Top 10 promo products for summer

Spring is in the air, and summer is not far away. The weather is warming up and the footy finals have been and gone. Some early birds have already started putting up Christmas decorations!

If you’re in the market for business promo gear, why not get on board with a summer theme? Here at Express Print & Mail, we have loads of fresh ideas for summer promotional products.

Express Print & Mail has invested in new technology that enables us to print many promo items in house. That means there is no minimum order for some products.

We've partnered with our suppliers to develop a list of our ten favourite promo gift ideas for summer. These fun options will help get your customers and brand outdoors.

Whether you’re getting in early and planning client Christmas gifts, planning something special for staff or looking for memorable giveaways, summertime living is easy with these crowd faves.

1. Branded Beach towel

Get ready for a day on the water with custom branded beach towels. Express Print & Mail can supply a range of towel designs. We love the Mandala beach towel for its on-trend round design and edge-to-edge print capability. If you’re after something more traditional, the Dune beach towel is a great option available in a range of vibrant colours.

Mandala branded round beach towel

Coloured beach towels in a pile, pink towel open with Expo branding

2. Cooler bag

Always a crowd and client favourite, no summer is complete without a convenient cooler bag. Choose from a standard cooler like the brightly coloured 13-litre Aspiring Cooler Bag or the more swanky 16L Iceland Cooler Basket with a modern grey heather-style finish.

Aspiring branded cooler bag - two bags on the grass Cooler basket in grey with metal handles

3. Umbrella

No longer the domain of golfers, sun umbrellas are popping up as must-have summer items. And with storm season upon us in Queensland, now is an ideal time to order custom-branded umbrellas.

We love the 8-panel Cirrus - Elite Umbrellas which come in a two-tone heather finish and can be branded via screenprinting or colourflex transfer. They are the ultimate outdoor accessory, rain or shine!

4. Cheeseboard and knife set

Did someone say cheese? No sunset picnic is complete without a cheese platter. The Montgomery Cheese Board is a perfect size (40 x 20cm) for couples or a small platter. Made from acacia timber, natural variations in the wood mean every board is unique.

The set includes a compact drawer that opens to reveal three cheese knives and a cheese fork. Laser engrave your brand or logo for a classy and practical gift that comes packaged in a black gift box.

Timber cheese board with drawer containing cheese knives

5. Picnic set

Picnics have become the dinner party of choice during the pandemic, a safe way to hang out with family and friends and enjoy some fresh air. All-in-one picnic sets make preparation so much easier. These two options are designed to grab and go with ease.

The Arcadia Picnic Backpack is a superb four-person picnic backpack made from sturdy poly-canvas with a heather style fabric finish. It has a large zippered cooler at the front. The rear compartment opens out to reveal plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses. A wine waiters' knife and salt and pepper shakers are also included.

Grey backpack that opens our into a picnic set with cutlery and glasses

The Hampton Picnic Bag is another picnic set/cooler combo option. The side compartment opens to reveal plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses for four people. This bag has a removable shoulder strap and shorter handles for ease of carrying.

Branding options for both items: screenprint, colourflex transfer or embroidery.

Grey picnic bag with cutlery, napkins and glasses

6. Picnic blanket

Relax under the trees or stars with a comfortable picnic blanket that folds away effortlessly. The Dakota and Colorado picnic blankets are black and grey in colour and feature a water-resistant PE backing.

Branding options for both items: screenprint, colourflex transfer or embroidery.

Dakota picnic blanketBlack and white check picnic blanket folded up with branding on the front flap

7. Golf balls

Did you know that 10% of the Australian population plays golf? It is said to be the most popular club sport in the country. Clients will never forget your business when they tee off with these branded golf balls.

Titleist golf balls are world-renowned and the number one ball on tour. The Titleist Tour Speed golf ball features cutting edge engineering designed to deliver maximum speed on full-swing shots.

The Titleist Tour Soft golf ball delivers a responsive soft feel with a penetrating speed and trajectory to produce consistent flight and commanding distance.

Both golf ball options are presented in boxes of three and an outer box of 12. This product must be ordered in dozens. The balls include Titleist branding and custom branding can be added using pad print technology.

Branded golf ball setBranded soft golf ball set

 

8. Branded reusable water bottles

Send the right message about your brand by encouraging customers to go single-use plastic-free. Here at Express Print & Mail, we can supply a comprehensive range of custom printed water bottles, including Camelbak branded bottles. Get in touch with our team if you have something specific in mind.

We love the bright colours of the Nomad Vacuum Bottle, which features a durable powder-coated matt finish. This versatile bottle will keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours. Choose from 14 different colours and three lid options.

Branding options: screen print, laser engraving, rotary digital print and pad print.

Colourful reusable drink bottles

For something a little different, you can’t go past the Bluetooth Speaker Vacuum Bottle. This stylish 700ml double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle has a quality powder coating matt finish. The bottle will keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours.

It has a secure screw-on lid with a soft-touch handle and a built-in water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that produces high-quality sound.

Branding options: laser engraving or pad print.

Black matt finish water bottle with bluetooth speaker on top

9. BBQ apron

No other pastime defines our relaxed Aussie culture like barbecuing. In fact, up to 75% of Australian households own a barbeque!

A BBQ apron makes the perfect gift and what better way to get your band talked about than during a relaxed Sunday arvo barbie with friends?

Have fun with creative designs on the full-length Carolina Denim Bib Apron. This style is all the rage with celeb chefs and trendy venues. The Carolina comes in denim blue and works well with plain white, light grey or vibrant coloured designs.

Woman in kitchen chopping food wearing denim apron

The Savoy Bib Apron is equally appealing and made from 180gsm cotton twill. It’s a little more versatile when it comes to printing due to availability in grey and black. It has an adjustable neck strap and a large front pocket.

Branding options for both items: screenprint, colourflex transfer, embroidery.

Barista pouring coffee and wearing a branded apron

10. Bluetooth speaker

Your adoring fans can play the soundtrack to their lives on these fun portable Bluetooth speakers.

The Bass Bluetooth Speaker combines quality sound with sustainable design. It is manufactured from natural bamboo surrounded by a combination of organic cotton, hemp and recycled PET.

Branding options: pad print top and middle, or middle only.

Bluetooth speaker made from bamboo

If you’re looking for a fun, small gift that can go places, the compact Nitro Bluetooth Speaker packs a punch. The speaker produces incredible sound volume and clarity for its size and is compatible with all mobile devices that support Bluetooth. It is nicely presented in a magnetic closure gift box with a Micro-B USB cable and an audio cable.

Branding options: pad print to the speaker and/or gift box.

Mini portable bluetooth speakers in various colours with gift box

Want to see some Promotional Product samples? Ready to order?

Our sales team is here to help. We can arrange samples for you to view.

If the item you are looking for is not here, check out our catalogues to see more of the range or give us a call. If you have a particular promotional product in mind, chances are we can source it. 

Contact us on 1800 626 562 or email us for more information.