10 Most Popular Promotional Products of January 2014

Well folks, one month down, 11 more to go! Can you believe we’re already one month into 2014? I sure can’t! How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? I was doing pretty well with mine, but I just can’t resist a good Funfetti cake!

Anywho, enough about me! We’re here to talk about the real stars this year: the most popular promo items of January. Let’s take a look at how things shook out in the first month of the new year:

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Setting the bar high this month and staking their claim on the top two spots on our list are the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack and the Round Stress Reliever. Not too many surprises on the rest of the list, with the exception of the Rubberized Sunglasses returning to the list for the first time in months! People must be getting ready for their spring time promotions already!

Everyone’s favorite tote bags made the cut this month, with the Small and Medium Eco-Friendly Nonwoven Tote Bags and the Atlas Grocery Tote claiming positions on the list. Rounding out the rest of the list are other favorites like the Bic Clic Stic Pen, Custom Pencils, and the Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler. Last, but certainly not least, we have the Adhesive Sticky Note Pads – just right for all those folks trying to get more organized in the new year!

Well, you all know me. I’m not one to dwell! I’m always looking forward to the future! So with the first month of 2014 behind us, let’s look forward to exciting things to come – exciting things like cool new products!

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

Feast your eyes on the Hats Off Mini Ballpoint Pen Stylus, the Party Ceramic Mug, and the Bacon Stress Ball!

Would you just look at that dapper pen? That pen/stylus combo is bound to be a hit in boardrooms, classrooms, and offices everywhere! With the clever stylus cover designed like a bowler hat and the tie-shaped clip, who could resist this handsome pen? You could even pair the Hats Off Mini Ballpoint Pen Stylus with the Sir Ballpoint Pen Stylus for a doubly dapper gift!

Next up is the Party Ceramic Mug, taking that classic party cup look and adapting it to bring a little more party to your breakfast! These mugs would be great for recent college graduates still adjusting to the 9-5 office life, or for anyone looking to party their way through the morning.

Alright all you Ron Swansons out there, brace yourselves for the Bacon Stress Ball. I just had to add this one to the list because… c’mon. Bacon. This fun stress ball couldn’t have arrived on the scene at a better time, what with everyone being obsessed with bacon all of a sudden (for good reason). These would make an excellent giveaway item for any restaurant or diner!

And that’s all for January, everyone! Boy, I can already tell this is going to be a great year for promo items! Until we meet again, try to stay warm out there, humans. I’ve heard that polar vortex is a doozy!

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

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  1. Mandy Kilinskis

    I just love the Hats Off Mini Ballpoint Pen Stylus! How freaking cute is that little hat? Thanks for the run down, Bubba!

  2. Ann

    Ordered canvas bags with our logo and our customers love them!!!! Thank you.

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