The Best Personalized Father’s Day Gifts for 2015!

Father’s Day is right around the corner and we know you want to get the perfect gift for the special dad in your life.  (order by June 12th for Ground shipping!) Here are a few suggestions from our Lazer Team:
Give your Dad this elegant bamboo 5 piece BBQ set comes with serrated-edge spatula, BBQ fork, tongs, knife, basting brush, bottle opener, matching bamboo case with carry handle. Have his name laser engraved onto the lid of the case for that extra special touch!

 Other AWESOME Father’s Day Gift Ideas:

A new flashlight from Maglite – the handy 2AA now with a long-lasting LED bulb! Think Dad would like something a little larger?  Check out some more

This year get Dad this amazing 9″ high resolution Digital Photo Frame featuring an inbuilt motion sensor that will turn itself on when it sensing motion and off again when none is present. This frame is perfect for parents and grandparents who just want a frame that works without the hassle of having to actually operate it.

The Leatherman Wingman is a no-nonsense utility tool that will make your life easier, be it at home or at work. Equipped with an easy to use blade and state of the art spring action jaws, it is not something you can miss out on. Sized perfectly to fit in your pocket, the multipurpose wingman ensures you have access to a variety of handy tools at all times.

Give your Dad a gift he’ll treasure for years!
The championship trophy is gold foiled and your Dad’s name is permanently laser engraved into the wood box and pens! Made from solid wood with a smooth, clear finish. Maple and rosewood wood grain highlights the uniqueness of each quality piece in a way that only wood can. These top quality pen boxes with sturdy hinges will last for years.

 Other AWESOME Father’s Day Gift Ideas:


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Celebrate High School Graduation With Personalized Gifts

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Right now, many high school seniors might be more concerned with prom dresses and tuxes, or whether their shorts are close enough to the dress code.

But in a few short weeks they will be putting on their cap and gown and strolling across the stage to grab their diploma.

That also means that it’s time to start shopping for graduation gifts.

Whether you are a parent who’s ready to celebrate and breathe a big sign of relief, or a special mentor who needs tokens for enough grads to fill a classroom, personalized items are a special way to commemorate their big accomplishment.

From practical to sentimental, these are the top personalized gift ideas for graduates:


Keep Study Skills on Track

graduation notebookAs senioritis sets in, teens are eagerly anticipating the end of homework, research papers and algebra exams.

But if they’re headed to college, the study sessions are just getting started. Look for personalized gift ideas that inspire them to keep up the academic routine.

From Plato’s philosophies to applied physics, a notebook or padfolio will be perfect for jotting down all the new things they will learn in college.

The Engraved Bamboo Notebook comes with a bamboo click pen and 80 lined pages to allow your grad space to jot notes and deadlines in their new classes.

Top 4 Ideas for Notebooks:

1. Bamboo Notebook & Pen

leatherette notebook personalized2. Black Matte Metal Notebook/Padfolio

3. Tech Gray & Leather Portfolio

4. Leatherette Notebook (in pink, green, yellow or burgundy)

Make Sure They Stay Connected

graduation chargerFor many college students, studying means whipping out a tablet or cellphone to read course materials online and access electronic textbooks. 

But when those devices go dead, it’s a good excuse to watch some daytime TV and gossip with their roommate.

A personalized power bank lets them recharge on the go so they never have to miss out on an online course discussion, or a call home to Mom and Dad.

Top Ideas for Electronics:

1. Mini 2600mAh External Battery with LED Flashlight

2. Solar Charger / Powerbank 3000mAh


Keep Them Caffeinated and Hydrated

For many seniors, graduation is a leap into a hectic schedule of school and work. It can be difficult for a young person to manage so many responsibilities, so give them a gift that keeps them fueled for everything that comes their way.

A travel mug or thermos holds plenty of caffeine to charge late-night study sessions and early morning commutes to class. Or, a sports bottle will keep them hydrated on their treks across campus.

Top 3 Ideas for Drinkware:

1. Thermos 160z Stainless King

2. Contigo West Loop Stainless Steel Tumbler

3. Hydra 24oz Stainless Sport Bottle


Make Sure They’re Prepared On the Go

graduation wingmanAnd if something happens during one of those predawn drives between work and school, make sure they have just what they need to take care of the situation.

A multi-tool will ensure that they have just what they need. The Leatherman Wingman comes complete with scissors, a screwdriver, and pliers, to make sure your grad has all the right tools.

Top 3 Ideas for Multi-Tools:

1. Leatherman Wingman

2. Maglite AA and Wingman Gift Set

3. Leatherman Micra


Shed Some Light on the Situation

Whether they need light to make a quick fix in their dorm room or need to study for midterms without waking their roommate, a personalized flashlight will help take care of business.

The Maglite Mini AA Flashlight is compact enough to carry in their backpack and switches between spot and flood beams to give them the best light for any situation.

Top 3 Ideas for Flashlights:

1. Maglite Mini AA

2. Leatherman LED Lenser P4BM

3. Inova XS 2.9″ LED


Give Them a Personalized Pocketknife

When graduation time comes, a pocketknife makes an excellent, special keepsake and also comes in handy for a variety of uses in a grad’s life. Cutting tags and opening packages of school supplies and textbook rentals has never been easier.

The Personalized Campground Gift Set comes with both a knife and a Zippo lighter, to make sure your grad is set for everything. Plus, you can get both pieces personalized with their name, graduation year, or a special message to make the gift complete.

Top 3 Ideas for Pocketknives:

1. Personalized Campground Gift Set

2. Buck Nobleman

3. Black Blade Wood Inlay Knife


Supply a Special Writing Set

When they’re taking notes or putting together papers, a good pen set will come in handy. Plus, personalized with their name, graduation year, a personal message or personalized clip art, that pen set can be a keepsake for years to come.

The Double Pen Box comes in a choice of maple or rosewood and gives you the option of ballpoint or rollerball pen, or mechanical pencil.

Give your grad a pen and pencil set, and they’ll be all set when it comes time to take notes or tests.

Top 3 Ideas for Pen Sets:

1. Double Wood Pen Box with Two Pens or Pencils

2. Bamboo Double Pen Set

3. Presentation Pen Set with Window


Provide a Sweet Memento from Home

While graduation is a time to prepare for the next step, it’s also a time to celebrate accomplishments and cherished relationships.  Consider a sweet gift that shows your graduate how much you love them.

For young ladies, present her with a beautiful Heart Charm Bracelet just before the ceremony.  Not only will it go perfectly with her cap and gown, it will serve as the first piece in her grown-up jewelry collection and also be a much-loved tie to you when she gets homesick in the days ahead.

Top 3 Ideas for Accessories:

1. Pewter Finish Pocket Watch

2. Silver Oval Cuff Links

3. Heart Charm Bracelet


No matter the student, personalized gifts for graduates make their special day even more sweet, and can help them prepare for the adventures ahead. Help them start that journey today!

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Carabiner Style and Sizes Review and Comparison (video)

Carabiners come in all shapes and sizes! They make great giveaways at trade shows, and have so many uses it is hard to count them all (oh, here’s some more).

Here we compare and review our various sizes in the standard D shaped style for you so you can get a good feel for which one is perfect for your promotion, gift, giveaway or trade show based on your engraving. We have other shapes and styles so if you need something unique, check those out here.

Items reviewed:

Personalized larger carabiner clip

3″ Carabiner

We’ve been personalizing carabiners since 2001 and have a great variety of colors and sizes!

Most popular is the 3″ carabiner, popular with colleges, universities and outdoor companies. It comes in a round edge and flat edge option.

Slightly smaller than that is the 2.75″ carabiner, and our second most popular size is our 2.25″ carabiner, popular for corporate handouts, tradeshow giveaways, and with auto mechanics. The slightly smaller size fits well in pockets.

If you need something slightly smaller, the 2″ carabiner and Micro D size might fit the bill.

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2.25″ Carabiner

These ultra light-weight carabiners are popular with light-weight backpackers and for manufacturers who attach them to other products.

The Micro D is also great because it has a stronger wire gate with extra tension holding it closed.

Other options are the Utility Carabiner which has a rate rating for a static load and is made of higher quality aluminum, and also has a slightly higher quality gate. The load limit is 1200lbs.

You can also order a nylon web strap on the 2.25″, 2.75″, Utility and 3″ size.

As for the imprint area, the obvious thing is the larger the carabiner, the larger the imprint

Micro D Carabiner

area.  We can fit about the same number of characters on the 2.25″, 2.75″ and 3″ carabiner, when we go down in size we resize the imprint to fit.

So the larger the carabiner, and the smaller the imprint, the larger the engraving area is going to be.

On the 2″ and Micro D carabiner, the imprint area is very small, but our laser is very precise, and we can fit 18 to 22 characters to easily be readable, we recommend 12 to 14 characters for maximum readability.

For recommended characters and to personalize your carabiners today, click here to view the Carabiner Category.

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What to Get Your Groomsmen


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Your single days might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your buddies are becoming any less important.

Before you settle down, take some time to have fun with the guys and say thanks with personalized groomsmen gifts

Though they are honored you chose them, between rented tuxes, bachelor party planning duties and traveling to be there for the big day, serving in your wedding might not their idea of a good time.

So, be sure to choose a top-notch personalized gift that they will enjoy as a way of thanking these special men.


Embrace his individuality

Whether you have two or ten groomsmen, they all have unique personalities and interests.

Your college frat brother may not be the same guy you go golfing with today. There’s no need to treat personalized groomsmen gifts like an assembly line.

For the outdoorsman, an engraved knife is a practical gift that he will use for decades. The Buck Bones 870 has an ergonomic design and comes in tiger stripe, black, or stainless steel, giving you the ability to choose the knife that will work best for him. See more knives popular for wedding parties.

For the wine lover, choose a wine presentation box. This gift comes in several different finishes and comes complete with a corkscrew, foil cutter and stopper.

The craft beer drinker will appreciate a personalized stein, perfect for stowing in the freezer until the next drink. His name or artwork can be etched into the side in frosty white for an elegant look that will last for years to come.

Instead of selecting a single one-size-fits-all item, choose something unique for each of your buddies based on his lifestyle, interests and hobbies.


Make sure he has all the right tools

One incredibly useful and popular gift for groomsmen is a pocket knife or multi-tool. Not only does it look great, but it comes in handy almost anywhere he goes.

The Black Rescue Knife can be engraved on the handle or the blade and comes complete with a glass breaker and a seat belt cutter for any emergency situations.

Need more knife ideas for groomsmen?

Or, add more tools to his kit with a handy multi-tool.

The Leatherman Wingman comes backed with a 25 year warranty and boasts a kit of scissors, screwdrivers, a ruler, wire cutters, and more! Add your guys’ names and positions in the wedding, and the gift will be complete.

See more popular groomsmen gift multi tools.


Make the bachelor party a hit

On your last guys’ night before tying the knot, give them fun gifts that they can use right away and at all the guys’ nights to come after the honeymoon.

Skip the bars and opt for a poker night bachelor party.

A personalized casino set has everything you need for an evening of cards. Plus, since all your groomsmen will have one, they’ll all be ready to host the next one.

No poker night is complete without cigars, so pass them around in personalized humidors with Zippo lighters.

Or top it all off by pairing an engraved flask with a bottle of their favorite beverage.

The 6 oz Stainless Steel Flask Set comes complete with a personalized flask, four shot glasses, and a funnel. Plus, each set comes in its own black gift box, making it ready to present to your groomsmen.



Complete his look

A rented tux doesn’t come with a lot of personality, so help him customize his look with accessories.

A set of engraved cufflinks will look dapper on the big day. And he will be suiting up with them long after the wedding, making them a stylish, yet practical gift.

For something a bit more unexpected, opt for a pocket watch.  Engraved pocket watches come in stainless steel and pewter finishes that will look great with his suit or tux.

These classic timepieces are so much fun to use, you can guarantee he will be at the church on time.




They’ve stuck by your side all this time, so make sure to show those guys your appreciation before the big day. With one of these ideas or something similar, they’re sure to feel the love.

Need more groomsman gift ideas or gift ideas for bridesmaids?

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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.

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