Summer Days into Autumn Nights
Sports, community events, swimming pools, and concerts all seemed to get back on schedule. We were able to reconnect with loved ones and old friends, meet coworkers we may have never seen in person and get out on the road again to places we missed. As summer transitions to fall; kids are back in school, football games are happening, and evening events are still on, even with the chill in the air.
Winding down, finding ways to relax, and exercising self-care are all habits everyone seemed to pick up in 2020. Warming up with a nice cup of tea and reflecting is a healthy way to unwind. It’s also a great excuse to drop by and see clients and customers and offer them a token of appreciation.
These cans of apple cinnamon tea are a lovely little gift! The flavor notes are the perfect complement to fall, and the packaging gives off the whole “cottage-core” interior design vibe everyone’s been favoring lately. Even if the client himself isn’t a tea drinker, they’re a great treat to have around in the office’s break room. Have them customized with your company’s information and it will serve as a reminder that you’re always there for them.
Claim a Spot or Snuggle Up Late summer and early fall are tricky times because it’s warm during the day, but the temperature dips as the sun go down. Prepping for day trips (and remembering the layers of gear) needs to be pared down, but it’s always important to be prepared for anything!
These fleece blankets are the perfect solution! They roll up with a handle and can be easily toted along for a picnic or time at the beach. They also transition from being something to sit on to something to wrap up in during an evening football game or other concerts. Have them customized and give them to customers as a bonus gift, or award your staff with a little something special as a thank you for all of the hard work.
Toast Hands, Toast ‘Mallows There’s something about harvest season that brings out the need for bonfires and gathering around the fire. Portable fire pits are a great way to make that happen in any space!
These firepits double as grills and can even be used as beverage dispensers and make a really fun giveaway prize! They’re perfect for a “Get S’more From Us” promotion or raffle and be sure to include all of the s’more Fixin’s. They also make a great addition to a booth at a fall festival, giving away fresh s’mores or hot dogs while having the chance to meet and talk shop with some potential clients.
Outfit the Whole Crew Now that everyone’s out and about, it’s time to freshen up our wardrobes! Some of us have gained the COVID 15, and others of us got really into purging things while hanging out at home. Regardless of the “why,” it’s a certainty that just about anyone could use a fresh new sweatshirt!
Thankfully crew-neck shirts have fallen back into favor! These come in a great palette of muted fall colors that will make your business’ artwork or logo POP! Get staff outfitted in brand new sweatshirts for a new promotion, or have the new product art put on the outdoor wear for customers to purchase and show their love for their new favorite thing.
Mask Up in Style This summer felt like the end of masks, with states and countries opening back up and more information making it easier to tell that outdoor gatherings with vaccinations are relatively safe. With the new strains, it looks like many places are starting to require masks again out of an abundance of caution. When we thought it was time to say goodbye, a lot of people really DID say goodbye to their masks.
Make their closet purge your success! Come out with a stylishly patterned mask that feels a little more luxe, in fall colors. It’s a nice way to put a little bit of fun and flair into what’s become a utilitarian and annoying (but potentially life-saving) thing we have to wear.
Dear Addy, We sponsored a youth football team this year for the first time. It was a hoot seeing all of the kids in their jerseys with our business’ logo on them! One of the things we do as sponsors is thrown their end-of-the-year party, and we typically put together little favor bags for the kids. The league provides trophies and ribbons, but we also wanted to give the families a little keepsake they can treasure forever. Any ideas?
Touchdowns for Kids
Dear Touchdowns, Sponsoring a youth team is a totally underrated way to get free advertising during games. It’s also an excellent way to make connections in the community and build a reputation for philanthropy in the area you serve. I always love the traditions that make these experiences so bonding for the kids and their families.
These bobble heads are a quirky and fun little something for families! Get them to the coaches ahead of time and ask them to fill in the photos before the party. Kids and family members will get a kick out of seeing the “little quarterback” and they’re sure to be a souvenir that is treasured and remembered for years to come.
Best of luck,