5 Great Promotional Products Made in the USA

Yesterday on this blog, we talked about the affect that Tariffs will have on your marketing budget.  They will have this affect because a high percentage of promotional products are imported from China.  With that being said, there are some great promotional items that are made domestically, that can still wow your customers and prospects.  So, here are 5 great promotional products that are Made in the USA.

5 Made in the USA Promotional Products

16 oz Tervis Tumbler

This classic double walled Tervis Tumbler is not only a hit in retail, it is made in the USA.  These amazing drinkware pieces are almost impossible to break, and are a great branding piece that will used over and over again.  Check that item out here.

Sticky Notecubes

And speaking of long lasting, how about these 3 x 3 adhesive cubes?  These amazing promotional pieces not only give you a great imprint space to tell your story, they tend to last forever.  And since they are adhesive, each sheet is seen again and again and again.  There are plenty of sizes and shapes and price points.  Check out one here.

Lip Balm

Just in case you are thinking that you can only get higher priced items, think again.  One of the best bang for your bucks in marketing comes in the form of Lip Balm!  This item has a great price point and the perceived value is great!  As a matter of fact, 40% of your customers are probably addicted to Lip Balm.  What a great marketing piece to have your brand image wrapped around every day.  Check out this option (with SPF) here.


Believe it or not, you can get a quality made t-shirt in the United States.  So if you want to avoid changes in pricing on your apparel, or you just want to promote “all USA made, you can do that with a quality t-shirt.  From cotton to fabric to sewing, this t-shirt is put together here in the US.


As summer (finally) starts to show up in most of the United States, now is a great time to think about sunscreen as a promotional items.  For outdoor company events, golf outings, and so much more, sunscreen is the perfect promo piece (regardless of where it’s made).  You can learn more about this item here.

There are plenty of other great options to create an amazing promotional campaign and avoid the tariff issue.  Just talk to your Account Executive for more ideas.  And if you need someone to be “your person” you can head to our About Us page and pick one!  Or just email us here and we will take care of you.

One Final Thought on Tariffs

Although this is a big issue for our industry, I do want to say one thing to put your mind at ease.  If you are working with a good promotional consultant, this should not be a huge issue for you and your company, long term.  When you meet with your representative, it’s simply about budget setting.  As you discuss the project with them, just make sure they (or we) know your budget constraints.  It’s the job of the Promotional Professional to keep you in between the lines.

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Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.