New Orleans has been named one of the top 50 meeting destinations for the past six years and all indications are that the next six will be even better. The city has proven that it has what it takes to make a great meeting or conference destination. With a walkable downtown, fabulous music and some of the best restaurants in the world, the city has a lot to offer any time of the year. During Mardi Gras, there is not another place in the country, and maybe even the world, that is more exciting. Once you have your meeting or conference dates set, it is time to consider some of the other things that will make it memorable to your attendees.
You will want to give your people something to take home in addition to lots of great information from your meeting or conference. We have come up with 8 gifts for New Orleans meetings and conferences during Mardi Gras that we think will make your event a standout and bring a smile of pleasure to the face of everyone who attends and thinks back on your event. At The Basketry, making your event gifts special is what we do and we do it well. Here are some suggestions for things that we think your attendees will enjoy.
Chocolate Fleur de Lis
Nothing is more symbolic of New Orleans than the fleur de lis. It has been the symbol of the city since its settlement by the French in 1717. What could be more appropriate than a delicious chocolate treat from Southern Candymakers in this iconic design?
Aunt Sally’s Praline Cafe au lait
Aunt Sally’s Praline Cafe au lait is a taste that screams New Orleans, and when it is combined with a handmade praline that is made fresh daily in New Orleans, you have a memorable gifting success. Coffee lovers will find instant addiction.
These 100% cotton socks are not only stylish and a fun gift, but they also do good. For every pair sold one goes to someone in need either at a shelter or through a charity. This is the ultimate feel-good gift.
New Orleans Welcome Gift
This gift bag offers a real taste of New Orleans. Crispy Zapp’s potato chips, two Aunt Sally’s pralinettes, New Orleans honey glazed pecans, chocolate fleur de lis, bottle of water, and the most recognized symbol of Mardi Gras; Mardi Gras beads. We can even create a custom label for you on the bags to solidify your brand.
A Mardi Gras Welcome
If Mardi Gras has a taste, this gift has captured it. Zapp’s Voodoo kettle chips cast a spell that is hard to resist being a little hot, a little sweet and totally addictive. Add to that a mini king cake, handmade from scratch lemon cooler love, cookies, 2 cans of Abita root beer and Mardi Gras beads and you have a gift that is sure to please.
New Orleans Map Umbrella
We hope that your meeting or conference experiences only sunshine but this practical gift will be appreciated by all of your attendees.
Map Rock Glasses
This lovely 11 oz on the rocks glass, etched with a map of the City of New Orleans, makes a great gift. The glass is boxed and can be marked with your company logo.
Mardi Gras Party
If you are looking for the full Mardi Gras experience, this box is the answer. It includes delicious treats as well as three feather masks and lots of Mardi Gras beads. It is Mardi Gras in a box!!
We hope that we have given you some ideas for gifts for New Orleans meetings and conferences during Mardi Gras. At The Basketry, we try to anticipate what your attendees will enjoy but we also enjoy working with you to choose items that meet your expectations. We will help you to fulfill your vision with our excellent selection of items. We encourage you to visit our store or our website to see what we have available and to talk to us about making your meeting or conference memorable for everyone who attends.