In the US, 53% of consumers own promotional drinkware and of that 53%, half use such items an average of 2-3 times per week! Drinkware is a popular promotional product category because it makes a big impact and is effective when it comes to marketing your brand and sharing your message. One popular drinkware item is custom water bottles. Water bottles make great gifts and giveaways because they are relevant to everyone, and can be used again and again.
Like with any promotional giveaway, in order to get the most bang for your marketing dollars, it is important to choose a water bottle that will be the best possible fit for your particular audience. Upon first glance, it may seem like all water bottles serve the same purpose, but different water bottles offer different features that make them better suited for different uses and environments. If you are planning on using custom imprinted water bottles for an upcoming promotion, we recommend you first check out this list of 7 different water bottles for varying situations to help you make the best decision for your brand!
What’s in a Water Bottle—7 Promotional Water Bottles for Different Needs
- A bottle that maintains temperature
Whether your preference is warm or cold beverages, a quality insulated water bottle that has the ability to maintain temperature for long periods of time is great for people who have long days outdoors or are not able to refresh their beverage regularly. Insulated water bottles can keep your water cold or your coffee hot for hours. Our 17 Oz. Insulated Bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for 8-16 hours! This bottle is perfect for long days and ultimate temperature management.
- A bottle that travels well
If you travel a lot for business, you are no stranger to $6.00 bottles of water at the airport. Having a good water bottle for travel is handy for anyone, but especially for those who travel regularly for business. When traveling, the biggest thing to keep in mind is space—you don’t want a bulky water bottle that is heavy to carry or that takes up too much room in your bag while not in use. The 16 Oz. Flex Bottle is the perfect solution for traveling; when empty, this bottle folds flat and can be rolled into storage or clipped to your bag. The pop-up drink spout makes it easy to drink out of while on the go! This item is budget friendly and its fun design makes it memorable and eye-catching.
- An everyday bottle
Staying hydrated while on the job is important the overall health of everyone. Having a good water bottle at work encourages hydration day in and day out. Many of us at Crestline have a go-to water bottle that we keep on our desks to refill throughout the day with water as needed. You will want your work water bottle to be large enough so that you don’t have to get up for a refill every hour, but not so large that it gets warm sitting on your desk. You will also want to ensure that it has a proper lid unlike a regular drinking glass so that it is appropriate to take with you to meetings to on brief business errands throughout the day. Everyone at Crestline was recently given this glass water bottle with a silicone wrap. This water bottle is perfect for work! The BPA/BPS free glass gives it a stylish look, the silicone wrap gives you a good grip while carrying and also minimizes noise when placing the bottle down and also helps to keep the bottle from sweating on your desktop. The opening is wide enough for ice cubes or a tea bag and the cap stainless steel cap is spill proof. Water bottles make great gifts for employee onboarding, employee appreciation or service anniversaries.
- A bottle that is extra durable
Sometimes a little extra durability is necessary in order for your water bottle to make through the entire day. If you work in an industry that requires day to day tasks that are rough such as construction work or other industrial jobs having a strong water bottle that will not break when dropped or banged is essential. Bottles that will hold up better with rough treatment are stainless steel/ aluminum bottles or bottles made out of impact resistant plastic such as Tritan™ Plastic. The Poly-Pure Sports Bottle is super strong and large enough to carry 36 Oz. of fluids
- A Bottle to complement active lifestyles
For athletes and others who enjoy an active lifestyle, having a good water bottle that can accompany you to sports practice, the gym, and on a run or bike ride is important. Consider the lid type when choosing a water bottle for athletes because it is important for the water bottle to keep you hydrated without slowing you down. A push/pull top is ideal for drinking while on the go because it allows you to easily take a sip of water without stopping. The 28 Oz. Bike and Sports Bottle is perfect for sports programs, road races, bikers and more. Its large size allows you to have enough water for your whole workout, it is made in the USA and it is available in 16 punchy colors.
- A bottle that gives you extra flavor
We all know that drinking water is important, but sometimes you just want a little more! Infusing water with fresh fruits is a healthy way to get more out of your water without the added sugar of sodas or sports drinks. Water bottles with built in infusers make it easy for you to add a combination of fruits to your water that will provide you with a burst of delightful flavor with every sip. At a recent Crestline wellness fair, a booth with fresh citrus and berries was set up and everyone was given a 25 Oz. Zinger Infuser Bottle. We were all able to create our own flavor of water out of the fresh fruit and it was a bit hit!
- A bottle that purifies
Clean water that you trust is not always available when you need it. If you are on the go a lot and have to rely on tap water or fountains for your hydration, using a filtered water bottle can help you to better purify the water that you are drinking. Filtered water bottles make the idea of filling up your bottle from a faucet much more refreshing! The USA made Bobble®Refined Beverages Sports Bottle comes with an internal carbon filter that removes chlorine and organic contaminants from tap water. Each filter can be used for up to 300 bottles of water.
What features do you look for in a promotional water bottle? Do you have a promotional water bottle that you love? Share with us!