Joelly Goodson
Senior Account Manager
PPAI 261066, Platinum
Toronto, Ontario

Joelly Goodson

Goodson says the products she suggests always depends on the specifics of the event, but she says look for “something that’s fun, relates to the event, has a great message and is useful so the recipient will hold on to it.”

Goodson faithfully uses balloons to parties and celebrations because they offer both a low price point and a big impact. “When people see balloons, they automatically think ‘celebration,’ so they create excitement,” she says.

  balloons with logos

The 100% biodegradable 9-inch USA Crystal Latex Balloons are a cost-effective and highly visible decoration for any event. Available in 10 colors with silkscreen printing. Their estimated float time of 10-14 hours with proper helium inflation (actual time may vary).

Galaxy – More Than Balloons / PPAI 113835, Silver 

Goodson says the best party giveaway she’s used has been a small teddy bear wearing a T-shirt for a client who wanted something warm and fuzzy to give their staff at a Christmas party.

teddy bear in a T-shirt with logo

The 6.5-inch tall Junior Cooper Bear, made of huggable plush material that’s soft to the touch, makes a cute party gift that makes people smile. Each bear features a T-shirt in your choice of colors with a custom imprint on the front (other clothing options also available).

Soft Stuff Promotions / PPAI 413041, Standard-Base 

Goodson wants to try custom, light-up ice cubes for an event.

LED ice cubes with logos

These festive Imprinted Liquid-Activated Light-Up Ice Cubes feature pad-printed logos and built-in LED lights that activate when they’re placed into a drink, creating a fun look and conversation piece for any party. Use them as decorations in water-based centerpieces, too.

Brighter Promotions / PPAI 111657, Standard-Plus 

A party giveaway Goodson wants to try is colorful candy in a custom-decorated, compostable bag.

custom-printed bag of gummy bears

Made from certified compostable materials, the 2-oz. DigiBag of Gummy Bears bag shows off a colorful digital print of your client’s logo or message, and the candy inside engages the senses with bright colors, sweet flavors, a fruity scent and a chewy texture. (Other candy options available.)

NC Custom / PPAI 111662, Silver


Savanah Alpert
Managing Director
PPAI 658677, Platinum

Denver, Colorado

Savanah Alpert

Alpert started her career as an event planner and quickly became fascinated with incorporating promotional products into event marketing campaigns.

Alpert says one of the best giveaways she’s done was a custom-decorated tin for collecting cookies at a trade show. “I’m all about helping customers create an experience at their event,” she says. “Anytime we can incorporate interactive elements with promo products, I get excited!”

custom branded candy tins

Alpert used a custom-branded tin like this Round Tin with Starlight Peppermints for a customer who hosted a stroopwafel bar at their booth. “We created custom tins with a full color wrap that each attendee could fill with as many stroopwafels as they could fit,” she says.

NC Custom / PPAI 111662, Silver 

For the best party favors, Alpert says she’s “still thrilled” with how the goody bags she created for her own wedding guests turned out. “I went all out – I created my own logo and went shopping for a mix of bright, colorful items,” she says. “It was so fun seeing my guests around the resort with their goodies!” Here’s the bag she chose, plus a few of its contents:

custom neoprene tote bags with logo

The neoprene All Day Tote with nylon webbing handles and an internal zippered mesh pocket can be customized with your own design via four-color process sublimation imprint covering the entire exterior. Choose from dozens of colors for the trim and handles, too.

Numo / PPAI 112597, Gold 

trio of hand sanitizer bottles with carabiner loop

Help guests keep germs at bay with a 1-oz. triangle bottle of Hand Sanitizer Gel With Moisture Beads, which comes with a convenient loop to attach to a purse, backpack or belt loop. The sanitizer, made in the USA with 62% alcohol, contains moisture beads in your choice of fragrance.

HPG / PPAI 110772, Platinum 

custom-label sunscreen and lip balm on carabiner

Give the gift of sun protection on the go with a Duo Bottle of Sunscreen + Lip Balm + Carabiner that includes broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen (reef-safe and unscented), plus SPF 15 lip balm in your choice of more than 20 flavors. Both are made in the USA and free of oxybenzone, PABA and gluten.

SnugZ USA / PPAI 112982, Platinum

custom embossed leatherette luggage tag

For a travel-related party or event, a Leeman Venezia Sightseer Luggage Tag debossed with your client’s logo offers a colorful reminder of good times – and the brand that hosted them. Made of durable thermo polyurethane leather with a detachable steel cable, it comes in eight colors.

alphabroder / PPAI 156993, Platinum 

For an event with a variety of seating options, Alpert wants to try custom throw pillows in different shapes, sizes and logo versions to place throughout the venue. These can double as decorations and take-home favors for party guests.

custom polyester throw pillows with dye sublimation print

Make a lasting impression with Spun Polyester Throw Pillows, available in sizes from 14×10 inches to 26 inches square. Each pillow is printed all over with your custom design – choose matching front and back or a unique design for each side.

BamBams / PPAI 255565, Gold

Alpert also wants to try this compact camera with a customizable case.

custom Paper Shoot Camera - pink stripes

The Paper Shoot Camera, made entirely from repurposed, biodegradable and recycled materials, makes an eye-catching giveaway at promotional events or a memorable employee recognition gift. The stone paper exterior can be printed edge-to-edge with your client’s brand colors and logo, the event theme or any other design.

Paper Shoot Camera / PPAI 827467, Standard-Base