Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's a gift


Gift buying is, a gift. Really. 
Not many people are gifted with the gift of excellent, appropriate gift buying.
(I'm having a Dr Suess moment right there....)
I'm guessing this is why the wishing well is so popular at weddings these days.
Begrudgingly guests pretend that they're ok about handing over cash.
But really, they're not.
Guests would be so much happier to send the newly wedded couple off into a life of happiness with a gift that will be treasured and forever remembered.

Case in point: 
My mother in law has a plastic pink sugar bowl. It is ugly. And at least 35 years old, but EVERY time we sit down for a cup of tea and said sugar bowl is bought out, we are told the story of how they received it as a gift at their wedding. (Treasured & remembered right there)

Soon to launch new kid on the block, From the Owl is breaking down the idea of a traditional gift registry. 
And throwing into the mix worthwhile and un-dust collecting wares such as Pony Rider goodies, Creme bicycles, and i pads.


Lyndsay said...

The sugar bowl was the exact reason we didn't have a wishing well (also, well... there's a lot of other reasons). I am looking forward to telling my kids who gave me what (if I can remember!) From The Owl is awesome!

A Life So Peachy said...

Really excited to see what they are going to offer... we're at the "deciding what to do about gifts stage" Jx

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your support Jess, we also have a wishing well service where by the couple can specify a special "gift" they would like to use the money a nice big artwork for the living room ;-) the gift that keeps on giving

Nell said...

I love buying gifts, but i admit we did the money thing at our all went towards our honeymoon, but still. We still got the odd amazing gift though, which was so exciting. This little haul looks awesome! X

Mia Rivel said...


-Mia xo

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