Hello and welcome to Snag Your Swag's semi-live blogging of the New Product Expo in Vegas. Every January, the industry's largest show takes place at the Mandalay. This is when we see all of the exciting new products, decorating methods, colors, and trends. We receive new products even before they hit the show from our supplier-partners, so we already have a pretty good idea of the best new products, and which trends may be taking hold. But there is no substitute for the miles of new products we walk every January.
I have to share with you that I'm not too crazy about flying. Which is to say that I am terrified of it. I fly often, and somehow, it's never gotten better for me.
Now, that's not a cool thing to admit.
Once, just as we were taking off for Seattle, a woman across the aisle from me, as God is my witness, actually screamed "WHAT'S THAT NOISE?" Her screeching managed to break through my Xanax haze. I leaned over to the man directly across the aisle and asked:
"Is there a noise?"
He immediately reassured me it was a completely normal noise, the Falange or something. I wanted to throttle this woman. I stared at her for a long time. I fantasized about getting up, grabbing her and screaming "WHO TOLD YOU TO TALK?" in her face. But the problem is when you are on a plane, any false move can get you taken into custody or even, horror of horrors, force an emergency landing.
Sometimes I want to tremulously tell the flight attendant "I want my mom". But I am afraid they will hear "I have a bomb". And the next thing you know I'll be slammed on the floor with 3 people sitting on me, while the plane begins an emergency, almost straight down, landing, and I am screaming "MOM MOM MOM" and they claim I am screaming "BOMB BOMB BOMB"
You really have to keep your mouth shut and sit very still when flying so as to avoid any possible misunderstandings. So I had to let her get away with it. I still think about her though.
All of this is to say that yes, we, including me! will be in Vegas this week to bring you the newest trade show giveaway ideas, swag, and corporate gifts. When we get a break, or at the end of the day, we'll be posting our favs below. Click on pictures for further product details.
One of the things that is really striking us is color. So many awesome favorites available in gorgeous splashes of color this year. For example, our best-selling Peristyle bottle, now available in trendy Ombre, and our favorite S'well type bottle, the Force, now also available in Ombre, including this gorgeous purple that really reflects Pantone's Color of the Year.
Speaking of Pantone's Color of the Year, it is ultra-violet and you can read more about it here.
So many beautiful violet and grape colored swag this year at the expo! Pantone's pick is having a big impact. Some of our favorites below, just click on the pics for more info.
Okay guys, we are going to continue our semi-live blogging of the New Product Expo here.
And bookmark this page here. This is where we will gather all of the hottest trade show giveaways of 2018, constantly updated all year long.