MEETINGS, ETC. is a corporate gift service company which creates and customizes distinctive gifts for your clients and employees or for your meetings, conferences, and special events. Since 1982 we have assisted major international corporations throughout the United States in their search to find the appropriate gift for the occasion.
MEETINGS, ETC. specializes in gifts of Boston and New England--gifts which carry with them a part of the American tradition--a piece of history which can be enjoyed today! We offer a distinguished collection of American-made gifts made by local craftsmen.
We have designed our exclusive Boston Collection of reproduction scrimshaw gifts which are handcrafted in Massachusetts. Our Boston Collection is sold exclusively through MEETINGS, ETC. and is not available in any retail stores. Scrimshaw is a New England folk art of the sea--the gift that reminds us of people and places.
Scrimshaw is recognized as one of the most important American Folk Arts still in existence. During the 19th century sailors carved intricate designs on whales' teeth and walruses' tusks. These depicted scenes of ships, whale hunts, people and places they visited. Genuine 19th century scrimshaw is rare and expensive. Reproduction scrimshaw is a most welcome discovery since there are no animal products used in this process. Each piece is hand crafted and antiqued like the old originals.
Our Boston Collection gift items can be customized with your logo or message. Each piece is gift boxed and complimented by a custom enclosure card describing the art of scrimshaw. MEETINGS, ETC. can assist you in developing a custom piece for your commemorative event or your general gift giving.
In addition to our scrimshaw collection, our Corporate Gift Service offers an extensive collection of other business gifts.
We will gift wrap and deliver your gifts to their ultimate destination.