2018 Holiday Gift Ideas: Our Editors Pick Their Favorites

Holiday Gift Ideas, meetings
Flavours of Langham ginger flower candle

The editors at Prevue are in an enviable position to evaluate holiday gift ideas, between choosing amenities for our own Visionary Summits and sampling the many creative gifts at meeting industry events.

These gifts and experiences will impress your clients and employees long after the holiday season has passed.

Tiffany Glassware

During the amenity experience at the Incentive Research Foundation’s Annual Invitational had a chance to choose between Tiffany jewelry and four red or white glasses, and the glasses were quite the hot ticket! This elegant all-purpose white wine glass of handmade, mouth-blown crystal glass is 13 ounces and will make just the right impression.

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Hand-blown crystal white wine glass from Tiffany: A set of four makes the perfect gift!

Spa Weekend

The ultimate gift for spa lovers? A weekend getaway to Sparkling Hill Resort near Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, conceived and created by Gernot Langes-Swarovski, patriarch of the famous crystal empire. In addition to its Cryo Chamber, popular in Europe, the spa’s signature treatments include, of course, a crystal scrub. Or relax by the crystal fireplace, toasty and warm as the snow blankets the peaks outside. We were introduced to the one-of-a kind spa resort during Incentive Canada and couldn’t imagine a more elegant getaway gift.

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The pool at Swarovski’s Sparkling Hill Resort in British Columbia

Garrett’s Popcorn

Our room amenity during Prevue’s Chicago Summit was the locally made Garrett’s Popcorn, which serves up a variety of holiday gift packages, including the “Together Town Bundle” with one classic tin of Garrett Mix and one petite tin of Hot Cocoa CaramelCrisp Mix. In addition to being delicious, it’s gluten free and preservative free with non-GMO kernels.

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A classic holiday treat: Garrett’s Popcorn, made in Chicago

Flavours of Langham

Prevue held its Global Meeting Planning Summit at the Langham Huntington Pasadena in August, and attendees left with lovely gifts from its on-site store, Flavours of Langham. These same gifts are available online, from this ginger flower candle made from soya wax, to organic baby bibs to silk ties. All in Langham’s signature pink, of course.

Holiday Gift Ideas, meetings
Flavours of Langham ginger flower candle

Tom’s Sunglasses

Give sunglasses that give back! Each pair of Tom’s sunglasses helps restore sight to an individual through sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment. Prevue’s conference partner, International Gifting Company, offers a Tom’s sunglass amenity experience, among many others with a give-back component.

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Give a gift that gives back: Tom’s sunglasses

 

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Barbara Scofidio
Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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