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Today I would like to introduce you to one of the loveliest ideas in wedding gifts I have come across for a long time, Metta Eggs. Metta Eggs are a new personalised gift experience perfect for any wedding, birthday, anniversary, christening or mothers day. Little shiny eggs with a personalised message inside for the recipient to read and treasure!
The lady behind this beautiful gift idea is Libby Davy, so here’s Libby to explain a bit more about these gorgeous eggs!……
‘Hello, I’m Libby Davy, a UK-based mum and artist, living in Brighton. Metta is an ancient word meaning “kindness” or “friendliness” and I’ve always loved eggs as a symbol of renewal and potential. Metta Eggs was born out of the desire to provide loving, individual and positive testimonies to people at key stages of life.
I started the business a year ago and have been slowly developing it and soft launched it recently.’
So what exactly are Metta Eggs?
‘Metta Eggs are a personalised gift experience like nothing else on the planet. Gorgeous, hand-crafted clay eggs with personal messages hidden inside, rolled in glitter or seeds, beautifully nested into a bespoke box and infused with essential oils.
They are an exciting, popular new way for people to celebrate each other, connect and communicate.’
‘We help your friends and family from around the world bring out their best thoughts, words and deeds in your honour… or for someone you care about. Metta Eggs are perfect for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, Mother’s Day, end of life, during illness.
I am based in Brighton and ship Europe wide. Participants and clients can be anywhere in the world.’
“The most amazing and thoughtful gift, literally. Thoughts of love and appreciation that often go unsaid, all individually encased to savour the thrill – such a great, truly meaningful gift.
“And the treasure chest will be treasured forever.”
What sort of customer do you attract?
‘People that enjoy feeling loved and respected. People that like sharing memories and having a laugh. They can be commissioned by the bride and groom directly, put on their gift register and BIG HINTS dropped to the people they know care about them most (and will be motivated to do send emails out inviting people to leave messages). The whole thing can be done as a real or pretend secret! i.e. the bride could commission it and pretend she doesn’t know it coming.. and keep it a secret from the groom.’
‘It’s great to present them at a wedding and open them during speeches!! Really adds to the event on the day. The website builds community leading up to the event too. It really is a much bigger thing than a box of eggs. When they open the scroll, it’s like a surprise party jumping out. People who couldn’t make it are especially encouraged to write messages.’
♥ The Metta Eggs Experience (ideal for the Bride and groom) – £190 Affordable group gift or a generous gift from parents or close friend.
♥ A Taste of Metta Eggs (for Bridal party gifts ) – £70
♥ Or bespoke Eggs ideal for favours around £3 each depending on size of order (plus message facilitation / sourcing at £40/hr )