New from the trade show circuit: The latest and greatest promo items

LaserPoint Awards and Promotional Solutions has just returned from the largest trade show in the promotional industry, and wow, did we see a lot of great new products and ideas! We’ve put together a list of some of the hottest items this year for you to check out. As always, contact us to learn more about any of these small business marketing tools.

Drinkware is always big, and this year is no exception. Full-color print is now more available and more affordable, and some cool new styles — including expanded vacuum bottles — are popping up.

Yeti is finally in the promotional market, for those of you who want the branded name. For others, there are many, many bottles with the same qualities as Yeti, at reduced prices.

Technology is still huge; there were scads of phone holders, phone stands, virtual reality glasses and much more. I used a couple during the show that I loved, especially the silicone phone holder that I was given about halfway through the first day. What relief, to be able to use your phone while having both hands free for a glass of wine — oh, I mean a cup of coffee!

Full-color printing is changing the apparel market. Yes, LaserPoint already does embroidery and screen printing, but color sublimation techniques allow the printing of full color on the front or back of a shirt — or even the entire shirt.

It’s fun to watch how trends develop. Two years ago, selfie sticks were a very popular promotional giveaway. In the time since then, the price has dropped considerably to make room for the next trend.

Here’s a closer look at a few of the specific items that we at LaserPoint Awards & Promotional Solutions think will be hot in the coming year.

  • 25-oz H2Go Neo water bottle: This 25-oz, single-wall, BPA-free bottle has a threaded lid, stainless steel accents and silicone sleeve.
  • Rotondo mug: These fun-shaped 16-oz mugs are glossy outside and glossy white inside.
  • 25 Oz H2Go Core water bottle: This 25-oz, single-wall,BPA-free copolyester water bottle has a threaded dual-opening lid, a lid retaining loop and a silicone strainer.
  • H2go Karma water bottle: This 20-oz, borosilicate glass bottle with a silicone sleeve comes in nine colors. Retail gift box included.
  • Inverti mug: These 15-oz stoneware mugs are available in seven matte colors.
  • The Reach Clip-On Media Holder: This universal media clip holder has long, flexible arms that can be attached to any desk, bed headboard, chair or wall cabinet.
  • Silicone lanyard with phone holder and wallet: These are amazing for tradeshows or anytime you need both hands free. Your phone is handy and safe, and you have freedom!
  • Grip Ring: Another tech accessory that was very popular. You can rest your phone on the ring for a stand, or hold onto it with your finger.
  • Custom beanies: Keep warm and look amazing with this new, 100-percent polyester dye-sublimated beanie.
  • LED wristbands: The patented BOLT LED Band now has 50-percent more engraving area. The BOLT XL features a single-function on/off switch with your company’s name or brand engraved on the band. What a great promotion for a night-time event!
  • Stuffed tees: These are not new, but there are new ways to use them. A great promotion to launch a new product!
  • Plush animals: Who doesn’t love these critters? Great for corporate mascots, promotions and events.

Contact LaserPoint Awards & Promotional Solutions with any questions or free sample requests. We’re here to help you get the latest and greatest marketing tools into your hands!


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