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Your Guide to Summer Promotional Gift Giving Under $100

Your Guide to Summer Promotional Gift Giving Under $100

Picture this: the summer sun is shining bright, the scent of barbecues is wafting through the air and your dedicated team of star employees is basking in the warm glow of hitting Q2 goals. 

As an employer, you understand the importance of recognizing your team’s hard work and motivating them to reach even greater heights. You enjoy giving gifts during the holidays but also understand the value of promotional gift-giving year-round.

That’s where the summer’s best promotional gifts come into play. With a budget-friendly range of under $100, you can surprise your employees with cool and memorable rewards that will keep them motivated and appreciated throughout the season.

We’ll take inspiration from the story of John, a tech company founder who wanted to celebrate his team’s stellar performance with unique and budget-friendly gifts. Join us as we discover the power of these thoughtful gestures and how they can create a positive and engaging work environment.

An Employer’s Quest for Cool Promotional Gifts

Meet John, the founder of a fast-growing startup tech company. He believes in the power of appreciation and recognizes that his employees’ dedication is the driving force behind the company’s success. 

This quarter, his team has exceeded their goals, and John wants to show his gratitude by surprising them with unique summer promotional gifts. With a budget of under $100 per employee, he sets out on a quest to find the best promotional gifts that will leave a lasting impression.

So let’s delve into the details of these fantastic summer promotional gifts that John selected. Together, we’ll explore how these items can fuel motivation, boost employee morale and create an invigorating work environment for your team.

Summer’s Best Promotional Gifts

Pinnacle Summer Pinspo: Swig Life™ Sun Dance Water Bottle – 20 oz.

Customized Insulated Water Bottles

In the scorching summer heat, hydration is essential. John decides to give his employees customized insulated water bottles. These bottles not only keep beverages cold for extended periods but also serve as a reminder of their hard work. With the company logo or a motivational message printed on each bottle, employees can proudly showcase their accomplishments while staying refreshed.

Pinnacle Summer Pinspo: 35″ x 70″ Velour Beach Towel

Branded Beach Towels

To encourage his employees to take a break and enjoy some leisure time during the summer, John chooses branded beach towels as another promotional gift option. These vibrant towels, adorned with the company logo, bring a touch of company pride to any beach or poolside gathering. They serve as a reminder that relaxation and rejuvenation are essential rewards for their dedication.

Pinnacle Summer Pinspo: Fabric Clip Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Music has a magical ability to uplift moods and inspire creativity. John surprised his team with portable Bluetooth speakers, ensuring they enjoy their favorite tunes wherever they go. These speakers can be personalized with the company’s logo and offer a perfect combination of utility and entertainment for his employees’ summer adventures.

Pinnacle Summer Pinspo: Modesto Picnic Carrier Set

Customized Picnic Sets

To foster team bonding and create memorable moments, John opts for customized picnic sets. These sets come complete with a sturdy, insulated cooler bag, stainless steel cutlery and polished wood cutting board— with the cooler bag branded with the company logo. Employees can take them on picnics, beach outings or even enjoy outdoor lunch breaks, creating a sense of camaraderie while promoting a healthy work-life balance.

Pinnacle Summer Pinspo: Surf Wagon Malibu Sunglasses

Personalized Sunglasses

As the sun shines brightly, stylish sunglasses become a must-have accessory. John surprises his employees with personalized sunglasses featuring the company’s logo. Not only do these sunglasses protect their eyes from harmful UV rays, but they also lend a touch of coolness to their summer style. Employees can proudly wear them and become walking brand ambassadors for the company.

Promotional Gift Giving with Pinnacle Promotions

Summer promotional gift-giving is an excellent opportunity for employers to express their appreciation and boost employee morale. By selecting unique gifts that align with the season and the company’s values, employers like John can create a positive and engaging work environment. From customized insulated water bottles to personalized sunglasses, the options for summer promotional gifts under $100 are endless.

Remember, a thoughtful gift can go a long way in motivating and appreciating your employees. So, whether you are an employer looking to reward your team or an individual searching for the perfect gift, Pinnacle Promotions is your hub for summer promotional gifts to make this season unforgettable. 

Let us help you make your next summer promotional gift-giving experience memorable. From our virtual IdeaKits™ to custom-branded kits to online company stores, we understand what it takes to ensure your team feels valued. Fill us in on your next project and let us work our promotional magic — call us today at 877.300.2007. 

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Say Hello to Branded UNTUCKit Shirts

Say Hello to Branded UNTUCKit Shirts

Add Your Unique Logo to UNTUCKit Products

Nothing is quite as frustrating as wanting to feel good and look good in professional clothing. Thankfully there is a solution for looking stylish while feeling comfortable and casual. 

UNTUCKit is a brand of shirts made just for that — to be untucked without trailing shirt tails flailing in the wind. The shirts are created for comfort and style, with a large selection for men of all shapes and sizes. 

The UNTUCKit Story

In 2010, UNTUCKIT founder Chris Riccobon created a shirt that was professional, stylish and could be untucked without the added bagginess of the everyday collared shirt. In 2011, Aaron Sanandres, his classmate from Columbia University, joined him to help develop this idea into a stand-alone business. In 2015, UNTUCKit opened its first store in SOHO, New York. Today, UNTUCKit runs 80+ stores in North America. 

They have expanded beyond the collared shirt to incorporate polos, tees, sweaters and other men’s attire. UNTUCKit also carries women’s professional shirts and casual dresses for comfort and 

UNTUCKit the Way Your Want It

UNTUCKit has been changing the game of professional comfort for over ten years. Are you ready for your brand to truly stand out?  Adding your company logo is the distinguished look you need to make the right impression. See all of our UNTUCKit apparel options and find your next fit today! 

Corporate Branded UNTUCKit Shirts 

At Pinnacle Promotions, we help you unify your brand with stylish, comfortable apparel options. Whether it’s for your team or your customers, your company will make the right impression with UNTUCKit logo shirts. Here are a few of our favorite options:

UNTUCKit Men’s Las Cases Special Wrinkle-Free Long Sleeve Shirt allows for comfort and versatility. The wrinkle-free cotton is super soft, making it the go-to shirt for professional business trips or a day full of meetings.

Need a comfortable summer look for your team? UNTUCKit Men’s Classic Coufran Short Sleeve Shirt offers relaxed and wrinkle-free wear with short sleeves to help beat the summer heat.

The UNTUCKit Women’s Bella Long Sleeve Shirt is the perfect fit with slimming darts and stretchy cotton fabric for women of all shapes and sizes. It also has the added benefit of Perfect Placement Buttons, ensuring your shirt always stays closed with no gaps.

Let us create your branded apparel the way you envisioned it. Contact us today at 877.300.2007 for a free virtual proof with your logo on any UNTUCKit shirt!

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5 Retail Drinkware Alternatives to YETI You’ll Love

5 Retail Drinkware Alternatives to YETI You’ll Love

We know there are a lot of drinkware brands out there that you can buy, and you probably have a few favorites. YETI® is a well-liked brand among consumers, often inquired about during promotional gift buying. 

Did you know that there are YETI alternatives that are similar but have unique features of their own? These retail brands generally cost less, yet still, maintain the high-quality materials and production standards that YETI is known for. 

Buying alternative drinkware brands in bulk can help you save on your annual marketing budget, too. We think you’ll love these cool, alternative brands and their stories! Here are our 5 best drinkware brand picks:


If you’re seeking a drinkware brand that gives back to the earth and to communities in need, then you’ll love MiiR and its selection of modern products. 

MiiR got its start in 2009 when it began designing its products with four concepts in mind: minimal, sustainable, functional, and enduring. Its cups and tumblers are made of premium grade stainless steel, and its lids are comprised of no-leach chemical plastic. MiiR is an excellent, alternative drinkware brand to YETI because of its double-wall vacuum insulation, similar heat- and ice-retention, and giving projects.

When you buy a MiiR product, such as the insulated camp cup or an insulated wine tumbler, you’ll receive a unique code. Once the code has been registered, 3% of the sales revenue is donated to a non-profit committed to sourcing clean water, a healthier environment, and building strong communities around the world. 

Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of dollars have funded social responsibility efforts in 26 countries. MiiR users can follow in the journey and see how their contribution is making a difference here 


Is the use of eco-friendly products and materials a part of your brand’s identity? Then you’ll be happy to know that Ello does just that and is focused on reducing single-use plastic waste. Ello products are safe, clean, and green – perfect for your office space or business associates.

Its product line consists of materials like bamboo, cork, silicone, stainless steel, and glass to give it a beautiful and unique style. Glass is one of the greenest materials you can get, and it doesn’t stain, smell, or leave an aftertaste. Designed with drinkware technology like FDA silicone and anti-microbial spouts, you’ll enjoy all of the modern styles of Ello drinkware that Pinnacle Promotions has to offer, such as the Ello Riley Vacuum Stainless Bottle and the Devon Glass Tumbler


RTIC (pronounced “arctic”) was founded in 2015 in Cypress, TX by twin brothers John and Jim Jacobsen. Its drinkware line was designed for use in the great outdoors, just like its popular line of coolers. 

While the structure and shape of RTIC are similar to YETI, the price is much more affordable. According to Jim Jacobsen, regarding his brand, “It’s about the adventure and how you can take RTIC along – you spend the money on the adventure, not on the gear.”

Its familiar design – like the 30 oz. stainless steel tumbler – and brand name, in addition to its excellent quality and value, make the RTIC collection perfect employee appreciation gifts and swag for corporate outings.


CamelBak was founded on its signature hydration pack before expanding into water bottles, outdoor gear, and accessories. Michael Edison founded CamelBak in 1989 by stuffing a water-filled medical sack into his backpack before competing in a 100-mile cycling competition in Wichita Falls, TX.

Today, they continue to innovate and build up the hydration sector with engineered products that exemplify quality and durability. Just like its counterparts, CamelBak is focused on doing good for the environment by eliminating the use of disposable plastic water bottles.

CamelBak drinkware products are top-notch, featuring an ergonomic drink interface, spill-proof lid, and an easy-carry handle. The CamelBak Chute Mag Copper VSS makes for a wonderful employee wellness incentive because of its endurance and sleek design.


Tervis was founded by two engineers, Frank Cotter and G. Howlett Davis, by combining the last three letters of their last names. The company made its debut in 1946, and the double-wall insulation tumbler was born.

That’s right – Cotter and Davis were the brains behind this new (at the time) technology that forever changed the drinkware industry. Tervis is popular with companies because of its numerous drinkware styles and social responsiveness to keeping our oceans free of plastics.

Tervis drinkware has tumblers, cups, and mugs for all occasions in a variety of colors and materials. Its drinkware collection, cool designs, and color options make this a great brand for promotional products. We think you’ll love the 20-ounce Tervis full-color stainless steel tumbler (also available in 30-ounce) as well as its classic tumblers.  

Why Choose YETI® Alternative Drinkware Brands?

The options for promotional drinkware are endless. At Pinnacle Promotions, we’ll help you find the best tumbler, cup, or mug for your upcoming event. These retail brands are quite impressive and can stand on their own because of their cool features, ergonomic styles, and corporate sustainability efforts. You’ll love the look, feel, and value of these custom drinkware brands and your clients will love them, too!

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Trends in Drinkware – The Moscow Mule Mug

What’s old is new again and that’s certainly true with the sudden popularity of the Moscow Mule Mug.

A cocktail dating back to the 1940s, the Moscow Mule is traditionally made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Legend has it that the drink was created when John Martin, owner of Smirnoff Vodka, Jack Morgan, owner of the “Cock and Bull” pub and Sophie Berezinksi, the daughter of a Russian copper factory owner all pooled together to get rid of inventory that they could not get rid of. Vodka was not popular at the time and Martin was experimenting with different mixers to try to sell more of it. When Morgan had an abundance of ginger beer that didn’t sell, Martin decided to mix it with the vodka. Enter Berezinski, who had a bunch of copper mugs that her husband was urging her get rid of and you have the Moscow Mule!

Promotional Moscow Mule Mug

Though not its original intention, the copper mug turned out to have a bevy (no pun intended) of benefits. According to the website, one of the best things about sipping a moscow mule from a copper mug is the controlled temperature. Basically, it keeps your drink cold, even in the heat. Additionally, some say that the oxidation of the copper mixes with the lime juice to intensify the taste of the drink.

Moscow Mule Mug with Logo

Though the drink was invented over 70 years ago, the NY Times reports a huge resurgence in popularity within the past few years. Moscow Mules were options on drink menus more than 60% more in 2015 than 2014 and accounted for 7% of all cocktail orders. No doubt the copper mug had something to do with this! In fact in some bars, patrons who order a Moscow Mule have to give their ID to the bartender as collateral to insure they won’t walk off with the mug.

Though back in the 1940s, the copper mugs were hard to come by, now they’re much more ubiquitous and you can even get them imprinted with your company logo.

Custom Mug for Moscow Mules

And if you’re not a drinker – no worries – the Moscow Mule mug is still a winner and here’s why: Many purveyors of the holistic practice of Ayurveda (a form of alternative medicine that’s based on mind-body awareness) believe that drinking water out of a copper cup can help with all sorts of health benefits including enhanced digestion, thyroid regulation and reducing inflammation.

No matter what you’re sipping, there’s no doubt that the Moscow Mule Mug is and continues to be one of the hottest (errr….coldest?) drinkware trends of the past year.

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Best Promotional Products of 2016

Best Promotional Products of 2016

It’s the end of the year and time to take a look back.  When we analyze our best-sellers, we often see the tried and true favorites that are popular each year and then some new players that sneak up into the mix.

You are probably familiar with the majority of our best-sellers – coffee mugs, sunglasses and t-shirts continue to top the charts and that didn’t change in 2016.  Perhaps you’ve even purchased a few of them for your company.  But let’s talk about the new guys!

Tech.  It’s the word of the year in the promotional product industry. Everyone wants tech!  So, it’s no surprise that the Jolt Mobile Phone Charger is the “it” item of 2016.

Everyone always wants the hottest retail trend, so it comes as a shock to absolutely no one that the Selfie Stick was…as the kids say… uber popular in 2016*.  In fact, we even handed them out at our Idea Expo.

While not exactly a tech product in itself, the Silicone Card Sleeve went gangbusters this year.  Great for giveaways, people love to stick these on their smartphones, seeing your logo… pretty much all the time.

What’ll be the new “it” product for 2017?  You tell us.  Regardless, we don’t think any of these techie best-sellers are going away anytime soon.

* Do the kids still say uber?

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Products We Love:  Printed Mints

Products We Love: Printed Mints

So we’ve all seen promotional mints, mints in imprinted receptacles from metal tins to plastics containers all in varying shapes, colors, and sizes. But have you seen the actual imprint or logo on a mint?! A couple of years ago M&M’s started offering personalization on their candies and they’ve taken off like wildfire, especially for weddings. Think about doing the same thing for your brand, but on a mint (more professional, less melty.)

Each mint is 0.5” W x 0.5” H which allows you a 0.33” W x 0.33” H full color imprint. Oh the possibilities with this new product… you could use a photograph, your mascot, letters, product images, and of course your logo.

Printed Mints in a Small Tin isn’t new product, but it’s always one been one of our favorites!Advertise your product or services on the mints

Just something a little different to get your customers to remember you.  And according to our product reviews, they taste great too.  Bonus!

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Are You Pinnacle Perfect?

Are You Pinnacle Perfect?

We’ve told you how valuable promotional products can be for marketing your business. With Pinnacle Promotions on your side, building your brand couldn’t be easier.

Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge into the realm of promotional products, there are so many options that are available to you, from type to print style, to color. When you don’t have much time to get the high quality and affordable custom branded promotional products that your business needs ready for your event, we have you covered.

Enter Pinnacle Perfect—our most popular promotional items, with simplified swag options at factory direct prices. With Pinnacle Perfect products, you won’t have the hassle or hesitation, as these products have quick turnarounds backed by our Pinnacle Platinum Guarantee.

Your marketing may not be perfect, but to help you get there, there’s Pinnacle Perfect. These schwag products span across different categories from drinkware to bags to office accessories and more. It’s just a matter of finding what works for you.


For example, Pinnacle’s take on the classic white coffee mug has proven to be a simple, yet extremely effective takeaway piece for customers, as they have a way to remember your brand each and every day, while sipping their favorite beverages. As an added convenience, this ceramic mug is microwave safe with a comfortable handle. Then, with your branding cleanly printed on the front of the mug, you will be ready for your next event!

Giveaways & Favors

We’ve got some perfectly fun and still useful swag like these Key Tags. These custom branded LED key tags come in four bold colors and even include batteries. The LED feature coupled with custom branding certainly takes it up a notch not just in terms of appearance, but also in terms of marketing power.

Technology & Electronics

In this age of technology-obsessed consumers, it is a great time to take advantage of the marketing opportunity available. Powerbanks can be screen printed or laser engraved with your corporate logo,  adding some energy not just to devices, but also to your marketing. With a sleek finish and a choice of four vibrant colors, you can appeal to consumers, as well as add some personality to your brand.

Believe it or not, your company has tremendous marketing potential. With Pinnacle Perfect products, you don’t have to jump through the hoops to achieve success.

In terms of utilizing schwag and custom products, don’t get bogged down by the vast number of choices available to you. Follow our simple breakdown of cost-effective, immensely popular, custom promotional products, and you’re sure to Make the Right Impression™.

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Custom Bag Must-Haves: Finding the Perfect Summer Bag

Custom Bag Must-Haves: Finding the Perfect Summer Bag

When it comes to choosing the perfect summer bag, every person has his/her own judging criteria. And as the seasons change, so do the style trends, and in turn, the needs of the customer. Along with being attractive, a good bag needs to meet a customer’s lifestyle.

In fact, according the Advertising Specialty Institute, bags have been found to generate more impressions than any other promotional item. In terms of your business, you can take advantage of this opportunity, in order to build your brand.


By rewarding current customers for their continued support, and attracting potential customers with a custom bag that’s both fashionable and functional.

Utilize these suggested promotional products, and you’ve literally got sales in the bag!

Customers are sure to appreciate the Cruising Tote Bag with Rope Handles which is a sturdy tote that’s perfect for summer activities. Available in four colors with 25″ rope handles, this bag is easy on the eyes AND on the hands. You may think that it’s special enough to turn heads at summer get-togethers, but by custom printing your corporate logo on it, you can make your brand the starring feature. With each use, your customers can inspire curiosity about your brand amongst your potential clients, consequently building your audience and achieving heightened brand awareness. Your business will certainly not blend in with the competition using this fresh perspective on a standard summer bag.

From the beach to the trade show to the company picnic, the Alison Cotton Tote Bag is a winner. The simple, yet impactful design provides a huge, blank canvas for neatly screen-printing your corporate logo on the front of the bag. Additionally, you can choose from five bright color schemes that are perfect for any season. As an added bonus, this custom bag is available for free rush production 5 days after your logo art is accepted. An Alison Cotton custom swag bag is a simply meaningful gift for customers to commemorate their positive experience with your brand.

Keep your gear and accessories in, and keep out the sand, water, and dust. The Sifter Beach Tote Bag is a sturdy cotton canvas tote with a mesh bottom. Simply expose the mesh to shake out any sand that’s accumulated in the bag. It will be the perfect accessory for customers to use regularly over a long period of time in all different places. Custom branding this bag will allow customers to safely and stylishly carry their necessities, and to act as your personal marketing team. In doing so, your business can build brand awareness and recognition at very little cost to you.

Your ongoing business goal is to build brand awareness and “get your name out there.” Custom promotional bags have proven to be impressive marketing tools to make this possible. Custom bags allow you to capture the character and personality of your brand, all while building a loyal following.

For more great ideas for unique, brand-building giveaways and swag, be sure to visit Pinnacle Promotions to learn how you can Make the right impression™.

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Power Bank 101: Your Guide to Promotional Power Banks

Power Bank 101: Your Guide to Promotional Power Banks

With most people owning a smartphone, tablet, laptop or all of the above, portable chargers – aka “power banks” – have quickly become sought after tech gadgets. This hot techie accessory has many monikers – power bank, charger, emergency battery and power rock – just to name a few.

One can easily spend upwards of $40 purchasing a power bank at retail price. Be a lifesaver to your clients – give them the gift of power with a personalized portable charger! Engrave your logo onto a power bank, and they’ll think of your brand every time they plug their device into the emergency battery. And with everything from laser engraving to 1 color screen print and full color design, the different ways to prominently customize your logo are essentially endless!

Here are some of my favorite portable chargers – from basic to more high tech.

1. Jolt Mobile Phone Charger

The Jolt Charger is the classic type of power bank and the most popular among users. With this product, you’re able to charge a smartphone 100% (due to the 2200mAh battery) – providing up to 8 additional hours of talk time. This is an ideal battery to have in your purse or suitcase, and this gadget is reliable for someone who travels or is away from a power outlet most of the day.

Jolt Mobile Phone Charger Item #7120-15

Jolt Mobile Phone Charger Item #7120-15

2. Portable Dual-Port Charger

If you’re looking for smartphone and tablet emergency batteries, I would recommend a dual port charger with a 7800 mAh battery. mAh (milliampere hour) is the determining measure for how much energy the battery will hold. This power bank can handle charging a smartphone AND a tablet to full battery with ease, and it also has 2 designated ports to allow the proper amps to the device at hand. My favorite one is the Portable Dual-Port Charger. Its digital battery indicator and cool laser logo customization illuminates your logo, making this power bank the ultimate luxury option. I like the idea of having one battery that can charge both!

Portable Dual Port Charger Item #2635

Portable Dual Port Charger Item #2635

If you’re looking for something that’s efficient, convenient AND multifunctional, then these next power banks are the ones for you:

3. Glow in the Dark Power Bank

Never lose sight of your portable charger again! With the Glow in the Dark Power Bank, now you can find it in your dark bag, purse or briefcase with ease. Not only is it easy to locate in your time of need, this little gadget also has enough power to charge you up for a whopping 8 hours of talk time!

Glow in the Dark Powerbank Item #7120-43

Glow in the Dark Powerbank Item #7120-43

4. Mobile Charger with LED Light

The Leeman NY Charger has an ultra-bright LED flashlight, and has been tested and certified by the UL (Underwriters Laboratory). This battery will charge smartphones 100% and tablets 70%- 100% based on the make and model, and it’s Lithiom-ion battery allows you to charge your device virtually anywhere.

Mobile Charger with LED Light Item #PL-4449

Mobile Charger with LED Light Item #PL-4449

Since most people today are so dependent on their smartphones and tablets, power banks and portable chargers have quickly become essential tools. Get your logo on one of these gadgets and not only will you be promoting your brand, but you’ll also be helping your client in their time of need!

Visit our power bank shop to browse other power bank options or to purchase any of the gadgets mentioned above.

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