Top 10 Retro Promotional Gifts

Top 10 Retro Promotional Gifts: Having a retro or vintage themed promotion or event?  This blog post is for you.  And if you’re not? Retro or vintage-style promotional products are still memorable and always well-received by your target audience.  So this blog post is for you too!  Blast your company logo into the past with these awesome throwback promotional items!  Click on any of the product titles to see additional information
custom water bottle1. Imprinted Milk-Bottle Shaped Water BottlesIt’s a new twist on a vintage style!  Reminiscent of Coke bottles or milk bottles from back in the day, these uniquely styled, custom printed water bottles are sure to grab attention.  These 23 oz. promotional water bottles are made from BPA-free smoky polypropylene plastic with your choice of colorful bottle caps.______________________________________________________________ 

customized yo-yo2. Promotional Yo-Yos

So retro! A fabulous, inexpensive promotional yo-yo. Lightweight metal construction.




custom gumball dispensers3.  Custom Printed Candy/Gumball Dispensers

These vintage-style desktop gumball dispensers hold a variety of candy.  It’s a corporate gift that will provide endless enjoyment!




4. Fountain Cup Promotional Tumbler

Fountain Cup Promotional Tumbler

Inspired by the old school fountain cups, these sturdy acrylic tumblers have a twist-on lid and matching straw.  This nostalgic design is sure to draw attention!





Vintage Messenger Bags5. Imprinted Vintage Messenger Bags

This computer portfolio has vintage styling, but has the modern bells and whistles you’ll need in a laptop messenger.  Includes a main zippered compartment with padded laptop sleeve, zippered tablet compartment, and adjustable shoulder strap.

Bubble Umbrella is a stick umbrella with retro dome shape and features a clear canopy that allows for an unobstructed range of vision, accent color trim, handle and tip, steel shaft, curved handle and a lifetime warranty.


Double stripes complement your embroidered logo on this extra soft, vintage-looking cap.  This unstructured cap comes in three different color combinations with a hook-and-loop closure.



Aviator Watches9. Custom Printed Aviator Watches

A unisex alloy watch featuring 46mm brushed black metal case, high precision Japanese movement, date display, flat mineral crystal, silicone rubber straps and water resistant to 1ATM.  Beautiful vintage stye aviator design with gray dial.  Comes packaged in a black collectors tin.


10. Vintage Promotional Diner Mugs

custom Diner Mugs

Imprinted coffee mugs are one of the most common promotional products on the market.  They’re still a highly effective marketing tool, but you can make your logo coffee mugs memorable and more likely to stick around in your client’s kitchen by putting a vintage twist on yours.

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Develop A Promotional Plan with T&N Promotions Plus

Develop A Promotional PlanReady to plan your next promotion?  Develop A Promotional Plan with T&N Promotions Plus . You and your consultant will discuss these seven important elements to help you plan the best promotion for reaching your objective:

1. Define a specific objective.

Whether the goal is to increase traffic at a tradeshow exhibit or to boost sales with current clients, the first step in any campaign is to clarify the purpose of the program.

2. Determine a workable distribution plan to a targeted audience.

Distribution of a promotional product is as important as the item itself. Research shows that a carefully executed distribution plan significantly increases the effectiveness of promotional products. For example, a pre-show mailing to a select audience delivers more tradeshow traffic and qualified leads than simply distributing items to passersby at the show.

3. Create a central theme.

Linking a recognizable logo and color to all aspects of a campaign, from promotional products to sales sheets to product packaging, helps create an instantly recognizable image.

4. Develop a message to support the theme.

Supporting a campaign’s theme with a message helps to solidify a company’s name, service or products in the target audience’s mind. For instance, to promote its services to small businesses, a bank created the theme “Are you tired of being treated like a small fish?” and sent fish-related products to its prospects along with promotional literature.

5. Select a promotional product that bears a natural relationship to your profession or communications theme.

A good example is a company that developed a magic motif for its conference at Disney World. Attendees received magic-related products to tie in with the theme “Experience the magic at Disney®.”

6. Don’t pick an item based solely on uniqueness, price or perceived value.

Don’t fall prey to the latest trends or fads. The most effective promotional products are used in a cohesive, well-planned campaign.

7. Use a qualified promotional products consultant.

A good promotional products consultant will help you answer all of these questions as well as offer a variety of value-added services, including unique product ideas, creative distribution solutions and insight on the different imprinting methods just to name a few


T&N Promotions  Promotional Products offers you a wide selection of promotional items at competitive prices to meet your budget requirements. With popular categories like promotional penscustom T-shirtscorporate apparel and more, we have everything you need to help your brand make a statement.promotional sport items, gifts, apparel, hats, and much more.

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3T MRI Rollout

Objective – Hospital was purchasing new state of the art MRI equipment for the Hospital called a 3T MRI. they wanted to advertise to the local Doctors and employees about the equipment in a fun inventive way within a budget of $5 and under for the doctors and $2 and under for the employees

Action – One promotional item was chosen  to send out to the Doctors that would refer patients to the Hospital to use to highlight the new machine and 1 item was selected to give the employees as a gift to promote the new machinery. The item selected was a desk piece that was a magnet that had 3 people clips on top that looked like a person laying down on a MRI machine. Imprint said 3T MRI and the hospital name. The employee gift was a packet of 3 tea bags to promote the name of the machine the 3T MRI.

Result – The result was increased excitement and awareness within the hospital of the new machine. The awareness resulted increased bookings scheduled within that department for the months following the promotion. The more times the equipment was used the more times it could pay for itself. Client loved both solutions and re-ordered on the desk magnets for the doctors a two times from T&N Promotions Plus .

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What is Earth day?

Earth Day is an annual event that’s celebrated by people worldwide. The day-long observance is about showing our appreciation for the planet and helping to protect it. That’s why Earth Day the best time to encourage people to spread the word about uniting for a sustainable future. There’s no better way to show appreciation for the earth and its resources than by distributing Earth Day promos. All of our Earth Day giveaways help educate and inform individuals about the repercussions of the choices they make every day. Our selection of Earth Day ideas includes recycled and organic products. For a larger selection, view our full line of Eco-friendly items at

For our Special Promotions view Earth Day Specials.


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It’s the latest.It’s the greatest.But is it a waste of money?

Promotional items are a proven and valuable way to increase tradeshow effectiveness.matches your product benefit.swamp your staff with unqualified leads!

However, the hottest new promotional product on the market can be a complete waste of money, and even worse, your time at a tradeshow if you don’t have good metrics for evaluating ROI.

When selecting promotional items for your tradeshow booth you need to carefully examine what you really want to accomplish at the show. For example:

Are you looking to increase brand awareness?
Do you want to give product demos and collect leads?
Are you looking to close sales?

Each outcome should determine the kind of ad specialty item you use and your method for delivery.

Let’s assume that you need to increase brand awareness for a new product and are attending a targeted show where almost everyone is a realistic prospect.

In this case, to increase booth traffic, you might want to offer attendees the latest and greatest ad specialty item that

Now, what happens if your company’s product is already established and your goal is to give demos to qualified buyers? That same booth driver can

Even worse, if you are looking to the show to drive revenue, your team is now wasting time with bad prospects and losing valuable sales opportunities!

Try this instead. If you are looking to give product demos, you might want to choose a higher-end product and pre/post market to attendees. Get them to schedule a demo time and have the item on hand to give them after the demo is over.

If you are looking to close sales, consider a separate meeting room and promotional product that will set the tone for the discussion. Often times you may want to present the item to them on location and offer to either ship it or hold on to it until the event’s close.

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