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13 Sunny Promotional Gift Ideas for Spring & Summer

updated: March 26, 2024
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Are you looking for the perfect spring promotional items and summer swag? These spring and summer corporate gifts and giveaway ideas are designed to put a spring in your audience’s step from May all the way through September.

1. Gardening Gifts

Gardening is more popular than ever. Bring your brand into that experience with easily mailable, flat, and lightweight seed paper, or offer herb and veggie seeds to your clients.

Both experienced gardeners and those testing out their green thumb for the first time will find useful gardening, cooking, and fishing ideas combined with handy weather predictions for the season in the Farmer’s Almanac. Add your logo to this guide and make it one of the spring promotional items that help your customers make the most of the season.

Along with gardening, enjoying the delights of our animal neighbors has never been more popular. Consider making bird feeders or binoculars part of your spring promotional ideas and make the most of this new wave of bird watching enthusiasm. Here are some of our favorite plants and gardening gifts:

2. Golf Giveaways

With golf fanatics ready to play and many tournaments planned for summer, now is the time to promote your brand by reaching out to golf lovers. Do just that and stay top of mind with your clients and employees with customized golf giveaways like the Gold Golf Kit or golf towels. Other top gifts include personalized golf polos or golf balls that get your brand seen out on the course.

3. Beach & Pool Accessories

As days grow longer and hotter, Americans crave summer afternoons by the pool and days spent at the beach. A must-have for any beach or pool party is a beach ball. Another popular giveaway that is sure to get a lot of use this summer is the Jewel Colored Beach Towel.

The perfect drinkware companion for summer adventures by the water is the colorful 16 oz Silipint™ Straight Up Pint Glass. It is made of 100% silicone material that will not break, crack, or fade. Keep your favorite drinks cool in the Two-In-One Cooler Duffle that can hold up to 12 cans plus ice.

While out in the sun, it’s also important to encourage and promote sun safety with an imprinted sample or bottle of sunscreen. The popular Clip-N-Go Sunscreen is pocket-sized and comes with a convenient carabiner clip that can attach to your tote bag, cooler, belt loop, or lanyard. Keeping proper sun protection handy helps to decrease the risk of painful sunburns and increase the fun. Give out sunscreen as one of your promotional giveaways for events. Sunscreen makes a great item for healthcare giveaways, sun safety awareness efforts, corporate events, and outdoor events.

Sunglasses also remain one of the most popular categories in promotional products. Everyone needs at least one pair! There are no sizing issues to contend with, as there are with apparel. They are fun, functional, and make an extremely affordable giveaway item. Promotional sunglasses get your brand seen by many eyes, as people wear them everywhere! Crestline offers sunglasses of different styles and many bright colors, the most popular being the stylish Cruise Retro sunglasses. Sunglasses make great wedding favors, student field days giveaways, and promo items for sun safety awareness efforts.

Another great promo idea for beach days is customized towels. Promotional towels generate numerous impressions for your brand and provide multiple uses for recipients. Whether you give out custom cooling towels for hot days or beach towels for a day of swimming, most anyone would be impressed to see your logo imprinted on such a useful item. Towels also make great branded merchandise for waterparks, sporting events, summer camps, and road races.

4. Hiking & Camping Gear

The leaves are coming back and plants are blooming, which means people are going to be heading out to parks and campgrounds for a venture back into the wilderness. Help your clients bring along everything they need from home during their next outdoor adventure with camping and hiking corporate gifts.

Outdoor adventures are meant to be relaxing, and that’s why lightweight and easily-packable portable hammocks are a great giveaway this summer that will surely impress.

Having water readily available is one necessity for any outdoor excursion. Put your logo on a durable water bottle that helps your employees and customers stay refreshed while thinking of you. Include a campfire mug to ensure no one misses out on their morning cup of Joe even while outdoors.

Camp lights and tents are excellent spring gift ideas for employees when they head out into the wilderness for an overnight stay.

5. Air Travel for Vacation or Business

Help clients locate and secure their luggage with a personalized luggage tag.

Make traveling safer for staff members heading out of town with an anti-theft backpack that opens under the shoulder pads to protect belongings like laptops and other tech devices. Packing for a flight will be even simpler for your team members with a promotional toiletry bag.

From using the GPS to get to the airport to locating a digital flight ticket, phones use a lot of battery, and you don’t always have the time to stop at an outlet. That makes a power bank essential for customers or employees trying to catch a flight.

Encourage your staff to relax on their next vacation from the moment the plane takes off with a pair of headphones that have up to 10 hours of playing time per charge.

6. Rain Gear

A nice rainy day might be enjoyable from the comfort of your home, but what if you’re venturing out? Umbrellas are a great way to help your employees stay dry on their way to work and are also useful at protecting against the summer sun.

Forecasts appear to indicate that we are in for some storms this season – don’t let the weather get the better of you or your customer base, add some helpful rain gear like ponchos and rain gauges to your seasonal promotions to make sure we all weather the storm securely.

7. Outdoor Fitness & Yoga

Fitness and yoga gear gifts make great summer promotional items. When the sun breaks through those spring showers, a little bit of outdoor yoga is a great way to expand home fitness options. Turn patios into yoga studios and gyms with spring swag like branded yoga mats and stretch expanders/resistance bands. Set a soothing mood for time enjoyed in the yard with a sound machine and help recipients track their on-the-go fitness efforts with branded pedometers.

During the summer months, custom water bottles and slim and tall can coolers are helpful during outdoor fitness events as people try to stay hydrated. Make sure the recipients of your promotional giveaways stay cool with the Vigo Stainless Insulated Bottle. Its on-trend silhouette and bright colors make it a desirable giveaway for summer events. The bottle keeps drinks cold despite the warm weather and holds up to 16 ounces of water. Customized water bottles are great for sporting events, outdoor activities, festivals, and company outings.

8. Outdoor Events

Live outdoor concerts and events are some of the main reasons to love summer. Help your customers and clients gear up for these events with outdoor-themed giveaways like sunscreen and sunglasses that are stylish while also providing UV protection.

Live events are a ton of fun, but they can also run long. Eventgoers will appreciate you even more if you help them stay cool with summer promo items like water bottles and mini fans.

Ensure the fun doesn’t stop for your employees and customers at their next live event with giveaways like a 9" flying disc. Don’t forget the perfect summer branded merch, the custom printed t-shirts that fans and attendees will want to buy.

Customized reusable tote bags are among the most popular promotional giveaways for outdoor events. Notably, bags generate 1,940 impressions over their lifetime, as reported by ASI’s 2023 Ad Impressions study. Custom imprinted bags are used at school, the office, the gym, and can be used over and over as shopping and grocery bags. Summer is the right time for bag giveaways, especially ones that are built for outdoor use. Our Copacabana Tote is the perfect bag to take to the beach with its mesh sides and spacious main compartment. It’s a great product for beach and boat clubs, retail shops, shopping events,and resorts.

9. Tailgate

An essential part of any sporting event is the pre-game tailgate. Your company or school will be a topic of conversation with giveaways like a cooler bag, camp chair or custom cups imprinted with your logo. One of Crestline’s most popular cooler totes is the Koozie® Six Pack Cooler, which can fit up to six cans or a full lunch. It even has a mesh side pocket to store a bottle or extra can! You can also help attendees get the tailgate started with a bottle opener.

10. Backyard BBQs

Warmer months call for new seasonal recipes to put some spice in our spring. A bamboo barbeque set is just the sort of package promotional experience that can give your clients a boost in their culinary adventures.

When enjoying seasonal fruits to keep the taste of spring in their lives, your clients and customers can keep refreshed with this fruit infuser bottle.

During the summer months, people will be pulling out their grills to bring some tasty variety and outdoor enjoyment to their cooking. Help your audience maximize their grilling versatility with this 5-piece BBQ set.

Barbecues are also a great event to make memories with fun outdoor promotional items. Items like flyers, fans, and beach balls make any outdoor event more fun for everyone. Using them as a giveaway for events ensures that the fun, and your brand impressions, never have to stop. In addition to barbecues, these items are great for corporate and board retreats, weddings, field days, and community events.

11. Picnic Essentials

There’s no better time for a picnic than during the warm summer months, and that’s why picnic essentials are hot items as corporate gifts this time of year. Encourage clients and employees to get outside and enjoy the fresh air with gifts like a picnic blanket or a leak-resistant cooler.

No picnic is complete without the proper eating utensils and food storage bags to make sure everything needed for the meal can be transported with ease.

Include a wine tumbler to keep beverages secure and you’ll have the perfect corporate giveaway for any event.

12. Biking Gear

For any biker (especially in the summer months), hydration is key. A branded bike bottle will help keep both recipients and your brand refreshed.

A lightweight drawstring backpack is a great hands-free way to carry essentials while biking. Everywhere your team members travel, down bike paths or through the city streets, they will carry your brand on their backs.

When biking, it’s important to stay visible on the road. A reflective snap wrist band keeps users safe and seen while the sun descends.

13. Road Trip

During spring break and summer vacations, many people pack up the car and hit the road. That means your customers and clients will need road trip essentials for their drive like a USB car charger and phone caddy to keep their phone charged and GPS in view.

Wireless earbuds with a rechargeable travel case are great giveaways for students or any other vehicle passengers who want to jam out while enjoying the open road.

Encourage employees to relax and stay comfortable on their weekend road trip with a travel pillow & blanket which they can easily pack in the car alongside their computer backpack.

Hosting or attending an event in the summer is a fantastic way to promote your brand and reach out to your community. The better your attendees’ experiences, the more likely they are to do business with you. Make any event one to remember with custom promotional giveaways and branding ideas from Crestline.