This week is all about inclusion. Not only is it incredibly important, but women in tech and women in business has been a big topic in the organizations with which I work and the media across the nation.
Product 1: Meori 6-Bottle Wine Carrier
This is one of my favorite products. It’s so versatile. I realize that it’s technically made to carry wine, but the modular compartments make this the perfect car organizer and picnic/event bag.
It’s under $40, made from recycled materials and can be used throughout the year. If you have a summer event, this is a great gift for your team.
Product 2: A clear vinyl bag
I personally hate using disposable (Ziploc) bags for travel. This year, I made an effort to start slowly replacing all my disposable products! And, in that process, I found these bags. They are TSA approved and only around $5 each. So, if your team travels, this would be a great giveaway and move towards sustainability!
Product 3: Packable Beach Blanket with Hidden Storage
I love picnic blankets. I have one in my car and have given one to every relative and friend going off to college. The ability to stop your day and sit and read or stare at the water is a huge gift to give. These are simple and only ~$15. If you are trying to promote being outside, mindfulness or just have an outdoor event, this is the product for you.
Product 4: Independent Pigment Lightweight Bomber
Look around your office. How many of the women are wearing those custom t-shirts? Unless it’s required, or the event for which the t-shirts were ordered, the answer is probably zero. It’s something I have heard over and over. The men in the office want branded tees. The women don’t. It’s something that they can’t wear to work and feel professional. They report that they aren’t taken seriously. They report that tees don’t fit well or make them feel good. They report they wear them as pajamas. It’s never anyone’s intention to not include someone, but it should be your intention to include them. If you have to get a “uniform” or some custom team wearable, I suggest a fun jacket. These are fashionable, light weight and are woman approved.
Product 5: Smart Plug
Who couldn’t use a little extra help in their day. Start you team’s smart home collection now! Using these to time lights, coffee makers, curling irons (to turn off) or be able to remotely control even just one outlet in your home can be so helpful. For under $30, these are small gifts with a big impact. After I received my first one, I boosted the revenue of Hue and other wifi utility companies because I immediately knew these would be good for me. I love using them in my daughter’s room to turn off her nightlight…and she now stays in bed all night!