Designing merch for your business can be a great way of getting your name out there and generating a buzz. Everyone loves receiving free gifts, particularly if they have an attractive design and are useful, so you might want to reserve some of your merch as exclusive free gifts for loyal customers. On the other hand, you could sell your merch either on an online store or at a trade show. To set yourself apart from the usual fare of pens, mugs, and tote bags, why not think outside the box for your merch? Here are some fun merch ideas for your business

1. Artwork

From inspirational posters adorning bedroom walls to fun postcards used to brighten up a desk, most people love to display a beautiful and inspiration piece of artwork. Your business does not necessarily have to be heavily design focussed in order to produce beautiful artwork that customers want to display. Work with a designer or artist to come up with an appropriate design for your artwork. You might want an illustration that conveys the ethos of your business or a certain product, or you could simply have an uplifting and inspiration quote written in beautiful calligraphy. Stunning artwork that is not overly promotional will soon become desirable and highly collectible for your customers.

2. Hats

Hats are a great merch option as they can be worn in all weathers and add a stylish finishing touch to an outfit. Custom embroidery, a woven patch, or a custom screen-printed logo can easily be added to your hat to ensure that it reflects your business’s branding and looks cool for customers. You might want to have different hats available depending on the season, for example a cozy beanie for the cold winter months and a cool and shaded trucker hat for warmer and brighter weather. Visit for more information about custom hats.

3. Face masks

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is now compulsory for many people throughout the world to wear face masks when in public, in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. With face masks looking like they are here to stay, many businesses are catching on to their merchandising potential and producing custom face masks. As such, adding a face mask to your merch range is a great way to stay relevant and help to protect your staff and customers. Remember, however, that these are non-medical face masks and should be used in conjuncture with other hygiene practises to fully prevent the spread of the virus.

4. Water bottles

With the growing trend in environmentalism, many people are looking to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics like water bottles; as such custom reusable water bottles are a great merch idea for your business. Consider the material of your water bottle: BPA free plastic is less toxic and more durable than its single use counterpart, and stainless steel and glass are eco-friendly and help keep your water cool.