Memorial Day is just around the corner. A day set aside to remember and reflect on the fallen soldiers who lost their lives fighting for this country, Memorial Day has taken on much happier undertones over the years. While many people still use the day to celebrate the lives of our nation’s heroes, most individuals consider the day to be the unofficial beginning of summer. Pools are opened, grills are lit, fireworks are set off, and a good time is had by all.
Personally, I look forward to Memorial Day because it coincides with the Atlanta Jazz Festival, a free three-day concert held in Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont Park. I went last year, and even though it rained for the first hour, the place was packed, and the music was incredible. I plan on going back this year, and I will be better prepared in the event of inclement weather.
However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day, creating an event or product to promote your business in tandem with the day is a good way to connect with new customers. And because Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer, I thought it would be appropriate to explore some of our top outdoor and warm-weather promotional products.
Although the pool at my apartment opened this past weekend, I do not think that it will really be warm enough to swim in until around Memorial Day. Some of your customers will likewise hit the pool for the first time this year on Memorial Day weekend. Help them help themselves by handing out custom sunscreen packets. InkHead carries several varieties in both SPF 15 and SPF 30.
As a bald man, I can’t go anywhere in the summer without some kind of hat. Baseball games, the pool, the park—wherever I go, I’m wearing a hat. And thanks to InkHead, I now have several custom caps to keep the sun off my head and out of my eyes.
If you want a giveaway item that your customers won’t soon forget, think about ordering custom sunglasses. InkHead carries a variety of today’s most popular styles, all of which can be customized with your company name or logo.
While it varies with your location, summertime can also mean “monsoon season.” Here in Georgia, idyllic June and July afternoons are often interrupted by quick, powerful rainshowers and thunderstorms. A corporate umbrella will protect your customers or employees from the elements while also displaying your custom logo and artwork.
There’s a reason why water is one of the most prevalent symbols of life. Water bottles are good giveaways almost any time of year, but they really come in handy during the summer months when people head out to the park, pool, or beach.
Speaking of parks, promotional flying discs are good for businesses that want to a convey a fun-loving image. Inkhead has a wide selection of flying discs, ranging from collapsible models to full-size flying discs.
One of my favorite parts of summer eats burgers, chicken, and other sumptuous grilled meats. One of the many personalized BBQ gift sets carried by InkHead would make a good gift for key clients or a coveted door prize for employees at a company picnic.
When the weather heats up, it gets tougher to keep beverages cool, especially when lounging around the pool on the weekends. Do your part and fight warm beer with an order of custom can coolers.
While we’re on the subject of pools, your customers will need something to dry themselves off after swimming a few laps or just floating around for a few hours. Towels embroidered with your company’s logo or name will keep your business on display even when your customers aren’t.
Coolers are great giveaways because they are so useful. Giving customers promotional coolers this Memorial Day will ensure that your brand will get plenty of exposure all summer.
The ten products mentioned in this blog post are just the tip of the iceberg. With a product catalog of nearly 20,000 items, you are bound to find something for your customers here at InkHead.com. If you give your customers a useful gift during a Memorial Day or summertime promotion, they will be sure to see you all season.
Remember, the items featured here are subject to availability. If the item you desire is out of stock, please call us at 800-554-0127 any time between 9 AM and 8 PM ET, Monday through Friday. Any of our Promotions Specialists will be happy to assist you.