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Patty’s Picks 2022: A promo trend forecast for the new year

January 19, 2022
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What promo items will we see trending in 2022?

2022 is finally here and Patty has made some predictions on some great new promo items that are sure to trend throughout the year.  Check out her merch selections below and be sure to place your orders early to avoid delays!

Tip: Did you know you can also bundle these into a custom swag kit?  Be sure to ask us about the details!

Braavos Earbuds

Braavos true wireless auto pair earbuds

January: Wireless Ear Buds

Help make those New Year’s resolutions more enjoyable and never skip a beat with wireless earbuds.  They can be used with smartphones and most laptops using a Bluetooth connection.  Several models have built-in batteries to recharge the earbuds to help keep you going throughout the day.

The Braavos Wireless Charging True Wireless Auto Pair Earbuds are the future of Bluetooth earbuds. They feature Bluetooth 5.0, a built-in microphone for hands-free operation, music control, Voice Assistant Activation (Siri/Hey Google), Auto-Pairing, and Auto Power-On. Once the earbuds are removed from the case, they‘ll power on and automatically sync with each other! The case also doubles as a power bank for your earbuds. The power case can be charged wirelessly via a wireless charging pad or with the included Micro USB Cable.

Trio Power Bank

Trio power bank wireless charging pad with 3-in-1 cable

February: Wireless Chargers

Wireless chargers make it easy to give your phone a boost of juice, especially after those heartwarming (and long) Valentine’s conversations.  Just lay your phone down on one of these to get the juices flowing.  Don’t have a wireless charge-capable phone?  That’s ok.  This model has a multi-connector cable just for that!

This charging pad is designed to charge most wireless charging-enabled smartphones including the latest iPhones.  It also includes a 3-in-1 charging cable with USB-C, Micro USB, and 5-pin connectors.  The internal rechargeable battery has a 5000mAh/3.7V capacity and a wireless charging distance of 6mm (0.23 in).  Note: FCC approved & UL certified but not an Apple® authorized product, use at your own risk.

Gildan 6400 T-Shirt

Gildan® Softstyle® adult t-shirt

March: Custom T-Shirts

Custom T-Shirts are great ways to get your promo message across.  As the weather begins to warm up, you’ll want to remove all those heavy layers and show off your new body.  You know, the one you’ve been working out for since New Year’s Day, right?

These lighter-weight t-shirts are soft enough to feel like an old favorite but have a new modern fit and stylish spec.  Made of 4.5 oz 100% cotton, they feature a rib-knit neck, preshrunk jersey body, and taped neck and shoulder seams.  They have a double-needle collar-stitched neck and double-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom. Available in many popular colors and heather shades.  *Fiber content on heather shades is 65% polyester/35% cotton, and Sport Grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester.

Lidon Pen

Lidon rollerball pen

April: Laser Etched Pens

With tax season around, we all need a good pen to sign those forms.  Having a nice-looking pen like some of our laser-etched models makes the experience much less painful.

Cap-off design rollerball has a solid brass cap and barrel and features our unique 24-hole barrel design.  These promotional pens can be laser etched with your slogan or company logo.

Foldaway Tote

Foldaway tote bag

May: Totes and Bags

As you go around shopping for May flowers, you’ll really appreciate a nice compact tote to help you carry stuff around.

This foldaway tote bag is made of strong 210D polyester and folds into a self-contained pouch with string closure for convenient storage.  Handles are 18 inches long making them easy to carry.  This tote bag is available in 8 popular colors and can be silk screened or heat transferred with your image.

Goldie Speaker

Goldie wireless speaker

June: Wireless Speakers

As summer approaches, we can all get together to have some fun.  Now everyone can enjoy their favorite playlist no matter where they are.

Multi-functionality and sophistication merge together in the Goldie wireless speaker. You can use its built-in microphone to take phone calls and listen to music while in wireless mode, or use a micro SD card to listen to your favorite playlist. Forgot to bring your own tunes? The Goldie has you covered with its integrated FM radio receiver. Its sleek aluminum shell comes in gold, pink, silver, or black matte finish and is protected by a portable black EVA zip travel case.

Asobu Juggler Water Bottle (Gray)

Asobu® Juggler TWB22

July: Water Bottles

Stay hydrated all summer long with your favorite refreshing beverage close at hand.  Various styles and colors to choose from! This fun lightweight jug is ideal for all types of outdoor activity.

The Juggler is made of heavy-duty TritanTM and is 100% BPA free and is shock and scratch resistant. The base is made of 100% silicone. The complete unit is completely dishwasher safe. Either at home or on the go, the Juggler is the ideal lightweight jug for your hydration needs!

Hashtag Backpack

Hashtag backpack with back access laptop compartment

August: Backpacks

Whether you’re taking a hike or getting ready to travel, backpacks make the best companions.  Choosing one with plenty of compartments will help you stay well organized on your trip.

Made of 600D and 420 polyesters, the Hashtag backpack features a convenient back access compartment and has plenty of extra pockets for the storage of cables, notebooks, and other items.  The padded laptop sleeve holds most laptops up to 15.6″.  It also has padded and adjustable shoulder straps, 2 side mesh pockets, and a rubber earbud port on the front top panel.

Moleskine Notebook

Moleskine® soft cover ruled large notebook

September: Journals

Write all about your experiences this year in one of our easy-to-carry notebook journals.

Your customers will take note of your brand when you hand out this promotional notebook from Moleskine. Great for home or office us, or on the road, this reliable travel companion is perfect for notes, sketches, and thoughts. It features a flexible, black soft cover with rounded corners, a bookmark, and an elastic strap closure. Write everything down on 192 pages (96 sheets) of ruled format, Certified FSC, acid-free paper.

Gildan Fleece Hoodie

Gildan® Heavy Blend™ classic fit adult hooded sweatshirt

October: Fleece

As the weather begins to cool down, you’ll want to stay nice and warm.  Fleece is a perfect way to keep toasty in style.

This classic fit hooded sweatshirt is made of 8 oz. 50/50 cotton/polyester blend preshrunk fleece.  It features air jet yarn that makes for a softer feel and reduced pilling.  It also has a double-lined hood with a matching drawstring, pouch pocket, double-needle cuffs, and a 1×1 rib with spandex.

PN-100 Cap

PN-100 cap

November: Hats

As rain turns to snow, you want to keep your head warm.  A hat like this cap below or a knitted beanie will help do just that.

Keep your cool on that mean green and look great on the back nine in this handsome and protective cap. This structured six-panel cap is crafted from polyester with a specially created moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you cool and comfortable — and the interior sweatband lets you concentrate on your shot. It provides UPF 50+ sun protection, and the 4,056 stitch count lets you know that it’s well-made. Choose from seven classic colors and add your school, sports team, organizational or company logo, emblem, or message to customize.

Big Cork Mug

Big cork ceramic mug – SM7

December: Coffee Mugs

Whether you drink coffee, hot cocoa, or tea, you will really appreciate a nice large mug for that hot, delicious beverage in the winter!

Sleek and minimalist style ceramic big mug with built-in cork coaster to protect from scratches.  This large-capacity mug also has a matte finish for a good grip!  Please note that the SM70 cork ceramic mugs are not microwave safe.

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