4imprint, LLC

| Updated: January 14, 2021 4 min read

Summer is coming. As the days get longer, all that extra sunshine makes everyone want to head outside, so much so, that 49% of people participate in an outdoor activity at least once each year (PDF). Your brand can get in on the fun when you pair these promotional item ideas with favorite outdoor activities.


49% of people participate in an outdoor activity at least once each year.


We’ve taken seven of the top outdoor activities and paired them with fun giveaways at a variety of price points. So whether you’re looking to thank customers or connect with a group of people at an outdoor event, you’re sure to find a way to make the sun shine just a little bit brighter.


1. Fly a kite

Not only are kites a great excuse to get out and soak up the sun, they’re fun for any age group. They make a great family activity as well. A Delta Dancer Kite not only sets your brand soaring, it’s an extra fun giveaway for an outdoor community event.


2. Hit the trails (or a neighborhood sidewalk)

More than 42 million Americans go hiking every year (PDF), hitting the trails over 600 million times collectively. With all those miles, customers and employees will need a way to hydrate.


More than 42 million Americans go hiking every year.


A Flip Out Sport Bottle with Flip Lid makes it easy to keep water accessible—whether they’re headed out for a long day on the trails, getting some steps in at lunch, or going on a neighborhood walk with friends and family. It also makes a great giveaway for work wellness challenges.


3. Enjoy a picnic

Picnics and barbecues are the favorite summertime activity for more than half of U.S. adults, ahead of going for a walk or heading to the beach.


Picnics or barbecues are the favorite summertime activity for more than half of U.S. adults.


A Crossland® Picnic Blanket helps keep the dirt and the damp away from the food while picnicking at a local park or eating al fresco in their backyard.

This promotional item idea pairs perfectly with your company’s family barbecue or employee picnic.


4. Head to the beach

The beach offers a wide variety of ways to soak up the sun, from playing in the surf to sitting in the sand. A Petite Beach Towel provides a place to rest and a way to dry off after spending time in the water.  Combine it with other beach-related items to create a gift basket for your favorite customers.


5. Spend time on the water

In addition to going in the water, people also enjoy spending time on the water. Whether your customers love fishing, water skiing or just floating down the river, the Floating Keychain will help keep their keys safe. It makes an ideal giveaway for companies that sell boats or other marine-related items.


6. Take time to relax

While hiking, boating and outside sports are great ways to enjoy the outdoors, sometimes it’s nice to just kick back and relax. A Koozie® Kamp Hammock is just the thing for those lazy days of summer. It makes an ideal birthday or anniversary gift for a customer or employee who loves to lounge in their backyard.


7. Pitch a tent

With nearly two-thirds of U.S. households having at least one person who camps, gear that will help people enjoy a few days in the outdoors is sure to attract some positive attention for your brand.


Two-thirds of U.S. households include a person who camps.


The Britton Pop Up COB Lantern with Wireless Speaker adds a twist of tech to light up the night while listening to their favorite podcast or tunes. Use it as a prize to encourage people to share your social media posts.


Send your brand outdoors

Sunny days bring everyone joy—and so can your company with these seven promotional item ideas. Try one of more of these fun promos to get your brand seen again and again.