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10 Most Popular Promotional Products of February 2016

It’s that time again – time to see which promotional products QLP’s customers fell for in the month of February!

Last month, the Round Stress Reliever came out swinging (as much as a ball can swing, anyway) in its bid to steal the title of Most Popular Product of the Year from the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack. How did the rivalry play out this month? Did any new items make their ways into the hearts of promo products proponents?

It’s time to find out! Here are QLP’s 10 bestselling promotional products for February 2016:

Look at that! Once the Round Stress Reliever gets on a roll, there’s no stopping it. In fact, all of the top four items (my friend Roundy, the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack, the Adhesive Sticky Note Pads, and the medium Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bag) are in the exact same spots they were in last month. Hey, Quality Logo Products®’ customers know what they like!

Beyond that, we’ve got Promotional Lip Balm and Rubberized Sunglasses on the list in the 5th and 7th spots, respectively. It’s no surprise to me to see people buying sunglasses and lip balm in February. After all, Build a Better Trade Show Week happens every year around this time, and these items make great trade show giveaways!

What else did I notice this month? All the writing instruments: the Krypton Pen in 6th place, the Custom Pencils in 8th, and the Hedgehog Pen in 9th. There were so many that it was kinda hard to miss them! Put together with the 10th place Brain Stress Reliever, they make me think that everyone’s working hard to sharpen their minds and get creative in 2016. And here I’ve just been sitting around and squeezing my polyurethane toes all month.

We’ll see if there’s a big shakeup in the top items next month. For now, it’s time for…

The QLP Monthly Trend Alert!

Never mind what the people in the office always tell me around 8:30 in the morning – there’s never a bad time for a party. Whether you’re already thinking about your springtime festivals, or you’re planning something more immediate like a St. Patrick’s Day shindig, we think you’ll love the three pieces of custom drinkware on this month’s Trend Alert: the German Boot Cup, the Fish Bowl Cup With Straw, and the Yard Cup with Straw.

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Get ready to give the competition the boot! Or, you know, just give a custom boot to your customers. You don’t have wait for Oktoberfest to enjoy the German Boot Cup. This 30-ounce cup is great for all sorts of themed get-togethers, from pirate-themed events to motorcycle rallies. As anyone who visits Chicago’s Christkindlmarket in the wintertime will tell you, a boot mug is a souvenir that people treasure. Your customers will kick up their heels once they get one of these! Note: beer not included.

Do you need a cup that’s larger than a boot? Don’t think that QLP can’t deliver. This Fish Bowl Cup With Straw hold a whopping 46 ounces of liquid (though we also have a 20-ounce version, if a drink bowl that holds over a liter of liquid isn’t quite what you’re looking for). If you’re throwing an island paradise wedding or birthday party, or your restaurant is looking for an eye-catching way to promote your new tropical drink specials, you can’t go wrong with a piece of drinkware that looks like it could hold a small animal. Note: fish not included. And please don’t put any real ones in here.

Back to the more manageably sized drinkware: the Yard Cup With Straw is the kind of cup that’s made to carry around a party. This 24-ounce cup not only is easy to hold thanks to its long shape; it’s also easy to drink from without spilling thanks to its straw and lid. It’s a great item for people hanging out at the bar (or the backyard lounge), watching the March Madness tournament. Note: yard not included.

Each piece of drinkware mentioned above is made from shatter-resistant plastic. So if you’re ready to shatter some sales records with one of our Trend Alert items, or if any of the items in our Top 10 list strikes your fancy, you can contact our fantabulous Quality Logo Products® sales representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Which product do you think will be the most popular one next month? Are you planning any big parties right now? What kind of drinks would best be served in a 46-ounce cup? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on


  1. Greg

    Not surprised to see the stress balls and cinch up backpacks up there. Always big selling items, that can be used for so many different events! Sunglasses are always a good choice, no matter what season your in!

  2. Kat D.

    More than half of these Top 10 items are my personal “go-to’s” for any customer that isn’t quite sure what they want. You can’t go wrong with any of these!! And how about the new trending items, too cool! Did someone say fishbowl?!

  3. jaimie

    Some how this list does not get old to me. I love seeing the top sellers in the industry I work for. Selling these items day in and day out, it is cool seeing the final count. 🙂

    I even like seeing the trending items as well. The fish bowl cup looks amazing!!! I see that being a HUGE seller at concerts and some cool bars. everyone loves a good ol’ fish bowl drink. And even cooler than a fish bowl drink is a fish bowl drink that shows off your logo. Doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂

  4. Autumn

    There are so many wonderful products to choose from however, the stress balls being number 1 on the list does not surprise me at all. They are wonderful to have in the office to relieve any stress you may be having during your day and they are also great to have to promote your business to everyone. Not only do families enjoy receiving these as giveaways but they also are always a good way to get your company name out because everyone from kids to adults will use them. The trending items are also very HUGE sellers to promote at many different events! Those are the items that people will be so impressed with due to the fact they are just AMAZING and fun to have. The top 10 list does tend to almost stay the same as the months go on but the value of these items to promote your business also stays the same! I’m not surprised at all that these products remain at the top of the list. Who wouldn’t want to drink their beverage out of fish bowl 🙂

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