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Wednesday
May272015

Merchandise Midweek: Outdoor Fun for Kids

Happy belated Memorial Day – and happy unofficial start of summer! If the kids aren’t out of school yet, they soon will be, and they’ll be full of energy – and free time – to burn. Lucky for all you parents, grandparents, nannies and caregivers out there, Hinda is fully stocked with great outdoor kids’ toys for all ages! This is just a smattering of the fun and functional items we have to keep kids occupied and in motion. Nap time should be a breeze!

Huffy® 12” Pro Thunder Boys' Bicycle

A perfect starter bike for your little one, this single speed, 12" boys’ bicycle is for ages three and up and features steel diamond frame and unicrown fork with pressed dropouts, rear coaster brakes, a junior padded seat with graphics and training wheels.

Huffy® 12” So Sweet Girls' Bicycle

This So Sweet bike is the girl’s answer to the Pro Thunder and offers all the same features, including steel rims, an integrated seat post and crossbar pad. This is a great first bike for kids ages three and up who are just learning to ride!

Lego® DUPLO® All-in-One-Box-of-Fun

OK, so LEGO® is more of an indoor thing, but the kiddies will need something to do on those rainy summer days! This set has a whole load of DUPLO® bricks for fun building and rebuilding for creative play. It’s a perfect set for a toddler’s first introduction into Lego!

Power Wheels® Barbie™ Jammin' Jeep® Wrangler

Gear up for a music-filled driving adventure! This redesigned Wrangler looks just like the real thing – with the added fun of Barbie™ colors and graphics! Realistic details include a pretend radio with six jammin’ tunes, working doors and a rear storage area – plus plenty of built-in safety features.

Power Wheels® Dora and Friends Lil' Quad™

This sporty ATV features fun Dora and Friends graphics and colors and is designed specifically for toddlers with easy push-button operation and comfortable footrests. It’s sturdy and rides low so it’s easy for little ones to get on and off by themselves.

Power Wheels® Ford F-150

Kids can take off on a real driving adventure in the Ford F-150, which features realistic side-view mirrors, a built-in windshield and a roomy truck bed! They can even lift up the hood to find a realistic-looking “engine.” The truck’s big, rugged tires make it easy for kids to take their adventures off-road, too!

Power Wheels® Kawasaki KFX®

With its twist grip throttle and sporty styling, kids can experience the excitement of real ATV riding in their own backyard! Ruts, wet grass, gravel, mud and rough terrain are no match for this Kawasaki. It won’t get stuck where the others do — taking kids on a thrilling adventure

Sagaform® Water Bottle with Ice Piston

All this outdoor fun really works up a thirst! Make sure the kiddies stay hydrated with these colorful summery bottles from Sagaform®. This sturdy plastic water bottle has a pop top spout and screw on lid with lid strap – not to mention the self-contained ice piston that keeps your water cold!

Tuesday
May262015

Hinda Welcomes Gregg O'Neill to the Team!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Gregg O’Neill as Business Development Director (BDD). In his most recent role as Vice President, Business Development at Brandmovers/Rewardian, Gregg was responsible for the growth of a major client’s consumer/employee platform business. Prior to that, he was in a similar role at Americas Points International, where he led business development efforts and expansion of Points loyalty currency management in the company’s major verticals, as well as opened expansion efforts into the financial sector.  

Gregg also spent 25 years at Maritz, where he held roles including Senior Account Manager, Field Sales Director and Business Development Director (Financial Sector). Some of his accomplishments during this tenure include leading the team effort that led to securing the largest loyalty contract in Maritz history, maintaining all business revenue in 2008 and 2009 during the financial market crisis and leading the project team that launched a major new airline credit card loyalty program which grew to 20,000,000 members over two years. Additionally, Gregg was the recipient of the Maritz Masters Award 18 times and won Account Executive of the Year twice.  

"Gregg is a true industry expert and professional,” says Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda Incentives. “His experience supports our Value Chain approach and his ability to create best-in-industry solutions for his clients makes him a trusted and valued partner."  

Gregg earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He currently resides in Metuchen, NJ. Gregg has been married to Ellen for 36 years and they have four children – Drew, Mark, Cara and Ryan. When not busy with work, Gregg is an avid sports fan and enjoys basketball, baseball and golf. He also loves theater, good restaurants, cooking, wine and travel – he’s been to over 20 countries around the world! 

I have been involved with rewards for the past 30 years of my career, in both the consumer and employee space,” says Gregg. “The power of incentives is incredibly tangible and beneficial in driving real business results when delivered by the right partner. I am most impressed with Hinda's reputation and its forward vision as it continues to bring change and innovation to the market and its customers.”

Welcome to the Hinda team, Gregg!

Monday
May112015

Merchandise Monday: New in Bluetooth®

Technology advances so quickly, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Here at Hinda, we’re always adding great new electronic items to our assortment. This week, we thought we’d feature a few new Bluetooth® items – some of them rather unique. With Father’s Day and graduation and wedding seasons all rapidly approaching, these items would certainly make great gifts for anyone on your list – or why not treat yourself to something new for no reason at all!

Bell’O Speaker Mantel Shelf with Bluetooth® for 42/50/60-inch TV

The large sound cavity, selectable inputs and Bluetooth® wireless technology featured in the Speaker Mantel Shelf provides the perfect dynamic for a rewarding listening experience and the beautiful espresso color compliments any interior design scheme.

Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Speaker III Cover

Designed specifically to protect the curved edges of the aluminum body of the SoundLink® Bluetooth® Speaker III from scratches or abrasions, these covers are rugged yet stylish. A durable side zipper makes dressing up your speaker easy and a variety of colors shows off your style.

Bulova® Bluetooth® Astor Clock

This mid-century modern mantel clock features a wooden case, ebony oak veneer and silver accents. The incorporated Bluetooth® wireless speaker system lets you stream any type of programming from a smart phone or tablet. Works with Android™ or IOS® software.

Bulova® Bluetooth® Mantel Clock

The graceful curves, polished finish and natural wood grain of this mantel clock add elegance to any home’s décor. The Bluetooth® wireless speaker system lets you stream any type of programming from a smart phone or tablet and hear it from the clock. Quartz movement.

iDevices iGrill Mini Bluetooth® Smart Meat Thermometer

Using this Bluetooth® Smart grilling thermometer, you'll know when your food is ready from your mobile device. Choose from dozens of preset temperature alarms or create your own in the iDevices Connected app based on what you're grilling or smoking and head back inside while your meat cooks.

JBL® Portable Bluetooth® Speaker

The Portable Bluetooth® Speaker feature 7.5W per channel, dual 1.8" transducers with twin passive bass radiators and bass port, digital signal processing, social media mode so up to three people can share music, rechargeable lithium ion battery with up to 12 hours of playback and much more.

LG Electronics 5.1-Channel 1000W 3D Bluetooth® Smart Home Theater System

This Bluetooth® Smart Home Theater System features four tallboy speakers, 3D Blu-ray™ playback and private sound mode. The system is compatible with a variety of audio, video and disc formats. The package includes a remote control, batteries, FM antenna and speaker cable.

LG Electronics Tone+™ Wireless Bluetooth® Stereo Headset

Enjoy a high quality audio experience in stereo sound with the convenience of Bluetooth® technology. Up to 15 hours of talk time and 10 hours of listening time keep you connected socially and musically while at home, at the office or on the go. Wear around the neck for all-day comfort. 

Monday
Apr272015

Merchandise Monday: Happy Mother’s Day!

Moms deserve something special on Mother’s Day (and, let’s face it, every day) and we’ve got everything you need to show your mom just how much you love and appreciate her. From gardening and getting glam to having fun in the kitchen and more, Hinda has the perfect gift to shower every mom with on May 10!

Bright Endeavors Bath Tea Flight & Votive Duo Spa Sampler

 

Wash away your worries with two pods each of Lavender Milk, Lemon Tea and Vanilla Honey-scented bath teas and two glass votive soy candles in Vanilla Honey and Aloe Lily. Bright Endeavors is one of the Helping Hand Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Socially responsible, fair trade.

Brookstone® Perfect Bake™ App-Controlled Smart Baking

Why do some cookies taste better? Because the baker used a good recipe and followed it exactly. That means baking by weight. With Perfect Bake™, you can nix the measuring cups! The virtual bowl fills up on screen as you add ingredients.

Capresso H2O Steel PLUS Water Kettle

Perfect for the mom who loves tea time, this kettle is constructed of stunning stainless steel and features four specific settings to steep different types of teas at the perfect temperature. Also great for brewing French press coffee, making oatmeal and more!

Conair® True Glow® Battery-Operated Cleansing and Beauty Kit

Great for home or travel, this cleansing and beauty system features a 360-degree rotating brush with two speeds – high and low – and three interchangeable attachments for cleansing, gentle exfoliation and moisturizing suitable for face and body.

Diane Katzman Designs Garden Hat

Stylish and functional, this oversize hat will keep the sun out of mom’s face while she’s getting down and dirty in the garden! This natural woven garden hat features a charming cluster of pink and peach flowers and is a delightful way to look great while working the soil!

Diane Katzman Designs Infinity Scarf – Rose

Show mom how much you love her – to infinity and beyond – with this light and airy scarf. Perfect for spring and summer wear, the floral lace pattern adds a feminine touch. It’s pretty in pink and made of 100-percent cotton.  Great for dress-up or casual!

Diane Katzman Designs Scarf - Pink and Purple

Light and lovely with an ethereal water color pattern, this silky polyester scarf is perfect for spring and summer wear! Sultry purples, pinks and lavenders add a dash of color to any outfit. It’s great for casual or dress-up and will compliment any wardrobe!

Faire Collection Tagua Bib Necklace

Organically shaped tagua chips are linked together and finished with a leather tie to make a big statement that’s surprisingly lightweight. Handmade in Ecuador. Faire Collection is one of the Helping Hand Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Socially responsible, fair trade.

Garmin® vívoactive™

From the company that has been developing robust, dedicated wearable technology to improve training metrics for athletes for more than a decade comes vívoactive™, the ultra-thin, lightweight smartwatch that you can wear every day to help you keep a healthy balance between work and life.

Pandora® Mom Charm

Pandora®'s two-tone MOM charm features sterling silver and 14k gold with three fancy pink cubic zirconias and the letters M-O-M wrapped around the charm. The MOM Charm is the perfect gift for mom or grandma on Mother's Day.

Monday
Apr202015

Merchandise Monday: Go Green!

In celebration of all the green that is popping up after the long winter, we thought we’d introduce some “green” products we have in our award assortment. This selection is just a sample of the many eco-friendly, recycled and socially responsible items we have available. When you purchase and use these products, you’re helping to create a more sustainable planet and giving back to those in need. 

GoalZero® Switch™ 8 Kit - Solar Recharging Kit with Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel

Power anything anywhere with the Switch™ 8 Kit – great for use with most USB-powered devices. Switch 8 offers approximately three recharges to your MP3 player, one recharge to your smartphone, 50-percent boost to your e-reader and 25-percent boost to your tablet.

Helping Hand Artisans Silvery Tradition Cuff

Reminiscent of a beautiful English garden resplendent with vines and spectacular blooms, this engraved brass cuff in antique silver-tone finish is sure to delight. Proceeds provide jobs and economic stability where few employment opportunities exist, offering local artisans the freedom to live independently.

Helping Hand Artisans Recycled Cement Tote

Not only socially conscious, but environmentally friendly to boot! Made from recycled Thai cement bags, the Recycled Cement Tote is the ideal companion for a person on the go! The purchase of this Tote supports the fight against human trafficking.

Smart Solar Ashbourne Solar Birdbath

Create a relaxing atmosphere in your garden patio or balcony. It's made of low maintenance resin and recycles water from a hidden reservoir and operates in direct sunlight. No wiring or operating costs - simply install and enjoy!

Smart Solar Tangier Solar Ceramic Lantern - 2 Pack

        Perfect for any outdoor area, these lanterns illuminate automatically at dusk and turn off at dawn. Dual modes feature white or color changing light. No wiring and no assembly required. Includes a convenient hanging loop so that the jar can be hung from your favorite tree, pergola or porch.

Smart Solar Umbrella Series Solar Fountain

Add a touch of whimsy to your garden or patio. This solar fountain operates in sunlight and features water trickling off of an umbrella. One-gallon water capacity, no wires to install and low maintenance with zero operating costs.

Smateria Recycled Motorcycle Seat/Netting Messenger Bag – Small

This stylish and eco-friendly messenger bag made from recycled motorcycle seats and accented with mosquito netting and is both durable and functional. Purchases support artisan families in Cambodia, including daycare and preschool for their children.

Wai Lana™ Eco-Friendly Bamboo Towel Set

This bath, hand and wash towel set is made from 100 percent bamboo, an ecologically sustainable crop. Sumptuously plush, soft and silky, these towels are more absorbent than standard cotton towels and are naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and odor-resistant.