October is a very active month for events and promotions. Fall activities really ramp up to start the holiday season. There are also many recognition and awareness events during October, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fire Prevention Week, American Pharmacists Month, Boss’s Day, and many more.
Below you’ll find the top selling promotional items during the month of October to promote your business, event, or cause!
Top October Promotional Products
This should come as no surprise that a Halloween item is the top selling promotional product for the month of October. Trick or treat bags are needed by every trick or treater in the country. This makes these low-cost giveaways a perfect fit during the month of October. As a bonus, most Halloween bags have safety tips printed on them to promote safe trick or treating. Your adverting product satisfies a need AND promotes safety. That’s a win-win!
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many different promos are sold that are pink as well as many items supporting the breast cancer awareness ribbon. Some of the more popular items include an adult coloring book, called “Hues of Healing”, early detection exam charts, hand fans, lapel pins, and water bottles. However, any pink colored promotional item is a perfect fit to promote this nationwide awareness campaign.
October is a big month for both college and high school football. Homecoming games and important district and league match-up games are shaping the path to the big championship game. Thundersticks are the top selling stadium noisemakers for football games. With huge crowds attending homecoming football games, these popular noisemakers are excellent fundraisers to sell at the big game to generate tons of noise and team spirit. Whether you buy Thunderstix, BamBams, or other brands of thundersticks (What’s the difference?), these noisemakers will certainly be a hit!
These are one of the all-time biggest sellers for football games. After big touchdowns or field goals, the crowd loves to attempt catching mini footballs thrown by the cheerleaders. Mini footballs are also great to get the crowd excited during down times. These mini sports balls are often printed with local business sponsors on the side, which offsets the cost of purchasing these fun school spirit items. Since October is prime-time for homecoming games, mini footballs remain near the top of seller list. Go ahead and get those local business sponsors and buy mini footballs to throw to the crowd!
Stainless Steel Tumblers
Boss’s Day is observed on on October 16. A great & practical gift is a stainless steel tumbler, but branded with your own logo (and not a Yeti logo). If your customer base includes “bosses,” this is a great opportunity to build a better rapport with these “decision makers” by gifting them a nice item for Boss’s Day. These tumblers are huge sellers because they work and they work well! They keep ice for over 24 hours and can keep coffee hot for 5-6 hours, not that bosses leave their coffee sitting around for that long!
With Veterans Day coming up in early November, you have to plan ahead in October in order to get your customized patriotic items by Veterans Day. A few popular items to celebrate Veterans day are hand fans, lapel pins, sunglasses, and fun hats. Show your customers that your business supports this federal holiday to honor all Veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces! Our freedom stands because our Veterans have protected us for over 200 years. God Bless America!
The Fall season, starting with Halloween, starts the sweet season of the year. With the string of holidays during the last quarter of the year, there are plenty of sweet treats to eat. In fact, most people expect to eat more during the last part of the year. That’s why candy treats with your custom logo can great to reinforce your branding. Why? Because the more senses you involve in your branding, the stronger the bond you can form. Candy can help sweeten your brand!