All posts tagged: best gifts

New on Zola: Exhale Fitness Classes and Spa Services

Attention, engaged couples: You can now add Exhale fitness classes and spa services to your Zola wedding registry. From engagement to post-honeymoon, Exhale has something for every step of your wedding. Fitness Class Packs Stay fit with your significant other, maid of honor, or entire wedding party with Exhale’s award-winning barre, cardio or yoga classes. Facials Give your skin a wedding-ready glow. From acne to sun damage, Exhale’s facial therapy addresses every skincare concern. Fusion Massage Treat yourself to a session of wedding-planning relaxation with curated sessions that help relieve pain and restore your body (and sanity). Bridal Boot Camp Calling all those brides shedding for the wedding… Choose from Exhale’s 6- and 12-week programs, both of which include a series of classes, facials, weekly check-ins and more that’ll leave you toned, tightened, and refreshed. Ready to add some Exhale goods to your registry? Edit Your Registry

A Bride Tells All: Everything You Need to Know About Your Wedding Registry

Confession: I started our Zola wedding registry the morning after we got engaged. I know that seems crazy, but my fiancé and I knew exactly which part of wedding planning I’d be most excited for long before he popped the question last August. As a home editor, I’ve spent most of my career online shopping (for work, of course), searching for luxe bedding, fun throw pillows and pretty plates. I’ve been picking and choosing favorites for years, and now I was psyched that it was finally my turn to shop for myself. And not so surprisingly, it was tougher than I thought it would be. But I did learn some super helpful tips in the process that proved to be the key ingredients to nailing our perfect-for-us registry. You’re making the registry for your future home, not your current one. When you’re looking around your tiny apartment or starter home, it can be hard to see the need for twelve place settings or a 10-cup coffee maker. My mom told us to keep in mind …

Summer Travel Essentials

If you’re lucky, you have at least one more summer getaway planned for this year. Whether it’s out east or across the pond, a destination wedding or a camping excursion, get prepared with our favorite summer travel essentials. Travel Essentials Journal Write down all your trip details in this travel journal to remember those in-between moments you weren’t able to capture on Snapchat. It’s built to withstand the natural elements as well as the bottom of your suitcase thanks to a linen-wrapped cover and smyth sewn binding. 3-Piece Jetset Set Luggage is one of our favorite wedding registry adds because it is sure to get a lot of use now and well after the honeymoon ends. We love this versatile 3-piecer that comes with one carry-on, one medium and one large suitcase – all with 360-degree wheel movement for hassle-free travel. Turn on Group Gifting to let your guests go in on this set together. Patio Party Cote D’Azur Beach Bag Whether you’re headed to the local beach or halfway across the world, sun in …

Group Gifting

One of our favorite Zola features is Group Gifting – where your friends, coworkers and family members can go in on your wedding gifts together completely hassle-free. It’s a modern take on the old tradition of wedding registries so here is our handy guide to explaining this new-age trend to anyone who might have a few questions.

Zola x RabLabs

We’re always on the look out for cool statement pieces to make our wedding registries’ pop and these unique designs by RabLabs’ Anna New York are just that. We reached out to the designer, Anna Rabinowicz, for a behind-the-scenes Q + A all about these incredible registry must-haves. And of course, her answers are as interesting as her work. How did you learn to start making home products? I’ve always been interested in the intersection of science and art. I began designing prosthetic knees and devices for cardiac bypass surgery and this love of biology and nature segued into my company today. I focused on natural materials and biological inspiration, first with our geode coasters and expanded from there. How did I actually learn? Through great amounts of research into each material I work with, often inventing the process to manipulate the components in a new way. Take the Espera collection, for example, inspired by a sea fan that I found in my father’s study, which led me on a multi-year academic research project to examine the …

Interview with Gray Malin

Giving and receiving art as a wedding present is a noticeable trend in the registry world these days. We had the honor of chatting with one of our favorite artists, photographer Gray Malin, about gifts, his work and fun stories we can’t wait to share with you. Click here to add a Gray Malin gift card to your registry today! What is your favorite gift to get? One could never go wrong in gifting me a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. I clearly have a mild obsession, probably most notable via my Gray Malin x Veuve Clicquot collection. Any advice on gifting art for a wedding gift?  I think it’s important to think about the couple’s story. Where have they traveled together? What do they enjoy doing together? Those are the kind of questions that will lead to answers on what to gift them in regards to art. If you can give something to a happy couple that triggers memories of time spent together, I think you’ve definitely accomplished something special. Any fun stories of how people have …