THE GREATEST GULP – How to choose the perfect bottle
The drink bottle is a promotional product classic. It’s versatile, inexpensive, practical and offers a good-sized print area. There are literally thousands of drink bottle designs to choose from. Then you move away from plastic and there opens up another few thousand designs in glass, aluminium and stainless steel. So how do you choose the perfect bottle for your needs? Do you close your eyes and point? Do you scroll or flip through pages and pages of product catalogues? Or do you procrastinate in the hopes that inspiration will spring upon you at the last minute?
We hope this article will give you a better idea of what you’re looking for, by discovering more about what you really want. If we can narrow down your choices, you’ve a better chance of finding the perfect bottle for your next promotional product campaign.
Like we said, plastic promotional drink bottle types exist in their thousands. You’ve probably received numerous just by living your life. They could have come from your school, bank, utilities supplier. You’d like to add one to your own promotional products bank. So, which one is the one.
Well, what do you need it for?
A sports bottle is the perfect option if you’re sponsoring a fun run or know that your demographic are particularly active. Sports bottles are usually 600ml and have a wide twist lid with a pop top or flip spout. They’ve got the ideal diameter to slide into the side pocket of a backpack or sports bag and will fit easily in one hand.
For general promotional use, you want your bottle to appeal to a wide range of people. Consider Tritan bottles. This kind of plastic has glass-like transparency but is impact resistant, so won’t shatter if dropped. It is also BPA free and light-weight.
Alternatively, tap into the environmentally conscious mind with the first biodegradable, BPA free, plastic drink bottle made in Australia.
Sleek and Stylish
If you’re thinking of a corporate gift or business event memento rather than a general purpose giveaway, perhaps a more streamlined drink bottle is the right one for you.
Aluminium and stainless steel vacuum bottles are very ‘in’ at the moment. Their sleek silhouette makes for a modern and unobtrusive desk accessory. They’re most often shaped like a long teardrop with a small screw-on lid. They can be powder-coated in matte or gloss for bright, lasting colour and engraved for sophisticated, long-lasting branding.
Vacuum bottles are called such in reference to air being removed from the space between the inner and outer walls. This allows less heat to escape or penetrate the liquids inside, thus keeping it hot/cold for longer.
If you’re looking for something a little softer, why not go for glass? Contemporary glass drink bottles are made from borosilicate glass that will not crack or shatter in extreme temperatures. They look great etched. Top it with a screw-on bamboo lid engraved with your logo, it could be the drink bottle of your (or better still, your client’s) dreams.
The perfect bottle for those who are passionate about protecting the environment and resource sustainability? One that is reusable. Single use plastic is not limited to light-weight shopping bags. In 2016, Clean Up Australia reported that volunteers removed 32,294 plastic bottles, bottle caps and lids were removed from the environment. One person with a reliable, reusable drink bottle saves approximately 170 single-use drink bottles from entering landfill and the environment every year.
Aluminium and stainless steel bottles are extremely durable. Well-used metal bottles can be seen from a long way away, their colour scratched and the sides dented. They are the choice of people who know they’ll be using that bottle for years. They’ll bring it along on any adventure because it can take a beating. No matter what kind it is though, reusing a drink bottle is a matter of habit. The longer it is reused, the better it is for the environment.
Though there are so many to choose from, the perfect bottle for your brand and your message exists. Now you have a better idea about what you may be looking for, go and explore the wonderful possibilities. We know you’ll find the one you’re looking for.