Friday, February 13, 2009

Time to get "cozy"

I can tell a busy Bridal season is quickly approaching because of the number of calls I receive about "cozy" gifts. Inquiring customers want something a little different than the "same old" things off the registry. Don't get me wrong, we need our pots and pans, fine china and food processors but taking a more personalized and love driven approach always gets more ooohs and ahhhs from the crowd.

Relatives and friends love to shower the happy couple with special gifts that are personalized with their new Mr. and Mrs. title. The most popular sets are comfy terrycloth wraps and luxury knit chenille robes with coordinating soaps, hand towels, pillowcases and linens (all of these items are available in our boutique). Adding essential oils, beautifully scented lotions, fragrant candles and other personal care items that the Newlyweds love, will make your gift truly unforgettable. Also, if this is a group gift and the budget allows, gift certificates from their favorite spa for a massage, facial or manicure would fit in nicely.

You can turn this romantic and novel idea into a much more elegant gift by selecting a unique container to hold them. Oversized baskets embellished with sumptuous materials or a stacked and graduated assortment of fabric covered boxes, will make quite an impressive statement. This fine presentation, is tremendously increasing the "wow factor" of your fabulous gift! If you really want to go over-the-top, try adding a bottle of champagne and flutes that are custom engraved with the couples name and Wedding date.

Helpful tip: Adding decadent treats or fruits, such as chocolate covered strawberries, is a great idea. But...NOT if the other other items are heavily scented!!! You do not want the smell of the lotions, candles, etc., being transferred into the fruit. Choose one or the other.

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