Kitchen Promotional Items – 13 of the Best Custom Barware & Drinkware Gifts

Kitchen promotional items join the food and beverage corporate gifts we recently highlighted based on food and beverage industry trends and consumer research as some of the trendiest gifts you can give to employees and clients in 2021. The kitchen promotional items category includes drinkware and barware gifts, as well as kitchenware items like personalized aprons and flour sack tea towels. The two major trends in this category right now are sustainable, environmentally friendly products and kitchen items with a retro, vintage look.

The Best Personalized Kitchen Promotional Items for 2021

Cork 5 Piece Cheese Serving Set
Cork 5 Piece Cheese Serving Set

Since both environmentally friendly products and charcuterie boards (aka “adult lunchables”) are trending with consumers in 2021, one of our favorite promotional products in the kitchenware category is this custom Cork 5 Piece Cheese Serving Set. It includes a natural cork cutting board that can double as a serving board and 4 cheese serving utensils with natural cork handles. Cork is a natural, sustainable, renewable, eco-friendly material that will help show your company’s commitment to the environment. Add your logo to the board with laser imprinting.

Bamboo is another sustainable material that makes an excellent meat and cheese serving board. Our Bamboo Cutting and Serving Board Set, made entirely of natural bamboo, is perfect for cutting and serving bread or charcuterie.

Custom lunch containers like bento boxes have become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the past several years. They are now so beloved by North American consumers that Progressive Grocer has referred to the bento box as “the new brown bag.” For 2021 corporate gifting, we love this attractive eco-friendly bento box and lunch cooler set. The set includes the Midori Bamboo Cooler in Natural and the Sarada Bento Lunch Box in White. The Sarada Bento Lunch Box is made of BPA-free plastic materials, includes a complete utensil set, and has a separate 1.4 oz. dressing/sauce container included. The Midori Cooler is crafted out of adjustable cotton and raw metal recyclable hardware, with a removeable PEVA insert.

Corduroy is a retro fabric that is making a comeback in 2021. We think this handsome corduroy apron with pockets would make a fashionable employee or client gift this year. Available in 7 earthy colors and customizable with your logo, this apron is also available in a smaller size for children.

Kitchen items that people use every day – like hand towels – make excellent branded swag. Flour sack towels are quite popular with U.S. consumers right now, so it is no surprise that one of our current bestselling kitchen promotional products is this simple, attractive, ultra-durable screen printed flour sack tea towel. Giftees love the charming retro design made from incredibly absorbent flour sack – this custom tea towel is reusable, machine-washable, and 100% cotton. Customize the look with our stock patterns that make it easy to pair your words with our attention-grabbing typography.

Custom Drinkware Trends for 2021

Since custom printed drinkware provides excellent ROI for your advertising budget – the cost per impression of promotional drinkware that costs $7 is under 1/2 a cent – it is always worth figuring out which drinkware styles consumers prefer when planning a giveaway event. According to the Advertising Specialty Institute, promotional drinkware like custom drinking glasses and coffee mugs are kept by U.S. consumers for an entire year and will generate 1,400 impressions, on average. Consumers who are gifted drinkware that they find both functional and attractive will be more likely to keep it and use it for longer.

Some of the best drinkware promotional products to gift to your employees and customers in 2021 include:

Custom Mason Jar Mugs

Millennials and Gen Z share a love of cold brew and iced coffee drinks, including Dalgona coffee (whipped coffee). Many young consumers prefer to prepare such drinks in glass mason jar mugs. Businesses that are looking for a promotional product that consumers in the coveted 18-to-34 age bracket will appreciate may want to consider a personalized mason jar mug. Here are a few of our favorite mason jar mugs for 2021 promotional giveaways:

27 oz. Mason Jar Mug with Handle, Lid and Straw

Ships assembled with lid. Clear jar, colored handles, mix & match lid & straw colors! BPA-Free Tritan and Dishwasher-Safe.

16oz Mason Mug (Clear)
This mason jar mug has a classic look that will appeal to mason jar fans. 16 oz glass mason drinking jar with handle. Hand wash recommended. Microwave safe with non-metallic imprint.

14 Oz. Camper Collection Ceramic Mug
14 Oz. Camper Collection Ceramic Mug

Custom Campfire Mugs

U.S. consumers also love ceramic campfire mugs. Speckled enamelware and ceramic tableware, cookware, and drinkware (including camping mugs) has recently captured the fancy of many Americans. One of Metron Branding’s bestselling drinkware products is this classic speckled Campfire Mug, available in 14 different colors. The retro granite design of this 14 oz. mug will make your logo look stand out from the crowd. The mug features a speckled glaze and a black halo around the rim. The sturdy, ceramic construction gives you long-lasting durability.

Custom Insulated Tumblers

Travel mugs and tumblers are always a hit with busy commuters. With an increased interest in sustainability among U.S. consumers right now, reusable, personalized tumblers are more popular than ever. Many Starbucks locations even offer discounts to customers who bring in reusable cups.

One of our current customer favorites in this category is the 20 oz. Arctic Zone® Titan Thermal HP® Copper Tumbler. This trendy tumbler has double-wall 18/8 grade stainless steel vacuum construction with copper insulation, which allows your beverage to stay cold for 24 hours and at least 8 hours for hot beverages. The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the tumbler. Easy sipping, push-on lid with slide closure. Wide opening for comfortable filling and pouring.

The Best Promotional Barware Gifts for Home Mixologists

The events of 2020 brought a “home mixology movement” to living rooms, basements, and kitchens across the U.S. The virtual happy hour trend born out of the pandemic helped usher in a collective renewed interest in mixing cocktails at home. Some customizable employee gifts to help make their virtual happy hours merrier than ever include:

Cocktail Party for One – Old Fashioned

Everybody loves a lift in spirits and this Virtual Happy Hour kit is the perfect gift to do that with. Provide a virtual office party at home with clients, co-workers and friends. Our handy Avery pouch is paired with a savory snack mix and a W&P cocktail kit. Each kit contains all the essentials to craft two top-shelf drinks…just add the spirits.

W&P Cocktail Canteen

The Cocktail Canteen is an insulated cocktail shaker filled with all your tools you need to make great drinks. Contents include a collapsible jigger/shot glass, a telescoping bar spoon, mini funnel, TSA-compliant glass dropper bottle and a combo peeler/zester. Customization is offered for display of a brand name or logo.

Moscow Mule Mug 4-in-1 Gift Set
Moscow Mule Mug 4-in-1 Gift Set

Moscow Mule Mug 4-in-1 Gift Set

4-in-1 gift set inspired by the popular Moscow Mule cocktail. Includes 2 mule mugs, 1 bar spoon and 1 measuring jigger. Stainless steel construction with copper coating. Gift box features a robust history of the cocktail and a recipe card is included. Each mug is 14oz.

W&P Peak Single Sphere Ice Mold & Soirée Old Fashioned Deluxe Gift Set

The perfect gift set for classic old-fashioned cocktails. This gift set includes one (1) W&P Peak Single Sphere Ice Mold, one (1) W&P Old Fashioned Carry On Cocktail Kit, and one (1) 12 oz. Soirée Tritan Old Fashioned Tumbler.

Make a Memorable Impression with Kitchen Promotional Items

We all eat and drink daily and the with the right personalized gift from you, your brand will be associated with the life-fulfilling joy these activities bring.  If you would like assistance with selecting the best personalized barware, drinkware, and kitchen promotional items for your customers and employees in 2021, Contact Us or fill out the form below.