- Although conferences and corporate events can be both educational and rewarding - they often leave us exhausted mentally and physically by the end. Including a sweet treat, a small pick me up for guests to enjoy back at their hotel room or on their drive home while they relax and process everything they have learned. We also love this idea but it’s a fantastic way to incorporate a small business that is local to where the event is being held.
Corporate Swag Bag
Every corporate event has those little touches that make it memorable and the swag bag that you receive at an event is no different. We can all remember a swag item that we got at an event that was either useful and integrated into our daily lives (I used a good-quality conference tote bag as my gym bag for a long time) or a splurge item that we never would have purchased ourselves (my Bose noise-canceling headphones are something that I use weekly but never once thought about purchasing for myself). No one remembers all of the stress balls or printed items that are always either donated or recycled as soon as you get home.
I sat down with Tripleseat’s VP of Marketing, Latha Youngren, and asked her to put together her dream swag bag she wishes that we could either hand out or receive.
LL Bean insulated tote bag
Perfect for taking lunch to the office or on a small picnic. You could even use this as the bag that contains all other swag items that you are handing out to guests.
Small tropical pouch from Aloha
This puck is washable, lightweight, and waterproof. It’s the perfect size and duel purpose for beach vacations or travel.
A wrap from Mersea that doubles as a blanket
This cozy wrap will keep you warm at the office when the AC is on full blast. Pack it for work travel and it can be used as a blanket on the plane and a wrap when you are running around town.
Phone power bank
When you are always on the move running from meeting or meeting or even taking a hundred photos of your dog sleeping in a cute position we can always use a backup phone bank.
We love Yeti tumblers. They are durable, insulted, have so many sizes and colors to select from plus they are customizable with either a logo or your name. Coffee or wine on the go with a secure lid? Yes, please!
Glass water bottle
A glass water bottle is not only is a reminder to help you to drink more water throughout the day it cuts down on single-use plastic which is helping the environment.
Mini hangover kits
Tripleseat has been handing out mini emergency kits to new hires and at conferences and tradeshows for a few years now because everyone loves them. They are useful and take up little space so they are easy to throw in any bag. I keep one in my purse and my desk.
Deck of playing cards
Playing cards are super easy to customize with any logo or company pattern and everyone can use a new deck of cards. In my house, we keep several decks of cards and take them everywhere since they are the perfect game to take out to entertain kids at a restaurant, in between soccer games, or when we’re stuck at a doctor’s office too long.
Custom sweet treat - cupcakes or macarons
What’s the best swag item you’ve ever received at a conference or corporate event? Let us know in the comments below!Author: Nicole Catatao