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I Do! Traditional Wedding Gifts From Around The Globe

Love is a universal feeling. And, when two people vow to spend the rest of their lives in union, it’s usually a cause for a momentous celebration worthy of well wishes and festivities. Although not all love stories end in blissful matrimony, we cannot help but appreciate the power of love and the many ways in which it is expressed worldwide. One of the most fascinating things about our society is how the same occasion can be carried out differently amongst various cultures and countries. Just as cultural customs are diverse, so are the traditions and rituals surrounding marriage and wedding occasions. Innumerable wedding traditions from around the globe symbolize wealth, romance, unity, and health. 

In honor of the wedding season, we’ve taken a closer look into the most awe-inspiring wedding traditions from around the world. Let’s take a closer look at traditional wedding gifts and wedding traditions that go well beyond the bouquet toss. 

Newlyweds holding traditional wedding gifts

Back To School: How You Can Prepare For The New School Year

Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time to prepare for another school year. However, back-to-school planning may look a little different this time around. As a parent, not only must you ensure that the kids stock up on stationery, but navigating post-Covid anxiety is now on the to-do list as well. And, considering that most learners have not experienced consistent in-person schooling since March 2020, ‘first day jitters’ suddenly have a whole new meaning. 

But, fret not. There are simple ways you can make back to school a success! Start by reminding yourself that returning to school is a good thing, especially if you’re a student. School provides an environment for vital social interaction during our developmental years. And during the midst of the pandemic, these interactions were almost non-existent. As the world attempts to jump back into routine, we’d like to help you do the same. Read below as we share a few tips to help parents, students, and teachers conquer a new school year. 

Back to school sign written on chalkboard.

Islamic New Year: Traditions, Celebrations, and Prayer

The world is a melting pot of traditions, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. One of the fascinating parts of our existence is that we are all different, and this diversity should be acknowledged and appreciated. No matter where you are in the world, the coming of a new year is a time of deep reflection and gratitude for the year that has passed. 

Personally, New Year’s Day is only a celebration when I’m surrounded by friends and family. And I give thanks for the rollercoaster that is life by setting new intentions for the year to come. And in honor of all things new, I’d like to share a few things you may not have known about the Islamic New Year! From traditional dishes to ideal New Year’s gifts, read below so you know how to celebrate the Islamic New Year with your Muslim friends and loved ones!

Islamic New Year: Concept of the Islamic religion. Silhouette of the town hall at sunset in the rays of light

The Origin of Father’s Day: Celebrating Dads Around the World

There’s no point talking about the origin of Father’s Day if we don’t first talk about the man in question: dear old dad. He may have questionable style and insist on doing things the ‘old-fashioned way’ (no matter how often you tell him that there’s an app for that now). However, he is ‘dad,’ you adore him, and you’re a part of him. In fact, science proves that, genetically, we are more like our fathers than our mothers! So yes, we’ve all got more dad jokes in our DNA that we’d opt for. 

But, besides their somewhat loveable absurdity, fathers play a vital role in shaping and preparing us for the real world. This means that being a dad is one of the most important jobs one could ever have. And, you’d have to agree that anyone who takes on this role deserves to be celebrated. That’s why we’re diving into the origin of Father’s Day and how it’s celebrated around the world. Plus, we have unique gift ideas for you to make this Father’s Day the most memorable one yet, no matter where dad may be. Read below to learn more.

The Origin of Father's Day: Smiling father and daughter having fun while preparing cookie dough in the kitchen. Baking - happy family time.

Celebrating Mum: Mother’s Day Gifts in Australia

She taught you how to tie your shoelaces, be kind to others, and maybe even shared with you her secret recipe to your favorite childhood dish – that, to this day, you still can’t seem to replicate. Mothers are made of magic! Not only have they shaped us into the people we are, but they continue to make our lives happier, funnier, and, dare we say, easier! And there is no exception to the moms who live down under, but what kind of Mother’s Day gifts are sent in Australia?

Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated a little differently from the rest of the world but is still a beautiful celebration of all mom-like figures. And while you probably think that there’s no way you could thank your mom enough, as leaders in international gifting, we know that sending her mother’s day gifts is a great place to start! That’s why we’re here to help you spoil your mum in Australia with the help of our Mother’s Day gift guide. 

Mother's Day Gifts In Australia: Mom and Daughter hugging with bouquet of flowers.

Gift Giving and Mental Health – How to Show Your Support with Gifts

After everything 2020 had to throw at the world, mental health is one of the leading topics just about everywhere. As someone who has had a healthy relationship with some form of therapist for over a third of my life, I feel I have more than a bit to say on the matter. But your time is precious, and so is mine, so let’s cut to the chase. In this blog, I’m here to tell you a bit about what makes sending gifts feel so gosh darn good. As a bonus, we’ll take a look at what kind of mental health gifts to send to your loved ones to help them smile and take better care of themselves. So, are gift giving and mental health related? Let’s talk!

Is Gift Giving Good For Your Mental Health? Man with his head in puzzle pieces

From Martyrdom to Matchmaking: The Real History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, the setting looks something like this: Love is in the air and romance abounds. Look over there — is that Cupid with his arrow pointed right at you? 

Um … hello? Did you fall asleep? 

What if I told you that Valentine’s Day originated as a ceremonial feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr. 

Have I got your attention now? Good! 

The history of Valentine’s Day wasn’t always cards, flowers, and candy. So, how did Valentine’s day go from execution to amour? You’ll have to keep reading to find out! 

The Real History of Valentine's Day: Gift Baskets Overseas Blog

5 Internationally Acclaimed Horror Films and Snacks That Are Perfect With Them.

Vintage evil spooky doll

A not-so-secret fact about me is that I am a horror movie nut. I started with American classics like Psycho, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street, and I’ve quickly watched as much as I possibly can. I’m happy to say that I’ve delighted in films both good and bad. So this Halloween season, I wanted to give you my top list of the globe’s scariest horror films and snacks that are perfect for munching through them.

Our Favorite Dads & Our Top Father’s Day Gifts for Them

Fathers Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to break out the grills, white socks & sandals, and the dad jokes! We’re kidding, of course; none of those items really go out of style when it comes to the dads in our life! Our fathers are the backbone of the family. Having this special day for him is a fantastic way to say thank you for everything he’s done. So, grab a beer, and sit back with that special pops in your life! Let’s look at the history behind this incredible day, ways YOU can say thank you with our top Father’s Day gifts, and some of our favorite Dad’s throughout history!

Vesak Day in Singapore – Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

There are many Buddist holidays throughout the year, but Vesak Day in Singapore is one of the most important. The holy festival also known as Buddha’s Birthday brings diverse people from all over the world to celebrate. Vesak Day commemorates the highlights in Siddhartha Gautama’s life, celebrating his greatest teachings and spiritual leadership . Accompanied by beautiful rituals, Vesak Day memorializes three major events in the life of Gautama. First, his birth, then his enlightenment and nirvana, and finally his passing. Each event includes stunning ceremonial rituals. Let’s take a deeper look at Vesak Day in Singapore.

Vesak Day Celebration in Singapore