November 16, 2009 08:00 ET Introduces This Year's Must-Have Corporate Gifts

Leading Promotional Items Company Sees Return to Comfort, Health and Practicality

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Leading online promotional items vendor ( ) today announced that the hottest corporate gift items this holiday season reflect a return to comfort, health and practicality. Indeed, despite the global recession, the promotional marketplace has continued to grow. According to a study by the Advertising Specialty Institute, the items' low cost and high brand impact have made them more attractive to companies than TV, radio or print advertising.

As we enter the holidays, companies are turning to cost-effective promotional items to give thanks to their customers, prospective clients and employees. If you are filling someone's corporate stocking, recommends:

--  Shopping bags: So many markets and stores are eliminating paper and
    plastic that everyone is looking for good bags they can re-use.  These
    gifts run from inexpensive non-woven materials to higher-quality canvas
--  Chocolates:  It's a promotional item that disappears quickly but is
    always fondly remembered.   People are knitting this together with a coffee
    mug, travel mug or candy jar.
--  All things fleece: Blankets, scarves and jackets are all the rage.
--  Umbrellas: You never have one when you need it -- and it is great
    advertising space for a logo.
--  Fitness items:  Higher-end water bottles, a good quality towel, duffel
    bag and yoga mats are all the rage as companies try to promote employee
--  Holiday ornaments: It's been Christmas in July as has
    seen a rush on these items since this summer.

"Because of today's tough times, companies want to reward employees and recognize loyal customers, but in a way that won't break the bank," said Claire Covington, vice president of sourcing, "We are already seeing a rush of marketers of all shapes and sizes coming online to get the best deals and also the easiest, see-before-you-buy personalization. We're anticipating a very busy holiday season, with a lot of great, useful gifts that will earn companies some heartfelt thanks."

To personalize any of these gift ideas, or find thousands of others, visit at, where you can easily personalize, preview and order the lowest-cost, highest-quality promotional items. If you'd like help brainstorming your gift, specialists are available at 1-877-272-6337.

About is the world's largest online seller of promotional items. Over 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies have turned to because of the company's unmatched low prices, speedy service and high-quality products. By ordering online, companies also benefit from accurate item previews, up-to-the-minute order statuses and 24/7 support. For more information and to browse thousands of promotional item choices, please visit

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