Gone are the days of passive attendees and death by powerpoint. Creating unique memorable engaging event experiences is the goal.
This idea is very prevalent in onsite gifting which has turned into an effective way to curate an unforgettable experience for event attendees.
“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”
-Pierre Corneille, Famous French playwright
Here are 5 Onsite Corporate Gifting Experiences sure to leave a lasting impression well beyond your event:
Kendra Scott Jewelry Experience
I witnessed this gifting extravaganza first-hand at an event I supported in Miami. The look on the attendees faces when they realized they were able to design their very own Kendra Scott Jewelry was Meeting Planner gold.
The Kendra Scott staff were onsite to pamper each guest and assist them in the design of their personal treasures.
At this particular event, attendees could choose a necklace, earrings or a bracelet. There were a few styles in each category to pick from, as well as multiple stone choices and metal varieties. Once selections were complete, the items were quickly constructed, wrapped in their signature yellow box and turquoise tissue, and presented to guests right there on the spot.
As the event commenced the attendees proudly wore their items, creating a fun conversation piece throughout the event, and I would imagine well beyond.
Sunglass Fitting Experience
This is a popular onsite gifting experience extremely prevalent with incentive events in beautiful tropical places, where the gift can be put to immediate use. There is no shortage of vendor options to carry out this unique experience. However, many vendors offer only one sunglass brand.
Unless you are Select Shades. They deliver personalized sunglass fittings with over 20 iconic and LUXURY sunglass brands. Brands like Kate Spade, Costa, Jimmy Choo, Dior, and Gucci. An impressive list that is sure to WOW.
They travel to you and manage the entire onsite gift experience.
Leather “Cattle” Branding Experience
This onsite gifting idea from One-Experience blew my mind! They offer authentic leather pieces designed and constructed with a super soft and plush leather. Guests choose from 1 of 3 styles and watch as an experienced professional “cattle” brands the guest name, initials, or your brand logo on the gift – RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF THEM!!
Gift options come in 2-3 color choices per style and include a:
- Luggage Tag
- Business & Credit Card Holder
- Billfold Wallet
Branding can be done 1 of 2 ways:
- Hot cast iron with flame
- Non-flame leather embossed brand
They also offer an onsite flip-flop fitting experience with different well-known brand options. To take this experience one step further they bring the branding kit to stamp guests initials or Company logo right on the bottoms of each flop.
Big fan! BIG FAN!
The Bose Event Experience
This onsite gift experience is sure to make noise! Beyond the customized gifting component, the Bose Event Experience offered by Incentive Concepts is integrated into part of the program.
They go beyond gifting to power a welcome reception, host a hospitality suite or liven up a pool party.
This is an interactive experience with a high perceived value, yet a variety of offerings to match the event budget.
Custom Shoe Fitting Experience
I am a shoe lover to. my. core. No surprise this particular experience speaks to me. Global Gifting offers iconic footwear and sandal brands sure to impress. Brands like Nike, Adidas, Converse, Tom’s & Rainbow Sandals.
The two standouts to me were Nike and Tom’s.
In the Nike experience, Global Gifting comes to the event equipped with samples and computers to electronically design your very own Nike shoe.
Tom’s, known for their comfort and style, adds their One for One promise in this gifting experience. With every pair purchased, a new pair of shoes is given to a child in need.
Each of these onsite gifting experiences brings the memorable WOW! and gets you well on your way to achieving your event objectives. In giving, you receive.
A Chicago native, Angela is a self-proclaimed event-geek and celebrator of everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! She currently resides with her husband and 3 kids in the Atlanta, Georgia area and has been the Sr. Meeting and Event Planner for Ingersoll Rand, a global Industrial Company, since 2009. She recently debuted her blog, Eventfully Angela, writing about industry tips and the overall musings of her eventfully crazy life as an event planner and beyond. She can also be found sharing event industry awesomeness on Instagram @eventfullyangela. Thoughts and views shared are her own.