7 Promotional Products You Need To Know About In July

If you are new around here, let me let you in on a little secret.  We love Branded Merch.  We believe it’s one of the best ways to build a long-term brand.  With that in mind, last month we created a blog featuring the 6 Promotional Products you needed to know about in June.  Well, this month we want to show you the 7 Promotional Products you need to know about in July. It’s the 7th month…and there are 7 products!  Get it?  This month we have items that are fun or functional (or both).  And if you want to skip the line and go straight to order information...you can head here.

7 Promotional Products You Need To Know About In July

Our goal is to show you some timely, and hopefully trendy, promotional products that will hit many different price points.  In addition, we will tell you what we love about the products…but also some drawbacks as well.  Let’s dig in!

Black & Gray Palm Dipped Gloves

No matter your walk of life…everyone needs gloves.  Breathable gray knit gloves, cut, puncture & abrasion-resistant thin black nitrile coated palm. Form-fitting with great grip on dry surfaces, oil resistant. A thin palm provides great dexterity. Great for auto mechanics, assembly, technicians, delivery drivers, yard work, gardening…and so many more!

Positive:  Can you say “functional?”  We believe the best branded merch is functional.  And no matter what you do, there are times when you need a work glove.  So that means that the perceived value on this item is much higher than the actual cost.

Negative:  If you are looking for “trendy new products,” then this one might not be for you.

Power Bar 3000 mAh with USB-C and Wrapper

One of our best and most popular power banks now has a 3,000 mAh battery capacity and a USB-C input port. With fully customizable design options, the Power bar is playfully disguised as an ordinary nutrition bar. Our amazing Power Bar continues to represent our core principles in providing you with products that are practical, enjoyable, and meaningful. Pair the Power Bar with any brand that encourages the healthy spirit of play in their daily work culture.

Positive:  This is such a creative and useful product.  Not only do you have a functional power bank that clients can use for a long time to charge your device, but the packaging can totally stand out and tell your story.  Show your creativity and this can be a home run.

Negative:  It does need good artwork and creativity to take this home.  Don’t just slap a logo on this one or you will miss the real impact.

Microfiber Scrubber Golf Towel

Measuring 16″ x 25″, this innovative microfiber golf towel has anti-scratch scrubber loops on the back side to clean the club head or golf ball. It’s designed to dig deep into the groves of the golf club. Great for promotional events, the front side is a soft absorbent microfiber that can be embroidered or edge-to-edge printed with your company logo or custom design.

Positive:  Great imprint area with the sublimation with vibrant imprint colors.  In addition, the scrubber on the backside of the towel is really functional.

Negative:  This is very seasonal.  Now is the time to order these if you want them for golf season in much of the country.


uni-ball® Jetstream Sport

Exclusive, low-viscosity Super Ink™ combines the quick drying time of a ballpoint with the vibrant color and smoothness of a gel penuni Super-Ink™ technology protects against water, fading, & fraudInk color matches plunger color (white barrel features black ink)Point size: 1.0mmThe sleek body and form-fitting comfort grip make JetStream pens a perfect choice for everyday writing, journaling or color-coding notes.

Positive:  This is a really nice writing pen.  When you hand this out, your clients and prospects will keep it for a long time!

Negative:  This is not the most inexpensive pen.  If you are looking for a cheap pen, this might not be the one for you!


Experience audio excellence and flaunt your style. These sleek earbuds deliver Exceptional Sound with 13MM speaker drivers, delivering audio that’s crystal clear. With up to 6 hours of playtime on a single charge plus an included ultra cool Compact Charging Case, your music never skips a beat. Ghostbuds are carbon neutral and crafted from 52% recycled materials. These earbuds can be decorated in 48hrs at a 1pc minimum. 2nd life packaging: the box transforms into a charging stand.

Positive: This one has many positives, but let’s start with perceived value.  When you give these to employees or great customers, they will be overjoyed with the value and the cool look (and sound).

Negative:  Depends on the audience.  If you have an employee base or customer list that does not mesh well with tech items, this might be a stretch.

2-in-1 Marker/Cutter

File this one under, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”  This box cutter/marker is an inexpensive promotional product that nearly everyone can use.  We fell in love with this one so much, we did these with our own logo.

• Four-section blade with locking slide.
• Felt tip permanent marker.
• Slotted cap for snapping off dull blade pieces.

Positive:  This is just so functional.  From restaurants to realtors to any other business that receives shipments (that means everyone), this will be coveted.  Combine that with the fact that they are only around $2…and you have a winner.

Negative:  The pushback is always simple…safety.  Some organizations don’t want to hand this out because of travel or perception.

Magnetic Bowl Set

Ideal for storing small parts (hardware, fasteners) while you work in your garage or workshop – use at any angle.
• 6” stainless steel magnetic bowl, 3.25” magnet on bottom.
• 3” stainless steel magnetic bowl, 1.625” magnet on bottom.
• Rubber-coated magnetic base prevents scratches on finished surfaces.

Positive:  If you have ever worked on a project where you needed to take something apart, then put it back together, the appeal is clear.  Give me someplace to put the screws so they don’t “walk away.”

Negative:  It’s a fairly niche piece.  You might think “blue collar” versus “white collar” but those lines are blurring for sure!

So there you have it!  These are 6 Promotional Products You Need To Know About In June!  Want to see more?  Check out our Summer Shop here!

As always, we want to provide you with value.  So if you want to create marketing campaigns (and appreciation gifts) that hit the TARGET, check out our TARGET marketing playbook here.

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.