Top-Selling Promotional Products of April 2012

Last month, we revealed the top-selling promo items of March 2012. And now, it’s time for April’s bestsellers to show their faces!

Are you ready for what we’ve got in store for you? Read on…

Top 10 Promotional Items of April 2012:

HIGHLIGHTS: Once again, the round stress balls (#1) are hanging tough at the top. People must have been extra stressed because of tax time! The color changing pencils (#5) stayed consistent as well, proving that mood products are the cat’s pajamas. Our personalized aluminum water bottles (#2) reclaimed a notch by jumping 2 spots, knocking down the colorful drawstring backpacks (#3) and adhesive note pads (#6) in the process. Meanwhile, and collapsible koozies (#4) and mood stadium cups (#7) climbed a whopping 5 and 3 spaces, respectively. The small nonwoven totes (#8) and the ever-popular Bic Clic Stic Pens (#9) slipped a couple of spots but still refuse to budge from the list.

Also, did you notice the Earth stress balls (#10) peeking into the top 10 after a brief stint in the trends section last month? We knew they had it in ’em!

There you have it; April 2012’s bestselling promotional products. Now that you’ve soaked up that knowledge like a sponge, we’ll move to The QLP Movers and Shakers section. Keep a watchful eye on these products, because they’re going places — and FAST. See if anything jumps out at you for your next giveaway!

These promotional items climbed higher last month, but didn’t make it into the top 10:

You see those custom frisbees and rubberized sunglasses? Both are available for a SUPER DUPER LOW PRICE for most of May 2012. If you want a piece of the action, then you’ll need to act quickly! They’ve been selling faster than 10-cent lemonade on a 90-degree day. Our Silhouette satin grip pens are making a name for themselves as well — we were so impressed with their surprise emergence that we gave them a rightful place in our trends section.

To see what the other promotional products we have that didn’t make this month’s list, check out our Best Selling Products page on our site!

As always, if you’re interested in any of these products, you can contact us at any time. We’re available by email, live chat, or phone (866-312-5646)! You can also reach us right here on the blog or via Facebook and Twitter.

Which promotional items will crack our list next time? Which products would make the best giveaway items in spring and summer? We’ll see you again really soon!


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. Mandy Kilinskis

    Those are some excellent products in the trend alerts! I really like the Silhouette Satin Grip Pen, and with the frisbees and sunglasses on sale this month, I think they stand a chance at breaking into the top ten!

    Thanks for the breakdown, Bubba! See you next month to hear about May’s top selling products!

    • Bubba

      Don’t you think I’d look suave with a pair of those sunglasses? Too bad they don’t make them in my size. I have a tiny head.

      I’ll see you next month, Mandy!

  2. Jaimie Smith

    I figured The Rubberized sunglasses would make it somewhere on this blog. They are def trendy right now with this weather. Doing samples the last couple weeks I have noticed a lot of those.

    • Bubba

      Thanks, Jaimie. The sunglasses are great! They’re so early 1990s. I think we should sell personalized jelly shoes, too. Don’t you think?!?

      • Jaimie Smith

        Yes Bubba!!!! 🙂 Great idea!!

  3. Rachel

    Hooray for frisbees! I like seeing all these summery promo products making their way onto the list and trending. Thanks for keeping us informed, Bubba!

    • Bubba

      Me too, Rachel! There’s nothing I love more than shouting trends from the mountaintops (well, besides badminton, of course. I have a mean serving arm).

      Anyway, I’m happy you liked it!

  4. Jen

    Come on Mood Color Changing Pencils, you can make it to number one, I just know it!

    • Bubba

      I’m rooting for those, too! Mood products are my favorite, even though the color never changes because I don’t have any body heat to speak of…

      Thanks for your feedback, Jen!

  5. Eric

    Sunglasses, folks. Gotta go with the sunglasses.

    Not only are there a summer wardrobe staple, but a promotional items customers can get immediate use out of, and moreover, are worn prominently where everyone can see them…and your company’s logo.

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