Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: (Sort Of) Thanksgiving Edition!
Aside from, you know, giving thanks, the Thanksgiving holiday is about two things: food and sports. So we're celebrating with a Thanksgiving-week edition of the Fave 5 featuring five promotional products that fit into one of those two categories. Now, we should issue a disclaimer that none of them are related to turkey or football, the food and sport most closely associated with the day, but just go with it, OK?
Thanks for reading and have a great holiday, everybody!
1. Cleveland Guardians Merch Boxes
It's not about the mascot. It never has been to me.
It's about the city I love and the people in it who come together. I'll see you at the corner of Carnegie & Ontario.@CleGuardians #guardians pic.twitter.com/i0ij1Mkfdu
— Betsy Kling 🌤️ (@BetsyKling) November 19, 2021
The Cleveland Indians are now officially the Cleveland Guardians, and the team kicked off its rebrand by sending personalized merch boxes to Cleveland-area influencers (like local meteorologist Betsy Kling). It was a nice way to build some goodwill in the community and ease fans into the new name. It doesn't hurt that the new merch looks extremely good.
2. Pizza Hut Holiday Merch
The Hut Shop™ is back, baby!🎁 This holiday, give the gift that says “I saw this authentic Matchbox® Pizza Hut playset and totally thought of you!” Check out the entire collection today at https://t.co/TON7RsEAPo! pic.twitter.com/lS6mQDRhXy
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) November 22, 2021
Pizza Hut rolled out its 2021 holiday merch collection, and the lineup includes some fun items like wine glasses designed to look like the restaurant's red dine-in cups. The highlight, though, is the miniature Pizza Hut restaurant that comes with a Matchbox car—specifically a delivery mini-van (for authenticity).
3. White Castle Gravy Boat
This White Castle branded gravy boat—or "Cravey Boat," as it's named on the item listing—came out earlier this year, but we've been saving it for Thanksgiving week. White Castle fans can use it to celebrate the brand's 100th anniversary by pouring gravy all over their little square burgers. Yum!
4. OVO's Toronto Raptors x 'Jurassic Park' Collab
OVO® / Jurassic Park
Raptors Capsule Collection@welcomeOVO
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 19, 2021
Drake, the hip-hop star, owns OVO, an apparel brand. He also loves the NBA's Toronto Raptors. Raptors are dinosaurs. "Jurassic Park" is a movie about dinosaurs. That all (roughly) explains this new apparel capsule collection from OVO, but all you really need to know is this incredible $1,500 varsity jacket is part of it. Spared no expense!
5. Raising Cane's 'Peanuts' Gear
— Raising Cane's (@raisingcanes) November 7, 2021
We don't have any Raising Cane's in the Philly area, so we can't speak for the food. But we can tell you we love the chicken finger chain's "Peanuts" merch line that benefits Canine Companions, a charity that helps provide service dogs to people in need.