May 22, 2021 by Vicki Denig
Your Go-To Guide for Engagement & Wedding Gifting
Spring has officially sprung, which can only mean one thing –– wedding / engagement season is upon us. As much as we love the ongoing partying, finding that perfect gift for each person’s special day can definitely get stressful. Though what if we told you that we have the only go-to option you’ll ever need, with customizable options included? We’re not kidding. This gift pack’s going to save you a lot of hassle!
What should the average guest spend on an engagement / wedding gift?
Generally speaking, the rule of thumb here is that one should never spend less than $50 on a wedding gift, though that number is made for distant friends and invites. Coworkers and friends are generally expected to spend around $75-$100, while close family members and friends are expected to drop around $150+. Note that these numbers are per person, so gifting as a couple starts around the $100 price point.
How does one ensure that their engagement / wedding gift stands out?
As easy as it is to hit the bride and groom’s registry, creating a customized gift with their preferences in mind is a surefire way to stand out in a sea of wedding day gifts. We recommend finding a gift that’s unique, yet remains useful and sparks memories.
What are some key points to hit when choosing an engagement / wedding gift?
Gifting something useful, joyful, and memorable is key, and finding something customizable / unique to the couple and their relationship is even better.
Seems impossible? Good news! We’ve got a gift that covers all of your bases. Introducing our ‘Year of Firsts’ gift set, your one-stop shop for a memorable, one-of-a-kind gift. We believe that wine is the gift that keeps on giving—and when said gift contains 6-12 bottles with customizable tags, choices, and instructions, even better.
Our ‘Year of Firsts’ packs are composed of hand-selected wines from the sommelier team at Argaux, available in 6-pack and 12-pack options. The wines and customizable tags ensure that the celebration keeps on going and that each first-year milestone is met with an exciting bottle (and glass in hand, of course). As always, we at Argaux support small production, family-owned, and responsibly-farmed wine, all of which will be reflected in the bottles chosen for your Year of Firsts gift pack.
Step 1: Select Wine Preference
Attending a red wine lovers’ wedding? Or perhaps white is more your bride and groom’s jam? We’ve got you covered. Our Year of Firsts gift packs are available in red, white, or mixed case options.
Note: Wines are hand selected by our team of in-house sommeliers. If you have any special requests, please leave a message for Team Argaux in the notes section at checkout or text your Pocket Somm at 949-284-4917.
Step 2: Choose Number of Bottles
Select 6 bottles or 12 bottles at the Bottle Count step prior to adding to cart.
Step 3: Create Your Customizable Tags
Each wine in your Year of Firsts gift pack will come equipped with a celebratory tag, letting your recipients know for which occasion to open said bottle. Get creative and create 6-12 personalized tags on your own (this is a great place to incorporate inside jokes!), choose from our suggested list below, or use a combination of the two.
Note: Please indicate your tag selection in the “Notes for Team Argaux” section at check out.
Argaux’s recommended list of tags:
- Just Married
- Let’s Celebrate
- Just Because
- Date Night
- Happy Birthday
- Happy Valentine’s Day
- Happy New Year
- 1st Dinner Party
- 1st Addition to the Family
- 1st Compromise
- 1st Anniversary
Added Bonus: Pocket Somm Included!
That’s right! Each Year of Firsts gift back comes with a ready-to-assist ‘pocket somm.’ Snap a picture of the label and text it to your Pocket Somm at 949-284-4917 or check out argaux.com for more information.
Our How-To Guide for Storing ‘Year of Firsts’ Gift Packs:
- Store the wines properly
A wine fridge is ideal (and was hopefully on your registry), but if you don’t have one, don’t fret. Simply follow the storage instructions here:
Wines should be stored at a consistent, cool temperature, away from direct sunlight, and laying on its side at an angle that allows the juice to be in constant contact with the cork.
- Ready to celebrate?
Chill your whites for about 30 minutes (on ice) to 60 minutes (in fridge). Uncork and decant your reds for at least 30 minutes. Pop and get the party started!
- Make a memory!
We recommend commemorating the milestone by writing the date and event on the cork, then placing the corks in a decorative bowl or vase as a chic keepsake.
Team Argaux wishes you a happy, healthy, and joyful wedding season! Cheers.