Launched in 2004, The Bomboniere Shop specializes in guest favors and gifts for special occasions. Our name pays homage to the beautiful, age-old tradition of European "bomboniere" —keepsake mementos whose giving and receiving generate an atmosphere of mutual appreciation, celebration and much, much joy.
Many of our products are imported from Europe and represent the components of traditional bomboniere: delicious confetti (sugar-coated almonds), bomboniere crafted by hand with beautiful trims, laces and tulle, precious gifts made of silver or porcelain, artful presentation boxes. Other products reflect the creative juices that surround celebrations in American culture today and are starting to rival European bomboniere in terms of creativity and options.
We work with a pool of very talented artists and artisans and take great pride in the personalized work we take on. We celebrate the opportunity to make guest favors that are as unique as the person offering them and as meaningful as possible in their details and intentions. Welcome to The Bomboniere Shop!
A message from our President and Founder
The idea behind The Bomboniere Shop originated from my own experience as a bride-to-be. My husband and I wanted to present our guests with a special, keepsake memento of our wedding day: a symbol of gratitude for sharing in our celebration. Off we went searching for that something special but it wasn't long before frustration set in. The choice of favors and packaging available on the American market seemed limited and poor in comparison to those we remembered from our native Italy. There, the commissioning of beautiful bomboniere is a long-standing and cherished tradition. No wedding, baptism or anniversary is considered complete without one. Specialized bomboniere shops grace every city in Italy. Skilled hands inside these shops create custom-made treasures that reflect the personal style of each client.
Just as my husband and I were about to give up hope, my mother-in-law (who lives in Venice) came to our rescue. She ordered a set of exquisitely handcrafted bomboniere from a shop that has served more than one generation in her family. Our bomboniera was a sterling-silver sugar spoon engraved with our initials. The spoon was tied with an elegant ribbon to a “saccotto” made of silk. Inside the pouch were five sugar-coated almonds, representing the five qualities of marriage: love, happiness, healthy, children, longevity and wealth. Over the years, on visits to the homes of friends and family, my husband and I have come to realize that many of our spoons have found a place in a favorite sugar bowl or display cabinet. I can't tell you what joy it brings givers of bomboniere to know that their gesture has made a meaningful impression.
Favors should bring happiness and pleasure to the people receiving them. They should also reflect the giver's personal and unique style. The Bomboniere Shop is committed to helping you to find the just the right combination to make a heartfelt and lasting impression with your guests. We hope you will enjoy shopping at The Bomboniere Shop!
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Patrizia Costa Frezza
President and Founder of The Bomboniere Shop