It may be hard to fathom right now, but warmer temperatures really are around the corner. Which means that holiday season is, too! The summer is a popular time for travel, generally, and families and businesses often plan holidays or conferences in desired warm-weather locations. Get ready now to get your brand in front of these eager travellers. This post shares some ideas for branded items for summer, from low-cost to splurge, that’s perfectly targeted to reach holiday-takers.

Around the World in 80 Collectible Badges?

Create cute beach-inspired badges or collectable souvenir pins to sell within your hotel, shop or online store. Travellers can pin these items on their travel bags – by design, people will be taking your brand with them all over the world. Talk about great exposure and visibility! Travel pins and badges are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and finishes to meet your needs.  As a bonus for your travelling customer, these items are all lightweight and easy to pack; you can also market them as souvenirs for your customers to purchase and share with friends and family back home.

People Flip for Flip Flops

promotional flip flops

Is your brand near the sand? (Lucky you!) Flip flops may be a great merchandise option for your business. People love these shoes for many reasons – they’re comfortable, colourful, packable and versatile. Take advantage of this popularity and add your brand to your very own line of flip-flops! Flip-flops are a great merchandise option not just for holiday-takers, but also for corporate trips, wedding parties and warm-weather conferences and tradeshows.

Flip flops come in a variety of materials and are sized to fit both your customers and your budget. We can apply your colours or logo to recognisable flip-flop brands, including Salti, Brasileira, Mele and Antonio Miro. Your logo can be added to the strap or to the bed of the shoe, or both. People wear flip-flops time and again, so your logo will be seen from the sand to the shore and beyond!

Kool Kan Koozies and Koolers

branded can cooler

Neoprene can-coolers, or “koozies”, are a perfect low-cost and beach-ready promo item. They can be used beyond the beach, too – think BBQs, boats, corporate picnics, spring break destinations, music festivals, weddings, family reunions, sporting events or really anywhere people want to keep their drinks cold. Today, customisable koozies come in a fun range of options – some are shaped like little T-shirts, some are designed for use with bottles and have zippers. There are even koozies to keep wine or champagne bottles chilled for your classy customers!

Koozies are high-quality and very practical. Made from high-quality neoprene material that is 3mm thick, they truly keep beverages cold. Most of our of our koozie products are suitable for screen printing or full-colour CMYK. Looking for a bigger-ticket item? Consider designing an insulated “Koozie Kooler” bag to keep multiple beverages or snacks cool. These are available in different sizes and styles, often for four or six cans. The bags have a front slip pocket and carry strap for your travelers on the go.

Water Bottles for All

branded water bottles

Help your holiday-takers stay hydrated and healthy, and protect the planet at the same time! Customised water bottles are a great choice because they are so functional and reusable. Bottles are available in a wide range of styles and prices, starting with basic, low-cost promotional plastic water bottles. For a slight upgrade, consider bespoke still or sparkling mineral water from artesian wells in 250 ml glass bottles. Each of these bottles offers full-colour printed labels to get your branding in front of all your thirsty beach-goers.

Other options include foldable BPA-free plastic water bottles that come with an aluminum carabiner clip attachment. At Rocket Badge, we can also create customised sports bottles or 400 ml aluminum bottles. If you intend to sell your merchandise, or need an extra-special VIP gift, consider a premium CamelBak Groove .75L bottle. These durable, spill-proof bottles offer built-in filtration, a sustainable plant-based filter, and easy drinking without tipping. It comes with a lifetime guarantee, which means maximum exposure for your brand, long after travelers return home.


It’s cold now, but don’t get caught off-guard when the spring travel season arrives. Plan now for the perfect merchandise to reach holiday-takers. Promote your brand with unique gifts that are easy to travel with, useful and that go anywhere, just like your business! Get in touch with us today to talk about how we can help you tap into the tremendous holiday opportunity through creatively branded beach-ready merchandise.