Housewares

Product of the Day: Samurai Headed Sword Set Tiffany Leonard & Co.
June 17, 2011

Sometimes you need to forget all the gimmicks and clutter and go to the tried-and-true promotional products that work. And sometimes you need to battle ninjas. The Samurai Headed Sword Set from Tiffany Leonard & Co. fulfills at least one of those needs.

Product of the Day: Heat Reveal Coaster from Katz Americas
June 14, 2011

People born today will never know what Polaroid is, but thanks to Katz Americas, they can emulate the experience with the Heat Reveal Coaster. Just add heat and the image is revealed. No shaking necessary, which is a good feature for something that will sit under a steaming cup of coffee.

Product of the Day: Martini Set Travel Case from Starline USA
May 5, 2011

As I write this, it's 10 a.m. on the East Coast, but it's 5 o'clock somewhere and that means it's time for the Martini Set Travel Case from Starline USA. The leather case includes two martini glasses, a shaker, a jigger and a dash of panache.

My Best Promotion
May 1, 2011

This month's My Best Promotion shows how one distributor whipped up a popular self-promotion piece based around a cookbook.

Product of the Day: Cocktail Trays from Picnic Plus by Spectrum
April 28, 2011

The three keys to success for any party are: snacks, drinks, frisbee. Picnic Plus by Spectrum solves all three with their wooden Cocktail Trays. The four set of trays carries food, has a cut-out wine glass holder, and after a few of those glasses of wine makes a great flying disk (as long as it isn't your house).

Starline USA Announces New Hires
April 11, 2011

Starline USA announced two new hires this week. Paula Coomer has joined the company as regional sales manager for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and Anthony Destino has joined the inside sales team as an inside sales representative working with the Northeast territory.

Buy American, By Americans
March 1, 2011

The industrialization of China, India and other emerging nations combined with American companies outsourcing manufacturing has created serious competition for American workers.

Knives--3 Things to Avoid--3 Things to Do
January 17, 2011

Promotional knives are one of those specialty gifts that are not given away every day. They are usually more expensive than popular gifts such as promotional pens and mugs that are needed daily.