It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Holiday Gifts




We know, we know—Halloween is weeks away. You may not even have your costume ready, let alone holiday gift ideas for friends, family, and colleagues.

Nonetheless, it’s the perfect time to start jotting down your list. From quality corporate items to custom presents for loved ones, the Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing team has got you covered.

Experience the Difference

That’s our slogan—and we’re 100% serious about it. If you let us help you curate your holiday gift list, you will truly experience the difference in working with our staff. Think personalized service, along with durable and attractive products made right in our Duluth, Minnesota facility.

At Advantage, there is truly something for everyone on your holiday list. From leather-bound journals featuring the recipient’s name to apparel embroidered with your company logo, we offer a variety of gift options. They’re priced right, and we’ll see to it personally that they’re delivered on time.

What Are My Corporate Gift Options?

Whether you’re looking to thank your clients, introduce yourself to prospects, or gift your staff—or a combination of the three—your options are endless when it comes to corporate holiday gifts. At Advantage, we can tailor coasters, pens, and even wine tool gift bags to your exact specifications.

And research shows that you’ll want to get an early start on your gift selection process, as more companies are planning to distribute gifts this holiday season. In their 2018 Corporate Gift Giving Survey, the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) revealed that organizations are upping their spending on logoed presents.

The survey found that 42% of employers intend to gift their staff in 2018—a 2% increase from 2017. In turn, more than 37% of companies across the U.S. are planning to offer gifts to their clients and prospects (up from 32% last year).

Why offer holiday gifts to your clients and staff? Corporate gifts allow the sender to:

  • Express their appreciation.
  • Boost company awareness.
  • Build company goodwill.
  • Develop positive relationships.
  • Gain referrals, generate leads and increase sales.

Clearly, there is no better time than now to kick off your corporate gift-giving efforts. Bottle stoppers, tote bags, and leather accessories like wallets are thoughtful options that are bound to please. In turn, if you want to launch your employee recognition program this holiday season, we’ll gladly walk you through your options in the way of trophies, medals, and plaques. We also offer freestanding awards in acrylic, crystal, and glass.

All our awards are customizable by shape, color, design, and message. And if you’re looking to take personalization to the next level, we invite you to engrave the gift item with your logo, include an image via sublimation, or etch a special message onto the product.

What Can I Gift Friends and Family?

Our new sublimating and engraving machines may very well be the answer to your holiday list. We offer options ranging from personalized cutting boards, engraved with a message or your loved one’s name, to sublimated family frames. At Advantage, we take pride in offering holiday gifts that are useful, special, and visually appealing.

Most of us are familiar with engraving—that is, the process of carving a design onto a hard surface. If you need a refresher on sublimation, here it is: Sublimation is the process of printing special ink onto transfer paper. The ink is then heat-pressed onto the gift item. Customers who use our sublimation services can expect a clear, lasting image with a smooth finish that’s equally soft to the touch. What could be better than that as we approach the holidays?

Keychains, mouse pads, and mugs often involve sublimation, and we encourage you to personalize them and include these items as stocking stuffers this year. That said, there’s no need to limit your holiday gift list to products that involve engraving or sublimation. Screen-printed shirts and totes, embroidered hats, and even luggage or blankets are meaningful gift options you can send to those you love.

So, stop by our showroom today to start shopping for holidays gifts—or we’ll come directly to you. If you’re interested in learning more about Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing, please feel free to contact us or subscribe to our blog.