Groomsmen Gift Idea

Collar stays from Stayclip store the collar stays in a neat way in your closet next to your dress shirts.  They are available in steel, titanium or gold plated brass.  The button can be mounted on the wall, so you will be reminded to remove the collar stays before you send shirts off to be cleaned.  They can be engraved with a custom message for the occasion.  Perhaps a simple message like "thank you".  Or maybe "thank you for standing up for me" (get it?)

I think this makes a personal and useful gift for your Groomsmen.

Image via Stayclip

Bridesmaid Clutches

I am a big fan of the clutches from Emma Gordon London.  They are customizable to your wedding colours, beautifully hand-made and affordable.  Wouldn't they make a nice gift for your bridesmaids?  Choose a different clutch for each girl.  You can also have her initials and the date stitched inside the clutch.  Something pretty for her to carry her touch up lipstick and powder in.  Find Emma Gordon London's shop on etsy.

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1. & 2. via Emma Gordon London  3. Stephanie Williams Photography

Memory Boxes

When people ask me where I'm from, my answer tends to be rather complicated.  I am ethnically Chinese and was born in Malaysia.  I moved to Cambridge in '86, back to Malaysia in '91, Singapore in '93, Cambridge in '97, London in '04, New York in '06 and have lived in Manhattan since.  

For my be-early birthday in Italy, my sister gave me an amazing gift that I will treasure.  She came across Thurle's work at a gallery in London and commissioned this piece of memory boxes for me.  Each box is the map of a place that represents a memory for me.  From the top left:

  1. Perse School for Girls, Cambridge, UK - my sixth form school
  2. University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - where I was born
  3. Naples, Florida - where my husband and I go to golf in the winter
  4. Raffles Girls' School, Singapore - my secondary school
  5. Komodo, Indonesia - honeymoon stop #1 where we did 3-4 dives a day
  6. Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK - where I went to university
  7. Bali, Indonesia - honeymoon stop #2
  8. Chelsea, NY - where I work
  9. Arbury Primary School, Cambridge, UK - my primary school
  10. Tuscany, Italy - some of my happiest summer vacations
  11. Taman Megah, Malaysia - my childhood home
  12. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia - where I did my open water, advanced and dive master training
  13. Napa, California - great wine and food trips
  14. Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA - where my husband proposed
  15. Wave Hill, NY - where we were married
  16. Midtown, NY - my first apartment in NY

I love this present!  It brings back such fond memories for me.  It would make for a great wedding or anniversary present too.

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Photography by Ang Weddings and Events