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Black Tie Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015 4 years ago

Fashion Insider: Spring gifting season

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Christmastime is the most recognized time of the year dedicated to gifting, but the springtime can be just as active.
by: Heather Merriman Saba Black Tie Editor

Christmastime is the most recognized time of the year dedicated to gifting, but the springtime can be just as active. Engagements, weddings, baby showers, birthdays and gifts for hostesses while you’re traveling all add up to a season with a serious need of great gift ideas. Black Tie went shopping for items around town to provide some examples of go-to “giftables” for spring.

For Mother’s Day…
Mom’s love a gift that is a necessity while still being personal. Hayden Reis carryall bags are fashionable, functional and durable, and a must for anyone living on the coast. Above all, these bags can be personalized with a monogram, perfect for Mother’s Day. Available online at haydenreis.com.

For Father’s Day…
Fugate’s on Main Street has a wonderful collection of coastal clothing for men. We like these Southern Tide “Weekend Swim Trunks” (seen here in Lagoon). Available in an assortment of colors, these swim shorts are great for a day out on the boat or on the beach, but look nice enough to dine in with a shirt and boat shoes.

For a hostess gift …
Plants and wine are a go-to for hostess gifting, so why not give a plant (or wine) in a cute way? Available in many breeds, these canine planters (or wine holder) at People’s Pottery are the perfect extra gift to give along with your plant or wine when visiting friends this summer season.

The giftable for any occasion …
Anything edible and delicious — everyone loves a delectable treat. From Le Macaron’s macarons, left, to homemade fudge and goodies at Kilwin’s on St. Armands Circle, there’s a sweet treat for anyone on your gifting list.

Don’t forget the card …
A card is just as important as the gift and it should be a meaningful one. Write-On Sarasota has a wide range of unique cards that will make anyone smile.

A tip on gifting …
Think about your receiver’s preferences when giving a gifts. Unsolicited gifts are more appreciated because of the thought and consideration that was put going into them. Remember: no matter the price of the gift, make sure it is packaged well. Presentation can be just as exciting as the gift itself.

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