Gift Guide for Fellow Vendors

Giving back to your creative partners around the holiday season is the perfect way to say thank you and show appreciation for all of the great work you’ve collaborated on throughout the year.

You want them to be fun, unique, and personal, so we’ve got some of our favorite ideas to share with you:

Cats in Crayon

Do you have fellow vendor friends that love their animals? This talented artist creates adorable pet portraits that are both realistic and beautiful. Grab a photo of their beloved pets and send them in to give the ultimate personal gift.

Candles
We know candles are a popular gift in the business world, but it’s for good reason! Choosing a quality option is a great way to say thank you. They are long burning and come in a sleek modern design, perfect for any office or home.   

Knock Knock Office Supplies

Who doesn’t love a little humor with their office supplies? Crack up your colleagues with these witty and sarcastic items. They have everything from ‘Paper Tantrum’ notepads to ‘Crappy’ file folders and unicorn affirmations. Be sure that you choose vendors you have more of a personal relationship when gifting something from this site.

Bean Box

This is the perfect gift for any coffee lover that enjoys fancier blends, and wants to expand their palate. Bean box is a coffee subscription from some of Seattle’s top roasters. Their mission is to bring caffeinated delight and the world’s finest artisan coffees to every customer.

Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn

This online popcorn shop is packed full of awesome flavors and packaging that your creative partners will love snacking on throughout the stress of the holiday season. With more than 150 sweet or savory seasoning options, there is something for everyone. We’ve heard particularly good things about the chocolate bourbon popcorn and the Doritos Cool Ranch.

Inspirational Pencils

We could all use a little inspiration to get us through the end of the year, so why not give it in the form of a pencil? You can find everything from funny TV quotes to sassy catchphrases, but we love these literary inspired pencils that quote striking female characters.

MiniFigs

Have you ever wanted your very own LEGO figurine (or perhaps you didn’t realize you wanted one until this very instance!)? Now you are able to, and you can make them for all of your fellow vendors too. This company creates custom mini figurines with original designs that are printed on genuine LEGO parts. You can choose everything from the hair to the head to the clothes, getting it to match as close as possible to whoever you’re sending it to. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser and will no doubt get you noticed in your market.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and get shopping, the holidays are going to be here for you know it!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding PR and wedding marketing firm OFD Consulting. Ely is a sought-after speaker, adjunct professor in the field of public relations, and a self-professed royal wedding enthusiast.

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Meghan Ely

President, OFD Consulting, Richmond, VA

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding PR and wedding marketing firm OFD Consulting. Ely is a sought-after speaker, adjunct professor in the field of public relations, and a self-professed royal wedding enthusiast. 

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