Picking out the right gifting plan for your attendees is a fun way to elevate their experience. Create destination intrigue prior to arrival, set the tone when guests arrive or send home a gift to keep the memories alive.
Anyone can buy the newest technology gadget, but a thoughtful gift stands out to attendees, making their trip more memorable or comfortable. Not sure where to start? Consider the following:
Collect attendee preferences up front to curate gifts they’ll appreciate. Their favorite cocktail? Ready to mix the moment they step into their suite.
Keep your attendee journey in mind. Set up a pick-a-hat gifting experience on arrival so attendees can wear it the entire trip.
Ensure gifts are a tangible reflection of your brand values. Share the “why” behind event gifts with a thoughtful note from leadership.
Put the power in attendees’ hands by encouraging them to select a gift most meaningful to them. On one trip, we created a bespoke leather bar experience. Certified leather experts ensured each individual found the right fit matching their style preferences. Once outfitted with premium leather boots—like Tecovas or Laredo—cowboy hats and more, attendees got their special items branded with their monogram.
Engage attendees’ emotions by selecting gifts from brands that give back to the community and/or charitable organizations that donate a portion of their profits. It’s a great way to evoke brand connection with the positive experience. For one client, attendees received a FEED bag where each tote had a number stamped on it to signify the number of meals the purchase provided for school-age children in impoverished countries.
Create an intimate connection between attendees and the local culture, always ensuring to leave the destination better than you found it. On a trip to Aruba, we gifted attendees locally made bracelets from VADAVAS, an organization whose proceeds benefitted single moms on the island.
Go beyond the incentive trip with gifts that make life easier and allow attendees to fully enjoy their surroundings.