Glassware Makes an Elegant Gift
Article by Daya M
Glass gifts can be among the most elegant gifts that you can ever receive or give. This versatile substance lends itself to a staggering array of household objects, accessories and gifts that range from the simple to the extravagant.
The beauty of glass is that it can be a simple glass jar full of childhood favourite sweets (for a female colleague) or an extravagant and expensive Waterford crystal vase for a close family member or friend. They will both love their respective glass gifts.
Here are the top 10 glass gift ideas with which to wow loved ones:
1. Monogrammed Cocktail, Wine or Champagne Glasses
Nothing like having your own initials on a glass that holds your favourite bubbly, eh? Monogrammed cocktail, wine or champagne glasses make classy gifts for bridal showers, weddings or anniversaries. To complete the picture, throw in a bottle of sparkling wine.
2. Glass or Crystal Centrepiece
Glass or crystal centrepieces add a lot of panache to a living room. They can be in the shape of large, shallow bowls which can hold floating petals and lighted candles, or tall, elegant vases that play host to colourful flower bouquets.
3. Glass Ornaments
Around Christmas time, hand-painted and decorated glass ornaments for the Christmas tree makes a beautiful present. Frosted glass balls are easily available and you can add your creative touch to them by decorating them with glitter and personal messages.
4. Glass Sweets Jar
Is she fond of sweets and toffees? Instead of the same old boring glass jar, why not make a fun glass jar in which she can store sweets and toffees whenever she needs to reach for an adrenalin rush? It is an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift. Either create a personalised label for the jar or paint a design on it and fill it with store-bought or homemade sweets.
5. Stained Glass Gifts
There is something undeniably attractive about stained glass. Lamp shades, window panes, jewellery, sun catchers (especially in the kitchen) make for some stunning stained glass gifts. Better still, why not make a handmade stained glass object? They are not difficult to make and make wonderfully memorable gifts.
6. Crystal gifts
Crystal is perhaps one of the few substances that manage to look exquisite while simultaneously being functional as well. Crystal jewellery looks sophisticated and elegant. Crystal candlestick holders are a visual aphrodisiac! There are crystal picture frames and crystal glass perfume bottles that hold a favourite scent.
7. Antique Glassware
Antique glass or crystal objects make great gifts for those who are into collecting and are lovers of history. Plenty of stores stock up on these items and they make great gifts.
8. Glass jewellery
For the woman who is a bohemian at heart, there is no better gift that some stunningly simple yet beautiful glass and crystal jewellery. Hand-blown glass bead necklaces, earrings and bracelets make wonderful gifts that promise to make the wearer stand out in a herd.
9. Glass or crystal statues
Again, great for collectors or even as gifts in themselves, blown glass or glass crystal animals, flowers, figurines, keepsakes and other glass sculptures make lovely gift items.
10. Stylish stemware
Stylish drinking glasses make memorable housewarming or wedding gifts. Coloured drinking glasses are a rage nowadays and can instantly add glamour to a centre table or even a kitchen. Etched or decorated champagne, wine, martini or cognac glasses make superb gifts for couples who have a well-stocked home bar.
So, when it comes to glass gifts, sky is the limit as far as your imagination is concerned!
About the Author
Gift expert Daya writes about gift ideas and giving occasions. She is also a fan of Designs by Lolita glasses. She contributes to fansite We Love Lolita Glasses and buys her Lolita glasses here in the UK.