Fall event planning is already underway, so we've put together a list of the most notable trends that will influence gift-giving this season, according to leading corporate gift company Scarborough & Tweed.
Eco-friendly gifts show you care about the environment. Look for gifts that are reusable, made from recycled materials, or support environmental initiatives. For example, the Ocean Bottle funds the collection of ocean-bound plastic, and the Elemental Iconic Bottle provides clean water to people in need. If you're looking for great tech ideas, Nimble Chargers are made from recycled plastics. Lifestyle gifts are popular holiday gifts, and the Eco Herringbone Throw—made from recycled polyester and plastic water bottles—is a great option this season.
Look for ways to minimize your environmental impact when shipping. Scarborough & Tweed participates in UPS's Carbon Neutral Shipping Program to ensure all domestic shipments using our account are carbon neutral.
2. Diverse Vendors
The fall season is the perfect time to add gifts produced by diverse business owners to your list of favorites. Scarborough & Tweed, a Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise, can help you connect with diverse vendors. Scarborough & Tweed sources gifts from a diverse supplier network including women-owned, minority-owned, LGBTQ-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.
3. Gifts That Give Back
Charitable donations always spike during this time of year. Why not look for gifts that support a great cause? Every purchase from Scarborough & Tweed's custom bag collection provides one meal for a child in need through World Food Program USA to fight hunger worldwide.
4. Curated Bundles
Creative kits pairing gourmet food and branded merchandise will stand out this fall season, especially when presented in a distinctive and eco-friendly package. Including a handwritten notecard adds a personal touch that will make an impression with your recipients.
5. Virtual Gifting
Ship thank-you gifts to your attendees after the event. This approach saves your guests from having to travel with their gifts and extends your interaction with them beyond the event. Scarborough & Tweed will build a custom website that you can share with your guests before, during, or after the event. They select their gift and enter their shipping address, and Scarborough & Tweed ships it directly to their home. When their gift shows up on their doorstep, they will be reminded of a positive event experience!