Hey, Wake Up! Order Your 2015 Calendars Now!

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So, um, it’s the first week of December. Did you follow our advice and order your promotional calendars in the fall? If yes, you rock. If not, well, what are you waiting for? Check out the calendars below and get cracking!
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Awesome Holiday Gifts for Clients

Holiday Gifts for Clients
It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts for clients. Order now and avoid the last-minute rush. Read on if you need some ideas, you’ve come to the right place: here are our top picks for 2014. Or browse our entire holiday gifts category now!

Elegant Pen Gift Sets

Pen gift sets make an ideal holiday present because they’re more substantial than “just a pen” (not that there’s anything wrong with giving out solo pens throughout the rest of the year!). These gift sets includes two items delivered in a gorgeous presentation. A couple of our favorites are below.
Delane Pen and Pencil Gift Set. Writing instruments never looked so good! We don’t know which feature we like more: the eye catching high shine barrel or the stunning engraved imprint. Choose from a lovely selection of colors and be prepared to WOW recipients.Pen and Pencil Gift Sets
Entice Stylus/Litewell Gift Set. The name says it all, doesn’t it? This gift set is SO enticing because it serves up an unexpected, but useful combo: a stylus and a flashlight keychain. Both items have plenty of room for your custom imprint, doubling the chances your recipient will see your company name on a regular basis.
Pen and Flashlight Gift Sets

Stylish Drinkware

Promotional drinkware options are seemingly endless so you can mix and match the best type of glasses, cups, mugs, and more to your business and audience. Here are two awesome options to consider:
Full Color Digital Ceramic Mug. Choose from our exclusive designs or upload your own—it’s up to you! This promotional item is one of our most popular since it’s fun, useful, BPA FREE, and top-shelf dishwasher safe.
Holiday Coffee Mugs
Hilo Bistro Mug Matte Finish 16 oz. Sleek and stylish, these bistro mugs have a modern flair, thanks to their cool shape and colorful interiors. What’s even more cool? You can order in assorted colors within a low minimum quantity of only 36 bistro mugs! One happy customer summed up his experience succinctly: “Great quality product. Fast turn around and delivery. Great Job! Would purchase again.”
Colorful Hilo Bistro Mugs

Must-Have Padfolios

Padfolios make an excellent gift since they’re highly functional. Everyone needs certain business essentials at the ready, like a pad of paper, pen, and business card, right? The padfolio organizes these items and keeps them all together without spilling out. Two popular choices are below.

Avalon Padfolio. Avalon is a trusted name that provides the highest quality products, and its line of padfolios is evidence of this fact. The leather-like exterior boasts the popular Avalon design. Inside, you’ll find organizational pockets and a handy pen holder. Plus, we’ll screen print your logo and company name in silver or gold for added panache.

Avalon Padfolios

Delegate E-Padfolio. Sometimes you need more than a typical padfolio. You need a souped-up version, one that goes the extra mile. That’s exactly what the Delegate E-Padfolio does. In addition to the traditional items it holds, like pads of paper, it also has a scratch-resistant sleeve (with Velcro) for your e-reader or tablet, a smartphone mesh pocket and pen loop, a USB drive holder, and a zippered enclosure, which keeps everything safe. And, yes, there’s plenty of room for your stylish custom imprint as well.

Delegate E-Padfolios

Yummy Food Treats for Gift Giving

When is free food NOT a crowd pleaser? These gifts are tasty, thoughtful, and did we mention tasty? Here are two delicious selections to consider.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels . Need a holiday sweet treat gift in a hurry? No problem! Make it easy for your business to stand out. These dark chocolate sea salt caramels are beautifully arranged in an elegant presentation box. All you do is enter your holiday message (for no extra charge) to personalize the enclosed gift card at the time you place your order. When your order arrives, they are ready to hand out! Oh, and don’t forget to order an extra box for yourself —we won’t tell. :)

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Carmels

Belgian Chocolate Embossed Coins. There’s something quite festive about a bag filled with colorfully wrapped coins, especially when said coins are edible! Choose from milk, dark, or dark mint Belgian chocolate. One customer wrote in to tell us, “The service from your company continues to be excellent. These coins were purchased as a giveaway item for advertising purposes. We never expected to hear how delicious the chocolate was. We got so many positive comments I had to try it for myself. It is delicious!!”

Belgian Chocolate Embossed Coins

Terrifically Techie

Since you can’t give a flying car or tickets to next year’s Comic-Con, choose from one of these selections for your techie clients (these also work well if you represent a tech company!).

Power Bank and Car Charger Packaged  Gift Set. Who couldn’t use an extra set of chargers? The awesome presentation of this gift set is sure to impress. And every time this puppy rescues someone yet again, it will be YOUR company name that he sees—and praises. Score!

Portable Charger and Car Charger Gift Set
Deluxe Tablet Stand. Now you and your tablet can look GOOD! With your choice of four trending colors, this multi-purpose three position stand can accommodate just about any e-reader tablet device. (Only exceptions are the Kindle DX or Galaxy Tab 10.1).

Tablet Device Stand

Gifts for Tight Budgets

While it’s great if you can go all-out for holiday gift giving, sometimes our budgets end up playing Scrooge. Never fear! Here are two low-cost items that will still bring a smile to a customer’s face.

Boardroom Promo Penlight. One happy customer sums up this product best: “I’ve beem am Amsterdam customer for years. When I received the Boardroom Silver Stylus Penlight sample I Immediately knew what to do. My order was for it in Green and Red and these will be Christmas gifts, as a set , to not only my business contacts but also to the students themselves. They won’t last long and I’m sure I will have to reorder. The product is superior, and the service, well…….better than that ! ! ! ”

Stylus Pen and Flashlight Combo

Gizmo 3-in-1 Keychain. It’s a keychain, bottle opener, and flashlight wrapped into one cool product that people are sure to love—and use—which means there will be plenty of opportunities for them to see your company name.
Keychain Bottle Opener and Flashlight all in one

Tasteful Gift Packaging Available As Well

By the way, we can help you with the presentation of your gifts, either the ones above or for something entirely different. Here are some popular gift packaging options that you might need for the month of December…and beyond:

Metallic Bottle Gift Bag. Because nothing says “happy holidays” like an elegant bag holding a bottle of wine for celebrating!

Metallic Gift Bag fits Wine Bottle

Metallic Tote Bag. This is perfect for bigger gifts. Or you could fill this tote with a bunch of smaller wrapped items. Imagine the fun your customers will have as they discover all the treasures inside.

 Large Metallic Gift Bag

Here’s hoping we helped you (and Santa) with some big decision making for this holiday season. Which one’s will you check out? Which ones are your favorite? Want to see even more choices for holiday promotional gifts for your clients? View the entire Holiday Gifts category.

4 Tips for Slowing Down This Week (Or At Least Trying)

4 Tips for Slowing Down This Week

It’s a big vacation week for many businesses (unless you’re in retail, of course!). B2B business tends to be a lot slower, and many companies close down or work limited hours this week. And that’s a good thing. Still, in this hectic 24/7 world in which we live, shutting down for a few days is easier said than done.

Here are some quick reminders on how to unplug without breaking a sweat…and why you should do it.

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