It's hard to come up with unique, meaningful gifts year after year. Especially when you just put all that thought power into Mother's Day. With Father's Day just days away, we thought you might appreciate some new gift ideas.
1. THE GIFT-THAT-KEEPS-ON-GIVING GIFT
That classic black and white image envisioned when you hear the word ‘tuxedo’, is far from the only style; many now incorporate modern styles, trends, and colours. With tuxedos breaking away from tradition, it can be tough to tell the difference from a suit.
There are two key differences between a suit and tuxedo. The first has to do with physical appearance, the second has to do with the embodiment, the perception, that comes with a tuxedo. Check out the list below for a closer look - we've even included a chart for quick reference!
TASTINGS: A Premiere Wine and Food Event
FREE Tuxedo rentals from Collins Formal Wear for attendees!
The London Health Sciences Foundation's fundraiser is one of elegance. The Tastings Wine and Food event is a formal black tie affair, but not to worry, you'll be arriving in style courtesy of Collins. We're providing complimentary tuxedo rentals to ticket holders. Let me repeat that for the ones in the back: Complimentary, free of charge, tuxedo rentals for TASTINGS ticket holders!
Event date is May 3, 2018. Get your ticket and tux while there's still time!
STEP 1: Click here to get your ticket to TASTINGS
STEP 2: Click here to get fitted and accessorized with your free tux rental
Make sure you spice up your tux with accessories to show off your personality. Subtle finishing touches like fun socks, cuff links, or a tie can easily display your style! Read here for more tips on putting a modern twist on the classic look.
A suit allows for a certain amount of variety - it can be casual, semi-casual, or even formal. A suit can be worn with dress pants or jeans, leather shoes or runners. You can wear a coloured or patterened button-up shirt under the jacket and a tie isn't required. But what about a tuxedo? They've evolved from classic black and white to incorporate modern trends, but there are still certain necessary components to the tuxedo that you may see as limiting your style.
We have good news! That's not the case. There are lots of different accessories that allow you show of your personality. We've compiled a brief list of these elements below.
1. CUFF LINKS
What? Cuff links? Yes, cuff links! Get your favourite sports team, your favourite colour, an interesting pattern, and even script. Pranga & Co is new on the scene – and sold at Collins! They offer patent-pending interchangeable cuff links allowing you to express your style in a similar fashion as a Pandora bracelet can be customized with charms. The Anker – the customizable piece - of the cuff link uses natural elements and nature-inspired designs made from semi-precious stones – jade, granite, marble, wood, glass, and porcelain.
Wedding invitations. Seems simple enough… right? Wrong. There’s a mountain of things to consider before you even begin! So, we’ve broken it down for you in a simple “Dos and Don’ts” list, highlighting the top trends for 2018.
WEDDING INVITATION DOS
CONSIDER THE THEME AND BE CONSISTENT
The theme of the wedding should match the theme of the invitations and all other related stationary (i.e. envelope, RSVP card, wedding program, menu card, etc.). Consider focal items, colour, and even tone of voice; formal versus casual will let your guests know what you want your special day to be like and provide insight into how they should dress.
Consider including a map card or directions to the venue even if it’s just on your wedding website. Your guests will appreciate the extra effort.
GIVE LOTS OF NOTICE
People are busy. It’s important to give them ample notice of your wedding date. Send your formal invitations out 6-8 weeks in advance and consider sending out a “Save the Date” card to give your guests extra notice (remember to make sure they match your invitations!).
LEAVE A GRACE PERIOD
You should set the RSVP date three weeks before the wedding date. This gives you extra time to call people that you haven’t heard from yet and sort out last-minute details such as a seating plan. Remember, there’s an app for that!
Just when you think you’ve included all your loved ones on the guest list, you remember Great Aunt Susan didn’t make the list. It’s a lot easier (and cheaper) to order a few extra invitations rather than place a whole new order.
Your invitation doesn’t have to go in a paper envelope. Be unique with your delivery method, think 3-Dimensional. You could use something such as a small personalized burlap-style bag or a small mason jar for a rustic or earth-tone themed wedding. Now is the time for creativity to flow!
Searching for the right job, or career, is daunting. Grabbing the employer’s attention and convincing them you are the best person for the job with lines of text on a sheet of paper in a pile of 20 others just like it, is no easy task. But you did it! Somehow, someway, all those hours poring over your resume, crafting your cover letter just so, have finally paid off. Step one complete: you have an interview.
Take a breath. The hard part is over.
You might be thinking the interview is the difficult aspect of the job search process. It’s not. You think it is because you’re nervous, anxious, but that’s no reason to falter. The employer saw something in your application of value to them. All you need to do now is solidify that thought.
Just like the girls, you’ve chosen your nearest and dearest to be your groomsmen.
There are a lot of items out there that you can get for your bros that really say thank you for being part of my wedding and then there are some gifts that you can give that say, Here you go Bud, this is all I could find.
The whole point of a groomsman gift is that, like your marriage, it’s something that will stand the test of time.
First off, you need to decide on a budget. How much are you going to spend for each groomsman?
The amount that you spend on gifts largely will depend on your budget constraints. Weddings are expensive and some costs can sneak up on you if you don’t plan ahead.
On average, grooms spend $75-$150 per guy, this of course can change and be adjusted based on the number of attendants.
You need to determine if it’s going to be personalized or not. If yes – place your order in advance and not wait 2 weeks before your wedding. Do you want a theme - travel, golf, drinking, or poker?
These are your closest friends, you should know them best.
Below are some of our favourite ideas; maybe it will get your mind rolling on what to look for.
· BBQ/grilling gear
Great for: dads or groomsmen
· Licensed Sports items
Great for: groomsmen and ring bearers
Like a pair of cufflinks – featuring the logo of their favourite hockey team, this makes for the perfect colourful
accessory. Ideas can range from jerseys to wall signs. Want to think outside the box, consider sporting event
tickets, restaurant gift cards, or even organizing a pre-wedding trip for the group.
· Folding Pocket Knife
Great for: groomsmen
Find one with as many cool gadgets as possible, such as a bottle opener, scissors and a screwdriver.
Great for: groomsmen
It’s a memorable gift that will show your appreciation
· Travel Shaving Kit
Great for: groomsmen
For a destination wedding, gift your groomsmen with a classic travel shaving kit. Kit includes razors, shaving
brush, shaving cream and after-shave.