Hey, meeting and event planners! Dive into these great ideas about great logo wear and gifts to give your attendees and how to give them. According to www.smartmeetings.com, some popular U.S. destinations for meetings and conferences include San Antonio, San Diego, Tucson, Austin, Columbus, Orlando, New York City and Los Angeles. We’ve selected perfectly paired gifts for these popular meeting destinations, including some non-sized options for stress-free shopping.
A huge part of giving great gifts for meetings and conferences is in the presentation. Put careful thought into how you present your guests with their meeting gifts. You could present your gifts simply at check-in with their meeting materials tucked neatly inside a beautiful attaché. A more personal touch includes having their gift and meeting materials together with a handwritten note from your company’s president waiting for them when they arrive in their hotel room.
You could help guests look forward to the event by shipping gifts branded with your event logo to individual addresses ahead of time, letting your guests know how eager you are to have them join you at the meeting and providing the event agenda along with the gift.
Another unique option is to send your gift as a thank you as guests arrive home. Remind them of the great times they had at the conference and including key follow-up points from the conference. This option also saves guests the trouble of toting the gift home with them on the plane.
Regardless, the important point is to put as much thought into how you give your gifts, as you do what to give. Now for what gifts to give for meetings, based on the destination you’ve chosen for your event!
1. SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio is a hot destination in more ways than one. Keep your guests cool in performance golf polos from TravisMathew, one of the hottest brands on the market today both on and off the golf course. The TravisMathew Men’s Crenshaw delivers style with anti-odor, wrinkle-resistant, quick-drying, moisture-wicking performance. Looking for color? Check out the johnnie-O Fairway “Prep-Formance” Polo. Johnnie-O also offers a great non-sized option in the johnnie-O San Onofre Backpack, perfect for enjoying a stroll along the River Walk or making your way through San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
2. SAN DIEGO
Head to San Diego and look legit on the west coast with Columbia Fishing Shirts! Keep guests comfortable and cool on the wharf or out about town. Nothing beats Columbia PFG (Performance Fishing Gear) for anglers and adventurers of all sorts. Find something to fit everyone with men’s and women’s companion styles. And with a variety of fabrications to choose from, you’ll find the perfect catch, like the Tamiami pictured. It’s comfortable and yet suitable for casual business gatherings, earning it the nickname the “Florida Tuxedo”. Best of all, these beauties come in all colors of the rainbow. You’ll find the perfect match for your logo colors. They pair perfectly with a fun Bora Bora Booney Hat, so your guests will keep a cool head about things, and have it made in the shade.
Meetings in Tucson, Arizona, are popular and colorful, especially in spring when desert plants are in full bloom. This desert city offers sunny affordability for hotels and meals, perfect for savvy meeting planners. It’s also the home of fantastic desert hiking trails. So the perfect pairing for a Tucson meeting includes the hiker’s dream selection of Osprey backpacks and messenger bags. Available in an array of colors and full of features, you’ll find one just perfect for your crew. The Osprey Daylite Backpack starts at just $50 including your logo. The Osprey Daylite Plus Backpack has a few extra features and is available in four fun colors. If a desert hike isn’t on the agenda or a messenger bag is more your style, check out the Osprey Women’s FlapJill Mini Bag or the Osprey FlapJack Courier.
We’re thankful that www.smartmeetings.com included a Midwest meeting hotspot in Columbus, Ohio. A FAN-tastic sports town like Columbus calls for one of the hottest brands in athletic gear, adidas. At just $45, the adidas Tourney Messenger Bag carries your brand agenda forward and helps you outfit your team to win. Threadfellows just introduced adidas gear and apparel and this brand is gaining attention from our customers.
Austin, Texas, also makes the list of popular meeting destinations, and it’s no wonder why. Music flows everywhere, coupled with fantastic weather and an array of eateries. If an outdoor concert is part of your agenda, the perfect Austin gift pairing surely includes the perfect picnic or concert blanket from Woolrich. The Woolrich Eco-Rich Atlas Stadium Wool Blanket is a smokin’ deal at just $55 including your logo. And it totes well to concerts, picnics, baseball and soccer games, anywhere your seat needs to sit comfortably.
6. NEW YORK CITY & LOS ANGELES
Stay city slick on east coast or west. A fantastic non-sized meeting gift option is Fjällrävenpacks in stylish hues. They are the perfect city accessory from popular New York City to Los Angeles. Non-sized accessories with your logo make giving gifts easy. We recommend Fjallraven in fun colors and styles for colorful coastal destination events, especially the brand’s signature Känken backpack in an array of fashion colors to suit your event and your logo.
Whether your meeting is on the water, on the beach, in the tropics, in the north woods or in the city that never sleeps, Threadfellows has your meeting gift shopping covered. Check out our full selection at threadfellows.com.