Perfect Awards and Gifts to Thank Someone This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, don’t miss the opportunity to thank the ‘angels’ of your life. They can be your parents, children, spouse, or friends for always being there to lend you support whenever you needed them the most. Or, they can be your employees who continuously work hard for your company.

For your family and close friends, invite them to a delicious meal at your home or somewhere out. You can also gift them nice, affordable presents that truly shows your appreciation for them. For your employees, you can show your appreciation by organizing an awards banquet at the office.
Here are some inexpensive award and gift ideas for Thanksgiving:

Gifts for Relatives or Friends
Take time to think of a sentimental gift for your family and friends, or you can go with timeless gifts like wine. Gifting wine bottles has never been out of fashion. The best part is you can gift wine on any occasion. A nice bottle of wine to your parents, spouse, or friends is the best way to raise a toast for the love and support they unconditionally extend to you. You can also gift wine accessories or a wine chiller.
You can also give your lover a White Satin Heart Jewelry Box that shows your love and appreciation. The top of this box is lined with rhinestones that sparkle in every direction. The box is also lined with blue velvet interior that protects your precious jewelry.

Awards or Gifts for Employees
You can choose to gift your employees individually, or you can award them collectively. A wood pen, card case & keychain gift set is a great option if you go the individual way. If you want to award them collectively, Jade Glass with Chrome Star is great to recognize the individuals who have exceeded the company’s expectations. This award comes with a Chrome Star Holder, which enhances its display.
Gifts for Anyone You Admire
You also have more specific gift options to thank a war veteran or a public figure whom you know. Our Cherry Flag Case Gold Trim can be a great present for a war veteran to keep their stars and badges that they would have earned fighting enemies of the nation.
Bronze Eagle Plaque American Flag is the perfect gift to recognize someone associated with the military. This plaque comes with an antique bronze flat relief eagle with a full-color American Flag mounted on it. You can customize it with up to 8 lines of text on a black plate with gold text and trim.
Wine Bottles
A wine bottle is a perfect gift for almost any occasion, like weddings, anniversaries, or Thanksgiving. Our well-designed wine bottles are available in standard and large sizes and can be customized by adding graphics, the wine’s name, and the year at the bottom.

Rosewood Wine Box w/Accessories
Our simple, yet beautiful single wine presentation box is designed with a rosewood finish and features accessories that make it a great gift to show your appreciation and gratitude on Thanksgiving. This wine box features one bottle of wine (not included), four accessories, and a clasp to keep it closed. You can customize this wine box with a logo or text of your choice.

Wine Chiller
Our wine chiller is exquisitely designed with high-class black marble and white veins. Its unique style and elegance make it the perfect choice for Thanksgiving, weddings, and other holiday events. To make it even more special, personalize the wine chiller by adding a text or logo of your choice.


RD Whitney is Co-Founder and Director of the Virtual Events Institute.
The year 2020 has turned the world of virtual events upside down. How can you make connections when you can’t bring people together? With traditional events like fundraisers, workshops and conferences on hold for the foreseeable future, it’s time to get creative.
With so many of us working from home, constant Zoom meetings are the reality. Anyone who’s been on video chats all day long knows that they can get boring and repetitive. But if you can find a way to capture your audience’s attention, and to keep them engaged throughout an event, interactive online events are possible.
The world of community building has gone through changes that are here to stay. Organizations like Virtual Events Institute recognize the potential here and are helping professionals learn about the kind of innovation that’s possible. And companies like Trellis are also tapping into the online market, providing clients with an all-in-one customizable platform and guidance on how to host engaging and successful online fundraisers.
So how can you make your online events captivating and memorable? Try adding an unconventional element. One idea is to have a virtual class of some kind during online meetings and events, as an engaging way to liven up the experience. You could bring a professional to the event to lead a fun activity, like a chef, sommelier or bartender.
For example, ChefTorial enables you, your colleagues, clients or network to prepare meals with a professional chef. Bringing the food and beverage experience online, the chef coaches you while you work from what ChefTorial calls “your Zoom Table.”
Here are some takeaways on how to strategize your virtual event approach:
Make it a party.
The ultimate measure to any in-person event is the quality of the entertainment. An exhibitor who has a sub-par sales effort can still justify the expense of the show if they were able to treat their existing customers and/or mix it up with industry professionals at a fun, “event within an event,” like a theme party, a pub crawl, a golf outing, a ball game or some local attraction. Unfortunately, most of these concepts don’t translate well on a virtual platform, but an activity-driven class that evolves into a virtual party can.
Think like a trade show organizer.
A successful trade show producer has to deliver for both buyers and sellers, as well as experts and professionals needing certifications or credits if there’s a conference component. To use the previous example, ChefTorial delivers the value proposition for the “attendees,” but its active recruitment of freelance chefs to grow their global team is a brilliant stroke of marketplace genius. The surplus of chefs from all over the world have an opportunity to earn significant income anddemonstrate their skills and expertise to a qualified audience of prospective clients, investors and fans.
Think “sky’s the limit” with the virtual platform.
A typical B2B in-person event has to focus on the industry it’s serving and can fail miserably if it tries serving other market segments in the same venue. A virtual concept can be marketed to consumer audiences, event organizers and a wide range of corporate or commercial interests that would easily recognize the impact of this unique experience on their target audience.
Develop a pricing matrix that shows value and reflects the in-person experience.
A lot of virtual event organizers are emphasizing free registrations to build their community, and there’s merit to this strategy when you consider the long-term growth potential. But when you can craft a $75-per-couple cooking class into a virtual platform that allows you to invite up to 198 people (or 99 couples), you are going to market with a product that has established value and then some.
The concept has enormous potential for development and can be adapted to your business and audience. Think about your goals for the event. Who you are trying to reach, engage and entertain? What kind of additional event activity might help you achieve your goal? Once you figure that out, you can either search for an individual to hire for the event, or go with a company that offers a comprehensive experience. Just be sure to add that extra experience to take your virtual event to the next level.


Military and defence industry is a huge industry that produces and sells weapons to different countries. They are also responsible for selling various military technology to the countries across the world. This industry is responsible for the production of defence products like Pistol and Guns and also delivers the technology that is needed for modern warfare.

There are several forecast in terms of technological advancement and the political advancement of the defence industry. It is being estimated that in the future the war instrument will be artificial in nature. Given the social and the political system of different counties there are chances of crisis and this may lead to several outbreaks of war. This is the time the defence industry will be of major help to fight and mitigate the risk of war. Every year there is a huge amount of investment done on the military and the defence of the country. This is one of the reasons why it is necessary that there is an improvement in the economy and the political factors. Else there several chances of terror as being forecasted by military and defence industry.

Military trade shows are the ways through which different technological advancement in the field of defence is known, Becoming a part of such trade show allows the understanding of political strength and political agenda of different countries. The new technologies can be exploring in a way of that agenda can be formed further to understand the political moves of different countries in the world. Having a details concept of the same is essential.

Case Study: Canagan
Over the past few years, veterinarians and pet owners alike have emphasized the importance of including high-quality, grain-free food in dog and cat diets. British pet food company Canagan has partnered with nutritionists to develop a range of prime meat and fish-based products to boost pet health. At the 2020 Global Pet Show in Orlando, Canagan showed off its all-natural, grain-free ingredients with a booth that invited customers in for a transformative experience.
Client Desires: A Hands-On Visitor Experience
Canagan wanted its 20×20 rental booth to draw in new customers, build relationships with existing customers, and emphasize the origin and quality of its product line. Because Canagan sets itself apart from the competition by using real meat and fresh vegetables in its pet food (instead of corn, grains, and other fillers), its booth needed to help visitors truly feel what the brand represents while bringing the Canagan brand to life.
The Rockway Solution
Rockway’s designers worked closely with Canagan to build on some general exhibit concepts and goals. By combining Rockway’s experience with Canagan’s innate knowledge of its brand, we were able to create a strategic design that took this exhibit to the next level.
To connect attendees to the brand and product, we created a complete brand experience through outdoorsy graphics, grass plants and turf, wood grains, a barrel, barn-like roofing, and real fresh vegetables to emphasize Canagan’s all-natural, fresh ingredients. Keeping these vegetables fresh throughout the four-day conference was a bit of a challenge, but regular refrigeration and a few quick spritzes of water were all that was needed to keep them looking lush.
Other exhibit features included:
• A backlit storage tower to display a range of food products
• Double-sided backlit pillars
• Puck and market lights
• Pedestals and signs that were designed with a hiking-trail look and feel
• Wooden crates, a wooden barrel, and a wood beam roof
• Custom inlay flooring
• Rustic bar tables and stools
• Corrugated metal accents
This eye-catching, fresh-feeling booth generated many compliments and some major interest from attendees. Canagan was pleased to share about the process our team took to discover their brand and goals, “[Rockway] asked me a lot of questions, prior to designing the booth, this meant [Rockway] understood what we were trying to achieve. This resulted in an open and inviting booth, which drew attention to us from all angles.”

At Rockway Exhibits + Events, we’re committed to helping our clients create a dynamic, high-quality display that provides each customer with a memorable experience. We begin each of our client partnerships with a meeting, where we gather the details needed to fully understand your brand, needs, goals, and how you’d like to achieve them. As a full-service exhibit provider, we then handle everything from construction and shipping to storage, installation, and dismantling. By taking these duties off your hands, you can dedicate your focus on connecting and educating attendees on your brand and offerings. Contact us today to learn how we can help create you a strategic design — and offer you peace of mind in the process.

Kiosks and Carts

Kiosks and Carts are perfect for starting a business, they are multipurpose due that within them you can sell everything from food to different objects.

Many retailers are already succeeding in this industry, so what can we learn from them? Here are some mall kiosk ideas to inspire you and your business:

  • Snacks — pretzels, chocolates, popcorn, donuts
  • Apparel — shirts, sweaters
  • Gifts — personalized items, handmade products, pet items, artwork
  • Eyewear — sunglasses
  • Accessories — purses, scarves, watches, jewelry
  • Electronics — cell phones, cell phone accessories, tablets, fitness trackers
  • Beauty products — skincare products, makeup, flat irons, curling irons

If you want a customized kiosk or cart, contact us, we can help you find the best one for you!


Advantages of a mall kiosk

Here are 2 of the key advantages that the mall kiosk holds for small and entry level businesses.

One advantage of starting a kiosk as a small business is its low cost of entry into the marketplace. Starting investments for a kiosk are way less than the cost for prime rental space in a permanent retail location. The small footprint of the kiosk means lower square footage costs and lower overhead.

Essentially you get the advantages of being in a high traffic area with great exposure, for a fraction of the cost.

Another advantage of a small business is being nimble. By being small you can react faster to market changes and change course easily whereas it takes larger businesses a lot more time.

The mall kiosk gives you great flexibility.

Offer services to complement your business

If it makes sense for your business, offer in-store services that make your customers’ lives easier.

If you’re a jewelry retailer, perhaps you can offer jewelry cleaning and repairs. Sell apparel? Maybe you can make room for basic alterations.

Should you charge for these services? That depends on your business model, products, and margins. In some cases, it might make sense to make certain services complimentary. Most jewelers, for example, offer free jewelry cleaning. In other instances, it’s better to charge a fee or require a purchase.

Some make up shops offer a free makeover by purchasing $50 worth of products.

Analyze your retail market and margins to figure out the right strategy for your business.


How can kiosk reduce the cost of business?

A company using a retail kiosk strategy is able to offer more services at a lower cost.

Because retail kiosks can handle many of the customer inquiries that are not directly related to sales, the retailer’s employees will be able to focus more of their efforts on increasing sales, which will generate more revenue for both the store and the sales associate.

In addition, by streamlining the total number of employees needed to service their customers, a retailer can also cut back on costly managerial resources as fewer total employees require less total management.

Clothing kiosk

Opening a kiosk is a cheaper way to get into the apparel retail business, as opposed to a traditional, brick-and-mortar store. To start a successful clothing kiosk business, there are several things you can do:

Specialize in selling a certain type of clothing–this is otherwise known as your niche. Since a kiosk is a small retailing space, choose clothing that can easily be displayed, such as T-shirts, caps, children’s clothing or pet clothing.

In malls, inventory should be narrowed to the low end of the price range. Since many kiosk and cart purchases are impulse buys, having your customer think twice about the price is something you want to avoid.. Price your clothing reasonably, ideally below what a normal retail store would charge.

Promote your clothing kiosk business. People passing by will be your main source of income, as people don’t generally plan to shop at a mall kiosk; they simply make impulse purchases there. Use large, attractive signage, clearly display your prices and merchandise, and open a website or social networking account so returning customers can connect with you.

Mall Kiosk Ideas

If you’re interested in opening or relocating a mall kiosk business, here are some mall kiosk ideas:

Snack and quick service Food

Shoppers often get hungry in the middle of their shopping trips. And snack foods like pretzels, cookies and other easy-to-carry items can be popular. You can also offer some more substantial food items like burgers, pizza and sandwiches at quick service kiosks.


You can focus on small, packaged food items that customers can take to go. Candy is a great example of this.

Coffee & Tea

Coffee is also popular with shoppers. So you can easily set up a kiosk with coffee drinks they can carry around while they shop.

Similarly, you can offer tea drinks or even packages of tea that they can buy and make at home.


To appeal to health conscious consumers, you can set up a juice and smoothie bar at a mall kiosk.


You can sell a wide variety of electronic devices at mall kiosks, including mobile phones, tablets and fitness trackers.

Mobile Phone Accessories

You can offer accessories like cases, chargers and other smaller items to appeal to smartphone and tablet owners. And even offer a service at your mall kiosk, like repairing mobile phones.

Sporting Goods

Sporting goods like athletic wear, safety gear and fitness equipment can also be popular items to market to mall shoppers.


Florists, you can set up a small stand at a local mall to reach a wider variety of shoppers with your arrangements.


Cosmetics are fairly small and can attract a lot of impulse buyers, so this makes for a great mall kiosk business idea.

Spa Services & Hair Products

You could focus on spa services like manicures, pedicures, massages or similar items. And offer hair products that customers can browse or even try out at your kiosk.


Or you can simply sell earrings and other jewelry items that you make yourself or source from other manufacturers.

Sunglasses & hats

Another small item that’s pretty popular with impulse shoppers, consider setting up a stand to sell sunglasses.  Hats are also popular items that you can easily sell at a mall kiosk.

Toys and Video Games

Or you can offer a variety of different toys and games for kids at your mall kiosk.

Pet Items

Pet owners are known for buying a lot of different products for their furry friends. You can offer anything from artisan dog treats to Halloween costumes for cats.