Industry Insight

25 Most Popular Promotional Products of 2014

Holy moly! How did we get to the end 2014 already? It seems like just yesterday that I was celebrating my 11th birthday and giving everyone at Quality Logo Products a high-five for getting our shiny new website up and running. Actually, now that I mention it, I seem to do a lot of celebrating. Maybe that’s why I can’t remember where the year went.

Well, looks like I’m going to be partying one more time, because it’s time to give it up for the stars of QLP, the 25 bestselling promotional products of 2014! You’ve seen ‘em before, and you know you love ‘em. Now, let’s find out which ones were your absolute favorites!

Take a look at the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack! The Round Stress Reliever beat it out for the top spot last year, but this little drawstring bag came back fighting and was our best seller for most of 2014. In fact, it was a good year for bags all around. Just check out how many nonwoven tote bags made the list this year! They’re so practical for trade shows and conventions, though, that you gotta wonder: is there ever really a bad year for bags?

Okay, that was probably the least party-ready thing I’ve ever said, so let’s talk about something more interesting. Like summer. I don’t know if everybody was hitting the beach or what this year, but the 2014 list was full of items good for fun in the sun. From the practical stuff like our Promotional Lip Balm and the Alpine Aluminum Water Bottle, to the fun products like our Rubberized Sunglasses and 9” Custom Flyers, QLP was the place to go for people who want to go! Outside, that is. Man, I crack me up.

But what about people who were stuck inside all day, like the humans I pay to keep me company here at QLP Headquarters? It looks like you all took care of them, too, with a bunch of custom supplies for school and the office. Don’t get me wrong, technology is great, but sometimes you just need a Custom Pencil, or a Bic Clic Stic Pen, or an Adhesive Sticky Note Pad to jot things down.

Speaking of technology, check out one of my favorite new items: the On-the-Go USB Charger. This is a brand-new addition to our top products of the year list! Lots of people are getting smartphones and tablets now, though, so I wouldn’t be surprised if more items like this portable charger end up on the Best of the Year list next year. Seriously, I’m laying down my bets already.

I’m glad to see some of my old favorites are still around, though, like the Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler and the Budget Kooler Bag. And, no, it’s not just because I’m a stress ball and I have a preference for soft, durable things made with foam. It’s because I think these coolers are great items to have around on a hot day.

You know what? Let’s take a look at those top 3 products one more time to admire their beauty.

top 3 promo items 2014

I can’t wait to see what hot items make the list for 2015! (“Hot” items? After talking about a hot day? See what I did there?) But I guess I’ll have to wait, just to find out what you, our wonderful customers, decide to shop for in 2015. That’s okay. At least there are few more parties for me to enjoy between now and then.

If you’d like to take a closer look at any of 2014’s bestsellers, just click on the item in the graphic above, or take a look at this handy list. Thanks for a great year, everyone—now, it’s time for me to see if I remember the words to “Auld Lang Syne”!