In 2001, Madison & Mulholland set out to curate VIP and Celebrity gift bags that were filled to the brim with books, cosmetics, snacks and the latest products, which they distributed to Hamptons hotels, galleries, retailers, the media as well as the company's special VIP celebrities and influencers list. This Memorial Day weekend, the Hampton Gift Bag program is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
"Back in 2002, when I first started my company, I literally went door-to-door, up and down Madison Avenue searching for products to promote in the Hamptons," explained Jane Ubell-Meyer. "Now, 15 years later, I am a leader in the gift bag industry, and proud to have earned the respect and trust of our product placement partners, the media and the recipients of our gift bags."
Created to encourage reading and literacy, the impressive tote is stocked with a variety of riveting reads that are a must for beach season. The Memorial Day edition is sponsored by White Cloud Charter, who added an elegant glass water bottle and a special invitation to the bag. Beauty lovers will appreciate La Pomme's Apple Stem Cell Sérum, a new breakthrough in anti-aging technology, and Skinny Facial Oil. Select bags will feature Madison & Mulholland Blue Mirror Aviators. And, if you're wondering what you'll be reading by the pool, this tote includes Before The Fall; In The Name of Gucci; June, Kanye West Owes Me $300' Mother, Can You Not?; The Progeny, and The Travelers.
Additionally, recipients will receive gift certificates for two nights for one at The Maidstone
Inn (East Hampton), buy two and get 50 percent off of Preppy, Equestrian, Nautical Jewelry by Hampton Ivy, and Angela Pizzarello's is offering a 40 percent. discount on her Intuition and Emotional Freedom Coaching.
Madison & Mulholland is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs and charities. "I feel privileged to work with our developmentally challenged friends at ARI-CT, who pack our gift bags," added Ubell-Meyer.
Complimentary Hampton Gift Bags will be offered at the Southampton Inn
to guests and at their annual BBQ. They will also be available at Lucille Khornak
Galleries in Southampton and Bridgehampton, Bay Street Theater
in Sag Harbor, and for guests at The Maidstone Inn in East Hampton and Ocean Dunes in Amagansett.
You do not have to reserve a bag, but it is recommended. Each swag bag is packed by ARI-CT, a non-profit organization in Stamford, Connecticut. Shipping is available for a fee, and the reservation fee is $5.99.
For more information, visit www.hamptongiftbag.com.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com