The Sweet Life
What Makes It Great: "[It] looks more like genuine leather than the real thing! Made with a padded lid, they are truly handsome and have been featured in Oprah's magazine as well as our Neiman Marcus collection. The larger 12" and 16" boxes are designed to store CDs and DVDs, making them great keepsake containers for after use, and the smaller desktop knob box is a perfect accessory for home or office as well."
What to Know Before Ordering: "They should know that there are containers that are labeled 'faux leather,' but that they are made of cardboard with a paper faux leather surface. Our boxes are made with a synthetic material that truly looks like premium leather. This gives a very classy and distinctive feel and lasting impression.
A Tasty Way to Use: "We have started debossing on the 'interior' lids so that the recipients can enjoy the packaging in their homes or offices, without the logo being a bit too commercial or dominant, especially for their home or office décor. It becomes a gift, as well as a marketing item. As well, we include logo items inside these boxes, such as CDs or travel mugs, thus enhancing the branding experience."
Hot Sauce—Hot Sauce Harry's
Quotes from Lauren Smith, vice president of sales for Hot Sauce Harry's, North Port, Fla.
What Makes It Great: "[It] can be used on just about anything to add heat and enhance flavor."
What to Know Before Ordering: "Distributors are looking for promotional items that have staying power with the recipient. A bottle of hot sauce with a client's logo is right there every time they open the fridge. The client will literally have your name on the tip of their tongue. Our distributors routinely report that their clients get calls just to get more hot sauce, which is the perfect opportunity."