Editor's Picks: Stunning Showpieces

How does a product stand out at the largest promotional products expo? This year, the most memorable products were those that were designed to make life easier. Whether it was a two-in-one product or an all-inclusive kit, these products guarantee recipients an experience that improves their day to day. Products that had value to a receiver's life won’t get used just once, but continuously, ultimately increasing a client’s impressions. Since 1914, the PPAI trade show has been the industry’s launch point for the latest products to use in client promotions, and this year’s event at Mandalay Bay Convention Center was no different.

Back by popular demand this year, attendees strolled through the Product Pavilion displays, snapping pictures of products that caught their eyes. “This is one of my favorite parts of the show,” said Chris Babiash, president and CEO of Minneapolis, Minnesota, distributor Booshie, Inc. The pavilion offers a curated collection of New Products, Green Products, Made In The USA Products, Healthpitality Products and 1st-Time Exhibitor Products. When it comes to next year’s product pavilion, Jay Moore with Chicago, Illinois, distributor Big League Pins, said, “We need to keep it up!”

Here’s a closer look at products featured during PPAI’s comeback show. 

The Carton Garden

The Carton Garden has everything a recipient would need to grow a mini garden. This unique gardening kit has three types of seeds, six starter soil pods and three blank wooden seed stakes to organize the plants. As recipients tend to their gardens, your client’s brand will stay top of mind. 

Boompods Zero Mini Bluetooth Speaker

The Boompods Zero Mini Bluetooth Speaker is a pocket-size wireless speaker that packs a punch. With a simple multi-function button, users can answer calls, snap phone selfies and pause music on the go. It’s waterproof and drop-proof.

Sip N Seed

The Sip N Seed is a grow kit that can be enjoyed for years. The planter is a 17-ounce, high gloss enamel coated steel mug packaged in a full color presentation sleeve made from recycled paper. The kit contains the essentials to start growing, including a seed packet and soil pods. Place the planter near natural light, add soil, seeds and water. When the plant matures, transplant it to a larger container. Green thumbs can reuse the planter to sprout new plants or to sip on a drink.


BagitoTowel Rolls 

The BagitoTowel Rolls can be used just like normal paper towels. These 100-percent cotton waffle fabric towels are super absorbent and fit a standard paper towel holder. There are 25 towels per roll, which includes an innovative elastic strap that holds towels in place and allows for easy single-towel removal. Once used, place towels in the included wash bag and into the laundry. This is perfect for clients who are looking to communicate eco-friendly care.


POWERCAP Lighted Running Cap

Perfect for outdoor events or sporting teams, the POWERCAP Lighted Running Cap helps recipients stay safe. This cap includes four LED lights with a battery life lasting up to 68 hours. Ideal for running, walking, jogging, safety or any other activity needing hands-free lighting, users have a visibility of up to 72 feet. Available in men and women’s (shown) styles.


Chi-Charge Trio

The Chi-Charge Trio is a smart desktop companion that any recipient would cherish in a home or office. This device helps keep wirelessly charged devices powered up and regulates the temperature of hot and cold drinks. It is easy to use and comes with a mug, too.

Fast Eddie Golf Belt

The Fast Eddie Golf Belt is a golfer’s survival tool. Customize this belt on the nickel buckle with your client’s logo. The buckle face flips down to reveal a divot tool that slides out to double as a bottle opener. There’s no need for golfers to have so many things in their pockets each round. With a PreciseFit™ system, belts are cut to fit. 

The GoDonut

Made in the USA, The GoDonut is a universal cell phone and tablet stand. Made with durable yet flexible material, it’s portable and stable. 


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