When it comes to choosing promotional water bottle giveaways, there are so many options—sizes, materials and colors—that it can be overwhelming. We wanted to make things a bit easier, so we checked in with our resident water bottle expert, Mae, in the Merchandising Department.
Here are some of her recommendations on drinkware trends:
Here for the long haul
With renewed interest in removing plastic from the world’s waterways, a reusable water bottle is sure to strike a chord with your customers. One-time use plastic bottles are out. So, score big points with the green crowd by going for something long lasting. “Drinkware is one of those promotional items that is reused again and again, especially your favorite one—and we all know that we have a favorite one,” Mae said. “Reusable bottles come in all kinds of materials, so it is easy to pick the one that works for your promotion and budget.” PET plastic, aluminum and stainless steel are three of the most popular materials.
Top-selling reusable customized water bottles include the Halcyon Water Bottle with Flip Straw, which comes in clear or a variety of translucent colors, he brilliant stainless steel Pacific and Lil’ Shorty Aluminum Sport Bottles, which feature a carabiner clip for easy portability, and the durable 26 oz. Guzzle Stainless Bottle, which comes in five fun colors.
For a more upscale gift, consider a vacuum-insulated bottle that will retain hot or cold temperatures longer. Take a look at the Thor Vacuum Bottle—it can be screen printed or laser engraved—or the h2go® Pilot Vacuum Bottle, which holds 21 oz.
Brand with bottles
“Our best-selling brand in water bottles is also one of my favorites and one that you can get only from 4imprint: Refresh®,” Mae said. It’s available in recycled PET plastic, aluminum and vacuum-insulated stainless. We also offer well-known retail brands, such as CamelBak® and Contigo®, so you can pair up for a big-brand marketing opportunity. “4imprint is adding new drinkware brands all the time, so make sure you check them out for designs that fit the latest trends.”
The low-cost Refresh Clutch Water Bottle comes in a huge variety of colors and lid styles. The upscale CamelBak® Chute Mag Tritan Renew Bottle resists shattering and includes a high-flow, screw-on lid with magnetic handle and tether to stow the cap while drinking. Another upscale promotional water bottle giveaway is the Contigo® Chug Chill Vacuum Bottle. This 20 oz. water bottle has a push-button autospout lid with a spout shield and locking mechanism. Any of these bottles would be a refreshing way to share your brand.
Put a lid on it
Refreshment’s just a sip away with any promotional water bottle, but it’s the lid that can make all the difference. According to Mae, our best-selling design is the push/pull lid. The Sport Bottle with Push Pull Lid comes in a myriad of colors, including the ID version, available only at 4imprint, that allows its owner to write a name on it.
But flip-top lids are fairly popular with customers, too. Check out a few of these flip-top choices: low-cost (and available only at 4imprint!) Refresh® Surge Bottle with Flip Lid, the Sip & Flip Aluminum Bottle in metallic or glossy colors, or the Flip Out Sport Bottle that can include an infuser for a fruity twist on their favorite beverage.
Hydration is key
“Our best-selling drinkware capacity is 20 to 26 oz., but we have many different capacities in our sport bottle offerings, so we are able to fill whatever needs that you may have,” Mae said. If you’re looking for something small, the 6 oz. McCoy Flask makes a great milestone or thank-you gift. If you want a fresh look, check out the 10 oz. h2go® Lure Vacuum Bottle. And if you’re looking for a real thirst quencher, the Igloo® Vacuum Jug offers 36 oz. of hydration.
With promotional water bottle giveaways of all sizes, materials and colors, your customers are bound to flip their lids for these gifts.