10 Most Popular Promotional Products of October 2013

It’s hard to believe it, folks, but November is already upon us! Just like the weather is quickly changing, so too are our most popular promo items! As the leaves changed color in October, we also saw some changes from last month’s rankings.

I know you’d probably rather just get on with the list than listen to (err … read) me blabber on, but hey! I put this list together for you every month, and I’ve got a whole lot more weather metaphors where those came from. The least you can do is humor me, okay?

Alright, let’s have a look at how things shook out in October:


Now let’s break it down! It looks like the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack kicked the Round Stress Relievers to the curb and regained its rightful seat on the throne. Poor round stress relievers, you’ll be missed.

We saw some of our more “summer-y” items like stadium cups, water bottles, and custom coolers bow out to be replaced by the Atlas Nonwoven Grocery Tote and the Small Eco-Friendly Tote Bag. The Eco-Friendly Nonwoven Tote Bag also saw a boost this month, moving up from #3 to #2. With 3 tote bags on the list, that can only mean brands were either equipping trick-or-treaters with their bags or preparing for their Black Friday promotions!

We also had quite a few items like the Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler, the Bic Clic Stic Pen, the Custom Pencils, the Rubberized Sunglasses, and the Hedgehog Pen return to the list after taking a break from all of the pressure last month (or the last few months). Despite all of the ch-ch-ch-changes that took place on the chart for October, the Mood Color Changing Pencil was able to maintain its spot at #6.

That’s about it for October, folks! Now it’s time for the really exciting part! I’m going to introduce you to some new, promising rookies that are poised for success in the promo product industry.

That’s right, it’s time for QLP’s monthly trend alerts! Drumroll, please!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to introduce to you our Holiday Blanket, Touchscreen Gloves, and Snowman Kit!

Winter is coming. That’s right, I might be a stress ball, but I love Game of Thrones, too! Anyway, with the chilly months ahead of us these breakout stars are bound to start taking the promo product world by storm! You can keep your customers warm and cozy this winter with our adorable Holiday Blanket that comes in a convenient carrying case imprinted with your custom logo. Blanket not your style, huh, cool guy? Never fear. You can keep your hands warm while you scroll and swipe on your smartphone or tablet with our Touchscreen Gloves! For some winter fun for the whole family, don’t miss out on our Snowman Kit. You can kick off your winter promotion with everything your customers need to build the perfect snowman!

That’s all I’ve got, promo bros and broettes! I hope October’s bestsellers and trends have left you feeling as pumped up about life as they have for me. But I don’t know if that’s possible – I don’t think anyone gets as excited about promo items as I do! Until next time, BUBBA OUT.

Were you surprised by the rankings for October? Which products do you think should be featured in upcoming trend alerts? Do you have any predictions for November’s bestsellers? Sound off in the comments below!

Expand Your Brand!


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. Wash

    I think we’re going to start seeing some snow scrapers on this list in the near future!

Leave a Comment

Copyright 2003 - 2016 Quality Logo Products, Inc., Registration No. TX7-524-201. All Rights Reserved.