Pineapple Symbolism: Friendship & Hospitality
By Dean Schwartz (SWAG Master): Pineapples are delicious, but did you know its image is also loaded with meaning? The tropical fruit has come to represent friendship and hospitality, which makes pineapple imagery a creative way to send a message about your brand. Pineapple symbolism has deep roots, so let’s take a quick look at how it all started.
Pineapple Symbolism: The Story
The pineapple has a rich tradition and its image is loaded with symbolism. The rise of the pineapple came during Colonial times when the first European explorers came in contact with the fruit. The delicious fruit quickly became a favorite but it was an expensive rarity due to its tropical nature. Pineapples would spoil on long sea voyages and it took gardeners nearly 200 years to perfect a hothouse method to grow the tropical plant outside of its natural climate.
The high demand and scarcity of the pineapple gave the fruit a reputation of royal privilege and wealth. So the ability of a hostess to have a pineapple adorn her dining table for an important event said a lot about her rank in society. Visitors knew that a host spared no expense when they were presented with pineapple-topped food and displays. Over time, the pineapple evolved to represent a sense of generous hospitality and gracious home gatherings.
Thankfully, SOBO Concepts is ready to help you bring your hospitality to the next level. Check out some of our favorite pineapple SWAG:
Pineapple Symbolism: The SWAG
Share a festive drink with others while displaying your company logo. Spread good vibes in style with this 14 oz copper pineapple mug. Remove the lid and use it as a stand to hold this festive mug.
Light up the night with these pineapple-shaped LED lights. Eco-friendly and made of PVC plastic. Choose from five different light colors: white, orange, red, yellow and green. Your guests will want to stay all night with these unique lights.
Made with sturdy canvas, this roomy and fashionable tote is ideal for wherever your guests may go. Folds flat for easy storage and perfect for anyone on-the-go. The perfect blend of function and fashion.
Poppin’ bottles never looked so good! Coated in a thick layer of solid copper, this bottle opener is stainless steel underneath for strength. Great accent piece for any bar or restaurant.