Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Branded Coolies: Why Neoprene?

 Not all custom beverage insulators (coolies) are created equal!



Custom coolies come in all kinds of forms and materials, but at the end of the day, neoprene is a material that rises above the rest.

What is neoprene & why is it great for a branded beverage insulator?

Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that you'd probably recognize from wetsuit construction. But did you also know it offers superior coolie insulation? Nothing this affordable keeps beverages colder for longer in hot temps (or hot beverages in cold temps, for that matter). It's also highly flexible and durable, meaning it’ll stand up to continuous use. The material easily stretches and molds to bottles, cans, or cups making it fit like a glove around their favorite beverage.


It's All in the Details!



Did we have you at fits like a glove? If not, here are 5 key benefits of custom branded can coolers:

  1. Custom beverage insulators keep promoting all year around. They serve as hand warmers in the winter and keep your beverages cold in the summer.
  2. They’re ultra-affordable and won't break the bank.
  3. They are reusable! When they get a little dirty from the day-to-day grind, give them a quick wash and they are as good as new.
  4. Branded neoprene can coolers get used! Customers love them so much they carry them in their purse, car, boat, golf or gym bag. Some people probably even have dedicated coolie drawers in their kitchens and match them to their outfits!
  5. The branding capabilities are endless. From full color sublimation to fancy features like adding a magnet, a flashlight, or a cute business card pocket, we have a branded coolie option for you!. 

Branded beverage insulators are a slam dunk promo product, but you can take it to the next level with neoprene! Need a custom printed product that’ll fit your promo campaign like a glove? Look no further!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you create the perfect branded can cooler.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Namaste! Branded Yoga Mats Available Now.

Introducing our New line of Branded Yoga Mats and Accessories!



3 Benefits Of Practicing Yoga:

1. Yoga can improve strength, balance and flexibility.
Yoga is filled with slow movements and deep breathing which can help to loosen up, warm up, and strengthen muscles. These movements are also great for improving balance and flexibility while poses are held or changed.

2. Yoga can help with back pain relief.
Stretching is a simple way to keep your body feeling agile and mobile. Yoga includes many poses that allow your body to stretch helping to reduce cramping and can help to relieve back pain if practiced on a regular basis.

3. Yoga can help manage stress.
The National Institute of Health has conducted research providing scientific evidence that yoga supports stress management, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss and quality sleep.



Promote health and wellness with custom logo yoga mats today!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver for your free mockups.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Branded Back To School Merch: Five Must-Haves For Every Student Returning To Class



Most students are currently enjoying some well-deserved time off, but they’ll be returning to the classroom before you know it. And as August draws closer, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school season. One big opportunity you can take advantage of right now: branded back-to-school kits. They’re a great way to set students up for a successful year, and we’ve got five must-have items every kit should contain.

A Stylish Branded Backpack

Every student needs one. Whether they’re carrying their books to class or packing clothes for a weekend away, you can be sure they’ll use it every day.

Our Top Pick: Trek 15” Computer Backpack



Proof that style and quality don’t have to break the budget. The Trek features a large, zippered U-shaped opening and a 15” laptop sleeve. It also includes a padded back and adjustable straps for comfy carrying.


Notebooks Are Popular Again

Taking notes by hand is linked to improved memory and retention of the subject matter (Sage). That’s why it’s important for every student to have a notebook and a pen handy in the classroom.  Add your custom logo for the perfect branding opportunity.

Our Top Pick: 5.5” x 8.5” Ambassador Bound JournalBook



A hard-bound branded notebook with built-in, color-matched elastic closure and an expandable accordion pocket for storing small items. It includes 80 sheets of cream lined paper and is available in 11 colors.

 

Can’t Miss With Branded Drinkware

Drinking straight from the fountain is a thing of the past. In the new normal, almost everyone brings their drinks from home, so an insulated drinkware piece will be put to good use.

 

Our Top Pick: Thor Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle



Copper vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for 48 hours or hot for 12. The spill-resistant lid comes with a hand loop for carrying, and the wide opening makes it easy to fill or add ice cubes. The double-wall construction prevents condensation, and the on-trend powder-spray finish makes it extra durable.

 

Cozy Fleece All Day

Comfort is key when it comes to students’ wardrobe choices. That’s why a super-soft fleece hoody makes a great addition to any back-to-school kit. Decorate it with their school’s emblem and let them show off that school spirit.

 

Our Top Pick: Cypress Fleece Zip Hoody



A classic look that never goes out of style. The Cypress comes in 10 awesome colors, and it’s made with our Impossibly Soft Fleece, so they’ll never want to take it off.

 

Let’s Do Lunch

Bringing food from home is the new normal, so a branded lunch box is a no-brainer. Add this branded retro tin lunch box to your kit for a gift they’ll use all the time.

Our Top Pick: Throwback Tin Lunch Box


For more ideas and inspiration on branded back-to-school merch, contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Pack Up And Go! Eight Swag Essentials For Summer Travel

 


After a long winter – not to mention a full year in various stages of lockdown – people are eager to start traveling again. Whether they’re taking road trips or hopping on planes, these branded travel essentials make great gifts.

 

Herschel Travel Daypack 20L

A sleek, modern silhouette from a retail favorite. This daypack features a convenient luggage trolley sleeve and multiple compartments for organization.




 

Halley 5000 mAh Wireless Power Bank

When you’re on the go, power outlets can be hard to come by. A branded wireless power bank lets you charge up, even when you can’t plug in.

 



Arctic Zone® Titan Deep Freeze® Rolling Cooler

Whether it’s a road trip, a camping trip or a day at the beach, snacks and drinks are a must. This branded cooler features Deep Freeze® insulation that keeps ice solid for three days, and the easy-access lid makes it easy to quickly grab what you need.

 



Allen Sunglasses

A classic look that never goes out of style. These shades feature UV 400 lenses and a trendy faux woodgrain finish, with your custom logo printed on the right side.

 



Blackwater Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This compact branded speaker easily clips to a backpack, and its IPX6 waterproof rating keeps it working under wet conditions, so it’s ideal for the lake or the beach.

 



Bodie Short Sleeve Tee

Traveling should always be comfortable, and the Bodie’s ultra-soft, breathable fabric makes it the perfect tee for any trip. Available in 12 colors with your custom imprint.

 



Welly® Traveler Copper Vacuum Bottle 18oz.

With an on-trend powder-spray finish and natural bamboo wrap, it’s no wonder this branded bottle is a top-seller. Its wide opening makes it easy to fill or add ice, and it fits in most car cupholders. It even includes a removable stainless-steel infuser!

 



1.8oz Clip-N-Go Hand Sanitizer

Clean hands are more important than ever. No matter where you go, keep a sanitizer clipped to your bag for easy access.  Full-color custom imprint on label.



Ready to kick your branding game into full gear this summer?  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for ideas and inspiration!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Leading the Change with Sustainable Branded Merch


Hundreds of sustainable branded merch & corporate gift options. Dozens of forward-thinking retail brands. And the real impact of financial contributions to nonprofits working for a better world.

Through our partnership with top industry suppliers, we're leading the way as your partner for environmentally and socially responsible gift solutions. And now we're taking a big step in strengthening our commitment to the planet, to its people and to you.

Introducing ProudPath™, a new platform that will make it even easier to deliver your environmental and social responsibility objectives.

Whether you want retail brands that give to great causes, need products made with eco-friendly materials or would like to support a small business, ProudPath™ is designed to empower you with the right solution, making it easier to create gifts people can feel good about.

Working together, we’ll create change for the better.

Check out our collection of sustainable branded merch & corporate gifts today!  From Red Canoe Promotions... the Denver promotional products company that rows through hoops to make awesome things happen!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Best Branded Swag for your Outdoor Event


Summer is fast approaching, and that means it's time to start prepping for any upcoming outdoor events your company plans to participate in.  Whether you're taking part in a golf tournament, 5K, fundraiser or social event, don't miss out on the chance to spread the word about your amazing brand!  Carefully selected branded merch and fun giveaways are a must, and don't forget your custom branded event tents, table covers and custom display materials to draw attention to your area.  Check out our 2022 Branded Outdoor Events Collection for some of our top picks, and find lots more at your one-stop-shop for all things branded, Red Canoe Promotions in Denver!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Branded Gifts for Nurses Week



Check out our awesome selection of branded gifts for nurses week!  Show your appreciation with merch they'll love to use time and again.  Nurses week is May 6 - 12, 2022.

Friday, March 25, 2022

USA Made Promotional Products & Branded Merch


As we all know, 2021 presented a number of new challenges. We saw some pretty major supply chain disruptions throughout the year, such as global ocean freight delays and widespread staffing shortages.  While the situation is likely to gradually improve over the coming year, we do have an immediate solution to the problem: USA made promos!  We’ve partnered with numerous industry suppliers who manufacture their promotional products right here in America to bring you a wide selection of branded swag options.  Check out a few of our top picks here and reach out to Red Canoe Promotions Denver for your free virtual mockup!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Techceleration & Branded Merch

Innovation is happening faster than ever, bringing new conveniences to our everyday lives.  Check out these four branded merch ideas that will be sure to kick start your marketing campaign in high-tech fashion!

Ember®: The World's First Temperature Control Mug®

Branded Ember® Temperature Control Mug








ROCKETBOOK: The Smart Notebook that Connects to the Cloud

Branded ROCKETBOOK Digital Notebook











Skullcandy Skull-iQ: Experience the freedom of hands-free voice control with Skull-iQ

Skullcandy Skull-iQ Branded True Wireless Earbuds











Shefford Heat Panel Vest: Integrated heat panels to keep you warm

Shefford Branded Heat Panel Vest











For more high-tech branded merch ideas, contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today!



Wednesday, December 29, 2021

How To Pick The Perfect Employee Anniversary Gift

People dedicate huge chunks of their lives to their work, so it's important to let them know it's appreciated. After all, companies with happier, more engaged employees tend to be more profitable – and have lower turnover – than companies with weak corporate cultures (Achievers.com). Considering the average cost of a new hire is $4,129 (SHRM.org), it's a no-brainer to invest a little extra in keeping the team happy, and recognizing work anniversaries with branded merch is a great way to do just that.

5-Year Anniversary

Has it been five years already? That's worth celebrating with something special.

Weston Branded Wireless Charging Power Bank Stand w/Speaker

Premium sound with built-in wireless charging to keep your phone charged and visible, so you never miss a call on the clock. Use the Bluetooth® speaker for conference calls – or for listening to your favorite podcast while you work.

Welly® Branded Traveler Copper Vacuum Bottle 18oz w/ GB

Branded insulated drinkware is a gift that everyone will use daily, especially with a high-end piece like this. The natural bamboo wrap adds a stylish touch, and everyone will love the durable powder-spray finish. It has a removable stainless steel infuser, so you can add fruit for some extra flavor!

Thule® Branded Heritage Notus 15" Computer Backpack 20L

A stylish branded bag from a popular retail brand. The padded laptop sleeve and separate quick-access pocket leave you tons of room to safely store electronics and accessories.

10-Year Anniversary

Wow, that's a big milestone. Let's find them a branded gift worthy of the occasion.

Silverton Packable Insulated Jacket

A trendy retail look with lots of extras, like an LED zipper pull for added safety when walking or jogging at night. The Silverton also features an ECHOHEAT lining and water-repellent finish to keep you comfy in cold, damp weather.  Add your logo abd you have the perfect piece to thank your employees for their service.

Herschel® Novel Branded 20" Duffel

An ideal weekender bag from one of the trendiest retail brands, it's even got special compartment for your shoes.

Cross® Bailey Black Branded Lacquer Pen Set

Sleek and lightweight with chrome accents and smooth black ink that makes writing effortless. It comes in a signature Cross® gift box, and includes a lifetime mechanical guarantee.

 

20-Year Anniversary

Two decades of dedication. These employees deserve the very best.

Skullcandy® Crusher ANC Bluetooth Headphones

With a popular retail brand like Skullcandy®, you know you're getting something made to last. The Crusher headphones feature Active Noise Cancellation, adjustable bass and 24+ hours of playback. They come with a premium protective case with custom logo, so they're perfect for traveling.

 

High Sierra® Branded 2pc Hardside Luggage Set

A high-end brand like High Sierra® is a gift any employee would be elated to receive. This two-piece nested luggage set includes a 22" and 30" hardside suitcase (shipped in one box). The durable, lightweight, frameless construction and impact-resistant corner protectors ensure your things are safe inside. The 360 degree spinner wheels make it easy to weave through busy airports.  Includes a custom full-color logo epoxy dome.

Beechriver Roots 73™ Down Jacket

Super warm and surprisingly lightweight, not to mention a whole lot of style. With 80% down and 20% feather insulation, this packable jacket is the perfect gift for anyone on the go. And with a premium brand like Roots 73™, you know you're getting exceptional quality.  Comes with your custom branded logo.


For more great branded gift ideas to celebrate your employees, contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Branded Holiday Gifts: Five Unique Ideas They'll Love


Believe it or not, summer is in the rear view mirror and the leaves are starting to fall.  But while you might not be quite ready to start thinking about holiday gift giving, major global ocean freight delays are making it necessary to plan well ahead this year to ensure delivery before the holidays.  Here are five unique gifts we can brand with your company logo that your customers, employees and team members will be delighted to receive:


1. Custom Engraved Snowflake Multi-Tool











17 tools in one uniquely-shaped stainless-steel keychain device.


2. Sebago Branded Packable Hammock











Enjoy comfort and relaxation wherever you go with this travel friendly hammock.


3. W&P Peak Popcorn Popper with Custom Logo










Can't get enough of those crunchy kernels? Problem solved!


4. Signature Collection Branded Games Kit











Easy to bring on road trips or flights for game night no matter where you are.


5. Custom Engraved SousChef











A beautifully crafted Canadian maple cutting board meets an innovative tech station.


Looking to give out the perfect branded gift this holiday season?  Let us help you choose the perfect item to compliment your brand.  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Available Now: Branded Popper Fidget Toys



A great tool to help prevent boredom and to keep your nerves calm, this customizable Fiddle Popper is made of soft silicone. It's perfect for relieving stress, irritability, anxiousness and boredom. Each bubble makes a delightful pop when firmly pressed.  Add your logo for a superb branding opportunity and let the popping begin!

Features:

• Made of safe silicone.

• Features 36 bubbles waiting to be popped.

• Central flap is perfect for pad imprinting, one color only.

• Comes with a carabiner for easy carrying while traveling.

• Comes with instructions for a two-person game!

• 4 3/4”w x 5 1/2”h.


Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today to order your branded poppers!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Say "Welcome Aboard" with Branded Swag!




Case Study:

Onboarding is a big deal for the HR team at Tech Cloud. They put a high priority on staff engagement, training and supporting their business’s mission of building technology to create cleaner air for large cities. Awaiting each new employee on their first day is a kit filled with inspirational products that are useful at work, home or anywhere in between. Products made from recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials were chosen to support their initiatives.

A branded 6oz. double-walled tumbler made with 51% reclaimed wheat straw and custom logo eco-tote made with 80% Recycled PET Plastic were selected for their versatility and general usability around town and at the office. Stylish Aqua Clear promotional pens featuring clear outer components made with 100% recycled P.E.T. plastic along with a custom printed 100% recycled kraft journal were a winning combination for quick notes and creative ideas.

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you select the perfect onboarding merch to improve employee retention and boost performance!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Get Fired Up! Our Best Ideas For Barbecue Season


You know what they say: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.  
And if you’re lucky, there’s steak, ribs, wings and veggies too.  Yep, it’s barbecue season. And now that people are gathering again, back yards are the place to be this summer. Make sure your customers’ brands are part of the fun with products like these.


Sherpa 12oz Vacuum Tumbler And Slim Can Insulator

Summer’s about about three things: Friends, family and fruit-flavored beverages in slim cans. As for the latter, the Sherpa is designed to keep them cold when you’re gathered around the grill on a hot summer day.




 

Arctic Zone® 64 Can Knockdown Cooler

Big enough to fit 64 cans. Small enough to stash in your trunk – simply fold and flatten for storage between weekend get-togethers.



Game Day Director’s Chair

Have a seat! This one’s got a sturdy steel frame with storage compartments built into a side panel.




 

Grill Master 3-Piece BBQ Set

Didn’t think we forgot about grilling the food, did you? This three-piece set includes steel tongs, a fork and spatula, all stored in a sturdy metal case.




Outdoor 5-Piece Wellness Set

Sanitizer? Check.  Sunscreen? Check.  Insect repellent, burn spray, bite spray?  OK, you get the idea. The Outdoor Wellness Set is nice to have around, just in case.




 

Brick Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth® Speaker

Along with great sound and four hours of playback, the Brick Bluetooth® Speaker has an IPX6 waterproof rating … just in case it accidentally takes a dip in the pool.



 

Summer’s About To Heat Up – And So Are The Grills!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for more branded merch ideas for BBQ season and company picnics.