How many graduation invitations have you received? How many of your friends' kids are graduating high school or college this year? Your kids probably have some friends graduating, too.
With so many graduates, the task can seem daunting. So, just like last year, you head to the ATM for some cash to stick into another Dr. Seuss, "Oh, the places you'll go..." card.
Now, there's nothing wrong with that. We all love cold, hard cash. But, while it's "easy," it's a little impersonal to say the least. Plus, whenever we hear people talk about giving cash, it's usually a last resort. With a deep sigh & an exasperated voice, you usually hear, "Well...I guess I'll just give them money."
Call me crazy, but if you're already giving someone a gift (i.e., spending your money on them), shouldn't it be more fun than that?
What if I told you it could be simple & fun? That we at Magnolias know of three things they would love even more than cash? Hard to believe, right?
But it's true!
Check out our video for the three things grads love MORE than cash! Give something you can be excited about this year!
When it comes to moms, gift giving can be especially stressful. Of all the people in the world, we readily agree that "Mom" is deserving of the very best. Which makes the gift giving decisions a bit more pressure packed. After nearly 26 years in business, we have accumulated some knowledge on what makes one gift more of "a hit" than others. We've put together our knowledge into a simple guide for you this Mother's Day.
There are THREE elements that every "successful" gift has in common:
This sounds like an expensive word, we know...but what we classify as "indulgent" doesn't necessarily come with a big price tag. Something indulgent simply means that she probably wouldn't buy it for herself. Moms are generally the definition of self sacrifice. This means spending $7 on a bath balm for little Jane is no problem, but when it comes to spending $7 or $10 on herself, little Jane's Mom thinks that is too expensive! Therefore, something as inexpensive as a bath balm, pedicure or manicure would be considered an "indulgence" to Mom!
So, when you're going for indulgence, think of something Mom may readily buy for others but won't buy for herself!
This is an especially important element for that Mom who has everything! Obviously, an element of "experience" is most commonly associated with an event. Does Mom have a favorite band? Broadway show? Movie? Spa? Restaurant? Get her tickets or make a reservation! Often spending time together doing something she specifically loves is the most impactful gift you can give.
Even if you decide to get her a physical gift like a piece of jewelry, pajamas, new shoes, etc....you can still make the gift giving an "experience" by making sure it is GIFT WRAPPED! Unwrapping a beautifully wrapped gift can be an experience in itself & makes whatever item inside even more special.
This is possibly the most important & easiest aspect to include in your gift. The key is to make it personal. This is as simple as including a hand written card or note with your gift. Let her know you took the time to put a few thoughts on paper.
Combine all three of these elements this Mother's Day & give the perfect gift!
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