12 Cold Weather Promo Ideas That Really Work
Ah, February. Besides being known for football and valentines, the second month of the year is also one of the coldest for much of the country. With all the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, it’s an ideal time to take advantage of the many winter-themed promotional products out there. Whether you’re sending gifts to customers or thanking your employees for their hard work, here are a few wintry ideas for your business:
To keep your customers and your employees warm as they travel through ice and snow, consider the Nice N Cozy Fleece Gift Set. In this set, a fleece cap, scarf, and pair of mittens all come in a matching drawstring pouch. Plus, the mittens are actually fingerless gloves with mitten tops! For a non-fleece alternative, try the warmth and coziness of the Hat and Scarf Set.
Winter and cold weather also mean icy windshields. Ice scrapers are great promotional products, since they are inexpensive for you yet practical and useful for those who receive them. We have lots to choose from, but I’d suggest the Large Fluorescent Ice Scraper for a pop of color while clearing off those windows. Also, the Small Ice Scraper with Visor Clip may not be as big, but this one you can attach to your car visor for convenience.
But who wants to go outside when it’s cold anyway? Give your customers a reason to curl up by the fire with a Sweatshirt Blanket. Like the name says, the blanket is made of a fleece sweatshirt material, and it comes in a variety of colors. If you’re looking for a more budget-conscious option, the All Occasion Blanket is another good choice. Want sleeves with your snuggling? The Snuggle Me Micro Coral Fleece Blanket has giant sleeves as well as a front pocket.
Another great idea for winter promos is hot chocolate. I love the Ghirardelli Gift Set—you get Ghirardelli cocoa mix, a few squares of Ghirardelli chocolate, and a leather-bound stainless steel thermos to carry your toasty drink wherever you go. For a less costly alternative, consider creating your own hot chocolate gift set by combining Libation Instant Hot Chocolate packets with a colorful mug. You might try the Europa Mug, an elegant-looking 12-ounce cup available in several colors (as well as white). Throw a few packets into each mug and give them to customers and employees. Remember, the mugs will be appreciated long after the cold weather disappears.
Finally, try handing out a few games your customers can play while cooped up inside during snowstorms and freezing temperatures. The Playing Card Set contains two decks of cards as well as a pencil and pad of paper for keeping score. If you want more variety, go with the Lifestyle 7-in-1 Desktop Game Set. A deck of cards, dice, dominoes, and supplies for checkers, chess, backgammon, and cribbage are all included.
With products like these, your customers and employees will make it through the winter—and remember your name as well!
Which winter promo item is your favorite? What other cold weather items do you think belong on this list?
When not writing for the blog, Rachel is a data entry specialist at QLP. She spends most of her free time consuming a variety of geeky TV shows, movies, and books, as well as funny cat videos and other Internet oddities. Otherwise, she moonlights as an editor for a literary magazine and tries to spend as much quality time as she can with friends and family. You can also connect with Rachel on Google+.