I haven’t gotten married yet, but being 36 years old, I’ve been to a lot of weddings. Is it me or are they freakin expensive? Airfare for 2, hotel room, and then, the gift. A few weeks ago I attended a wedding of someone who does not read The Schtick. I spent $737 on airfare and $595 on a hotel room for 2 nights. For a gift, I gave this couple a bottle of Romanelli Olive Oil. I feel it’s very valuable considering it comes from trees in my dad’s backyard. And then…I got the Thank You note last Thursday.
Thanks so much to you and your lovely girlfriend for attending our wedding. It was great seeing you both. Please remember we are registered at Pottery Barn and Bloomingdales. As for the bottle of olive oil, we wish you would have kept the $12 and used for a haircut or shave before our wedding ceremony.
I know what you must be thinking and I agree: why criticize a gift before you know its true value!! That bottle of olive oil is $25, not $12.
Whether as a wedding gift, a Father’s Day present, or something special for a big birthday, don’t feel like you have to spend oodles of cash. Choose something packed with meaning, and quality. As Oscar Wilde said, “A cynic is the man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
And on that note I’d love to share with you Romanelli Olive Oil, handpicked and hand pressed from olive trees in my dad’s backyard. Each drop will dazzle your palette. As my Italian grandparents once said to me, “Finiscila di mangiare, maiale!”** (translation: Stop eating you little pig!)
Visit here to pick up a bottle of the olive oil. It’s on my storefront at The Open Sky Project, a sort of online farmer’s market.