The summer months bring people joy for a variety of reasons. Some enjoy not having to wake up for an 8 AM class anymore, others enjoy not having to layer up to brave the weather, and some enjoy the fact that the sun is up for longer than 8 hours during the day.
One of the reasons I love summer is because it means my family and I go camping on the weekends to relax and hang out together. We’re not the only ones — chances are, you have customers or clients who love to camp, too! If you really want to get their attention, give them a promo item they can use while they’re out in the great outdoors. You’ll have a customer for life, because campers are notorious for their loyalty!
Check out which promo items this camper would recommend:
Unless you camp at an electric site (yes, they do exist), you aren’t going to have any light when the sun goes down. Your camping customers rely on flashlights, and these custom Sherpa Camping and Safety Lanterns will be extremely useful! They can set them a picnic table and light the area to avoid running into anything.
But, if they do get a minor scrape or cut…
These Frosty Clipper First Aid Kits will get them back enjoying the campfire and s’mores in no time! Each promotional first aid kit includes: 2 snips, 1 small telfa pad, 1 insect sting wipe, 1 packet of antibiotic ointment, 4 bandages, 1 packet of aloe vera gel, 2 antiseptic towelettes, and 1 first aid guide.
They’ll be up and raring to go for that hike they planned the next morning with their Daytripper Backpack. Whatever goodies they want to bring along on a hike, bike ride, or beach run, these screen-printed backpacks will keep the contents safe and within reach! Energy bars, water bottles, maps, compasses — all can come along for the adventure. Not to mention, it’s unisex in style so that men and women can carry it without any eye-rolling or sighs of exasperation.
Is hiking not your customers’ thing? Then they’re probably a fan of chilling out by the campfire instead.
Check out The Big Lounger for “campfire potato” customers. These custom chairs are great for larger budgets to give away to a select number of clients or for your top employees to have as a thank-you. Trust me, there’s nothing nicer than sitting by the campfire with a freshly made s’more under a full moon and a sky full of stars. Your logo is screen printed for a truly custom look that will have your competitors salivating at your awesomeness!
Your customers may feel a chill while they’re sitting under the stars. Which would mean that…
A Rollup blanket is a thoughtful idea! These promotional blankets are easy to roll up and pack without taking up much space in a car trunk. They’re great to bring along on picnics as well to keep dry while sitting on the grass. After the camping trip, they can be taken to sporting events when the sun goes down and the stars come out. If the stars aren’t shining because of rain clouds rolling in, then it’s a good thing to hand out a way for them to keep dry.
These On The Go Ponchos are perfect for when the rain drops start to fall. They’re great to keep in a glove compartment or in a backpack when you don’t feel like carrying around an umbrella! Your brand’s logo is on the front and center of the packaging so there won’t be any confusion in regards to who handed out these incredibly functional promo items.
Another promo item that will save your customers when the weather turns on them is…
The Waterproof pouch, which I know first-hand is smart to give out and even smarter to use. Last summer when my parents and I were camping, we had two days of straight rain. It wasn’t too bad, but in the process my dad’s cell phone got wet and no amount of rice could revive it. If only we had this customized waterproof pouch, his phone would have survived! These pouches are great to take to the beach as well and keep money, cell phones, car keys, whatever small knick-knacks you want dry and not fried. While you’re at the beach you may get a bit peckish and a salty snack and ice cold drink would really hit the spot.
When you get hungry and thirsty…
Just pull out the 6-pack cooler and silence your hunger! These promotional coolers are great to pack lunches, too, when you feel like venturing away from your campsite for the day. Your customers will love that they can do some exploring without having to worry about where or when they’ll get their next meal. Your imprint is featured front and center on these promotional coolers, so your brand’s name won’t be ignored.
While you’re enjoying the beach…
Don’t forget to bring along a Soap Sheet Dispenser to keep yourself healthy and germ-free! Lord only knows what’s in the sand below your feet, so before you bite into that delicious apple or peach, make sure your hands are clean. These custom soap sheets are easy to slide into a back pocket to always have on hand. After all, when you’re camping, you’re not always near running water and soap.
I’m the first to admit, camping is not for everyone. But for those who enjoy it will love any of these promo items as a thank you or as a quick giveaway. You’ll increase your brand’s awareness and make sure the maximum amount of people see your logo (campers are by nature a very close bunch, the whole having a campsite twenty feet from your neighbors helps quite a bit).
Are you a camper or do you prefer ‘glamping’? Do you have a favorite item that was left off this list? What do you love most about summer? Sound off below!