Eat, Drink And Be Merry With 10 Gifts For Entertaining
Forced to keep our distance by the pandemic, many people have realized in the past few years just how much they crave the company of the people they care about. From formal dinner parties to barbecues to family movie nights, it’s good to get together.
It doesn’t take Martha Stewart-level entertaining skills to make a dinner party or other occasion meaningful and memorable. All you need is a little planning and some good eats. Perfect for sharing or entertaining, promo gourmet gifts and entertaining essentials ranging from cheese to wine to carving boards can help recipients make lasting memories with your brand in mind.
Why We Like Food Gifts
A 2019 survey of 2,000 Americans found that nearly 3 of 4 would rather receive food or beverage gifts than other things, especially if they are special treats or indulgences they wouldn’t buy for themselves. Plus, food and drink can be easily shared with family, friends or colleagues, helping to build relationships and create memories.
It all comes back to sharing. Food gifts provide a bridge between people to allow them to recreate the connections they’ve missed. Home entertaining is on the rise as people are happy to be together again, – and a big part of that togetherness is sharing exceptional food and experiences.
Get a little bit of everything from sweet to savory with the Flavorful Feast, packaged with a sustainable bamboo board fire-branded with your logo. This party kit, which includes shelf-stable gourmet cheese and sausage, as well as several different kinds of nuts and spreads – and much more – can serve 14-20 people.
Tell A Story, Make A Memory
People are more interested than ever in where their food came from and who made it, and it’s not just the gourmet enthusiasts. More and more consumers want to know who made their food or beverage, where it came from, what type of business it is and what the culture of the business is.
Consider sourcing promo wares from local, small-batch, women- and minority-owned makers. Be sure to include that information with each item to enhance the emotional connection and relationship with the end user. That artisanal touch also enhances the gifts’ perceived value in the eyes of recipients.
Home bartending is on the rise. The Jack Rudy Mixologist kit includes three classic cocktail elements – tonic syrup, grenadine and aromatic bitters – plus a personalized two-sided stainless jigger, packaged in a white gift box with a personalized gift card. Whether shaken or stirred, recipients will be impressed.
We Go Together Like Wine & Cheese
People are also reaching back for entertaining basics like wine and cheese. Custom-engraved wine glasses and cheese boards are great options to keep your brand on the tablescape and top of mind.
For a personal touch, try sending a wine kit with custom-labeled wine and attractive wine glasses to your customers. Make a small employee or client gathering memorable with a wine tasting event where everybody brings their own bottle of wine a blind tasting, and whoever brings the top-rated bottle goes home with branded items like a cooler, a wine opener and other entertaining essentials.
Custom Etched Wine Bottles
An elegantly etched 750ml bottle of California Champagne Sparkling Wine is a great way to thank customers, clients or employees. Custom hand-etched corporate logos and personalized text (with optional color fill) offer a striking presentation for your next special occasion or celebration.
Wine Bottle Cooler Bag
The Paso Robles Wine Bottle Cooler Bag fits two bottles in its padded, insulated top zip main compartment with attached lid. The open front pocket offers a bit of extra storage, and the adjustable shoulder strap and top grab handle offer easy carrying options. Available in black or gray (shown).
You’ve probably seen something about the viral butter board trend, which people seem to love or hate, as people continue to emerge from their COVID cocoons and look for new and fresh ways to entertain guests. Of course, charcuterie is still a popular approach.
Cheese boards and other appetizers offer tons of brandable opportunities, such as high-quality serving trays and stainless steel cutlery. Build a table setting kit with a few of these items and pair it with a local cheese for added impact. Go for functionality with utensils that can be used every day, not just for special occasions.
Custom Cutting Board
For a local or regional promo, this Destination California Cutting & Serving Board highlights the unique flavor and experiences of every state. These versatile boards work well as a serving tray, cutting surface or hanging as wall decor with the included hang tie.
Adding your brand into the mix with entertainment products is a win for everyone. Here are a few other edible gifts and must-haves for hosting dinner parties, happy hours and more:
Tower Of Treats
The Executive Tower of Treats features six silver foil boxes filled with 11 different delights, including a selection of gourmet popcorns, chocolate dipped pretzels and mixed nuts. Nine ribbon colors (black shown) stamped with your logo or message.
Sugar Cookie Gift Set
Make it easy for recipients to enjoy the mouth-watering aroma of fresh-baked cookies with the Bamboo Kitchen Gift Set with Sugar Cookie Mix. Packaged in a fun “Bake It Till You Make It” box with custom labels inside and outside, the kit features a 13.5-oz. bag of sugar cookie mix (makes about 20 cookies), and an eco-friendly bamboo utensil holder, spatula and spoon.
Slate Cheese Set
This four-piece Maitre d’ Slate Cheese Set is anchored by a 14×11-inch slate serving tray with rustic, rough-hewn edges. Slate is a naturally cool, stain-resistant and food-safe material. Three stainless steel cheese utensils with contoured wood handles included: hard cheese shaver, cheese fork and knife with spreader.
This 15.75-inch Round Bamboo Serving Tray makes a perfect carrier for breakfast in bed, a charcuterie spread, cookies or just about any treat. The decorative plant-based resin is made with recycled bioproducts and hand-poured. Available in 10 colors (navy/white shown) and packaged in a black gift box.
Keep beverages cool and available for party guests in any outdoor space with this collapsible Party Tub, which holds up to 24 cans plus ice. It’s made of tarpaulin material and has a bottom drain plug. A heavy-duty collapsible frame and carry bag are included.