AV1’s annual gift guide is back!

This year, our guide is curated from products and organisations with social purpose and sustainability at their core.

Event planners are picky, and so you should be. That’s why you are so great at what you do. So when it comes to choosing a gift, it can be hard to know where to start.

To save you the pressure of selecting the perfect gift, we put together this handy gift guide just in time for Christmas.

Forward this on to your bestie/hubby/missus/work-wife with a wink wink nudge nudge and voila! Christmas sorted. 

Patagonia Wetsuits

If you’re an active water baby, this Patagonia Wetsuit is the perfect gift as summer approaches. Fingers crossed, balmy beach days are back on the cards, we’re hopeful that La Nina is going to clear off in time for the new year. Bring back our sunny swims! 

Why Patagonia? 

From supporting youth fighting against oil drilling to suing the president of the United States, Patagonia takes action on the most pressing environmental issues facing our world. The brand guarantees everything it makes. Because it knows prioritising durability results in consuming less energy, wasting less water and creating less trash.

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Lush Gift Set

It’s been a huge year for event planners, riding the wave of getting back into boardrooms, juggling the migration from virtual to hybrid and live events, while creating incredible experiences for their stakeholders. 

Doesn’t it sound like they could do with a good pamper session after all that? 

Consider this beautiful set from Lush. It’s packed with four delights that’ll have you washing, scrubbing and moisturising from head to toe with skin-softening and mind-calming ingredients. It doesn’t get any better.

Why Lush?

Every single part of a Lush gift is as eco-friendly, recycled, and recyclable as possible. Boxes and tags are made from 100% recycled paper, tins are reusable, and even those packing peanuts that help keep your goodies safe and protected are plant-based and compostable.

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Le Labo Perfume

The hottest fragrances on the market right now are sure to go down a treat. Le Labo was created in 2006 by two friends wanting to create a scented revolution in a world of conventional perfumery. While their prices are not for the faint of heart, their fine fragrances are one-of-a-kind. 

Why Le Labo? 

Here’s an excerpt from the brand’s manifesto:

We believe that there are too many bottles of perfume and not enough soulful fragrances.

We believe it is more humane to test cosmetics on New Yorkers than on animals

We believe celebrities should pay full price

We believe in Hafiz’s take on life : “Act great, dear. Always act great”

We can get behind that. 

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Tempus Two Wine Club

Whether you’re tasting at the Cellar Door or discovering their wines at home, Tempus Two’s Wine Club will offer you an invaluable wine experience you will enjoy time and time again.

Why Tempus Two? 

We first heard about Tempus Two at Purpose Conference this year. A purpose-driven wine company? Say no more. 

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Loving Earth Chocolate 

More than just delicious chocolate with plenty of gifting options, Loving Earth is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. It is plant-based, organic, sustainable, dairy-free, can sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free and its packaging is compostable. Good for you and good for the planet. 

Why Loving Earth? 

Loving Earth is an ethically driven company that believes food is sacred. It makes healthy indulgence in a way that is good for the planet. It makes chocolate from cacao which has been grown by the Ashaninka community, in the remote forest at the source of the Amazon River in Peru, the place where cacao originated.

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July Drink Bottle 

Stay hydrated throughout long event days will be a breeze with this vacuum-insulated stainless steel drink bottle. It keeps liquids hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours. Its sleek design features a slip-proof matte coating that’s soft and smooth to the touch. Holding 500ml, it’ll fit right in your bags and cup holders.

Why July?

July’s core business is to create sustainable longer-lasting luggage at a fraction of the traditional price. Meaning it is giving all people the opportunity to own luggage that lasts a lifetime and stops the cycle of single-use travel accessories.

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Pilates Classes

All the stressful hours that go into running events can make for a flustered and exhausted event planner. Gift them a session or two of Pilates to unwind and relax after a hard year, whilst providing a high-intensity workout at the same time.

KX Pilates has studio locations all around Australia.

Why KX Pilates? 

KX Pilates believes in a holistic approach to your health and fitness. Healthy eating tips, expert advice, and exercise hacks — it’s ready and waiting.  

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