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Promotional Products, Giveaways and Gift Ideas Blog | DiscountMugs

How to Throw a Great Company Picnic

There are many reasons to invest in an annual company picnic. A much-needed day outside the office affords a change of scenery that can strengthen company morale, recharge employee’s batteries and even spark some valuable creativity. When you demonstrate your appreciation for their efforts and your commitment to the wellbeing of their families, you encourage teamwork and genuine human connection throughout the organization. This can be especially useful in larger organizations where people have minimal interactions outside their immediate work groups.

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5 Spring Formal Themes (and a few gift ideas)

Sorority and fraternity formals are essentially the prom of college life. Usually held in the months leading up to summer vacation, spring formals are usually lower maintenance than high school cousins, and are really the last opportunity senior students have to engage in a little fun before Graduation Day (but hey, freshmen are welcomed too). The magic of the event is that house brothers and sisters get all dolled, invite a special someone to dance the night away, and have all the fun they can handle without having to follow too many rules.

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Wedding on a Budget: 3 Simple and Affordable Ideas

A beautiful wedding day is every bride’s dream. But for most couples, planning a wedding is the first time they’ll ever have to think about an event of that magnitude, and the task can be daunting if they’re working with a limited budget. Choosing the right decorations for your reception, for instance, can be confusing (and sometimes a bit scary).

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Graduation Day! Gifting Made Easy

Graduation Day is just around the corner, and although it is sad to see the days of pep rallies and class trips go, it’s finally time (both parents and students) get to celebrate their proudest moment. Get serious about your party planning and follow our easy gift guide to commemorate your achievements as a family. You’ve been sitting by the sidelines watching your young ones take the first steps into adulthood, and now they finally get to go into the world to make a name of their own. You can all celebrate the excitement of commencement with amazing gifts that highlight the big day.

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April Fools for Viral Marketing: 4 Things to Remember (and some AWESOME examples)

April Fools’ Day is the time of the year when we all get to have a little fun, and you should too! At first you may be a little put off by the idea of pranking complete strangers, but the increase in media hoaxes in recent years has blown the gates open and birthed new marketing opportunities for those willing to push the envelope a little. Let’s face it, the old quarter-glued-to-the-sidewalk trick has gotten a little tired. It’s time you enacted fun ideas that put your brand on the map (and had a few laughs while you’re at it).

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6 Exciting Trade Show Giveaways: How Cool is that?

For many companies, trade shows are the most important marketing priority of the year. They’re not only a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk to a lot of people – some of them industry journalists and analysts, others prospective customers, partners, vendors or even investors – these events are often the place to showcase new products and services. Besides the considerable amount of food and refreshments you can offer to attract people to your booth, there are a number of seriously cool giveaways guaranteed to capture the attention of convention-goers wandering past your stand. Here are some too cool to be true trade show giveaways that will have the folks manning the booth next to yours asking “why didn’t we think of that?”

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Trade Show Giveaway Ideas: 4 Things They’ll Actually Use

The right promotional products help attract visitors to your booth, but in the long run you want and expect them to continue making lasting impressions after your expo or trade show event has ended. Branded pens will probably never go out of style, and have a long history of popularity in marketing campaigns. But they might not have the impact you’re hoping for with almost every other business in the building giving out logo pens. So consider the following innovative trade show giveaway ideas, which your clients will seamlessly integrate into their daily lives. These are some of our favorite cool trade show giveaways, and creative solutions that are bound to remind customers and prospects about your brand long after the trade show has ended.

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Pinch Proof St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t get caught without some green on St. Paddy’s Day. Whether you’re flying to Chicago to take part in the dying of the river, or marching in your local parade – this year you can celebrate the Irish tradition with game changing gear that will turn things upside down, and set your party apart from the rest. St. Patrick’s Day shirts, hats, sunglasses, shamrock shaped necklaces and other goodies are some favorites you'll see fellow party-goers sporting during the festivities. But here are some more ideas for the serious celebrant, and a full blown explosion of green.

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Mardi Gras: Fleur-de-Fancy Party Ideas

In New Orleans, every day of the week is Fat Tuesday. The carnival celebrations have ended - but we can learn from the birthplace of jazz and the cocktail, to bring something amusing and delightful to our cobblestone events. Whether you’re looking at Mardi Gras for inspiring decorating ideas, or would like to learn more about the iconic masks, beads, food and music, we invite you to take plunge with us into some of the traditions that surround the colorful festivity.

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Unique Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Finding the perfect gifts for the friends and family who agree to take part on their special day can be a source of stress for many couples. We know you want to give them something that’s both meaningful and affordable, but also useful. We gathered the top unique gift ideas for bridesmaids and groomsmen on every budget so you can check one more thing off your to-do list, and concentrate on the joys of planning the most beautiful day of your lives.

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