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Top Picks from the 2023 PPAI Expo


Highlights From the 2023 PPAI Expo

The Best of 2023 PPAI Expo

The annual PPAI Expo took place in Las Vegas January 9-12th and was an incredible experience filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and of course, lots of hot new swag and cool products! Here are just some of the things that caught our eye on the show floor:

The Get Lit

Over the past couple of years, custom footwear has been taking the industry by storm and The Get Lit is leading the pack with their 100% custom light-up, rechargeable shoes. With four locations for printing and seven lighting options with various color changing speeds, these shoes are sure to turn heads at your next event. Plus, the easy-to-use rechargeable battery ensures that you can keep your shoes lit up all night long! Don’t just walk into a crowd; light it up!

Marine Layer Afternoon Hoodie

If you’re looking for casual, go-anywhere threads with a beachy vibe and remarkable softness, then Marine Layer has you covered. This incredibly soft, lightweight, and durable hoodie is stylish, comfortable and sustainable – making it a perfect choice for any occasion. It’s made from Supima Cotton and Marine Layer’s secret ingredient Micromodal, an eco-friendly material made from recycled beechwood. Its fleece lining keeps your recipients cozy and comfortable throughout the year.

Timbuk 2 Custom Classic Messenger Bag

With three decades of user testing and feedback, the original Timbuk 2 has perfected its classic messenger bag. It now features a refined look, an updated fit, smarter organization, improved protection for your laptop, and a new shoulder strap pad for increased comfort. Inside the bag, the waterproof liner and corner wings keep water out while distributed internal pockets balance the weight you carry. This is a timeless classic reborn to fit today’s hybrid workforce.

Sweeter Cards

Sweeter Cards is the perfect way to bring joy with a unique combination of greeting cards and gourmet chocolate bar. The recyclable card packaging makes it an environmentally-friendly option, and their delicious sea salt caramel dark chocolate is handmade in St. Louis, using Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients by their chocolatier, who’s been making ethically-sourced chocolate for over 40 years. Plus, all of their ingredients are clean and natural – no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no hydrogenated oils! Upgrade from traditional greeting cards with Sweeter Cards to make any occasion extra special – whether it’s saying thanks to clients, showing appreciation to employees, or sending birthday wishes.

GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker

Make the most of life outdoors or on the sidelines with the GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker – built for comfort. This compact outdoor chair is designed with patented technology that provides a smooth rocking action on flat, hard, or soft terrain – lower than standard camp chairs for a more relaxed feeling. Its bagless design makes it easy to pack up and go, thanks to the built-in carry strap.

Raise the Bar Cooler

Make your next outdoor event unforgettable with the Raise the Bar Cooler. This unique cooler has a 63QT capacity, complete with a built-in bottle opener, bottle cap catcher, and lower storage shelf. Plus, its lid is able to elevate 8” for when you want to transform it into a full bar! Not only that, but the cooler is fully customizable – so wrap it up and raise the bar for your brand.

360° Motion Tracking Selfie Holder

Take your next Zoom call completely hands-free with this motion-tracking Smart Phone Stand. This cool stand features 360° rotation, a smart tracking system, ultra-fast response, and a steady holding area for your mobile device. Made from biodegradable material that reduces plastic usage, this stand doesn’t require an app or Bluetooth to operate. It comes with a built-in tracking camera that can be covered at any time for privacy concerns. You’ll get a fast response to movements and the ability to rotate 360° – perfect for hands-free video calls, live streams, and even Tik Tok dances!


Enjoy refreshments wherever you go with Elevation Tumblers. Crafted from durable stainless steel and available in multiple colors, these tumblers are built to last. Plus, they can be laser engraved with your logo for extra personalization and offer individual personalization for a truly unique touch. Your recipients will love this drinkware and cherish it for years to come!

4-in-1 Apple Watch Charging Cable

Keep your battery alive with this handy 4-in-1 charging cable! This high-quality cable has been designed for Apple Watch Series, mobile phones, and other electronic devices and supports 4 devices charging at the same time. Its compact design makes it easy to take it anywhere, ensuring that you’ll never have to worry about your battery running out again!


Get ready for your next business trip or adventure with Pack-It™ Reveal Expansion Cubes! These easy-view packing organizers make it easy to stay organized, expanding from 3 inches in depth to 6 inches for double the packing space. Perfect for pre-show mailings and giveaways to event attendees, these cubes will help ensure a stress-free trip!

PPAI 2023 Best of Show

If you want to see more, check out HALOS’s Best of PPAI Expo 2023 Lookbook and contact your Account Executive for more detailed information.