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!