Vertex Trek Custom Computer Laptop Backpack

Computer backpack with 2 padded sleeves to hold your laptop and either an e-reader or tablet.

Computer backpack with 2 padded sleeves to hold your laptop and either an e-reader or tablet.

The Vertex Trek Computer backpack features a front zippered pocket with a multifunction organizer which can hold writing instruments and your cell phone or small technical device, and two side zippered pockets, one with a mesh water bottle holder (bottle not included) and the other with reflective webbing accent.  There is a D-Ring on the easy access, wide mouth opening at the top of the computer backpack. Inside you will find a padded computer sleeve which fits up to a 15.4 inch laptop. There is also an additional padded sleeve on the inside that with fit either your tablet or e-reader.

The back of the computer bag features a top grab handle and adjustable padded shoulder straps for your carrying comfort.  This sport technical backpack makes a great sales incentive or employee gift.

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Personalized Duffel Bags in True Vintage Design

Custom Luggage

Personalized Duffel Vintage Look Bag with your corporate logo

These personalized duffel bags are classic travel bags in true vintage style. These retro vinyl bags feature trendy accent piping, a zippered main compartment, slash side pockets and a front zippered pocket with a large decoration area so you can display your company logo with pride.  This weekender bag also features an adjustable shoulder strap as well as top grab handles.  You can personalize this weekender duffel bag by adding your organizations one color logo or company message.

These vintage weekender bags come in black, turquoise, Santa Fe Red and Pacific Blue. This fashionable bag would be perfect for a corporate weekend retreat or a travel reward program.

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Custom Picnic Blanket Totes

picnic blanket, personalized blanket, fleece blankets, custom blankets, waterproof picnic blankets, customized blanketsThe blanket tote XL is the ultimate extra large picnic blanket. This large blanket is made of 100% polyester fleece and has a convenience stretch cord and button closure as well as a zippered accessory pocket. Your logo can be added to the piece by either embroidery, screen printing or with Picnic Times exclusive full color Chroma-Tec process.  Make any event and event to remember by adding your events logo to the blanket as a take home corporate gift.

Whether you are at the beach or the park the water resistant underside protects the blanket from any  ground damage. With over 38 square feet of room, the blanket tote XL is big enough for  several people. With its extra zippered pocket and comfortable shoulder strap it is the only blanket you will need for your next outing.  The blanket tote XL is available in 3 colors Blue Stripe,  Black Plaid, or Moka.   For more information on the blanket tote XL , to see other fleece blanket tote options or to order your custom printed fleece blanket totes visit:

Garden Baskets – Corporate Gift Ideas

Garden Basket Garden GiftsThe Garden Basket is the ideal gardening basket that can be imprinted with your corporate logo or organization name or message. The custom printed garden basket features Attractive and durable fabrics with a stain-resistant interior make this tote the perfect gift for those who love to garden.   The three stainless steel tools with wooden handles include a garden spade, a garden rake and a trowel.  Other types of garden baskets are available including our Gardener Gardening Fold up Seat and Storage Tote which features a folding seat and detachable polyester storage tote all-in-one. The storage tote has two zippered openings, one on the backside and one on the top for easy access from any angle and it conveniently holds 5 metal garden tools (large trowel, small trowel, garden fork, rake and weeder) on the exterior of the tote so they are readily accessible when you need them.

The custom printed Garden Metro Basket has a sturdy aluminum frame with a polyester outer shell and a water resistant base. The basket folds completely flat for easy storage. These Garden Baskets make the perfect gift for those who love gardening in style.  For more information on our Garden Baskets or more gardening gift ideas visit:  – To order this same garden basket without a minimum order or logo requirement visit

Surfboard Cutting Board Personalized with Your Logo

Corporate Gift IdeaThe surfboard by Picnic Time is a beautifully crafted cheeseboard and cutting board. This stylish cutting board can feature your corporate logo or organizations event engraving on the top of the board.  The Surfboard comes with a side pull out drawer that contains three wood handle cheese tools including a pointed tip hard cheese knife, a bunt tip hard cheese knife and a cheese fork.

This cutting board is made of durable rubber wood with accent stripe down the middle and the fins and has over 102 square inches of cutting board space. The Surfboard cutting board makes the ideal gift for those who love surfing, the beach or entertaining in style.

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Flavored Mints in Custom Tins Gains Brand Awareness for Top Bridal Gown Vendor

Challenge: A Bridal gown vendor was looking to find an easy-to-carry, useful and unique promotional product with long staying power to promote brand awareness to the trade. Each year many thousands of brides, bridesmaids and flower girls eagerly dream of their walks down the aisle wearing bridal gowns, bridesmaid gowns, flower girl dresses, veils and other accessories from the company’s designer apparel lines. To maintain that awareness they market their bridal apparel to consumers through bridal magazines, trunk shows and catalogs, and present their lines to retailers at the world’s top bridal tradeshows, such as the week-long Bridal Market Weeks held in Barcelona and New York. The reach provided by such shows is impressive: more than 1,500 retailers and media outlets from the U.S. and abroad attend the New York event; Barcelona boasts an attendance of more than 20,000. It was with the upcoming U.S. Bridal week in mind that the company’s team turned to their promotional products distributor who presented promotional mints.

Solution: Mints made good sense for their show room venue because: they are 1) a unique promotional product not typically offered by other bridal show exhibitors; 2) small and compact, easy for retailer buyers to slip into pockets, purses and bags; 3) useful in the bridal week setting, where retailers and members of the press enjoy abundant opportunities for eating and up-close-and-personal speaking with peers, designers and clients; and 4) highly desirable to the week’s primarily female audience.

The promotional product distributor showed the marketing team several promotional mints that could become their private-label stash, from which they selected the Small Mint Tin in a durable tin. The tin was just what the team had hoped for, with a black color perfectly in tune with the deep, dark richness of the company logo and website, and with a spacious lid with plenty of room for the bridal gown vendor imprint. Branding space was especially important to the team for this particular show as they had also recently launched the new website to establish the company as the “go-to” location for all its represented brands. Plus, recipients would be less likely to throw away the reusable tin, providing added reach and long-lasting promotional power—just what the team needed to help transfer brand awareness away from the individual brands and to the bridal gown vendor.

Result: Mints please tradeshow goers; the bridal gown vendor expands use of mints to additional venues in the U.S. and Europe. The marketing team reports that retailers and members of the press who stopped by their showroom during the event helped themselves to handfuls of mint tins, guaranteeing that they’d see the company name each time they reached for a mint and reminding recipients that represented designers are now available through the new website. The mints proved so successful that the team added them to gift bags given to bridal, beauty and fashion editors at top bridal publications during the fashion show that week, and also introduced them into the marketing mix for European events as well, changing flavors as needed to suit the variability of cultural tastes. For instance, the team selected fruity instead of minty flavored mints for their United Kingdom market, as people in the UK tend to favor fruity over spicy. To toast another successful promotion we raise our mints and say, “Bon appétit!

Community Bank Branch Increases Customer Base with Mint Box Promotion

Challenge: The Bank of Newport is a small bank branch that serves the southeastern area of New England. They were established in 1819 and have only 12 bank locations, mostly in Rhode Island. Their challenge over the past years has been to secure more local customers to their community bank by recruiting them away from the large bank branches that have permeated the area. The Bank of Newport wanted an economical promotional gift because they do not have the vast budget of their competitors. They also wanted the product to be useful and endearing to the residents of the area, demonstrating to them that they actually care about the community. The bank has always prided itself on their community efforts and help sponsor numerous events throughout the year. The gift was to be given away at the Newport Bank booth at several of these community festivals during the spring/summer months. Newport contacted their promotional product distributor to find a product that fit the needs of the bank.

Solution: The promotional products team decided that Newport needed a product with resale value and that the product had to prove to the patrons of these neighborhood events that Newport cared about them, unlike the other larger banks in the area. Eventually, the team presented Newport with the advertising mint box. The mint box contains 20-25 peppermints, is recloseable, and is fully customizable on all 5 sides of the box. The mint box offers more advertising space than most products and is printed with 4-color process printed. A box of mints like this is often purchased in the store for over $1.

Result: The mint box promotion was distributed at the Newport booths at several sponsored events through the spring and summer. The advertising box was useful and compact enough to be placed in purses and pockets. This way the potential customer would remember the company name and logo days after the event. After the promotion, the Bank of Newport received many compliments on the product and requests for more by the community. More importantly, the bank saw a 10% increase of new customers in the fall.

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Lip Balm Promotion Succeeds in Driving More Business to Retail Mobile Phone Locations

Challenge: The challenge was to generate more business toward local retail stores of an internationally known mobile phone company. The wireless company may be the country’s leading cell phone provider with an exceptionally strong brand identity, but this doesn’t mean that all divisions of their business are thriving. In particular, local retail stores of eminent companies can often suffer in certain areas because of an over saturation of the brand name and stores. Because the wireless provider is concerned with the latest accessible technology, it was important for them to utilize an advertising product that was simple and functional. The wireless provider’s marketing group got in touch with their promotional products distributor to help find a solution. The team then collectively put their ideas together to find the best promotional product for the client.

Solution: The promotional distributor suggested that an all-natural lip balm containing SPF15 be used for the retail store promotion. In line with the clients’ wishes, the team selected a product that was practical, thus differentiating the gift from the items sold by the company on a daily basis. Also, it was functional because the promotion was to be used during the summer months, so the SPF 15 in the lip balm would protect those who received the product from the sun. The four-color process decal on the lip balm tube was incredibly vibrant and it included the address of that particular retail location, along with the website. The lip balms were given as a gift once the customer entered into the store. So, the item served as a thank you to customers that were interested enough to walk into the wireless provider’s retail location.

Result: The SPF15 lip balm was a hit with customers that came into the several retail locations. Most seemed to appreciate that the wireless provider would give them a useful gift just for walking into the store and not after purchasing an item, which is so often the case. During the three month campaign, these once struggling stores saw more volume as the promotion progressed. Due to the increased activity in the stores, there were more mobile phone sales made. The product was convenient and could be used several times; so, as the customers continued to use the lip balm during the summer, they were reminded of the provider’s location/website each time they used it to protect themselves from the sun. The company also noticed an improvement in website traffic in those areas where previously there had been minimal interest in exploring the wireless provider website online.  ** Our promotional lip-balm vendor is now working on a red wax color lip balm for a future promotion.


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