Must-Have Merch for Your Brands Spring/Summer Marketing

Warmer and longer days are officially coming! So now is the perfect time to consider how your business is going to generate positive brand awareness throughout the spring and summer of 2022.

That's why we're highlighting some of the very best seasonal promotional products that are sure to shine a light on your logo.


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Our collection of spring and summer promotional products includes best-selling customer favourites, new products and essential seasonal marketing gift ideas. Whether you're after products that can be used on a day-to-day basis, grab attention at events, or even letterbox-friendly items for direct mail campaigns, we've got it all!

Read on to discover the must-have merch for your marketing this spring and summer...

Let's Go to the Beach: Beach Items to Make a Splash 🏖

With approximately 270 million recreational visits to English coasts and beaches each year - a recent study conducted by BlueHealth has found - it wouldn't be a surprise if some of your customers or colleagues are planning a trip or two to the seaside. With that in mind, let's take a look at the items that will get your brand to the beach.

1. Bondi Beach Balls

Spring/summer vibes level: ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Lead time: seven to ten working days from proof approval.

Whether you post them to clients, put them in event goodie bags or choose to hand them out in-store at the end of transactions, these printed beach balls are ideal for ensuring your branding has a presence in their lives all summer long. 

2. Zippered Beach Tote Bags

Spring/summer vibes level: ☀️☀️☀️☀️

Lead time: seven to ten working days from approving your proof.

These durable and high-quality promotional tote bags are perfect for carrying all the important items for a trip to the sea, featuring a zipped closure to ensure items are safe and secure. These branded beach bags boast a large print area for your custom design, ensuring all eyes will be on your logo with every use.

3. Fold Up Beach Mats

Spring/summer vibes level: ☀️☀️☀️☀️

Lead time: 10 working days for proof approval.

These personalised beach mats are brilliant for any visit to the beach! When rolled and zipped up, the handy carry strap makes them easy to transport to and from the seaside; and they're just as easy to unroll to use.

Pick the Right Seasonal Merch with Picnic Must-Haves 🧺

The British picnic saved the lockdown summer of 2020 and their popularity hasn't declined since! Whilst our eating and drinking habits at a picnic may have changed somewhat over the years, the joy we get from the experience certainly hasn't. So whether you're planning a team picnic lunch or looking to gift your employees with an item they can enjoy outside of work, look no further than our selection of picnic essentials.

1. Picnic Basket Cooler Bags

Spring/summer vibes level: 😎😎😎😎😎

Lead time: 10 working days from artwork approval.

Perfect for any outdoor get together, these personalised cooler bags are made from 320D polyester and feature aluminium frames, handles with foam grips, foil-lined, and a zip closure. Printed with your business name or logo to the lid for maximum impact.

2. Fleece Blanket with Pouch

Spring/summer vibes level: 😎😎😎

Lead time: seven working days from proof approval.

OK, so they may not be tartan... But they do make brilliant picnic blankets. Each comfortable fleece throw is complete with a separate nylon pouch which is printed with your custom design.

3. Metal Bottle Opener Keyholders

Spring/summer vibes level: 😎😎😎

Lead time: three working days from proof approval (up to 2,000 units)

These branded bottle opener keyrings are engraved with your logo for a permanent, long-lasting practical adverting opportunity at a great low price to suit all budgets. Each is complete with a metal split ring fitting for quick and easy attachment.

Be A Sport with Branded Sports and Exercise Items 🚴

Whether it's kicking a football around the park, playing volleyball at the beach, or going on a bike ride around the neighbourhood, spring and summer are great times of the year to get outside and active. That's why our range of logo printed sports and exercise products are a brilliant choice for your seasonal promotions.

1. Inflatable Footballs

Spring/summer vibes level: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Lead time: 10 working days from proof approval.

Our promotional Inflatable Footballs are perfect for almost any seasonal or sporting campaign and demographic. Supplied deflated, these printed blow-up footballs are great for direct mail campaigns and are easy to transport for the end-user.

2. Recycled Plastic Turbo Pro Flying Discs

Spring/summer vibes level: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Lead time: 15 working days from approving your artwork (on a white flyer and up to 2,500 units)

In the style of the frisbee, our Eco Turbo Pro Flying Discs are a classic source of entertainment at the beach, the park or even your own front garden. Certain to send your brand soaring far and above the competition, especially as they're made from recycled plastic!

3. Full Colour Polyester Bike Seat Covers

Spring/summer vibes level: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Lead time: 10-15 working days from proof approval.

Ideal for any bike hire company, these bike seat covers can keep your brand in the hands of your customers even after they've enjoyed their bike ride! They're equally as good as event giveaways, direct mail campaigns, or even gifts to your cycling enthusiastic employees.

For Mobile Logo Visibility Choose Branded Seasonal Clothing 👕

The time of year many Brits look forward to, packing the woolly hats and thick knitted jumpers away and replacing them with cool, sunshine-friendly items of clothing. So, help your customers and colleagues kit their spring and summer wardrobe out with the best branded corporate clothing.

1. Fruit of the Loom Valueweight T-Shirts

Spring/summer vibes level: 🕶 🕶 🕶 🕶

Lead time: seven to ten working days from approving your proof.

Available in a rainbow of colours, boasting a large print area, made from lightweight materials, all at budget-friendly prices - what's not to love?

2. Sun Ray Sunglasses

Spring/summer vibes level: 🕶 🕶 🕶 🕶 🕶

Lead time: six working days from artwork approval.

Our branded Sun Ray Sunglasses feature category three lenses which are compliant with EN1856 and UV 400, ensuring maximum protection from sunlight and all the while advertising your logo!

3. Twill Bucket Hat

Spring/summer vibes level: 🕶 🕶 🕶 🕶 🕶

Lead time: seven working days from approving your proof.

These trendy branded bucket hats are synonymous with summer events such as festivals and concerts. Not only will they promote your logo in a fashionable light, but they will also keep your logo on display for years to come!

If you're feeling inspired to get your brand out and about this spring and summer, look no further than our range of seasonal promotional merchandise. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email info@totalmerchandise.co.uk today. Main image via Unsplash.

Written by

David Stoddart | Co-Founder and Systems Director

As our co-founder and Systems Director, David has close to two decades of expertise within the promotional merchandise industry, with a specialist focus on our systems and processes. Under the guidance of David and the other co-founders, Total Merchandise has become one of the UK's leading suppliers of promotional products. With his finger on the pulse of both the industry and in-house activity, David oversees technical operations and prides himself on the 5* experience we offer suppliers and customers. Passionate about photography and off-road driving, he can often be found with his camera in hand or listening to a wide range of music genres.

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