Category: Calendars

Our Top Christmas Giveaways Revealed!

The lines are getting longer, the people are getting restless and the traffic is at its worst – all signs and symptoms point to one obvious answer: The Holiday Rush is upon us!

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Finding the perfect holiday giveaway for your customers and company benefactors can be a real tedious task. Braving the long lines is just isn’t an option if you are buying in bulk. Imagine all the angry stares you’ll get when the poor cashier is ringing up 100 cans of popcorn!

So, in the name of a hassle free holiday season, we’d like to present the most popular items bought in bulk from Custom On It. These items are made with quality in mind and as always, customizable to your every need. Happy Holidays you guys!

Desk Pad Calendars

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One of the things we love most about calendars is that they are useful all year long. In addition, they also ensure that your company logo and contact information will get most mileage.

Cotton Canvas Carry On Totes

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Unlike plastic and paper bags that get reused 2-3 times, reusable bags can last a long time in the hands of your customers. They can use it in the gym, at the grocery or when they travel. Talk about maximizing your ad budget!

Custom Gift Wrap Sheets

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Choose your company colors add your logo and that’s it! These are great for gifting all year round!

Seasonal Tins

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Fill these colorful tins with your choice of chocolates, nuts, candy or mints!

Dipped Oreo Cookies Gift Box

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No one can resist a box of Oreos. Much less 4 Oreo cookies dipped in rich Belgian Chocolate. Trust me, we tried and failed.

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Top 10 Custom Giveaways For Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day! What have you got planned for that special woman in your life?

We’re big believers on showing our appreciation for our beloved moms each and every single day. So instead of focusing all your Mother’s Day related activities on May 11th, why not make it a week or monthlong celebration? Give away any of these 10 customized gifts to moms who drop by your store:

1. Canvas Bag – A pretty canvas bag to host a mother’s large arsenal of things that she and her family needs on a daily basis from diapers to her husband’s medication to her favorite novel.

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2. Pedometer – Moms often don’t have time to work out in between juggling her job, her family and her friends. But there is one exercise she is unconsciously doing a lot of everyday – walking! Strapping on a pedometer will help her monitor if she is clocking in the required 10,000 steps a day.

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3. Sweets – Since it’s the universal symbol for love, Chocolates are a staple for any occasion!

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4. Gift Boxes – Did you know you can get customized chocolate bars, cookies or caramel popcorn and put it in an elegant box?  This is a little pricey to give away to all your customers, but it’s an ideal gift for your employees, investors or suppliers.

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Although you may have to ask your guests to choose between these sugary treats or a healthy snack like this option:

5. Mixed Nuts – Since some moms may be watching their blood sugar levels, a pack of mixed nuts makes a healthy midday snack.

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6. Wall Calendar – Help her keep track of the family’s numerous activities with a spacious customized wall calendar! You can also give colored pens so she can color code entries as well.

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7. Coffee Mugs – Is she a coffee drinker or tea lover? Moms enjoy a nice quiet cup of hot beverage while enjoying the rare quiet times she has in a day. Be creative and have inspirational or witty massages imprinted on them!

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8.No Slip Hair Bands – She can use these sturdy, no slip hair bands while cleaning, working out or enjoying a really serious game of monopoly on game night.

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9. Flip flops – Moms can use these adorable bamboo flip flops for the beach, post-gym or running errands during the spring/summer season. They’re lightweight and easy to tote around in a bag just in case you want to give up on your 4 inch heels.

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10. Infusion Tumblers – It’s very important to stay hydrated all day! Make sure your customers get all the water they need in this stylish infusion tumblers. Why settle for ordinary H20 when you can incorporate your favorite fruit or tea flavor?

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Old School vs. New School: Getting Organized with Calendars

On a scale of 1 to Obsessive-Compulsive, how organized are you?

Family, friends, work, school, kids, church and play – it’s amazing how many things we can fit into the 24 hours of each day. In order to for us to cater to all of these important parts of our life, we follow a schedule. From the moment we wake up to the time we fall asleep tasks, errands, bills, events are running through our minds.

The demands of today’s fast paced life require for us to have some kind of scheduling/organizing method. Some write down their tasks in the morning on random pieces of paper and keep in their pockets for the remainder of the day while some adhere to a strict schedule uploaded on their gadgets. Families often have a ‘Master Calendar’ on their refrigerators where they can all be updated on soccer practice schedules, dentist appointments and vacation days.  What about you? Do you keep a calendar?

There are dozens of Calendar apps available for Apple and Android devices. Usually built into the phone or tablet, virtual calendars are great for people on the go and technologically savvy. You can add, delete or move tasks with ease without erasing anything (good for those who like to keep their calendars need and clean). Another notable feature is that you can sync your entire family’s school, work and play calendars into one! It informs you of any scheduling conflicts, color codes your activities according to importance and automatically reminds you of important events via pop-up.

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If you are using intranet programs such as Microsoft Outlook, you can also use it to schedule meetings and hold polls. All in all, virtual calendars offer a wide range of features that aims to help in make sure you don’t miss anything important.

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Then there are those who prefer the old school calendar method using a old desk or note calendar every day. The most common reason why they still use paper is that they remember things better after writing it down. Paper calendars also allow for some creativity on the user’s part – where they can use colored pens and sticky notes to doodle – little personal touches to special events.

Whatever your preference, it’s important that we also make time for what matters most in life – family and friends. Regularly make way for quality time every week where the entire family will do something together or simply hang out and enjoy each other’s company.

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Start the Year Right: New Year’s Gift Ideas

You’ve been invited to a friend’s New Year bash. You’re excited! It’s your first time to be invited as a fully grown adult but then you realize that you’ve read somewhere that as a gracious guest, you’re supposed to bring something for the host. What exactly do you bring to these things?

Whether you’re a host or a guest, it’s tradition to give something useful/memorable during a New Year’s Eve party. It commemorates the beginning of a new chapter in everyone’s life – new beginnings, new chapters and new lessons to be learned. New Year’s gifts are a reflection of the attitude we want to have in the coming year – hopeful, open to change, gracious and Here are some of our suggestions:

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  1. Champagne – Alcoholic drinks as gifts works anytime, anyplace, any party – unless the people who are throwing the party are in AA or aren’t too keen in getting their guests drunk (who isn’t a little bit tipsy on New Years?). Champagne is used to celebrate all kinds of occasions and is a universal symbol for merry making. If you aren’t a wine/champagne connoisseur, here is a useful guide – that tells you which one to buy, how to serve it and how many bottles to purchase for a party.full-color_custom_desktop_tent_calendar_1
  2. Planner/Calendar – Your friends own every gadget imaginable on the planet and yet they still manage to forget their Dental Appointments. You can put the blame for their memory gaps on aging or stress but – some still prefer the old school method of writing in paper their grocery lists, call backs and their kids’ soccer practice schedules.the-imperial-gourmet-tower-3-1303-306961
  3. Chocolate/Box of Goodies – Sweet things isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day. You can satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth by bringing a sinful chocolate cake. If you’re hosting the party and have something extra in your budget, you can send your guests home with a box of goodies!GoTumbler
  4. Monogrammed/Personalized items– We’ve all seen those Lifestyle Network ladies personalize just about anything – pillowcases, bags, bath towels, etc. Thank goodness there are companies that are willing to do this for you! You can print inspirational messages such as “This year, I Will” or “No More Excuses” on coffee mugs, tumblers, t-shirts and more. Your guests will be able to reuse these items throughout the year and may even help them out when they need inspiration in pushing through their resolutions for the year!

Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to surviving another year and more blessings to come in the year ahead. Stick to those resolutions!

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Building the A-Team: Boost Team Spirit with Company Giveaways

Being part of a group and being part of a team are two completely different things. A group simply implies people associated with one another whether by location, office space or year level. However, a team is group of people that are working as one towards an identified goal.  Members of a group aren’t obligated to look out for one another; whereas a team extends a helping hand to a struggling member whenever needed.

In order to establish a sense of teamwork, there must be an open line of communication within the group. The leader should encourage a non judgmental, objective approach to each team gathering. Remember that each member has something different to bring to the table, and a good team is where each member’s opinion, praise, suggestions, comments, criticisms are taken in equal measure. Team goals also need to be communicated and understood by every member of the team – their roles in accomplishing it must be clearly defined as well. Setting clear goals and realistic deadlines will help improve the team’s overall performance and avoid unnecessary delays.

You can set aside 1 or 2 days every year to reestablish or build communication lines with old and new members. You can try some of the team building exercises found on Mind Tools. Not only do these exercises help establish rapport among the group, they’re a lot of fun too! They also have great tools and ideas for both leaders and members that can help in managing individual and group projects.

We all know that trust is the building block of any relationship – personal or professional. However, building trust among the team is easier said than done. Don’t expect everybody to trust each other immediately; it takes a few weeks or projects before trust can be established.

You can also help boost your team’s morale with personalized items such as shirts, calendars or office supplies (pens, sticky notes, etc) with your company’s name or motto imprinted on it. We know that Team Spirit is more than being seen wearing the same shirt, but it does go a long way in making a member feel part of a team. This imbibes a sense of pride and encourages them to go the extra mile for the benefit of the group. You can also choose witty phrases like:

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
― Michael Jordan

Teamwork makes the dream work
― Bang Gae

Here are some items that you can customize according to your team’s needs:

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We hope these tips will help you build your own dream teams. Good luck!

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