We’ve all dug out our boardshorts and packed the picnic rug, so it can only mean one thing: Spring is officially in full swing.
And because this sunny season has some of the best celebrations on the social calendar, there are plenty of reasons for you to crawl out of hibernation cave.
From the race that stops a nation, to milestone birthdays and picture-perfect proposals, we’re rounding up the top seven Spring celebrations that are certain to put a spring in your step.
1. Ding, dong, ding – the wedding season begins!
If you’ve noticed an influx of invitations into your letterbox over the past nine months, and your social calendar is choc-a-block in the weeks to come, there’s a very good reason.
With the country’s best garden venues in full bloom and the weather that perfect mix of not-too-hot, not-too-cold, Spring is an ideal season for lovebirds to get hitched.
If you’ve been invited to 101 weddings this Spring - and therefore, you’re on the hunt for 101 unique wedding gift ideas - take cues from this sprightly season and incorporate a floral theme into your pressies.
Engraved, personalised wooden coasters are a unique gift that they won’t receive a thousand times over, and these Engraved Wooden Spring Wedding Coasters incorporate beautiful, spring-fresh flowers and leaves, engraved onto honey-brown wood.
They’re perfect for a decorative piece in the newlywed’s home, or on their coffee table underneath their favourite drink, and will remind them of their Springtime celebrations every time they raise their glass.
2. Picnic proposals in the park
If you’re not-yet-wed, all the talk of baby animals, blooming flowers and lovebirds entwined might have you thinking about putting a ring on it.
In fact, it’s the ideal time of year for a picnic and proposal in the park, and if you’re daunted by the idea of getting down on one knee, don’t worry – this is actually one of the most low-prep proposals you could imagine.
All you’ll need is some delicious nibbles and a good bottle of fizz, and you’re on your way. If even that feels a little more planning than you could handle, opt for a ready-made Romantic Personalised Picnic Hamper, and all the hard work is done for you.
Each picnic hamper includes an engraved cheese paddle board, an engraved cheese knife set, and two engraved champagne glasses.
All you’ll need is some cheese and antipasto with fancy-sounding names – if in doubt, consult a local deli – and you’re ready to bend the knee to your future king or queen.
Once engraved with your beloved’s names (or for an extra-cheesy touch, your pet names), and you can use it year after to celebrate your ‘engagement-versary’.
3. Giddy up, it’s Melbourne Cup
A favourite on the Springtime celebration calendar, it’s the one day of the year you’re allowed to skive off from work on a weekday, have a glass (or three) of champers, and try to figure out what a ‘trifecta’ is.
If you’re hosting a Melbourne Cup celebration, make sure you do it in style (at least, until the high heels come off).
Whether you back a winner or a loser, these Melbourne Cup Engraved Champagne Glasses are the perfect way to say ‘cheers’ to the race that stops the nation.
Choose from four unique designs with cheeky and cheerful messages that are sure to get a giggle out of your colleagues, friends or family.
4. ‘Tis the season for babies (and baby-making?)
Have you ever noticed how many pals have parties at this time of year? Well, it’s no coincidence.
September is often said to be the most common month for birthdays, and if we work backwards in our calculations, that’s really no surprise… hello, Christmas and New Year love affairs!
If you’re looking for a unique gift to celebrate a September babe, the options are endless. Well-travelled types will get good use out of an Engraved Leatherette Passport Holder, while outdoors-y peeps will enjoy an Engraved Bamboo Picnic Table.
For the work colleague, casual acquaintance or the person that has it all, an Engraved Wooden Lid Tea Infuser will never go astray, and foodie friends will go wild with an Engraved Birthday Deluxe Square Cheese Serving and Chopping Board.
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