Favorite Father’s Day Gifts & Games

Favorite Father's Day Gifts

Favorite Fathers Day Gifts

Favorite Fathers Day Gifts

(Get Dad that Tie Next Year)

Whatever you choose , don’t forget the Father’s Day Card!

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Groomsmen Beer Gifts & Growlers

Groomsmen Beer Gifts & Growlers

Still searching for the fun yet impressive groomsmen gift that isn’t the usual flask or cufflinks? Think Groomsmen Beer Gifts & Growlers. We admit, those of us who live in the craft beer capital are obsessed with everything and anything beer so we cannot imagine any groomsmen not appreciating a great stein or a personalized wooden beer flight. And who wouldn’t want to display their hand blown half yard 32 oz ale glass with its own personalized cherry wood stand proudly on their office desk.

Below is an overview of just a few of the many beer mugs and pilsners available. Also just an FYI – growlers are among today’s most trendy gifts for him!

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Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Dinner Club Theme Ideas -  Gastropub / Craft Beer Dinner Party

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Dinner Club Theme Ideas

Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Are you looking for a chic, on trend theme for your next dinner party?  Think Gastropub.  Don your jeans and t’s or other ultra casual college wear and gather your friends for a night of “comfort eats | drinks.  Serve craft beers, boutique wines, and gourmet sausages, turkey chili, fancy mac and cheese, and even scallops wrapped in bacon.  Party Hearty!

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Smart Corporate Holiday Marketing: Wine Club Gift Subscriptions

Holiday Wine Club Gifts

Smart Corporate Holiday Marketing: Wine Club Gift Subscriptions

Smart Corporate Holiday Marketing: Wine Club Gift Subscriptions 

Who says Christmas gifts have to be limited to December? Common sense and real life experience tells us that yes it is absolutely necessary to recognize and acknowledge clients and allies for their contributions to your success during or around the holiday season, but it is time to think outside of the standard December “gift basket” mentality.

First and foremost, just about everyone would acknowledge that when opening up the obligatory holiday basket, you immediately separate the “junk” from the wine.  Have you checked your home cupboard or pantry recently?  I promise you you still have a pack of “Berry Good Snack Mix” or “Pomegranate Puffs”  hiding unopened behind the crackers some place.  Let’s be real, all anyone really cares about is the wine.  So this year, give your colleagues what they want – the wine – skip the filler.

Next, and more importantly, marketing experts will tell you that most often it is the number of quality touches between two people that cement relationships.  A yearly gift is great but a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year is even better.  This is where the idea of gifting a fabulous wine club subscription becomes a smart corporate marketing decision.  For just about $150.00 ( the same cost as most nice gift baskets) your colleagues will receive a lovely gift from you once every quarter (yes – you read that correctly 4x a year they will receive a little gift of thanks from you and your company.)  All we can say is this is way more bang for your marketing bucks!

With lots of wine clubs from which to choose, how do you narrow the choices?  After reading a slew of reviews, we finally decided upon The California Wine ClubWe like the club choices.  We like the wines. And we really like the people behind the site.  We were having trouble understanding the various signature requirements needed, so we called (ok, so we called a few times) and everyone we spoke with was knowledgeable, kind and more than patient with our endless questions. To get an idea of the types of wines offered October’s wine club notes are posted online and you can find November’s notes right here in our ongoing wine club notes series.

Know somebody who prefers beer?  The same strategy applies — check out our favorite craft beer club.

Party Hearty!