We’re willing to bet parachute pants and mullets don’t get an encore, but to say what’s old is new again isn’t far from the truth in many industries. Yes, that includes promotional products, branded merchandise and apparel. Whether its looks, styles, or trends from the 80’s, 90’s to early 2000’s, nostalgia is hot.
Nostalgic or throwback pop culture design is everywhere you look. And for good reason. For starters, it worked once, right? More importantly, it just makes us feel good. That’s particularly poignant in uncertain times.
“Uncertainty is the foundation of anxiety,” says Juliet Kuehnle, a licensed clinical therapist and founder of Sun Counseling and Wellness. “When we feel dysregulated, we often crave something that will soothe or ground us. This might be an object, a memory, or something sensorial that our brain and bodies hold as secure, safe, or joyful.”
Promotional products can help deliver on that feeling of security. From bucket hats to fanny packs, butterfly hair clips, and neon anything. Here are some of our favorites here at The Dunstan Group!
Fanny Packs – Talk about making a comeback! This particular fanny pack measures 12″ x 6″ and is available in black and royal blue. This handy bag is made of 420-denier coated nylon and features three zippered pockets (main, front, and rear). The waist strap is adjustable to a maximum size of 44″ to fit most body types. Customize with an imprint of your company name and logo to create a unique and useful gift or giveaway.
S’Mores Kit – The “to go” kit for campfire s’mores and more. The fun and joy of making s’mores over a campfire is possible anywhere thanks to this awesome kit! Each kit includes Graham Crackers, Milk Chocolate bars, Marshmallows, Toasting sticks, and Gel Fuel (the flame). The best part? This kit comes in a shipping-grade mailing box! Includes 2 Belgian Milk Chocolate Bars (2.25 oz.), 4 Graham Cracker Sheets, 4 Marshmallows, 1 Gel Fuel (the flame), 4 toasting sticks.
Classic Lunchbox – Nothing says “old school” like a metal lunchbox. Gain some ground with new customers and old ones alike with this throwback tin lunch box! This has everything customers need for taking a tasty meal along to work, school, or anywhere else. The design is exactly how they remember it, too. Add your company name or logo for maximum visibility.
Classic Shades – The style that’s always in, and a look they’re sure to love with these customizable shades! These adult-sized sunglasses feature colored lenses that elevate traditional promo sunglasses to the next level. The UV400 lenses provide UVA and UVC protection. They also come with black frames and different colored arms. Can be customized with a brand name or logo, too!
Vintage Speaker – Classic styling meets modern technology. Don’t let Campbells vintage-inspired appearance fool you. This compact wireless speaker with a passive subwoofer packs an entertainment punch! With its built-in microphone, FM radio and MSD card reader & USB slot, you can answer calls, find your favorite oldies station or play a selection of your own favorite tunes.