Creating a Holiday Furniture Gift Surprise
With the holidays quickly approaching, many people love to include the element of surprise in their gifts for family and friends. And while most smaller items are easy enough to accomplish this task for using basic wrapping paper or bags, certain others create a bit more of a challenge – and a great example is when you’re purchasing furniture as a gift.
At Amish Crafted Furniture, we’re here to offer a huge selection of fine solid wood furniture for clients around Tulsa, including everything from bedroom furniture to living room, dining room and other furnishing needs. Here are some tips from our furniture experts on how to create a wonderful holiday surprise with any piece of furniture, even if it’s clearly too large or bulky to gift in traditional ways.
Picture and Mini-Gift Idea
In many cases, the simplest way to surprise a loved one with furniture is to give them a picture of the piece you’ve purchased, along with a smaller gift that represents it. For example, if you’ve bought your spouse a beautiful solid wood dining room table, consider giving them a small set of placemats or napkins as a “preview” to the upcoming gift.
When they open the smaller box or bag, they’ll never be expecting the larger piece of furniture to be their ultimate gift. For added surprise, you can also wrap the picture in a box or bag that’s different than the one containing the small gift.
Christmas Decor Idea
Another fun way to surprise a loved one with furniture is to incorporate it into your holiday decorations. If you’re purchasing an accent chair for your parents’ living room, for example, try wrapping it in colorful Christmas lights or draping a string of garland over it before revealing the gift.
This allows for a more fun and creative reveal, and also adds to the holiday spirit. You can even add some small gifts or ornaments on top of the furniture as an added surprise.
The Scavenger Hunt
If you really want to make the gift of furniture a memorable one, consider creating a scavenger hunt that leads to the ultimate reveal. Leave clues around the house or even around the neighborhood that will eventually lead to where the furniture piece is waiting.
This option is perfect for families with children, as it adds an element of excitement and adventure. It also allows everyone to participate in the gift-giving process, making it a special memory for all involved.
Leave a Blank Space
Depending on the layout of your home, you can also choose to prepare the space where the furniture will be placed and leave it empty or with a placeholder until the gift is revealed. This works especially well for larger items like couches or bedroom sets.
Not only does this create an element of surprise, but it also saves you from having to hide a large piece of furniture before the big day. Just make sure to have a camera ready to capture the look on their face when they see the empty space has been filled with their new furniture gift.
Modern technology has allowed for a newer and easier way to surprise loved ones with furniture. Simply take a photo of the room where the furniture will be placed, and use photo editing software to add in the new piece. Print out the edited photo and present it as the gift, before revealing the actual piece on the day of celebration.
This option is perfect for those who may not have access to a physical picture or may not be able to wrap the furniture in a creative way. It’s also a great option for long-distance gifts, allowing you to still surprise your loved one even if you can’t physically be there.
Finally, in some cases you may be able to arrange for the furniture piece to be delivered directly to your loved one’s home, giving them a surprise on the day of celebration. This may require some coordination with the retailer or delivery company, but it can create a truly special moment when your loved one sees their new furniture arrive at their doorstep.
No matter which method you choose, surprising a loved one with furniture is sure to make for a memorable and exciting holiday gift. And at Amish Crafted Furniture, we’re here to help you find the perfect piece that will bring joy to your loved one’s home for years to come. Contact us for help with any furniture needs around Tulsa!