Life is filled with small and large pockets of happiness.
And when something makes us happy, shouldn’t it be celebrated? And what better way to celebrate than to share your happiness with your loved ones?
Here at Wrapp’d, we hope these 5 milestones become yet another reason to gather with friends and family to share and enjoy.
1. A new apartment: A new home signifies a new beginning, and, with your loved ones around you, a housewarming party is a great way to convert a house into a home.
For the Host: While doing up your home can be great fun, it can also be exhausting, never-ending and expensive. You also know that people will not land up empty-handed at your first housewarming party. Instead of risking three sets of dinnerware, share a registry with your family and besties, so they can gift you something you love and need.
The Guest: An invitation to a housewarming party is an intimate gesture—consider yourself lucky. While you must carry something for good luck, ensure it’s something of significance and use to the host. In today’s pragmatic times, it’s better to ask, or refer to a registry for a good buy. After all, you want your gift to be used, not stored away in the top shelf.
2. Baby Showers: The coming of a new life into this world is always an extra special occasion—not just for the parents-to-be, but for loved ones as well.
The Host: Unlike other occasions, in the case of baby showers, the mother-to-be is usually the guest, while her friends and family play host. Instead of inundating her with unwanted gifts, ask her what she really wants for her baby and herself.
The Guest: As the mom-to-be, you are lucky that those who love you are as excited about your baby as you are. Be honest with them and simply create and share a registry with those you know only wish you well.
3. 1st Birthdays: Balloons, streamers and lots of goodies—a child may not remember how his first birthday was celebrated, but for the new parents, it’s a time of pride and joy.
The Host: As the host of your child’s first birthday party, you must ensure enough entertainment for the kids as well as the parents accompanying them. Return gifts are also a thoughtful gesture.
The Guest: If you have been invited to the birthday party of a one-year-old, clearly that child and his or her parents are important parts of your life. Asking the parents if they need anything for the child, or if there is an indulgence they crave, will be appreciated.
4. Silver/Golden Jubilee Anniversary: Marriage is a lot of hard work, and if two people have stayed together for 25 or 50 years, they deserve to be felicitated!
The Host: The ones with whom you are sharing an intimate occasion like a milestone anniversary must be special. If there’s been something you and your partner have always wanted to own or do, this is the time to ask your loved ones for it—after all, it’s always more valuable when it comes from someone who cares for you.
The Guest: Not only are these two people celebrating a milestone of their own, they have given you many memories as well. In case the couple isn’t familiar with it, you can help create a gifting registry for them so that their loved ones can give them something they would love.
5. Graduation: Given how important an education is in this country, a graduation is definitely an apt time to pop the bubbly.
The Host: Your graduation is the perfect opportunity to ask your parent and loved ones for gifts you truly yearn for and ones that will help you progress further.
The Guest: A new graduate has just crossed a major milestone, so rewarding him or her is natural. If you know the young person well and want to see him or her happy, simply ask what he or she wants or visit the graduation gifting registry.
The idea is to not restrict ourselves to age-old traditions and celebrations—if we get a chance to share in someone’s joy, do we really need an occasion for that?