BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, it seemed logical that we put forward the heroes of the promotional gifts world. We have seen many strong performances in an action packed year of business gifts, with the usual names cropping up as best sellers such as paper products, mousemats, promotional mugs and clothing. Promotional Pens as always lead the way on volume and total value. But lets move straight on with the awards…. Team of the YearRunner Up : We have chosen USB Flashdrives – a great and varied selection, larger memory capacity added during the year and a high level of sales. Winner : It has to be Recycled & Eco Business Gifts – showing the new technological advances – good colour choice, great branding options and products being constantly added to a highly evolving area. Promotional Gifts Personality of the YearIn 3rd place Durham Earthenware mug – a fine gritty year long performance by a great best selling item, with branding up to full colour process, dye sublimation photo print, heat sensitive WOW mug and pantone matched spectracoating all possible. In 2nd place Senator Super Hit Ballpen – an extremely popular pen – the original budget click pen.  Now available in a vast number of colour combinations and on express lead times. New for 2008 is the Super Hit Eco (barrel approx 96% recycled ABS) In 1st place From the Team of the Year comes the winner, the Twister Flashdrive. An extremely good purchase, giving the general downward pricing trend in memory. Protective metal plate avoids losing a cap and this product has pantone matching option to the main barrel.  Engraved or printed to the plate and can be supplied bulk or gift boxed. [caption id="attachment_567" align="alignnone" width="250" caption="Twister Flashdrive"]Twister Flashdrive[/caption] What to look out for in 2009 Rubiks cube – Retro appeal with full colour branding possibilities. USB People – A great item putting the fun factor on the desktop. Flip Video – a fantastic video camera, not cheap, but easy to use and great results.]]>