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Posted by Tara Doherty on 2/21/23 9:22 AM

There is a lot to consider when planning an event, from compiling a list of people for the invite and securing the right venue to creating a day-of itinerary and planning ahead for attendee engagement. But there's one thing that often gets overlooked: gifting! 

Gifting should be one of the most fun parts of your event, meeting, or incentive trip to plan, not the most time-consuming or least convenient. Luckily, our team’s On-site Gifting experience and expertise are here to help. No matter your goals, location, or budget, we’re here to help you plan and manage the details of your program — freeing you up to focus on what matters most: the people you’re appreciating.


Example use cases to spark inspiration. 

Gifting isn't just for employee appreciation. Meeting and incentive travel professionals leverage gifting to add an extra element to their trips, conferences, and marketing events. When delivered intentionally, On-site Gifting creates a tangible and positive point of connection between the giver, the recipient, and the event or trip itself. Here are some use cases to help spark inspiration:


🤩 Include the promise of a gift in your next event invite to boost the RSVP rate.

🤩 Celebrate top performers during your next incentive trip with gifts of their choice.

🤩 Pop-up Shops impress and make your next company meeting something to remember. 

🤩 Invite people to select a gift of their choice as soon as they check into the hotel.

🤩 Say thanks to returning clients and show them how important their loyalty is to you.


On-site Gifting creates a unique atmosphere that’s flooded with overwhelming joy and excitement for everyone involved. The energy in the air and the concept of choice make it impossible not to connect with the people. The “what did you select?” questions and compliments will quickly fill the air and help spark meaningful conversations.


Partner with Cultivate to deliver an On-site Gifting program.

Cultivate offers a full-service On-site Gifting solution and works with you every step of the way to tailor a program to your specific needs and budget. Professionally trained On-site Staff will meet you anywhere, from Mexico to Europe and hundreds of places in between. 

Our impressive Pop-Up Shops are designed to adapt to any space and invite people to touch, feel, try on, and select a gift of their choice. Not only do our beautiful Pop-up Shops fill any space, but they’re also filled with the premium brands and products you select across various categories, including sunglasses, handbags and luggage, apparel, fashion accessories, and footwear. 

In addition to the premium gifting options and on-site support, we manage logistics and provide all the displays, inventory, and expertise needed to ensure your event runs smoothly and seamlessly from start to finish.

What separates our gifting services from the next? In sum, it’s where we’ve been, what we’ve learned, what we’re currently doing, and how we’re evolving with the ever-changing needs of our clients. From the type of gifts we offer to the level of expertise we provide, we are a group that is always improving and never satisfied with staying the same.


Client success stories.

“This is the second year we have used Cultivate for our annual incentive trip. Our attendees love being able to select their own gifts! Of all the planning for the trip, I probably get the most excited about this gift experience that we offer upon arrival. I love seeing our attendees having fun trying on sunglasses, hats, sandals, etc.” — Dana, Meeting Planner

“It was such a pleasure working with Cultivate for our President’s Club gifting. We had previously brought in a Maui Jim sunglass vendor to Cabo, Nicaragua, etc., and had them do a gifting experience. They had a folding table with a portable traveling sunglass holder with a cardboard shipping box of sunglasses under the table (that was visible to the customer). Versus Cultivate branded pop-ups, look and feel of a true “shopping experience” with all of the shipping items behind the branded banners, so the “customer” truly felt like they were shopping in a true experience (and not grabbing one of many out of the box on the floor). Not only did you have the option of MULTIPLE brands at the same experience, but your service would allow us to use our internal team’s staff time to not worry about being “sales associates” during the gift experience time, but rather use them to get people to the experience or even do something else! What a huge time and money saving for us! While providing staff that was knowledgeable about the products!” — Miranda, Chief of Staff 

“Funny story: Cultivate talks about how much “choice” matters, but it didn’t occur how important it was until I received raving reviews from people I sent gifts to. Two guys picked the same pair of headphones but use them for two very different reasons. Another customer selected earrings, and she said they are her new favorite pair. And one employee selected an espresso machine because she’s recently fallen in love with craft coffee. It’s amazing to see the “power of great gifting” come to life. It’s honestly been rewarding for my business. Thanks, Cultivate team – this was an amazing experience for me and my recipients!” — Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner 

Nothing beats a gift you select, use at an event, and take home. Request a Proposal to learn more about our variety of premium Collections, on-site design experiences, and what you can expect from our team of experts. We’re here to answer your questions and deliver a gifting program people will love and remember for years to come.

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