Posted on October 08, 2018 3:47 PM General, Embroidery

It’s that time again! The holidays are around the corner and you’re probably thinking about everything you need to do between now and the new year. For most of us, that includes client and employee gifts. With so many options out there, this may seem like a daunting task, so we thought we’d share some of the items we’ve been eyeing this year!

A warm blanket.

Everyone can use a good blanket! Prime Line® has a Micro-Mink Sherpa Blanket (Item #LT-3357 / SAGE #53170) that has super soft, faux micro mink on the outside and faux lambswool Sherpa lining on the inside. It’s warm, comfortable, and is guaranteed to be used.

Food. Need we say more?

Food gifts are never a bad idea, unless it’s fruitcake and then it’s just cliché. We love the toffee from Maple Ridge Farms! The Toffee & Jumbo Cashews Gift (Item #K190 / SAGE #57654) is packaged nicely in a wooden box (fire-branded with your imprint) so all you need to do is add a ribbon. It’s the perfect size, combination of salty and sweet and is sure to please anyone!

Be on trend with Mule Mugs.

The mule has exploded with popularity over the last few years, in restaurants and at parties. Show your clients you are in line with what’s new and trendy by gifting them a beautiful set of copper mugs like these from Gordon Sinclair (Item #BOX02-MM / SAGE #50498). The gift box comes wrapped with a satin ribbon and two mugs with multiple styles to choose from.

Reindeer games.

During the holidays, most of us have extended family in town which means you’re probably looking for ways to entertain them. Why not play a game together to pass the time? A nice, classic card and dice set like this one from The Magnet Group (Item #IC594 / SAGE #52498) is a great gift that will be remembered year after year.

Another fun option that’s a perfect desk toy gift would be a set of Buckyballs from Bright Ideastorm (Item #BAPA1119 / SAGE #50380). A few of us just discovered these, and cannot put them down! They are tiny, high-powered, magnetic spheres that are polarized so you can make different geometric shapes and are a great stress or boredom reliever.

Shiny things.

A great way to gift someone something they will likely keep for a lifetime (literally) is to give them something unique and special that they will want to see every year. These Waterford crystal ornaments from Beacon Promotions are exactly that. The Marquis by Waterford Star Ornament is exquisite and magical (Item #40006454 / SAGE #67279) and is sure to become part of someone’s permanent collection.


Apparel is universal. From coats, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts and hats. You name it we can find it for you.

Wine Glass Set

Rosewood Wine Glass Set. Includes two wine glasses, fold-out knife, foil cutter, pourer, corkscrew and stopper. From The Magnet Group (asi/68507).

Virtual Reality...who can resist??

Virtual Reality Headset Download 3-D with compatible apps. Experience a virtual reality atmosphere, From Ideasource Inc (asi/62148).

Cutter & Buck Bainbridge 20” Duffel Bag, made from genuine leather and ballistic polycanvas. Includes zippered pockets for additional storage and multiple carry options paired with a rear trolley sleeve. From Leed’s (asi/66887).

Hopefully this helps you take some of the guesswork out of your holiday shopping stress with these fantastic gift ideas so you can focus on the most important things this season like spending more quality time with your friends and family. If you still are having trouble, give us a call 309-691-5780 and we’ll see if we can help you out. And remember, it is not the gift, but the thought that counts!