The Best Promotional Items For Picnics In Spring/Summer 2021

Warmer days are officially coming - and as lockdown restrictions across the country slowly begin to lift, now's the perfect time to think about how you can generate positive brand awareness among your customers over the spring and summer.

With people now allowed to meet outdoors, there's no better theme for your marketing than tapping into those outdoor gatherings that your staff and clients are likely to begin enjoying, from picnics in the park to lazy days spent by the beach.


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And of course, the appeal isn't limited just to those who are preparing to see friends for the first time in a while. Rather, these staycation essentials can also prove hugely practical to couples and families who are thinking ahead to a whole summer of fun. 

What Are The New Guidelines For Meeting Other People Outdoors?

As of March 29th 2021, the government's Coronavirus 'roadmap' has updated to allow for more in the way of outdoors interactions with friends and family.

The updates include: 

  • Gatherings of up to six people - or two households - are now permitted outdoors
  • These gatherings are allowed to take place in public spaces (such as parks) as well as in private gardens
  • Outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis courts and football pitches, are permitted to reopen

Indoor gatherings and indoor sports are still no longer permitted, although these rules should lift as the roadmap progresses. 

So with that in mind, it's safe to imagine that your staff and customers might have plans to meet up with friends and family outdoors over the coming weeks and months, whether it's for:

  • An intimate staff gathering, such as a team picnic or group walk
  • A family BBQ in a back garden
  • A catch-up with friends in the park or at the beach

Whatever those most important to your business have got planned, there are some no-fuss ways you can help them have a great time and ensure your business is at the heart of the action, ensuring your customers are comfortable, content and even protected from those sun rays. 

Read on for a few of our favourite ideas, all ready to be ordered today.

The Best Promotional Picnic Items For Spring/Summer 2021

When it comes to picnic must-haves, they don't come more practical than branded picnic baskets. Printed cooler bags are ideal for keeping your customers' al fresco dining treats in tip-top condition, with a wide range of sizes meaning we've got something to suit every demographic. 

Our Large Fold Away Cooler Bags are a great addition to any spring marketing campaigns you might be planning, and also make a great giveaway for corporate clients, too. Printed with your design in full colour, these branded cooler bags are available in a quartet of colours and are ideal for storing everything from crisps and sandwiches to drinks and desserts.

Whether they're sitting on itchy grass or shivering on a garden chair, you can be confident that your customers will be delighted to receive one of these warm branded blankets. Made from soft fleece material, each of these throws is presented in a neat logo-printed pouch for fuss-free storage. 

Of course, it wouldn't be the Great British spring without an excess of consideration given to the weather. Whether balmy temperatures are on the forecast or not, presenting your customers with promotional caps is a stylish way to help keep them safe in the sun, whilst promoting your logo at the same time. Our Feniks 5 Panel Cotton Cap is a cost-effective pick; available in a wide range of colours, dispatch on these custom caps can be as quick as just five working days. 

We've also got SPF products available to order, too. Items such as our F50 Sun Lotion Tubes feature your branding prominently displayed on the suncream's label, asserting your business as one that cares about its customers' wellbeing. Looking for a cheaper option? Be sure to check out our 4ml F25 Sun Lotion Sachets; prices start from just 52p per unit and they're ideal for a nationwide direct mail campaign.

And finally! Whether your customers are heading to the park, the beach or even just the back garden, these foldable chairs are a must-have. Ideally sized for popping in the boot of a car, they're available to order in two colours and can be printed from just 25 units. Neatly printed with your design in one colour, they're the perfect pick for helping your clients keep comfortable, all season long.

Looking for more seasonal merchandise ideas for your upcoming campaigns? From picnic essentials to must-haves for staycations, our range of summer promotional products has you covered. Need help with finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or send an email to info@totalmerchandise.co.uk! Main image via Unsplash. 

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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