Champagne is the drink of celebration, and what better way to make the occasion even more special than with a champagne saber gift?
Champagne sabers make for a thoughtful and unique gift that will be cherished for years to come. However, with lots of options available in the market at a wide range of price points, choosing the right one can be a little daunting if you don’t know what to look for.
On the one hand, you need to manage within a reasonable gift budget. On the other hand, you want to get a quality champagne saber that doesn’t feel cheap.
In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of selecting the perfect champagne saber gift that’s a good fit for the giftee and the occasion.
Consider the receiver
The first thing you need to consider when picking a champagne saber is the receiver of your gift.
Consider their personality, taste, and interests. If they are traditional and love history, a classic-looking saber would be an excellent choice.
However, if you know their taste and home decor are more modern, a sleek and contemporary design would be a better option.
If your budget is limited, it’s more than fair to consider the importance of your relationship with the person you are gifting to. All of us value our friends, but a gift for someone very close like your child, parent, or spouse may warrant a bigger gift investment compared to a casual friend that you haven’t seen in a while.
Finally, consider the receiver’s particular interest in wine and champagne. A true champagne lover is likely to appreciate and use a champagne saber to open champagne bottles much more often than a casual wine drinker. A champagne saber can still make a great gift in either case, but you might want to choose a lower risk and lower cost option for the casual drinker vs. a champagne aficionado.
Consider the occasion
The occasion shapes the gift, so you should always keep the occasion in mind when selecting a champagne saber.
If it is for a wedding gift, a personalized and engraved saber would be a lovely gift and long-term keepsake for almost any wine-loving couple. If you are very close with the couple in question, this is a big occasion and worth investing in a quality saber.
On the other hand, for a prize or gift at a corporate event, I’d recommend keeping the focus on a sophisticated and elegant design that could fit well into contemporary as well as traditional decor. This is especially true if you don’t know the specific receiver’s style preferences.
For a one-time event like a birthday party or Christmas gift for a casual friend, there’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars. But a major milestone like a 40th birthday, a retirement party or similar events can call for a more expensive purchase.
Consider your budget
Champagne saber gifts are available in a range of prices, so it is important to consider your budget when selecting a great gift. Of course, the price of champagne sabers varies depending on their design, materials, and quality.
The good news is, if you are on a tight budget, you can find good quality champagne sabers at a lower price, or you can opt for a smaller-sized one. Your recipient will still appreciate the thought that went into the gift.
If you have a bigger budget, and you are sure that your recipient loves champagne, a higher quality and more expensive saber is something they are likely to remember and appreciate for a lifetime.
How much to spend on a champagne saber gift
Before buying a champagne saber as a gift, consider how much you are willing and able to spend after considering the factors above. There is no right or wrong answer to how much you should spend on a champagne saber, as it all depends on your budget.
In general you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $100 to purchase an entry-level champagne saber. While these may not have all the features and finishes of a higher-end champagne sabre, they will still open a champagne bottle perfectly well.
The most popular higher quality champagne sabers typically sell for $200 to $400. Or, for something that makes a serious statement, you can easily spend over $500 for something that is really special or custom made.
Where to find the best champagne sabers
It is essential to shop from reputable and reliable suppliers when looking for the best champagne sabers (a.k.a. champagne swords). You can sometimes find luxury champagne sabers at high-end department stores or specialized wine shops.
Alternatively, for the widest selection of the best champagne sabers you can shop online, where you will find a wider variety of choices. Just make sure to choose a trusted and reputable online seller, I recommend choosing one that is well-reviewed by verified purchasers. If you’d like some advice from me, check out this article where I review my favorite champagne sabers.
If finding a saber made in a specific country like the USA or France as opposed to products that ship from China is important to you, consider the transparency provided by the seller on manufacturing location.
Personalized champagne sabers
Personalized champagne sabers add a touch of thoughtfulness and meaning to your gift. With personalized engraving, you can have the recipient’s name, date or a personal message engraved on the saber. Personalized champagne sabers are perfect for weddings, graduations, or other special events.
Custom champagne sabers
If you want to take the gift to the next level, you can go for a custom champagne saber. A custom champagne saber is a unique and highly personalized gift that is made just for the recipient. You can choose the design, materials, and even the blade’s length to create a one-of-a-kind gift. With a bit of research you can find someone to craft a truly exceptional piece.
Custom sabers may be best appreciated by a person who is knife or sword collector, and who understands the art and work involved in creating a custom blade.
Consider The Box and Accessories
Many champagne sabers come in a nice wooden box which also helps to make it a really good gift. Some also come with display stands, and if you know your giftee is the type of person who would display their champagne sword and use it often, choosing a saber with a stand that compliments it would likely be appreciated.
In conclusion, a champagne saber is a unique and thoughtful gift for any occasion and a fun way to open a bottle of champagne at any special event.
Consider the occasion, your budget, the recipient’s personality, and where to shop when selecting the perfect champagne saber. If you want to add a personal touch, go for personalized or custom champagne sabers.
With these tips in mind, you can surprise your loved ones with a memorable gift that they will cherish for years to come whenever they open a champagne bottle. Happy shopping!