Review of the Cree R2 LED Tactical Flashlight, 207Lms VIDEO

The CREE R2 LED Flashlight, a rugged, super bright flashlight with a 3 Watt LED bulb, and a simple, one touch rotary ring changes the beam from super wide to super narrow.

Has strobe, low and high from the soft touch button on the bottom of the flashlight.

Stainless steel belt clip, strike bezel, scalloped tail.

High is 207 lumens and low is 114 lumens.

The tactical flashlight comes with 3 AAA batteries.

Watch video to see HIGH mode, LOW mode and STROBE mode.

I also demonstrate the beam from narrow to super wide, fill up the wall size. From 6 feet from wall, it fills it up from top to bottom at widest setting.

Interested in personalizing one for you or as a gift? Click here to Personalize today!

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Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts for Your Lovely Ladies

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Through the months of wedding planning, your bridesmaids have been by your side every step of the way.

They got paper cuts stuffing invitations, plopped down cash on a questionable dress they’ll only wear once, and spent a Saturday afternoon serving punch at your bridal shower.

They even grinned through the worst of your bridezilla moments, all because they love you.

Before you exchange vows, show your appreciation for these hardworking ladies with personalized bridesmaid gifts.


Make your wedding day a spa day

Looking glamorous at the altar means spending the days primping and prepping.

Instead of running from hair and makeup appointments, spend the hours before the ceremony indulging your leading ladies in a spa day. Book hair, makeup and nail pros to come to you while you sip champagne and giggle with your girls.

While springing for some of their services is a nice touch, adding a spa-themed personalized bridesmaid gift adds something special to the experience and allows them to take some of the luxury home to enjoy later.

Top off the day with a spa gift set customized with each girl’s name, complete with a loofah, callous smoother and a foot brush along with a promise of more girls’ days to come.

Then give each bridesmaid a compact memento with a Personalized Tube Manicure Set.  Not only will it come in handy wherever they go, but it will be a ready reminder of your friendship and their part in your big day.

 

Give her the right tools

If your girls are outdoorsy and enjoy hunting and camping as much as spending a day in the spa, try giving them a handy pocketknife to accompany them on their adventures.

The Buck Bantam Pink Camo Knife gives a twist on the classic camo look, giving all the functionality of the original with extra style.

Or, try something with a few extra features like the Graphite Compact Rescue Knife.

This handy knife packs 3 features into a small frame, with a blade, glass breaker, and seat belt cutter to help out in an emergency. Plus, this one comes with a nylon sheath to carry and protect your bridesmaids’ gifts.

 

Complete her outfit

You might be the one showing off a beautiful diamond, but bridesmaids need a little sparkle as well.

Jewelry makes a lovely personalized bridesmaid gift because it adds the perfect complement to her dress.

A simple heart necklace can be customized with her name, a sweet message of thanks, or the date of the nuptials. Plus, it’s elegant enough that it will look at home with her wedding day ensemble and with the rest of her wardrobe.

While her bridesmaid’s dress might be destined for the thrift store, she is sure to wear a piece of jewelry again and again.

To really make the gift pop, or to add a little something extra for your MVP maid of honor, present the jewelry in beautiful personalized jewelry box.


Treasure the memories

Weddings are always an emotional time in which hope for the future and sweet memories converge.

Embrace those memories by giving her a personalized photo frame containing a picture of the two of you together. 

The Custom Engraved 4×6 Bamboo Photo Frame has a beautiful stripe design and can be engraved with personalized names, special messages, your wedding date, or even wedding-themed clip art.

Or, opt for a photo album or a digital frame. Stock it with a collection of memories from your friendship and leave room for a handful of wedding photos as well as the memories you will create together later on.

But memories don’t have to be just pictures. Give each bridesmaid her own personalized notebook so she can write, journal, or sketch to her heart’s content.

The Personalized Leatherette Notebook comes in four different colors, each with 100 unlined pages she can choose to fill in whatever way suits her best.

 

Have a girls’ get-together

Let your girls know you’re still going to make time for them after the wedding by planning a girls’ brunch or game night.

Get each bridesmaid a custom ceramic coffee mug, so the next time you all gather for coffee or tea, everyone has her own cup.

The Triple Glaze 12oz Ceramic Mug comes in 8 fun color options, so each person can have her own unique mug. You can make it even more their own by adding names, sweet notes, or clip art of their favorite animal.

Or, if your girls’ night is filled with wine instead of caffeine, try getting each bridesmaid her own engraved wine glass. Engraved with individual names, you’ll never forget which glass belongs to which woman again!

Make the gift complete with a custom cutting board for all the cheese and veggies to go along with the wine. You can even stick with the love theme and get all the girls a Heart Shaped Cutting Board to thank them for sharing in your joy.


Your friends and family do so much to help you out with your big day. Show them how much you appreciate their efforts with these simple but special ideas.

Need more bridesmaid gift ideas or groomsman gift ideas?

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3 Tips To Pick The Best Promotional Items To Represent Your Brand

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With marketing budgets stretched thin, every decision has to be carefully weighed.

Where is the best place to sink your advertising dollars?

What will reach your audience and convince them to take action?

While sleek print ads in the local paper might seem like a good idea and radio spots might sound like the best bet, promotional products will actually offer the best return on your investment.

Giving out promotional products offers a lower cost-per-impression than advertising on prime-time TV or in national magazines or newspapers, and a similar cost-per-impression to internet or radio ads.

The average cost-per-impression on promotional products in the U.S. is .6¢, where ads for newspapers, magazines, or TV range from .9¢ to 2.4¢ per impression.1

Plus, you are giving promotional products to your target audience instead of casting a wide net like you would with ads, giving you a better opportunity for return on your advertising efforts.

 

Promotional items are proven to work

While most people just toss mail outs without opening them and fast-forward through television ads, a shocking 85% of people say they like receiving a promotional product.

And, it’s not just about getting a freebie. Promotional items actually work!

In fact, 89% of consumers report that they remember the name of the company that give them a promotional item and 85% say that they will then do business with that company.  That’s pretty good odds for the simple act of handing out an inexpensive pen!

However, not all promotional items are created equal. Some will do a better job than others of reaching your target audience and communicating your message. So how do you choose?

Here are a handful of tips for selecting the right promotional items for your brand.

 

1. It must be useful

There are many eye-catching promotional items out there, but if they don’t serve a purpose, they won’t stick around.

Your recipient might toss an impractical item in the junk drawer for a little while, but the next time they go on a decluttering binge, it will land it the trash.

Rather than tossing your advertising dollars in the waste bin, opt for items that people will use over and over again.

Key chains will be front and center each time they start their daily commute, but a keychain flashlight is even better because it does double duty.

The Leatherman LED Lenser K2L flashlight key chain is water resistant, has a beam range of 20 meters, and comes in 3 different colors, allowing you to represent your brand in the way you choose.

Or, the High Polish Chrome Keychain Bottle Opener does double-duty as a key chain and a bottle opener. Plus, it looks sharp doing it!

Find something that fits in their daily life and they will see your brand every time they pick it up.

 

2. Choose a high-quality item

Not only do the items you hand out carry your name, they also convey a message about level of excellence you deliver.

If a promotional item feels flimsy, looks cheap or falls apart, it isn’t going to send the right message.

Instead, opt for items that demonstrate the commitment to quality you want your brand to be known for. Quality over quantity!

While a simple coffee mug might be a good choice, a travel mug will feel a bit more upscale and solid.

The Challenge 12oz Stainless Steel Tumbler is made of double-walled stainless steel, giving it a good weight. It also comes in 9 crisp colors, and your logo or business name lasers in sharp silver on the black material.

Not only will such a promotional product look sharp, but it will be useful for years to come.

 

3. Mix it up

You know that annoying sound the refrigerator makes? No? You’ve probably heard it so long that you tune it out now.

Over time, people start to filter out things that have become routine.

Don’t let your promotional items get stale. Instead switch it up and keep things interesting so that you continue to capture the attention of your recipients.

That doesn’t mean that you have to veer off in a totally different direction.

If you’ve given away pens for years, try switching to a triangle pen, a bamboo pen, or even a stylus pen. Or combine two options in one, with the Triad Triangle Stylus Pen.

The little change might be enough to recapture waning attention.

 


 

Promotional products have power — you just have to know how to harness it!

Try these simple ideas to promote your brand, and get the most out of your advertising budget.

 

1. ASI Central Ad Specialty Impressions Study, 2014. http://www.asicentral.com/Downloads/Public/impressionstudy/impressions-study-2014.pdf

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Where to Get Hydro Flask’s Engraved – Hydro Flask Engraving

Hydro Flask bottles are becoming more and more popular since they were introduced in 2008, and why not?

Durable, insulated, great colors and high quality. Plus, they look great engraved!

We’ve been engraving Hydro Flasks since 2013, with great results. The laser process removes the coating, revealing the metal underneath, resulting in a high quality and high end look you can feel with your fingers.

How does the engraving process work?

  1. Locate your Hydro Flask online or at a local retailer. We don’t provide the bottles and only charge for engraving.
  2. Email us for a quote. Include your quantity, what Hydro Flask model/color and your logo/text you want to engrave.
  3. We’ll send you a quote and give you shipping details for your bottles.
  4. Send your Hydro Flasks to us to engrave (or have amazon or your source ship directly to us with your order # as the Attention line in shipping address)
  5. We do an email proof for you to approve
  6. We engrave and ship your bottles to you
  7. The whole process takes around 3 to 6 days (a few days for bottles to arrive to us and get proof approved, few days to engrave after that happens, few days for shipping to you. We ship out of Colorado.) If you have a deadline mention that when getting a quote.

Click here to email us and get a quote to get your Hydro Flask’s engraved!

What do people typically engrave on their Hydro Flask’s?

  • Businesses engrave their logo for employee awards (safety awards, recognition or party favors)
  • Boy Scout troops or out door organizations engrave their troop logo or name to celebrate big trips
  • Wedding favors – bride and groom names and a symbol of a heart or rings
  • Retail businesses love our engraving since we turn around fast and they can then sell in their stores
  • Individuals engrave quotes, clipart, symbols and dates to personalized their flask – to make sure no one steels it!
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Make Valentine’s Day Sweet With These Personalized Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her

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Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special lady in your life can be challenging, but we have the solution.

These personalized Valentine’s gift ideas show her that you care, and they’re also cute and practical.

Choose from this list, and she’ll remember your thoughtfulness all year.

Looking for personalized gifts for him?

 

Fleece Blankets

One out-of-the-box idea is to get your Valentine a soft, cozy fleece blanket.

The Super Plush Valentine’s Day Sweethearts Blanket can be engraved with a standard poem or your own personalized message. 

Plus, it comes in an assortment of colors so you can choose the blanket that will suit her best. With that and your choice of message, you can be sure to make her gift perfectly personalized.

 

Thermos

You can keep her caffeinated, warm, and thinking of you, all with one gift.

The Thermos Stainless King keeps drinks hots for 5 hours, or cold for 9 hours, and looks classy in the process–only the best for your Valentine.

You can engrave the bottle with Valentines-themed hearts, a sweet message, or keep it simple with her name in a nice font. Not only will it look great, but it will get used over and over again.

Guys love these mugs, too! For ideas on what to get a special guy for Valentine’s Day, check out our post on Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him.

 

Personalized Compact

Some people check their reflections in passing windows or in the reflection on their iPhone.

For a classy and stylish alternative, try giving her a personalized compact. This compact has a pretty scalloped edge and two mirrors on the inside.

Your art or text engraves in a beautiful tone-on-tone finish to complete the look, making a truly elegant Valentine’s gift.

 

Agate Slice

For a fresh idea and something she’ll never expect, what about a customized agate slice?

Agate comes in a beautiful array of colors and sizes, and no piece is like another, making it a truly unique and personal gift.

Agate slices can be made into magnets, necklaces, key chains, or plaques. Add your special message to your color and size of choice, and she’ll treasure that unique present for a long time to come.

 

Picture Frames

Photo FramePicture frames can fit any personality, with finishes from bamboo to silver. Plus, framing something important to her could score you extra points.

Frame her favorite photo in a customized picture frame, like the Glitz Silver 5×7 Frame.

Or, check out our other Valentine’s Day picture frames!

You can complete the gift by engraving something special on the frame, such as your anniversary date or a sweet message.

 

Phone Cases

She uses her cell phone all day, so why not give her a personalized phone caiPhone Casesse?

It will not only protect her phone but remind her of you every time she uses it.

Choose a case in her favorite color or engrave a special greeting on the Nature Custom iPhone 5 Wood Case for a thoughtful Valentine’s gift.

 

Pocket Knives

Delica KnifeOn the hunt or in the house, a woman sometimes need a dependable knife for use in the camp or the craft room.

With a sturdy 3-inch locking steel blade and convenient pocket clip, the Spyderco Delica is sure to come in handy.

Plus, with a handle that comes in so many different colors, you can find the color that will suit her best.

 

Ceramic Mugs

Ceramic MugImprinted with her name, favorite animal, or inspirational quote, a custom ceramic mug is an excellent Valentine’s gift.

It’s available in almost any color and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

With the 14oz Personalized Jumbo Ceramic Mug, you get a classy two-toned effect and can keep that special someone hydrated all year round.

 

Cutting Boards

Maple Cutting BoardsWhen the woman on your gift list has a particular passion, she needs a custom shaped cutting board.

These maple cutting boards are fun, useful, and totally customizable.

Select a design that speaks to her. Does she love baking? Get one shaped like a cupcake!

Whether it’s her favorite animal, sport, or something special, this gift is truly a personal one any woman will adore.

 

Leather Notebooks

Leatherette NotebookIf she loves to write, a personalized leather notebook is an excellent gift idea.

Not only is it useful, but it’s beautiful and perfectly sentimental when engraved with your art or text.

The Personalized Leatherette Notebook comes in four color options so you can choose the color that she will like best.

Plus, it includes an elastic closure and a ribbon marker so she can always find her spot.

 

This year, you can skip the line at the florist and find the perfect gift for the woman in your life. Simply choose from these personalized Valentine’s gift ideas, and this year she’s sure to be impressed.

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Break Out of the Chocolate Box with These Personalized Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him

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When Valentine’s Day creeps up on you, it can be hard to think of what to get that special guy in your life.

As loved and appreciated as they may be, men can also be the toughest to shop for.

This Valentine’s Day, skip the sugar rush of chocolates and try these personalized Valentines gift ideas for him.

 Looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for her?

Multi-Tools

From broken toys to leaky faucets, some guys can fix anything. That handiness is equal parts elbow grease and the right tools.

Leatherman WaveForget scrounging though a messy toolbox; make sure he has exactly what he needs with a convenient multi-tool.

The Leatherman Wave is the ultimate all-in-one with 17 different tools, including pliers, wire cutters, screwdrivers, files, knives and scissors.

Inscribe it with his name, a special date, or a sweet message like, “Love you forever.”

Lighter weight option is the Leatherman Rev - the tools he needs, less weight.

 

Photo Frames

You’ve had some great times together. What better way to remember them than with a custom heart photo frame? Perfect for his office or desk, his home-away-from-home.

Choose the photo that best represents your relationship and give it to him in a fun frame.

You can get it engraved with your names, anniversary, vows, or even something fun like a movie quote that exemplifies your relationship.

 

Pocket Watch

Some guys like golf shirts and ironic superhero tees, and some guys like to throw a touch of tradition and class into their daily wear.

Pewter Pocket Watch

If your husband or boyfriend likes things perfectly old-fashioned, help him accessorize with a classic pocket watch.

The Pewter Finish Pocket Watch is an iconic timepiece that is suitable for everyone from empty nesters to young hipsters. Plus, peeking at a pocket watch is much more sophisticated than pulling out a smartphone to check the time.

Make it personal by adding his initials or a date with special meaning.

 

Engraved Glassware

If your Valentine enjoys a drink every now and then, give him something special to pour it in. Red plastic cups have their place, but so does classic glassware.

Beer Mug

Give his favorite craft brew, wine or whiskey an upgrade with engraved glassware.

The 15 oz. Personalized Glass Beer Mug is ideal for storing in the freezer for a frosty drink. And with your personalized engraving, he’ll think of you every time he takes a sip.

 

Personalized Hunting Knife

Hunting KnifeIs he a hunter?  Get your Valentine something he’ll be sure to use on the hunt and every day.

A hunting knife is a practical gift, but is sure to inspire an excited reaction upon opening. The Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife has a fixed blade and a soft-grip rubber handle to make camp work a breeze.

Make it even more special by adding his name or a short quote engraved on the blade. He will remember that gift for a long time because the knife will be around for a long time! See more personalized knife ideas.

 

Travel Mugs

Travel MugMaybe your husband or boyfriend is never without a cup of coffee. At home, it can be ceramic, but at work, it helps to have one in rough-and-tumble stainless steel.

Get him a travel mug to make the journey with him to work. The Thermos Stainless King 16oz Travel Mug will keep his coffee hot and his hands cool and will look great doing it.

For engraving, you can request artwork or inscribe a personalized message that will surely warm his heart just like his coffee.

 

Flashlights

HeadlampEvery guy has a use for a flashlight. Maybe he loves to camp, or work on cars, or tell a mean ghost story.

The LED Lenser Headlamp will keep his hands free while he scouts forest trails or fixes cars.

Plus, it can be personalized with his name or initials so everyone knows to keep their hands off.

Think a flashlight is right for your man? See more ideas here.

 

Doohickeys

Valentine’s Gifts don’t all have to be sweet and over-the-top.  If it’s a newer relationship or he’s more of a simple guy, a small multi-tool could be a good option.

The Leatherman Brewzer is a fun little multi-tool with a bottle opener, mini pry, and key ring hole to keep it handy.

The Stainless Steel DoohicKey Key Tool has a box cutter, bottle opener, wrench, ruler, and flat head screwdriver — all in one handy tool.

If you give one of these guys to your Valentine, he’s going to have so much fun learning all the different functions.

Shopping for guys is a challenge because we want to give them something they’re really going to love. This Valentine’s Day, throw a little spice into the gift mix with these personalized gift ideas.  He is going to be so impressed.

Shop for more personalized gifts for guys.

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Bamboo Notebook and Pen Product Review

Bamboo notebooks are a beautiful way to take notes!

Spiral bound, bamboo cover front and back, make this a great gift. Personalize with photos, text, logos, and pair with a quality pen for the complete package.

 

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The bamboo notebook, your logo, text or photograph beautifully laser engraved into the front of the notebook.

The front and back are made out of thick bamboo for sturdiness. It is spiral bound and lays flat easily, and is full with 80 pages of lined, double sided paper.

It comes with this bamboo pen, which is held in place with an elastic loop.

The elastic closure loop holds the top securely in place when not in use.

The bamboo notebook is 5 3/4″ wide by just over 7″ tall.

Click here to personalize one today!

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