Eye Strain? Not in This House.

Has your screen time gone up by 300% the past couple weeks? Us too.

Working from home, Netflix binging, and resurrecting your FarmVille carrots can take a toll on your eyes. Many of us are experiencing increased headaches, trouble sleeping, red and itchy eyes, or general tiredness, on top of everything else. What to do, what to do?

Try our blue-light blocking glasses! SnugZ has two fashion-forward unisex styles, the TFINLEY and TQUINN, both of which are handcrafted with anti-blue light technology and 100% UVA/UVB protection. It’s the ultimate work-from-home warrior accessory.

SnugZ has worked diligently to source retail-quality glasses that are sure to make a promo-forward statement. These cuties have scratch resistant lenses and anti-glare coating. Both the frame and the lens are Grade AAA Polycarbonate with Maximum Optical Clarity and block approximately 32% of blue light. Plus, they’re hecka stylish too.

Why do Blue Light Blockers Matter?

Optometrists all agree that blue light puts a lot of strain on your eyes. Simply put, our eyes aren’t equipped to filter blue light as well as we filter other types of light that occur naturally (such as outdoor sunlight or UV rays).

In this age of technology, we’ve rapidly advanced our exposure to blue light on a daily basis. One source stated that “when you’re looking at computer screens and other digital devices that emit significant amounts of blue light, this unfocused visual “noise” reduces contrast and can contribute to digital eye strain.”

All in all, looking at our computers, tablets, TVs, phones, and other digital displays have a not-so-hot effect on the health of our eyes.

Do your peepers a favor and get some blue light blocking technology. It’s the perfect gift for employees and bosses alike. Bonus points if it enhances your hipster vibe.

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How to Save Your Last Shred of Sanity During Social Isolation

Things are weird in the world. ‘Nuff said.

If you’re like us, you might be getting a little stir-crazy. Being stuck inside and away from your regular daily routine is generally no bueno. Many of us are now working from home, trying to homeschool our kids, and not able to access our favorite activities.


“The coronavirus (COVID-19) is already proving to be an unprecedented disruption in our industry and economy. We are doing everything in our power to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

– Brandon Mackay, SnugZ USA CEO


It’s safe to say we’re all a little out of our comfort zone and worried about the effects of COVID-19. Shelter-in-place orders are popping up all over the world, forcing us to adapt. Since you’ve probably already run through your Netflix queue, here are a few ideas to keep you occupied and sane during social isolation.

Learn that new thing you’ve put off

Now that we have so much more time at home, we have the great opportunity to try out all those “someday” activities you’ve been meaning to try. Connect with your artist by painting a Bob-Ross-esque masterpiece. Read that book that has been on your nightstand for six months. Cook an elaborate meal (chicken nuggets can be included).

Video Chat!

Man, aren’t we lucky that this quarantine is happening in an age where we can still connect with our loved ones from afar? Give your mom a call, see your friend’s faces, or watch movies together with your long-distance significant other. Just because we are directed to socially distance ourselves does not mean we can’t still reach out. FaceTime, Marco Polo, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger all support video chat.

Make screen time convenient & stylish

Many of us are spending more time than usual staring at our phones, whether it be video conferencing, binging your favorite shows, or scrolling through Instagram. Why not make it more convenient?

Try our new Momo Stick. This simple device attaches to the back of your phone, adding barely any bulk, while allowing you to push up the attached band to create a perfect grip for your finger. It also acts as a stand to prop up your phone for optimal Netflix viewing (don’t lie–we know you’re watching Parks & Rec for the eighth time).

It’s the ultimate work-from-home accessory. Customize with your branding in full color direct print today! And while you’re at it, check out our full line of work-from-home centered products.

Kids: It Takes a Village

We all know that our littlest friends thrive on routine, so having all this uncertainty can make the stuck-at-home experience…..not so fun. But life doesn’t stop! Kiddos still have homework, still want high-energy playtime, and still miss their normal activities. Never fear! Humanity has banded together to give us some hope.

  • There is a movement of teachers who are continuing their teaching online! While there are literally hundreds of resources for home-schooling, here’s just one article that you might find helpful.
  • Movie-makers announced several early movie releases to various streaming and rental services, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Pixar’s Onward. You’re on your own for popcorn though.
  • On that same note, Disney+ released Frozen II early. Just sayin’.
  • Local libraries are streaming their story times. Here’s a library near SnugZ that does daily “Cabin-Fever” story time at 10 am MST.
  • Several zoos, including the Cincinnati Zoo, are going live with their furriest friends.
  • Audible is streaming children’s (and a few adult) audiobooks for free!

Adults: It Takes a Village

Screw it, it’s not only the kids that need to stay occupied! Here’s a handy-dandy list of newly-published resources that can keep you entertained, busy, and learning during social isolation.

  • Many Broadway plays are being published online. You can get 7 days of non-stop streaming for free right here.
  • You can wander virtually around art museums from all over the world. No travel required.
  • Download Duolingo and start learning one of 31 languages totally for free.

Above all, stay healthy

The United States Government has strongly recommended social isolation, as well as self-quarantine measures. We encourage all to take these warnings seriously and obey local and national guidelines.

Now more than ever, it is important to keep washing your hands (minimum of 20 seconds with antibacterial soap!), practicing social distancing, and disinfecting common surfaces. Stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy!

For more information about preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.

COVID-19 has impacted us all, both professionally and personally. Many of our own SnugZ family are sheltering in place at their homes. Luckily, we have some phenomenal products perfect for creating the ideal home office. Download the flyer below to begin sharing these ideas today.

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Introducing HYOU, a Brand New Full Color Apparel Line by SnugZ USA

HYOU Full Color Apparel

It does exist: something to make people look up from their phones. And maybe (gasp), Instagram it. It comes in the form of HYOU wearable promo products. Our full-color dye sublimated hoodies, tees, and backpacks are truly next-gen swag. You can start with a minimum order of one, but we have a feeling you’ll want way more than that.

We’re not saying HYOU gear will get you more street cred, but we’re not not saying it either. Collab with our design team for a totally branded aesthetic. Every item is made with quality construction that looks and feels primo—and vibrant colors that stay legit for years. 100% customizable. 100% fresh. 100% Uniquely HYOU.

Azure Import Men’s Dye-Sublimated Short Sleeve T-Shirt

When a grown man clotheslines a kindergartner for t-shirt cannon swag, it better be for good reason. We’re not saying any tee justifies that…but these kinda do. Absurdly soft. Impeccably made. Customize the entire design with our creative team. Distribute for any occasion.

Hazel Import Women’s Dye-Sublimated Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Women don’t want a one-size-fits-all t-shirt that looks like a mumu and itches like a granny sweater. They want this one. With a feminine cut, super soft material, and fully customizable design, it’s a real lady magnet. Which means, it’s a business magnet too.

Indigo Import Unisex Dye-Sublimated Pullover Hoodie

Is your promo gear #woke or a joke? Our pullover is clearly the former. This fully-customizable, hoodie will be a wardrobe staple for anyone lucky enough to score it. A walking advertisement that looks and feels dope.

Jade Import Dye-Sublimated Backpack

No one wants to roll up to college, the gym, or a flight with a monogrammed Jansport. LO-SER. They want this sweet pack to redeem their nerdier elementary years. Comfy, stylish, and functional to boot. Customize it completely with our design team.

Rusty Import Unisex Dye-Sublimated Raglan Sleeve Full-Zip Hoodie

Public-cazh: socially acceptable and in demand. Time to get on-trend. Our full-zip hoodie looks fresh, feels like it’s made of kittens (meow), and screams high-class taste. Customize everything with our in-house design team.

Topaz Import Dye-Sublimated Technical Backpack

First came the drawstring backpack. Then came our Tech Backpack. It’s kind of like jumping from amoeba to homo sapien, but you get the picture. Sturdy zipper and design. Ergonomic shoulder straps. Laptop pouch to boot. Ideal for carry-ons, the office—you name it. Oh, and businesses who want to treat-yo-customers.

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Giveaways that will Spice Up Your Marketing Mix During National BBQ Month

Food and drink have literally brought people together since the beginning of time, and BBQ is no exception. This ancient culinary method of cooking meat over a flame has been practiced for centuries. If you didn’t already know, May is National BBQ Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to head outdoors, fire up the grill, and indulge in delightful fire-grilled food with friends and loved ones.

As the days grow longer and temperatures heat up it’s the perfect excuse to host an event and kick off summer the right way! The best part? Everyone has fond backyard BBQ memories they can relate to, making grill-inspired giveaways super impactful. Have you been waiting to approach your clients about BBQ themed promotional products? Whether they’re hosting a community event, self-promoting their food truck, or creating awareness through a social media contest, help them remind their customers of all those good times around the grill.

Discover our many grill-inspired promo products below:

Firefly Safety Matches

35 safety matches in a glass bottle with a striker on the bottom that are ready to grill whenever you are.Firefly Safety MatchesKilner Leather Trivet

When you’ve reached meat perfection and it’s time to serve up those mouth watering ribs (you know what we’re talking about), protect your outdoor table with the Kilner 6″ debossed leather trivet.Kilner Leather TrivetPython Dinner Dice Game

The Python 9 Piece Food Dice Set is for any cook who likes food on an exploratory, “choose your own adventure” course meal that will make Jumanji seem like a trip to the supermarket. Just don’t be surprised if you end up opening a BBQ food truck in east Austin or beating Bobby Flay with that top notch recipe. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.Python Dinner Dice GameDye-Sublimated BBQ Apron

You are the master of your own grill domain and every killer cook needs decent protection when heading down to BBQ town. With this 25″ x 33″ dye-sublimated apron the color options are limitless, just like your spice and sauce collection (that you don’t want all over the front of you).Dye-Sublimated BBQ ApronDye-Sublimated Hot Pad

Ultimate accessory for everyday grilling. Hang this up next to your arsenal of BBQ tools.

Brewster 16 oz. Wide Mason Jar & Sleeve

Picture the pit master that has achieved the pinnacle of BBQ art, clad in a leather apron, rolled-up sleeves, by a smoker surrounded by the worn tools of the trade. Now picture what this epic personality would be drinking out of. Yep, it’s 268 characters back.

Linden Set of 4 Recycled Felt Coasters

This exclusive set of coasters is all that separates the condensation of water vapor droplets plummeting down that frosty glass to your new outdoor furniture. Wick that capillary action.Maltster Bottle Opener & Sleeve

In our world, every bat has a man and every robin has a hood. The true peacemaker’s don’t let friends use their molars, ring finger,  or belt-buckles for anything under pressure. Be a hero… and a sidekick. Keep this around the grill for anyone or any beer that needs rescuing. Dogwood Recycled Felt Tumbler Sleeve

Spatula in one hand, drink in the other. Keep your thirst quenched while you flip those burgers to perfection with the Dogwood laser etched felt sleeve for 30 oz. stainless steel tumbler (stainless steel tumbler not included). Our felt is sustainably made and produced from recycled plastic bottles.

Blackburn Large Dye-Sublimated Felt Journal

Experiment and log new recipes while keeping track of traditional family tastes.  Your felt-bound journal will preserve your BBQ techniques across every vast page for generations to come.Need additional custom promotional gift ideas? Visit us at SnugZUSA.com or give us a call (888) 447-6840, our team of experts is standing by.

5 Ideas to Make Your Corporate Wellness Program Thrive

no. 2 Corporate Wellness

Did you know 80% of employees at companies with booming wellness programs feel more bought in and cared for by employers?

Health and wellness programs have become popular in many companies to bring in and keep top talent, create a fun and productive work environment, and promote overall well being. A successful wellness program strikes a balance between educating employees on self-care while still having fun. If your team isn’t engaged or having fun, they’ll lose interest very quickly. So, make it fun!

Below are 5 ideas (many we’ve used here at SnugZ and experienced the benefit first hand) that you can easily work into your wellness program to make it thrive!

1. Offer Creative Workspaces

Like John Cleese once said, “If you want creative workers give them time to play.” Nobody wants to feel like they are working in a prison cell a.k.a. a cubicle with nothing to stare at but 3 blank walls. Put a ping pong table in the break room, offer colorful and comfy chairs, and surprise them with a desk toy like our RATTLER wood snake cube puzzle.

RATTLER Wood Snake Cube Puzzle (TRATTLER)
RATTLER Wood Snake Cube Puzzle (TRATTLER)

2. Remind People to Get Flu Shots

Flu season is back and is already the most widespread on record. Now is a good time to send out a list of locations offering flu shots (especially those covered by the company’s health insurance). To make it easy, you can also arrange for a company to give flu shots on-site. Give each employee a branded hand sanitizer to promote general health around the office.

EQP minus 15% on our best selling SANITIZER through 2/28/2018!
EQP minus 15% on our best selling SANITIZER through 2/28/2018!

3. Host a Monthly Healthy Potluck

Everyone loves to eat right? Well, even if they don’t, they should! This one’s easy and tasty. First, decide on a day and then put together a sign up sheet with 2 columns (name and what you’re bringing). Announce that it’s been posted in the break room or send it out to individual teams so people can join in.

4. Practice Zen

Take a deep breath. Stress remains an ever-growing problem throughout the world and especially here in the United States. All of us can reduce stress by becoming more mindful through meditation and yoga. Every couple weeks have a yoga instructor come teach a class in the office or hold regular meditation sessions. Uplift the mood of employees, while promoting happiness and well-being by diffusing ZEN essential oils in your work space.

Zen Essential Oil 15 mL Dropper Bottle (NEODB15)
Zen Essential Oil 15 mL Dropper Bottle (NEODB15)

5. Start Walking (Meetings)

Walk and talk. It’s a concept older than time itself. A few reasons to turn your normal everyday meeting into a walking meeting:

  1. Introduce physical activity into your workday
  2. Get a boost of energy by moving
  3. Be inspired by what you see on your journey
  4. Increase collaboration by moving from one conversation to another
  5. Research suggests walking makes people more creative

 

Have more wellness program ideas? We’d love to hear them. Comment below!

 

 

USA Made. Always on-trend.

People often ask: “What’s the next trend?” In fact, it has become quite the trend to ask that question. The simple answer is USA made promotional products, because quality isn’t a mere fad, it will stand the test of time.  Check out some awesome SnugZ USA made promo below:

Traverse Leather Goods
Distinctive leather goods designed and hand-crafted in the USA. Each piece contains refined style and details that set it apart from the pack. Rugged hand-sewn construction so it lasts and lasts. You’ll find everything from beautiful Journals to the legendary Dopp Kit Bag – Choose from 5 domestic, USA Made, leather colors and customize to match your company logo with 11 Irish waxed linen accent stitching colors to create something truly unique.
Check out the entire Traverse Leather collection by SnugZ USA here.

Personal Care
Summer is right around the corner and with that excitement it’s easy to forget about that inevitable and dreaded first burn. We’re not talking about that insult from the bully in 7th grade that you finally have a comeback to. Think more along the lines of an ugly and red full body sun tattoo. Ouch! Remembering the pain yet?
This day in age it has become paramount to have a keen awareness of what is going on our skin and into our bodies. At SnugZ USA our sunscreen formula and ingredients are always kept up to date with FDA compliance standards. Rest assured, you can count on us to deliver a sunscreen product that is safe, PABA free, and USA Made in an FDA Registered facility that will protect from harmful UV rays.

Beside sunscreen, we have many other Personal Care items as well including: lip balm, aloe, lotion, sanitizer, and spa products. RIGHT NOW during our Summer Love Event get EQP -20%* on our best selling sunscreen through July 2017 – ZSUN10, ZSUN19, ZSUN20, AND ZSUNJT. Click here to check them out. 

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Lanyards
A lanyard isn’t “just a lanyard”. *Many SnugZ USA lanyards are manufacutred and assembled right in the USA. A lot of factors go into choosing the right lanyard for your event. Some of those can be the right type of decoration that best expresses your brand, material type (durability), attachments, badges and variable data, or a custom design. Watch a great video here to find your perfect solution.

Click below to explore each category:
Cotton
Polyester
Dye Sublimated
Dual Use
Cord
Eyewear Retainer
Badges
Zip-It Lanyards that ship the Next Day!

Over 50 NEW Swag-Wow Items!!

SWAG-WOW!!

Hello boys and girls, Paully, the SWAGWOW-MAN here for SnugZ and we have a bunch of unsung SWAG heroes about to play the circle of fifths up and down your auditory WOW holes! Throughout this month, we will be showcasing all our brand new, must have items. But these aren’t your average “As Seen On TV” products, they were born from the understanding that the best things in life come in two’s. Or for every filthy time your child played mine-craft with Cheeto encrusted-fingers on your device in the back of the car. These products are in demand and on trend right now.

So call today while supplies last… actually we make these here in America, at SnugZ so our supply is pretty much unlimited, so just call or head over to our website and check out all  new products. #SwagWow

WHAT’S NEW?

January has come and gone in a flash and even though you may still be recovering from trekking down each and every tradeshow aisle, it is time to get to work. Well, we are here to help. We hear it every year, from all our customers, “Show me what’s new!” Well, at SnugZ, we have been busy as always and have over 50 new products. From dye-sublimated apparel to new personal care containers, we invite you to check out our NEW 2017 CATALOG. 

We also want to introduce Traverse, an all-new leather line, which includes hand-stitched journals, notebooks, wallets and other leather accessories. With 5 leather colors and 11 custom waxed linen accent stitch colors, these products provide many unique options for your customer.

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12 Places Bad Nasties (Germs) Hang Out

A Germ’s Favorite Destination

Think of every single place you visit or touch during the week: your place of work, the kids toys, two or three restaurants and that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Unfortunately you may not know the last time those places were properly cleaned and disinfected.  According to the CDC 80% of all illness if caused by hand contact.

Sanitizer makes it easy to combat germs and “Bad Nasties” on-the-go.  Make sure you carry it with you and apply often!

12 Places Bad Nasties Hang Out

  1. Public Restrooms
  2. Restuarants
  3. The Office
  4. Air Planes
  5. Hotels & Motels
  6. Swimming Pools
  7. Movie Theaters
  8. Day Care Centers
  9. Schools
  10. Your Home
  11. The Doctors Office (Surprisingly Enough)
  12. Hospitals

Why SnugZ USA Sanitizer?

SnugZ USA offers hand sanitizer products that are made up of 62%-63% food grade ethyl alcohol. Richard Massey, regulatory affairs director for SnugZ, said the company conducts both in-house and independent testing by an FDA-certified facility to ensure its hand sanitizers are effective and safe.” You’ll want to read the entire article by ASI Central here.

Did you know that sanitizer when used properly can eliminate up to 99.9% of germs?  That’s why it’s such an excellent fall and winter giveaway that everyone will use to keep healthy.

We have several bottle options that are ready to be customized for you! Everything from our 1.9 oz Clear Sanitizer with Carabiner attached to SPF 15 Lip Balm to our unique Duo Bottle with Moisture Bead Sanitizer.  Order today!

 

The 5th Sense


Everyone knows what the smell of fresh cut grass is, or the sound of the ice cream truck rolling down the street, the feeling of an ice cube in our hands or what neon lights look like at night. But when was the last time you had a delicious freshly baked cookie, or tasty treat? Chances are, you could tell us when and where, because an individual’s sense of taste is a powerful way of triggering a memory.

The holiday season is right around the corner and what better way to connect with your customers then by hitting all 5 senses? Sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste! Taste seems to be the most complicated barrier to break, but why is it so important?

When someone tastes something enjoyable, like a candy or cookie, a positive feeling occurs. When people often think back to the particular food item they ate, it takes them back to the same experience they had while eating it. Giving that personal, and yet subconscious, touch will ultimately be the reason you are remembered.

Our SweetZ are perfect for any occasion or opportunity to create a lasting impression.

What Women Want!


In a world filled with millions of options, we went straight to the ladies themselves to get the skinny on what women REALLY want.

From rhinestone lanyards and wristlets, to fold over elastic head bands that can take you from the gym to casual wear, and even to our portable keychain lip-gloss, your brand is sure to get noticed in one of these eye catching styles!

Put a little sparkle into your campaign and make anyone feel like a VIP! Grab attention, make an impression and give them something to talk about with SnugZ.