Posted by Pillow Decor on 2014 Oct 21st
When to Give a Throw Pillow as a Gift
When it comes to gift giving, pillows can be a hit or a miss. Understanding the recipient's taste and unique circumstances is crucial to choosing a gift pillow they will enjoy and display, instead of letting it languish in a closet (or giving it away).
When to Give a Gift Pillow
Sometimes it's appropriate to give a pillow, and other times it's best to go with another gift. In the following situations, a pillow is acceptable:
Housewarming parties. The most popular time to give a pillow is at a housewarming party. After all, guests are there for the purpose of seeing the home and congratulating the owners on their new move. If it's your first time visiting the home since it's been decorated, you'll want to go with very neutral colors that could be used with a variety of styles.
Holidays. Many people enjoy trading out pillows throughout the year. This is typically done on a seasonal basis, and styles are usually related to holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentine's Day. At holiday parties, consider giving a themed pillow as a housewarming gift. It can be put to immediate use and is always appropriate.
Birthdays. If you know the person very well, you can give a pillow as a birthday gift. Here, though, you need to be more careful. With less guidance than other situations, you can easily go astray with a style that is neither useful nor tasteful.
Considerations for Pillow Gift Giving
There is no need to overthink things, but do give consideration to the following areas:
Style. What is the recipient's current color scheme? Theme. Does the recipient have a favorite theme? (I.e. dogs, flowers, or pattern) Function. Does the recipient have small children or pets? (Functionality vs. Style)
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At Pillow Decor, we have pillows for every occasion. Regardless of the style, material, shape, size, or color you're looking for, we have something that will suite your needs. For gift giving, you can also consider a gift certificate -which is perfect for any occasion.