Beyond the Registry: Discover Unique Gift Ideas for Engagements, Showers, and Weddings

Beyond the Registry: Discover Unique Gift Ideas for Engagements, Showers, and Weddings

Engagement Gifts

Gifting newly engaged couples is a wonderful way to show your love and support during this milestone in their life. While traditional gifts are always appreciated, introducing unique out-of-the-box gift ideas can add an extra touch of thoughtfulness and creativity to your gesture. You can send them an adventurous activity, or a personalized keepsake, such as a custom portrait or a monogrammed item. Or even a delectable treat like the personalized champagne bottle cookies from Empire Cake. Either way, your gift will be a cherished memory that the couple will treasure for years to come. Think beyond the expected and make your gift stand out! That way you can truly celebrate the joy and excitement of the couple’s engagement.

Unique Gift Ideas for engagements

Instead of going for the traditional home decor gift, consider these unique engagement gift ideas

  • A personalized address stamp can be a wonderful engagement gift for couples. It adds a touch of elegance and uniqueness to their wedding preparations. Plus, they can use it for their save-the-dates or wedding invitations. With customizable options, couples can showcase their names or initials, symbolizing their commitment and upcoming union. This personalized stamp can also be a practical gift as it simplifies the process of addressing envelopes for wedding-related correspondence. Furthermore, the stamp can serve as a lasting keepsake. Also, it’s a great reminder of their special day and the excitement surrounding the couple’s engagement.
  • Estelle Colored Glass offers a unique and creative option for an engagement gift: their beautiful hand-blown colored glassware. Traditionally, champagne flutes are given to celebrate newly engaged couples. Estelle offers stunning champagne flutes in modern and elegant styles. Unlike more traditional crystal options, Estelle’s colored glasses are a contemporary and chic choice. Plus, they offer a wide range of beautiful hues to choose from. The combination of gorgeous colors and clean silhouettes makes their glassware a perfect engagement gift. Best of all, newly engaged couples can use and cherish these gifts for years to come.
  • Giving yummy treats as an engagement gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the newly engaged couple in a unique and delicious way. One out-of-the-box idea is to give personalized champagne bottle cookies with the couple’s names. Try these cookies from Empire Cake, found on the Over the Moon website. They’re not just delectable treats, but also a creative representation of the celebration. The cookies are beautifully crafted and customizable and add an extra touch of personalization to the gift. Empire Cake is known for its high-quality ingredients and expert baking. So, the couple can indulge in these tasty treats and savor the moment of their engagement. It’s a sweet and thoughtful gift that will surely delight the couple and make their engagement celebration even more memorable.
  • Try sending flowers from The Bouqs to a newly engaged couple. It’s not only a thoughtful gift, but also a reliable and beautiful choice. The Bouqs is known for their fresh and high-quality blooms and ensure that each bouquet is stunning and fresh. They offer a wide selection of exquisite flower arrangements and customizable options. But best of all, The Bouqs allows you to find the perfect arrangement to match the couple’s style and taste. Additionally, what sets The Bouqs apart is their commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices. They always ensure that their flowers are sourced responsibly! By choosing The Bouqs, you can show your care for both the couple and the environment. Which makes it an excellent choice for flower delivery.
  • The Adventure Challenge offers couples a scratch-off guide to unique and thrilling experiences that they might not have thought of before. As an ideal gift, it adds excitement and an element of surprise to relationships, especially for newly engaged couples. With each adventure, couples can explore new places, activities, and hidden gems, building a stronger foundation for their future together. The Adventure Challenge fosters exploration and deeper connection in relationships, making it the perfect choice for a meaningful and memorable gift. Use our code: STYLEBEYONDAGE10 for 10% off your perchase at checkout. and let the adventures begin!

Bridal Shower Gifts

The bridal shower is a special occasion dedicated to spoiling the bride and celebrating her upcoming wedding. It’s the perfect opportunity to shower her with unique and luxurious gifts that she may not think to buy for herself.

One fabulous idea is to gift the bride-to-be with wedding-inspired intimates, such as a beautiful white or cream nightie and matching robe, along with some fluffy slippers to wear on the day of her wedding. Adding a touch of personalization, a jewelry box with her new initials is a thoughtful keepsake, where she can store her beautiful jewelry for years to come. Another practical and delightful gift idea is a fun tote, perfect for her upcoming honeymoon. Finally, traditional kitchenware is always a hit, as it sets the couple up for their new life together. These special and meaningful gifts will surely make the bride-to-be feel loved and cherished as she prepares for her wedding day.

Unique Gift Ideas for bridal showers

Make the bride-to-be feel special with these thoughtful bridal shower gift ideas

  • A custom bridal hanger is a perfect example of a thoughtful gift that the bride-to-be will love and treasure. This specific hanger can be personalized with her name, as well as the wedding date or other special message in a beautiful and elegant way. It adds a special touch to the wedding photos and keeps the bride’s dress looking neat and organized before the ceremony. Whether it is given as a bridal shower gift or as a surprise on the day of the wedding, a custom hanger like this is sure to be cherished by the bride for years to come. It is an ideal way to add a personal touch and make the bride feel special on her big day.
  • When it comes to finding the perfect, luxurious gift for our bride-to-be, look no further than the specialty website Over the Moon. This exclusive site is dedicated to providing beautiful intimates and lingerie specifically designed for this special occasion. When selecting a gift from this site, it’s important to choose items that are made with high-quality fabrics, such as gorgeous cotton or creamy silk. These luxurious materials not only feel amazing against the skin but also add a touch of elegance to the overall gift. Whether it’s a stunning silk nightgown, a delicate lace bralette, or a set of silky pajamas, these beautiful intimates will make the bride-to-be feel pampered and celebrated. By gifting her with something from “Over the Moon,” you’re ensuring that she receives a truly special and thoughtful gift, one that perfectly matches the significance of the occasion. Pictured: Frankie Lace Boned Balconette Bra, Women’s Mulberry White Silk Luxe Long Robe with Feathers, and Anna Cotton V-Neck Nightdress all from Over the Moon.
  • A personalized jewelry box is a perfect thoughtful gift for the bride-to-be, especially with her new initials. This is a gift that she will cherish for a lifetime. With beautiful monogramming, the recipient will feel extra special and appreciated. This jewelry box also provides a safe home for valuable pieces and is a great addition to any decor with its classic and timeless design. We love that Mark & Grahm have so many to choose from. I personally love this travel case that she can take on her honeymoon with her!

Wedding Gifts
Make their big day even more memorable with these unique wedding gift ideas

When it comes to newlyweds, the most memorable and cherished gifts are the ones that go beyond the traditional registry. Think outside the box and consider going over the top with special gifts that will create lasting memories. A romantic getaway is a perfect out-of-the-box idea. This offers the couple a chance to relax and celebrate their new journey together. Alternatively, gifting cash specifically for their honeymoon allows them to tailor their own experience and create unforgettable moments. Try travel experiences. Such as a hot air balloon ride or a cooking class in a destination they’ve always dreamed of visiting. Provide unique opportunities for the couple to bond and create lifelong memories. These thoughtful and non-traditional gifts can showcase your generosity. Plus, it demonstrates your commitment to helping the newlyweds start their marriage on an exceptional note.

Wedding gift ideas

Finding the perfect gift for couples can be a challenge, but the key is to think outside the box. From engagement gifts to bridal shower presents, and all the way to wedding gifts, choosing unique gift ideas that are personalized will make your gift truly memorable. Consider the couple’s interests, style, and needs when selecting a gift, and go the extra mile to add a personal touch. This wedding season, make your gift stand out and choose a thoughtful and one-of-a-kind present that they can treasure for years to come. Show them how much you care by gifting something truly special and tailored just for them.

Serena from style beyond age team and a friend

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Defying Harsh Climates: Achieve Healthy and Beautiful Hair with Meaningful Beauty

Defying Harsh Climates: Achieve Healthy and Beautiful Hair with Meaningful Beauty

Living in harsh climates can take a toll on your hair. With dry air, extreme temperatures, and pollution, it’s essential to take care of your hair to maintain its health and beauty. We’re excited to share some tips and tricks for caring for your hair in harsh climates using effective and affordable Meaningful Beauty products. So, if you’d like to achieve healthy and beautiful hair with Meaningful Beauty then read on below!

Meaningful Beauty is a brand created by supermodel Cindy Crawford with a focus on quality and affordability. The brand’s skincare and haircare lines are formulated with powerful anti-aging ingredients that work to prevent damage and maintain your hair’s health and beauty. I have been using these products since they first came on the market around 2004.

Achieve Healthy and Beautiful Hair with Meaningful Beauty

Personal Testimony

As someone who has struggled with dry, damaged hair throughout my life, I’ve tried countless haircare products without much success. That was until I discovered Meaningful Beauty’s haircare line. I’ve been using their products for months now, and I’m blown away by how soft and healthy my hair feels. The Anti-Frizz Serum has been a game-changer for me, and I use it daily. I highly recommend Meaningful Beauty’s haircare line to anyone looking for an affordable and effective haircare solution.

Style Beyond Age with Meaningful Beauty hair products

Caring for your hair is essential, especially when living in harsh climates. As a woman in my 70s, I can attest that as we age our hair gets brittle, less manageable, and thinner. Thankfully, Meaningful Beauty has an extensive line of products that can heal my hair and give me the luscious locks I’ve always wanted! These products will transform aging hair by tackling six areas: shine, strength, hydration, volume, smoothness, and a healthy scalp. The results speak for themselves and I truly can’t compliment Cindy and her products enough.

Achieve Healthy and Beautiful Hair with Meaningful Beauty

Meaningful Beauty’s haircare line is an excellent choice for anyone looking for quality products that won’t break the bank. Basically, if you want to achieve healthy and beautiful hair, try Meaningful Beauty!

An Unforgettable Sedona Fashion Shoot

An Unforgettable Sedona Fashion Shoot

Are you ready to see some stunning fashion shots? They were captured against the breathtaking backdrop of Sedona by the incredibly talented photographer, Zach Rohe! As a collaboration between Style Beyond Age and Zach Rohe, this unforgettable Sedona fashion shoot did not disappoint and exceeded all expectations.

Sedona is well-known for its picturesque beauty and mesmerizing landscapes and served as the perfect location for this fashion shoot. The unique elements of Sedona allowed the photos to have an ethereal quality that is hard to replicate. Additionally, the vibrant red rocks, the stunning sunsets, and the creative vision of Zach Rohe made for a flawless collaboration.

Zach Rohe: The Creative Behind the Lens

An Unforgettable Sedona Fashion Shoot by Zach Rohe

Rohe’s passion for photography and expertise are exemplified in his work. From his knowledge of lighting to his ability to make his subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera, Zach Rohe truly is a force to be reckoned with. Undeniably, with years of experience and an array of notable achievements under his belt, his talent caught the attention of Style Beyond Age.

The Concept: Epic Fashion Shots

The vision for the shoot was simple – to capture epic fashion shots. Thankfully, Rohe’s style perfectly complemented Style Beyond Age’s desired editorial aesthetic for the photoshoot. He captured head-turning poses, jaw-dropping backdrops, and vibrant colors. Resulting in photographs that were elevated and had an unforgettable sense of beauty.

Mother-Daughter Connection and Love of Fashion

With Style Beyond Age being a mother-daughter team, highlighting this strong connection is a crucial aspect of this photoshoot. Undeniably, in this shoot, that connection has been flawlessly captured. Especially with the shared love for fashion between the mother and daughter, this added an extra layer of intimacy to the shoot.
So, without further ado, here are some of our favorite photos from this photo session.

The collaboration between Style Beyond Age and Zach Rohe was a resounding success, resulting in truly unforgettable photos. From the picturesque backdrop of Sedona to the mother-daughter connection, this shoot exemplifies the beauty of female empowerment and the power of fashion. Let us know your thoughts and which photo from this unforgettable Sedona fashion shoot is your favorite in the comments below. Check out more of our exciting mother-daughter adventures here!

A Glamping Escape to Todos Santos: Sun, Surf, and Charm

A Glamping Escape to Todos Santos: Sun, Surf, and Charm

At the end of June, we wanted to escape the “June Gloom” in Los Angeles. So, we set out on a journey to Baja, California, in search of sunshine and surf. Thanks to the expertise of my friend Amanda ([email protected]), a travel agent at Fora Travel, we secured the ultimate glamping experience at Villa Santa Cruz. Located in the charming town of Todos Santos, this gem of a destination, known as the next Tulum, promised to offer us the perfect blend of beachside relaxation and adventure. So, check out all of the incredible details of our Glamping escape to Todos Santos below!

A Glamping Escape to Todos Santos

Arrival at Villa Santa Cruz

Arrival at Villa Santa Cruz

Villa Santa Cruz, owned by San Francisco ex-pats, proved to be an exceptional experiential property. From the moment we arrived, we were swept off our feet by the sheer beauty and charm of the place. We loved that the property was nestled amidst nature and offered a delightful mix of farm life and beach living. Plus, it was evident that every detail had been meticulously designed to create a unique and memorable stay.

Villa Santa Cruz Accommodations

The Farm at Villa Santa Cruz

The Green Room: A Beachside Haven

One of the highlights of Villa Santa Cruz was its beachside restaurant, The Green Room. With a picturesque view of the ocean, The Green Room treated our taste buds to an array of mouthwatering tacos. In addition to authentic Mexican cuisine, and craft cocktails. But what made the dining experience truly exceptional was that all the ingredients came from the property’s own beautiful farm. So, we savored every bite and sip! All while enjoying the soothing ocean breeze that added an extra touch of magic to our meals.

Sunset at the bar The Green Room

Exploring Todos Santos

While it was hard to tear ourselves away from the enchanting Villa Santa Cruz, we couldn’t resist exploring the town of Todos Santos. We were delighted to find that it boasted a variety of charming boutiques, offering unique, locally-made treasures. But, the town also pleasantly surprised us with its selection of cozy restaurants! We had the chance to indulge in delicious meals and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

Our trip to Todos Santos was a perfect getaway. It allowed us to escape the June Gloom of Los Angeles and immerse ourselves in the beauty of Baja Sur. Villa Santa Cruz provided us with an incredible glamping experience, where we enjoyed the perfect blend of farm life and beachside relaxation. The Green Room tantalized our taste buds and offered breathtaking views, while the surf break just steps away fulfilled Kevin’s surfing dreams. Exploring Todos Santos added an extra touch of charm to our trip, making it a well-rounded and unforgettable experience. Our Glamping escape to Todos Santos left us with memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. We are eagerly anticipating our next adventure in this hidden gem of Baja Sur.

A Glamping Escape to Todos Santos - beach view from hammock

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Making a Splash: How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40

Making a Splash: How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40

Summer is the perfect season for swimming and spending time on the beach. However, many women over 40 may sometimes feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when it comes to swimwear. But the truth is, there’s no reason to feel that way! Here are some tips on how to find the perfect swimsuit for women over 40 that enhances both style and confidence.

Strategic Cut-Outs

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40 with style beyond age

Sonia wears the Rico Asymmetrical One Piece Swimsuit in this summer’s favorite color!

Strategic cut-outs are a fashionable way to add some interesting details to your swimsuit and draw attention to your best features. For example, cut-outs on the waistline can create the illusion of a slimmer figure, while halter necklines can accentuate the bust. Just remember: the key is to know what areas of your body to highlight and which ones to conceal.

swimsuits for women over 40

Johnny Was Ardella One-Piece Swimsuit

Goddess Colorblock One-Shoulder Convertible One-Piece Swimsuit

Beach Riot Joyce Cut-Put One-Piece Swimsuit

Farm Rio Full Garden Cut-Out One-Piece Swimsuit

BLEU by Rod Beattie Don’t Mesh Crisscross Strap One-Piece Swimsuit

ViX By Paula Hermanny Drape Asymmetric One-Piece Swimsuit

Ulla Johnson Keiran Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

Ermanno Scervino plunging V-neck swimsuit

One-Piece Swimsuits

Style beyond age wearing brown patterned dress

Sonia wears the Tie-shoulder Coconut Tree Print One Piece Swimsuit and Sarong from Flaxmaker.

One-piece swimsuits have made a comeback, and we’re thankful they did! Not only do they offer better coverage for women over 40, but a well-tailored one-piece swimsuit can enhance your curves. You can go for styles with ruching or shirring to smooth out any problem areas or opt for high necklines to elongate your torso. We are loving all of these printed one-pieces swimsuits that can double as body suits too.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40

Veronica Beard Hazina Halter One-Piece Swimsuit

Milly Ruched Strapless One-Piece Swimsuit

PatBo Tropicalia Contrasting Floral Twisted One-Piece Swimsuit

ZIMMERMANN Tiggy keyhole paisley-print one-piece

Norma Kamali Diana Mio Asymmetric Shirred One-Piece Swimsuit

Weworewhat Balconette one piece swimsuit

Zeus+Dione Kaladi Iconic belted one piece

PatBO Laelia Halterneck Swimsuit

ERES Cassiopée ruched cut-out swimsuit


Sonia from style beyond age wearing floral swimsuit and white coverup

Sonia wears a relaxed button-front shirt in light purple from Mango as a cover-up over a gold floral balconette bikini available at Express.

If you’re thinking that bikinis aren’t for women over 40, think again! With the right shape, size, and design, you can rock the bikini and feel great doing it. High-waisted bikini bottoms are a popular pick among women over 40 because they offer more coverage and can help you create or enhance an hourglass figure. Also, emphasizing your upper half with a halter top or bandeau will help to make you feel more confident. We love a balconette bra top when it comes to our bikinis. It has the support and coverage that we like.

Swimsuits for women over 40

Hunza G Gloria bandeau crinkle bikini

Zimmermann Chintz Floral Bandeau Bikini Set

OséreeLumière glitter bikini set

Farm Rio Carioca Balconette Bikini Top and High waist bottom

Hunza G Juno crinkle bikini

CAMILLA Underwire Bikini Top and bottom in Wild and Running

Jimmy Choo Sira logo-print bikini


Sonia wears the Free People ‘Blossom’ Maxi Dress

Sonia wears the Free People ‘Blossom’ Maxi Dress from a few seasons ago. A reminder to always shop your closet first!

Cover-ups have become a fashion staple when it comes to swimwear. Not only are they stylish, but they also offer great coverage when you’re not in the water. A sarong or kaftan can transform a swimsuit into an outfit in seconds. Choose lightweight fabrics that will keep you cool in the heat. Then you’re ready to go from the beach to the bar in minutes!

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40 by style beyond age

Camilla floral-print sarong dress

L Space Nico Cutout Cover-Up Rib Dress

Farm Rio Cotton Floral Fringe-Trim Sarong

PUCCI Africana-print beach dress

PUCCIOnde-print one-piece The Most Important Accessory: Confidence

Veronica Beard Hazel Wrap Skirt

PatBO Laelia Fringe-Trim Caftan

Milly Zebra-Print Sarong Skirt

Style beyond age on How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40

No matter what swimsuit you choose to wear, the most important accessory is not something you can purchase. It’s confidence! Confidence is the key to feeling amazing at any age – and that includes when you’re over 40. Love yourself, know your body type, embrace it, and let your swimsuit represent you. Try out some of these tips on how to find the perfect swimsuit for women over 40, and let us know! For tips on staying active (which helps boost confidence), check out THIS blog post.

Finding the perfect swimsuit is not just about fashion and style; it’s also about feeling confident. Follow these tips, wear what makes you feel fabulous, and let your confidence radiate this summer!