When it comes to presents, I believe that “It’s the thought that counts” actually refers to the time you’ve spent thinking about what that person would really like, regardless of how big or small the present is. I really don’t like it when people use that statement to justify a poor present, and that goes for wedding presents too. If you are on the receiving end, there’s nothing worse than opening a present that you don’t like!
Because of this, non-bespoke gifts have never really been me. I like to think about who that person is and what kind of present would make them really happy. I spend weeks observing and investigating until I’m 100% sure that my decision is the right one.
Sleeping Beauty Happy Box
At times, though, you might have to buy a gift for someone whom you don’t know that well, in which case my interpretation of “It’s the thought that counts” goes out of the window! I generally run around in TKMaxx like a headless chicken trying to guess whether that luxury candle, or cute home accessory is that person’s taste, but if we’re honest, a ‘ready-made’ gift hamper would probably make my life a lot easier. A few weeks back I went to The Squaremeal Venues and Events fair, where event organisers and planners had the chance to meet suppliers and locations for corporate and private events. One of the many suppliers I’ve met are the team of Happy Box London. Happy Box has a huge range of gift hampers for all sorts of occasions so when you’re stuck for a gift idea you can simply choose one Happy Box from their gorgeous collections each containing two or three different luxury products, or crate a bespoke one.
So let’s say, you’re a bride, and you want to give your wedding planner a gift to thank her for the hard work, or you’re a wedding supplier wanting to send your couple a gift for their first anniversary; or you’ve been invited by your husband’s colleague to his wedding day… What are you going to do in this case? Run around like a headless chicken trying to guess what that person would like, or get that person a lovely packaged gift hamper with a few luxury products?! I know what I’d choose… The easiest option, of course! And please, bear in mind, this is not a sponsored post! I genuinely think that Happy Boxes are a really nice touch and they are beautifully packaged too!
So, how do you choose presents for people you don’t know that well? Do you have a ‘safe’ present you tend to buy all the time (a bottle of champagne perhaps?!) , or do you try to personalise the gift? Have you tried Happy Boxes and want to share your experience?
Baci e abbracci!
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