Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2015, but we've updated our list with fun new items for the summer of 2016. This is just a small sampling of what we offer--don't miss our Summer Promo Collection for even more great ideas.
With summer fast approaching, companies are scrambling to find the best seasonal promotional products that will make a lasting impression on their customers. It’s important to choose items that are appropriate for hot weather, yet serve a meaningful use.
Clients are always asking my opinion regarding custom promotional products this time of the year, so I’ve made a list of my 10 favorite summer promotional items.
1. Custom Coolers
Coolers allow for a day full of refreshing fun in the sun for employees, customers or prospects. This 12-can convertible cooler features a fully insulated waterproof main compartment that holds 12 cans plus ice. It also has two large zippered front pockets for extra storage; two zippered end pockets; a removable cooler lining to make cleaning easy; a padded hand wrap; and an adjustable shoulder strap.
2. Branded Beach Balls
Beach balls are a fun way to promote your company during the summer months. These printed beach balls will add fun and energy to your client’s brand during their event on the beach or a day of outside activities.
3. Personalized Flip Flops
I'm always looking for a pair of these to slip on when the days are long and the weather is hot. These personalized flip flops are one of my favorites because they come in multiple different colors and are a promotional item that your employees can get great use out of.
4. Promotional Drink Koozies
Keep summer beverages cool and fresh! Drink koozies are popular promotional items that are great for company sporting events and picnics. Imprint your logo on two sides of the collapsible can or zippered bottle styles that come in a variety of colors.
5. Customized Sunglasses
These promotional sunglasses are one of my favorite summer promotional products because they come in fun, neon colors and have a superior, high quality look. Everyone has a use for them, whether it be spending the day outside or driving on a sunny afternoon. Great for outdoor events!
6. Branded Surf 'n Sport Set
This is a two-for-one product perfect for outdoor summer events. The Surf 'n Sport Set comes with a pair of branded sunglasses placed inside a 20 oz. water bottle. With a variety of bright colors available, this product is a unique way to showcase your brand while celebrating summer.
7. Promotional Beach Towels
Customized beach towels are effective summer promotional items for pool parties or beach getaways! Style your customers’ summer outings with this beach towel outfitted with your logo on the finest, most comfortable cotton.
8. Customized Sunscreen
Prepare your customers for sun safe fun with this portable lotion and sun protective lip balm. I love this summer item because it’s practical and fits perfectly in a small beach tote or purse.
9. Personalized Mini Fans
These personalized mini fans are convenient for crowded, outdoor events like concerts. I’d even use it while on a walk or run! They’re especially popular because of their small size for maximum transportability without compromising brand exposure.
10. Custom Beach Tote
This handy, durable Rope-A-Tote beach bag is the ultimate vacation companion! This bag features two large outside mesh pockets, a zippered front pocket, zippered inside pockets, and 22" rope handles with fabric-covered grips. Offered in several classic color choices, have your company name or logo imprinted on the surface for a customized gift or promotional giveaway!