• Kathy Song

Brand Feature: Brightland

Updated: Sep 8

Where trust and traceability thrive


Corporate gifting, employee recognition and client gifting have evolved drastically throughout the years. Practical gifts that are sustainable, ethical and local are more important than ever when considering how it represents company culture. With curated health and wellness gifts, to foodie gift boxes, gifting a pantry staple is an absolute seasonal must.


Introducing Brightland, a made in the USA, female owned brand specializing in authentic olive oils and vinegars. Brightland's fresh-from-the-earth products are never over-processed or fraudulent, and are absolutely free from fillers or artificial preservatives. Packaged in beautiful, minimalistic bottles - Brightland's products are fit for display, and manage to stand out amongst any kitchen decor.



Knowing what goes into gifting a consumable like one of Brightland’s 100% cold pressed extra-virgin olive oils is an opportunity to take an active part in the story behind the product; to enjoy sharing with family and friends. It’s grounded. It’s good for you, and it’s never seen a lab. What you’re putting into your body is straight from the earth - with a sole ingredient that comes from trees that continue to live for thousands of years. It’s something to feel good about - to give, and also to receive. Whether you’re sending a gift for employee recognition, or are client gifting for the holidays, Brightland makes a memorable addition.



They also offer a selection of fruit-forward vinegars. Made on a nutrient-dense, family-run farm in California’s Central Coast - Chardonnay and Zinfandel grapes, Navel and Valencia oranges, ripe Triple Crown blackberries - selected with care, and double fermented in stainless steel. You’ll taste the process on your palate - zingy and bright, bold and decadent.



Gifting Brightland goes far beyond giving olive oil and vinegar - you’re gifting culture, great taste; while also supporting a family business (which spans the growing process all the way through to bottling). Gifting Brightland is for slowing down time - to remind you to savor simple moments and everyday elegance, to share in enjoying cozy days, and slow nights.


 

When Aishwarya Iyer (Founder and CEO of Brightland) and her husband started to get into cooking, they expected to improve their well being and boost their confidence in the kitchen - unfortunately instead, they initially experienced the opposite. After process of elimination, it was believed that the cause of their culinary crash-and-burn came down to the olive oil they were using.


After some research, Aishwarya discovered the olive oil industry has had a history of problems, and that not all olive oils are created equally; there are some good, but also a lot of bad quality products available. This personal experience inspired the idea for Brightland, which was born out of a desire for time-honored food production - and a deep belief in the land, and what it provides. Aishwarya’s ancestors were salt farmers in South India; the land provided for them, and in turn they provided salt for people in the South. It’s a beautiful cycle when left untouched.


Aishwarya believes in the California sun & soil, the beautiful olives, grapes and the fruit that they yield. It’s her wish that Brightland’s products provide abundant nourishment to you and the people you love, for many breakfasts, lunches and dinners to come.



Giftagram had the pleasure of talking with founder Aishwarya Iyer about Brightland and gifting:



Giftagram (GG): We love the design elements

of your products. What inspired you?

Aishwarya Iyer (AI): When designing the beautiful bottles and packaging, I wanted to channel fresh, bright produce, California living, and elevate the overall idea of what an olive oil bottle looks like. The color came from pink and purple cauliflower or seeing other kinds of color fruit and vegetables. Our olive oil bottles are powder coated matte white with a UV protected organic coating, to keep the oil extra safe from natural lights.



GG: What makes Brightland different and a great gift?

AI: At Brightland, we partner with small, family farms right here in California. They don’t use artificial preservatives or additives, so they are unadulterated—and always from the most recent harvest. Brightland makes for a fantastic gift because it’s more interesting and unique than a bottle of wine, and it will bring joy to simple, everyday moments.



GG: What is your favorite Brightland and non Brightland gift to give?

AI: My favorite Brightland gift to give these days is The Luminous Capsule for a delicious taste of Brightland olive oil, vinegar, and honey. It truly is the perfect gift for a loved one...or yourself :)


Cuyana’s signature candle is one of my personal favorites to light in the evening at home and it makes for a lovely gift. It’s called Raat ki Rani, meaning "night-blooming jasmine," and contains notes of lily of the valley, cyclamen, and sweet basil.



Giftagram’s must have gift item from Brightland is The Duo Olive Oil Set. This bestselling duo of foundational 100% extra virgin olive oils is perfectly paired to balance and complement every meal your kitchen dishes out.

Duo Olive Oil Set Includes: AWAKE - a bold and robust cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil designed for roasting, sautéing, soups, stews, and bread. Made with early-harvest Arbequina olives. ALIVE - a smooth and grassy cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil ideal for salads, hummus, baked goods, fresh greens, and bread. Made with early-harvest Arbequina and Arbosana olives.




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