It fast approaching summer, (the astronomical dates are between 21st June – 23rd September 2022) and we can now start to look forward to some sunny days with stronger sunrays (that is, in-between the UK rain and gales)! Us Brits will take any opportunity to top up the tan, the slightest hint of a sunny day and the sunshades are donned and BBQ’s fired up! But do we always remember the sun cream?! Recent statistics reveal that many people are neglecting to use sun protection, despite being more aware of the dangers of sun exposure and the increase in UK deaths due to skin cancer.
If you are looking for a way to make your brand stand out and turn heads this summer, promoting safe sun exposure could be the way forward, headlining with a free gift of branded sunscreen or sun care items.
Made in the UK, these 50ml Sun Lotion bottles have a handy carabiner clip so they can be attached on a belt or bag so always easy to access – perfect for a day out, a weekend away or events like festivals. Formulated with Coconut Oil, you can choose from a Sun Protection Factor of 25 or 50 and they provide UVA and UVB protection and are suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Supplied in white with a full colour digital label to promote your brand on.
Sun Lotion in a 50ml Recyclable Tube
If you want to promote health whilst showing your attention to the environment, these recyclable bio plastic tube could be just what you are looking for. It is made from the waste product of sugarcane and can be recycled. The sun lotion is formulated with coconut oil, provides both UVA & UVB Protection and you can choose from SPF25 or SPF50. Again, it is supplied in white with a full colour digital label and can be with you in 10 days from artwork approval.
Sun Lotion in a 50ml Bottle
For a simple branded option, you can’t go wring with a 50ml SPF25/SPF50 sun lotion supplied in a white bottle with cap. You could even couple this item with another sun care item like a branded cap, flip flops or beach bag.
Available with SPF25 and 50, these small sun lotion sachets would make a great low cost giveaway at an exhibition, summer festival or event. How about glue dotting them to a direct mail summer invite to incentivise attendees?! Made in the UK, they have a MOQ of 5000 and can be printed on one side in full colour.
Total Sun Block in a Jar
The ultimate protection against the summer and winter sun, a pocket sized jar of total sun block. A water resistant, fragrance-free non-greasy formula sun block that helps protect sensitive areas such as lips, eyes, ears and nose. Made in the UK, these white round jars with cap will hold your logo or brand icon nicely in a full colour print.
Total Sun Block Stick
Another handy giveaway, this white 4.8g total sun block in a stick, is perfect for the places that get burnt first. White twist-up stick container with short white cap.
Lip Balm and Sun Protection Stick
A handy, useful and practical 2-in-1 travel lip balm and SPF30 sun protection cream stick. Made in Germany, this lip balm is available in Blue, Green, Orange, Red, White, Yellow and your brand can be printed directly to the barrel. Perfect not only for summer campaigns, but could also take centre stage in a winter marketing too (cold weather = chapped lips!).
Lip Balm and Sun Protection Stick on a Lanyard
As above but attached to a lanyard. If you want to get conversations flowing at an event or are updating your staff lanyards, these lip balm lanyards will certainly do the job!
Eco Sunscreen SPF30 Stick for Face and Lips
An eco option is this neat sunscreen stick with SPF 30 for face and lips. It comes in an ecological push-up container made of cardboard – it doesn’t contain any plastic and is compostable. The small size of the item makes it easy to post and give out at exhibitions and trade shows too.
After Sun Lotion in a Bottle
After sun is essential after a hot day in the sun. This Aloe Vera based soothing after sun lotion supplied in a clear bottle is sure to pamper your customers. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Pair with a branded sunscreen to complement your offering.
Sun care Kits
Mini Travel Kit
Are you celebrating a sporting event or hosting a golf day? These mini pocket-sized travel kits have a selection of handy items to show all your guests you have thought of their comfort. They comprise of protecting total sun block, moisturising lip balm, 1 handy wet wipe and a pack of 5 tissues. These sets can be made to order (subject to minimum quantities and availability) to suit your brand and campaign.
3 Piece Sun Care Kit
Another handy sun care travel set, this time including a protecting 50ml F25 sun lotion, a moisturising 50ml Aloe Vera hand & body lotion and a 50ml refreshing face spray all packed in a clear PVC slide zipper bag.
4 Piece Sun Care Travel Kit
Really dazzle your customers with this sun care travel set with eco bag. It includes: a protecting 50ml F25 sun lotion, a 50ml refreshing face spray and a lip balm, all packed in a two-tone RPET zippered bag. The bag is made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and you can have your branding on both sides.
As well as looking after your customers skin, you can address eye protection with promotional sunglasses. Offering 400UV protection, these stylish sunglasses come in a large range of shades and will make sure your brand is close by, printed to one or both of the arms.
An essential item in the sun – a cap or hat! Not only will they shield the sun from your face, but if branded well, will be kept for many years, meaning your brand reach is maximised. There are so many options when it comes to promotional caps and hats. Choose a baseball style cap, a summer trilby or even a festival bucket hat; in a huge range of colours and materials depending on your budget and message.
During the summer months, not only is the temperature higher, but we are more inclined to get outdoors and exercise. So it is a good idea to up your water intake to keep hydrated. A complementary health focused promotional gift that will be used everyday is a water bottle. There are so many styles and materials to choose from, so if you need a hand selecting the perfect model, please get in contact with us.
Another sun essential – flip flops! Perfect footwear during those summer days and when there are water activities planned. Lightweight to hand out and carry, a great conversation starter, large branding area and very useful to keep feet cool!
If you work in the hospitality sector or you may be looking to treat your team with a selection of summer items, a lightweight bag suitable for the summer months could be a great way to gift your branded items whilst providing another useful branded gift. You could even go for a more substantial backpack for a more durable branded gift.
Whether you are in the hospitality and leisure sector, hosting your own outdoor event or wanting to make your office outdoor space pop, why not invest in a branded parasol? For bigger outdoor events and occasions you may also want to add some branded pop up gazebos.
So whether you are planning a summer marketing campaign, have a summer exhibition, trade show or conference coming up, or just want to stand out and turn heads – branded sunscreen and sun care items could well be just what you have been looking for!
For more information, visuals and quotes on all of the above items, get in touch and speak to one of our experienced promotional account managers today.
With over a decade of design and marketing experience, Jennifer possesses a broad range of marketing expertise covering everything from event planning to digital marketing. Joining Steel City in 2015, Jennifer manages all areas of the company’s marketing, from writing creative content about promotional merchandise, managing social media activity to organising events and direct mail campaigns. Outside of work, Jennifer loves to try new recipes, keeping fit and spending time with her family. Linkedin