at full power for 30 seconds.

Our Therapeutic Gel Pack Applies Heat or Cold To Sore Muscles. Microwave And Freezer Safe. Reusable And Non-Toxic.

These ingenious bead packs can provide both hot and cold therapy care. They are filled with gel peas that mold to your body with ease and have a velvety plush back that feels wonderful on your skin. Can be used over and over, simply microwave for hot therapy, or freeze for cold (detailed instructions are printed on the back of each pack). They are the perfect promotion items for hospitals, doctor’s offices, health fairs, or spas. So, to give your campaign strategy a punch cold/hot packs are attention grabbing giveaways.

Plants that Give Back

Are you looking to capture people’s attention? For a promotion that really packs a punch, consider choosing a product that partners your client’s organization with a social good program. By giving back to a cause that their audience cares about, you can help them to build trust and loyalty as well as lasting relationships and brand recognition. Here are five of our favorite products that give back and the causes they support:

When choosing a house plant, treat it like your choosing a house pet. How much time are you able to devote to caring for it? What kind of aesthetic appeal are you going for? Do you want to eat it—I know you do. Or, do you want cleaner air in your home?

Microgreens are the edible seedlings of vegetables and herbs that are rich in nutrients and packed with flavor. A hot food trend, microgreens are easy to grow and are a great addition on top of salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and as a garnish to almost any dish. This microgreen kit contains everything your customer will need to grow microgreens right at their desk including 1 multipurpose bamboo box, 1 reusable growing tray, 2 Hydroponic Grow Pads and 1 pack of micro green seeds.

Made in US; Assembled in US; Decorated in US

Microgreens are the newest tiny veggie to take the food world by storm. They’re the small, edible seedlings of various vegetables and herbs rich in nutrients and packed with flavor. With the large branding area for your customers’ logo, they’ll get plenty of facetime with their recipients while they grow these tasty greens perfect for topping salads, pizzas, and more.

Feed the Children was established over 40 years ago and strives to end childhood hunger. In the United States, Feed the Children distributes donations of food and other products through a network of community partners, provides classroom support and school supplies to underserved communities, and mobilizes resources to offer quick help when natural disasters strike. For every grow kit purchased, 1% of sales is donated to Feed the Children.

Promotional Aloe Verde

Calendars- 365 Days

Calendars for 2022

I thought that calendars would become a non-essential item. Boy was I wrong. Last year the most popular items were calendars. They can be mailed and make nice gifts.  As much as we all use our cell phones, there nothing like having a calendar to see dates at a glance. Custom company calendars for business and school help people stay connected and organized while working or learning from home. With remote learning and working from home more prevalent than ever, imprinted wall calendars and promotional desk calendars are sure to be appreciated. Consider these options:

With new mandates all the time of what you can and cannot go unless you are vaccinated. Trade Shows have been canceled. In person visiting of clients to show your products, well that is out the window.  Calendars are a great way to keep your brand front of mind all year long. Promotional calendars have been a mainstay in business marketing campaigns for many, many years and for good reason—there’s no other promotional product that gets your brand seen for 365 days a year.

Technology has meant that a lot of our calendars have moved online, but nothing beats putting pen to paper! You remember a date when you write it down. Garrett Specialties offers a large selection of calendars from Desktop Calendars, Hanging calendars, magnetic, Pocket calendars and the ever-popular stick calendars.

Calendar Themes

Calendars are also available in themes. Themes such as America Wall Calendars, Automobile Calendars, Desk Calendars, Favorite Calendars, Humorous Wall Calendars, Calendars that inspire and motivate, pet calendars, Religious, Scenic, Sports, Trucking, Travel and state Calendars.

Swimmsuit Calendar

Custom Calendars are a lasting advertisement. A custom calendar is one of the best marketing materials your business will use as it stays around for 365 days. A calendar is like the magnet on the refrigerator and every time your customers look at it they will remember your company. Create your own calendar with photos or pictures using your special dates. Top selling custom calendars and desk calendars for home or business. Shop Low piece minimum on great selection of printed calendars and monthly planners.   

Labor Day- A Day for Giveaways

Labor Day Giveaways

Labor Day in the USA is a federal holiday observed on the 1st Monday in September. Labor Day honors the labor movement in the USA and the /contributions workers have made to the growth, development, security, and prosperity of the nation. Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements. Traditionally observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day 2021, falls on September 6th.  This is the last major summer holiday for Americans, so let’s celebrate.

Labor Day’s glorious history can be traced back to the late 19th century. This was the period that saw a workers’ revolution with several labor movements and trade unions coming up across the nation. The first parade for Labor Day was observed in New York City. Later, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official public holiday. This was in 1887. When Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states had already officially celebrated Labor Day. 

Labor Day, as many will say is the unofficial farewell to summer. This long weekend, usually includes the parades, festivals, picnics, fireworks displays and sales. The good news is that we can celebrate this holiday outside and do not expect the pandemic impact. Take out those grills and barbecue with family and friends. We all need a good celebration of life and work.

Labor Day also marks the beginning of the football season. So, we offer footballs, hand fans, key chains, magnets, football stress relievers to get those smiles back.  This has been a rough year and half and we all deserve good diversions.

  • Let’s send summer off with a splash by offering some Labor Day marketing ideas that are sure to bring you a wave of customers to last through fall and winter. Labor Day promotions that are perfect for small businesses as well as large corporations

It is important to honor our workers. Without them we would not have businesses.

Labor Day Parade

Pop It Push Pop Bubbles

Push Pop Bubbles - Round

I must say I had never heard of Pop It. My granddaughter told me about them. It was hard to believe that a piece of plastic with bubble wrap in a molded tray can be so much find. However, let’s face it when a package arrives with bubble wrap, we all have a tendency to want to pop it. So the new toy Pop it gives you the opportunity to release tension and frustration any time with the new pop-it toy.

We have no idea how this new toy will last but has the same powerful but simple design as the hot items before them, like Rubix’s cube, fidget spinner and the slap bracelet.

Who Invented the Pop it?

It all started with Theo and Ora Coster, a married couple who invented lots of games, including Guess Who? Theo was a Holocaust survivor and classmate of Anne Frank who ended up in Tel Aviv, where he met Ora. One night, following her sister’s death from breast cancer, Ora had a dream filled with bubbles. She told Theo it was time to make a bubble toy.

What makes a good fidget toy?

Just sit alone with no one in the room and start popping and see how stress will leave your body. It is therapeutic. This new toy is the latest fidget craze. The problem with the fidget spinner is many thought the toy was dangerous. So, in comes the newest fidget craze which is popping toys. They are safe as they are made of silicone and coming in a range of colors, shapes and sizes, they are half-sphere “bubbles” that can be pushed in, making a satisfying soft popping sound. After “popping” them all, you can turn the toy over and start again from the other side.

Push Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory toys for adult and children

It begs the question who needs a fidget toy. Have you ever clicked a ballpoint pen again and again, you’ve used a fidget item? There you go just a simple item as a pen we fidget with it.

Fidgets are affordable, and appealing to all ages and genders making them great promotional giveaways. Give it a try and hand out to employees and clients alike.

Round Push Pop Bubbles

Golf Fund Raisers

Golf Industry Giveaways

Ok, I am not going to give you advice and course recommendations, what equipment you need or when you should play golf. All I can tell you is start saving your money. This is an expensive past time. Things you need to think about. When is it too hot to play golf. Get out early in the morning. When I play golf I’ve made a personal rule; at 90 degrees, I take a cart. At that mark, I’ve decided, it’s too hot to walk. However, I’ve never set a mark where it’s just too hot to golf at all. Though I may have reached that point this summer. It has been hotter than I can remember.

Golf has longevity. We do have a reference to the sport as early as 1457 in a Scottish Acts of Parliament [the authorities wanted to ban golf as it was taking time away from archery practice, a much more needed skill to defend the Highlands]. In those days players would attempt to hit a pebble over sand dunes and around tracks using a bent slick or club. Golf’s first major, and the world’s oldest tournament in existence, is The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, which was first played in 1860 at the Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. This is one of the four major championships in men’s professional golf, the other three being played in the United States: The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship.

Most of us just enjoy to play the game of golf as we will never make it to the championships. However, we do like those famous golf courses by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Since Golf is so popular many companies have golf tournaments. Next question is what are the golf essentials you need. Most of us who play golf have golf clubs, golf bags and other necessities. Having a golf outing for your company is a great way to get your company name in front of your clients. . Have a golf tournament as a fundraiser

Garrett Specialties offers a great line of golf giveaways

Ditty Bags

Gold Bags

Golf Clips

Divot Tools,


Golf Towels

Glove Gloves

Score Card Holder

All of these items can be imprinted with your company’s name. If purchased before the event, make these items available for your golfers upon arrival so they can be used on the course.

Golf Gifts

Highlighters Versus Markers

Highlighters and Markers

What is the difference between Highlighters and Regular Markers? If you use a marker to go over text, you hide it. If you use a highlighter to go over text, you emphasize it. Basically, a highlighter uses transparent ink, while a marker uses opaque.

A set of Highlighters has become a popular addition to any student’s pen case.  You’re reading some important article and want to remember a quote, so you pull out your highlighter and mark the important parts of the article.  Highlighters. are part of a teacher’s daily arsenal. The skinny ones are the most popular.  Colorful highlighter pens are good for grading papers. Many teachers have academic planners and highlighters help your teacher stay organized and on top of all of their meetings, activities and classroom events with a planner.

So, for students, what is the best color highlighter when studying?

 is best used for learning situations which are challenging. Blue paper, blue ink, or blue highlighting can be used to help improve reading comprehension too. Blue in general it seems is a relaxing and calming color, but lighter shades will seem more ‘friendly’ while darker ones seem a little more somber. Blue is also a color of trust.

Highlighters are a plastic writing tool that usually get tossed in the trash when they’re dried up. So, they are always in need. These are our choices, and we offer a wide variety of inks for use as highlighter colors. What do you think of different ink colors for highlighting? What are your favorite highlighting ink colors? We all have favorite colors. We offer a wide range of highlighters

  • Jumbo
  • Pocket
  • Multicolored
  • Erasable
  • Retractable
  • Highlighter Pens
  • Gel

Gel highlighters will generally last the longest and won’t dry out quickly. We offer brands such as Sharpie and Bic. The most common colors are Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, Orange and Purple. The most important thing to look for is a highlighter that does not bleed through both sides of the paper. Fast Drying highlighters makes the difference.

Highlighters can be fun

My Bookmarks

Custom Bookmarks

Remember when we wanted to be a member of a book club. Each month subscribers will receive the featured title by that month’s. Book clubs wanted to ignite the love of reading. Many of us nice read on Ipad’s and Kindle. However, they are still people who want to hold and feel the pages of a book.

Bookmarks are better to use than folding back pages because at the end of the day you can damage the page or the spine of the book. So, what is a bookmark? A bookmark is commonly made of leather, fabric, thick cardboard or even seeds that you can plant after you read your book. So, bookmarks save your book without those terrible looking dog-eared pages. The bookmark keeps you book looking clean and you can pass it down to your children or friends keeping the book in pristine condition.

With that said you need to choose a bookmark wisely. Stay away from ones that are bulky as they will break the spine of the book and you also do not want the pages to rip or get torn.

Our bookmarks are made of cardstock, leather, faux leather and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and design

For many jobs we are given handbooks. What a great idea to hand out imprinted bookmarks with your logo or message. After your recipient reads the manual, the bookmark they will keep and use at home when sitting down and relaxing reading a book. As reading a book where you have a custom bookmark between the pages of what you just read makes it easy to get right back in the groove of reading. Reading we discover and takes us to a place where we can build out imagination and show possibilities

I know I like to read, but as we all know that have you ever read a book, only to lose your place because you did not have a bookmark?

The reason to hand out bookmarks as they will grab the attention of your readers every time they pick up a book.. So buy custom bookmarks in bulk and add your logo today.

Magnifier Bookmarks

Magnification Bookmarks

Crayon Fun


When we think of crayons we thing of the brand Crayola. Today crayons are made by many different companies that still have the ability to unleash our inner expression. So what is a crayon? According to Wikipedia. A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing. Wax crayons differ from pastels, in which the pigment is mixed with a dry binder such as gum Arabic and from oil pastels, where the binder is a mixture of wax and oil. Crayons are available at a range of prices and are easy to work with. They are less messy than most paints and markers, blunt (removing the risk of sharp points present when using a pencil or pen), typically non-toxic, and available in a wide variety of colors. These characteristics make them particularly good instruments for teaching small children to draw in addition to being used widely by student and professional artists.

Crayons are easy to draw with it, and more fun then colored pens, markers or pencils. They are also relatively soft and blunt and because all of that perfect for little children who cannot hurt themselves. At the same time, student and professional artists also use crayons because they come in variety of colors, produce interesting textures and are easy to use.

Crayon History

American market had many manufacturers of crayons. One of the first was E. Steiger & Co. who made and sold wax crayons since 1881 in boxes of 6, 12, and 18 colors. As a child I couldn’t wait to color in my coloring book. I wanted to color within the lines. I was so proud of myself that I was able to accomplished it. My parents were happy with whatever I created. I was not an artist but thought my drawings were special. Early French artists such as Francois Clouet and Nicholas L’agneau used wax crayons in their art and many do still. I taught I was the next artist of the world.

Garrett Specialties offers crayons and sidewalk chalk for the artist in all of us. Crayons are a good compliment to our coloring books which spans all types of businesses and causes and are not only fun to draw but also teaches valuable lesions.  Crayons that imprinted with your logo are  ideal for restaurants, dentists, hospitals, banks, medical facilities, and anywhere else where you want to keep bored children entertained.

Coloring Book

The Towel for the Beach

Beach Towels

So what is a beach towel. Usually a beach towel is larger than most bath towels. Over the years the term beach towel was a towel used when you went to the beach. It is still a towel to use to lay on and dry yourself off after going to the beach or enjoying your time at a pool. Take them on a picnic. Leave your bath towel at home as a beach towel is usually larger than a bath towel. A beach towel can completely cover a lounge chair, as well as protect your feet from getting burned by the hot sand.

A Beach Towel is Cool.

Now the difference is that a beach towel is cool. Designs are fun and adding a logo to a beach towel makes it unique. Because while they still need to be able to keep you clean and dry, a beach towel has a higher purpose in life: fashionable accessory. With a beach towel you are able to select from fun colors which you probably would not put in your bathroom. Not too many people put red, orange, or yellow in the bathroom, but using those colors at the beach is just pure fun.
Bath towels tend to be very thick as absorbency is the name of the game in the Bathroom. At the beach you want to dry off but enough that you still stay cool.

Now the tricky part is to find a towel that is absorbent and able to produce a printable logo. Our suppliers produce towels achieve being absorbent while showing off your brand. Beach towels with logos are more fun to look at than just a plain towel. Years ago Google sent a towel with their Logo on it. People stop me and want to know where I got the towel. It is a fun towel not just because it has Google’s logo on it but Google’s logo has so many colors that the towel stands out.

Beach towels are bigger, thinner, more colorful, and serve more than one purpose.  Bath towels are smaller, thicker, tend toward solid colors – but serve mainly one use.  Use a bath towel to dry off quickly in the bath, a beach towel to dry, wear and sit upon…at the beach.