Holiday Gift Ideas: 5 Favorites From Our Editors

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Lilli Bermuda

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 5 standouts will make a memorable impression on your clients and employees long after the holiday season has passed.

Lili Bermuda Perfume

Lili Bermuda perfumes have been created on site at the Bermuda Perfumery by Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone since 2004. A sampler kit in its own carry case (retail $50) has 11 fresh scents, including Coral, Oleander and Fresh Water and was a memorable gift during last December’s Leadership Summit in Bermuda.

Hawaiian Sea Salt

Hawaiian Sea Salt, meetings
Sea Salts of Hawaii sampler pack

Traditionally Hawaiian Salt was used in ceremonial blessing and even today, a gift of salt is  a symbol of good luck. The sampler pack, which includes three two-ounce glass bottles of ‘Alaea, Kona and Uahi salts, was a nice surprise for attendees during a recent FICP luncheon. $23.95 retail.

Blunt Umbrellas

Blunt, meetings

Blunt umbrellas are tested in the most adverse conditions.

We thought an umbrella was just…an umbrella—until we discovered Blunt. They are designed in New Zealand and made to withstand the most turbulent weather (each prototype is actually tested in wind tunnels and on the hills of Auckland). Their look, sans sharp edges, is unquestionably unique. Prices depend on the style; the basic black Metro is $60 retail.

Diane Katzman Jewelry

Dianne Katzman, meetings
Who wouldn’t love a bracelet like this to show off this season?

Diane Katzman‘s custom art bracelets are truly a treasure, and she includes complementary artist cards with your corporate message. There’s no minimum on the beaded pieces, which are made in the U.S. in her St. Louis studio. She is also has won multiple awards in the promotional products industry for her custom-designed and hand-cast logoed jewelry. Prices vary.

Stash Essential Case

leather case, meetings
This artisan leather case folds over to become a clutch.

These leather pouches were the hit of the party when we gave them to attendees during the opening reception of our Houston Summit in May. They’re made of buttery leather, can be folded over to create a clutch and are available in a variety of colors from Stash, a Houston boutique that specializes in handcrafted artisan leather goods. $99 retail.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She 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 for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.