What's Hot: Unwrapping 7 Great Gifts for Event Planners On the Go

iPad Mini Keyboard CaseWith Christmas less than a week away, if you still have to pick up gifts for clients or your favorite event planning colleagues, you've come to the right place.

This year, I'll focus on light and portable gifts as event planners usually travel for events to venues in their hometowns or at foreign destinations. Most of these items can be ordered on-line and shipped to foreign clients.

iPad Mini Keyboard Case

This lightweight, protective case with wireless keyboard makes it easier for you to use your iPad mini. It holds your iPad upright. Cutouts give easy access to all devices including cameras.


Sandberg Hub4 USB hubSandberg Hub4 USB 3.0

Never worry again about connecting gadgets and peripherals to your computer when you're on the road.

With 4 USB 3.0 ports and a maximum speed of 5 GB, just hook up this USB hub and you're all set.



Noble Macmillan Travel WalletTravel Wallets in Eye-Popping Colors

How about a travel wallet that pops? In eye-popping colors like poppy, fuchsia, tangerine, and lemon, it will be easy to find your passport in laptop cases and travel handbags.

With labeled compartments for your passport, ticket, boarding pass and money, busy event planners can stay organized when traveling to overseas events.


Fashionable Bento Boxes

With more and more companies opting for economy flights for domestic travel, it's sometimes a good idea to "brown bag it". 

Now it's easy  to bring your own lunch and still look professional. Bento & Co. and Casa Bento have a range of stylish bento boxes in a variety of colors and designs.


Bento ColorsBento Colors


They have 2 or more food containers that slide into the outer case. One of the cases can be removed if you want to slip in a drink. Some even come with chopsticks.



Vintage Chocolate Fountain

From Nostalgia Electrics, this lightweight, 50s-style chocolate fountain is guaranteed to add a touch of fun to even the most mundane meetings.

It works well with any kind of chocolate including dark semi-sweet Chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and even butterscotch.

It's perfect for dipping marshmallows, apples, strawberries and cherries. You'll want to use it for small Valentine's, Easter, Halloween and Christmas events.

Vintage Chocolate FountainRetro Coke Cooler


Retro Automatic Ice Cube Maker

Lightweight and portable, this classic ice cube maker makes perfectly formed cubes in minutes, not hours. It's ideal for small events and so affordable that you could put one on each table.

Inflatable Foot BathInflatable Foot Bath

Finally there is relief for tired feet when you're on the go. Just pop it into your suitcase and get ready to be pampered.

When you get to the hotel after your event, inflate the tub in minutes with the hand air pump, fill it with water and the dead sea salts that come with the package and relax.

There are manufactured by Masada, Sally Hansen and Ooh La La Day Spa and easy to find on Amazon.



If your stockings are full, save this for next Christmas or any time throughout the year when you have to find a special gift.

For more gift ideas, also read Event Planner's Treasure Chest: 10 Great Gifts and GadgetsWhat's Hot: 8 Retro Resources for Meeting Breaks, Holiday Gifts for Meeting Professionals or Clients, Corporate Events: New Twists on Traditional Gifts, and 12 Days of Christmas (Last-minute Gifts for Event Planners).

Photo Credits: TravelSmithSandberg, Bento & Co., Noble MacMillanNostalgia Electrics,  Amazon


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