Archive for the ‘Gift giving’ Category

unpredictable swag

September 10, 2010

Gift bags conjure up ideas of company-branded Frisbees and pin-back buttons, water bottles and pens.  It’s all quite predictable, so when we have an opportunity to do something different, that’s when the most fun happens.  Wouldn’t it be fun to build swag bags around these great, unpredictable swag items?

Having your event in a major metropolitan city?  Give your attendees a city plate!  I’m not a plate-on-the-wall girl, so it would be fun to use as a cheese plate for your next shindig or serve as the backdrop to that delicious dessert!


[City Plates]



 Having your event at a yacht club?  Hosting a nautical-themed party?  Sea Bags are the perfect carryall tote that your attendees can use again and again.  Want to take this theme to the next level?  Stuff the bag with Sperry Topsiders, throw in a splash-resistant anorak and roll up a beach towel.


[Sea Bags]



Throwing a baseball themed event?  Why not get your male guests some commemorative cufflinks from the ballpark?  Crafted from the salvaged seats of America’s most renowned stadiums, your guests could wear a piece of baseball history – original paint colors and all.  


[Ballpark Cuff Links]



 Hosting an event with international attendees, or throwing a party in a foreign city?  Give guests the gift of these colorful passport covers made with recycled ties and they’ll never lose their passport among the multitude of other things they’ve packed.


[Narwhal Company Passport Cover]



Have you received unusually cool items in your swag bags?


Hostess with the Mostess

August 5, 2010

It’s summer, your friends and co-workers are hosting events and you’re invited. 

What do you get the host that has everything? 

Check out these fabulous, fun and affordable gift ideas.  What are YOU bringing to the next event? 

TEACUPCAKES -Bake and Serve Cupcake Molds

The Chef Set - Page flags to identify recipes in cookbooks


Sing Along Tongs - Rock out your salads like a superstar with these microphone shaped tongs!



Garden in a Bag™: Basil Culinary Herb

Odd-Size Measuring Set from Williams-Sonoma. Odd-measure cups come in 2/3, 3/4 and 1 1/2-cup sizes. Odd-measure spoons come in 2-tsp, 1 1/2-Tbs and 2-Tbs sizes.


CB2 Cheers Wine Glasses - Six handblown glasses raise spirits in a half-dozen world languages

FINGERFOOD™ Party Plates - For ultimate party multi-tasking

What's a Cook to Do? By, Jim Peterson. A quick-reference, A-to-Z answer book for the home cook.

Soapsicles - Rainbow, Peace, Love & Soapiness