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 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.
Another great idea for a graduation gift is inspirational jewelry from Ellora! An easy option for your store is an Ellora pre-pack collection, and the one we chose for Grad Gifts is called “Life’s Adventures.” Each of these necklaces comes on a metal card with a silk tassel – reminiscent of a graduation tassel for sure, and reusable as a bookmark or a keepsake! All jewelry is gold or rhodium plated brass, adjustable and branded.
Ellora “Life’s Adventures” pre-pack, 32 pieces, 4 per style, Assorted Gold & Silver, $288 wholesale. Note: the photo below does not show every style – there are 8 total. See catalog here for all styles.
Father’s Day has limitless possibilities, depending on what the dad in question is into, of course! For the sake of your store, it’s easy to keep it general. What child or wife doesn’t want to give their dad a good chuckle while keeping him smelling fresh and well-groomed? This is where Duke Cannon enters the scene. The Duke is not a shy brand of men’s grooming products. With items like the “Big Ass Bar of Soap,” you can pretty much guarantee that your customers will stop and check out the Duke in your store.
Since the products are so popular, and pretty much create an entire men’s gifts or grooming section unto themselves, many retailers at the January Market ordered The Tower of Power bundle! Described as “the Mother of all Duke Cannon bundles,” this display comes filled to the brim with Duke product. It is 5’8″ tall and sits on a 2’x 2′ pallet. Make room in your store for it!
Duke Cannon Tower of Power Bundle, SKU: 03TOWERBUNDLE, $2795 wholesale (see contents on p.55 of the catalog found here).
There are some really unique finds in some of our brand new lines! An All Star idea for men’s gifting are candles from Torched Products. With assorted barware, beer cap maps, coasters, hot sauces, and more, beer candles are only one part of the tremendous offerings from Torched! However, we can certainly say that the candles are their most sold product and would be a fantastic pick for your store. Made from amber beer bottles, these candles are a premium natural soy wax blend and handcrafted in Tampa, Florida. Gear your store’s scent collection toward the summer with seasonal beer scents like “Blood Orange IPA,” “Grapefruit Hefeweizen,” and “Summer Shandy.” All of the candles are cut from real repurposed bottles at a 20 degree angle, and they are not even remotely sharp at the edges. The burn time on an 8oz beer candle is 60 hours, versus the 11oz Bomber candle that burns for 80 hours and the 28oz Growler candle (the largest) that burns for 200 hours.
The item to get for Father’s Day preparations? Certainly one of the Candle Kits! Candle Kit 1 contains 6-8 best-selling scents and a free display; 48 Beer Candles, 24 Bomber Candles, and 12 Growler Candles. See candle sizes for comparison to the left!
Torched Candle Kit 1, SKU#KIT1-SS (Spring/Summer scents), $699 wholesale, 24″H x 16″W x 13″D.
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 Link Companies has a plethora of choices. To order, simply call your rep, or stay right here to order through our ecommerce site at RetailersLink.com!