Top-Selling Promotional Products of January 2012

Last month, we took a peek at the top-selling promotional items of December 2011. Which products dropped, rose to new heights, or appeared out of nowhere?

Find out the results you’ve been waiting for right here!

Top 10 Promotional Items of January 2012:

HIGHLIGHTS: Round Stress Relievers knocked Cinch-Up Drawstring Backpacks out of the top spot! And look at those Heart Stress Relievers — they jumped up 4 spots since December (maybe there was a lot of stress last month). Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Adhesive Sticky Note Pads and Mood Color Changing Pencils were the newcomers this time around. Also, the Collapsible Koozie Can Coolers and the Mood Stadium Cups returned to the list this month after being absent in December. Whew!

Now that we’ve seen the top 10 promotional products from January 2012, we’ll move on to The QLP Movers and Shakers section. Keep an eye on these giveaways in 2012, because they’re going places! We’ve weighed the trends and crunched some numbers to figure out which promo items are on the rise. Check it out!

These promos were higher in the rankings this month but didn’t quite crack the top 10:

Customizable lip balm and Budget Lunch Bags should be on everyone’s wish lists, no matter what the season, but they’re certainly on the rise as of late. And as for the Dart Pen, well…it’s been too long since a new click-style pen has emerged on the trend list, which is worth noting.

Which new items will boot these top-selling January 2012 promotional items off the list next time? Which products would you like to see? Come back next month and find out!


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. Amy Swanson

    I love receiving lip balm from companies, especially during the winter months when the air in buildings is so dry. Even though I have Chap Stick in my purse at all times, I can never seem to find it. A few more tubes of lip balm would certainly make me a return customer ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Jill for the update!

    • Jaimie Smith

      I am obsessed/addicted to chapstick!! I have certain kinds I like, but I am always open to trying new ones, receiving some from companies would def be awesome!!
      And Koozies are another one of my favorites. You can never have too many of those!

      • Jen

        Me too, I’m a sucker for chap stick!

        • Eric

          Even us dudes need chap stick during the winter months, too! That’s a universal crowd-pleaser when the going gets cold here in Chicago. Companies should take advantage of the full-color printing options, as well as the different flavors offered to kick things up a notch from the usual, “plain” flavor. Root beer is an unexpected, personal favorite. Chap stick. Can’t go wrong with the stuff.

  2. Candice J.

    I am surprised my Cinch-Up draw string Backpack has moved down 2. This information makes me very sad because they are probably one of my favorite promotional items and most useful. I know they will make a comeback for Feb. I tell you!

  3. Mandy Kilinskis

    I’m rooting for the Dart Pen. That’s one handsome and useful pen right there.

    Thanks for the rankings, Bubba! I’ll be on the edge of my seat to see how February does! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Stantz

    I’m not surprised by any of the top 10 products. We do SO many orders for them and they always turn out great! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Rachel

    It’s neat to see how holidays show up in the trends each month. Hooray for heart stress balls! Thanks for the list, Bubba. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Roxanne Krause

    LOVE the heart stress ball! a huge selling item for V-Day. Thanks Bubba!

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