Soccer — better known as football outside the United States and Canada — is arguably the most popular sport in the world. It’s played in basically every country, and there are legions of fans all over the globe who cheer for their favorite teams. Since soccer is such a popular sport, it makes sense that your business would want to connect with fans (and potential customers) via a soccer-themed giveaway.
Here are 10 of our favorite soccer giveaway ideas to help inspire your next sporting event promo:
Stadium Seat Cushions
There’s no way around it: Unless you’re fortunate enough to get a spot in the VIP section, stadium seats are pretty uncomfortable to sit on for hours on end. That’s why some of our favorite soccer giveaway ideas involve custom stadium seat cushions that make sitting in a stadium a little more bearable. These cushions come in many designs, from simple rectangular cushions you place on the bench to more complicated folding chairs with back support, so you can choose the one that works best for your giveaway.
Fleece Stadium Blankets
Staying warm on a cold day or during a night game requires extra layers in the form of a blanket, but many people understandably don’t want to dirty up their nice at-home blankets by taking them into a gross stadium. In other words, you should definitely consider a soccer giveaway with a custom fleece blanket specifically designed for stadium use. These blankets are typically machine washable, so you can just throw them in the washing machine after a game, and they fold down into a compact package for easy transport.
Rally or Sport Towels
If you’re trying to connect with soccer fans, personalized rally towels are a great option to encourage them to show their team spirit and cheer for the players during the critical game plays. If the athletes themselves are more of your target audience, then opt for a microfiber sports towel, instead, that they can use to soak up sweat and stay comfortable during long games. Some sport towels go the extra mile and offer cooling properties that help athletes fend off heat exhaustion on warm days.
Clear Tote Bags
Many event venues, including soccer stadiums, are moving toward a “clear bags only” policy to help speed up security lines and prevent dangerous incidents. If your local stadium has instituted this policy, then fans will be sure to appreciate a soccer giveaway in the form of a policy-approved clear bag. These bags come in many different styles, from backpacks to tote bags to drawstring bags, so you can choose the one that suits your needs the best.
Solar umbrellas serve two purposes: They shelter fans from the rain just like a typical umbrella, but the special material also helps to protect fans from UV rays, as well, on sunny days. While these umbrellas might not be the first item that comes to mind for a soccer giveaway, fans will get a lot of use out of them due to the two-in-one design. Not to mention, the umbrellas will stand out from the other more typical giveaway items, creating more brand recognition for your company.
Both athletes and fans alike need to stay hydrated, and there’s no better way to do that than with a custom water bottle printed with a logo or graphic of your choice. Personalized water bottles are available in many different styles and price points, from affordable plastic ones to more premium designs made of double-walled stainless steel. Your giveaway winners will think of your company every time they take a sip of water.
Stress Reliever Balls
If you’re looking for an affordable soccer giveaway in bulk, items you should definitely check out are stress relieving balls shaped like soccer balls. These stress relievers are made of squishy foam that are meant to be squeezed as small as possible, and then they pop back into shape as soon as you let go of them. Due to their small size, they are typically sold in very large quantities, making them a great option when you want a giveaway for an entire stadium full of fans.
Sports Beach Balls
Other options for affordable bulk soccer giveaway ideas are beach balls shaped like (you guessed it) soccer balls. This is a perfect giveaway idea for the warm weather months, and the soccer design offers some novelty vs. the typical striped beach ball design. Know that you can also get the balls in different shapes and sizes besides soccer balls, so this giveaway is a possibility for other sports as well.
When it comes to any kind of sports promo, including soccer giveaways, you can’t go wrong with athletic apparel of all kinds. Not only does athletic wear work for both fan and athlete audiences, but it’s available in a variety of styles and sizes (including kids clothes) to fit all budgets and needs. Whether you are looking for a classic ball cap or a premium performance hoodie from a recognizable brand, there’s an option out there for your soccer giveaway idea.
Soccer players have to haul around a lot of gear, and most typical duffel bags aren’t designed with the dimensions of athletic gear in mind. Thus, they are sure to appreciate a nice quality sports duffel with multiple pockets to hold all their equipment. Print your logo on the duffel bag for a memorable giveaway item they are sure to use all season long.
Have you already done a giveaway around soccer, or are you planning for your first soccer promo? Have you noticed any brand giveaways at soccer games that really stood out to you? Let us know in the comments below!