10 Most Popular Promotional Products of November 2013

Holy cow! It seems like just yesterday I was writing about the bestsellers of October! Where the heck did November go? I hope everyone enjoyed some yummy turkey for Thanksgiving, but now it’s time for something even more exciting than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – our list of the most popular promo items of November!

Most of our tried and true bestsellers have maintained their positions at the top of the list, but you’ll notice some newcomers at the end of the list courtesy of the chilly weather that’s headed our way!

Check out the list for yourself:



Here’s how things shook out last month. The Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack held its place at #1. They’ve been chanting “WE’RE NUMBER ONE!” ever since they found out yesterday. Also maintaining their positions on the list are the Custom Pencils and the Mood Color Changing Pencils.

Things mixed up in the #2-4 slots with the Medium Eco-Friendly Nonwoven Tote Bag jumping up to #2, bumping the Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler down to #3 and the Bic Clic Stic Pens down to #4.

The Small Eco-Friendly Tote Bag saw a big boost as well, moving up from #9 to #7. Past the #7 slot it’s a free-for-all of newcomers! The Achilles Pen shocked people everywhere (but not us, we know that’s a great pen!) by jumping in at #8 in November.

Bringing up the rear we had the Sani-Mist Antibacterial Pocket Sprayer and Promotional Lip Balm – perfect items for cold and flu season and chilly weather!

Now that we’ve got November under our belts, let’s all agree to leave the past in the past. There’s no time to rest on your laurels! The future is now! So let’s take a look at some new items that are shaking things up in the promo product industry.

You heard it here first, folks! Here are QLP’s monthly trend alerts!

Say “hello!” to the Sleek Pen/Stylus, the Cell Phone Card Holder, and the 25 Oz. Game Day Mason Jar, because these items are here to stay!

The holidays are coming, and holidays mean presents, and presents means everyone wants all of the newest gadgets. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Smart phones and tablets are going to be extremely popular this holiday season, so why not go with some smart phone or tablet accessories? The Sleek Pen/Stylus can be used with either a smart phone or a tablet, and make navigating on a touch screen a breeze. Those will be super handy when everyone’s wearing gloves this winter! Plus, they double as a pen. What more could you ask for?

Oh, a place to store your credit cards or business cards when you don’t have room for a wallet or purse? We have that, too! The Cell Phone Card Holder attaches to the back of your smartphone and can hold up to two credit cards. That’s really convenient for when you just need to run out for a couple of errands and don’t feel like bringing your whole purse or wallet. Just throw your credit card and your driver’s license in the card holder, put your phone in your pocket, and you’re out the door with everything you need!

Last, but certainly not least, we have the 25 oz. Game Day Mason Jar. Thanks to Pinterest Mason Jars are all the rage. These adorably twee tumblers are perfect for your rustic wedding, staying hydrated while crafting, and even tailgating!

That’s it for November, everyone! Another month, another exciting run for promo items! Man, it feels good to be a stress ball. Until next time, stay warm and safe this month, humans!

What do you think about November’s most popular items? Have an idea for items that should be featured in next month’s trend alerts? What about predictions for December’s bestsellers? Sound off in the comments below!

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