Packaging and design company Bay Cities has announced its 2018 Christmas gift, “Summer in December.” This year’s gift featured a detailed ice chest with an interactive augmented reality game that reflects the innovation and growth of the company.
For the past 10 years, Bay Cities has designed and manufactured unique holiday gifts for its customers and vendors that exhibit the company’s creative graphics and structural design, as well as its manufacturing and pack out capabilities. In November, Bay Cities launched a social media campaign for customers to reflect on gifts of past years and to build excitement for this year’s gift reveal.
“Each holiday season, we look to thank our clients and partners while demonstrating our design and manufacturing expertise,” says Bay Cities CEO Greg Tucker. “We execute this by creating an inventive gift that incorporates cutting-edge technology, innovations, and clever ideas that speak to the 21st century customer.”
“Summer in December” evokes a beach theme reflecting on the company’s California roots. Bay Cities drew inspiration from vintage ice chests, incorporating die cut beverage bottles for a 3D customer experience once the package is opened. Included in the chest are Obagi Sunscreen, a valued Bay Cities customer for years, a branded mason jar tumbler, and candy. Customers can open or download the Bay Cities app to be able to play a fun game against other recipients through augmented reality.
Bay Cities’ will announce the winners of the contest held as part of the social media campaign next week. The winners will each receive 100 customized subscription or press kit boxes.