Event planners dedicate their lives to executing the events of their clients’ dreams and such a task is grounds for giving them a token of appreciation. We’ve compiled the top 30 gifts that are perfect for planners and their busy schedules. Find that one-of-a-kind present for the event planner in your life or treat yourself using this helpful guide.
The Best Gifts Ideas For Your Favorite Event Planner:
There are many opportunities to show gratitude for your event planner or team of planners around you, such as birthdays, holidays, or a simple thank you. There is something for everyone on this list, from the caffeine lovers to the tech savvy, and within every budget.
1. COFFEE CUPS:
Do you not know event planners run on caffeine? Having their own travel cup (with a lid) can keep them hydrated throughout the day and saves their money. Have it personalized so that it doesn’t get lost in the crowd and make sure you check that it fits in a cup holder so that it is perfect for traveling too!
2. BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS:
Aside from the great music you can play with it, Bluetooth speakers that are light and portable can be very useful for events and meetings. They can be a quick backup if your microphone system is down and someone wants to make a speech (simply download a microphone app onto your phone and it will play through both!) Alternatively, speakers can play louder audio without the need to set-up or deal with wires, just turn on and go, making them effective and professional.
3. MONTHLY FOOD BOX
Who doesn’t love delicious food delivered to their door (or office) each month? From cheese, wine or gourmet sandwiches you can get food subscription boxes for literally anything and they are a fun surprise each month to tuck into. Often you can pre-pay for subscription boxes for a month, 6 months or year depending on your budget.
4. SPA HAMPER:
At the end of a long event day it’s nice to relax and while a spa trip may not be in the budget, a hamper with some luxurious goodies could be the next best thing. From soaps, a new robe or slippers, scented candles, and a face mask can give an immediate relaxation. Plus, the hamper can be adaptable to your budget.
5. CHARGING ESSENTIALS:
Your phone dying during an event is not just a problem for attendees, an event planner without a phone is left without a lifeline. A dead battery needs to be avoided at all costs, particularly if working on a live event, so charging solutions are always appreciated. You could stray away from the traditional cumbersome bricks . Try new options like solar powered, power cards that are slim and can fit in a wallet, or a bigger power bank for multiple devices for traveling.
6. EMERGENCY KIT:
You can buy these pre-made or you can create a bespoke one yourself. An emergency kit can consist of things like; gel shoe inserts, lip balm, plasters, mini sewing kit, a mirror, mints, tweezers and even a miniature set of screwdrivers. Making it yourself can help you adapt it to your event planner and their event planning style.
7. MOBILE POINTER PEN:
Two things an event planner shouldn’t be without are a pen and a mobile pointer, they are great for emphasis during meetings or direction on the event floor and the low power laser options can help tell suppliers or tradesmen where to fix or install things accurately!
8. WIFI EXTENDERS:
Help them erase fears of encountering dead spots and weak signals by gifting a wifi extender. These are excellent for planners who attend conventions or travel often.
9. PORTABLE CAR VASE:
When an event is over, planners can take home some of the decorative flowers and spruce up their car with a portable car vase. Psychologists say that flowers are proven to make people happier because they trigger “happy” brain chemicals.
10. LIVESTREAM CAMERA:
Live Streaming events are becoming increasingly popular because they allow fans to engage with an event’s content even if they can’t attend. Event planners with a proper livestream camera can partake in this trend without having to kill their phone battery.
11. LABEL MAKER:
Excellent organization is key to successful event planning, and a label maker helps make organization possible! Gift your event planner one of these so they can easily see what’s in every box or drawer.
12. TRAVEL-SIZED CLOTHING STEAMER:
It’s literally saying “Goodbye!” to wrinkles, and “Hello!” to fresh clothes while on the go. This steamer should be travel friendly and gentle enough for more delicate fabrics. It can steam important event items including table cloths, wedding dresses, and drapery.
13. ESSENTIALS OIL DIFFUSER FOR THEIR CAR:
Essential oils smell really good and are said to have an affect on your mood. Oils can make you feel relaxed, energized, and even happier! This essential oil diffuser that can be plugged into a USB port making it ideal for road trips or being stuck in traffic.
14. MASSAGE OR FACIAL VOUCHER:
After a stressful event, there is nothing more relaxing than unwinding at a spa with a massage or facials. If you have the budget or a facility close by you can buy a pamper session for event planners to reward them for all their hard work, this could include treatments or simply lunch, massages and relaxations.
15. HOT TEA INFUSER MUG:
The tea lovers of the world will rejoice when given an infuser mug. It helps keep the tea hot. Every event planner who is a tea lover will appreciate this.
16. LUXURY CANDLES:
The term “luxury candle” denotes elegance and exclusivity. Gifting an event planner a well luxury scented candles – Their fragrances are captivating and the candles are designed beautifully.
17. FUNNY EVENT PLANNERS MUG:
Be a part of starting their day off positively with a humorous mug. Tea and coffee lovers alike will rejoice at the opportunity to add a mug to their collection.
18. KEYCHAIN MULTITOOL:
You never know when an event planner may need tweezers, scissors, a screwdriver, or pry bar. When the moment comes, they will be glad to have a compact multitool.
19.STYLISH CABLE ORGANIZER:
A jumbled mess of chords is a big headache to untangle. Your event planner will be grateful for an organizer that will maintain their chords straight in a stylish manner.
20. LIGHTWEIGHT LAPTOP:
Staying connected while on the go is easy to do with a lightweight laptop. These devices offer exceptional battery life (some up to 11 hours), so planners can work for hours without needing to plug in.
21. LUXURY OVERNIGHT STAY AFTER EVENT:
Splash out by paying for a luxury overnight stay for their next event, in a fancy hotel with amenities included to show how much you care and appreciate their hard work. Plus, staying overnight can help recover from long event days and reduce stress and tiredness.
22. APP STORE CREDIT:
If you are stuck on what they want, buy them credit to the App or Play store for their smartphone for ad-hoc purchases they need. How many times does an event planner have to quickly download (and often pay for) apps that they will never use again for the sole purpose of fixing last minute issues.
23. TABLET READER:
Excelling in the industry requires research, hard work and often reading, whether it’s new statistics and trends, reports, e-books or presentations so make them more accessible by getting your event planner an e-reader. Something slimline with a decent screen that has internet access would be ideal, this is also a great companion for long journeys, flights, and travel away from home.
24. STURDY PHONE CASE:
With the potential for drop and damage at every opportunity or for the eventprof that likes to leave theirs lying around a phone case can be important. Make sure to look for options that fit around the sides (some even have screen attachments) so that you can get the most protection. Personalize or opt for an interesting design, it is a gift after all.
25. MINI-LED PROJECTOR
Avoid lengthy set-ups or having to book expensive meeting locations just because you need basic projector facilities. Although these are higher budget, they are often very handy and can be used at client meetings, corporate lunches or even a small event in a pinch.
26. ONLINE PRODUCTIVITY TOOL SUBSCRIPTION:
Productivity tools can be incredibly useful but often costly and although some offices will include them for staff, for eventprofs who work from home or have their own business they can be a luxury expense that not many can afford. Help their business and make their life easier year-round with a subscription to their favorite service for a year.
27. DISCOUNTS FROM SUPPLIERS:
If you are a supplier looking to reward your favorite event planner after they repeatedly threw work your way, avoid the bottle of wine and give them something that they can keep using, EXCLUSIVE discounts. It gives them a price edge over competitors and guarantees more orders being given to suppliers, plus it strengthens your business relationship.
28. STEP COUNTER WATCH (SPORT WATCH):
Health and fitness is important for many eventprofs so a sports watch or pedometer will help them to equate all that event walking mileage into something tangible to record. Most watches also tell the time and connect to a smartphone to get notifications so they will help productivity too! And if the whole event planning team has access to these stats you can gamify the activity and even create a competitive leaderboard to give an added incentive.
29. BUSINESS CARD PRINTING SERVICE:
Business cards are important for the promotion of business.
Amazing products that will boost a planner’s business, such as business cards and letterheads. Giving them a business card printing service is the same thing as helping them promote their work.
30. CASH GIFT CARD:
Cash gift cards are a more personal way to give the flexibility cash offers. event planners can purchase goods or services with the card wherever they are accepted. Some cards can even be used abroad, which makes them ideal for international planners.
Whether your relationship with an event planner is, we have made it easy for you to get them gifts . Now you can treat the event planner in your life with something that they want and will keep on using.