Do you ever long for the good old days? When times were simpler. Sweeter. Better. Just thinking about days past can boost our mood and flood us with feelings of optimism. And surprisingly, it can even make us a little more generous with our pocketbooks. Perhaps that’s why brands from all sorts of industries are leveraging the power of nostalgia marketing. If your brand wants to jump on the nostalgia bandwagon (or vintage red truck), we’ve got retro giveaway ideas that will bring out all those good old-fashioned feelings.
Vintage hats and apparel
Some things are forever fashionable. And if you’ve shopped popular retailers lately, you already know that what’s old is new again. Case in point: T-shirts imprinted with all your favourite bands, shows and sayings from the past are everywhere. Create your own retro T-shirt when you imprint throwback versions of your logo on an Alternative® Vintage Jersey Slapshot Tee or a Bella+Canvas® 3/4-Sleeve Tri-Blend Baseball Tee. These are great giveaways for commemorating company anniversaries. Another fun way to get people reminiscing about your brand is to share company photos and memorabilia from days past. Increase engagement by asking friends and followers to share their own memories or photographs. Enter participants in a prize draw for a retro promotional item, like the Yupoong® Retro Trucker Cap or Striped Pom-Pom Cuffed Toque.
Paper calendars never go out of style. And nothing says “good ol’ days” like Norman Rockwell images from “The Saturday Evening Post.” People will think of your brand (and all the good nostalgic feels) every time they look at The Saturday Evening Post Calendar. Send these calendars to customers and vendors to help them welcome the new year. Or delight shoppers when you give out The Saturday Evening Post Norman Rockwell Desk Calendar with every purchase. If iconic culture isn’t their thing, a Muscle Car Stick-Up Calendar can also transport them back in time.
Blasts from the past
When you think retro, what springs to mind? An iconic pair of shades? A classic lava lamp? Even if these items weren’t part of your good old days, they’re still cool. Remember those amazing, trend-setting shades Tom Cruise wore in “Risky Business”? Just imagine your entire staff rocking them around town—imprinted with your brand. The Risky Business Sunglasses are a great retro giveaway to add to a new employee welcome basket. Are you looking for something a little different to give the client who has everything? Check out the LED Glitter Rocket Lamp. It makes an excellent gift when you need something that will shine.
Oldies but goodies
From vinyl records and 8-tracks to cassette tapes and CDs—music has taken many different forms over the years. No matter their favourite genre, this oldie but goodie is sure to please. Although it looks like an old-fashioned stereo, this speaker is anything but old—the Vintage Wood Grain Bluetooth® Speaker is an ideal retro promotional item for music enthusiasts and gadget lovers alike. Download your favourite retro mix and send it to your long-time customers—along with this fun vintage gift—to say “thanks for standing the test of time.”
Add some nostalgia to your promotions to get customers reminiscing about good times—and your brand. With retro giveaways, the good old days just keep getting better.