Successful Meetings recently put out their results and trends for the 2016 meetings merchandise trends and they are interesting! One of the major trends is on-site gifting experiences. This is not an entirely new concept… Caribbean Trading Company, among others have been doing it for over 10 years. However, it is gaining popularity, as the push for experiences and choice have gained ground.
Some of the on-site gifting events that Caribbean Trading Company offers in Puerto Rico for our incentive groups:
A Gift Event brings fun and excitement and the Gift of Choice to your next event. They are ideal for Registration or Welcome Parties – it is a great ice-breaker and fosters conversation. A Gift Event is a pre-purchased gift that is presented in a large variety of styles and options to allow your guest to choose the gift that best matches their interests. We overstock by about 20-30% to ensure that even the last guest gets a full selection of options.
Fashion Fiesta: allows your guests to hand-pick the sarong, straw hat, shirt or shorts of their choice with lessons given on the many fashionable ways to tie a sarong. It’s a celebration of island fashion!
Gifting Suite / Pop up Shop : offers a full variety of items from all of our artisans (we regularly purchase from over 45 local artisans) and high-quality souvenirs and beach & leisure with knowledgeable staff that can tell you about the artists and their history and perspective. Bringing to you a little bit of this and a little bit of that, there will surely be something to appeal to everyone. Will be an assortment of ceramics, prints, wood, jewelry, cigars, glass, and more!
Make-A-Wish Event: One of our artists will be on-site to offer handmade Wish/Friendship Bracelets. Each bracelet is hand woven on natural hemp cord with glass beads in a variety of colors, with each color representing a particular wish. The bracelets come on gift cards explaining the legend in cute little organza gift bags.
Glass Blowing Demo and Gifting: The artists will do an exhibition where they demonstrate the techniques of glass-blowing and explain each step of the process. They will blow many pieces including the style of gift chosen so that the guests can see the work that goes into designing each piece.
Pieces of the Beach: A great personalized souvenir for their time here, we will make mementos from the sand on the beach with various found shells and items. We will also bring a selection of sea glass, shell and other beach items that the participants can choose from.
Let’s Play Dominoes: Your giests will learn and play the national pastime of Puerto Rico: Dominoes. Each guest will be gifted a set of dominoes with rules of play.
To see a listing and costs of all of the Gift Events available, please contact us There are many to choose from and we’ve also been known to custom tailor one of our Gift Events to your specific needs, including items offered and budget.
With 18 years providing custom packages for our incentive travel group’s attendees, Caribbean Trading Company can offer up lots of great options that will hit the sweet spot. Contact us today for a proposal geared to your budget and interests.