SOURCE: I'd Rather be Grilling!

March 11, 2008 07:30 ET

I'd Rather be Grilling! Announces Unique Line of Corporate and Consumer Gift Sets for 'Golfers Who Like to Grill'

Company's Golf-Inspired Grilling Merchandise Offers a Distinctive, Cost Effective Gifting Opportunity for Corporate Promotion, Reward and Marketing Programs and Individuals Alike

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Whether for Customer Appreciation Day, Bosses Day, Father's Day, a birthday or any other business or personal occasion, finding a truly unique and budget-friendly gift can be a challenge at best. To help would-be gifters resolve this dilemma, I'd Rather be Grilling!, a producer of innovative golf-themed grilling merchandise for both consumer and commercial applications, today announced its full line of novelty gift sets are now available for online purchase from its Web site located at

In addition to selling direct to individuals world-wide via its online storefront, the company is well reputed for its customizable corporate gift offerings suitable for any event or occasion, including customer and member appreciation programs, corporate and charity golf outings, off-site employee meetings and retreats, holiday business affiliate and staff gifts and employee performance incentives among other marketing and promotion opportunities.

I'd Rather be Grilling!'s complete suite of products -- each available for corporate applications with personalization as requested -- are as follows:

-- "Hole-in-One" Gift Bucket -- When only the best will do. This VIP gift includes the company's proprietary "I'd Rather be Grilling!" Golfer's Cookbook, a set of three custom-blended savory grill rubs -- Spicy Chipotle, Sweet Ginger Garlic and Savory Herb -- in 4 oz. tins, and an embroidered I'd Rather be Grilling! apron and grill mitt -- all nestled in a metal golf range bucket. $50.00 before corporate customization.

-- "Eagle" BBQ in a Box -- The company's most popular item. It includes the proprietary "I'd Rather be Grilling!" Golfer's Cookbook and two custom-blended savory grill rubs -- Spicy Chipotle and Savory Herb -- in 4 oz. tins, all attractively packaged with a raffia bow. $20.00 before corporate customization.

-- "Birdie" Bag of Grill Rubs -- Sure to make any BBQ a gallery pleaser! This set for grill lovers includes the company's perfect trio of custom-blended savory grill rubs -- Spicy Chipotle, Sweet Ginger Garlic and Savory Herb -- each in 4 oz. tins, all cleverly packaged in a black mesh driving range bag. $16.00 before corporate customization.

-- "Sports Fanatic" Sleeve of Mini Grill Rubs -- Perfect for those sports fanatics in your life: friends, family, coaches, team moms, colleagues, teachers or anyone addicted to ESPN that you would like to delight. Includes a sample set of three custom-blended savory grill rubs -- Spicy Chipotle, Sweet Ginger Garlic and Savory Herb -- in 2 oz. tins with choice of sports design: golf, football, tennis, baseball, soccer or a combination thereof. $10.00 before corporate customization.

-- "I'd Rather be Grilling!" Golfer's Cookbook -- Whether a novice golfer and a grill master or vice versa, the lucky recipient will love this fun novelty cookbook featuring flavor-infused recipes specifically designed for the grill. Recipes featured, such as the "Hole-in-One" Calamari and "Par 5" Juicy Blue Cheeseburger, are kept simple so the grill-master has time to shoot an extra 9. Paperback, ISBN 978-0976937500, $9.95 before corporate customization.

All of the above-named items are available with volume purchase discounts, reseller wholesale pricing also available.

"Our golf-themed grilling products offer a refreshing alternative to catalog shopping for status quo, 'been there, done that' promotional items," said Michelle Mobley, co-founder of I'd Rather be Grilling!, Inc. "We work very closely and diligently with our customers to develop compelling, yet practical and cost effective, corporate gift packages sure to 'wow' the recipient. It's a lofty goal, but one we achieve time and time again through our distinctive and lighthearted product line with high appeal."

Randy Janes, a financial advisor in Naperville, Illinois, is an I'd Rather be Grilling! devotee, having noted, "I received your 'Hole-in-One' gift bucket as a house warming gift and loved everything in it. This year all my clients are getting them as holiday gifts."

Dean Cunningham, president of Black Diamond Pipe & Tube, Inc., shares a similar experience, raving, "Your 'Hole-in-One' gift set really bowled over the 40 VIP customers we gave them to in a show of thanks. In fact, at least two of them requested your contact information so they may discuss their own corporate gift initiatives with you. Shipping the sets directly to each individual recipient was a fantastic touch that really maximized the gesture's overall impact. Thanks to your ingenuity, responsiveness and package flexibility, our customer appreciation initiative was a resounding success!"

About I'd Rather be Grilling!

Founded in May 2005 and headquartered in San Diego, California, I'd Rather be Grilling! develops and markets innovative golf inspired grilling merchandise and customizable gift sets for individuals and businesses both small and large. Commercial customers include an array of prominent golf courses, hotels and corporations throughout the U.S., including Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Coeur d'Alene Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Among other accomplishments, I'd Rather be Grilling! was named a "top supplier" for the National Golf Association's 2006 Professional Golf Tour, which featured the company's unique golfer's grilling cookbook. I'd Rather be Grilling! may be reached, and products may be purchased, through its Web site located at

Note to Editors: A selection of hi-res product artwork may be downloaded directly from Product review samples available upon request. Press contact: Merilee Kern,, 858-577-0206.

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