Retailers: Don’t forget that May is the time for Graduation ceremonies, and June 16th is Father’s Day! If your store feels a little slow right now, these two events are an easy way to get your merchandise back into the groove of things and to pull customers in. The Northern Link definitely has the product to appropriately stock your shelves for both events, and some of these items my be things you already order! Now is the time for restocking and preparations, so check out our picks for Graduation and Father’s Day below and get your orders in NOW.
Brownlow Gifts has excellent gift options for any graduate! We immediately thought of their gorgeous journals that can be used for taking notes in class, or just writing about new and exciting college adventures! Brownlow suggests “Internet Password Books” on their website for graduates. This is a great little notebook for jotting down passwords that students will need for the various websites they visit. There is no shortage of dorm room decor, either. An adorable gift idea are the “I Am Loved” canvas signs pictured to the right!
Brownlow Canvas Signs, $5 wholesale, min. 2.
Another easy gift option? Make sure your store is stocked up with coin purses; the idea is that the gift-giver can fill the coin purse with cash or gift cards for the graduate. Show an example of this at your cash wrap!
Brownlow Simple Inspirations Coin Purses, $1.50 wholesale, min. 4.
Boelter Brands is a leader in drinkware for sports fans across the leagues. This includes college teams, which makes them an exceptional gift purveyor for Graduation gifts! In addition to ceramics, plasticware, thermal, and glassware for the big league teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, they sell fantastic collections for specific schools which are easy to order for your store location. No matter if you live close to a university big or small, Boelter can personalize these items and help you set up a display large or small for your store.
Easy to add to your current store mix are Gift Sets for the Grads and the Dads! Boelter sells Pint Glass Gift Sets (both plastic and glass), Ceramic Mug Sets, Stemless Wine Glass Sets and more. Order the appropriate team gear and watch these fly during the next few months.
Another perfect pick for Dad Gifts is a brand new vendor for us: Legacy Shave! This company’s love of old school barbershop culture spawned a revolutionary new way to shave. They have created a shave brush that easily attaches to a shaving cream can. That way, there’s no mess! Simply spray the shaving cream THROUGH the brush, rub it directly on your face without getting cream all over your hands and sink area, and then proceed to shave. Men love the simplicity of this idea, and Legacy sells an excellent prepack assortment to get any store started easily with their products. It contains 16 Legacy Shave Cans and 5 Brush and Balm Kits.
Legacy Shave Prepack 260, SKU# PP260, $260 wholesale.
Does your store carry themed gifts like Marvel, Harry Potter, or Star Wars? Vandor Gifts has options for the Graduate AND for Father’s Day! Check out Harry Potter journals for the graduation section. There are even fountain pens and desk sets in the Harry Potter line! The journals below are felt, and are themed around each “House” in the book series.
Want to sell to the nerdy dads? Try some nostalgic mugs from Vandor, and send them back to their arcade days! An excellent example is this Space Invaders mug that reacts to heat.
Vandor’s Space Invaders 20 oz. Heat Reactive Ceramic Mug, SKU# 56161, $8 wholesale, min. 4.
No matter what you choose to stock your store with, The Northern Link has a plethora of choices. To order, simply call your rep, or go online to order through our ecommerce site at RetailersLink.com. Not sure of your rep? Take a look here to contact us!