Custom branded corporate Christmas gifts

Make sure your brand is ready for December

I know what you’re saying… it’s not even August yet, and we’re talking about Christmas. For many people, this blog could be the last thing you’re looking to read, but as the summer sun continues to shine, we’re already preparing Christmas promotional marketing options for organisations across the UK.

Only mere days before Christmas 2020, the UK was informed that it’d be entering a state of lockdown. Plans were to be immediately cancelled and events were indefinitely postponed for millions of people across the country.

This year, however, it looks like the end of the pandemic may be in sight, and the hopes of a Christmas filled with events, cheer, family, and friends may be back on the proverbial menu. It goes without saying that many people will be ensuring that this year’s glad tidings make up for last year.

There’s no better time to start thinking about this year’s promotional Christmas marketing campaign.

Promotional advent calendars

When it comes to counting down the days until Christmas, nothing hits the mark quite like promotional custom branded advent calendars. A cost-effective gift designed to put a smile on your customers’ faces, personalised advent calendars are brilliant gift options to treat customers to this December.

Due to high demand, fully customised or unique-shaped advent calendars may be difficult to source after mid-September.

However, if you’re looking for traditionally shaped calendars with printed covers, you’ll need to have artwork finalised by October.

Our advent calendars are available with a wide range of chocolate options, including milk, dark, or white, as well as Celebrations, Lindt Balls, and other chocolate favourites.

Custom branded hampers

Whatever the taste, whatever the budget, it’s hard to resist the lure of a custom branded hamper filled with festive treats this Christmas.

Perfect for clients, customers, and colleagues, our hampers allow you to truly share something memorable with those important to you. From cost-effective options to decadent luxury wicker baskets bursting at the seams, there’s a hamper for everyone at Sycal.

Got a sweet tooth? We can help provide your customers with hampers filled with chocolates, cakes, sweets, fudge, biscuits, and more:

  • Got a sweet tooth? We can help provide your customers with hampers filled with chocolates, cakes, sweets, fudge, biscuits, and more.
  • Fancy something a little more savoury? Why not choose a branded hamper that features crisps, nuts, olives, dried meats, cheeses, biscuits and more.
  • A drink to celebrate? We offer a wide range of hampers that can feature wines and beers!

Ugly jumpers are beautiful gifts

Why not promote your brand this Christmas with something ugly?

Tacky? Gaudy? Perfect! Designed to make a statement, our custom branded Christmas jumpers are a fantastic promotional gift for the festive period.

Available in three premium quality compositions, your custom branded Christmas jumpers can be manufactured from:

  • 50% Cotton / 50% Acrylic
  • 50% Merino Wool / 50% Acrylic
  • 50% Upcycled Cotton / 50% Acrylic

Our cotton and merino wool models are available to be customised with 112 stock colours. The upcycled cotton yarn is available in 20 stock colours, but other shades can be produced upon request.

Our upcycled yarn is derived from used clothing and pattern cutting scraps from garment production. The upcycling process is mechanical.  No water, dyes or chemicals are used and the production process is near zero C02 and 50% solar-powered factory.

With recycled textiles, waste is still subjected to a new manufacturing process using water, dyes and chemicals. Recycling is better than throwing away. But Upcycled Cotton has a significantly lower impact on the environment and we’re proud to be part of the movement to be gentler on our planet.

Why not make your Christmas marketing campaign an eco-conscious decision.

Things to consider

By no means are we saying that it’s essential that you start placing orders for Christmas branded gifts in August, but having a clear and concise plan early can pay dividends. At Sycal, we try our best to simplify purchasing promotional merchandise as much as humanly possible, but sometimes delays can occur.

With unexpected lead times, project sign off marketing miscommunications, and artwork changes, there

When it comes to promotional merchandise, there are a few things to consider that may take more time than you’d think:

– What promotional products will most effectively promote our brand?

With thousands of promotional merchandise options available, choosing the most effective product for your needs isn’t always a snap decision. Need a hand? Speak to our merchandise experts today.

– Do I have the correct artwork?

With the specific size and layout requirements, making sure that you have the correct artwork is essential to ensure your products reflect the quality of your brand. With our in-house designers, we can help ensure your artwork fits the individual products you’ve chosen. Learn more about our artwork specifications.

– How long is the production turnaround time?

Due to such variations in product customisation and personalisation options available, some orders may take longer to process and manufacture than others.

– How are we storing and distributing these products?

Depending on the end goal, arranging storage and distribution channels for your products can often be a time and labour intensive task. At Sycal, we offer complimentary storage, as well as direct-to-customer distribution options.

Should you be looking to source something truly bespoke and original for the Christmas period, now may be the time to start. Although traditional products may have a speedy turnaround, more unique products can take considerably longer to manufacture.

For example, advent calendars are a fantastic product that can keep you in the direct eye line of your customers for almost a month, however, more bespoke and intricate options may not be available to order from September onwards due to their demand and complexity.

Want to learn more?

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping organisations creatively target their clients and customers over the Christmas period, and are on hand to help.

If you’d like to discuss your festive needs in detail, or simply want to learn more, contact our team on 01234 841741 or via email