Custom Drink Bottles for Brand Marketing: What are Your Options?

Custom drink bottles rank high up on the list of effective promotional products. However, with so many types of water bottles out there, how do you choose the best one for your brand?

What we like about tumblers is that they are very flexible in terms of materials, designs, as well as in their application. They can be made from metal, plastic, and glass, with plastic being the most popular material of choice.

Moreover, they provide a portable advertising solution for your company. You see, everyone needs to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. That means, if your customer will be using a branded water bottle at home or in the office, your branding will be seen 8 times (or more) in a day. As such, this makes custom drink bottles one of the best advertising tools out there.

So, now the question is, which type of custom water bottle should you use for your business? What materials are ideal and what are the benefits?


Custom Drink Bottles: What are Your Options?

1. Plastic Tumblers

Plastic is probably the most cost-effective material for your custom water bottles. Cost-effective, customizable, lightweight, and sturdy, they make excellent material for drink bottles. On the other hand, the longevity and durability of the tumbler depend on the type of plastic you want to use.

Custom Drink Bottle

Custom Drink Bottle

As plastic is reusable, people can use them over and over again. The above example is a flat bottle made from plastic. We love how different this is from the usually rounded water bottle. This allows for better grip as the surface is flat and easy to hold.

If you like this promotional idea, do contact us with product code ODM-3430.


2. Stainless Steel Flask

Stainless Steel, custom drink bottles are great for both cold and hot beverages. Moreover, the shiny metallic body is a great place on which you can laser engrave your logo.

They are also easy to clean and hygienic, which is why many people prefer them over plastic ones. When plastic comes into contact with heat or even certain liquids with a slightly acidic component, it often leaches off toxic chemicals or leaves an unwanted taste in our drink. That is why it is important to make sure that your plastic tumbler is BPA-free and safe to use.

This particular example is made in the shape of beverage cans, which make them really interesting and eye-catching.

Custom Drink Bottles - Can-Shaped Stainless Steel Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Can-Shaped Stainless Steel Bottles

Another important reason many people choose metal tumblers over others is that they are durable and environmentally friendly. Because they last for years, they make economic sense to buy.


3. Glass Drink Bottles

Glass is definitely a great material for manufacturing drink bottles. However, they may be not the most durable choice. Water bottles made from glass cannot withstand extreme pressure and should be handled with the utmost care when shipping. However, like metal ones, they are safe to use and are perfect for both cold and hot drinks.

Custom Drink Bottles - Glass Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Glass Bottles

The above photo is made from borosilicate glass with a stainless steel cap. Contact ODM with product code ODM-1902 if you are interested in this product.


4. Silicone

Food grade silicone can withstand hot and cold temperatures which is why it is becoming a popular material of choice for food containers and cups. And, unlike plastic, it does not leach off toxic substances that can make your food or drinks taste and smell bad. Would these silicone water containers help you spread the word about your business? If so, feel free to contact us with product code ODM-1162 to learn more about how we can help you customize these products.

Custom Drink Bottles - Silicone Tumblers

Custom Drink Bottles – Silicone Tumblers


5. Wheat

Previously seen as industrial waste, wheatgrass has now become an excellent raw material for manufacturing household and personal items. Wheat fiber is a sustainable material, which makes the water bottles eco-friendly. Not to worry, wheat fiber drink bottles are sturdy and long-lasting just like their plastic counterparts. So, if you are looking for a promo idea for your sustainable marketing, then this wheat-based drinkware should be part of your marketing mix!

Custom Drink Bottles - Wheat Tumblers

Custom Drink Bottles – Wheat Tumblers

Do you wish to have your brand name imprinted on these useful promo ideas? If so, contact our team and do not forget to quote product code ODM-3053 to know more about our wheat bottles.


6. Novelty Bottles

We are so used to seeing cylindrical sports bottles every time. They may be functional and simple to use, but have you ever thought of offering bespoke shape ones? Turn heads and make customers talk about your brand with out-of-this-world designs! Water bottles in the shape of a fire extinguisher? That will surely quench your customers’ thirst!

Custom Drink Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Bespoke Shape

Are you looking for a luxurious-looking gift without putting a dent in your marketing budget? Enter our drink bottles with precious stones! Perfect as a unique promotional gift for your work from home employees or gift redemption offers.

Custom Drink Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Tumblers with Gemstones Inside

With novelty bottles, your number one selling point is their visual appeal. People always love out-of-the-box products so these will not just turn heads but also encourage them to keep your promotional drinkware for longer.

Custom Drink Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Bespoke Shape

Do you want to add more life to your promotional campaign with novelty ideas? Then be sure to get in touch with us today and reference product codes:

ODM-3428: for the fire extinguisher and other bespoke shaped bottles

ODM-2531: for bottles with gemstones inside.


7. Multifunction Bottles

Multifunctional items are trending nowadays. Water bottles are not just mere containers for a drink. Some of the high-end ones we found have built-in speakers, made for everyone who loves to listen to music while on the go. Simpler ones have a pillbox attached to them, which is great for keeping medicine pills. Small and compact, they could be a great addition to your medicine kit or your hand-carried bag when traveling.

Custom Drink Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Pill Box Water Bottles

These pillbox water bottles have ample space for brand placement so go and have your brand name or logo printed on them. This way, users will be exposed to your brand every time they use them. Interested in these water bottles? Please contact our team and quote product code ODM-3432.


8. Collapsible Water Bottles

Perfect for people with an active lifestyle, sports bottles are also a brilliant way to advertise your brand. Being portable and collapsible is what made them really great to use.

Custom Drink Bottles

Custom Drink Bottles – Collapsible Drinkware

There are many types of collapsible water bottles, so this means you as a brand can have so many customization options to choose from. Our tip, make sure that the bottles are BPA-free. Today, people are not just after durable items, they are also looking for products that add value to their purchases, and that includes water bottles that are safe to use. ODM-3433 is the product code.


Our Key Takeaways

Promotional water bottles are indeed a great way to promote your brand. There are many ways to incorporate them within a marketing campaign thanks to their flexibility and universal appeal. And when it comes to materials and designs, the possibilities are endless!

You can go for the classic glass and stainless steel route or you can make them more fun to use with quirky designs. You can even explore other sustainable materials that are trending today. To make the most out of your custom drink bottles, be sure to take into consideration who your customers will be, what they want, what is trending, and of course, your marketing budget. Certain designs can take longer to make and certain materials may be more expensive than others. Therefore, the price and the lead time for each water bottle type may also vary.


Where Does ODM Come In?

When it comes to your promotional needs, ODM is here to help you out! We have a team of merchandisers and product designers who can help you breathe life into your ideas. We visit factory floors and work closely with our suppliers to ensure that your merchandise goods are done according to your branding requirements.

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