10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Event Planners

...Ino Capsule MachineIt's less than a week before Christmas and you still have a few gifts to pick up for an event or a client who has been really good to you.

It's been almost a year to the day since I did a blog post with gift ideas. Not to worry, I have been saving the hottest gifts I've seen at tradeshows or just browsing around at stores this year. One of them is bound to hit the mark.

...INO Capsule Machine and Oro Caffe

Direct from Italy, hand picked sustainable coffee including Doi Chaang that is that is imported from Thailand and rated in the top 1% of coffee.

Oro Caffe comes as ground coffee and capsules that can be used in the ...INO Capsule Machine.



Retro Series 50's Style Snow Cone Maker

Snow cones are popular in some parts of the world like the Caribbean. Give a good old fashioned snow cone maker to an event planner on your gift list and they can share the pleasure of this refreshing snack with their own attendees.

Retro Series Snow Cone Maker by Nostalgia ElectricsRetro Hot Chocolate Maker


Vintage Hot Chocolate Maker

Now that the cool months have arrived in some destinations, what could be more soothing than a mug of hot chocolate from this vintage hot chocolate maker by Nostalgia Electrics.


Nostalgia Electrics S'mores MakerS'mores Maker

While the Nostalgia Electrics S'mores Maker that we featured a few years ago has been discontinued, it's still available through Ebay.

Nostalgia Electrics has come out with a new one. It's guaranteed to add a touch of fun to small meetings and events.


Tech Accessories

Portable iLuv Wireless Speaker

For event planners on the go, Universal Links has this stereo speaker that can be used with smart phones and tablets. It's slim, light and re-chargeable.

It comes in pink, white and blue.

Wireless Portable Speaker

Dancing Water Speakers

Speaking of speakers, these speakers from Incredible Novelties provide a delightful fountain and light show as music plays.


Cost Effective but High Impact

Seasons Christmas Carols DVD by Ron Korb & Donald Quan

What happens when a Canadian flutist and pianist get together on Boxing Day? Magic.

Preview the tracks and then send some holiday magic to your favourite clients, employees, or colleagues.


Compact Toolkit


Workmate Computer Toolkit with Flashlight

From Marketing Warehouse, a 22-piece set with 9 bits with an adapter, a hammer, Phillips and flat head mini drivers, flashlight, screw driver handle, measuring tape.

It's available in pink or blue and it comes in a white gift box.


Board Games

Chistmas is a time for families. Know any event planners or clients who work long hours and have young families? They'll appreciate the many hours of fun they enjoy with Candy Land or Ravensburger's Mystery Garden. These are also great choices to keep on hand for events that include family members.


Laptop Decals

Laptop Decals

Also known as laptop skins, they transform any laptop from boring to beautiful.

Laptop decals come in a variety of styles and colors. They are available on eBay for all of the major laptop models and manufacturers. Include a gift certificate for a business that specializes in wrapping cars and the person who receives the gift will be all set.


Still don't see anything that strikes your fancy?

Cvent Blog has a virtual treasure trove of gift ideas: 12 Days of Christmas (Last-minute Gifts for Event Planners), Corporate Events: New Twists on Traditional Gifts, What's Hot: Unwrapping 7 Great Gifts for Event Planners On the Go, What's Hot: 8 Retro Resources for Meeting Breaks, Event Planner's Treasure Chest: 10 Great Gifts and Gadgets, and 20 Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Favorite Meeting Planners.

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