People are stressed. Why not consider giving the gift of stress(ing) less! Here are a few stress relieving gift ideas that will give your guest their own “Moment of Zen.”
9 Stress-Relieving Gift Ideas and Activities
Whether walking the trade show floor all day or sitting through a marathon-long company meeting, any guest could use a little downtime and mental break from a jam-packed agenda. Here are some stress-relieving gift ideas, activities, and services—from branded stress balls to knitting kits—for industry professionals to consider including at events and meetings.
Stress-relieving coloring books for adults from Scarborough & Tweed offer a creative alternative to traditional party favors and corporate gifts. Coloring pencils are included.
During the Soup’er Sandwich event at the New York City Wine & Food Festival in October 2013, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls handed out squeezable stress balls shaped like packages of the brand’s bread rolls.
Wool and the Gang delivers full “knit kits.” Kits include yarn, chunky needles, easy-to-follow patterns, and a link to online video tutorials. The repetitive action of needlework can reportedly induce a relaxed state like that achieved with meditation and yoga. Projects range in difficulty from a clutch, pillow cover, knit snood, crochet snood, and hat. Items change for spring and summer season. The party hosts receive their kits free, while guests receive discounts on their kits, ranging from $27 for a clutch to $35 for a snood or hat. Knitters can also attend preplanned parties that Wool and the Gang hosts in cities around the country.
At 2015s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Whole Foods offered guests scented sprays as well as sunscreen, hair ties, and bobby pins. A sign nearby read, “Refresh yourself before you wreck yourself.”
To bring more energy to the trade show floor, organizers of the 2013 National Auto Dealers Association Convention & Expo created four destinations that offered activities such as makeovers, 20-minute dance workouts, health screenings, and chair massages. One section provided pinball machines, arcade games, Nascar simulators, a photo graffiti wall, and golf swing analysis for attendees to play.
Zeel sends massage therapists to meetings and events in several cities throughout the United States. Massage therapists arrive at venues with their own massage tables and can perform services such as Swedish or deep-tissue massages. For meeting breaks, therapists can give 10- to 15-minute chair massages. The services can be booked 30 days in advance.
IMEX America, as part of its Be Well at IMEX program, offered a meditation room at last year’s conference, held in Las Vegas in October 2015. It encouraged the mental and physical well-being of attendees.
The mobile spa At Your Service travels to events and meetings throughout greater Toronto. They specialize in providing services at fashion shows, media events, corporate gatherings, and spa parties. Hosts can book services including facials, manicures, pedicures, hairstyling, and eyelash application.
To promote health and wellness, Bonnaroo organizers expanded its yoga program in 2013. They offered a variety of classes each day including vinyasa and meditative yoga.
Source: BizBash, February 10, 2016 | Author: Michele Laufik