Once upon a time, branded drinkware was a fun, useful promotional item—but it may soon become essential travel swag, just like business apparel, charging cables and laptop bags. In summer 2019, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) prohibited vendors and restaurants from selling single-use plastic water bottles to customers. And more locations are likely to follow suit, as the use of one-time plastics is being discontinued in businesses and cities across the nation and around the world.
The good news: Gearing up your team with reusable water bottle giveaways not only shows off your brand, it also shows that your staff (and your company) is up on the latest in eco-friendly trends. And opportunities to get a water refill in airports are plentiful. Just take the empty drinkware through security, then top it off a refilling station, water fountain or restaurant.
To help you keep your employees hydrated and hip as they hit the road, we’ve put together a list of some of the latest reusable drinkware your team members will want to add to their list of must-have travel swag.
Drinkware for the bumps in life
When you give your on-the-road employees travel gear, it’s important to remember the potential for bumps in the road. The h2go® Concord Vacuum Bottle is the perfect choice for planes, trains and automobiles—its tethered screw-on lid is impossible to lose when your employees hit turbulence or a pothole in the road. And the wide variety of colors lets you select the one that best matches your brand.
The CamelBak® Chute Mag Tritan Bottle is also designed to keep caps from going missing, with a magnetic handle and tether that keeps the cap in place.
Drinkware for every beverage
Employees who need a hot coffee in the morning followed by a drink of cold water in the afternoon will appreciate the Contigo® Byron Travel Tumbler. This tumbler makes a great anniversary gift for sales reps who need water post-workout and coffee close at hand as they travel from city to city.
The mug for every employee
Of course, your employees don’t need branded drinkware only for traveling long distances. For team members who need a mug that can handle rough conditions at a worksite, consider the Stanley® Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug. It makes a great first day on the job or holiday party gift for employees that spend a lot of time in the field.
Keeping staff hydrated at every workplace
Give your employees reusable water bottle giveaways to carry their beverage and your logo on the road, to the office or to their next worksite. It’s the travel swag that shows you care about your team.