Give mom the best gift! With Mothers Day just days away, we know that everyone is looking for the perfect gift for the best mom, so who better to ask then our good friend and Ribbons designer Maria Corcione! Follow this step-by-step tutorial on designing the perfect custom gift!
STEP 1: DETERMINE A THEME
The first and most important part about crafting a gift is really understanding the client. In this case, ask yourself the following questions: “What are mom’s favourite things, hobbies, colors? “Is her personality type more relaxing, energetic, fit, earthy?” By understanding the client inside and out, you can really carry out the theme starting from the type of gifts straight through to what ribbon to use.
STEP 2: TAKE YOUR TIME
One of the best parts about Ribbons gifts is that each item is hand selected from local business With all gifts, it’s very easy to get a little carried away (ask Maria!), so it’s important to take your time and do your research.
STEP 3: FINISHING TOUCHES ARE ESSENTIAL
Once the items are selected the most exciting part comes – the design. Finishing touches are an essential part of the gift. Things like ribbons, tissue paper, floral accents, all help define the theme of the gift.
STEP 4: TAKE IN THE MOMENT
Just like with events, gifts provoke some sort of emotion. There is something incredibly special about creating a gift that reflects our clients. One of the best parts are designing gifts is the reactions we receive from our clients.
Founder & Design Expert, Maria Corcione, launched Ribbons Custom Gifts & Events in Spring 2014. Initially starting off as a hobby, Ribbons quickly developed into a full service gift and event business, serving an assortment of clients including brides and corporate clients.
I remember the first gift basket I ever made. It was for a friends engagement party. I knew I wanted to get her and her fiancé something that was personable and unique. From there, my love for designing gifts quickly became more than a hobby and that’s when I launched Ribbons Custom Gifts & Events.
Whether it’s her love for events or her communications background, Maria always had the vision of starting her own event business and with events comes gifts – the perfect combination. It really is a dream come true. I always knew I wanted to start an event business and through my education and experiences, I knew I needed a unique and relatable niche. The custom gifts was the perfect introduction to the events industry.
With the wedding season in full effect, Ribbons has found a way to tie in gifts with wedding planning, with the “Welcome to Ribbons” gifts. These custom gifts are designed for all brides and grooms who book a custom wedding package. See website for more details.
The “Welcome to Ribbons” gifts are the perfect way to welcome our brides and grooms to Ribbons! Each gift is custom designed to reflect the bride and grooms interests and help prepare them for planning their special day. It’s also a great way to tie in other gifts, including: bridesmaid, groomsmen, mother-of-the-bride, guest gifts, welcome gifts etc.
To learn more about their custom gifts and event services, check out:
Website: www.ribbonsgiftsnevents.com (New website to launch June 2016!)
Facebook: Ribbons Custom Gifts & Events
Thanks to Ribbons for the beautiful feature on designing the perfect gift for moms this Mothers Day. We cannot wait to see what you have in store for this upcoming wedding season, including the custom gifts you are designing for my upcoming wedding!
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