Christmas will be here before we know it and many events for which give-aways are needed are coming up in the latter part of the year. It's been a while so I thought it was about time to reach into the treasure troves of gift ideas that I've been collecting to share a few with Cvent Event Blog readers.
BauBax Ultimate Travel Jacket (not yet available)
When I spotted this hoodie with pockets and compartments for travel, I immediately thought it would make a great gift for my son. I shared it on Facebook as a great gift for Millennials. Immediately, I got lots of responses from Boomers and members of GenY indicating that they would love one. When it comes to gifts, think outside the box.
The BauBax jacket comes in 4 styles: hoodie, blazer, bomber, and windbreaker. All styles have a built-in neck pillow, eye mask, Gloves, earphone holders, drink pocket, built in gloves, passport pocket, pocket for glasses, tech pockets for smartphones, iPads, and other devices. There is also a pocket for the BauBax blanket that will be available for purchase separately.
BauBax is the most successful clothing crowdfunding project to date: It was launched July 7, 2015 and has raised $1,639,796. (The original goal was $20,000.) The company is now accepting pre-orders for delivery in November 2015.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes
If you've ever had trouble fitting everything in a carry-on, laptop case or suitcase, Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes may just be the solution.
From shoe sacs, toiletry cases and tablet sleeves to larger laptop sleeves, packing cubes and compression bags, packing and staying organized on the road will be a breeze.
With all of the supplies and equipment that it is necessary to bring along for many meetings and events, event planners will be able to find many uses beyond packing for travel.
Coloring Books for Adults
It's one of the hottest trends and an ultimate stress buster. Even adults who lacked the fine motor skills for coloring when they were children are re-discovering this relaxing activity. The designs are more intricate and elaborate than children's coloring books.
Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden by Johanna Basford are some of the most popular titles.
Pair them with Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils and the gift recipient will be all set.
Between October, 2015 and January, 2016, Penguin Random House (PRH) will be releasing adult coloring books with the tiles Escape to Christmas, Escape to Oz, and Escape to Wonderland based on Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, and The Wizard of Oz.
For more ideas, also consult What's Hot: Unwrapping 7 Great Gifts for Event Planners On the Go and Corporate Events: New Twists on Traditional Gifts.