Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Coffee Mugs are Great Winter Promotional Gifts

As winter approaches, there is nothing quite as satisfying as a hot steaming mug of tea or coffee to brace off the winter chills. One of the things that I look for in a mug is the comfort of the handle. I must be able to comfortably wrap my fingers into the handle and I must be able to wrap my hands around the mug, because that is what gives the most comfortable soothing winter warming effects. Mugs that work well with these qualities are the standard coffee mugs and the bullet coffee mugs. They have good rounded surfaces to wrap your hands around. If you really want to indulge, then the cookie mug also has all the good qualities of a coffee mug, with the added benefit of having a handy place to keep a tasty close at hand. The cookie mug has a wonderful print surface area. The standard mug, bullet mug and cookie mugs can have wrap around prints. This means that the print wraps all the way round the mug, except in the handle area. That gives you a big fun surface area to be creative with. I also love the look of the spoon mug, the one challenge is that if you damage the ceramic spoon that comes with the mug, and then you are unable to replace it. However, you can still slot a normal teaspoon into it. But for multi-functional mugs, from a practical perspective the cookie mug still comes out tops. Being in the industry we have a lot of samples of different mugs that we can use whenever we want to and I find that I still always revert to the bullet mug and standard mug and on occasion the cone mug. When deadlines are on and you desperate for a strong caffeine fix, then you can revert to the jumbo cone mug. It is a novel, high impact corporate gift with a wonderfully large print surface area and a full wrap print area. Although it is fun to have a photo on a mug, this is done using digital printing and I personally still prefer a kiln fired coffee mug, which has to use water based silk screened decals. The mugs are then hand decorated and are then baked in a kiln at extremely high temperatures. This ensures that the print is permanent and microwave and dishwasher safe. For more information on branded coffee mugs and other corporate gifts or promotional gifts contact us on info@belleregalo.co.za or call us on: Office Line: (011) 593 2450 or Office Cell: 082 948 7461

It is Time to Plan for Jacket Season

After the last few weeks of rain I have been so pleased to have sunshine for a few days. It definitely lifts the spirits, but I must confess that in the evenings I have been feeling that the chill is starting to creep up on us. Jackets are a great corporate clothing option. They help to build corporate identity and serve as walking billboards for your company. They make great staff morale boosters and many clients also welcome a jacket over this season. If you are buying for immediate use and want a great all-rounder jacket for those rainy days, the
all-weather jacket is a terrific option. It is a light weight jacket that comes in a variety of colours. It also have a convenient zip up bag that it is stored in so ladies can pop it into an average size handbag or it can be left in the boot of your car. The All Weather jacket is constructed from windproof and water resistant rip-stop nylon. This jacket has Mesh Airtex lining for added comfort. The hood may be zipped off or tucked into the collar and concealed. It comes in black, lime, navy, red and stone. If you are looking for a more serious jacket, then the Trade Jacket is the way to go. The Trade Jacket
has an extended length jacket, which is medium weight, padded jacket featuring zip-away/roll-up hood, elasticated cuffs with tab adjusters, two side pockets with bar-tacking reinforced entry and horizontal chest flap concealing zippered pocket on right side. This jacket is available in six colours, black, bottle, grey, red, royal, navy. On the sportier side is the Monte Carlo Jacket. This is Medium weight padded jacket in raglan cut for
versatile fit. This jacket features include reflective piping for high visibility, zipaway padded hood with drawstring, two zippered side pockets and adjustable cuffs with velcro tabs. This sporty two-tone styling jacket comes in four colourways black and charcoal, lime and black, red and black and finally royal and black. For more jacket options contact Belle Regalo e-mail us on info@belleregalo.co.za