Celebrate a new year with customized school spirit items!

Back-to-school spirit items can have a positive impact on students, teachers and everyone in the community.

When you show your support for the hometown football team or the high school band, you create unity. By promoting a team atmosphere, you can fight bullying and build self-esteem among students.

Youth who feel connected to their schools are more likely to experience a healthy adolescent development and a decrease in aggressive behavior.

Let us help you showcase your school. We make it very affordable to personalize cups, backpacks, lunch bags and apparel items in your very own school colors. Custom school supplies are an affordable way for educators to promote teamwork and improve safety.

Here are a few swag ideas for school officials, club leaders and parents:

10 school spirit items

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  1. Lanyards. Provide staff members and visitors with lanyards that clearly show your school name. Attach badge holders to keep employee identification easily displayed for added security.
  2. Hand sanitizer. Place customized hand sanitizer in classrooms, gymnasiums, restrooms and cafeterias to promote good hygiene and fight germs. Be prepared for those nasty viruses!
  3. Custom cups and bulk custom tumblers. Booster clubs and other school organizations can distribute personalized stadium cups or tumblers at pep rallies, sporting events, meetings and fundraisers.
  4. Stadium blankets and spirit towelsParents of football and track athletes will stay warm on those chilly days with customized stadium blankets. And students will enjoy rallying their team with spirit towels that proudly state their team name. Both make great Christmas gifts!
  5. Drawstring bags. Keep your golfer or band member hands-free with durable drawstring bags that store equipment, snacks and personal items. With prices this low, you can award one of these popular bags to your player of the week!
  6. Logo tote bags. School librarians can promote reading by giving canvas tote bags to young boys and girls to transport books. It’s a great way to keep borrowed books from getting lost or damaged.
  7. Lip balm. Everyone loves to receive lip balm! Pass them out at teachers’ meetings and school health fairs to show you care.
  8. Pens & pencils. Keep personalized pens and pencils in the school office to reward students or hand out to visitors as a low-cost welcome gift. We have fun highlighters, too!
  9. Lunch bags. Buy bulk lunch bags for every member of your traveling sports team and share the savings with other parents. You’ll find plenty of colors and styles to make everyone happy.
  10. Banner stands. Greet students on the first day of school with a floor-length banner stand that says “Welcome!,” gives directions and/or displays a colorful image of the school mascot. These are budget-friendly, mobile signs that can be used year after year!

Shop our newest school spirit items

Didn’t see what you wanted in our top 10 list? No worries! We recently added more great promotional products to our selection. Many of our newest items make fantastic school swag. Take a look at these products:

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school spirit bags, blankets and banner stands

If your district is on a tight budget, here’s a great idea: Order blank water bottles and let your students decorate them with your school name, mascot or rally cry! You can even make a contest out of it and give prizes to top winners.

Shop and place your order today so your school spirit items arrive before the first school bell rings. Our experienced graphic designers are ready to help you every step of the way!

For additional tips and inspiration to help you start the year off right, visit our Back To School Pinterest Board.

— This blog was originally published in August 2017


Shelley Grieshop is a former newspaper journalist who earned more than a dozen Associated Press awards for her in-depth research and writing skills. In May 2016, she joined Totally Promotional as a creative writer. She currently writes company blogs about branding, marketing, logos, wedding planning and much more. One of her life goals is to teach people when to use hyphens and apostrophes.

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