Buying promotional products for Chicago Illinois clients isn’t much different than other regions. However, there are numerous theme-based gifts that can be purchased to show Chicagoans that your company recognizes the uniqueness of this bustling town.
While there are many excellent options of promotional products that can be given to Chicago clientele, a few things that offer the ‘wow’ factor are gifts related to sporting or cultural events.
Chicagoans are known for their passion of sports. They are loyal fans to the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, Bears, Blackhawk’s, and White Sox teams. Great gift choices include embroidered or screen printed jerseys, stadium blankets, insulated coolers, can cooler sleeve, and foam hands imprinted with captions like “Go Team” or “Spirit.”
Since Chicago is known as the ‘Windy City’ it’s a good idea to invest in promo items that offer protection from inclement weather. Summer months can be brutal with high temps and humidity. Good selections include lip balm, sunscreen, sun visors, ball caps and umbrellas.
Winter months can be particularly wicked with temps falling well below zero. Chicagoans will appreciate receiving logo imprinted knit hats and gloves, sweaters, fleece sweatshirts, and waterproof outerwear.
There are numerous cultural attractions in Chicago. Some of the most notable include the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, Skydeck (formerly known as Sears Tower), and the world famous Art Institute.
Great cultural gifts include items like our Chicago Cityscape memory globes which encapsulate the best sights in town inside a clear globe that can be imprinted with company logo, or retro posters of infamous events like the Chicago World’s Fair.
The Windy City is notorious for having some of the best restaurants in the world. Food and wine connoisseurs will appreciate items that provide gourmet treats and specialty foods from the area.
Good options include filling wicker gift baskets or picnic coolers with edible goodies and accessories. Food baskets can include personalized drinkware, imprinted tablecloth or picnic blanket, wine corkscrew, and other picnic essentials.
Chicago is most certainly the picnic Mecca with hundreds of parks including the infamous Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, and Rogers Park. For this reason, picnic gear is always a welcome gift.
The secret to winning people over with promotional products is to give items they want, enjoy, and get a lot of use from. Business owners already have a good idea of common interests amongst their customers. Providing gifts that appeal to the common interest shows customers you’re tuned into them. This helps strengthen bonds and goes a long way in attracting and retaining loyal customers.
A few items that are well-received by many people is promotional apparel, canvas tote bags, and aluminum water bottles. These items are ideal for use as trade show giveaways, appreciation gifts, and employee uniforms.
The possibilities for creating unique promotional products that appeal to the Chicago Illinois market are endless. At Gorilla Marketing, we understand that finding the best gifts can be challenging. We aim to make the process easy and enjoyable and would love to help you along the way. Click here to contact us and talk about your gift-giving needs.