We’ve got s’pirit, yes we do! We’ve got s’pirit, how ‘bout you? Football season has officially kicked off; between the parties and tailgates, your S’well bottle will be the best game day teammate. Our stainless steel bottles will be sure to keep your beverage of choice at a touchdown temperature. We’ve put together a suggested list of bottle combinations that match some of favorite NFL teams to show off your team s’pirit:
Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are truly honored to be working with partners that are devoted to funding research and a finding a cure.
Additionally, to benefit the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, we’ve partnered with BCBG Max Azria to create a bottle that will be sold exclusively on Joyus. Check out People Magazine’s Zoe Ruderman and the President and CEO of the CFDA, Steven, talk about these beautiful S’well bottles here.
For this week’s blog, we’re excited to have our Director of Custom Sales, Kathryn, talk about the upcoming holiday season and why custom S’well bottles make great gifts:
Over the years, how much SWAG have you thrown in the trash, re-gifted, or refused because you did not need any more clutter in your life? I am guessing you’ve received more than your fair share at Running Races, Press Events, Trade Shows, and beyond.
Before joining S’well, I always gifted with a purpose. Since joining S’well, I have been able to help Fortune 500 companies, startups, luxury hospitality clients, and many more gift green. With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share my Top 5 reasons why S’well is better than any other gift you could give your clients and employees:
S’well will be the fashionable and functional replacement to the plastic bottles currently being used in your office space. You’ll be outfitting your team with something they will use at home, work, and play, while saving the planet from single use plastic bottles.
No one want’s another fruit basket or box of chocolates …again! It’s almost resolution season—give the gift of hydration and the best gym accessory
Everyone loves a good bottle of wine, so why not pair one with a 25oz S’well. Come summer, your clients will carry their Rosé with them to the beach because they loved your gift back when they were freezing…now it’s just their wine that is freezing cold
Other water bottles don’t work hard to keep your beverages cold for 24 and hot for 12. Encourage a healthier and hydrated team by gifting a 17oz Stone Collection bottle, like Fenwick & West, perfect for any adventure.
S’well is a gift that they will actually LOVE! With our fashionable colors, patterns, and textures, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, it’s not another T-Shirt, hat, or tote bag. You are giving so much more than a “water bottle”—you are giving the hydration accessory used by celebrities and influencers!
Interested in ordering custom S’well bottles? Tell us what you’re looking for here!
It’s that special time of year again… S’well’s birthday! We are officially 5 years old and are ready to celebrate in s’tyle! Our customer loyalty has been the best gift of all through these years, so in return, S’well wanted to give gifts to 5 lucky winners! Enter on our website for a chance to win 1 of 5 mystery bags. We’re giving away prizes from some of S’well’s best friends:
‘Tis the season to travel. Long weekend getaways and out of office replies are the norm. So pack your bags and your S’well and check out some of our travel hacks here:
S’well bottles are of course a great travel companion. We’re frequently asked if they are safe to bring through airport security. They are! Just make sure to empty out your liquids before doing so.
Before you head out on your next adventure, we’ve got an app you need to check out. GYPSY CIRCLE is a social travel network that allows the user to connect with their friends before arriving to their destination. Input a trip and see which of your friends will be there and friends that live there AND free international messaging, making this the social app for the jet-setter in you.
Flight 001 is our go-to for packing supplies. They have everything, from the perfect carry-on to adapters and eye masks. It’s your one stop shop to make sure you’re totally prepared!
S’WELL AROUND THE WORLD
We love to see where you take your S’well, so don’t forget to use the hashtag #swellbottle and we’ll live vicariously through your S’well bottle adventures around the world!
Before the beautiful summer weather leaves us once again, we’re trying to fit in as many group gathering as we can. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a dinner party with friends and family? We’ve rounded up a few quick tips to keep in mind when you throw the ultimate Dinner Party over Labor Day weekend:
Serving up a cheese plate to start? If it were up to us, we could eat cheese for the whole meal. But we love Real Simple’s guide to the perfect cheese platter, which outlines the different varieties to consider and what to serve with it. We recommend using one of Brooklyn Slate’s beautiful cheese boards, sure to catch the eye of your guests.
If you’re thinking about assigned seating, our 9oz S’well bottles are the perfect alternative to place cards. Use the Chalk Ink Pens to personalize each bottle with your guests’ names. At the end of the party, they’ll walk away with a fun memento of the night!
Set the table
You know the fork goes on the left, knife on the right, but you have to set the rest of the table too. We love the variety of flower arrangements The Bouqs creates and their guarantee of the freshest flowers.
Set the tone
Music will set the tone for any dinner party. You don’t want to put your guests to sleep, but you don’t want to feel like they’re eating dinner at a rave. We love Spotify’s“The Lounge Bar” playlist, that has stripped down lounge versions and covers of some of your favorite songs.
Gift for the host
As a guest, it’s customary to bring a bottle of wine, a dessert or a small gift for your host. Why not bring them a 25oz S’well! You can even chill a bottle of wine and put it in the bottle before giving it to your host so he or she can serve it.
We’re huge dog lovers here at S’well, so much so that we’ve even held a bring your dog to work day. Dogs are a man’s (or woman’s) best friend and so is your S’well! Both come with you wherever you go and are ready for whatever adventures life has in store. We love seeing pictures of the two together, so we’ve compiled a few of our favorites #swellbottle Instagrams featuring some playful pups! Happy National Dog Day!
via @jodesie feat. Sadie @russelserene, Brussels Griffon
via @lisagadams feat. Stu, the Aussie
via @rachelgannon feat. Bella @jgannon511, Westie
via @rachelgannon feat. Bella @jgannon511, Westie
via @shopbop feat. @toastmeetsworld
via @daniellegadams feat. Bella, @jgannon511, Wesie
If you’ve been on our website, then you may have already met team S’well. But as our team grows, there’s more to learn about everyone! So we took a little office poll so we can get to know the little things about our team:
It’s how (almost all of) S’well starts the day, so we figured it’d be the best way to start our office poll. We drink A LOT of coffee in the S’well office, so much so that we have 3 different kinds of coffee machines that are used regularly.
Now that you had your coffee, how did you get to work?
We asked our team members to list all of the many ways of transportation they take to get to the office and were fascinated to see the different combinations. We tallied everything up to see which was the most used form of transportation.
You’re a New Yorker at work, but where are you from?
Home is where the heart is and we wanted to know where everyone’s hearts have their roots.
We’ll stop pestering you, go eat your bagel!
As a New York based company, we hold our bagels close to our hearts and stomachs. Depending on who you’re in the kitchen with, there’s always a chance someone else’s bagel will look just a little bit better than yours. So we asked everyone what they put on their bagels…so we can steal their ideas.
It’s summertime and we’re all surrounded by water frequently, whether it be a weekend at the beach, spending time at the neighborhood pool or keeping a S’well bottle full of cold water throughout the day. While we’re all enjoying the wonders of water, it’s important to take a minute to acknowledge that there are still nearly 748 million people in the world that do not have the access to clean water.
S’well knows the importance of water and how it impacts not only our bodies but also communities. That’s why this year S’well supported the U.S Fund for UNICEF Tap Project with a $100,000 donation. UNICEF works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Whether by restoring access to clean water after a disaster or promoting safe hygiene practices in schools and communities, UNICEF is on the ground helping children in need.
Since 1990, UNICEF and its partners have helped more than two billion people gain access to safe drinking water. We still have a way to go but S’well is helping make progress possible. To find out more about how you can get involved visit www.unicefusa.org.
You’re probably enjoying what’s left of the summer, wishing it would never end …and then you hear those dreaded three words and everything comes to a screeching halt; Back to school. It’s unavoidable and is creeping up on us. Shopping for supplies can be a hassle, so we’ve compiled a quick list of some items you shouldn’t be without to take some of the stress away so you don’t miss a minute of what’s left of summer fun!
Frends headphones – Even more fun about these headphones, you can change the caps that go over your ears
Poppin Ruler – You might not be able to measure style, but at least you can measure in style!
Black Tie S’well – Whether you’re keeping your drink cold throughout a day of classes and after school sports, or keeping coffee through the wee hours of those all nighters – your S’well is sure to be your best study buddy and best bottle.
We’re just about halfway through the summer and despite the unbearable temperatures and humidity we’ve been facing here in NYC, this summer has not been a bummer! We’ve compiled a list of some of the things we’re favoring in NYC this season:
On The Sea:
What’s better than oysters & rosé on a boat? Probably nothing. Spend your Summer Fridays on the Grand Banks oyster boat overlooking the Hudson River with views of the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty.
If you have an Instagram, then you know that this season’s hot spot outside of Manhattan is The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Currently dripping in rainbows courtesy of artist Jen Stark, the place is also dripping with celebrities.
On (Roof)Top of the World:
The S’well team is #blessed to have this view at the S’well bottle HQ. You might see an employee or two run up the staircase to hold whatever food of choice in the air with the skyline as the ideal background.
You have not experienced ice cream until you’ve tried Van Leeuwen’s recent special flavor, Honey Comb. This frozen scoop of heaven is unbelievably creamy and complimented by chunks of crispy honey comb that mixed in. Run and get a scoop before team S’well eats all that’s left in the city.
Our friends over at sweetgreen just released their Late Summer Menu and it is not to be missed. The Watermelon + Feta is the perfect salad to cool down with. The Guacamole Greens is like a burrito bowl, turned into a healthy salad, that can only be described as delicioso.
Best Rainy/Too Hot To Be Outside Day Activity:
The New Whitney is a must this Summer. Raining? So hot that you might melt? Retreat to the New Whitney in Meatpacking. Every detail of even the building is perfect; not to mention the actual artwork. The outside area with the rainbow color chairs is every instagramers dream. Don’t forget to visit Danny Meyer’s new Untitled below the Whitney for milk and cookies.
When it comes to our summer drink of choice, we’ve got 3 simple words for you; Rosé. All. Day. With that in mind, we made the best summer accessory for you, the “#OnlyRosé” S’well bottle! Pour a full chilled bottle right into this 25oz bottle and bring it anywhere from a beach getaway to a rooftop party. And don’t worry about condensation getting on the inside of your bag. The double-walled lining will keep your bottle sweat free!
In honor of “Wine Wednesday” or wine any day, follow our Winesday Pinterest board, highlighting all things we love about wine.