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12 Gifts of Christmas (and other holiday shopping tips)

You may be baking in the sun and cranking the AC up, but we at Flywheel are always thinking ahead. Why not get your creative wheels turning and think ahead towards the perfect gift for your team this coming Christmas. We’ve come up with a list of 12 tried and true products that will stand the test of time. These items have all passed our effectiveness test with high ratings in popularity, price, usefulness and quality. As a result, it's been no surprise to us that they’ve been a hit for brand promotion and marketing this year. And they will certainly make it a holly jolly holiday for your customers and employees (when the time comes).

(Don't miss the bonus idea we've included at the end. There's a secret detail that might surprise you!)

PopSocket Multi-Purpose Mobile Device Accessory

Sometimes the best gifts come in small packages...because they're so handy! Well, in the case of the PopSocket they're probably more "hands off". This small, simple tool secures on the back of your mobile device to serve as a stand, hand-grip or earbud management system.

  • $15 each
  • Grips to the back of your mobile phone, tablet, e-reader or camera
  • Clip-on companion also available to mount device to dashboards, mirrors, walls, etc. for hands-free viewing
  • Want to see it in action? Watch a video demonstration!

Vacuum-Insulated Tumbler

You may have seen something like this at your local sporting goods store, but thought it was a little expensive for your taste. We found you a less expensive yet still effective option that's made with the double-wall, stainless steel construction. Our clients have found incredible success with it, which is why we have also incorporated it into our own marketing efforts!

  • $9.95 each - includes one color imprint
  • Keeps hot drinks hot for more than 2.5 hours
  • Keeps iced drinks cold for 24 hours
  • Holds 20 oz. and includes secure lid that prevents spilling
  • 26 oz. size and engraving options available



Bluetooth Headphones

Premium sound quality is on every music-lovers list this season. What we've found is a product that offers the full-range audio that you expect and has the trendy, over-the-ear cups design that they want. Packaged in style, these headphones also come with a soft carry bag, 3.5mm aux headphone jack cord and micro USB cable.

  • As low as $31.67 each
  • 25-foot Bluetooth wireless range
  • Multi-function on-ear buttons for answering calls and controlling music
  • Built-in microphone for phone calls
  • 4+ hours of play
  • Gift box included

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Your customers or employees can share their favorite playlist anywhere with a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Packaged in a modern gift box, the speaker is guaranteed to keep the party going for up to 3 hours with one single charge.

  • $19.50 each - standard laser engraving included
  • Built-in microphone allows device to be used to conduct conversations when paired with mobile phone
  • 30-foot wireless Bluetooth v2.1 connection range


RichardsonTM Snapback Hat

The Flywheel team has loved sporting this trucker-style hat that also touts a well-constructed design. In fact, our clients have found such tremendous success with this model where their employees and clients were knocking down the door to get one! (Find out how by viewing the conclusions in our white paper report.)

  • Starting at $7.20 each
  • Cotton twill front panels and mesh back panels
  • Adjustable plastic snap back strap
  • Wide variety of solid and alternate color options

OGIO® ENDURANCE Fulcrum Full-Zip Athletic Wear

Athleisure items are all the rage. People have demanded more stylish workout attire that can also be worn in more casual, social or even work environments. This is just one of many styles from OGIO® that appeal to that demand and have designs constructed comfortably for men and women.

  • Starting at $27.99 each
  • 100% poly heather with interior textured fleece
  • Three-panel hood with drawcord and toggles
  • Lower-front zippered pockets with reflective taping and clear silicon zipper pulls
  • Sizes: XS-4XL
  • A variety of color options are available
  • Looking for a 360-degree view? Check out the product video below!


Stainless Steel Knife

Multi-purpose products are always highly desired. In fact, 82% of people who keep a promotional product say it is because they find the item useful. Branding decoration also rarely impacts the product owner's decision. In an industry study, only 5 out of 10 respondents said they would keep a quality, decorated item so long as it is useful. For some companies, a trusty, well-made knife may be the winning gift choice this holiday.

  • As low as $16.89 each
  • 3-1/8" stainless steel blade
  • 4-1/8" when closed
  • Liner lock
  • Red anodized aluminum handle
  • Pocket clip


Kenneth Cole® Expandable Upright Luggage

Co-branding with popular and reliable brands can be an effective technique when marketing. Premium quality and high perceived value greatly impact the impression that you are looking to make. Both effective and impressionable, this beautiful piece of luggage is available in low quantities for your VIPs or large quantities to make a big splash with your team.

  • As low as $89.98 each
  • Dimension: 20"H x 10-1/4"W x 13-1/2"L
  • Lightweight, 4-wheel expandable case features sturdy design and locking retractable handle system
  • Three exterior zipper pockets offer added storage for small items
  • Detachable, adjustable, padded shoulder strap


Picnic Speaker Blanket

Too unique to ignore, the hybrid luxury speaker blanket is a winning holiday gift for anyone who enjoys picnicking, beach trips, outdoor events or even tailgate parties. It features two speakers that are compatible with most mobile devices, allowing you to rock your favorite playlist at any occasion with friends or family.

  • As low as $29.98 each
  • Size: 55" x 50"
  • Fleece blanket folds into hook-and-loop closure with convenient carrying handle
  • Zippered pocket holds battery box that uses four AA batteries (not included)
  • Includes one color imprint on the front nylon pouch


Modern Journal

Taking the classy approach is excellent for any client or employee gift, which is why we had to include the Essential Journal. The smooth, hardcover design is available in a variety of colors to suit your company's style and branding as well as make the high-level impression you're seeking.

  • As low as $3.95 each
  • Size: 4" x 6"
  • 70 sheets of paper
  • Smooth hard cover design with a variety of color options
  • Features stain ribbon bookmark, elastic privacy closure and thread-sewn book binding


Electronic Aroma Diffuser

Instill a sense of serenity with your employees or give a gift to a customer that they wouldn't purchase for themselves. "Novel" is a term that best suits this unique gift idea that comes complete with an essential oil bottle with a scent of your choice.

  • As low as $37.98 each
  • Diffuser Size: 4-5/8"h x 2-9/16"w
  • Includes 15ml dropper bottle essential oil of your signature blend scent choice
  • Gift box included


Party Pack of Treats

Sweet treats are a traditional holiday gift for a reason--everyone loves them! But rather than choosing a standard tin or box, you can dress up your delivery with this laser-etched, wooden box. Selections include sweet indulgences as well as healthy snacks.

  • As low as $14.92 each
  • 4.5" square wooden gift box
  • Includes two snack bags with your choice of Hershey's Kisses, M&Ms, Skittles, roasted almonds, cashews, gummy bears or honey roasted peanuts



*BONUS IDEA*

Tote Bag

It goes without saying that tote bags are useful for countless situations. However, industry research underscores the effectiveness of bags, reporting that they continue to generate the most impressions over any other promotional item. That's 5,772 impressions to be exact!

What's special about this tote in particular is a unique feature that's offered by the manufacturer, City Cut & Sew. Made in the U.S., these well-crafted promotional products are designed with a truly contemporary approach. Rather than display the usual imprint on the outside of the item, the products are made with a custom-branded interior liner for a sleek and subtle approach! We always knew that what's on the inside is what really counts!

Successfully marketing your brand is our passion. Let us know if you'd like to see a sample, chat about your holiday plans or discuss your 2020 goals!

Ready to get the jump on holiday gifts for your team?

Call us at 800.237.0083 or send an email to our inbox at results@flywheelbrands.com.

I'm ready!

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