Promotional Water Bottles: Which One is Right for Your Brand?

You might have been aware that Chilli Promotions offers over 23,000 promotional items. What you might not have known is that there are over 50 different drink bottles and what promotional water bottles  exactly to use.

I expect your reaction to be: “That’s a lot of drink bottles”.

The first choice you’ll have to make is what type of water bottle will be best suited for your giveaway? What quantity are you needing, is there a budget in mind? Below are short descriptions of and uses for the different general styles of water bottles we carry.

Stainless steel doesn’t have to be boring.

Metal Water Bottles. This category includes both aluminium and stainless steel bottles. While you could argue that one material is better than another, they both have the same level of appeal when it comes to being a promotional item. Since these reusable bottles have the longest shelf life, they are best used to promote companies or brands as a whole, and not specific events. The downside is that if dropped, they can dent or hurt if thrown!

Great uses: General promotion, anniversaries, grand openings.

Plastic Sport Bottles. The least expensive option of all the promotional water bottles, these bottles are nice and flexible and all have easy openings to get water quickly. Plastic bottles are wonderful for special events, especially if they are for a charitable cause. Sport bottles, however, can start to warp if hot liquid is placed inside of them. [Note: I don’t know why you would put hot liquid in a water bottle, but stranger things have happened in the world.]

Not all plastics are alike – HDPE & LDPE High and low density – LDPE tends to be softer and therefore more squeezable. Then there are the foldable drink bottles with a clip – Great for giveaways and schools.

Great uses: Company picnics, fundraiser walks, special events.

Polycarbonate & Tritan Bottles. Not all polycarbonate bottles feature a screw off lid, but most do. Polycarbonate is plastic, but it is harder and inflexible, unlike the sport bottles. These bottles are ideal if they are going to be in the middle of the action, as they don’t shatter, dent, or puncture from normal use. They are the ideal bottle for athletic events. Both Tritan and polycarbonate are shatter, stain, and odour resistant.

Great uses: Fitness events, athletic teams, resells as fan merchandise, tradeshow giveaways.

Acrylic Tumblers. Even though many of the tumblers on our site are better suited as travel mugs for coffee, there are a handful of bright and colourful tumblers that are just perfect for holding water. The dual wall insulation in acrylic tumblers means that water will stay cooler longer, and not condense on the side of the tumbler. Many come with straws which keep spilling to a minimum. These should also not be used with hot liquids.

Acrylic tumblers come lots of bright, fun colours.

Great uses: Employee rewards, resells for fundraising, general promotion.

Then there is the Green Option. It is made from Sugar Cane Material (green polyethylene). Our “I’m green” bottles actually take CO2 out of atmosphere, while being Food grade, BPA Free, Recyclable & Australian Made.

Still need some help? As always, our customer service representatives are standing by to help you pick out the perfect promotional water bottles for your next giveaway or promotion.

Have you used water bottles as giveaways before?

For more promotional ideas, view our free promotional product idea book.