As Christmas approaches (rather speedily), it’s time to think about presents! Obviously, it’s not the only thing that’s important this time of year, but giving and receiving is certainly a bonus of the silly season.
Finding the perfect gift to give someone who works in the events industry, we think, is pretty easy – tools to keep us organised or help us out when we’re on the run or experiences to help us relax and enjoy the off-season… not hard at all!
We’ve put together our top gifts that we think are perfect for people who work in events. Share this list with your family and friends or shout yourself a treat… you deserve it!
#1 Amelia Lane Life Designer
If you work in the events industry you probably describe yourself as a born organiser. Someone who loves writing a list, keeping track and making plans. So, what better gift than a really awesome planner.
We absolutely LOVE Amelia Lane’s products and think you will too. The Amelia Lane Life Designer has been a staple on our desk for years now. It’s a super practical planner which helps you maintain an organised, productive and balanced life. The planner is a ‘whole of life’ concept – with separate sections covering your weekly schedule and to-do lists, vision boards and goal-setting, nutrition and fitness, finances and everything in between!
There are four editions available – Desktop Daily, Signature Weekly, Compact Daily and Compact Weekly. Take a look at the links to see exactly what’s included, but honestly, once you start using a planner like this there’s no going back to a boring old diary or note pad.
P.S. We are gifting these to a few people this year (including ourselves!), the only issue we have with them is that all the covers are so amazing we have trouble choosing!
#2 Orbitkey – More than just a keyring!
We were introduced to this product via a friend who had supported their initial Crowd Funding project. We jumped on board for round #2 and absolutely LOVE this product! To solve the issue of jingly keys or keys scratching their phone while in their pocket, two Melbourne-based designers came up with a solution – the Orbitkey. We love this product for event professionals because not only is it a cool, simple design, but they’ve built in an extra multi-tool that makes it perfect for the event pro on the run. The multi-tool includes a bottle opener, multi-size hex wrench, box cutter, flat-head screwdriver and file. And you can even add on an 8GB or 32GB USB. All in a super simple design that slips into your pocket or handbag!
P.S. It comes in loads of different colours and materials to match almost anyone’s style – perfect for ladies and gents!
#3 Tickets to an event…
During the busy season event planners often miss out on attending social events with their friends due to work. So, when the workload is quiet (January!) it’s the perfect time to treat event professionals to an event that is not their own. There are loads of great things to attend during the summer like outdoor cinemas, the stellar Sydney Festival program or the Australian Tennis Open.
#4 Day Spa Voucher
This is not just one for the ladies… guys love a massage too. A voucher to spend some time relaxing at a Day Spa is the perfect gift for event professionals who are always on their feet and working at a manic pace. Event Coordinator is often voted in the top ten stressful careers, so do your event buddy a favour and help them to relax.
#5 A Minimergency Kit
The crew at Pinch Provisions must have worked in events before launching this business, because these fab little emergency kits for him and her, are an absolute essential for an event planner!
Packed in a cute little case is everything you might need when you find yourself on the go and in an emergency (eek!). The type of emergency when your event is about to start and you realise you’ve lost a button, or you’ve scuffed your shoes, or you’ve lost an earring back, or have bad breath… The Minimergency Kit will save the day!
Have a browse of their fab range which is currently stocked at David Jones – this is a great Secret Santa or stocking filler for an events pro!
#6 A Restaurant Voucher
Event planners often consider themselves foodie connoisseurs – and there is no better way to treat them than wineing and dining them. Why not give the gift of a long lunch or divine dinner. Here are our top picks for places to get a restaurant voucher that will have your loved ones smacking their lips. Melbourne Restaurants | Sydney Restaurants | Brisbane Restaurants