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Birdhouses for Spring!

January 06, 2014

Now here is a great gift ... new for 2014! 

More and more people are cultivating bird populations in their urban backyards!  It takes some time, but eventually a yard can be filled with the song of beautiful and colorful birds, and you can consider yourself a "birder."

To get someone started ... or just to contribute to what someone already has ... this wood Birdhouse comes in five colors and has a large space for your imprint. 
The minimum is only 30!  Great gift for anyone and any business to give away.

For another fun way to educate about birds, see our Bird House Kits, also new for 2014, and made of weather-resistant card stock.  They last a whole season and then can be composted in late fall.



National Pie Day

December 30, 2013

National Pie Day is January 23rd! 
How to celebrate? 
   .  Stop in your favorite bakery or store for a pie
   .  Bake a pie
   .  Take a friend to a coffee shop for a slice of pie

Gift someone a gift of pie ... with a Pie Server!




Hot Cocoa in a Mug

December 11, 2013

I am picturing myself having a cup of hot cocoa in this Bistro Mug while I wrap Christmas presents!  15 oz. Mug has a matte finish on the outside in Cobalt, Black, or Dark Green with a white glossy finish on the inside ... better to see the cocoa!

It is on sale through the end of the year, and watch for special pricing in January ... it will be a featured item in our 2014 Oliver Specialties Idea Book Catalogue!


I'll Have a Cup 2 Go

November 19, 2013

Do you know what I and others like about our Cup 2 Go?  It is dishwasher and microwave safe ... and it comes in 10 wonderful colors!

It is a 16 oz. size (also available in 20 oz.), BPA-free, double-wall construction for hot or cold beverages.  It has a twist-and-lock drink-thru lid and a very big imprint area to show your name (we like the vertical imprint too)!

It is on sale through the end of the year, and the minimum is only 48!  Need a gift for your customers or clients or employees?  White gift box is included!

Looking for stainless?  Here is the Stainless Deal Mug on sale through the end of the year!  48 are only $3.73 each plus set-up!


November 02, 2013

On our website, we call it a Meeting Journal ... but we think it is for more personal use, and would make a great gift to employees, board members, volunteers.

Journaling is a great stress management tool, but also a nice way to record everyday happenings, or something you read or heard which has a special meaning to you, or a list of things to do, music to download, restaurants to visit, wines you liked, and so on!

Your imprint is debossed in the center of the front cover.  The minimum is only 50!

For a pocket sized edition, see also our Mini Journal which has an elastic bookmark and a pocket in the back cover.  Your imprint is debossed in bottom right corner of front cover.




Sharpie Gel Highlighter

October 16, 2013

Unlike any highlighter you've ever used! 

I've been passing these out to some of our customers, and I insist they try it out while in front of me so I can see the raised eyebrows and hear the "Wows!"

Sharpie has created a highlighter with an advanced gel system ... it dries fast, yet doesn't dry out (yes, if you leave the cap off, it's okay!).  It doesn't bleed through paper, and you can use it on glossy paper, semi-gloss (like our Oliver Specialties Catalogue) and really thin paper.

It's awesome!

Also check out our Paper Mate products! 

We are quite fond of the Paper Mate Sport Pen on sale through the end of the year!  It comes in five different finishes, several color combinations, and black or blue ink.  Smooth, long-lasting, and affordable!

Blaze Orange

September 27, 2013

Whether your customers are like my dad ...  hunting to him meant going to northern Michigan to eat good food, play cards, listen to a football game, and walk in the woods ... or they actually hunt, keep them safe with our Blaze Orange Cap!

And what goes with it?  The Realtree Camouflage Bubba Mug ... 22 oz. when filled to brim!  Our Collapsible Can Koozies also come in a camouflage design and are on sale through the end of the year.

Having nothing to do with hunting season really, other than getting into a car with a hot beverage or sugary drink, I wouldn't be without Car Coasters for each of the cup holders in my new car.  They are inexpensive, and your ad is seen every time someone gets in the car! 


Paper Mate Ink Joy

September 18, 2013

Do you remember spirographs?  It was a favorite birthday present of mine one year ... a set of different sized gears used to draw awesome designs.  Just put your pen against the teeth of a gear and spin it around to make different coils and spirals ... endless fun!  You could buy a set, or make your own with cardboard, paper, rings, and pins.  Why am I taking this trip down memory lane? 

Paper Mate has a new commercial on TV which shows their different color Ink Joy Pens making these wonderful designs as if using a spirograph! 

We featured the Paper Mate Ink Joy in a previous blog.  For gel pen lovers, the Ink Joy combines the best qualities of ballpoint and gel pen technologies for incredible smoothness and the ink dries fast!  It is available in eight translucnt colors with black ink, or ink to match the barrel color.  It is also now available in white with nine trim colors (which also have black ink, or ink to match the trim color). 

We like it so much, we would like you to experience the joy too!  Through the end of the year, take a 10% discount!