The act of giving is a special one, especially when it’s an extra special occasion. But more often than not it’s harder to think of anything ultra-unique to mark the occasion.

That’s why the words CRYSTAL GLASSWARE should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Why? Because crystal is not only a beautifully stunning material to behold that adds wonderful sparkle to the home, it is also eminently practical too; it’s not just for show.

Crystal glassware is all about class and sophistication, and best of all its not expensive. If anything it is one of the most affordable pieces of luxury one can procure.

Crystal makes an ideal gift for many occasions such as weddings, christenings, milestone birthdays, romantic occasions, and landmark anniversaries.

For instance, as a wedding gift a set of coloured crystal champagne glasses will not only be a beautiful present but also quite unique. The happy couple will no doubt be delighted with such a gift and whether they choose to use them or keep them merely for decoration is up to them; but the great thing is the option to do both is there.

As a christening gift it is less likely the item you choose to give such as an ornamental bowl or special individual tumbler would be used straight away, but in time the child when they become adult may decide to use the item when it is passed to them. Again, they would have that option.

On the other hand milestone birthdays are more likely to see the birthday boy or girl make full use of the crystal beer glass or martini glass right there and then, especially if it is the big 18, 21, 30 or 50. Equally landmark anniversaries will usually find the recipients making full use of the crystal vase or decanter they might be given to mark their Silver, Golden or Ruby.

As for romantic occasions, you cannot beat a pair of crystal wine glasses on Valentines to bowl either partner over in a display of ever-loving affection.

Crystal is so eye-catching and entrancing it is very hard to find a more suitable and stunning gift to mark special occasions. The extra appeal of choosing crystal as a gift for someone else is the fact that giving crystal as a gift is very often overlooked.

So shhhh, don’t go sharing this with everyone!

By Mitch Wicking

A journalist and reporter for many years Mitch enjoys investigating Life's little wonders for consumercheckpoint.co.uk, Gurasu and many other topics and domains. Born and bred in London, father-of-three Mitch now lives and works aboard a beautiful narrow boat on a peaceful marina in the heart of England which he shares with his Leicester “duck”/muse.

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