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10 Most Popular Promotional Products of May 2014

Summer is upon us, friends! The first indicator is of course MY BIRTHDAY, but you can also tell because it’s June and it has been pretty hot outside this week! You can tell the season’s changing just by looking at our list of top 10 items, too, as some of our summer favorites have found their way onto the list.

Don’t just take my word for it, have a look for yourself!

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As you can see, not much activity among the top 4 between this month and last month. The Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack, Round Stress Reliever, Medium Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bag, and Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler are all locked in those top four spots. Maybe we’ll see a shake-up next month. You never know! Crazier things have happened!

Whereas nothing changed in the top four, there were all kinds of upsets on the rest of the list. Suprisingly our Rubberized Sunglasses were bumped down to #6 by the Small Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bag that took #5. This shift bumped the Bic Clic Stic Pen down from #6 to #8 on our list.

In May we saw  a couple of our top products bumped off the list entirely in favor of some summertime oriented items. We said goodbye to the Brain Stress Reliever and the Custom Pencils and welcomed in Custom Frisbees at #7 and the 9” Custom Flyer at #9. Everyone’s favorite Mood Stadium Cup is sitting pretty at #10 on our list.

What a great month for our promo products! Man, can you believe this year is almost half over already? Neither can I! But alas, there’s no time to rest. The world keeps on turnin’, so with that, let’s take a look at some new products that I think you’ll love.

It’s time for Quality Logo Products’s monthly trend alerts!

Say “Howdy ho!” to the Fun Flinger Shark and the Heart Fitness Jump Rope! Did you say it? Did you say those exact words? Okay, I believe you … so here they are!

As I’ve mentioned one or 10 times in this blog post, it’s summer!! That means your brand needs some fun new toys to give away at your company picnic, family fun fair, or summer promotion. For that, I highly recommend our gnarly Fun Flinger Shark!

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Heart Fitness Jump Rope. Since it’s finally nice outside, there’s never been a better time to encourage your customers, patients, or students to get outside and play to keep their heart healthy! You can encourage healthy habits and get your customers moving with this adorable custom jump rope that features red hearts on the handles.

That’s all I have folks! I’m outta here! There’s a pool, a floatie, and a piece of birthday cake with my name on it. If you are interested in ordering one of our popular items or trending products, you can contact one of our Quality Logo Products® representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below!

What do you think about May’s most popular items? Do you have an idea for an item that should be featured in next month’s trend alerts? How about predictions for June’s bestsellers? Chime in below!

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  1. PMO

    If you have kids, know a kid or perhaps driven past a school you have seen these cinch up backpacks thousands of times!

    They really couldn’t be more popular and it’s great to see them back at the top of the charts.

  2. Jaimie Smith

    The sunglasses, flyers, and mood cups are definitely big sellers right now for this amazing weather. Everybody just wants to be outside, and these are the best giveaways to do so! 🙂

  3. David

    I could die a happy man if that Fun Flinger Shark makes the #1 spot.

    Lots of good stuff on that list of the top ten. You can certainly tell that summer is here with the sunglasses, frisbees, can coolers and stadium cups in the top ten.

  4. Chase

    Wow! This is awesome! I always wondered what the top items were and this is a perfect confirmation! I often have clients ask me what the most popular items are, and I always respond with the items that I personally have sold recently. This list just confirms the list! Also, all of these items are on Super Sale right now! Which makes it even better for people ordering! Thanks!!!

  5. Kelly Bird

    All classic choices you can’t go wrong with! 7 & 9 are very similar products but they ship from different locations and frisbees can be heavy in quantity so shipping costs can vary quite a bit. If you are looking for a frisbee this summer just have one of the awesome QLP sales reps work up a quote for you on both to see which item will be the most affordable option.

  6. Doc

    Koozies (#4) are always a great option this time of year. They are the perfect summer promo. Anything from backyard BBQs to Golf outings, everyone needs to keep their drinks cold.

    As long as you’re sitting in the sun with a drink in your hand, you have to get some nice shades (#6) to complete the mood!

  7. Rondell Caraos

    It is no surprise that the Cinch Up Backpack is #1 but I have been getting a ton of Flyer orders lately! It is that time of year to play outside so what a better way to celebrate the weather with a customized Flyer! But, if you wanted to think outside of the box, we probably have that too! Check out our website and search anything you may have in mind! You can’t lose with an item in our Top 10!

  8. Angie

    A Custom Frisbee, water bottle and a pair of cool shades, placed in the cinch up drawstring backpack, makes a perfect giveaway for a kids’ program or summer camp.

  9. Erik

    Will anything knock the cinch backpack from the top spot? Doubt it… This is the type of item that works for kids and adults alike. It’s obvious for kids, but what about the adults? It’s a great way to bring your clothes to the gym. Maybe you want to go on a short hike or run and need to bring a few things. Going to a concert… Yup, this is your item. And what if you’re the buyer of promotional items? Guess what, the price is great and the imprint area is HUGE. Now you know why this backpack is numero uno!

  10. Greg

    FOR SURE! Mood cups, Frisbees, sunglasses, and got to have Kozzies!! Its that time of year! OH YEAH!

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