We put your name on the map… or almost anything else!

Tired of looking through catalogs sent by faceless companies
from all over the country?

GL Specialties was founded on the principle of personal attention and strong customer service.

We have over 500,000 promotional
gifts and trade show giveaways to choose from.
Promotional Products Tradeshow and Convention Giveaways
Imprinted Items
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Success Stories

WestSide Computing utilizes the expertise of Linda Schafer with GL Specialties for all of our promotional product needs. The unique items we give away to our clients include: embroidered baseball caps and visors; screwdrivers; mouse pads; pens; calendars; letter openers and key chains.

The quality of the products GL Specialties has recommended far surpasses our preconceptions. WestSide Computing’s clients love the items we get from GL Specialties.
Thank you!

Tamra Hartman, Owner
WestSide Computing

I have worked with Linda on our awards and promotional items for over 15 years. She is a fantastic resource and is always a helpful and reliable. In the rare occasion where something is out-of-stock, she helps to find excellent replacements. Her personalized service is why we always work with Linda, she makes sure we get everything we want in a timely and cost-effective manner. Working with Linda will give you peace of mind, excellent products, and great customer service.

Kim O'Shea
Rocky Mountain Heartland AHMA

You are a wonderful provider of specialty items and I’m glad that members are utilizing your services for their promotions. I have found that you have a talent for finding the right item, at the right time, at the right price. And, once the sale is made you continue to watch that every detail is taken so the order is filled correctly and shipped in a timely manner. You’re wonderful! Thanks for being such a great partner of CSAE.

Joan Tezak, Executive Director
Colorado Society of Association Executives

I have worked with Linda with GL Specialties for 16 years. She has been a phenomenal resource and always works so hard to help me find the perfect giveaway for my audience. She goes above and beyond in quality, pricing and assistance. I recommend her to everyone I know!

Nikole Regina Good, CAE Executive Director
Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association

The best gift I received seven years ago was a copy of a Best Buy catalogue. Since 2002, Linda has provided all of the commemorative gift products for Mount Olive Baptist Church Annual Women’s Retreats. If asked to offer one word to express why Linda is Mount Olive Women’s Ministry vendor of choice, I would say – “Service” (but of course service includes Linda’s expertise and personal assistance, shopping for vendors, the best pricing and quality, variety of products and options, and meeting almost impossible “need by” date, just to name a few). Linda and GL Specialties is an invaluable resource that enables us to focus our attention on our primary work. This year, the MOBC Youth Ministry also selected GL Specialties as their vendor of choice and I believe other ministries will follow.

Linda, when Mount Olive Women’s Ministry count our blessings, we count you twice. You show in so many ways that you really care about your customers. You have taken the stress and frustration out of acquiring commemorative product for our various church events. Thank you for always looking out for us. It has been a joy to “leave the products to Linda.” I will continue to highly recommend you to all who ask. May you continue to prosper in all that you do.

Min. Brenda McBorrough
Mount Olive Baptist Church

Dear Linda,
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in finding the pens for our students. I appreciate all your work and your “detective” skills in finding what we needed. I look forward to working with you again. Thank you!


Claire Brounell, Director of Student Services
University of Denver, The Women's College

“Linda Schafer and GL Specialties are my go- to people for everything I need with promotional products and developing creative ideas.  Linda will will the best sources and services at the best price.”

Duane Barone, MA, LMHC
Founder & Executive Director Student Athletes for Healthy Relationships

Just a quick thank you to again express our gratitude with Linda for the years that she has consistently helped us in marketing and advertising of our business. She always comes through and follows up with amazing suggestions to specifically target our demographics. I think the most wonderful thing is how personable she has always been for us and following up on any and all of our items as well as handling any opportunities that have come up with any of the products. This is absolutely the way to conduct a business and a friendship. Thank you again Linda for being so amazing to us and for us for over 20 years!

Bobby V
Assistance On Call

I visited your website and it is fabulous. Attractive, colorful, friendly, inviting, loads fast, works well and is well-organized with great pictures. It makes me want to purchase from you and it makes your business look terrific.

Dr. Joan
Lakewood, Colorado

GL Specialties and Linda Schaffer have consistently and reliably offered outstanding customer service and seemingly unlimited product options. They have saved us time, money, and frustration every time we have worked with them, often in spite of many and varied challenges, including short deadlines. See a product you like that isn’t in their catalog? Give Linda a call and save some money.

Leslie Shivers, Assistant Executive Director
American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado

What Linda Schafer of GL Specialties offers:

If you need imprinted promotional products, promotional gifts, award items or great giveaways for sales and tradeshows–GL Specialties is the place to look. We pride ourselves in having the experience and ability to assure that the right item is chosen and done on schedule to make your event special!

These items present a unique opportunity for you to not only create greater corporate identity and to enhance loyalty among your customers, but also to do the same internally by giving your effective personalized products to reward or encourage your employees.

We look forward to working with you to create the best possible impressions for your organization.

One of our specialties is brain-storming we love searching for you to find just the right item-at the right price and with the best factories.

How to use this website - the links below are some of my vendors' websites. Please visit them to get some ideas of what you want/need. Then please contact me so I can work with you to put together your order for you. You can't order items from the vendors directly as they are wholesale vendors.

Online Catalog

Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and while the online catalog is designed to allow you to do a bit of searching yourself-please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at 303-915-4860 and we will do the searching for you!

Let us help you increase your business with promotional products, imprinted items, corporate gifts, convention specialties, and more.

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Promo Fun Facts to Grow Your Business:

  1. The first imprinted promotional products were used by George Washington in 1789 as a part of his campaign for president. They didn’t mention that in Hamilton!
  2. 8 in 10 people like receiving promotional products.
  3. …and 7 in 10 people wish they received promotional products more often!
  4. 96% of consumers want to know ahead of time when companies offer promotional products.
  5. Virtually everyone who receives promotional products will keep at least one.
  6. Jasper Meek started using burlap bags to promote small businesses in 1896. He was even dubbed the “Father of Promotional Products”!
  7. Almost 9 out of 10 people can recall the company that gave them branded promotional products.
  8. The top five industries purchasing promo products are the business services, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial industries.
  9. The biggest reason consumers decline to keep a promotional product is because they have no use for it. However…
  10. 79% of people pass along promotional products that are no longer valuable to them by regifting, selling, or donating the items. That means they end up in even more hands!
  11. The top 5 promotional products categories in 2019 were wearables, drinkware, travel items, technology, and writing.
  12. Consumers love promotional products! 91% of consumers keep promotional products such as mugs in their kitchens.
  13. When given branded promotional products by their employer, 59% of employees have a more favorable impression of their workplace.
  14. 99% of people say that they’re willing to go out of their way to get a promotional product.
  15. And 9 out of 10 people say that they already have gone out of their way to get a promo product!
  16. In 2019, the promotional products industry did over $24 billion in sales.
  17. 85% of product recipients did business with the advertiser who gave them the item.
  18. Advertisers love promotional products, too. 70% of ad agencies consider promotional products to be effective or highly effective!
  19. When people were asked why they keep the promo products they received, the top three answers were that the items were fun, functional, and trendy.
  20. Nearly 6 out of 10 people say that they would enter sweepstakes, contests, or raffles to win promotional products.
  21. Promotional products that reference pop culture and current trends appeal mainly to Gen Z consumers, while Baby Boomers respond to products that carry an important message more than any other age group.
  22. More than 60% of people who receive promotional products will look the brands up online later.
  23. Almost half of consumers feel more confident doing business with companies that use branded decor or furniture.
  24. Three-quarters of consumers say that promotional products make their experiences more memorable.
  25. 80% of people have an immediate reaction when they receive promotional products from companies they’ve never heard of.

Are you ready to get your promotional items ready? Contact me today to help you brainstorm some ideas to best promote you!

Tradeshow and Convention Specialties

Keeping your convention/meeting running smoothly does not have to be a headache–the suppliers listed below understand conventions and work hard to make your job simple – from lanyards to ribbons.

Please click on the links to check them out for ideas, and as always, please feel free to call us for more ideas.

Lanyards, eye wear retainers, personal care products, etc.

Gifts and awards

Pens and more

Bags for all occasions

For pens-you just can't beat

Browse by categories and prices

Unique gifts and edible gifts

Ideas are limitless

As always — these are just idea generators – don’t hesitate to call me and I will do all the searching and legwork for you.

Holiday Cards

GL Specialities is proud to add Birchcraft Studios Personalized Holiday Cards to our line of fine items.

Personalized Holiday Cards from

Your Holiday Cards can be personalized with a verse of your choice, your name, and a return address for your envelopes, in a variety of ink or foil colors.

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