Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Holiday and Engagement Season. What to give??

Did you know that the holidays just happens to coincide with Engagement Season :)

About 40% of couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day.

Here are a few Gift giving ideas from Get an online source for weddings that will help out and set the mood.

Top 11 Gifts for a Newly Engaged Bride (or Groom!)

He popped the question! She’s over the moon. How do you show her you’re here to help celebrate this gi-normous life changing event? Here are 10 girly gifts to give your sister, soon-to-be sister, childhood confidant or BFF, a.k.a bride to be. Plus we could never forget the groom so we’ve got him covered as well.

1. Plan Ahead

The best gift you can give a bride is organizational skills. Bestow a bright and funky planner on her to get her started down the aisle.

Turquoise Bride’s Planner, $15.99

2. The Spitting Image

For the fashion-forward friend, give a personalized, unique illustration that expresses her personal style. From every hair color to every style of dress, there’s a framed and matted creation that will remind her of her inner fashionista.

Fashion Illustration, $20 for 5 x7

3. The Bridal Party

Pamper her with a collection of shower gels inspired by wedding traditions. Sure to get the beautiful bride ready before the big day, this set includes a 6 oz Wedding Cake Ultra-De

licious Shower Gel, 6 oz Bubbly Ultra-Rich Shower Gel, and a 6 oz Bridal Bouquet Ultra-Feminine Shower Gel in a signature box.

Bridal Party by Philosophy, $30

4. The Princess Bride

For bridal royalty. Inspired by the tiara gifted to Queen Mary, enjoy this bride tank top - something old on something new. An ideal present for the princess bride., $29


. Etiquette Lessons

Ok, you don’t have to spring for a whole lineup of classes. Just buy your gal pal Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette in hardback. It’s the go-to-guide for the classy, thoughtful bride. Make sure she never makes a misstep., $18.47

6. Hands Down The Best Gift!

Only the newly engaged know how embarrassing it is to have scruffy cuticles and unpolished nails. E

veryone is always grabbing your hand to ooh and aww. Buy her this kit and her hands will be ready for show-off showtime!

Professional Manicure/Pedicure Nail Kit, $42

7. With This Ring

You know she wants to tell the world he put a ring on it—without having to say a word. Get her this fun-key ring to show off a bit. She’ll toss her house and car keys on it and every time she pulls it out will be reminded she’s headed for wedded bliss.

With This Ring Crystal Engagement Ring Keychain, $4.90

8. It’s a Wrap!

Comfy terry cloth wraps are always a favorite gift and can be personalized with her future monogram. Get her ready to be Mrs. Happily Ever After.

Terry Cloth Bath Wrap, $36

9. For Her (and Him)

Give your friend a boudoir photo session she can use to surprise her fiancé. A hot trend for brides to be, noir-inspired shots can be tasteful (think more Dita Von Teese, than Playboy) and will get her in the mood for her wedding night. Tell her to smile and work it, you sexy thing!

Boudoir Photo Session, price on request

10. Sweet Siblings

Tell sisters and soon to be sisters-in-law how much they mean with a sentimental token. Personalize this folksy, sweet frame by sliding in a childhood photo. Sugarboo Designs uses quotes from luminaries and simple classic style for thoughtful gifts she’ll love.

Sister, Open Your Heart by Sugarboo Designs, $85 and up

11. For the techie, gadget groom:

Forget cord confusion, the Duracell Mygrid allows for all of your electronic devices to be charged at once.

Duracell myGrid Charging Pad

Amazon, $76.79

Happy Shopping!

1 comment:

Lisa R. Nelson, CWS said...

Thanks for all the gift ideas!

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