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Posted by Madeleine Denebeim on 4/16/24 9:30 AM

When it comes to planning warm-weather events, there can be a lot of pressure to make them feel like paradise. From themed catering to décor, every element can be customized for a fully immersive experience, but it takes time to get every detail right. Tackling everything by yourself can make your to-do list feel never-ending, and the vision you have in your head feels impossible. 

So, what’s the secret that seasoned planners don’t tell you? They partner with the right people. 


Behind the scenes of every pro planner are their trusted partners who understand their goals, style, and process. Without the need for onboarding or extra context, consistent partners work with you to make your events unforgettable. And there’s nothing like finding a kindred spirit who just gets it so that you can trust them to execute your vision without any surprises. 


Just getting it is Cultivate’s bread and butter. After decades of working with countless planners stretched thin trying to do everything at once, we realized there was a better way to do event and corporate gifting by prioritizing the needs of planners and the wants of their attendees. 

Through gifting with choice, training professional On-site Staff, and sourcing the best gifts around, Cultivate has spent the last 14+ years partnering with event planners to create gifting programs that meet the highest standards. Keep reading to learn more about what makes Cultivate your trusted On-site Gifting partner for your events. 


Premium products

Authentic appreciation goes beyond a generic water bottle or T-shirt, so we go after the products people see once and can’t stop thinking about. Have you seen our On-site Gifting Lookbook yet? It only takes flipping through a few pages to realize that our Sourcing team has really good taste. Our buyers scour the world (and online!), searching for top gifts that people want by tracking data, trends, and even our personal wishlists to find gifts that leave people in awe.


Personalized Collections

On top of gifting with choice, we take adding a personal touch pretty seriously. While we make it easy with our turnkey, curated collections, you can customize your collection to feature the exact products or brands you want to fit your event. Looking for an even more bespoke route? With customizable gifts with our Design Experiences like Nike By You, people can personalize their gifts on-site and we’ll deliver their creations directly to their door.

Speedy turnarounds

We aren’t afraid of a little last-minute planning… When gifting falls off your radar until the eleventh hour, our experienced team of experts can handle a quick turnaround program. With strategic sourcing and on-site staff placement, we deliver rush orders without having to compromise on quality. Depending on your destination, we can execute a gifting program in as little as 10 days! 


White-glove service

With dedicated on-site staff, day-of stress is a thing of the past. Not only do they manage everything from set-up to break-down at the end of the night, but each is trained to create a professional and welcoming environment for your guests as they select their gifts. Behind the scenes, we strategically hire and place our on-site staff around the world to reduce travel costs.



After thousands of programs, experience has taught us that there’s only so much prep work can do to offset unexpected issues leading up to or on the day of your event. While bad weather, transportation mishaps, or supply-chain hiccups can certainly throw a wrench in your plans, our teams work in sync to problem-solve on the spot. From relocating outdoor set-ups to avoid a downpour to securing backup gifts to fit a new event theme, we are solution-oriented during events’ most unpredictable moments so you’re not problem-solving alone. 

We’re so proud to have partnered with 64 of the Fortune 100 companies and startups alike over the last 14 years. No matter the event, from celebrating company achievements to wowing president’s club winners, appreciating and connecting with incredible people on-site is the best part of the job and provides endless learning lessons. To put it simply, we put a lot of love into our On-site Gifting programs and have earned the love of our clients because of it. 

If our passion and expertise are enough to convince you to reconsider your approach to appreciation, Connect with an Expert at the link below to start planning a gifting program for your next event. Still need some more proof? Check out the On-site Gifting Lookbook for a look into our premium gifts and expert advice. Once you have an idea of what you’d like, fill out the form below, and we’ll reach out to you that day.

Connect with a Gifting Expert

Topics: Event Planning, Appreciate & Inspire, Experts

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