Shift the Gift: 8 Gift Ideas for Powerful Event Branding
This year over $17 billion will be spent on branded promotional gifts. Since coming across this statistic a few months ago, we still haven’t gotten over just how much stuff that is! To add to that, we also discovered that the event industry is one of the most unsustainable in terms of waste generation – second only to construction!
With so much stuff floating around at events and conferences, how can you ensure your conference/event gifts stand out instead of being thrown out?
The most effective event gifts and giveaways are functional, memorable and impactful. These “triple value” gifts not only get your message across, but also bring joy to your audience and support the community at the same time.
So instead of defaulting to mass-produced tote bags, mugs and pens, this year we encourage you to Shift the Gift to build a meaningful and authentic connection with your audience. Be creative in choosing gifts that align with your mission and values. A thoughtful and clever gift packed with social and environmental impact will be remembered and valued by your recipient, rather than carelessly left behind.
Here, we share 8 of the best event gifts that give back to the world AND strengthen your brand:
Starting at $5.25, variety of sizes and scents available
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: health & wellness, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, international development, women’s empowerment, economic opportunity, energy, education and technology
$10 each, available in a variety of colors and sizes
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: social innovation, arts and creativity, economic opportunity
Prices vary by product
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: environment, sustainability, social impact, gardening
Retails for $20 each
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: water, international development, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, sports and fitness
Chocolate minis start at $35 for 150 minis; full bars retail for $3.75/each
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: food, farming, sustainability, social impact, international development, any conference where a mid-afternoon chocolate snack could go a long way!
Prices vary, contact for quote
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: women’s empowerment, environment & sustainability
Prices vary by product options
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: social innovation, women’s empowerment, economic opportunity, international development
Conference & Event Theme Ideas: women’s empowerment, food and beverage, economic opportunity, environment & sustainability
Have other meaningful gift ideas? Tell us about them in the comments below. Do you like any of the items above and want to combine it with one of our products? Let us know, and we can work together to create a custom gift set.
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