4imprint, LLC

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With so many people spending more time at home, those long-neglected projects are getting more attention. Tap into the latest home improvement trend with custom promotional tools and build your brand in the process! These tools are perfect giveaways for hardware and lumber stores, and other businesses that serve carpenters, contractors and more.

Our merchandising department’s promotional tools expert, Michelle B., shared a few tips to get you started.

“With access to YouTube® and Pinterest®, DIY projects are becoming more attainable.  Whether they’re making their space more functional or comfortable, these tools will come in handy. There’s always something that can be repaired, replaced, or updated,” Michelle said.


Measure your marketing

Measure twice, cut once, goes the old carpentry adage. Every home toolbox needs a tape measure or two. Smaller tape measures, like the Vinyl Tape Measure, are easy to tuck into a purse or glove box so it will always be on hand when they need to make sure a purchase will fit in its desired location (or at least in the car)! A larger option, like the 33-foot Magnetic Blade Tape Measure is great for measuring rooms, curtains and more. Customers love this one because it stays in place, thanks to the built-in slide lock and end magnet, Michelle noted.

Other options: 16′ Tape Measure with LED Flashlight, Multifunction Tape Measure


Go big with tool kits

That home repair job will go faster when all the basic tools are in one place. Reward your best customers, top vendors or star employees with a branded tool kit. The WorkMate Compact Tool Kit features 22 tools, including a hammer, screwdrivers, sockets, a tape measure and more, all in a zippered case. The Briefcase Tool Set would be a worthy milestone gift, safety award or holiday gift. It features a collection of pliers, a crescent wrench, a hammer, screwdrivers and even screws and nails!

Other options:Deluxe Tool Set, Built2Work Flashlight 22 Piece Tool Set


Promoting is in the bag

Tool bags have become more common on the job site in recent years as tradesmen discover the durability and convenience of these versatile bags. They can also keep household tools, gardening supplies and crafts organized and handy.

The All Purpose Utility Tote can accommodate a large variety of tools and is built to last. If you need an impressive promotional gift, look no further than the Carhartt® Signature Tool Roll, which has 18 pockets and a water repellent finish to protect their valuable tools.

Other options: Carhartt Signature Tool Bag, All Purpose Tool Bag


Spotlight your brand

Flashlights are always good to have around, whether it’s at home or when traveling. When they need an extra set of hands, the Dorcy COB Work Light really shines, because its 90-degree swivel head lets them set it in just the right spot. When they need light around a corner or under something,  the Telescopic Flashlight with Magnet fits the bill. The flexible head bends 360 degrees. Both the base and head are magnetic, to help pick up any small metal objects that may have been dropped.

Other options: Rubberized LED Work Light, Bronson COB Screwdriver

From branded tool bags and kits to flashlight and tape measure giveaways—with so many handy options, you’re sure to find the right custom