Best-Selling Promotional Items of April 2013

Last month was kind of strange for Midwest dwellers like me, and I’m not sad to see it go. But they say that April showers bring May flowers, so maybe we’ll have that to look forward to soon!

Anyway, here’s the goodies you’ve been waiting for since we dropped March’s top 10 list. Check out our top-selling promotional products from April:

1 - Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler - apr13

2 - Cinch-Up Drawstring Backpack - apr13

3 - Pomegranate Lip Balm - apr13

4 - Rubberized Sunglasses - apr13

5 - Eco-Friendly Nonwoven Tote Bags - SM - apr13

6 - Mood Pencils - apr13

7 - Contender Pen - apr13

8 - Bic Clic Stic Pen - apr13

9 - Atlas Nonwoven Grocery Tote - apr13

10 - Alpine Aluminum Water Bottles - apr13

Can you believe how many new items crept onto the bestsellers list this time? It’s nuts. The Promotional Chap Balm (#3), the Mood Pencils (#6), the Bic Clic Stic Pen (#8), and the Budget Kooler Bag (#10) couldn’t stand being left out, so they all shouldered in and knocked out the competition. Then we’ve got the Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler (#1), a juggernaut of a promo item, which catapulted back up to the top slot. The Cinch-Up Drawstring Backpack (#2), Small Eco-Friendly Tote Bag (#5), and the Atlas Nonwoven Grocery Tote (#9) followed our number one’s lead and climbed back up the list.

In addition, the Rubberized Sunglasses (#4) and the Contender Pen (#7) fell a spot or two but still cling to the rankings. That’s more than we can say for the Sani-Mist Sprayer, Custom Frisbees, Custom Pencils, and the Aluminum Water Bottle, which all got knocked off completely from March. Will they get up again, like Chumbawamba? Only time will tell.

Now it’s time for my favorite section — the promotional product trends!

Pay attention to these giveaways, because they’re going places:

Trend - Beulah Tote Bag - apr13

Trend - Fruit Infuser Sports Bottle - apr13

Trend - Smart Phone Stress Ball - apr13

Once upon a time, the 3 products you see above were new to our site and didn’t know what to do with their lives. But now? They’re regular superstars! I’ve featured the Beulah Frosted Shopping Bag because it’s a great tote, and because it’s on sale for a ridiculous price right now. Sers, you might want to go check it out! The Fruit Infuser Sports Bottle is also proving itself on our site thanks to the recent health craze. Who wouldn’t want to add fresh fruit to water and take it to go? And last but not least, we’ve got the Smart Phone Stress Ball, which looks so real that you’ll have to actually pick it up to tell for sure. It’s way cheaper than a real smartphone, and it can take your abuse without shattering into a billion pieces!

That about wraps it up for me, ladies and gents. I have so much fun with these posts because promotional items are like my family members… And everyone loves talking about their super cool families! Do yourself a solid and check them out for your upcoming giveaways or events. They’ll do you proud.

Take care, and I’ll see you next month!

How many of these items have you customized for your brand? Do you think any of the giveaway trends I mentioned will crack the top 10 next month? What’s your favorite part about April? Leave me a comment below (if you want to)!

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