• Fun New Colorado Products for Gifts & Gatherings

     
    POSTED October 31, 2016
     
  • Fun New Colorado Products for Gifts & Gatherings

     
    POSTED October 31, 2016
     
  • Fun New Colorado Products for Gifts & Gatherings

     
    POSTED October 31, 2016
     
  • Fun New Colorado Products for Gifts & Gatherings

     
    POSTED October 31, 2016
     

Colorado Meetings + Events regularly receives information about the latest products on the market. Here are a few that might work for your next gathering as a gift, treats or practical pieces.

 

Based in Loveland, Uprooted Artistry harvests trees that have died from pine beetle kill and transforms them into beautiful serving boards and other home decor products. The serving boards can be personalized as gifts or used by caterers, restaurants and hotels for unique food displays.

Send guests home with a usable Denver memory in the form of artistic melamine trays and platters, ceramic mugs, tea towels, prints, pillows and totes that can be purchased as is or customized. Designer and founder Tammy Smith, a former Hallmark Cards artist, picked up a spool of wire at her local hardware store and began sketching in wire to create illustrations for products representing cities like Denver, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

As its name implies, Colorado-based Replica produces wines that taste like popular costly wines. Instead of serving expensive wines such as Rombauer’s Carneros Chardonnay and The Prisoner Red Blend, event planners can now offer nearly identical-tasting Retrofit and Pickpocket at a cost that’s 25–50 percent less. Replica, owned by parent company Integrated Beverage Group, has partnered with Ellipse Analytics to analyze thousands of wines and compile a huge database of taste and aroma information.

We’ve all heard about and perhaps tasted cake pops but now there’s a new game in town available in four-packs at several grocers and in bulk. Colorado-made cakebars by Tickleberry Desserts contain no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors and are simply cake baked onto a stick and surrounded by a confectionary coating and tasty toppings. At only 150 calories, no one feels too bad indulging when it involves flavors like dark chocolate, vanilla bean, cookies n’ cream and seasonal options like strawberry shortcake, peppermint bark and red velvet.

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs and sweatpants have become a work-friendly outfit, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.