Promotional Water Bottles: Which One is Right for Your Brand?
You might have been aware that Quality Logo Products offers a selection of over 23,000 promotional items. What you might not have known is that over 550 of those products are customizable water bottles.
I expect your reaction to be: “Holy guacamole! That’s a frick-ton of water bottles! Where do I start?!”
Don’t worry. I’m here to help you make the first choice in your promotional water bottle journey. The first choice you’ll have to make is what type of water bottle will be best suited for your giveaway. Below are short descriptions of and uses for the four different general styles of water bottles we carry.
Metal Water Bottles. This category includes both aluminum and stainless steel bottles. While you could argue that one material is better than another, they both have the same level of appeal when it comes to being a promotional item. Since these reusable bottles have the longest shelf life, they are best used to promote companies or brands as a whole, and not specific events. The downside is that if dropped, they can dent.
Great uses: General promotion, anniversaries, grand openings, wedding favors.
Plastic Sport Bottles. The least expensive option of all the promotional water bottles, these bottles are nice and flexible and all have easy openings to get water quickly. Plastic bottles are wonderful for special events, especially if they are for a charitable cause. Sport bottles, however, can start to warp if hot liquid is placed inside of them. [Note: I don’t know why you would put hot liquid in a water bottle, but stranger things have happened in the world.]
Great uses: Company picnics, fundraiser walks, special events.
Acrylic Tumblers. Even though many of the tumblers on our site are better suited as travel mugs for coffee, there are a handful of bright and colorful tumblers that are just perfect for holding water. The dual wall insulation in acrylic tumblers means that water will stay cooler longer, and not condense on the side of the tumbler. Many come with straws which keep spilling to a minimum. These should also not be used with hot liquids.
Great uses: Employee rewards, resells for fundraising, general promotion.
Polycarbonate Bottles. Not all polycarbonate bottles feature a screw off lid, but most do. Polycarbonate is plastic, but it is harder and inflexible, unlike the sport bottles. These bottles are ideal if they are going to be in the middle of the action, as they don’t shatter, dent, or puncture from normal use. They are the ideal bottle for athletic events.
Great uses: Fitness events, athletic teams, resells as fan merchandise, tradeshow giveaways.
Still need some help? As always, our customer service representatives are standing by to help you pick out the perfect promotional water bottle for your next giveaway or promotion.
What are some of your favorite promotional water bottles from Quality Logo Products? Have you used water bottles as giveaways before?
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