Holiday gifting allows your company the opportunity to step out of the box and pick a gift that is fun, functional, and relevant to your recipient's lifestyle. A holiday gift that I'm recommending for this year are custom embroidered beanies; a gift that has proven itself among the ranks of style, functionality, and all around likability.
I'm always saying how it's important to look to trends outside of the promotional products industry to see which products will resonate with recipients - and winter beanies do just that. In fact, various styles of knitted beanies has been cited as a 2016 - 2017 winter headwear fashion trend by fashion and style website, Fashionisers.com. Because winter beanies are trending in the fashion world, they're sure to make an impact as custom gifts from your brand this holiday season.Winter beanies are used primarily for keeping you warm during the cold winter months, however, there are many styles of hats to pick from. Here are 8 custom embroidered beanies from our handpicked collection that will make great gifts this holiday season.
1. Toque Double Stripe Hat with Pom
When most people hear the term "winter beanies," I'm sure they picture something like the toque double stripe hat. This one-size-fits-all item is knit with care and comes in the option of six different color schemes to personalize the cap. This winter item has many different embroidery options for personalization. A brand specialist, like me, can help you decipher which embroidery style will look best for your logo and the style of beanie. Your logo will appear in the direct center on the thickly folded brim of this cap. Something to consider: this beanie already incorporates a flair of fashion and fun with the pom pom on top, so you may want to use a subtle version of your logo for embroidery. There is also a version of this embroidered cap without the pom pom, though I've noticed that pom poms are popular among the younger generation.
2. Microfleece-Lined Jacquard Helmet-Tuque
Like many of the caps in this blog, the Jaquard Helmet-Tuque beanie is lined with microfleece for optimal user warmth. However, unlike the other caps, this cap has a truly unique style. There are ear flaps incorporated with fleece strings attached for style purposes or to tie under your chin.
This embroidered beanie is ideal for clients who want a wide variety of colors and patterns to pick from. This cap comes in the option of seven solid colors along with six color pattern combinations. I particularly like the zig-zag pattern style because it looks like a clothing item that would be found in popular apparel stores.
3. Waffle Weave Acrylic Beanie
Here's another style of beanie that one would consider your typical beanie: the waffle weave acrylic beanie. This custom embroidered beanie gets its name from the waffle weave fabric that creates a unique texture to the touch. This hat comes in the choice of five different color options that allow you to alter the main hat color along with the two contrasting stripes around the brim. Your embroidered logo or company letters will appear on the bottom center of the cap.
If you live in an area where the winters are harsh, the polar fleece lining of this cap may be desirable for recipients of this gift. The polar fleece lining ensures that this item does its job and keeps your recipient warm.
4. Slouch Beanie
It is important to keep in mind that the slouch beanie is made more for style than keeping warm during the winter. However, this doesn't mean that it isn't worthy of being a holiday gift! Many people adore the style of slouch beanies and make it a staple fashion item in their fall and winter wardrobes. This solid color beanie keeps it neutral with the choice of light gray, heather black, and regular black.
5. Eco-Friendly Embroidered Beanie
I've covered the wide variety of eco-friendly promotional products that the industry has to offer, but did you know that apparel items can be eco-friendly as well? This eco-friendly beanie is made of 100% recycled acrylic, a material commonly used to make hats and caps. When you embroider your logo on this item and give it away as a holiday gift, your brand is sending the message that you value environmentally friendly practices. Also, recipients that live an eco-friendly lifestyle with be able to further connect with your brand.
6. Ear Flap Beanie
This beanie has a unique style to ensure that your recipients will keep warm during the winter. The ear flap beanie features coverings on the side of the cap made to keep ears warm and covered. In addition to the versatile shape of the cap, this clothing item features a bold color scheme with a contrasting fleece lining and whip stitch. Whip stitch refers to the stitching on the caps brim.
With this cap, your logo has the option to be embroidered in full color on the bottom center of the hat, close to the brim. It is important to consider that this beanie offers ten different color combinations, so style your branding accordingly to mesh with the cap colors.
7. Fine Knit Camo Beanie
The camouflage trend is back in style for winter apparel, according to Good Housekeeping. That means this fine knit beanie is not only fit for the winter with microfleece interior lining, but is also certified stylish. This cap comes with five choices of color combinations for your ideal camo pattern. The camo pattern is the perfect backdrop for your embroidered logo.
8. Knit Fleece Toque
We've been focusing on style for a majority of this blog, so here's a cap that is a great winter gift because of its material. The beanie features a knit shell with an interior fleece lining. The fleece lining works to keep the wearer warm as well as adjusts to fit the wearer. The embroidery of your logo will take place on the outer knit shell directly above the accented brim. Choose from a variety of four color combinations to find a look that matches your company.
Picking the style of your perfect holiday gift is only half the battle. Now, you must look into embroidery options to see which embroidery method works best for the cap you chose. I covered the different types of embroidery available for custom caps to give you an idea of what's available. However, I recommend consulting with a promotional specialist to work out the details of custom embroidered winter beanies.