We’re starting something new here on the blog, with my Friday Favorites column, starting with some Magnolia Market finds! This is an evolution of my Fab Finds, which more often than not featured delectable edibles from our most-loved treats websites. As much as we still love those cookies and truffles, we wanted to focus in on our top favor ideas to help you pick standout favors at smart budget prices that would go beyond ‘how cute’ to a far more personalized ‘how perfect!’ By that, I mean favors that reflect something neat about your personality, your loves and your favorite things…and then we’re taking it one step further to delight your shower and wedding guests with lovely favor choices that are so perfect for them. Personalized to your friends’ and relatives’ own favorite things.
So we’re starting off at Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Magnolia Market, for all of you Chip and Jo fans choosing favors for a smashing party attended by other Chip and Jo fans. Now, I don’t work for Chip and Jo, nor for HGTV, so don’t think that I’ve got any affiliate kickback coming at me. I just love their style, and spent this morning looking through the Magnolia Market website for my favorite favor picks. I had to stop myself from looking, since there are SO many perfect shower favor and wedding favor items, I was starting to re-assemble their entire site! (I also looked to see if they had a wedding registry set up on there! I would register there in a heartbeat!)
Okay, so onward…here are some of my top favor picks from Magnolia Market, and please do look at all of their adorably charming vases that stand out as ultimately give-able:
Mercury glass is right on trend, with a great retro vibe as well as a new modern must, and these babies are pretty.
I’ve seen a lot of ultra-creative gift items made from wood, but this is a standout presentation of bridal shower-favorite recipe cards! Choose from Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake and Lemon Pie to mix up your bridal shower favor collection.
Available in small, medium, large, these vases have lovely curves and are definitely something Jo would place on a kitchen shelf.
How pretty is this? I’m thinking that you can get multiple glass vase styles as your favor collection, and guests can choose their own favorites. Which other Magnolia vases would you gather with Willa for your custom collection? (Oh, and don’t forget to order a bunch of extras, for pretty décor pieces in your home and office, reminders of your shower or wedding and also as gifts to send to any friends or relatives who couldn’t make it to your shower. I love the idea of sending them a little something to let them know you missed them and look forward to seeing them soon!
Love it, love it, love it. Gratitude is such an important part of being a balanced bride – and a balanced human – and your wedding season brings such wonderful people into your life, all working to help you create your dream wedding day. From your wedding coordinator to your photographer to your cake baker and alterations specialist, and then to your parents, friends and others who give of their time and talent to help you bring your wedding celebrations to life, all deserve more than a thank-you note. Gift your special people with this, and write in the front leaflet special, personalized messages from you.
Now, I’m off to buy my Plant Lady tee shirt at Magnolia Market – my vincas have to get in the ground this weekend, and next weekend is herb and veggie garden planting. Come to think of it, this would be an excellent bridal shower gift!