As we approach an extended Bank Holiday Weekend there’s no better time to highlight a few promotional ideas that’d be perfect for day trips, short breaks and holidays.

These handy Waterproof Bags would be ideal for any activity that involves getting wet (!) and would also be perfect for a school or sports trips. They’re 45cm tall, come in 5 bold colours and offer a roll top closure and buckle to help keep their valuables both safe and dry.

To me, they’re Bum-Bags (can I say that?!) but ‘these days’ they’re known as Waist Bags! These practical giveaways are made from RPET which is a material produced from recycled plastics including old water bottles and, as such, have a tag on the side to show this. Each offers a couple of zipped compartments/pockets as well as an adjustable strap for their waist – colleagues say they’re also popular with dog walkers for storing their doggie essentials!

And lastly, and I guess it’s because i’m Mancunian, I always take a brolly with me wherever I go! I love this new ECO telescopic option from top manufacturer FARE Umbrellas. They boast a lightweight (yet strong) steel frame and a chunky handle made from bamboo, plus the canopy and sleeve (that come in 6 popular colours) are made from recycled plastics.

Lime green waterproof bag Grey fanny pack

Red umbrella

Camper 10 litre Waterproof Bag

Journey RPET Waist Bag

FARE Eco Mini Manual Umbrella with Wooden Handle