Happy Travels

Promotional items that do double duty

By: By Anne Burke

Clients always love free stuff. But they’ll appreciate your promotional gift even more if it helps make their travels easier. Here are some ideas for products that clients won’t want to leave home without.

Sew what?

It’s a luggage tag and a sewing kit in one! One panel on this colorful tag opens to reveal a printed address card and the other reveals needle, thread, buttons and safety pin. $1.23 each for 250 units, plus $50 set-up fee.




The eyes have it
Sunglasses won’t stray far with this eyewear retainer, which features a 24-inch woven cord and latex temple tubes. Available in 13 colors. $2.24 each for 250 units, plus set-up fee.






Squeaky-clean image
It’s a germy world out there, but clients can keep the bugs at bay with these antibacterial wet wipes. The resealable pouch holds 15 lavender-scented wipes. $1.35 each for 200-499 units.


Weigh to go
With airlines cracking down on overweight bags, this luggage scale can save clients from an unexpected fee. The scale is light enough to take along and can weigh bags up to 75 pounds. Comes in a zippered storage pouch. $10.69 each for 100 units, plus set-up fee.





Beach buddy
Clients headed to sun ’n’ sand vacations will appreciate this straw beach mat, which folds into a compact carrying case, with plenty of space for your agency name and promotional message. $5.42 each for 48-95 units. Minimum order amount: $500.