Building the Perfect Swag

  See what’s in the 2021 Oscar swag bag

A ll nominees will receive a bunch of products and services from brands and companies and are hoping for the celebrity exposure

The swag bag is the ultimate party favor

The swag bag is the ultimate party favor with Forbes estimating the 2020 collection of goodies value at a whopping $225,000. While most clients aren’t looking for something that over-the-top, swag bags are essential for special events of any size. Including branded items that are useful, fun and unique sets a swag bag apart from other free giveaways to provide recipients with products they will enjoy and use frequently. Exciting items that are used in everyday life will keep brands top-of-mind while getting more impressions.

As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the world is getting closer to once again attending live and hybrid events – with many returning this summer. Even though swag bags may look different post-pandemic, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are a few promo suggestions for building the perfect swag bag for your clients’ events in 2021 and beyond. The light-up-logo-power-bank Portable Charging Cell phones are more multi-function than ever with the elimination of printed tickets and event schedules, so staying powered up is a must.

A Light-Up Logo Power Bank 10000 mAh is powerful yet slim to fit easily into a pocket or bag. Plus, it lights up the logo while charging to really draw attention to your client’s brand. Pouches & Organizers Travel is ready to make a comeback, and keeping PPE-related items, cleaners and sanitizers together and organized is going to be a priority. A fun and bright choice like the a Neon Multi Zipper Pouch is an on-trend way to elevate a useful promo to one of the recipient’s favorite everyday essentials.

swag bag is an assortment of promotional items, usually which share a unifying theme and come packaged in a literal bag or box. Swag bags go fast at events. Swag is an acronym for “Stuff We All Get.” · Swag refers to promotional items that companies hand out to attendees as a form of advertising …

Swag (within the context of promotional merchandise) can refer to both:
Promotional merchandise for a band, record label, or other entity in the music business, usually distributed at concerts. May include t-shirts, stickers, promo CDs, posters, etc. Often free, but not necessarily; a t-shirt or record purchased at a concert might still be considered swag, especially if it is a design or release that is not readily available in the mass market. The chief difference between swag and regular merchandise is that its purpose is not to make a profit, but to promote the band/label, and reward its supporters by giving them something cool and unique. According to Urban Dictionary:

Customers get something free and businesses get more visibility for their brand.

Why Fun Giveaways

Fun Giveaways

So what is the purpose of giveaways? Giveaways can be used as a marketing expense and at the same time help increase profits and make a lasting impressions. For example, if you hand out something for free, up to 75% of those who received a prize will remember your brand up to 12 months later! That’s a great way to make a lasting impression with a simple fun idea.

Since most people think they won the lottery when given a giveaway. It makes a smart company that realizes that using the strategy of fun promotional giveaways is smart for business.

For example we carry fly swatters. Now how are fly swatters fun you may ask? Today these come in all shapes and sizes and both with the summer months coming who doesn’t need to swat a fly here and there. The good thing is that your brand is getting swatting around where this giveaways was worth every penny. The flyswatter is one example. As you view our fun giveaways think of how you can benefit from handing out fun promotional giveaways.

Bendeez the twisting fun toy

Take for example these bendeez stress toy stick. We all have a tendency to want to fiddle with something as many of us like to keep out hands busy. You can twists them, hand them from your cubicle, bend them into fun shapes. This is one of those fun giveaways you can not put down. So at the end of day this fun item can help you gain referrals, building your brand, and networking. I am just giving you an example there are many fun items that you can put your logo or message on. Most of us when we think of giveaways, we think of mugs, bags, totes, and pens. By handing out fun giveaways you are putting the focus on fun.

4 Color Process Printing

4 Color Process Printing

4 Color Process Imprinted Promotional Products can be printed with your full color logo. Our 4-color process items give you the opportunity to print unlimited colors. There is no need to limit the amount of colors in your imprint. Four Color Process imprinting is a method in which images are reproduced using 4 colors of ink. The four colors are cmyk, which are cyan, magenta, yellow and black. K stands for the key plate or keyline color which is usually black. The colors are printed in layers and in a series of dots. When the colors are combined a full color image is created. Full color items are alternatively digitally printed as well. Digital printing eliminates the need for printing plates. As a result your items can be imprinted with a quick turnaround. Digital print refers to ink-jet and laser printing. 4 Color Process Imprinted Promotional Products Popular 4 Color Process Promotional Items.

4Color Process is the most commonly used method for printing full-color images. … These four colors are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black…which are known collectively as CMYK

4Color Process Printing is a system where a color image is separated into 4 different color values (called a color separation) by the use of filters and screens. This used to be done with photographic film on a graphic arts camera, but is usually done digitally with software now. The result is a color separation of 4 images that when transferred to printing plates and sequentially printed on a printing press with the colored inks cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black (the k in cmyk), reproduces the original color image. Most of the entire spectrum or gamut of colors are reproduced with just the four process ink colors. The four color printing process is universally used in the graphic arts and commercial printing industry for the reproduction of color images and text.

4 Color Imprint On Mug

This mug has been imprinted with a 4 color process. Make your logo pop.

YoYo Fun

The yo you craze is back

It was one of the oldest toys in history.  It is a toy that has been dated back as far as 440 BC.,  that has been found in Greece, China and the Philippines. Yo yos did not really become known and popular until the 1920’s when a young U.S. immigrant named Pedro Flores ignited an international craze. A young U.S. immigrant named Pedro Flores ignited an international craze. He was born in the Philippines. Pedro would have demonstrations to show everyone how the toys worked. Then Donald Duncan came along and purchased not only the company but the trademark name yo-yo.

Rumor has it was used as a weapon for hunting game or other land animals. … The yo-yos was actually first made by the Duncan yo-yo demonstrators in the 1930s and the yo-yo today is now considered a weapon due to the Duncan brothers making up the rumor of it being a weapon, this was done as a marketing strategy. Not all yo yos have the ball bearing mechanism that Duncan has but are fun to play with.

I remember my first yo-yo which was  Yo yo. I would play with it for hours. I started learning all kinds of tricks just by flicking my wrist and I could get the yo you to go faster or slower depending upon of energy I would use.

The Intentional Space Station test toys in space and one of the toys is the yo yo. Until the 1960’s yo yos were made of wood. We offer wood yo yos as well as plastic yo yos. Many of our yo yos are custom made to order.

Actually there are benefits of yo yos. It can boost confidence when trying to learn something new, hwlps in socialization and helps build hand-eye coordination Your customer can do tricks such as  ”Through the Tunnel, Shoot the Moon, and Rattlesnake.”  They are also good conversation pieces. So why not advertise you logo or message on an old popular toy

The Duck Race is On

Rubber Duck Race

A rubber duck race is a type of festival where thousands of rubber ducks race on a river, usually within the city. Normally they are fundraising events and the ducks are given numbers which enables the participants to “adopt” a rubber duck for a small amount of money.  The perfect event coming out of a pandemic is having a duck race where the proceeds can benefit your community. We have the ducks at reasonable pricing which gives you the opportunity to make some money on the event.
There are several big duck races held around the world. In these events, people buy a duck (“Adopt-a-Duck”) and put their name on it. Then all the ducks are thrown into the river, and the first duck across the line downstream is the winner. The money raised from selling the ducks goes to charities

For most people, the only place they are likely to have seen a small, yellow rubber duck is in a child’s bath. The US is credited with inventing it, but the activity now has a fan base all over the world, with races normally organised by charities and non-for-profit organisations as fundraising events. Somebody puts them all in the water together and then the first one to the finish wins. All the ducks have numbers on them.
There’s no skill, it’s just luck. But it makes a great day out for the family

When you are not duck racing we have a large variety of ducks that represent holidays, industries, weddings, nurses, doctors, etc. So adopt a duck today and support local charities. So now that duck season is upon us, get ready to have fun.
An average duck race might have 15,000 to 20,000 ducks, but “many races have 5,000 ducks. When you need ducks look no further than Garrett Specialties.

Weighted Racing Duck

Promotional Weighted Racing Duck

What is a Door Hanger?

Promotional Custom Printed Door Hangers

Door Hangers are a great tool to get the word out without being a pest to your clients. We all like to know what what house sold in our neighborhood. What a great low cost and effective marketing tool for realtors. When I sold real estate 25 years ago and even today people do not like you knocking on their doors. We were told we had a farm area and we needed to knock on doors to get listings hoping we would nap someone who was ready to sell. You can get the same point across without bothering anyone by putting a door hanger on their door. You can customized it anyway you want, whether asking for a listing or displaying houses that sold in your neighborhood. You can take advantage of four color processing and make your message pop.

Say you want to open a business or advertise an old one. Hand a door hanger that water proof that easily slips over the door knob. Make your door hanger eye catching and get the word out. Make this advertising your own and you will stand out in a crowd. Running for office. Door hangers are great marketing materials to promote yourself.

So whether you are starting a new business, just want to keep your corporate name in front of the customers or potential prospects you can design the marketing tool and make it your own. Be creative and make it eye catching.

You just don’t need to hang door hangers on someone’s door. They also make great mailers. We think of the pizzeria, realtor, landscaper, or roofer when we think door hangers but this inexpensive advertising tool will work for any business, charity or campaign.

I remember going to a hotel and on the door for the guests was a door hanger that said “Quiet Please”. The hotel told us that the door hanger was for us to take home. I use it today and go back to that hotel for vacations because my door hanger reminds me of the place we stayed.

So you can attract customers in any specific area and customize them for any visual you want to create.

Door Hanger / Shower Card

Take Along a Water Bottle

Custom Water Bottles

Put your company logo on our Promotional Sport Water Bottles. Quench your thirst for visibility with promotional sports drink bottles.Grab their on-the-go attention instantly with custom sports water bottles. Choose from Garrett Specialties high energy, high quality collection of promotional water bottles, sports bottles, insulated sports bottles and more. Decide which designs fit your business best, and then make your logo and message prominent. Your potential with promotional sports drink bottles is practically unlimited from charity races and athletic competitions to corporate team building exercises.

Order your sports bottles today and it’s full speed ahead for maximum exposure.  For quality, durability and selection, you will finish strong every time with Garrett Specialties.

Today Sport Bottle, Promotional Sports Drink Bottles , Sports Bottles are not your typical water bottle. At Garrett Specialties we not only many sizes for you thirst quenching needs, but now you can get a sport bottle made of aluminum, stainless steel, made from environmentally friendly materials, and the biggest improvement is BPA free. Sports bottles are top sellers. You can use them at the gym, in your car, on a bike or have handy on your desk. Promotional sports bottles give your logo maximum exposure with a large imprint area.

Promotional Water Bottles that hold the beverages that quenches your thirst Take our custom sport bottles and promotional water bottles and hand out at trade shows, fundraising and sport events for maximum exposure with your logo printed on the bottle. This promotional product will reinvigorate on a hot or cold day. So make Garrett Specialties your source for custom decorated drinkware.

$1.00 or Less-Budget Bottle

Budget Water Bottles

$1.00 or Less-Budget Bottle, Budget Water Bottles for your next promotion, budget sports bottle giveaways, value bike bottles, built in handle water, push pull bottles imprinted with your logo or message. Inexpensive yet indispensable ways to sport your advertising. Sports Bottles Less Than a Dollar are popular drinkware because at one time or another you will take a sip of water or a soft drink of your choice from Personalized Water Bottles. Purchasing budget water bottles at an affordable price will expose your logo or message often with these great little moving billboards with a good size imprint area therefore gaining high visibility of your brand or company.

Large Water Bottles for your next promotion. Use imprinted promotional water jugs for company picnics, water jug for sporting events, water cooler bottles customized with your logo or message. Drink Plenty of Water a Day of the recommended amount of 64 ounces with our big thirst Bottles. Have you ever been on the road and wished you had more water and your mouth is parched? There is nothing like having our custom water coolers on hand to you are never thirsty.

What are Closeouts??

A closeout or clearance sale is a discount sale of inventory.. It may be that a product is not selling well, or that the retailer is closing it out as the product has run its course. It doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with the product but retailers are always bringing in new items. In the promotional product business it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong or that the merchandise is damaged, the supplier just needs to make room for new items. If items are not kept fresh and moving along the item becomes shelf worn as everyone likes to see new products. However, when you are handing out a promotional item, who cares whether they are new or old. When you get a product that is advertising your brand, we all like to see our names on items.

Closeout While Supplies Last

Many shy away from closeouts simply due to their lack of understanding or even the “bad rap” that closeouts sometimes have. Our advice?  Look at the money you are saving and you are advertising your brand. Storage becomes an issue with too much stock so it makes sense to move products and put it on closeout. Many of the items are below their original cost

The massive price cuts attract a wide variety of customers, most of whom are happy to see that they are saving money. Who doesn’t like that? Many of us look for items that are on sale or wait until they are on sale. A closeout is of a product is a special opportunity to purchase a product where the retailer is aggressively pricing a products. We at Garrett Specialties offer closeout pricing where we offer to our customers exceptions deals. Make sure you order enough as once the product is gone, it is gone. We have closeouts all year long unlike many businesses that offer closeouts in the spring and in the fall. Many of our items are technology related and it is important to move them along before they become undesirable. When you hand out a giveaway, your recipients do not know what you paid for the product. They remember you gave them something and your brand is on the item for your clients.

Beach Ball Varieties?

Beach Ball Varieties

Never knew that beach balls come in so many varieties. When I was a child there was only one type of beach ball which is the typical classic style and it was only one color and then multiple color beach balls came on the market. We were excited because now we thought we had a selection we could decide, whether we wanted one color or multi colors.

Today beach balls comes in many different colors to choose from as well as the standard size and now you can get a mini size. What a great idea for a wedding by handing out the bride and grooms name on them. We have a special new ball ball which is filled with confetti.

Confetti Filled Beach Ball

Promote your company during spring break with custom imprinted beach balls. Let the advertising be the perfect flying billboard. So
serve up a fun time whether you’re at the beach or not! Have a company picnic and throw in some fun with the classic outdoor toy for not only kids of all ages but adults as well. Use by the beach, concert, your backyard or office parties.

Let’s get the party going with our sport beach balls and have some fun int he sun. Beach balls are easy to mail. So you still can get out your brand message during this pandemic. Beach Balls are measured inflated. Half the circumference from pole to pole. Easy to mail when flat. So make a splash!!!

Sport shape beach balls

Toss around more exposure for you company. The great thing about beach balls is they have a large imprint area to advertise your logo or message.
Use it to add your brand at concerts, parties, celebrations and more. Great for summer promotions and tourist sites, make a splash of excitement to any marketing campaign!

Let your patriotism be shown off while you boost your brand and have some fun with your clients using this patriotic beach ball! Great for the beach, the park. Make it a part of any fundraising campaign. The red, white and blue will you singing about the wonderful country of the USA.

Patriotic Red , white and blue baechball

Stress Management

Custom Stress Ball Shapes

Okay with all the hours we spend in front of a computer. Take time out and work your hands. Out squeezable stress toys will strengthen your hands and get them out of position of being curved over a mouse. Now if you want to get your wrists involved check out our larger stress balls. When you exercise and put pressure on a stress ball the nerves and the muscles stimulate and contract making them stronger and works the nervous system

Not all stress toys are created equal, Our Original Gripp that is made in America is SIMPLY THE BEST exercise and stress ball. 100% biodegradeable; its a true green product!  A unique squeeze every time! All natural and non-toxic. Now if that is not enough buying a stress ball made in the US is very hard to find.

The Incredible Gripp

USA made Gripp Ball

A great use for stress balls is have it handy when you go to the doctor. Instead of fiddling with your hands, use a stress ball and squeeze it while you wait. Stress relievers are also great for doctors. I went to my oncologist and the nurse gave me a stress ball while I got my injection. It was falling apart. So I had her go to my website and select a stress ball that would help the patients. She selected a red pepper because of its shape. These are great items for doctors. Dentists can hand out a tooth stress reliever to their patients to remind them to brush their teeth while advertising their practice.

What to get a reaction from your co workers? Put a poop emoji stress ball on your desk. Now that is an item that will have people talking and you are advertising your brand with your logo. Today many of us feel like poop so it works. We can also make a custom design. We had a green apple created for a company that their name has Green Apple and the stress ball was a hit. The advantage of a stress ball over any other promotional item is that there are thousands of shapes that will fit your company’s logo or mission