As I write this, I’m sitting on my front porch, enjoying the breeze, listening to the birds chirp, looking at my newly budding plants, and marveling at just how amazing Michigan summer is! I know, I know, it’s not summer yet. But it’s been abnormally hot here, so it feels like it. And if you ask any Michigander, what we wait for all winter long is our amazing summer! Not too hot, not too long, just perfect. So while the view from our North Carolina office is filled with beautiful greenery and majestic mountains (check out our NC Swag ideas here), summer in Michigan is something truly special of its own.
You can’t talk about Michigan summer and not instantly think of water. With all our lakes, great and small, there are plenty of water-based activities for everyone. Swimming, boating, water sports, fishing… the options are endless. So why not give your customers or attendees something super useful to keep them cool on the shore this summer?
The 16oz Contigo West Loop tumbler is vacuum sealed and rated for 12 hours of cold (6 hours of hot if you find yourself enduring a Michigan winter!). The Contigo brand will give you instant credibility and with such a functional item, you’re sure to be remembered.
And since staying cool is so important, don’t forget the Very Kool Cooling Towel, which you simply wet, wring and wear as the PVA material allows cool air to stimulate cooling.
Being comfortable on the beach is also a must, which is why the Beach Blanket Tote Bag is a great corporate gift item. It goes from a lightweight, roomy tote bag to a giant-sized beach blanket that stakes into the ground. Imagine if you gave that to a customer as a thank you or promotional gift? They’d be certain to remember you for years to come (since beach towels are the longest lasting promotional item!)
Have a family-friendly event coming up? Why not provide some fun for all with a 16” Multi-Colored Beach Ball or a Foam Squirt Cannon? Both are sure to please parents and kids alike, and even if your recipients are all adults, who doesn’t love acting like a kid?! With fun items like these, your group is sure to stand out at the company picnic or shoreline event.
I couldn’t in good conscious write a blog post about Michigan without mentioning beer. We have so many great breweries right here in Grand Rapids, but also a ton throughout the state. If you’re a proprietor of one of these fine establishments looking for some cool swag for your on-site store, apparel, bottle openers and koozies are all popular items. But what if you could combine them all?! Check out our Tailgate Hoodie (below), which offers a built in Neoprene beverage holder pocket and detachable metal bottle/can opener. This item is also great for giveaways, corporate gifts and organizations such as fraternities and athletic teams and the perfect item for those cool summer nights. We can add your company logo in the traditional areas- front or back- or get creative and add embroidery to the hood, an applique on the pocket or small imprint on the cuff.
If you have a group of more serious beer enthusiasts, why not give them a branded Beer Tasting Journal? It’s a great way for them to keep track of all the beers they’ve tried, where they tried them and what they liked/disliked about them.
And let us not forget the fantastic Michigan wines, from Traverse City to right here in Grand Rapids, and everywhere in between. If you’re going to be winery hopping, you’re going to want something to carry all your bottles in, like the Insulated Wine Bag. It has sewn-in dividers, a velcro closure, and since it’s insulated, it’s perfect to keep your wine chilled and to protect the bottles from breakage!
I could go on and on about all things Michigan, and all the swag to go along with it! But this is a blog after all, and you would eventually get bored, so I’ll stop here. If you need more great Michigan Swag ideas though, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll come up with the perfect idea for your specific event.