Off the topic of the holidays, but just as urgent.
I have 15 professionals who will be speaking at an event I am helping to host. We have a $500 honoraria budget for them. This breaks down to about $30 each, and I'd be embarrassed to offer them something so little. Instead, I am offering them each a catered lunch, which will eat up $120.
That leaves me with $380 left to create a small gift bag for each panelist.
I was thinking to personalize a mug (with either their name, which is more expensive, or our logo, which is cheaper 'cause each will be the same and hence at bulk price) as the main gift. Anyone know a cheap service for this? cafepress.com does it for $10.99. Can anyone do better?
I am at a loss for what more to do, and I don't want anything to be too tacky or cheesy.
Anything I can buy in bulk? Anything I can get personalized? Any ideas for filling the mug (if I go in that direction)? Any general advice on "thank you" gifts?
Thanks for your help!