These gorgeous Ashro caftans will take gifts at Secret Santa parties to a bold and bright level.
By Leslie E. Royal
Oh, the joy of Christmas. The holidays are right around the corner and you’re excited about commencing the annual celebratory gift exchange with family and friends. In the age of COVID-19, you are presented with a few unique challenges. You can’t meet with many of your loved ones in person. Moreover, many individuals are on a budget. But you can certainly have an electrifying and engaging gift exchange soiree while simultaneously saving money. This year let’s add a modern twist to the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange. Many love the dual comfort and elegance of caftans. As such, we present The Ashro 2020 Quiet Queens Holiday Caftan Exchange. It provides a unique, safe, fun, and affordable way to celebrate with others.
Determine the Exchange Method.
You can begin by making a list of the ladies you would like to invite to be a part of your Quiet Queens Caftan Exchange. Connect with them via text, email, conference call, or video chat to discuss the price limit, deadline for ordering, and tentative date for your virtual holiday party. Since you may not be able to place the names in a bag, basket, or box in the traditional manner because of social distancing, you can use these innovative apps and sites that will make gift giving equally fun and most memorable. Cool sites include Elfster, DrawNames.com, Secret Santa Organizer, Sneaky Santa, and Giftster. Click here to order.
Match Her Personality.
Now that your group has drawn names, it’s time for you to select the perfect caftan for her. So, just ask yourself, “What does she fancy?”. If you’re not sure, reach out to her children, siblings, or significant other to give you guidance. Also, consider if she likes traditional styles or prefers trendy looks. Does she go for understated elegance or likes to take a walk on the adventurous side? Either way, with many of these comfortable, stylish caftans in the budget-friendly price range of $15.99 to $19.99, you can’t go wrong.
Choose Her Most Preferred Patterns.
Does she favor solids or mostly prints? Unique prints can encompass florals such as the Blare Caftan, and designs featuring black women like the Sistahs Long Caftan or Princess Caftan. Animal prints are all the rage. You can consider the Mussala Short Caftan, Aliyah Long Caftan Duster, and Queenie Caftan. If geometric designs or distinctive shapes are her preference, the Janisha Long Caftan, Baku Long Caftan, and Danai Long Caftan are ideal.
Select Her Favorite Vibrant Hues.
For some, color means everything in clothing. Just think about the ensembles that she wears. What color does she gravitate to most often? Are they royal hues like purple, deep red, blue, emerald green, gold, or white? If so, surprise her with one of these regal caftans such as the Kenyari Caftan, Goddess Long Caftan, or Chiome Long Caftan.
Hand Pick Her Desired Length.
How low should she go? Now that depends. Will she like the long flowing caftan or the flair or the short, chic ones? Several of the long, beautiful caftans can be worn out on the town, to host upscale intimate gatherings in her home, or to simply lounge around the house. The shorties are a little more casual and allow for duality. She can wear them alone or add fashionable jeggings or leggings. The styles include the Nile Short Caftan, Zola Tunic Caftan, Femi Tunic Caftan, Kiama Short Caftan, and Shuri Tunic Caftan.
Help Her Go Twinning.
Does she like to match her husband, significant other, or children? You can gift her with a caftan and give her incentive to buy identical ones for others. If you know that she and her hubby like to wear Afrocentric attire, purchase the Chiome Long Caftan for her. She can do the same for him. The Dashiki Tunic Caftan will be perfect for her family to wear as well.
Consider Headwraps and Accessories.
If the ladies agree to splurge a little and increase the budget or you would simply like to treat yourself, consider the beautiful headwraps and accessories that will complement the lovely caftans. Caftans featuring matching head coverings are the Hadiya Headwrap and Caftan, Zondra Headwrap and Caftan, and the Gaia Caftan Dress and Headwrap. Great accessories include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pumps, flats, sandals, and purses.
Once you’ve selected your gift for the Quiet Queens Caftan Exchange, for your convenience and safety, easily send it via contact-free delivery using Ashro shipping. Remind each person to leave the caftan in the package, gift wrap it unseen, and place it under their Christmas tree. Once each person has received her caftan, finalize the date of the virtual gift exchange. Plan to sit in front of the Christmas tree or in a decorative room and have a delightful celebration via Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other FREE virtual medium. Enjoy, stay safe, and have a Merry Christmas.
An Ashro Brand Ambassador, Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product profile expert, micro-influencer, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Upscale Living, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, The Ashro Blog, FORTUNE.com, and AAA Southern Traveler. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog, and author of two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More ( $14.95) — How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps (Leslie’s Lane Inc.) ($9.95) Follow Leslie on Instagram and check out her Amazon Author page.