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2010 October Newsletter – Gift Ideas

October 19th, 2010

Posted in News

Happy October,

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful fall weather. We have been working hard at Awards and T-Shirts and have put together a very special October Newsletter for you.

This newsletter is all about giving the perfect gift this year. We have just released our 2011 Gift Giving Guide and it is full of great gifts. Go to http://www.awardsandtshirts.com/blog/2010-holiday-gift-guide/ to see the full version of our gift guide.

See something that catches your eye, email sales@awardsandtshirts.com or call 816-358-3390 to place your order or to get more information.

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

October 8th, 2010

Posted in Products

Need some fresh ideas for your gift giving this year? We’ve got you covered with these great gift items.
 
Jump to ideas:
For you Members
For Union Stewards and Officers
For the Ladies
For Contractors and Business Partners
For the Kiddies
 
View all products and more information on all products in gift guide.
 

For Your Members

 
When giving gifts to all current members and retirees, you want something simple, low cost, gender-generic and easy to give out.
 
2011 CalendarsCalendars Calendars or planners are easy to ship and are an item that everybody will use. They are also useful and put your name and information in front of your audience every day. Order by October 31st and pay only $1.67 a piece for 150 calendars.
Greeting CardsGreeting Cards Cards are a good way to make your members and partners feel special. You can also mail Magnets or Gift Cards with you greeting card to really make an impression. Save 10% if you order by October 31st at the low price of $1.74 a piece when you order 100.
Chocolate Truffel Set Chocolate Who doesn’t love chocolate? The holidays are centered on indulging in your favorite treats. Give them something to enjoy, like a 2 piece chocolate truffle set for $2.57 with an order of 25.

 
Christmas OrnamentChristmas Ornaments Ornaments are often keepsake collectibles that people use year after year. Make a new tradition and send out a new one every year. This beautiful screen printed snow globe shaped ornament will get you started. Order 200 for $2.90 a piece.

For Union Stewards and Officers

 
These people work hard year long to ensure your union runs efficiently. Christmas is a great time to show your appreciation for their dedication. You want to give them something that they will cherish. These gifts are typically packaged and are of high quality.
 
Watch Watches are a traditional way of showing your appreciation and are available in several styles and price breaks. Your stewards and officers will take pride in wearing this attractive analog watch. It features a two tone case and bracelet. You can get 25 for only $40 a piece.
Knife and Flashlight Set Give something useful this year. You never know when you will need a pocket knife or a flashlight. This set is likely to come in handy and features a 5 ¾” aluminum flashlight and a stainless steel pocket knife with a 2 ¼” blade. With no minimum order, this $41 set is a winner.
Laptop Bag Almost everyone carries their laptop to conferences and meetings. Your officers will be glad to receive this padded laptop messenger bag. It has a pocket for almost everything. You can order 4 with your logo embroidered for only $36 each.
Money Clip Money clips will give your stewards a stylish, convenient, and secure way to carry cash on the job site. Less bulk equals more comfort and convenience. These money clips are only $6 plus $.16 per letter engraving with no minimum quantity.
Ink Pen A traditional way to recognize a person’s hard work is to give them a personalized ink pen. With no minimums, these ink pens are perfect for your officers. Have them engraved with your craft, local number, and the recipient’s name. Order 1 for only $8.29.
 
Polo If you are looking for something more useful this year, then a polo could be your answer. Your officers will look great in these 100% cotton pique polo shirts when they are in the office or on the golf course. You can pick up a few of these for only $33.50 a piece.

For the Ladies

 
The ladies in your office and union often get left out because they don’t enjoy some of the traditional manly gifts, such as orange beanies or buck knives. This year show your appreciation for all the women in your union with these great gifts that they will enjoy year round.
 
Picture Frame Pictures are one of the top ways employees personalize their work area and home. Help your employees feel at home with this great picture frame. It holds a 4″ X 6″ photo and displays the time, date, and temperature and is only $14.60 when you buy 25.
Purse Hangers I hate going to a restaurant and having to put my purse on the floor. Here is the perfect solution to that problem. This purse hanger sits on your desk or table and holds your purse. Order this gift for 25 people at a price of only $8.50.
Pedicure Package The holiday season is stressful for everybody and sometimes you just need to stop and do something for yourself. A home pedicure will relieve some of that holiday stress. This package includes a foot soak, foot treat, and a pumice pad for only $6.25 with an order of 12.
Cosmetic Bag Every lady needs a cosmetic bag to hold her essential items. Give this trendy cosmetic case to the ladies in your office. Available in several colors, this bag is sure to be a hit. Order 50 for $5.83.
Scarf Stay warm this winter with this great scarf. They are available with or without fringe and come in over 35 colors. Pick these up for the ladies in your union for $14.95 piece when your order 50.

For Contractors and Business Partners

 
When giving gifts to business partners, you want to give something that will show your appreciation and will make you stand out from the crowd. To do this, give high quality and unusual gifts.
 
Travel Mug Everybody enjoys a nice hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate when it’s cold outside. This travel mug has a very unique design that will be noticed. It also features double wall insulation and fits in most auto cup holders. Order 144 for $2.95.
 
Aluminum Bottle Aluminum bottles are a great alternative to plastic water bottles. They are practically indestructible and are reusable. This great aluminum bottle holds 24 oz and is BPA free. With a low minimum order of 50 and priced at only $5.95, this is a great gift idea.
Golf Gift Box If you are in need of a unique gift to make you stand out, look no further. This is the perfect gift for the golfer you are trying to impress. It comes with 3 golf balls, 5 biodegradable tees, 2 ball markers, and a divot tool. Order 48 of these for your favorite contractors at $10.64 a piece.
Glass Jar with Nuts One of the best things about the holidays is all of the great food. Here’s a gift that just keeps giving. Eat the pistachios now and reuse the glass jar for years to come. Don’t want pistachios? It also available with popcorn, gummy bears, or truffles. Order 48 for $10.75 a piece.

For the Kiddies

Having problems coming up with new creative ways to entertain the kids at the annual Christmas party. Here are some great ideas that will help you out.
 
Tattoos All of the kids will enjoy putting these fun tattoos on their friends and maybe even on their parents. They are all custom so you can have any design you want. The minimum order is 1000, but they are only $0.117 each.
 
Coloring Book Have a coloring contest this year with this great coloring book. This “Season’s Greetings” coloring book features 16 fun filled pages. This contest will only cost you $0.66 per book when you order 250.
Colorable Shirt Ready to really have some fun and let those kids be kids. This colorable t-shirt can be colored over and over again. When you wash it in hot water, the color disappears and the fun starts all over. You can order 72 for only $9.99 a piece and it comes with 6 non-toxic washable markers.
Backpack Send the kiddies home with all their goodies in one bag. This drawstring bag is lightweight, so even the little ones can carry it. Plus, it comes in lots of fun colors. Pricing starts at $4.99 when you order 100.
Slinky Do you remember your childhood slinky? I know I remember watching mine “walk” down the stairs. All of the children in your union will enjoy this fun slinky toy. Order 250 for $2.34 a piece.

Happy Holidays!