Stay Hydrated, Stay Branded: Promotional Drinkware Perfect for the Summer

Summer has arrived and temperatures are rising, there’s one essential accessory that everyone needs to beat the heat: drinkware. But in addition to providing refreshment, drinkware also presents a fantastic opportunity for businesses to promote their brand. Whether it’s at outdoor events, corporate gatherings, or simply as giveaways, promotional drinkware serves as a constant reminder of your brand’s presence. So, let’s dive into the world of promotional drinkware and explore ten types that are perfect for boosting brand awareness this summer.

Water Bottles

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When it comes to staying hydrated, nothing beats a reusable water bottle. These come in various materials such as stainless steel, plastic, or glass, and can be customized with your company’s logo or message. Whether your customers are hitting the gym, going for a hike, or simply commuting to work, branded water bottles are a practical and eco-friendly choice. These collapsible water bottles are quite popular with Gen Z’ers.


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Perfect for keeping both hot and cold beverages at the desired temperature, tumblers are a popular choice for summer promotions. Whether it’s a refreshing iced coffee or a chilled smoothie, branded tumblers ensure that your logo is on full display wherever your customers go. If you don’t have the pocketbook for a Yeti tumbler, there are reasonably priced choices like this item from our supplier Gold Bond.

Travel Mugs

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Ideal for those who are always on the go, travel mugs provide a convenient way to enjoy their favorite beverages while commuting or traveling. With your brand prominently displayed on the mug, you can reach a wide audience as they go about their daily routines. Travel mugs are made in lots of different materials. Bamboo is the latest trending material and looks sleek and chic on this item from our supplier Ariel:

Sports Bottles

For fitness enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers, sports bottles are a must-have accessory. These durable and lightweight bottles are designed to withstand rugged use, making them perfect for hikes, bike rides, or workouts at the gym. By branding them with your logo, you can associate your brand with an active and healthy lifestyle. And honestly, can you ever have enough water bottles?

Mason Jars

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With their charming and rustic appeal, mason jars are a trendy choice for summer promotions. Whether used for serving cocktails at a backyard barbecue or as a stylish drinking vessel for iced tea, branded mason jars add a touch of nostalgia to any event. They even come in different colors and with handles like this product from our supplier Bel Promo:


Inspired by vintage military designs, canteens are making a comeback as a fashionable and functional accessory. These compact and portable containers are perfect for outdoor adventures, picnics, or camping trips. By adding your logo to the canteen, you can ensure that your brand stays top of mind wherever your customers go.

Infuser Bottles

For those who prefer flavored water or fruit-infused beverages, infuser bottles are the perfect choice. These bottles feature a built-in compartment for adding fruits, herbs, or tea bags, allowing users to create their own custom beverages on the go. By branding these bottles with your logo, you can promote your brand as a supporter of healthy and flavorful hydration options. We especially love this style from Garyline. Look at all the fun colors!

Wine Tumblers

Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a sunset beach party, wine tumblers are a sophisticated choice for outdoor gatherings. These insulated tumblers are designed to keep wine at the perfect temperature while minimizing the risk of spills. By customizing them with your brand’s logo, you can elevate any outdoor event and create a memorable experience for your customer. And if you are going to wine…you should use a cool tumbler like this one from Imprint ID boasting metallic colors:

Stadium Cups

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Perfect for sporting events, concerts, or festivals, stadium cups are a cost-effective way to promote your brand to a large audience. These durable plastic cups come in a variety of colors and sizes, making them suitable for any occasion. By offering branded stadium cups at events, you can ensure that your logo is seen by thousands of potential customers. Kick it up a knotch and get color changing or “mood” cups like these from Akron Line:

Shot Glasses

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For bars, restaurants, or nightlife venues, branded shot glasses are a fun and memorable way to promote your brand. Whether used for serving cocktails, spirits, or shooters, these miniature glasses provide a unique opportunity to showcase your logo in a social setting. By offering branded shot glasses to customers, you can create a lasting impression and encourage repeat business. And how cute are these? Mini mules!

In conclusion, promotional drinkware offers a versatile and effective way to promote your brand during the summer months. Whether you choose water bottles, tumblers, or shot glasses, these customizable products allow you to showcase your logo and message to a wide audience. By providing customers with practical and stylish drinkware, you can ensure that your brand stays top of mind wherever they go. So, stay hydrated, stay branded, and make a splash with promotional drinkware this summer!

Erin Smith

Erin Smith is co-owner of Spotlight Strategies, a marketing solutions firm specializing in print, apparel, promotional product and signs.  An accomplished health care administrator turned business owner, Erin brings rare behavioral expertise to the world of small business.

With a Master’s degree in social work, and a thriving business she is a sought after advisor, coach and mentor to many of Indiana’s small business owners and support associations.  Erin demonstrates unwavering commitment and facilitates profitability to any organization to which she directs her time and talent, and is successful in motivating and empowering people whether supporting a cause or building a company.