Celebrate Cottage Season with These Summer Favourites

Summer where we are in Ontario always makes me think of cottage season. With that in mind, I thought I would write this blog on some really fun swag ideas that could be enjoyed at the cottage, as well as just some great cottage themed items if you want to incorporate a cottage vibe into your next event or tradeshow. There are so many products and options that can be enjoyed at the cottage but thought I would share just a few of our favourites here.

I think almost every cottage has a classic throw blanket that captures the cozy vibes the cabin brings: snuggling up playing board games on a rainy day, watching a movie, or even to keep you warm on chilly summer nights by the fire. I thought I would highlight the Cottage Plaid Throw specifically, with its cottage feel and three plaid colour ways, it is a super soft polar fleece reversed with a faux lambswool. It’s got a high-end style and quality, while capturing the coziness of cottage life. I love these blankets branded with a laser etched patch sewn into the corner as it gives the blankets a retail feel, while maintaining your brand in a subtle but effective way! We’ve also got lots of other plaid blankets (and blankets in general) so we are sure to find the right cottage blanket for your project.

Speaking of rainy day games, how about a classic branded pack of playing cards! These are such a simple and classic promo item that I think gets overlooked often because it might not be the newest or trendiest item, but boy do they get used! There’s nothing quite like playing round after round of your favourite card game with the family to help pass the time during those stormy days. I remember as a kid playing cards with my siblings for hours, which is a really fond memory for me! Incorporate your brand into those treasured times by ordering branded cards for your next promotion. Whether it’s a stock deck of cards with a one colour print on the case, or fully customized backs and faces, we’ve got the solution to keep the good times rolling rain or shine.


Now that we have those rainy days taken care of, let’s talk SWIMMING! The quintessential cottaging activity – jumping off the dock on a hot day into the cool crisp lake, now that’s a vibe! And what do you need after getting out of the chilly water? A Towel! If you are by the lake at a cottage in the summer, you are practically living in your bathing suit by the water. Branded beach towels are the perfect companion to dry off and have your brand exposed over and over again. My motto is you can never have enough towels, especially at the cottage! Having branded beach towels is a great cottage swag item and I personally love this deluxe beach towel, a mid-weight terry velour USA grown cotton option, super soft and absorbent that’s got a large imprint area for your logo. A perfect companion for any cottager in the summer!

Connecting Over Meals

Now, what would a cottage experience be if you weren’t sharing it with friends and family. Cottage times allow you to disconnect and truly come together with your loved ones. And what a better way to connect than over a delicious charcuterie board! Specifically, I wanted to highlight this 20” lake board. These are made from Canadian Black Walnut & feature a deep resin lake inlay; and we can do any lake design you need! The special resin mix gives the water a very real-life look, bringing the lake right onto your dining table. Add your customized branding, or a personalized family name, resort name, etc. for a beautiful cottage gift this summer. These really elevate the connection over snacks to be enjoyed with friends and family at your next cottage visit!

Muskoka Chairs

And the last, but certainly not least, item I wanted to share is the icon for cottaging, which is, as we call them in Ontario, the Muskoka Chair (or Adirondack chairs, for everyone else). Nothing like sitting back in one of these beauty chairs on the deck or dock, a super comfortable way to chill out and enjoy all that cottaging has to offer: the lake, the sun, the wildlife. These customized Muskoka Chairs only have a 3 piece minimum order, perfect for that high-end gift to wow a client, retiree, or even to have at your booth or event for a true cottage vibe. Have your brand represent the epitome of cottage life on custom branded Muskoka chairs to make your next promotion stand out!  

Looking for some other fun cottage ideas? Check out these other blogs I’ve written on outdoor games, can coolers, hats, and summer events for more fun and creative ideas to make your next project a success. Be sure to reach out to us today so we can help you make your cottage vibe promotion a reality!

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Lisa Evenden
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