Blog: October 2023

Top Experiential Marketing Gifts for your 2023 Redemption Company Stores

It’s October and we’re nearing the year-end at hyper speed. It’s that time when you feel like your sales are slowing down but you know you might be surprised with a last-minute corporate gifting rush order. The waiting, tinged with a touch of nervous excitement, is genuinely chilling.

But the Experiential and Entertainment Industries are revving up to full throttle for the holidays. How many activations will they have before the end of the year? Often, their employees will be spending most of the holidays on site.  What could wow these hardworking folks on your customer’s Xpress redemption store? We all know adaptability is paramount in the ever-evolving entertainment industry, opening the door for you to offer a supplier solution that can be a lifeline for them.

Trending Gifts in the Experiential and Entertainment Marketing Industry

It probably won’t surprise you that trending categories for your promotional product company stores are totes, drinkware, and backpacks. Would any of these questions sound familiar to your customer? How many event items can we fit into these totes? Did I remember to drink water? Will have I have time between events to answer emails? Before we let anxiety set in, let’s provide your customer’s team with these crucial gifts for their custom company store.

Chart - Entertainment Experiential Marketing Trending Categories

Out of the Woods Tote

Out of The Woods® Large Boxy Tote

Did you know that all Out of the Woods products feature signature Supernatural Paper®? It’s sustainable, vegan, and even washable! Now, before you say, “a tote, really?” –  we’re going to stop you right there. When you get a sample of this tote your life will forever be changed – or at least your mind. The durability of this tote, feel and look are super sleek. Offering your client’s team a classy yet highly functional tote running at roughly $60.

BruMate Toddy XL

BrüMate Toddy XL

Aha! You thought you were about to see another Stanley didn’t you? Not this time. One word that will save all your documents and your laptop: Leakproof. Your client’s team will be able to stay hydrated all day with this 32 oz stainless triple-insulated leakproof locking lid tumbler. They can even throw it in a tote bag and enjoy their refreshments without fretting about the safety of their devices.

Thule Construct 15" Computer Backpack 24L

Thule Construct 15″ Computer Backpack 24L

Thule is dedicated to enhancing the active lifestyle while minimizing concerns about transporting your essentials. It’s like a dream come true for your client’s team—a backpack designed to accommodate nearly everything they require. From laptops and tablets to phones, water bottles, charging cables, sunglasses, pens, notebooks, and even a pullover, this backpack has it all. The extent of functionality it offers will surely leave your client’s team overjoyed.

What an exhilarating journey – and all of this before the holiday season is set in stone. We appreciate your engagement with our trending series, and we trust it has been valuable in your pursuit of securing those Q4 sales.

Feel free to contact us if you have any further inquiries. Interested in Redemption Stores and how they align with your objectives in the experiential industry? Delve into our comprehensive guide, the ABCs of Redemption Stores for in-depth insights.

Top Eco-Friendly Gifts for your 2023 Redemption Company Stores

Do your ears perk up when you hear eco-friendly, environmentally friendly, or 1% for the planet? Did you know that 1% for the Planet has around 65 different industries represented in its network? To date, its members have donated over $450 million USD to environmental causes. Does it surprise you to know that out of the trending categories listed below that nearly 50% of the leading category is made out of recycled materials?

How can a tangible gift really provide value to someone whose blood, sweat and tears goes into protecting our environment? Corporate gifting to eco-conscious and renewable energy companies offers a unique opportunity to foster sustainable partnerships. By selecting eco-conscious gifts that align with their mission, you not only express appreciation but also support their commitment to a greener future. From solar-powered gadgets to eco-friendly office accessories, these thoughtful tokens of gratitude resonate with companies striving to make a positive environmental impact. Corporate gifting becomes a powerful way to strengthen relationships while promoting shared values of sustainability and clean energy.

What are the trending categories for the energy industry?

It’s not surprising that these individuals love anything and everything reusable, and if it’s recyclable then so much the better. So what gifts could you possibly offer that drives your client’s mission? What is their brand story and what type of impact are they trying to make?

Trending Energy Categories bar chart Trending Tote Qualities bar chart

The Details – Tailored holiday eco-conscious gifts for redemption company stores.

When choosing a gift for your client’s company merch store, consider their specific interests and preferences, as well as their role within the energy industry. Personalizing the gift to their unique tastes and values will make it even more meaningful. Here are some gift ideas that are likely to be appreciated:

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack

Unless you are living under a rock, it’s no secret that Patagonia is one of the leading companies that manufacture products designed with a bias for simplicity and utility. Among the most direct ways they can limit ecological impacts is with goods that last for generations or can be recycled so the materials in them remain in use. Making the best product matters for saving the planet. Are these costly? Yes, without a doubt. However, if you know the Patagonia mission and reducing your carbon footprint, we guarantee this is what the people want.

Herschel Pop Quiz 12 Can Cooler

Herschel Pop Quiz 12 Can Cooler

This cooler is made for picnics and staying refreshed on the Herschel “journey to do better.” Herschel also contributes to 1% for the planet and is a part of PCNA’s ProudPath initiative. Just this year they introduced EcoSystem™, their new range of conscious materials. As of this Fall 2023, a whopping 91% of their styles are crafted from EcoSystem™ recycled materials.

Klean Kanteen Eco Rise 14oz Mug

Klean Kanteen Eco Rise 14oz Mug

Do you remember in the early 2000’s when you couldn’t even buy a reusable stainless bottle? In 2004 Klean Kanteen came along and made one of the first BPA free stainless steel bottles. They have now become an international brand that has inspired other companies to make reusable stainless-steel products. They’re also involved in 1% for the planet and they are also a Certified BCorp and a Climate Neutral Certified company! Need we say more?

Can’t wait to find out more? Reach out to us today to help kickstart your holiday sales goals while making a positive impact on the environment. Curious about Redemption Stores and how they align with your sustainability goals? Explore our comprehensive guide, the ABCs of Redemption Stores for in-depth insights.