Jotting for Good
These 6-inch x 9-inch, 100 percent recycled ECO Single-Meeting Notebooks are perfect to house and file meeting notes.
$2.49 (minimum order: 150)
The AQUA recycled pen is made with 80 percent recycled PET bottles. These pair perfectly with the single-meeting notebooks.
CA$0.89 (for orders of 500)
Sustainably harvested cork is the material used for these passport and travel wallets.
$42.12 (minimum order: 50)
Customize Your Inner Sleeve
Kick the disposable habit in style with 15-ounce Acrylic Evo Travel Mugs. Brand the outside and let your event participants customize the inner sleeve (could be a great table/breakout activity).
$9.43 (minimum order: 72)
Recycle Your Lanyards
The Lanyard Library isn’t in the swag category, but it’s a cool Fairware project. Everyone uses lanyards at meetings, but only for a short time. Now you can borrow your lanyards from Fairware, return them when you’re done, and share the story of your lanyards as part of Fairware’s ongoing narrative about where they’ve been.
Speaker's Gift: Charge It!
Portable chargers top the wish list for many speakers (and others who are on the road a lot). Shown is the Hub 6000, which features built-in cables and connectors for smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. It can provide up to 27 hours of additional talk time, features integrated, quick-charge wall prongs, and can charge up to three devices simultaneously. Available for $99 from MyCharge.
Speaker's Gift: The Write Stuff
We may all be tied to our laptops and tablets, but a high-end pen is still a thank-you that will be treasured by your speakers. Shown is the Montblanc Writers Edition Daniel Defoe fountain pen, rollerball, and ballpoint pen. Named after the author of Robinson Crusoe, it would be especially enjoyed by speakers who are also authors. The pictured pen retails for $870, excluding tax and shipping. You can purchase a wide variety of beautiful writing instruments directly from companies such as Cross and Mont Blanc.
Speaker's Gift: Pen a Thank You
For those with more limited budgets, a hand-crafted wooden pen from Michael Doyle at Wooden Pen Works is a beautiful option. Shown here is the Puzzle Pen/Jr. Statesman. All pens are made to order and individually hand-turned on a wood lathe prior to assembly. Custom laser engraving is available. Prices range from $65 to $250.
Spearker's Gift: Picture Perfect
If your speaker is also a
shutterbug, choose a camera, such as the PowerShot N100 from Canon, pictured here. Retailing for $349.99, the camera generates a ready-to-share short reel (a combination presentation of stills and video), and features built-in Wi-Fi so photographers can transfer images directly to social media, mobile devices,
and computers. Many other models are available. Check the company’s Web site.
Speaker's Gift: Other Ideas for Showing Appreciation
• Original art from local art
• A contribution made in the speaker’s name to one of his or her favorite causes
• A nicely packaged PDF of an article that
features the speaker (and his or her message)
• If appropriate, a one-year membership to your association
• A printed and framed archived news page from your conference city’s local paper (or from your speaker’s home town) for the date he or she presented at your event.
• A beautiful thank-you card signed by the conference planning committee
• Best of all, say speakers, is when an organization accompanies a thank-you gift or letter with a referral for another speaking engagement.