With the start of a new year, it’s time to take a look at emerging trends in the promotional products industry. Staying on top of what’s fresh and exciting keeps your business top-of-mind and could help you gain a competitive advantage.

If your clients are looking for the “next big thing”, take a look at what is on-trend for winter 2019 to help them stand out from the crowd.

Two Tones

Contrasting light and dark is gaining in popularity because it creates a statement. The two-tone trend showcases the duality of color and gives personality and power to a brand message. The complementary tones are essentially Yin and Yang; creating a dynamic system where the whole makes a greater statement than the separate parts. (1)


#15909 Vertical Stitch Journal – Perfect for busy days at the office, this PU leather notebook features a modern design with contrasting polyester along the edge.
#55934 Souvenir® TFW Pen – The plastic barrel of the TFW mixes vivid color and white; with a die-cut Souvenir® icon detail for an added punch of style. The InstaGlide® hybrid ink, distinctive clip and embossed grip make this pen unlike any other at a price point your clients will love.
#26120 KOOZIE® Two-tone Beanie – Keep warm with this lightweight, double layer beanie with fleece lining and heather detail on the edge.

Portable Audio

Music lovers understand being connected to their music is important, but having it portable is essential. Every experience is immersive and setting the right vibe is key. Consequently, compact and stylish portable Bluetooth® speakers will continue to dominate.


#16042 KOOZIE® Chillin’ Bluetooth® Speaker Kooler – This two-in-one kooler/Bluetooth® speaker combo makes rocking out at the beach tailgate or backyard BBQ easy and fun. Features heat-sealed PEVA liner, zippered main compartment with hook-and-loop access opening, and attached bottle opener.
#32270 Jam® Chill out Bluetooth® Speaker – This speaker delivers massive, crisp sound wirelessly from over 30 feet away for up to 8 hours of playtime. Don’t let its small size fool you!
#32300 House of Marley™ No Bounds Portable Bluetooth® Speaker – Designed for outdoor use with rugged, waterproof and dust-proof materials. Features 10 hours of playtime and dual speaker pairing to connect multiple speakers to each other.


Geometric shapes and patterns are all the rage! Above all, geometric patterns have an unexpected appeal that quickly catches the eye. The charm of a pattern can easily transform the mundane to the extraordinary. Stripes, patterns and prints all speak to individuals in their own unique, visual language. They can be subtle or bold which captures interest – thus making a lasting impression for your branded promotion.


#16046 Incase® Travel Organizer (available January 31) – Keep things organized while on-the-go with this handy case. The main zippered compartment has built-in mesh organizers and interior elastic straps to hold everything in place.
#46222 Glory Tumbler – 21 oz. – The upscale design of this double-wall vacuum stainless steel tumbler has a nice grip with a touch of luxury as a result of the debossed quilt pattern.
#55940 Souvenir® Motive Stylus Pen – The grip on this fully rubberized pen showcases trendy patterns that complement the barrel color. Additionally, the 1.2mm bold write out and push-through stylus take this pen effortlessly from paper to touch screen.

Tiffany’s Take

Our Trade Show Associate, Tiffany, scoured the ASI Show in Orlando last week to report back on all the newest trends she spotted. So what’s her favorite? Tiff loved all the new ways light-up features are being used to make promos even more eye-catching!


If you’re looking for ways to make a brand shine we recommend a light-up yoyo, a pen with illuminated imprint or a wireless speaker that brings more than just music to the party.

Visit bicgraphic.com to view all our new January products and check out even more on-trend products for winter 2019.

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