Matching your promotional merchandise will mean that your marketing will be useful as it will be your product that will benefit them in certain situations such as on a cold snowy day or for summer BBQs. A lot of companies like ourselves gift our top customers with Christmas goodies at the end of the year, however, creating seasonal merchandise will show that you are thinking of your clients all year round. It is also a fantastic way to show your creative side because you will be handing out relevant, fresh products to fit each season!
As we are already well into winter, I’d like to echo our page on winter promo merch that we wrote last year here. Here we discuss an overview on all things cold weather appropriate so definitely give this a check once you are done reading this blog. As we have already spoken about winter, I will briefly touch base and mention some of our fave products for this time of year...
The North Face Bones Recycled Beanie
One of the popular choices from well known brand The North Face, who are a brand people already know and love, the Bones Recycled beanie is made from 100% recycled (polyester) fabric. These beanies will be perfect for those chilly mornings whilst your de-icing your car as they will keep your head and your ears warm thanks to its polyester fleece ear band. A brilliant product for those who are eco conscious as these are kinder to the environment!
Touch Screen gloves
Superb for those who are tied to their phones, these gloves have three grey fingers tips which allow the user to use their smart phone or tablet with ease.
They are available in red, black and royal blue and can be branded on one or both hands with embroidery.
Stevenger fleece blanket
This fleece blanket is great to store in the back of your car boot for emergencies. They come with a nylon handle which keeps it tucked away. They come in six colours (blue, orange, red, yellow, white and black). The nylon strap can be branded either side with a screenprint, screen transfer, or digital transfer and you also have the option to embroider your logo in the corner of the blanket.
It is also worth mentioning that we, of course have Christmas in winter. Even if you don’t celebrate it, lots of businesses use December to send thank you gifts to customers to show their appreciation. It’s a long way away now but if you’d like some promo merch gift ideas for Xmas, check out Sarah’s blog here!
Spring officially starts on the 20th March. The clocks go forward on the 29th of March, meaning the days will be getting lighter! Put a spring into your marketing step with our top promo merch for this season!
Spring is a perfect time for gardening! Seed sticks are good for those who are environmentally conscious! They are popular with schools, charities, garden centres. Each book contains a set of sticks that will grow once planted in soil. These are a fun promotional item as you can go completely bespoke with these with custom printing, bespoke shapes and your choice of seeds (range includes herbs, flowers, vegetables, fruits and tress). We also do seeded paper business cards which makes for a fantastic conversation starter. If you are a school, we would suggest sprout pencils which can be planted after use.
Spring can be very unpredictable with the weather, though April is notorious for being a rainy month!
Paulus foldable poncho in pouch
Handy on those weather erratic days, the Paulus foldable poncho comes supplied with a hood to keep you dry on those drizzly days! They come in five colours: black, navy, red, white and yellow and have a large branding area to the pouch.
From folding, golf, walking, we have them all! Our most popular brolly is the Promo-Matic. There are 32 fabric colours that you can choose your pick from but if you have a unique colour in your logo we would suggest that you pay a little more to go for Pantone matching to be on brand! You can brand on the panels, the fabric sleeve that they come supplied in, the tie wrap and you can even choose to brand with a domed decal on the bottom of the handle.
Berghaus Prism Micro Polartec Fleece
Berghaus is one of the best loved outdoor clothing brands and like The North Face, is becoming more popular for casual every day wear also. Berghaus is a house hold name, people who enjoy outdoor activities trust.
Polartec fleeces are made from a soft synthetic fabric which allows warmth without feeling weighted. There is a half zip at the chest which is fab for when those walks get a bit much and need a cool down!
Americano Cortado 300ml Tumbler
Freshen up your marketing with these stylish Americano Cortado’s. These stylish tumblers come in lots of bright colours such as aqua, green, lime, magenta, orange, yellow and purple as well as some more corporate colours: black, two shades of blue, white and red (you can mix and match the lid and silicone grip colours to fit your brand).
Popular for indoor or outdoor use, bean bags are great to sit and relax on. They are made from a hard-wearing polyester fabric with a fire retardant polystyrene bead filling. They come in a range of shapes and sizes. There is a no minimum order and these are fully customisable as we can colour match and use photographic quality prints.
Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th February, it makes for a great excuse to work on your customer retention. Check out my blog on spreading the love for Valentine’s Day here.
Easter: Easter falls on the 12th of April this year and it’s perfect for those who have a sweet tooth! For those who are looking for some confectionary ideas, here is my Easter blog:
Eid: An important holiday for Muslims, Eid marks the end of Ramadan. Just like Christmas, we can supply (Halal) chocolate Ramadan countdown calendars! If you aren’t interested in a calendar, we can also cater for a range of requirements including Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free with other confectionery!
The summer solstice falls on the 20th of June this year, meaning this will be the longest day of 2020. It seems like it was a long time ago now but if you can remember summer of 2019, you will note that places in the UK reached 30c-38c and most of us were basking in the glorious sunshine!
Summer is a good time to make your marketing sizzle by providing summer themed products to your clientele. Here are some of our top summer related products:
Who doesn’t love a picnic?! This product conveniently comes supplied with a twenty five piece picnic set including cutlery for four people, all tucked into a handy rucksack!
Brand your logo to the front panel with up to a 4 colour print.
Dox 3-piece BBQ cooler bag
A must have for those hot summer days, this cooler bag comes with a 3 piece BBQ set stored in the front compartment.
They have a low minimum order quantity and can be branded to one or two pockets.
Reusable bamboo travel cutlery set
To go with your picnic, why not get some branded reusable cutlery!
Bamboo has really become a hit as of late as it is a more eco-friendly alterative to other materials. Using bamboo straws and cutlery can reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfills so choosing a bamboo made product will show that your business wants to make a difference and will create a positive future for our planet! Should you want to get rid of these, they can be decomposed, so they won’t pollute the environment! The set includes a spoon, knife, fork and straw (with a brush to clean) and they are presented in a canvas travel pouch. The pouch can be branded with a screen transfer or digital print and the cutlery itself can be engraved.
Clip-clap Bluetooth speaker
A great tech product to have on you when you’re going for a walk or have an outdoor event. This small, but powerful speaker has a built-in clip which makes this ideal for on the go use. It comes in four colours: black, white, red and royal blue.
A great promotional product as these can take a full colour digital print to the speaker grill.
Fab for those offices that have a roof garden or anyone hosting summer events! We can brand these with a full colour dye sublimation print so they make for a great marketing campaign as you can go all out with the design. There is a no minimum order on deck chairs so if you have a smaller budget, this works well! They have a short lead time of 3 to 5 working days and can even be produced on an express service.
Ralli bottle opener
These are our go-to bottle openers! They come in a number of colours: amber, black, green, purple, royal blue, red and silver. We like these as they have a sleek design and they have a split ring attachment so great to put on your keys! They make for a great giveaway item as they are cheap and cheerful!
Swiss Peak RFID duffle
Whether you’re travelling for business meetings or jetting off for a well earned holiday, this RFID duffle bag is ideal as it is the ultimate getaway bag! Featuring a protected padded 15.6” laptop compartment, a side shoe compartment and a large main compartment with RFID protected pockets. We recommend branding this with embroidery for an executive look but if you have more than one colour in your logo, it can also be branded with a screen or digital transfer.
We can supply full colour printed towels which allows for a beautiful result as you can use photographic images. These towels are microfibre on the printed side and soft cotton side. Available in three sizes: hand, bath and beach.
The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping. It’s time to wrap up warm and get your branded travel mugs out!
The Americano travel mug range
Being British, we love our tea! The Americano travel mugs are one of our top selling products as they come in a variety of sizes, styles and colours. Each mug has double walled insulation with twist on lids. Just like the Cortados I mentioned earlier, you can mix and match colours to create your perfect combination. The Brite range allows you to brand with a full colour wraparound design.
Heat packs are brilliant for those who use public transport to get to and from work as once activated, they can heat up to over 50 degrees in under 30 seconds. They are re-usable so are a great promo product that will be used time and time again and it will leave a good impression when the user uses this in their time of need!
Hot Choc spoon
A lot of people associate Autumn/Winter with hot chocolate as this is when it’s starting to get cold and all the big coffee suppliers have their brand new hot chocolates out! With these spoons, you choose between a solid block of delicious milk or dark chocolate and all you need is a mug, some milk and a microwave! With these you brand the full colour information card supplied at the top of the bag.
Berghaus Deluge Pro Shell Jacket
A jacket for all elements! The 2 layer Hydroshell fabric gives the user waterproof protection, whether it’s a light drizzle or a downpour and also includes an adjustable hood.
Halloween: Halloween is a great time to bring some tasty treats into your marketing campaigns! These Halloween foiled balls come supplied in an eco-friendly pot made from plant based materials so once the goodies have been eaten, the user can dispose them in a commercial food waste recycling. They are branded with a full colour paper wrap and the lead time for these is 2 weeks.
For more spookily great marketing ideas for this holiday, check out Sarah’s blog on all things Halloween related.
Keep your marketing fresh by coordinating it with each season! Why not drop our sales team an email for more ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0118 9665207.