Last Minute Holiday Shopping

We get it, it was summer, then there was a day of fall and BAM, all of sudden the Holidays and the end of the year are staring you in the face and you haven’t planned out your employee or client gifts yet. Don’t despair. We have a great selection of the best business gifts for employees and clients that are perfect for your needs.

One of our all time favorite items that works well for employees or client is this weekender duffel. It is available in a variety of color to coordinate with your corporate branding. It is the perfect size for a carry on bag, gym bag or a short trip. And, if you are really at the last minute- we can do a free 24 hour rush on production (allow for shipping) with a 1 color imprint and up to 500 pieces (depending on stock). This bag is well made and will become a favorite. You can also use this as your “gift bag” if you have smaller items you would like to package inside the duffel for a nice presentation.

Perfect size duffel bag in a ray of color options to compliment your logo.

Holiday food gifts are always popular for client gifts, especially if you are looking for items that can be taken home and shared with the family or if you need a gift that can be shared with the entire office. We have a vast selection of gifts that offer a variety of treats, including Kosher options. Imprinting your logo on the ribbon, box or tin leaves a lasting impression. Contact us to see what options we have to meet your deadline.

Reusable wooden gift box with your company logo makes a beautiful presentation for food gifts for clients.

Apparel such as jackets and pullovers are popular employee gifts for the holidays and year end. We offer a vast selection of options in a wide range of prices to fit your needs and budgets. Many of our apparel options come in coordinating men’s and ladies styles in a range of sizes. We can add your logo to the traditional left chest or be more creative with a sleeve or back “tag” imprint. Gloves and scarves are options that are always appreciated- and you don’t have to worry about getting the right size! We can help you find the perfect styles everyone will love, like some of these corporate apparel options.

Add your logo in a tone on tone embroidery to this North Face Jacket for a discreet imprint that is sure to please.

Tech is always a popular choice for both employee and client gifts. Items such as headphones, bluetooth speakers, or power banks are useful gifts everyone loves. We have many sets that are already come in gift boxes and we can add your logo to each items so you have business gifts that are ready to be delivered!

This business gift set comes already gift boxed with your logo on all 3 pieces and is ready to be delivered to your clients or employees.

Blankets are a personal favorite- who doesn’t love the comfort of a soft, warm blanket, especially in front of a nice fire or with a great book? We have some beautiful designs just waiting for your logo.

Blankets with a retail look like this design will make your logo pop.

Check out our top corporate holiday gift ideas for even more options, our blog of Top 5 gifts from last year or just give us a call or email us and we can short list some items for you to choose from based on your needs and budget! Let us help you wrap up the shopping list for all your client and employee gifts. But don’t wait any longer. Seriously, time is running out! 866-247-4320

Best Conference & Trade Show Giveaways

We have had a lot of previous blogs about giveaways for conventions and trade shows (such as here and here). Trends are constantly changing and where new swag ideas used to be introduced twice a year, we now have a constant stream of new products to put your logo on.

We are asked at least once a week what the top new swag is or what the best idea is for giveaways- but honestly, there is no one (or even two) right answers. It completely depends on your business, your brand, your target market, the event AND your budget. When you call or email for ideas, we will have questions- the more information you can give us, the better we can drill down to find the best item(s) for you to put your logo on that will give you the best ROI.

Keep in mind that if you are exhibiting where people will be traveling to get to you, the best items are going to be small and easy to pack into a carry on or useful while they are at the show or in that city. Snack food items, convention first aid kits and good quality lip balm are popular items that can be used at any convention, dropped into swag bags or handed out at trade show. A bowl full of branded mints on your table is always appreciated (especially by those that have to endure the “close talker” with halitosis) or tins of mints fit conveniently in a purse or pocket. Another favorite, especially for women’s conferences or during the winter, are mini tissue packets.

Choose a snack like this trail mix with your logo on a business card magnet affixed to the bag for added longevity of your message.

New swag items that are popular this year are reusable straws in either stainless steel or silicone. The imprint area tends to be very small on these unless you print on a case or bag, but they are perfect for any environmentally friendly message or event. Web cam covers are one of the top trade show giveaways this year for multiple reasons. They are small, inexpensive and help ensure safety & security- and your message is in full view every day. Flat multi tools are new this year and a unique items that works great for many industries. They come in a protective metal case that we imprint with your logo and a sturdy metal strap.

Multi tool with case and wire strap

Conferences and trade shows lend themselves to note taking (I refer back to notes I take at shows for up to a year). Notebooks and journals are a useful giveaway, especially with unique features. This notebook has a front pocket that can keep a cell phone, business cards, power bank handy. Spiral notebooks make note taking easy and adding a full color front page showing through the cover can feature your event logo as well as the schedule for easy access. Or ask us how to add a custom tip-in page in other notebooks that you can imprint with more information on your company or products or with a full schedule of event sessions. A favorite in the Barefoot Swag office are stone paper notebooks such as this one. Not only is it an eco-friendly option, the paper offers a really smooth writing experience- it is really incredible. The paper is also extremely resilient and functional – waterproof, tear resistant, and smudge resistant- great for the construction industry, outdoor events or uses and anything that needs swag that is more rugged and durable.

Tech items are always a huge hit. Power banks, charging cables, microfiber cleaning cloths,, USB drives and more. View a variety of tech related swag here.

For more ideas on trade show, convention or conference swag and giveaways, visit our website and check out our Top Convention & Trade Show Giveaways page. Or give us a call or email us and we will put together ideas based on your business, the event and your budget.