Is it just me, or does this not make sense?
We spend hours and hours searching for the perfect wedding gift for our friends and family. If we find something we think they will like, or that they need, we feel we did well. If we get them something that wasn’t on their list, we wonder if they will like it. And of course, there are the people who just default to the gift card. When did the act of giving become so difficult?
I was at a wedding with the perfect gift
I was at a beautiful wedding not far from where I lived. The usual gift basket was near the entrance of the reception hall and I snapped a few photographs of the envelopes (full of boring gift cards?) Something caught my eye. An unwrapped gift! How unique! When I got closer I was amazed at what I saw.
This couple loved this gift!
It was a beautiful heirloom from The Holy Land Olive Wood and it made perfect sense. An Olive Wood Last Supper Chalice. I could see this beautiful timeless treasure was handcrafted and there was even a certificate of authenticity! This olive wood treasure had been sourced in a sustainable manner; you can rest easy knowing that this product is conscious of the environment and is managed in a way that ensures there will be plenty of olive wood for generations of people to enjoy!
Don’t be a gift card person! Follow my advice!
I’ve been to enough weddings to know what makes a great gift and what doesn’t. Although gift-cards are well meaning, they don’t tell the couple anything about what you think of them. There is nothing personal about a gift card. Getting them something from Holy Land Olive Wood? That’s personal. That’s showing them that you care about their love and you want to share an amazing heirloom directly from Bethlehem to commemorate it. Amazing!