Plan ahead for the perfect Crew Gift!
Feb 26, 2019
Whether you’re close to wrapping or just getting started, thanking your crew for all the hard work and long hours put in shouldn’t be an afterthought. Our experience dealing with LOTS of productions over the years tells us the “crew gift” is often left to the last minute and consequently suffers due to a limited selection of options. Additionally, last minute orders are often accompanied by rush charges, expensive air freight fees, and undue stress on everyone involved…all of which can be avoided with a little foresight & planning.
As a promotional product, apparel and gift distributor, given the time, we have an enormous catalogue of products to choose from. In fact, just about anything you can think of that can be custom printed, embroidered, debossed or engraved (among other decoration methods) is a possibility. Given this overwhelmingly wide range of products to select from, and with a little proactivity and planning, finding the perfect thank you gift relevant to your production, location, storyline or cast demographic becomes significantly easier.
I know this is easier said than done with the myriad of responsibilities most Production Coordinators juggle on a daily basis, but a quick phone call or email to your promo distributor of choice at the beginning of your shoot can go a long way. Let the distributor know a bit about the production, crew size, budget and your ballpark “in hands” date, and let them go to work generating the ideas. The perfect gift may take some time, but in the end it’s ALWAYS worth it!
To finish, here’s 3 quick ideas for you that take a little longer than the norm but a great impression you’ll make…
Forget about a standard silkscreened t-shirt, up your game with large or all-over sublimated prints. Use one of the production’s key scenes or characters and show it off big and bold. Go with a lower budget standard cotton based tee, or a higher end fully sublimated polyester soccer style shirt.
Or upping the ante with the ever popular hoodie…
And who wouldn’t love an all over custom printed umbrella. Great quality aluminum or fiberglass shafts, with quick drying pongee fabric. Let your imagination run wild with your most vivid four colour process graphic.
For more information on the above or hundreds of other great crew gift ideas please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-457-7666.