November 16, 2009 08:00 ET
Branders.com 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
Branders.com (www.branders.com ) 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,
-- 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 Branders.com 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, Branders.com. "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
Branders.com at www.branders.com, where you can easily personalize, preview
and order the lowest-cost, highest-quality promotional items. If you'd like
help brainstorming your gift, Branders.com specialists are available at
Branders.com is the world's largest online seller of promotional items.
Over 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies have turned to Branders.com
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 www.branders.com.