Holding a marketing event outdoors can be a wonderful way to raise awareness of your brand, win new customers, and cement your relationship with your existing ones. But the flip side is that outdoor events can be very tricky to plan, with the added logistical challenge of transporting all the merchandise and equipment you need for your big day to an offsite venue. Then there’s making sure everyone shows up at the right place at the right time. And let’s not forget the unpredictableness of the weather – many an event has been ruined or made by the whims of the weather gods.

 Promotional Outdoor Event Gifts

As with so many things in life, success generally comes down to preparation. So we’ve picked out some great merchandise ideas for your next outdoor event to try and make sure it goes with a bang.

Promotional Cooler Bags

Nothing says ‘outdoor fun’ more than promotional cooler bags. From picnics to days out at the beach, a good cooler bag is essential if you’re planning on wining and dining in the open air. At any outdoor event, these are bound to be hugely popular.

Personalised Bucket Hats

The classic design of the personalised bucket hat will never go out of style. They’re perfect for keeping the sun off your face and neck on a hot summer’s day, and best of all, they’re easy to customise with your own branding and logos.

Branded Drink Bottles

If you do get lucky and find your outdoor event bathed in sunshine, keeping a good stock of branded branded drink bottles on hand is a great idea. Making sure your guests hydrated is important, and bottles are a common and popular giveaway item.

Umbrellas And Ponchos

So far we’ve suggested merchandise ideas that will be a hit in good weather. As much as we hate to say it though, there’s always the chance rain will try and scupper your plans. But with a well-branded supply of promotional umbrellas and ponchos, a shower doesn’t have to spell disaster for your event.

Custom Sunscreens

Custom sunscreens aren’t just for the summer. You should use a good sunscreen all year round to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. Why not help your customers stay safe from the sun with a branded sunscreen giveaway?